WHAT WE NEED TO SET UP:
Minimum 10 x 18 ft. area (Bus is 6’ wide x 14’ long) for setup & operation, indoors or out and a power outlet within 100 ft. or generator. Generator (if needed) - $75. Access to set-up a minimum of 1-hour before our rental start time. If the Event space fails to provide access and space as promised, Bob’s Photobooth Bus will not be responsible for the change of location or cancellation.
IF MY EVENT IS INSIDE, DOES BOB’S PHOTOBOOTH BUS HAVE TO STAY OUTSIDE?
Not necessarily. Access for indoor setup requires a 6’ wide by 80” high access point and approval of the venue for a 3,000 lbs. vehicle. It's surprisingly light, similar to a Toyota Prius. Minimum 10x18ft area (VW Bus is 6’ wide x 14’ long) for setup. If it’s tight, we might be able to squeeze it in. In the event of inclement weather where we can't operate the booth outside, we should be able to move the equipment inside (minus the bus) to set up an open booth, if space is available.
WHAT IF THE WEATHER DOES NOT COOPERATE?
The van's (Bus) going to be a rockin' so you best come a knockin'. We show up rain or shine, hopefully just like your guests. The Photobooth fun takes place in the VW Bus so you can keep out of bad weather during your glamour moments. We also bring pop-up tent canopies to protect the guests as they ready for pictures outside the VW Bus. The convenience of getting to and from the Photobooth Bus depends on how close we can set up to the indoor venue. We will do everything in our power to shield your guest from the elements if Mother Nature sock’s it to us. If it is impossible to operate the booth due to severe weather as determined by the Bobs Photobooth Bus, during an event, we should be able to move the equipment inside (minus the bus) to set up an open booth, if space is available. There is no guarantee of this but the customer will be partially refunded if a large part of the event was not used. If the majority of the time frame was served, there will be no refund.
CAN WE CHECK OUT IN PERSON BOB’S PHOTOBOOTH BUS PRIOR TO AN EVENT?
No biggie! You can see it, either at an event or in his crib. We attend many local Chicagoland events so you can experience our Photobooth for yourself. All of our public events are listed on our Website and social media sites. If you are unable to go to one of the events, we would be happy to arrange a time to show you and maybe even go for a little cruise.
DO YOU PRINT ON-SITE?
All of our packages include printing unlimited photos on-site at no additional cost! You get two; 2” x 6” photo strips per sitting with no limit on how many times you can come back for more photo fun. If printing problems occur during the event and we cannot provide prints at the event, we will mail copies of all photos to the party’s contact and give a $100 refund.
DO YOU POST THE IMAGES TO SOCIAL MEDIA?
I'm old but I'm "with it." We always post the images to our Website and Facebook page so you - and your guests - can share them immediately and have them for personal use. This requires Wi-Fi from the event space or us but service is not guaranteed due the nature of Wi-Fi connectivity. If you do not want any or all the pictures posted, let us know and we will remove them.
CAN YOU PERSONALIZE THE PRINTS?
Absolutely! We will personalize them for each event, whether it's a wedding, birthday party, fundraiser, or just because! You can also choose the photos to be full color, black and white or sepia tone for a traditional, classic or retro touch. We are all about creating memories, so we are so happy to "do it your way" to create a far out event just give us a couple weeks' notice.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT IN THE PICTURE?
Typically 2-6 people, maybe more or 67 clowns.
CAN I CHANGE THE BACKGROUND COLOR?
Sure can. Many guests prefer to have the natural background of the VW Bus but it is always your choice. We will match our Photobooth background to your colors or theme! We can provide a selection of basic backgrounds to choose. Let us know what you are looking for and we will send you options. You can also provide your own and we will send you our size specifications.
HOW MANY RIGHTEOUS BUCKS WILL IT TAKE TO RENT BOB’S PHOTOBOOTH BUS?
See the Info and Pricing section for those details.
CAN YOU DRIVE THE PHOTOBOOTH BUS?
In your dreams. Sorry, it’s an insurance thing. We do however always drive the VW Bus or push it (VW Joke) to events.
I have been an entrepreneur successfully running my own real estate business for over 35 years. I know how to work with people to their satisfaction and operate a well-run business. Before starting Bob's Photobooth Bus - I did my homework, bought the best supplies, equipment and photo software in addition to purchasing the most iconic VW Bus ever made, the “Splittie.” I work hard to bring you a personal touch, be responsive to your inquiries, communicate and execute a hassle-free, fun and a unique experience. You deal directly with me, the owner. I am confident we will exceed your expectations.
WHY A PHOTOBOOTH IN A VW BUS?
