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Photobooth FAQs

What is the Nightowl DJ photobooth?

It is a big ol’ pile of fun for your event! You can choose the classic ‘behind the curtain’ style booth, which easily fits 3-4 guests. Or you can choose the ‘open style’ booth, where we set up a large backdrop and can snap pics of up to 10 guests at once. The choice is yours!

How does the photobooth work?

Jump in the booth, push the color or black & white button, and pose. View your poses and show us your good side on the flat screen monitor while it counts you down before each shot.

When do I get my photos?

Your lab-quality photos print on the spot, and will be ready by the time you get out of the booth.

Is there a limit to how many photos we can take?

You and your guest can take unlimited photos for the entire duration of your booking. How great is that?

How can I view my photos after the event?

The event host is given a flash drive with all the photos at the end of the event. Pictures are also made available for viewing for one year after your event on our website, with optional password protection. If you take advantage of the ‘Memories’ add on, you can take your custom scrapbook filled with pictures and notes from friends home with you after you event.

Why do I need a Photobooth, if I already have a photographer?

Photographers do an amazing job of capturing moments throughout the day, but these photos are typically meant for the bride & groom to enjoy. Our Photobooth is something that will provide laughs and entertainment for your guests and give them a personalised party favor to take home with them. For a business, place your logo on your custom photo strip and you know it will be on fridges all over town the very next day. For a bride & groom, add our ‘Memories’ package to your Photobooth rental and we will print doubles of all the strips, place them in a beautiful black scrapbook style album and invite your guests to write you a note beside their photo. That will be a guest book you pull off the shelf often to share with your friends for years to come! A photobooth is meant to compliment your photographer, not replace them.

Will someone from Nightowl DJ be at my event with my photobooth rental?

Absolutely, they will arrive to set up an hour before your scheduled ‘photo time’ and stay to welcome guests into the booth, help with the fun props, and pack up at finish time. Our attendants are technically trained to operate the equipment, and will ensure that you get the best use of your photo booth. If the start of your photo time is later than the start time of your event, we prefer to set up early so we don’t disturb guests while setting up. If this is the case, our idle time will be billed at $30 per hour.

What are your setup requirements?

We need to be within 25′ of an electrical outlet, and require a 10×10 space for our setup. We suggest placing the booth in a high traffic area where everyone can see the fun people have when they hop in the booth!

Do you require a deposit? Is there a cancellation fee?

If you are ready to book and we are available for your date we will require a $200 deposit to hold it for you. That $200 goes towards your final invoice for the event, with the remainder due two weeks prior to your event. Payments can be made by cash or cheque. Cheques returned to us by our bank for any reason will be charged a $40 fee, with the outstanding amount due immediately. The deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days before your event date, and if cancelled within 60 days prior the cancellation fee is the full deposit. We will book dates up to 1 year in advance.

Will you travel, and is there an extra fee?

We are happy to travel. Depending on weather conditions and the distance travelled, some event hosts may be required to provide a hotel room for our employee, in addition to a mileage fee.

DJ & Lighting FAQs

What is included when I book Nightowl DJ to play music at my event?

Set up of a 2 speaker sound system adequate for the size of the venue and amount of guests, and sub woofers at larger venues. Party lighting (this includes a tower with a ‘colour wash’ lighting fixture, a ‘floor detail’ lighting fixture, and a ‘ceiling detail’ fixture) is included with all indoor events. Wireless microphone & stand are provided, and of course, a trained, professional and fun DJ dressed appropriately for your event. Request cards for guests are placed at each table, and glow necklaces can be handed out on the dance floor if you like.

What additional lighting options do you offer?

In addition to the great light tower that comes to all events, you can add uplighting to highlight a specific area, wall, or add colour to a space. If your venue has harsh lighting, you can bring in uplights to add a softer lighting and turn down the house lights. Aside from great music, I recommend uplighting as the most impactful thing you can add to your banquet or wedding, because of how much it can transform a space. In a smaller town where we see the same venues over and over, this is something I LOVE to bring out to spice up an event!

Will we be able to meet before our wedding or event?

Meeting prior to an event is not necessary for most events, a quick phone call or e-mail reviewing the timelines for the night is adequate. However for weddings, there are several items that we meet and discuss within one month of the wedding date. If you have any questions during the planning stages, I am always available to chat and provide assistance.

Will you take requests, and what kind of music will you play?

We love requests! Let us know what you want and do not want to hear. We will play as many of your guest’s appropriate requests as we can throughout the night. Our goal at each event is to bring everyone up the dance floor, and play a variety of music styles. We like to play ‘sets’ of genres, for example 3 country songs, then 3 classic rock songs, followed by 3 top 40 hits and so on. Have no fear of the DJ only playing their favourite music styles. We add over 30 top hits each month to our database, spanning from the 1950’s to current. All of our music is legally acquired, radio friendly and ‘clean’.

What are your setup requirements?

We need to be within 25′ of an electrical outlet, and require a 10×10 space for our equipment. Keep in mind where the dance floor will be and where elderly guests may be seated.

Can you play music for our wedding ceremony?

We’d be happy to. If the ceremony is in the same space as the reception and does not require a second equipment setup, the fee is $100. This includes 1 hour of wireless microphone use and music. Musicians are welcome to use our speaker system if they can be available for a sound check a half hour before the event.
If the reception and ceremony are in two locations, a second setup is required and the ceremony fee is $150. This is also the fee if you are booking Nightowl for your ceremony only. This includes all of the above services. For outdoor ceremonies, we will need to be within 25′ of an electrical outlet, or require that you provide an extension cord run to the site. Please provide a stable, covered site or tent if there are any rainy weather concerns. For a fee, we can bring and setup our own tent.

If our party goes later than expected, can we ask Nightowl DJ to stay longer and keep playing music?

Yes, however we will require payment before beginning the extra play time. We suggest having cash or a blank cheque with you.

Do you require a deposit? Is there a cancellation fee?

If you are ready to book and we are available for your date we will require a $200 deposit to hold it for you. That $200 goes towards your final invoice for the event, with the remainder due two weeks prior to your event. We accept payments by cash or cheque. Cheques returned to us by our bank for any reason will be charged a $40 fee, with the outstanding amount due immediately. The deposit is fully refundable up to 60 days before your event date, and if cancelled within 60 days prior the cancellation fee is the full deposit. We will book dates up to 1 year in advance.

Will you travel, and is there an extra fee?

We are happy to travel. Depending on weather conditions and the distance travelled, some event hosts may be required to provide a hotel room for our employee, in addition to a mileage fee.

Do you have a contract?

Yes, to be filled out by both parties to ensure there are no hidden fees or surprises.

Do you have references from past customers?

We sure do! Please see our Testimonials page, or contact hoot@nightowldj.ca for a list of customers and repeat clients who have provided their contact information for references.