Who owns That One Photobooth?
Vanessa Grossman and Christopher La Casse
Are you a large or small business?
Small, local business! We, Vanessa and Chris, run the booth on our own, with periodic volunteers from family and friends.
Are you licensed?
Yes. We have both a business license and a photography license.
Why is your company an LLC? or What does it mean that you have LLC in your name?
We formed an LLC for tax purposes and because of the liability protection it provides us as individuals. Basically, we wanted our new company to be completely separate from our personal finances and assets.
Are you insured?
Yes. We have both General Liability and Professional Liability Insurance. If you need a COI, we'd be happy to provide you with one.
When was your business formed?
That One Photobooth was officially established in 2018 after we decided that doing photo booths outside of family and friends events could be more than just a hobby.
Do you provide non-profits, seniors, or military discounts?
Yes. We do have a discount available. Please contact us for details.
What type of printing do you have?
We utilize professional, high-end, dye-sublimation printers that print anywhere between 10-25 seconds, depending on internet speed and booth used.
What cameras are you using?
We are using a high-end DSLR camera.
How much are your packages?
Package prices vary depending on booth, features, and time requested. View packages here.
Do you charge sales tax?
Yes. We are required to collect sales tax since we are providing more than just a service (prints, photos, etc.)
Can you set up indoors or outdoors?
Both. Though lighting and electricity tend to be easier to control indoors, we also have an outdoor add-on as well. Please view our Add-Ons for more information.
Do you travel?
Yes. We are located in Santa Maria, California, but can travel wherever we are needed. Mileage rates may apply.
What COVID-19 safety practices do you adhere to?
Our staff practices social distancing, wears a mask at all times, will wear gloves if requested, and has hand sanitizer accessible. Though physical props are discouraged and virtual props are promoted, staff will sanitize any physical props that are utilized between guest usage.
How do you price your packages?
We prioritize having the best technology and equipment in our industry. This means that packages are priced based on the features that come with them, the time that it takes to prepare for and execute an event, and all other overhead. In addition to paying for licenses, insurance, taxes, fees, software subscriptions, and our employees, we also pay for meals, fuel, and all of the time involved to prepare for and wrap up an event. This includes, but is not limited to, the lead conversation, booking conversation, data collection to plan our responsibilities for the event, graphic design of the templates and artwork, touring venue for setup logistics, ordering supplies, preparing software, charging batteries and gathering supplies, loading vehicle, fueling the vehicle, transportation time, setup time, tear down time, packing vehicle back up, travel home, unloading the vehicle, uploading images to our website for sharing, wrap-up correspondence, and sanitation of supplies. For a 2-hour package, we may spend about 14 hours total, or more, on everything involved.
How much space does your photo booth need?
We need about a 10' x 15' x 8' tall space with a dedicated outlet for electricity (110V, 15 amps, 3 prong standard) within 15 feet from our designated area. The floor must be level, solid, stable, and dry. Please refrain from placing us next to busy doorways, doors, or hallways where people would have to walk through the booth to get to where they are going. Please plan for a line of guests lining up at our booth and how that line may need to be routed.
Do you service Corporate Events?
Yes. We love working with Corporate businesses. Check out some of the businesses we have worked with and events we have been associated with here.
Will you bring your photo booth to our event for free?
Our business struggled to survive through the COVID-19 Pandemic and we nearly closed. It was tough. We must compensate for our time and pay our debts so that we can still be around for future events. Our solution? We recommend finding a Sponsor that would be willing to financially support the photo booth expense. In turn, we will add the Sponsor's logo/info to your event's photo templates so that the Sponsor is visible on every printed photo template, every digital photo template, and every share that goes out via social media, text, or email. This is a wonderfully inexpensive marketing/advertising opportunitiy for the Sponsor and provides brand visibility and association with the event. We can even collect phone numbers or emails for your Sponsor as well, if desired.
Can you make the photo templates and artwork match the theme for my event?
Yes! We can custom design photo templates and all artwork to match your theme. We are skilled and proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign, and frankly, we love a uniquely themed event to get our creative juices flowin'!
I cannot pay all at once. Do you have payment plans?
Yes! We do require a Booking Fee to secure your event date so that no one else can book the photo booth for your special day, however, we do allow you to make payments up to 2 weeks prior to your event. We can even provide you with a special hyperlink that you can share with other people that are willing to help make payments on your photo booth package. Sponsors, anyone?