Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Flash a Smile Photo Booth?
That's a good question! We're awesome so why not? All kidding aside. We want your photo booth experience to be the best.
We are local; based out of Sacramento, California.
We are fully insured and licensed.
Why your open booth and not a traditional enclosed booth?
Our open photo booth has a minimal foot print with just the photo booth unit and a backdrop. This allows everyone to see, enjoy, and join in with the fun photos being taken. Many of our guests have requested this style of booth over an enclosed booth. Why cram yourself into a small booth meant for two to a few people when you can stand in front of ours like the star you were meant to be. If you want to have an enclosed booth, then we offer a booth enclosed with luxurious curtains. Please contact us for availability. *Extra fees may apply
How is your Photo Booth different from a traditional or other Photo Booth companies?
Our photo booth is unique and has a small footprint while still able to accommodate large number of people. We use the following in our photo booths:
Canon DSLR with a great wide angle lens to match
Studio flash strobe
Assortment of Props - Custom-made & manufactured (no foam made or props printed on paper)
Why do I need a Photo Booth at my Party or Event?
We want you to be able to capture your Party or Event's best moments. It gives you and your guest an opportunity to be goofy, crazy, or even intimate. We provide an assortment of quality and unique props to help.
Do you travel?
Yes, we absolutely do. Our packages include travel up to 25 miles, anything over that extra fees apply.
We cover the greater Sacramento Area, but can travel almost anywhere in Northern California. Please contact us with were you want us to be.
What is an Attendant and Why do I need one?
The attendant is the person who will be delivering and setting up the Photo Booth at your Party or Event. The attendant will work the booth for the entire duration of your Party or Event and will do maintenance work as needed with the booth. We do more than just attend the booth. We will interact with you and your guests. We help you select props, we can even show you how to pose. We will help you organize, decorate, and put together your scrapbook. We are there to make your Party and Event a Photo Booth success.
Can I share my photos or e-mail?
Yes, of course you can share your photos via Facebook or Twitter. You can also e-mail yourself then you can share it however you like.
You no longer have to take a picture of it with your cell phone to share it with your friends or family.
Now you can instantly share it instantly.
How many people can fit in your booth?
Our record is 20 people so far! Our approach to the design was to be flexible and we are eager to see how many people you can fit in our booth.
How do you operate the booth?
Our booth is fully automated. Our attendant will be there step-by-step to help you through the process explaining and sometimes joining in on the fun.
What kind of print formats do you offer?
Currently, we offer two print formats instantly:
2x6 Double Prints - 2 strips, vertical layout with 3 or 4 pictures
4x6 Single Prints - 1 print, horizontal layout with 1 to 4 pictures
Click here for some sample templates.
By request, we now offer prints in a variety of sizes and options for purchase online. Please contact us for more information.
How many copies of the photos do I get?
If you chose a 2x6 print, you will receive 1 print and your guest will receive 1 print. With our Premium Scrapbook Album add-on we will put the 2nd print in the scrapbook for you and the other print goes to your guest. *For a 4x6 print, your guest will receive 1 print. If you add-on the scrapbook option we will print a 2nd copy to put in your scrapbook. *Double Prints add-on required
What is unlimited sessions?
We allow as many sessions or visits to our booth during your event period as you want. We have found this to be the best option instead of reprints. If you want more prints get back in line and take another picture. This way your party or event keeps going and we don't have to hunt you down or make you wait.
What kind of photo templates do you offer?
We have a variety of templates to chose from. We customize each template with your event name, date, or whatever else you want on it. For extra fee we will put just about anything. Click here to view a samples of our templates.
What kind of backdrops do you offer?
We offer several different types of backdrops too choose from. Each package specficies a type of backdrop. We do offer custom packages.
Click here for examples of our Backdrops
What is a step and repeat backdrop?
Our Step and Repeat Backdrop is customized to match your photo template design with your monogram or initials, name, and event date. The backdrop measures 8'x8', that is 8 feet by 8 feet, and is made out of 13 oz vinyl mesh, very durable. We roll it up at the end of the night for your to keep. You can cut out a portion of it and sign and frame it to have as a keepsake of your Red Carpet night. Please allow 2-3 weeks for designing and printing of your backdrop. If you have your own idea or design, that's great send it to us.
What kind of Props do you offer?
We offer a variety of props. What we do have is QUALITY props. Some props you will not find anywhere else. We offer kid friendly props. We sanitize our props after every event. For kid events we have a no hats option. Please contact us for more details. And the best thing is we don't charge you for props, yes that's right it's FREE for you to use. You can even bring your own.
What is an online gallery and why do I need one?
We host all your pictures on an online gallery for you to view and download. It is an easy way to show your friends, guests, and relatives pictures of your event.
How much space or room does your booth occupy?
We require at least a 12'x12'x10'.
I have an outside event, can your booth go outside?
Absolutely, that's why we built our table-top open style booth. No curtains or backdrop to worry about flying away. We can use a scenic background like the ocean, golf course, mountains, or anything else mother nature or man made. We do need power (electrical outlet) nearby.
What is idle time?
Idle time is when we are requested for an early setup, or tear down at a later time, or close the booth during dinner time, or any other length of time when the booth is not being utilized.
What do I need to do reserve my date?