Frequently asked questions

  • How do we see the photographs?  All of the photographs throughout the event are displayed in real-time as a "slideshow" on an LCD screen located on the back of the cameras. After the event, all the images are edited and uploaded to a custom web gallery for viewing and download. We also offer the option of a jumbo Wi-Fi slide show on a 43" monitor which can be displayed anywhere else in the room. 

  • Do you offer prints onsite?  Yes! We now offer photo prints at events!  For an additional fee, we can provide a tech and onsite printing.  Your guests will have the opportunity to view their photos on an iPad and select which to print. 

  • Do you offer instant upload/sharing?  Yes! We now offer instant upload to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email and SMS. 
    *Note that all social channel upload capability vary based on the API restrictions of each social network.

  • Do you provide props?  We do not provide props.  Our goal it to capture beautiful images for all guests to enjoy for years to come.  If you'd like props at your event, please let us know and we'd be happy to discuss provisioning of props. 

  • How old are the cameras?  We currently have two vintage camera booths.  One camera unit is from 1886 and the other is from 1907.  Both vintage cameras were acquired in New York City.    

  • What types of backgrounds do you have?  Bugbooth utilizes existing backgrounds/walls at every venue as the backdrop, which makes for more unique and dynamic photos.  However, we have several backdrop options available to rent as well.  Prices vary.      

  • How much does it cost to download an image from an event?  Image downloads are free and unlimited!  

  • Will this work for a Corporate event?  Corporate, brand activation, birthday, wedding; Bugbooth's vintage cameras are perfect at any event! The unique appearance of our photo booths add beautifully to the aesthetic you've carefully crafted.

  • Can Bugbooth work at an outdoor event?  Yes, absolutely! We do require a dry, level surface and non windy conditions for the safety of our equipment.

  • Are you available outside Chicago city limits?  We love to travel!  Let us know the event location and we'll discuss travel fees.

  • How much does a booth cost?   Services start at $900 for private events, which includes a technician, set-up/break down, and your own web photo gallery. The average event runs $1400-1600. We are happy to work with you to customize a package that will suit your budget and needs.