About Us

Director Emma Whitlock is a professionally trained photographer who has spent the last nine years in event and media management. During her four years managing an elite photobooth hire company in London, she arranged photo booths and staff for A-list events at the Royal Albert Hall, The Dorchester, Selfridges, The Soho Club and the V Festival VIP Lounge to name just a handful.

Emma set up Photoautomatica on her return from London and has provided photo booths in venues such as Vector Arena, Mt Smart Stadium, The Auckland Museum, Auckland Airport, The Auckland Art Gallery, Maritime Museum, Mantells and most wedding venues in the Waikato and Auckland.

Our booth attendents are all trained, friendly & experienced at events.

Unusual venue requirements, complex delivery instructions, individual booking requests and vip demands – Photoautomatica is able to address them all.

Unlimited Gloss Prints

Every Photoautomatica photo booth booking includes unlimited glossy prints.  You and your guests may take as many as you like during your hire.  The prints pop out of the booth approx 20 seconds after you exit.  You  may also chose the options of double prints – each strip prints twice, one for your guest to keep and the other for an album or photo wall.

We use a high quality dye sublimation printer which produces fast, glossy, beautiful prints that do our lighting justice.  They don’t need drying time and won’t fade.

We can brand your print in any way imaginable, free of charge, just talk to us.

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Branding and Personalisation

When you book our sparkling silver photo booth we also give you opportunity of a personalised poster for the photo booth, designed, printed and installed for you.  If you do not require this service, we have a choice of two gorgeous, well designed and welcoming posters in white or black.

Should you require even more stand out branding, talk to us about having the entire booth graphic wrapped.

The gloss instant prints are also personalised for your event, logos, monograms, wedding dates or other.

Photo Booth corporate branding


To get guests going and to keep things creative, we have a large dress up box of props – hats, masks, glasses, blackboards and moustaches/lips/glasses on sticks.  These are available at no extra cost and include many unique items.

 Photo Booth Props

Social Media

There is nothing more suited to social media marketing than a very flattering photo booth.  Your Photoautomatica photo booth hire event images can be uploaded immediately onto Facebook and other social networking sites.  And because your guests look gorgeous, they will happily tag and share their branded images with their friends.  The marketing reach for a single event can be astounding.

Social media photo booth

Every Photoautomatica Service includes:

A deluxe silver glitter retro photo booth OR Open Air photo booth with beauty lighting

Unlimited instant gloss prints for the duration of your hire

A large box of props

Branded/personalised  prints

Set up 2 hours prior to guests arriving

Photo Booth attendant

Dismantle after event

All images provided on disc, at printable and web quality

Images hosted in a password protected album

Images uploaded to Facebook for sharing if required


Photo booth hire periods available are two hours or more.  We would like the opportunity to quote for your event, please supply us with the event date, type and location and we will provide an accurate quote.  You can do so here.