Nobody attends a wedding with the hopes of not having any fun…including the bride!
While getting through the wedding ceremony can be a little on the stressful side for some, the reception is usually the time to let down your hair (figuratively, of course – you know that updo took hours to create) and have a blast. One of the best ways to get your reception rollin’ is to have a photo booth present for your guests to enjoy!
I spoke with Knoxville wedding photographer, Tonya Damron of Your Reflections to learn about three perks of incorporating a photo booth in your wedding reception. Make sure you also check out an earlier interview we did with Tonya to hear some great reasons why you should consider first look photos on your big day.
1. Photo booths are a great time filler!
Although you and the rest of the wedding party may be having a wonderful time getting pictures done after the ceremony, your guests at the reception site will be anxiously awaiting your arrival to get the party started.
Tonya explains that a photo booth gives your family and friends something to do before the official start of the reception and is an excellent activity to prevent pre-reception boredom. It will also help you and your groom relax and not feel as if you need to rush through pictures just to hurry up and get back to your guests.
2. Photo booth prints make for terrific wedding favors!
While there are still some brides who want to provide their guests with fancy chocolates and hand-crafted candles with the perfectly-scripted initials of the wedding couple written on them, more and more wedding receptions are moving away from the traditional wedding favors seen in weddings in the past.
By incorporating a photo booth in your wedding, Tonya says you give guests the opportunity not only to have fun having their picture taken, but to also have a souvenir to take with them at the end of the night. Some photographers give guests at the event an actual printout of the the photo booth picture, while others have the photos available digitally online for guests to check out.
3. Photo booths give guests the opportunity to loosen up and have fun!
At some point during the night, some of your guests may need a break from the “Cha Cha Slide” and catching bridal bouquets and will be looking for a different pastime to entertain them. Photo booths allow everyone from your adorable four year-old nephew to your kooky great-aunt (who you are amazed is still up after 9 PM!) to get together and join in the fun. No matter how prim and proper you may be, it’s extremely difficult to remain serious when you’ve got a sombrero and a pink boa on!
Tonya loves that photo booths add a certain lightheartedness to weddings and get people of all ages interacting. It’s always nice to provide your guests with various activities throughout the night to mix things up!
Tonya would love to help create and capture beautiful memories of your wedding today!
Your Reflections photographs about 40 weddings a year, so Tonya definitely has the experience and knowledge to help you get the most out of your wedding photography. To check out more of her amazing work, take a look at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Give Tonya a call at 865-306-2144 and tell her The Pink Bride sent you!
All photos courtesy of Your Reflections Facebook page.