Photo Booth Rentals


Photo-matica is a full service photo booth rental company. We are committed to preserving the golden age of the vintage photo booth. Our booths are classic memory making photographic machines that blend in beautifully at any event. Our picture quality is tighter than your event budget. Our customer service is the BEST in the industry, and we provide you with an onsite technician that won’t creep out at your event. So, what ’s stopping you from hiring us and throwing a killer party?

LET’S TALK. We’ll get you a custom quote faster than you can say ‘cheese’.



Four hour photo booth rental: All-inclusive $999


  • Rate shown is for a 4 hour Saturday event within 50 miles of our locations (San Francisco, San Jose, Washington DC, Baltimore, Knoxville).
  • Need more time? Extra hours are just $175/hour. Need less time? Deduct $100/hour.
  • We have ZERO hidden fees and we pay the tax. If paying by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.
  • Is your party super far outside the Bay Area / Washington DC / Knoxville areas? We’re still SUPER reasonable – contact us for a quote.
  • Is your celebration during the week? We offer weekday discounts based on availability.
  • We love our community and regularly run non-profit events for discounted pricing. Ask about our non-profit pricing.

Hands down, the BEST money I spent on my wedding.

~ Mary W. (Emeryville, CA)  via Yelp

Contact Us

  • San Francisco: 415-466-8700
  • San Jose: 408-372-6900
  • Washington, DC: 202-600-2300
  • Knoxville, TN: 865-315-7555
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Our Locations

Our photo booth building headquarters are located in lovely San Francisco. We also have home bases in Annapolis (Washington DC / Baltimore Area) and in Knoxville, Tennessee.

San Francisco Bay Area

We proudly serve all Bay Area locations including San Jose, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Los Gatos, Sonoma, Marin County, Pleasanton, Livermore, Santa Clara, Dublin, San Mateo, Burlingame, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Emeryville, Los Altos, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Daly City… You name it and we’ll be there!

Washington DC & Northern Virginia

Our amazing college friend, Kristy, runs a Photo-matica operation out of Annapolis, Maryland and serves photo booth needs throughout the Northern Virginia / Washington DC / Baltimore area. You name the place, and we’ll make it happen!

Knoxville & East Tennessee

Matt’s sweet sister-in-law, Candace, runs her Photo-matica operation out of Knoxville. Her area serves all of East Tennessee, including Gatlinburg, the Tri-City area, Asheville, Chattanooga, Cookeville, Maryville, and everywhere in between!

Is your party outside the San Francisco / San Jose area? We’re still SUPER reasonable, we promise! Contact us for a quote.

Rent Now!

Contact us to reserve a booth for your next event.

The booth was a hit at my wedding! I got so many compliments. I feel like it was the main attraction at my wedding LOL!

~ Marie A. (San Mateo, CA) via Yelp

Gallery of Recent Events



More Photo Galleries

There’s lots more photos in our complete Photo Gallery

Don’t See your Photos?

If you don’t see your event posted within a week, your event organizer has requested that we provide a private album. Follow up with them directly for more photo booth goodness.

I can’t say enough great things about these guys!  I work for an event planning/catering company and we used them for our company party and now I recommend them to all of our clients.

~ Leann R. (San Francisco, CA) via Yelp

Our Story

It all started a few years ago when Doug was living in San Francisco with his wife and newborn son. Always a tinkerer, Doug thought of a brilliant way to combine his passion for things old and rusty, his love of photography, and his dream of owning his own business.

Doug built the first Photo-matica booth using local products and neighborhood businesses wherever possible. The booth worked like a dream, and Photo-matica was born.

As demand and word about Photo-matica’s amazing photo booths spread, Doug decided to ask Matt, to join the team. They ran track in college together and have known each other for 17 years. Matt is the brains of the operation. Ensuring that every detail of service is followed through to perfection. And Doug is the brawn. Designing, building, and improving each photo booth. They’ve enjoyed every minute of creating Photo-matica together and bringing you an unforgettable photo booth experience.

Their passion for photo booths, clients, and spreading Photo-matica love is reflected in every Photo-matica event.

It would be a mistake to choose any other photo booth. Matt and Doug know what they are doing and they seem to really enjoy bringing fun to people’s parties.
Thanks for everything Photo-matica! I will definitely be booking you in the future!

~ Laura J. (San Carlos, CA) via Yelp