Why You Should Consider Purchasing a Photo Booth Instead of Renting One

Photo booths have become a popular addition to events such as weddings, parties, and corporate events. They provide guests with a fun and interactive way to capture memories and create lasting keepsakes. If you are thinking about starting a photo booth business or using a photo booth as a promotional tool for your business, you may be wondering whether to rent or purchase a photo booth. Today, we will explore why purchasing a photo booth from Photo Booth International can be a better investment than renting one.

First we’ll look at why photo booth renting can be appealing, and the advantages of rental photo booths. But then we’ll look at why photo booth ownership can be a much better option. 

Benefits of Renting a Photo Booth

  • Affordability: Renting a photo booth can be more affordable than purchasing one, especially if you only need it for a one-time event. If you want a wedding photo booth, rental might be the best option–because how often are you going to need a wedding photo booth? The same could be said about some party photo booth rentals. You may only need the photo booth once, and don’t want to invest further. 
  • Flexibility: Renting a photo booth allows you to try different types of booths and features to see which ones work best for your event or business. Renting lets you see if you want a mirror photo booth–rental will help you test that. 

A selfie booth? An open air photo booth? There are a lot of photo booths to choose from, and renting can be dipping your toe in the water before you make the plunge. 

  • No maintenance or storage required: Renting a photo booth means you don’t have to worry about maintaining or storing the booth when it’s not in use.
  • Professional setup and assistance: Most photo booth rental companies provide professional setup and assistance during the event, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.

Benefits of Owning a Photo Booth

  • Cost Savings: While renting a photo booth may seem like a more affordable option, it can be a costly expense in the long run. Renting a photo booth multiple times for various events can add up quickly. By purchasing a photo booth, you have a one-time investment that can save you money in the long run. 

If you need a photo booth for parties, rentals won’t be cost effective for more than one or two. If you’re in this for the long haul, looking to make some serious income from your photo booth, then ownership is the way to go. 

  • Control: When you rent a photo booth, you are limited in terms of customization options. Purchasing a photo booth gives you complete control over the design, features, and functionality of your booth. You can customize your booth to fit your specific needs and preferences, and you can make updates and changes as needed.
  • Branding: If you are using a photo booth as a promotional tool for your business, owning a booth can be a valuable branding opportunity. You can customize the booth with your logo and branding elements, and you can use it to promote your business at various events.
  • Revenue Generation: Owning a photo booth can be a great way to generate additional income. You can rent out your booth to others for events or parties, or you can use it for your own events and charge a fee for guests to use the booth.

Why Choose Photo Booth International

  • Quality: Photo Booth International offers high-quality photo booths that are designed to last. Their booths are made with durable materials and are built to withstand frequent use.
  • Features: Photo Booth International offers a wide range of features and customization options to choose from. Their booths can be customized with different backdrops, props, and lighting options to fit any event theme.
  • Support: When you purchase a photo booth from Photo Booth International, you receive ongoing support and training to ensure that you are getting the most out of your investment. Their team is available to answer any questions and provide guidance on how to use your booth. One of the biggest opportunities for support is Photo Booth University, where you can be set up for success. 
  • Variety: Photo Booth International offers a variety of photo booth options to choose from, including traditional photo booths, mirror photo booths, and social media kiosks. This allows you to select the best option for your specific needs and preferences.


Purchasing a photo booth from Photo Booth International can be a smart investment for individuals looking to start a photo booth business, create a side hustle, or promote their business with social media kiosks. 

With the ability to customize your booth, generate revenue, and promote your brand, owning a photo booth can be a valuable addition to your business. By choosing Photo Booth International, you can have the peace of mind that comes with investing in a high-quality product with ongoing support and training. So, why rent when you can own?

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