Drop your wedding photographer for magic mirror hire


Magic mirror photo booth hire is a great experience and a worthy alternative to a wedding photographer. Find out why in this blog.

wedding bride and groom
wedding bride and groom

So you’re getting married. Congratulations! Now it’s time to start planning all the details of your big day. One of the most important aspects of any wedding is, of course, photography. You want to make sure you hire a professional who can capture all the special moments of your day so you can look back on them for years to come. But what if we told you there was a new trend in wedding photography that has taken off? We’re talking about magic mirror photo booth hire.

That’s right, hiring a company to bring a magic mirror photo booth to your wedding reception so your guests can take fun, one-of-a-kind photos. In this blog post, we’ll explore why more and more couples are ditching their traditional photographer in favour of magic mirror hire for their big day.

Differences between a magic mirror photo booth and a wedding photographer

Magic mirror photo booth hire can be a great addition to your wedding, but it's important to know the difference between a magic mirror photo booth and a wedding photographer.

Magic mirror photo booth

A magic mirror photo, some would say, is mostly just for fun - it's a great way to get everyone in on the action and take some fun photos as the guests have to go to the photo booth and take pictures themselves.

With most magic mirrors for hire, guests will use a range of wedding photo booth props and extras to have fun with, while they take group pictures.

Wedding photographer

A wedding photographer is there to capture the serious moments of your day, and they'll usually stay for the whole event to make sure they don't miss anything.

Wedding photographers will take arranged photos of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen and family members. But when it comes to guests, unlike a magic mirror photo booth that guests will operate themselves, a wedding photographer will usually remain in the background and take in-the-moment photos of guests.

Why is magic mirror hire the best alternative to a wedding photographer?

A magic mirror photo booth is the perfect alternative to a traditional wedding photographer. Here are four reasons why.

What is a magic mirror photo booth?

A magic mirror photo booth is a unique and fun feature that allows guests to take photos. With this type of photo booth, you and your guests can have your photos taken with a two-way photo booth magic mirror that allows you to look at yourself while your photos are being taken. This is a great way to add some extra excitement to your wedding photos, and it will also give your guests something fun to do during the reception.

Easier on the wallet

There is no comparison when it comes to cost. To hire a reputable wedding photographer you're looking at £1,500+. Here's why:

Reputable wedding photographers have years of experience and carry 10s of thousands of pounds worth of equipment with them.

As a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, this takes a lot of planning and time to make sure everything goes to plan.

A wedding photographer will have to comb through the photos at a later date and send them to you. This also takes time.

A standard magic mirror photo booth hire package from us costs just £350. This is because there's no need for planning and preparation. We arrive with the photo booth and set it up ready to be used.

Something that guests can enjoy

When planning a wedding, one of the main things people think about is what type of entertainment they can provide for their guests.

A wedding photographer is something you include just for you, but magic mirror photo booth hire is something for everyone in attendance to enjoy.

You have a lot of options for entertainment from DJs and singers to trivia or even mobile escape rooms. The great thing about magic mirror hire is that you're killing two birds with one stone. You get to have photos of all your guests while they have fun using the photo booth.

Contribute to the décor

As a wedding photographer is an actual person, they differ entirely from a physical device like a magic mirror photo booth.

A magic mirror photo booth is a striking feature and the benefit of it over other types of photo booths is that you can use the photo booth magic mirror to display personalised messages.

You can position it in a way that positively contributes to the décor of your venue, while also having your own personalised bride and groom message displayed on it for all your guests to see.

More than just photos

A wedding photographer and a magic mirror photo booth are essentially two things that are both used to take pictures. Where magic mirror photo booth hire excels is that it can be used for more than just photos while it's in use.

I mentioned previously that it contributes to the décor. That's one reason why it's more than just photos. But what I'm referring to here is that you can include other things with magic mirror hire to create a better experience with it.

Onsite photo printing is a game changer with magic mirror photo booth hire as now you not only get to take pictures, but you and your guests can print photos at the booth and take them home.

There are creative ways you can utilise onsite photo printing too, such as creating your own wedding photo booth for guests to stick their photos in with a personal message to you.


While magic mirror photo booth hire is a great alternative to a wedding photographer, there are some drawbacks to choosing it over hiring a wedding photographer. The main thing is that a wedding photographer will capture the wedding ceremony and other intricate parts of your wedding that might otherwise not have been seen.

Overall, with the number of camera phones and amateur photographers around these days, you have options for capturing photos at your wedding, but you can't replace a magic mirror photo booth.