Birthday photobooth portraits

At the weekend, I decided to host a “photobooth party” for my birthday.

It’s something I had seen on a few blogs and cropping up all over Pinterest, and, being a photographer myself, something I’d been dying to try.

It also meant that I got to combine photography with making stuff, namely props for the booth which I also have a great fondness for.

I really love the resulting photos, and the booth provided a great incentive to actually take some photos from the evening to remember the occasion by – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve simply forgotten to take pictures at a party and regretted it.

To make the photobooth is relatively simple – all you need is a blank wall, some props and of course some willing participants. I chose a bright background, but you could pretty much use anything you wanted.

It takes a while for people to be brave enough to step into the booth area, but once the alcohol has been flowing for a bit and people are in the swing of things, you find that people enjoy it a bit more.

In my little flat, there was only really room for two people to be completely encompassed by the background, but I don’t think that really matters at the end of the day, as long as you’re having fun.

Some of these portraits I love, and I’ll definitely be hosting another photobooth party at another occasion, and I’d highly recommend it to anyone out there!

See a selection of portraits below – and there’s a full set here on Flickr.


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