Photo booths are a great addition to any event. It’s a fun and interactive activity for your guests to participate in together, and you get to keep all the great memories in the form of digital photos and physical prints.
One key aspect to the experience is the photo booth backdrop. You have endless possibilities to make a splash with a unique design, limited only by your imagination.
To get your creative juices flowing, here are 30 brilliant photo booth backdrop ideas for a spectacular event.
1. Interactive Live Poster Backdrop
Want to get your guests involved with your photo booth?
Get them to paint and spray on a live poster!
You can have your guests pose with a graffiti mural, or draw over their captured photo with a digital screen.
2. Flower Wall
A beautiful flower arrangement can do wonders for your event.
If you are having flowers at your event, bring that same theme to your photo booth backdrop as well.
Hire a florist to create a beautiful arrangement, or ask a few friends to help you out. Perfect for an outdoor wedding in the park.
3. Standing Chalkboard
If you’ve been to your local café, chances are you have seen their menu styled on a chalkboard.
Bring that chic design to your photo booth with a standing chalkboard.
You, your friends, or a professional, can contribute to drawing on the chalkboard.
With a bit of creativity, this can be one unique backdrop for your guests to pose with.
4. Add a Chair or Sofa
More often than not, you will need to stand up for your photo booth.
Change it up and grab a seat. For your more casual events, have sofas or chairs with different themes—a plane, a park bench, you decide.
If you like royalty, throw in a throne with a fancy backdrop.
5. Fairy Lights Backdrop
Aesthetic, Versatile and Cheap.
Fairy lights are your best friend in adding a simple yet stylish feature to your photo booth.
Have it draped across another backdrop, or combine a few to form a curtain of lights.
6. Beach Party Backdrop
The Bahamas may be miles away, but you can still have a taste of going to the beach. Make one for your guests to take their photos in.
You can use elements like beach balls, and tropical flowers to make up your photo booth backdrop.
Ask your guests to bring some sun cream, because it’s about to get hot…
7. Wreaths Backdrop
Wreaths are another possible addition to your catalogue of ideas.
Hang a few wreaths or have a large one for your guests to pose behind. Add flowers and other decorations for a more vibrant look.
8. Golden Backdrop
Want to go for style?
Go for a golden photo booth backdrop. Galas and wedding ceremonies could both use something glamorous to spice things up.
Pair it with some fairy lights and you could have a dazzling photo booth to draw guests to.
9. Tree Backdrop
How about a photo booth at the park? It’s simple—just use a tree as your backdrop.
A tree with a sturdy and low-hanging branch works best for this.
Decorate it with lights and and props, and go green with this outdoor photo booth backdrop.
10. Leaf Wall
Modern offices are going green. Take a page out of their book with a photo booth backdrop of leaves.
You can make it yourself or rent it. If your venue has a wall of foliage on display, you can set up shop there.
Natural and professional, these will be a great fit for modern corporate events.
11. Wax Paper Backdrop
Incorporate a special DIY backdrop with wax paper.
Make a full length curtain for your photo booth with pieces of wax paper. Cut them up and string them together from the ceiling or a backdrop frame.
Add some lightbulbs to brighten the backdrop.
12. Magazine Photo Booth
Appear in a magazine cover or newspaper of choice with this life-sized cover booth.
Imprint your brand name on the glass panel and have your guests pose for their cover shoot.
This perspective-based backdrop will draw much attention at your event.
13. Light up With UV Lights
Hosting an event outdoors with a lack of lighting? Use UV Lights.
These lights will make any reflective or white surface glow in the dark.
With a bit of tweaking to the camera, you can have your own neon photo booth to wow your guests. Give your guests some light sticks to pose with for even more interactivity.
14. Green Screen
Using green screen software with your photo booth, you can add a digital backdrop of your choice to the photos.
For brands at corporate events, add your logo to the pictures for some extra brand awareness.
15. Inflatable Backdrop
Serving as a pop-up photo booth, these walls can light up with colour, and be placed anywhere you wish.
