How to Start a Photo Booth Business While Working Full-time

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What a great way to keep memories? To take pictures. A lot of them! Your millennial mom, selfie queen teenagers, your wacky colleagues, every moment, we take a snap. The day he proposed, when you said, “I do!” Your daughter’s first smile with her first tooth, your son’s wobbly first step. Every picture tells a story. In today’s era and digital age, whether young or old, millennial or generation z, we are all fond of taking selfies thus we decided to invest on photo booth business.

We are four (4) in the group, and my uncle got the idea to start this business as he loves taking photographs. We invested Php 128,000 for the complete package. It includes:

  • photo booth software
  • laptop
  • monitor
  • printer
  • studio light system
  • backdrop stands and H-bar
  • set of props
  • initial start-up inventory (supplies)
  • orientation and training

For complete package of unit, you can franchise at Partyshots Photobooth or Franchise Photobooth.

You may also visit their office at:

Partyshots Photobooth Franchise
Address: Unit 15b Anonas Commercial Complex,
3 Anonas Street, Project 3, Quezon City,
Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact Number: +63918 985 3668

And/or email them at for more information on the franchise.

Photo Booth for all Occasion

We cater all kinds of event such as birthdays, debuts, weddings, anniversaries, Christening, reunions, Christmas parties and other events. Some of the clients have specific layout but most of the time we provide recommendations based on the theme of the event.

The downside of working full-time is that we only agree to a client if the event will be held on a weekend as we do work on weekdays. We cater clients within Lipa and nearby areas but with different rates depending on location. The secret to your success is to tie-up with catering services, party needs supplier and event organizer.

It’s usually (4) hours including travel time, set-up and test shots to cover an event. So, we can only accommodate one (1) event per day. We use our personal cars to get to the location, taking turns per event as we use only one car to save up gas.

Basic Photo Booth Studio Type Set-up


Two (2) Hours – P3,500
Three (3) Hours – P4,500
Four (4) Hours – P5,500
*Additional P1,000/hour extension
*Different Rates if outside Lipa

4″ x 6″ or 4R Size Magnetic – P1,000
Album for Photostrip – P550


4″ x 6″ or 4R Photographic Size (Landscape, Portrait or Photostrip)
Unlimited Shots
Personalized/Customized Layout
Green Screen Technology
Live View Function
High Quality Printer
Use of Cool and Fun Props
Online Gallery via Facebook
Soft Copy

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We are purchasing our inventory supplies such as photo standees, photo papers, photo magnets and others to our local supplier, RC Studio located at P. Torres Street, Lipa City. Items are pre-ordered as we are following supplier’s lead time so better check all your inventories after every event.

You can, of course, cater all days if you’re not working 8 hours, five days a week. But this is perfect for people who want to have additional income while working full-time. You can operate with minimal overhead expenses as no rental space is required. No need to employ people and no utility bills to pay. Thus, no need to worry if you have no client every week. There is no need also to rent a vehicle since equipment can be dismantled and it can fit inside your personal car.

We are operating for more than a year now and though we’re only doing it on weekends, we already got the return of investments. Currently, we are eyeing on another unit to expand our side hustle.

Are you looking for a photo booth to capture fun and exciting moments of your event? Call or send us a message and book your next event with MaQiPhotobooth. Follow our blog,, and we will give you a special discount. Don’t forget to share!

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