Because there a flippin' good time! These iconic VW Busses’ just seem to cause people to break out in smiles, so why not create fun memories, do some good, and make some dough all at the same time? I also need to justify my purchase of the VW Bus to my bewildered wife.
CAN YOU SET UP A NORMAL PHOTOBOOTH?
Normal! Who wants normal? At the moment, I do not unless inclement weather prevents us from using the bus as the photobooth. If that happens, we can move our equipment inside and use it as an open photobooth if you have a spot for us. I have some crazy idea's running around my brain, so it’s a possibility in the future that we offer a separate booth for inside events.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Heck yeah! Bob’s Photobooth Bus travels to events in the Chicagoland area at no additional cost up to 60 miles round trip from home base. If you're curious about having this unique photo booth at your event outside of the Chicagoland area let us know and we'll see what we can do. You never know when Spicoli will let it all hangout and yell, “Road Trip”!
WHAT IF I'VE FALLEN & I CAN'T GET UP?
Please understand that Bob’s Photobooth Bus is a unique vehicle. He's a 50 plus-year-old VW Bus. They have been known to break down, start on fire, be stolen, get in accidents, etc. In the case of a mechanical problem we usually can fix it or get it towed to the event with little or no interruption to your rental period. In the unlikely event that Bob’s Photobooth Bus suffers any of these unfortunate situations and can’t make your event, we reserve the right to cancel as soon as we know the situation. Renter will have no recourse. Any payments you have made will be refunded in full with an offer to rent it at another time for a 20% discount as a way for us to say sorry for having to cancel.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T – FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME
In the unlikely event that guests become abusive to our attendant, equipment, supplies and/or bus, we reserve the right to shut down the Photobooth and the customer waives any right to a refund. As I said, this is unlikely but it has to be stated for that one tenth of one percent chance of it happening. If there is an issue, you will be notified and we will make every effort resolve it with you so we can avoid shutting down and leaving. The final decision will be at our discretion. The customer booking the event will be responsible for any vandalism guests perform toward the bus during the event. In the event that something does happen, the customer booking the event will be responsible for paying any money owed to Bobs Photobooth Bus to repair damages. It's up to the customer to deal with the person(s) responsible for vandalizing on their own time and terms.
OTHER THINGS TO ASK AND THINK ABOUT…
Have the Photobooth available early in the event like the cocktail hour at a wedding. Guests are often looking for something to do early on, and the curiosity factor is high. You get more bang for your buck starting early than going late when most guests are focused on other portions of your event.
If possible, locate the Photobooth as close to the action as possible. You want the guestbook to be full and your guests to go home with a stack of photo-strips. The closer the booth is to the bar, dance floor or event center, the more use it will get.
Think through beforehand who you want to get in the booth with at your event. You’d be surprised how many guests forget to go in the booth because there is so much going on. Don't let them miss the fun.
If you are picking out your own album for a photo guest book, I recommend using one with black pages – at least 20 of them. The photo strips and metallic gel pens for messages look fantastic on black pages.
If you are using the photo-strips as your primary wedding favor, consider having the strip customized to include your names and the date – or a special message.
Tailor the photo strips to fit with the mood you are trying to set with your event. Color strips always look great but we can also make them black and white, or sepia tone for a classic or retro touch.
To take your photo-strip wedding favors to the next level, place 2”x6” acrylic, photo strip frames at each place setting or some other style of 2”x6” frame. We can arrange it and let you know the cost.
At the end of the rental period, all the images will be placed on a USB flash drive to be used however you see fit. Think about projecting them onto a screen for all to see toward the end of the event.
Consider having duplicates of the photo-strips printed out later to be included with thank you notes, birthday cards, holiday cards, etc.
As you consider your options: make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Not all photo booths are created equal – there is a photo booth for every price point – from “photo booths” that are assembled with pipe and drapes or a tripod and a backdrop, to upscale, authentic, hard-sided photo booths. Bob’s Photobooth Bus is not only a one of a kind Photobooth in the Chicagoland area but everything is done in a top notch, professional manner.
Ask for a sample of the photo strips they provide. Not all photo-strips are created equal. Our images are printed on top quality photo paper using a state of the art dye sub & thermal photo printer. The high-end camera equipment and lighting produce fantastic looking, long lasting photos.
Regarding props. If you go with them at all, go light. Going overboard with the props will result in a couple hundred strips of nearly anonymous people dressed up in the same costume. The magic of Bob’s Photobooth Bus happens when guests pose for their pictures in this unique VW Bus and another side of your guests’ personalities shine. You want as much of the real them as possible, I think.
JUST CONTACT ME. I even take phone calls. 773-388-2000