Frequently Asked Questions:
If my event is inside, does The Photo Bus have to stay outside?
Not always! The Photo Bus is 69" wide, 82" tall, 15ft long, and weigh approximately 3000 lbs (about the same as a modern compact car), so as long as we can fit in the door and get permission from the venue, we will be there!
How much space do you need?
Bus: We ask for about a 15'x20' space when we're all up and running.
Open Booth: Exact dimensions depend on the background you choose, as some are wider than others, general rule is around 11'x11ft, sometimes smaller.
GIF Booth: Our most compact option without a background, the kiosk only takes up 3'x3', with a background as much as 7'x11'ft
Can you drive The Photo Bus?
Yes! We always drive The Photo Bus to events, but we usually push it into the venue. For events further out sometimes it safer for us to tow it there.
May we come see the Photo Bus prior to an event?
We do our best to attend as many local Dallas events as we can so you can experience our photo booth for yourself. You can find all of our public events on our Facebook page and our Instagram. If you are unable to go to one of the events, we would be happy to arrange a time to show you!
Do you print on-site?
All of our Bus and Open Booth packages include printing unlimited photos on-site. What's even better is each person who takes their picture in our photo booth gets a copy of their photo.
Do you post the images to Facebook?
Yes, we always post the images to Facebook so you - and your guests can have them for personal use. If you don't want them posted, thats fine too :)
Can you personalize the prints?
We always have The Photo Bus logo on the bottom of prints, but we will also personalize it for your event, whether it's a wedding, birthday party, fundraiser, or just because! We are all about creating memories, so we are so happy to work with you to help people remember each event. See some examples HERE.
Can I change the background color?
Do you have a theme for your event? No problem! We will work with you to do our best to match our photo booth background with your theme. Just make sure you mention it before the event! We have a selection of backgrounds to choose from so you might find one you need without having to customize one. You can see some of them in our gallery HERE.
How much does it cost to rent your mobile photo booth?
Our weekday rates start at $650 & and weekend rates start at $1,200. All of our packages include your unlimited prints, an attendant to setup, run and tear down, props to use, custom print design, and your choice of background. We also offer hourly rates in the DFW area for fundraisers, birthday parties, corporate parties, etc. Not in DFW or looking for more details? Contact us anyways!
What year is The Photo Bus?
We have two Buses, a 1971 and a 1979. We were established as a company in 2012 in Kansas City and expanded to Dallas in 2014.
Where did you get the bus?
Our first bus came from Atlanta, Georgia we brought it back to Kansas City for restoration, and it was delivered to Dallas in early June 2014. Out second bus was purchased in the LA area, and was shipped back to Dallas for restoration.
Do you travel?
The Photo Bus travels to events in the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area at no additional cost. If you're curious about having this unique photo booth at your event outside of DFW, contact us and we'll see what we can do! We also have The Photo Bus KC (our parent company in Kansas CIty), As well as affiliates in Denver, Austin, St. Louis, El Paso, Cincinnati, and Atlanta.
Where did you get the idea to put a photo booth in a VW bus?
The idea for The Photo Bus came from our parent company, The Photo Bus KC which is owned by my best friend John DePrisco. John came up with it as he was looking to market his wedding photography business. On my frequent trips to Kansas City I saw what a success it was and how people loved the experience. After having the Photo Bus KC at the Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival in early 2014 we saw the love people showed for the idea here in DFW. We started working with John from that moment to bring this concept to Dallas.