In larger rooms or event halls, setting up a photo booth can be easier with this portable backdrop.
If you are thinking of a winter theme, this could be an igloo for your guests to pose in.
16. Newspaper Backdrop
If you want to have a cheaper backdrop, one great idea would be newspapers.
Find an old stack, and layer them. Extend them until they reach the floor and you have a full backdrop for use.
Cheap and quick to make, consider using newspapers for a unique touch at your booth.
17. Draped Fabrics
Going for some earth tones? Find some pastel coloured fabrics and drape them.
Layer these together for a clean, minimalist background for your guests to pose with.
Easy on the eyes and simple in design, this is a neutral photo booth backdrop you can do yourself.
18. Book Shelf Backdrop
Celebrating a graduation or academic event?
With an actual shelf or a printed backdrop, you can put your guests in a library.
Have a chair or two, and add a trencher hat for a nice graduation photo booth. Scrolls optional.
19. Cut-Out Board
Print a cardboard frame to pose with!
Many companies offer customised frames of your choice, be it a Twitter or Instagram post.
Level up with a hashtag to go with your photo booth.
20. Wooden Board
For outdoor locations and rustic venues, consider a wooden backdrop.
With some wooden palettes or leftover planks, you can easily put one together yourself.
Touch it up with some paint, decorations and lights for an upgraded look.
21. Brick Wall Backdrop
Planning an event at a garden or bare brick venue? Use the walls as your photo booth backdrop.
Have it bare, or decorate with fairy lights and other elements to create a calm and cozy vibe.
22. Red Carpet Theme
Make your guests feel like stars with a red carpet.
Your guests can walk down the carpet as would a movie star at the Grammys.
You can grab some velvet queue poles to recreate the feeling of an actual red carpet walk for your photo booth.
23. Vinyl CDs Backdrop
Make your photo booth stand out with this exquisite disc backdrop.
Arrange old vinyl discs on a plain background or wall of your choice.
Works well in a disco or retro-themed event.
24. Aerial Bed Photo Booth
Bring the comfort of your bedroom to your photo booth.
Suspend a camera over a bed, and have your guests take their photo lying on the bed looking up. Add pillows and other props for your guests to pose with.
If bringing a bed is too much for you, you can hang a blanket with pillows for your guests to pose in front of.
25. Window Frame Backdrop
Bring a window set piece into your photo booth. Guests can peek out from behind the set, like those you see in plays.
Hang a window frame, or put up a whole wall with a window or two. Make it yourself, or find a specialist to do it for you.
26. Face Cut-Out Board
Bring the fun of a carnival to your photo booth, with a face cut-out.
With a cleverly cut picture, you can look like a sailor, soldier or cyclist with this unique set piece.
Add in a hashtag for your guests to share their photos with.
If you have spare balloons lying around, hang them together to form a balloon wall.
It is easy to set up, and adds a unique touch to the photo booth with what you can easily purchase at a low cost.
Some companies offer custom-designed balloon backdrops for your photo booth as well.
28. Vintage Van Photo Booth
If you are having your event outdoors, and already have a vintage van or bus on site, turn it into a photo booth with some props and a curtain
With some retrofitting, you can have your very own mobile photo booth.
29. Parasols Backdrop
Parasols can make up an affordable and special backdrop to incorporate at your event.
They can be secured by a frame or strung up from the ceiling.
Both as an art piece and photo booth backdrop, your guests are sure to be intrigued by it. Bonus points if you can find traditional ones for use.
30. Action Shot
Lights, camera and action!
With a few smartly placed props, you can make your guests look like they are performing a dangerous stunt on a skateboard, or admiring the scenery from their ski lift.
For brands delving into sports, travel or food, this is a brilliant concept for your photo booth.
There are an infinite number of ideas to create an eye-catching backdrop. Use your venue to your advantage, or build a backdrop up from scratch. The end goal is to engage your guests as best as you can.
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