The ultimate DIY wedding photobooth tutorial #Decor DIY#photo booth August 5 | Becca Miller-Webster A few people have asked about our DIY photo booth so I thought I'd share. It went over really well with everyone at our turquoise & red wedding! Photo by Jeremy Lawson Photography Stuff you need Computer Webcam or laptop with a built-in webcam Spark Booth photo booth software Printer that prints 4×6 photos 4×6 photo paper Table or something to put said computer, printer, and webcam on Stuff you might want Lamp Fabric, room divider, or something as a back-drop External monitor External keyboard Table cloth Signage The set-up Computer: My HP Laptop with an external monitor and external keyboard Webcam: Microsoft LifeCam VX-5000. My laptop had a built-in webcam but we found that the external one had better pictures. Fortunately, I had bought my parents a webcam for Christmas so we borrowed that! Spark Booth, which costs $40 $59 (the price recently went up). Printer: Canon Pixma MP560. I looked at photo printers but they were the same price as this All-In-One Printer and we needed a scanner. According to ConsumerReports.org, it printed 4×6 photos only a little slower than the photo printers and the print quality was better. Photo paper: Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 400 sheets Card table Tree lamp similar to this one from Target. Back-drop: Van Gogh Room Divider. I charged my dad with figuring out a back drop and he came up with this Van Gogh room divider which he was going to get for my parent's house anyway. I also had about three yards of fabric which we used behind the sign. Also, because the room divider was double sided, the back-side made a great back drop for guestbook and other pictures! How we did it: The credit really goes to my amazing cousin! Basically she put the laptop on a box under the table and covered the table with an extra black table cloth. She hooked up the printer, monitor and keyboard and put them on the table. (Duh, right?) The DIY photo backdrop when your venue doesn't allow tape Offbeat Bride Tribe member 2dBride constructed this simple DIY photo backdrop for their wedding. It's the perfect way to set up a backdrop when your... [more] I choose to use an external monitor and keyboard (but no mouse!) for two reasons: I didn't want people actually touching my laptop I wanted to give them as little opportunity as possible to mess something up hence not having a mouse. (Although I think the latter concern was pretty unfounded). My cousin pushed the table against the wall and stuck my signs onto the wall above it. The signs said: 1. Sit & Pose 2. Press the space bar 3. Smile 4. Smile 5. Smile 6. Preview & Print. Press return to print. 7. Pick up your photo!" (I would have added that photos take a minute or so to print to the last sign.) She put two chairs in front of the table and the room divider behind it. There was a door (to a closet) next to the photo booth where she hung red fabric and our photo booth sign. This way you could see the photo booth sign when looking at it but the people in the photo booth had a bit of privacy. Make sure that you turn off your computer's power saving settings before using. I set it to never sleep. Then run the Spark Booth app and put it in Full Screen mode and everything should be set to go! That's it! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Becca Miller-Webster After having a blast as the Offbeat Bride intern, Becca currently works as a computer programmer. PREVIOUS Musings of an almost not-bride NEXT Carolyn & Pete's burlesque wedding and zombie boat ride Toggle comments [ 75 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.