Convention Headshots in our Philadelphia Headshot Photo Booths

The Philadelphia convention headshots we capture at our Philadelphia headshot photo booths are unique.  It’s not just that we instantly touch up (think Photoshop) every headshot as we take them, and then export all the photos to participants so they have instant access to the convention headshots we just captured.  It’s not just that we engage our subjects and help them feel relaxed in front of our headshot camera.  And it’s not just that our LGTBQ national photography team is always on location.  It’s all those things.  And more.

How many headshots have you seen that just blend into the background?  How often do you see images that capture personality and tell a story?  We don’t just create professional Philadelphia convention headshots;  we capture convention headshots that show the personality of the people we photograph.

Whenever we setup our convention headshots at your convention booth, we create photos that support your brand.

What are our sessions like?  First, national event photographer Mike Gatty and/or Matthew Frey are always on site to capture the photos.  Next, we invite each participant in front of our portable, complete, professional headshot studio.  We engage.  Help them relax.  Laugh.  Joke.  When people are relaxed, they’re photogenic.  They’re themselves.  That’s what creates a great photo.  Next, we take a group of images.  About 10, sometimes more.  All the photos are exported immediately to our proprietary software, which “touches up” every individual photo to be flattering.  Life’s little blemishes are erased.  Every participant, every photo is touched up.  Finally, all the convention headshots are exported to our iPad system, where participants immediately review their photos, select the ones they like (or all of them!) and email the photos directly to themselves.  The entire process takes about three minutes, but while one participant is emailing their photos, the photographer has moved on to the next person.   The result?  We service about 60 people an hour through our portable Philadelphia convention headshot photo booths.

Philadelphia Headshot Photo Lounge

A participant poses at our Philadelphia headshot photo booths designed for Allspring Global Financial at a convention.
A participant poses at our Philadelphia headshot photo booths designed for Allspring Global Financial at a convention.

Philadelphia Headshot Photo Booths

  • We capture energized traditional and not-so-traditional headshots at our Philadelphia headshot lounge.
  • Headshots are automatically touched up by our software.
  • Participants instantly email themselves their photos.
  • We take a series of images; participants pick the ones they like.
  • We tailor the experience to each participant’s personality.
  • Our system doesn’t “over correct” headshots.  You won’t look like Kim Kardashian (unless you want to!)
  • Participant emails are branded to your company.
  • You can include web links, links to social media profiles, and other promotional material within the full HTML email.
  • We can also customize the booth itself to seamlessly integrate into your event.  We have small, compact booths for tight spaces, and large, luxurious studio sets for an impressive display.  We’ll work with your event designers to make sure everything fits perfectly and reflects your brand’s image.
  • You’ll receive all data collected at the Philadelphia headshot photo booth.  We can even expand what data is collected to fit your industry specific need.
  • Our national event photographers are your headshot photographers.  We are professional, energized, engaged photographers who know how to run a fast-paced event that will leave you a little breathless.
  • Our company is LGTBQ owned and will help your participants feel at ease from any community.
Our portable Philadelphia headshot photo booths set up at any convention for perfect, studio-similar images.

More details on our unique touch up software.

Our Philadelphia headshot photo booth software is unique.

US Event Photos is the only national event photography firm with this automatic touch up software.   We developed the software, and the entire process, after a client called one day and asked, “is it possible to touch up convention headshots automatically?’

Yes, it’s possible.  Here’s how our software is different.

  • We customize the filters based on sex  and other factors.  Without that customization, software would over-correct participants.
  • We take a series of photos.  “One and done” just doesn’t work for head shots.
  • Our photographers engage the participants, helping them pose.  We shoot different angles, poses, heights, framing.
  • Generally, we take about 10 photos of a participant.  After correction, the participant chooses the photo(s) they like.
  • Only those photos selected by the participant are emailed or text messaged to the participant.
  • The iPad and email are customized with your brand’s logo.
  • Photos can be emailed in full resolution if requested.
  • We use a complete portable photo studio for the Philadelphia Headshot Photo Booths.  Resulting photos are indistinguishable from traditional studio portraits.
A collage of headshots from our Philadelphia Headshot photo booth
Our Philadelphia headshot photo booths take a series of photos for each participant, automatically touch those photos up, and email all of them in full resolution from the event floor.

