In 2015 I attended the wedding of one of my best friends – a really special event for everyone that was there. It was also the first time I saw a photobooth, capturing some great moments for the happy couple.
As Creative Director of a graphic design and marketing company I was intrigued and keen to find out more as it seemed like such a strong concept. After speaking to the attendant on the night, who seemed more interested in her phone than looking after the guests, I enquired how much she was charging. Her response immediately triggered a ‘light bulb’ moment for me – why not create, not just a better Photobooth experience, but ‘the best’ Photobooth experience. If someone could charge £600 to sit on a phone and offer a sub standard customer experience, then what if someone offered a fun and engaging customer experience for slightly less money; surely we would be on to a winning formula. After researching the start up costs and the current market I found that my poor perception and experience of a Photobooth at my friend’s wedding wasn’t uncommon and people really didn’t see a Photobooth as a ‘serious business’ proposition.
Consequently, the market was flooded with amateur operators either using the booth as a bolt on to a DJ package or to earn some extra money at the weekend. I recognised this as a significant opportunity, which fuelled my desire to establish ‘the best Photobooth company in the UK’.
The Best Magic Mirrors
The Magical Mirror takes photo booth fun to a whole new level.
As you walk up to the mirror, colourful animations and a voice guidance invites you to engage in a magical interactive “selfie” experience and gives you a printed photo to take home.
With a customizable workflow and layout builder, you can choose from a wide array of features to include in the interactive photo-taking experience. Choose to include voice guidance, vibrant animations, touch based photo-signing, emoji stamping, interactive contests, social games, colorful photo countdowns and more.
THE BEST INVESTMENT
Over the years we have invested in the business and explored new and exciting technology to come up with the strongest proposition.
From starting with just my laptop and great support from friends, I have spent 4 years developing, growing and refining the business into the successful model that works today. This has included the Magic Mirror concept which takes the Photobooth concept a stage further. New franchisee’s will benefit from all our hard work and can simply hit the ground running, turning over sales within a week or two, based on the exciting Magic Mirror technology.
Meet Our Butlers
Booth Butler – Bath University
The job is ideal for me as it fits very well around my schedule. Being at university means I’m unable to make many events during term time but there are always plenty of opportunities to work when I’m back home in the holidays.
Booth Butlerette – Mum of two
Becoming part of The Best Magic Mirrors team has been such a great experience. To be able to join in on our customers’ special events and provide them with unique and magical memories is a privilege you don’t get in many other jobs.
Booth Butler – Cambridge University
The company has been so welcoming and fun to work for over the past year and I really feel like part of a family.
We get to meet amazing people at every event, while helping them have a great time wearing a host of fun props!
There are approximately 247,000 weddings a year
The average cost of a wedding in the UK has now hit £30,000
Affluent couples are competing to find increasingly extravagant ways to ensure that guests capture their perfect “Instagram moment”. Analysis from Google Trends shows that searches in Britain for the term “wedding photo booth” have exploded since 2010, even overtaking searches for “wedding DJ” at one point in late 2015. Planners have said that some couples would happily forgo live music on their big day to ensure they can afford some photographic fun.
Source: THE TIMES
We have been successful year on year and this proves that a franchise is the better route into this market place.
Photobooths have grown exponentially in popularity over the last 5-10 years and hiring a photobooth is now considered an essential for a wedding celebration.
Alongside the pure entertainment value, one of the highlights of hiring a photobooth service is spending time looking through a guest book filled with messages and photos from loved ones after the special occassion.
This, combined with your clients returning home with handfuls of prints, makes the photobooth service a compelling addition to any wedding or party.
The wedding market is a reliable source of income but other opportunities are out there which you can also tap in to. For instance we also work at events hosted by some incredible brands, including Walkers Crisps, the NHS, Waitrose and Sainsburys to name a few. You may also be able to explore these commercial opportunities.
With the school prom market also growing year on year, not to mention lucrative Christmas and birthday party celebrations, these all represent other potential sources of revenue.
The future is only looking bright in the Instagram/selfie world we live in.
The Best Photobooths now employs 13 staff. I believe we are now ready to roll out a tried and tested model to anyone looking for a unique opportunity to potentially earn *£30,000+ in just 3 months as part of our new franchise opportunity.
This is the result of a lot of hard work building a strong and recognisable brand that will work across the entire country and this will be reflected in the structure of our franchisee model. Consequently, we have decided to launch The Best Magic Mirror franchise, having experienced even greater demand for this than the traditional oval Photobooth offering and therefore delivering a quicker return on investment. We will therefore be the first Magic Mirror franchise in the UK!
The technical features and support behind the Magic Mirror are second to none making it a product at the top of its class. We are therefore able to focus on what makes us different – delivering the very best customer experience. And this can only come from the people who run the experience. We all know that ‘people buy people’- if they get on with someone, they will buy from that person and that is what I believe has made us the best at what we do. Our recruitment process is fun but focused and ensures that whoever joins our team will be committed to delivering exceptional customer experience.
We are super excited to build the brand with like minded individuals looking for a new life experience; this is NOT just a job. What we do is fun, so the hours we put in really aren’t a concern. We truly love what we do, and we want you to love it too.
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