What kind of events Cortes Events book?
Any kind! From weddings and bar mitzvahs to reunions and corporate parties, we'll help you rock the booth at any event!
How does Cortes booth work?
It's simple! Step inside, touch the screen, and follow the instructions! The booth will show a live video preview and a countdown prior to each photo so you can strike the perfect pose. Meanwhile, the side monitor displays each photo outside the booth as they are taken, so that everyone can get in on the fun. The booth will automatically take 4 photos, and voila!....about 30 seconds later your print is ready!
Will my guests have to pay to use the Cortes booth?
Absolutely not! Our rental fee covers full operation of the booth for the duration of your rental time. All your guests have to do is enjoy the fun!
How big is Cortes booth?
Our booth measures about 3'x7', and is 6'7" tall. It comfortably fits anywhere from 1-10 people, with potential to squeeze in a few more if you're up for it!
What are your setup requirements for Cortes booth?
We require enough space for the booth itself (3'x7'), plus some extra space surrounding the area so your guests can easily move in and out of the booth. We also need to be within 25 feet of a 3-prong outlet. 2tables for the props, If you select our scrapbook option, we will also need a table and chair to assemble your scrapbook on (a 6' skirted table is ideal).
What do I need to do to book Cortes Events for my event?
All that we require is a signed contract and non-refundable deposit to secure your date!
Is there a travel fee?
We'll travel up to 60 miles from our San Ramon office free of charge. Events over 60 miles have an additional travel fee based on time and distance.
How can I pay?
We accept cash, check, money order, and credit cards (3% processing fee applies to credit card transactions), paypal and venmo.
How many hours should I reserve Cortes booth for?
Whenever possible, we recommend having the booth open for the duration of your event. If you'd prefer to scale back a bit, you can always opt for less time, or use idle hours as a cost-effective way to split up your package hours. Ultimately, the timing depends on the structure of your event and your own budget. We're happy to work with you to come up with the best schedule for your individual event!
Will the booth operate for the entire duration of my contracted time?
Due to the nature of the photo booth, it will require some basic maintenance during your event. We guarantee that it will be operational at least 95% of the time, but typically our clients don't even notice any down time.
When do you set up / tear down?
With our standard packages, we set up for 2 hours immediately prior to the booth start time, and tear down for 1 hour immediately after the booth end time. [i.e. Setup 4-6pm, Booth open 6pm-12am, Teardown 12-1am] We also offer the option of using idle hours to deviate from this schedule if you would prefer an early setup, late teardown, etc.
What are idle hours?
Idle hours cover any time that the booth is fully assembled but not open for photos, and are $25/hr. For example, if you'd like the booth set up by 6pm but not open until 8pm, or to close the booth for an hour during dinner, etc. They are a great option to use if you'd like to break up your package hours!
How many photos are we allowed to take at our event?
As many as you can squeeze in! There is no limit on the number of photo sessions!
What kind of print options do you offer?
You can choose between the classic photo strip or the 4x6 print shape. Both options have 4 photos and include a custom logo design for your event!
How does the Cortes scrapbook option work?
The scrapbook option automatically includes an extra set of prints, so one copy of each photo session goes into your album, and the other copy goes home with guests. We provide all the materials needed to assemble a 12x12 scrapbook for you -- album, paper, pens, stickers, etc. We individually select all the materials for each album based on your event colors and theme. Our attendant will place each photo strip into the album, encouraging guests to write a message for you. As the pages fill up, they get decorated with stickers and embellishments, and then inserted into protective sleeves. By the end of the night, you'll have a beautiful keepsake of your event that you get to take home right away!
Can I provide my own scrapbook?
Sure! If you'd prefer to choose your own supplies you can do so. You would also need to purchase an extra set of prints to go in it, and provide a person to assemble the book for you (or your guests can have access to all the materials).
What if I'm not sure which options I want yet?
No problem! We understand that in many cases your event is still months away, so it's ok if you're unsure of all the small details. The most important thing is to get a both reserved for your date, and we can always adjust your timing and options as we get closer to your event.
How soon do I get my scrapbook/online gallery/CD of images?
Your scrapbook is assembled as the event progresses, and will be ready to take home at the end of the night! Your images will be posted to an online gallery within 10 days of your event, and we'll mail a CD of all your images within 2 weeks. Want your photos sooner? Upgrade to our USB option and take all your digital photos home with you that night!
Not finding the answer to your question? We're happy to talk with you about it! Don't hesitate to contact us with additional questions or concerns.
P.S We also offer full event planing so if you need any other services, please let me know and I would be happy to provide you with a quote.
Jenny Cortes, Owner
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