Philadelphia convention headshots automatically touched up.

Philadelphia Headshot Photo Booths. Philadelphia Convention Headshots in Seconds.

Our Philadelphia Headshot Photo booths are fast.
  • True, we will put your participant at ease.
  • True, we capture both traditional and not-so-traditional poses in our Philadelphia headshot photo booths.
  • True, we specialize in diversity and women’s events.
  • True, our approach means everyone is photogenic.
  • True, our headshot photographers pose each participant.
  • True, our system is tailored to each participant.  We won’t “over correct” a participant.
  • True, we take about 10 photos for each person.  They’ll love at least one.
  • True, we touch up the photos immediately.
  • True, the entire process takes about 3-5 minutes.
  • True, participants love having a selection of Philadelphia convention headshots to choose from.
  • Click here for examples of past shoots.
An unusual participant poses for this convention headshot at a Philadelphia headshot photo booth.
An unusual participant poses for this convention headshot at a Philadelphia headshot photo booth.

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We'll help all your participants be at ease.
A Philadelphia convention headshots participant poses at the Philadelphia headshot photo booths with automatic touch up.
A Philadelphia convention headshots participant poses at the Philadelphia headshot photo booths with automatic touch up.

FAQ About Our Philadelphia Headshot Photo Lounge and Planning Materials

The photo lounge — also called a headshot photo booth — is designed to take great convention headshots at events, and export those images for participant use on social media.  Here are the most common questions about integrating a head shot photo booth into your event space:

How much space is required for the Philadelphia Headshot Photo Booths?

The Philadelphia headshot photo booths can fit in a smaller footprint than other photo executions.  By definition, headshots are taken of individuals, one participant at a time.  That means the background can be smaller, since only one participant poses for the photos.  We can use a small, pop-up style background, which takes up about 5′ of background space, or a larger, 8′ scrim style background.  It all depends on the space you have available, and how you’d like the photo booth to look.  From the back wall, we need less than 10′, which means the entire photo experience can fit in a space 5′ wide by less than 10′ deep.  Our studio for Orlando convention headshots fits into a small space.

Power Requirements for the Philadelphia Headshot Photo Lounge:

Power requirements for the Philadelphia headshot photo lounge is the same as other photo executions.  A simple 5 amp, standard wall receptacle  is is fine, which is adjacent to the photo area.  We’ll bring standard extension cords to run power, and will tape down all power.  Keep in mind you don’t want to run power across main aisles or traffic paths.

How long do the photos take?  What is the capacity of the booth?

We run our Philadelphia headshot photo lounge a bit differently than other photo companies.  First, we do “mini sessions” of about 6 – 10 photos of each participant.  All the photos we take in that few minute period are immediately imported into the system by the photographer, as the participant moves from in front of the camera to the iPad area.  The photographer selects a touch-up filter that is customized to the participant, applies that filter to all the photos in the mini-session, and exports all the images to the iPads.  The touch-up process takes about 30 seconds.  All the touched-up photos are now available on the iPads, and the photo assistant selects all the images, and emails all the photos to the participant.  That takes another 30 seconds.  While the assistant is helping the participant, the photographer has moved onto the next in line.  Participants actually select the photos they like when they receive the email, not on the event floor.  That keeps an even line flow.

We can photograph about 50 participants per hour, comfortably, with each head shot photo lounge set.  The entire process takes a couple of minutes for each person.  Our convention headshots, however, are indistinguishable from traditional headshots captured at a photo studio.

How extensive is the touch-up process?

We customize each touch up based on feed back from the participant.  Some people want extensive correction, others just a little.  We like to tell people the finished photos will just “look like you got a nice, restful sleep.  The touch up process helps refresh you.”  Our process is customized to age, sex, skin type, and other factors that are participant specific and are specified by the photographer at the time of processing.

