I like having my photo taken about as much as listening to fingernails scraping on a blackboard, which is why when my lovely friend Namaste suggested a photo booth I seized it with both hands. A photo booth is a fantastic way to help everyone (aka me) relax, have a bit of fun and get some great shots of your nearest and dearest at parties or weddings.
I am so grateful to Namaste, because the photo booth ended up being one of my favourite parts of the wedding and completely distracted me from the fact I was having my photo taken. It also fitted in beautifully with the retro feel of the event that all started with the invites.
Namaste and I cut the props out of foam core (see tutorial below) and the background is just a calico drop sheet that I bought from the hardware store. The very talented Alex Craig captured it all so beautifully in his gorgeous black and white photos.
To make the photo booth props you will need: White foam core board Thick black pen Scalpel Skewers
1. Draw the outlines with thick black pen. We did sketches with pencil first. If you’re nervous about the drawing bits there are some great stencils on the internet that you can print out and trace.
2. Cut out the props with a scalpel. Make sure yours is really sharp. This took a bit of practice for a novice like me, but don’t worry they don’t need to be perfect!
Cybele Masterman (Bele) trained as a beauty therapist, aromatherapist and journalist. After working as all of the above has found herself on a quest for a beautiful and meaningful life that doesn't cost the earth. Follow on google: +blahblahmagazine twitter: @blahblahzine or Instagram: BlahBlahMagazine