How do I reserve The FlashBar?
You can reserve your date by completing the form on this page. Submitting the form initiates a quote for your event, but does not necessarily hold or reserve your date. When you're ready to secure your date, simply move through the simply steps in this portal and you're set!
How does it work?
You will begin by standing in between the backdrop and The FlashBar's sleek tower - yes, all up in the open air. Just like you would in a photo shoot, pose with or without props and ham it up. The touch screen will count down before each photo is taken with our FlashBar cam. Your photos will be available to you in seconds to print and share on all of your favorite social channels.
How do I share my photos at the event?
The FlashBar is designed as a social sharing machine - we just need to decide how and when your photos are shared. Additionally, the Social Sharing Station upgrade comes in really handy for guests that want to return later and share a photo again or thumb through the gallery of photos that we've taken throughout the event.
How many people can fit in the 'booth'?
You can fit a pretty large number of people 'in' The FlashBar, but 5-8 fit comfortably. Depending on how close you are with your fellow party goers, you can likely pile up to 20 in the shot.
The real question is how many photos will it take to get it just right?
Does The FlashBar provide props?
We do! Although, our best photos are often prop-less, we know that they can help guests warm up to the camera. We will always bring our standard set of traditional mustaches, lips, glasses, and other popular pieces. However, we are not your best option if you're looking for us to unload a closet and racks of stuff. We bring a tastefully curated, minimal amount that can fit on a highboy or cocktail table in vases. You'll thank us later.
Did we mention we design and create our own props? As we prepare for your event, we sit down with your requests, colors, themes, and other elements and design your set. Then we get to work pulling the pieces together. We know what works and what doesn't work so well. Trust the process and we'll deliver.
It's the detail that everyone notices and the wow factor for a memorable event. We can dig it.
How long is needed for booth set up?
We will need no less than 1.5 hours to unload and set up. We also prefer to set up well in advance of your event, even if we're not starting when you're event starts. We want to be ready to party hardy when you're ready to party hardy, ya dig?
How much space is needed for The FlashBar?
All we need is a 10’x10’ square area within 10-20 feet of a three-pronged outlet. Most often we'll use just under the 10x10, but we like to start there for breathing room. Our open air photo booth concept becomes a little less open air if we shrink the square too much. It's not just the equipment we need space for, it's for us (1-2 Hosts) and your guests. The backdrop needs a ceiling clearance of 10 feet. Our backdrop is not 10 feet tall, but we account for sprinkler heads, light fixtures, and other ceiling elements.
Can I use The FlashBar outdoors?
Short answer: You can, but...
Long technical answer: The FlashBar can certainly be used outdoors, but it was not designed to be used outdoors. Due to the irregularity of the elements, including even slightest wind, it is not always recommended. We're also in the South where a brief rain shower can pop up unexpectedly, so we ask that all outdoor events be covered with a large, secure tent, pavilion, or other secure roof/covering and at least 3 covered sides. Secondly, most of our events are in the evening past dusk. The FlashBar in idle mode, aside from flashing for photos, is lit up like a Christmas tree and bugs love light - lots of light loving bugs. You now have a visual of The FlashBar and backdrop covered in light-hungry bugs that also activate our touch screen by flying into it. It's a real thing that we surely hope you'll consider. We know... gross.
Summary: We need to be inside, or an awesomely climate controlled environment outside, for the best experience. If you must have a photo booth outside and cannot accommodate a climate controlled environment, we'd be happy to refer you to our photo booth friends in the Birmingham area for service.
What if I need more than 3 hours?
No prob! Each additional hour is $200 beyond your reserved time frame. When completing your reservation request, share a bit about how many hours you're expecting to have The FlashBar at your event.