Creating a fun and visual booth is all about creating layers — almost like a mini styling session for a magazine. Here are a couple of ways to make yours stand out:
Layer #1: Choose a Backdrop with Texture & Dimension
If you're super talented, painted murals rock the house. For the rest of us, patterned vs. solid fabrics add texture. Go for added dimension with things like garlands, tassels and layered crepe paper. Each of these options make photos stand out instead of fall flat.
Layer #2: Create Levels with Scenery
Whether it's a simple chair or step stool, or something more atmospheric like a bale of hay, sturdy objects create levels and provide more options for fitting guests in the frame. Kids can stand up, adults can sit down. You get the picture.
Layer #3: Provide Handheld Props for Fun
Props give your guests something to do with their hands, making for more relaxed and animated photos. Goofy wins over stiff any day of the week. Unless it's a corpse, of course.
(Images: as linked above)
Re-edited from a post originally published 10.24.12 - JL