COVID-19 ADVISORY

A message from our owner:

Wayne Branigan | Owner

As the impact of COVID-19 grows, I wanted you to hear directly from me about the mitigation efforts that Photobooth Masters of Houston has enacted to reduce the risk of infection to our team members, our clients, and their guests. My focus remains on supporting our Photobooth Masters of Houston's team, while at the same time doing my part to preserve the health, safety, and well-being of all those with whom we come in contact.

 

I think it is extremely safe to assume that everyone has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another. The entire photo booth industry relies on a healthy events industry, and the events industry relies on the ability for us to be able to come together as a community and celebrate special days. As we look toward the future and anticipate what it holds for us, we at Photobooth Masters of Houston are working every day to ensure our level of customer service is what our clients are accustomed to and is not diminished.

 

We continue to closely monitor and assess this evolving situation, and any changes in company policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 precautions will be based on scientific studies and official reports, and any changes we make will be updated here. I can’t emphasize just how much I am itching to get back to celebrating with you all, and I am making sure that we can get to that point as safely as possible by expanding and refining our policies. If you have any personal questions requirements or preferences, please email me at info@photoboothmastersofhouston.com and we will do our best to accommodate within reason.

  1. (Masks) In addition to their usual attire, our staff will be required to wear masks, and those with long hair will be required to wear their hair tied or pinned up to prevent touching their face and hair throughout the event. 

  2. (No-touch Selfie Booth activations) For the foreseeable future, our attendants will be the only ones allowed to touch the photo booth screen during attended events with the photo booths! Guests will be required to maintain social distance from the photo booth and attendant for the duration of the rental period. 

  3. (Sanitized Selfie Stations) Our Selfie Station rentals will operate as usual, but our staff will sanitize everything before the event begins and at the end of the rental. 

  4. (No props) We know this is a significant bummer, but there is no feasible way to properly sanitize every prop between guests, so we will be foregoing props for the foreseeable future.

  5. (Guest books) For photo guest books, guests can pick up a clean pen from one bin and put it into one labeled ‘used’ when they are done. Pens will be sanitized between events. 

  6. (Social sharing) Instead of texting and emailing right from the Photo Booths, a link and corresponding QR code will be displayed near the photo booth at the event showing guests where they can go on their phone’s browser to access all of the evenings’ photos. Provided there is adequate internet service available at the venue, photos will sync to the folder automatically as they are taken. This eliminates the need to touch the booth surface, and still allows guests to get digital copies of their photos.

  7. (Sanitizing all equipment before and after events) All our equipment will be sanitized before and after events, and all our boxes and equipment will be sanitized inside our storage facility as well.

  8. OPTIONAL - (Next day prints) For our clients who have prints as part of their package, and would like to eliminate an additional point of contact at their event, we are providing the option for next day prints. We will print the photos at our office. We will package them up, and depending on your preferred delivery location, we can either hand-deliver the following day or mail them via standard shipping. The prints can be placed in the envelopes you send out with thank you cards so guests get their prints! Our standard rule of one print per person per session will apply, so everyone will get a print of each session they were in. 

  9. (Increased pay) All of our team members providing services at events are doing so with the utmost caution to ensure your guests have a great time. During this season and for the foreseeable future, Photobooth Masters of Houston has increased their hourly rate without raising client costs. If you feel so compelled, any and all tips given to the booth attendants during events will be retained by the booth attendant working the event and would be greatly appreciated. 

 

What we are requesting from our clients:

  1. (Masks) Please encourage your guests to wear masks. This has been proven by the CDC to protect other people from getting sick if you are sick, even when asymptomatic. This is a really wonderful way to respect your hardworking vendors whose lives depend on being able to work events every weekend. 

  2. (Set up location) If it is possible to put us away from the dance floor and other major foot traffic spots, that is ideal. 

  3. (Governor’s minimum standard health protocols) We know rules are no fun, but they’re here to protect us all. Please encourage your guests, planner, vendors, and venue to follow the guidelines regarding large events. 

Wayne Branigan | Owner \ Photobooth  Masters of Houston