A Brief History of the Photo Booth

There have been major breakthroughs in technology since the creation of the first photo booth. Several iterations have been developed over the years as technology has advanced.

When looking up the definition of a photo booth, it states that a photo booth is a “modern kiosk that contains an automated, usually coin-operated, camera and film processor.” This article will focus on the evolution of the photo booth and how EventSnap team has created a cutting-edge photo booth experience.

Early Beginnings

On the heels of several unreliable photo booth prototypes, the first successful prototype released in 1925. Anatol Josepho called his invention the Photomaton. This prototype had features that the world had never seen before. One aspect of this original photo booth that has stood the test of time is the giant red privacy curtain. The Photomaton was able to print off a film of eight photos in eight minutes.

Anatol knew he wanted a career in the photograph industry. He traveled around the world, opening his studios and developing his inventions. Josepho needed a fast and easy way to fund his vision. “I decided to come to America and hunt for backers,” Josepho told The New York Times in 1927. “I landed at Seattle. It struck me that I ought to go to Hollywood and get motion picture experience.” Once Joespho settled in New York, the Photomaton started growing at a rapid rate, and locations were being built all around the country. This was only the beginning.

Evolution of the Photo Booth

One thing that hasn’t changed throughout history is that people love taking pictures of themselves. The photo booth took this to a next level, and its popularity soared. The evolution of the photo booth is what made the popularity of the selfie station grow at such a rapid rate.

The photo booth has gone through many iterations since the days of the Photomaton. Advancements in technology have made photo booths easier to use, customizable, and more fun than ever. Most modern photobooths or selfie stations also provide photos instantly. (Thank goodness we no longer have to wait eight whole minutes!) Each photo booth has individual features that make it fun for all ages.

Photo booths have also caught up to our digital obsession. It is rare to go somewhere and not see people glued to their phones. Social media platforms have consumed our everyday lives. To accommodate, many photo booth (including EventSnap) make social sharing extremely easy.

EventSnap’s selfie station provides a more modern experience than the original Photomaton booth- and it also has features that set it apart from other photo booths available today. Our displays are highly portable, and the touchscreens are engaging and make the selfie-taking experience simple. The displays are also completely customizable. Our photo sharing is completely digital: just snap a photo, enter your email, and hit submit. You’ll receive your photo right away and be able to share it on social media immediately. You don’t have to worry about losing a physical photo!


Where will the photo booth go next? We can’t wait to see! Event Snap will keep evolving as time goes on and new technologies become available. We’ll always be your first choice for making event selfies a snap!


Birthday, and Wedding, and Corporate Events, Oh my! Strike a pose with EventSnap


Are you looking for a great way to spice up your event and keep your guests entertained? EventSnap is a customizable selfie station that delivers memories right into your email inbox. Our selfie station is easily portable and can be customized to fit with any event.

Still deciding if a photo booth is the right fit for your event? This article will focus on why we think a selfie station is necessary for your event and what features it can offer for you.

Corporate Event  

Sometimes it can be difficult to make corporate events fun and exciting. EventSnap helps get your guests engaged and mingling. Using EventSnap is also a great way to promote your company’s brand. EventSnap offers stand wraps and backdrops that can be customized to show off your company. We offer specialized branding that can be as broad as your company logo or as specific as a new product you are launching.

Have a big event and want to know who was in attendance or follow up? Our selfie station collects emails. As the host, you have access to these emails after the events. You can follow up with your guests post-event. This is a major way our photo booths differ from others.

Let’s break the ice! At a corporate event, it is the planner’s job to make sure that all guests are having a great time. Corporate event attendees may not know each other. EventSnap can help people feel more comfortable socializing with strangers and push them out of their comfort zone.


A photographer can only do so much on the day of your wedding. Using a photo booth can be an excellent way to capture the little moments. You guests can grab a prop and enjoy feeling like a kid again. You don’t have to be young to join in on the silly memories that can be captured from a photo booth; photo booths can be entertainment for all ages.

It no longer has to be a struggle to find personalized wedding favors for your event. EventSnap allows you to pick from digital screen art that can be customized to the theme of your wedding. Guests can look back on the photos from the event and remember all the good times they had at your wedding.

Birthdays, Graduation parties, etc.

The opportunities are endless! EventSnap offers features like customization, backdrops, and digital screen art make us an excellent choice for any type of event. If a superhero theme is your dream, we can make it happen!


Regardless of what type of event you are having, EventSnap will be the perfect addition. The selfie station allows you and your guests to make memories that will last a lifetime. Create your own experience! Be your own photographer!

 EventSnap offers a simple pricing structure with prices you can’t beat and we’re no- stress. Our displays are very easy to operate, and we provide training. We even offer an on-site attendant for a low rate.