Slow Dance: The Slow-Motion Photo Booth Phenomenon
Photo booths have become ubiquitous at weddings, but slow-motion, high-definition video booths up the ante. Chris Meyer, director of national sales for the Slow Motion Booth, says these booths encourage guests to get zany, have fun and make memorable moments together.
Braden Smith, founder of Vows & Valor, a wedding filmmaking and slow-motion video booth company, says the best part is watching people react to their videos, because they can’t help but laugh.
“We tell people, the more animated you are, the better, so be wild and crazy,” says Meyer.
Both companies provide an open-air photo booth with a white backdrop, high-definition camera and lighting equipment. Their top-of-the-line cameras film in high speed, and guests can enjoy instant playback. Props like silly string and eccentric costumes help guests reveal their sense of humor.
The final product for the happy couple is a compilation of all the best clips of the night edited into one hilarious, heartfelt music video. Your guests have access to their clips and can instantly share them on social media.
A classic video finale, according to Smith, is a newlywed kiss. “In the edit, I like to reverse the clip so you see confetti and ribbons float up in the air,” he says.
Since all the guests can see what’s happening in the booth via the high-definition flat screen, everyone starts to get the gist of the equipment and wants to join in the fun. “We had an event in Seattle recently where the booth opened at 7:30 and by 8:15 the bride’s grandpa was chest-bumping all the groomsmen,” says Meyer with a laugh. That’s one way to get your guests mingling!