Are the convention headshots printed at the Philadelphia headshot photo lounge?

Typically, no, the convention headshots aren’t printed on location like at other types of photo executions.  If you’d like prints available, let us know, and we can provide that service — but it isn’t typically wanted for head shots.

What resolution are the Philadelphia convention headshots sent?

From the Philadelphia headshot photo booths, we send large file sizes to the participant — 1800 pixels.  There is a link on the email/ text message for the participant to download complimentary full resolution files from our gallery.  Sometimes we send the full file sizes out with the email, and eliminate the need for a gallery.  However, if internet is slow, that can cause the emails to arrive after the event conclusion (instead of immediately from the event floor).

Are the Philadelphia convention headshots public?

Usually.  However, they don’t have to be.  They can be password protected.  Also, images CAN be tagged with participant names and made searchable (so the participant can bring up just their photos) — however, that does add a few minutes to the work flow on the event floor.  Most participants like the link to be private — password protected — but don’t care if other participants see their photos, so tagging with their names is usually not needed.

Can you customize the background for the Philadelphia convention headshots?

Short answer — yes.  We do suggest the logo be off to one side of the background, and not across the top.  Top placement doesn’t work well.  However, we do have a customization service to brand the background.  Production takes about two weeks.

Headshots at Conventions Guidelines:  Our Suggestions for Great Philadelphia Convention Headshots (Dropbox Link)

Philadelphia convention headshots that show personality of the participant.
Philadelphia convention headshots that show personality of the participant.
Our deluxe, double Orlando headshot photo lounge
An Orlando Headshot Photo Booth for Autodesk. These back to back headshot stations permit two participants at once, doubling our capacity.
A Philadelphia convention headshot at a conference for podcasters and influencers.
A Philadelphia convention headshot at a conference for podcasters and influencers.

Philadelphia Headshot Photo Booths: Emails & Texts

Philadelphia Convention Headshots Sent Instantly with Customized Emails & Texts

At our Philadelphia headshot photo booths, participants can email and/or text message their photos right from the Philadelphia convention headshots photo experience.  Those emails are branded with your branding and are full HTML.  We’ll help you customize the email with an easy-to-use worksheet, providing you with a template that makes it easy create the email just how you want it.  The header is customized with your graphics; include hashtags within the body of the email, links to web pages you want to highlight, anything you’d like to communicate to the participant.  Or, if your sponsor is supporting the booth, we’ll work directly with that sponsor to create the email exactly how’d they’d like it.

Philadelphia convention headshots are also text messaged directly to the participant from the event floor.  The text is an MMS text message, which is “geek speak” for it looks really good.  The Philadelphia convention headshots are instantly touched up and sent immediately from the event floor.  The result?  Philadelphia convention headshots participants – and sponsors – and you—love.

Data Collection and Our Philadelphia Headshot Photo Lounge

Our Philadelphia headshot photo booths are the perfect vehicle for collecting participant data. What data do we collect? That’s up to you. Whatever you want us to gather, we’ll provide in a simple Excel spreadsheet so you can easily import the information into your systems.
Our standard data collection includes participant text phone numbers, email address, and their first and last name.  However, we can also collect customized participant data specific to your needs.
For example, one of our core clients requires the “booking telephone number” of each participant, because that is how they track their clients. So, we customize a field within our system to collect that information. Other clients require billing zip codes, or business phone numbers, or other materials that might not fit the standard fields. No problem. Tell us what you need, and we’ll tweak our platform to gather that information.
Even better, it’s included in our rate.

The email sent with our Philadelphia convention headshots is fully customizable with your logo, web links, hashtags, and anything else you'd like to communicate.
The email sent with our Philadelphia convention headshots is fully customizable with your logo, web links, hashtags, and anything else you'd like to communicate.
Our Philadelphia convention headshots are emailed right from the event floor using our provided iPads.
Our Philadelphia convention headshots are emailed right from the event floor using our provided iPads.