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On since 2021

Last update: February 2024

The ultimate PhotoBooth, wrapped up in 1960s style!

Based in Essex and operating throughout the Essex and EOE area, the PhotoBay is a photo booth company that creates unforgettable wedding memories. Conceptualised in 2017 and newly operating in 2021, we operate out of a 1969 VW campervan that has been painstakingly converted into the ultimate mobile photo booth. This photo booth-on-wheels now works to capture fun-filled memories of your special day while providing an eclectic decoration piece at your reception.

Services Offered

The PhotoBay offers a range of packages to suit the vision of any newlyweds-to-be. All set packages include a consultation in advance of your event, allowing you to collaborate with us to create a bespoke template design. Photo booths are available for up to four-and-a-half hours, with extra time available upon request. Of course a wide range of props will be provided, you just need to bring the party! We can take care of arrangements directly with your venue, and will often visit before your big day to provide a stress-free and seamless experience. Our booths are always accompanied by an attendant throughout the night to help with any printing, hand out extra props, and just generally interact with your guests to make sure they have the best time. For those who have something specific in mind, custom packages are available.

Now inlcludes the all new PhotoPod!
The brand new and unique photobooth, created to provide the same amazing PhotoBay service, in a compact and versatile photobooth pod!
The PhotoPod is not just an off-the-shelf photobooth, it is custom built, by us, designed to produce amazing photo memories for any celebration!
The PhotoPod is not a booth that uses a tablet and an app, it is custom built around the same technology we use in the PhotoBay so it produces stunning photos from it's Canon camera, and still keep the same simple, user friendly and fun photobooth experience.

the PhotoPod also acts as our service guarantee, if the great british weather does it's thing and the PhotoBay can't operate or you think you might not get the most out of it, the PhotoPod will ensure a full and exceptional photobooth experience will still operate!

Frequently asked questions


Booth attendant
Digital copies
Fancy dress and props
Instant prints
Live social media sharing
Photo book


Enclosed booth
Open booth
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Reviews for the PhotoBay

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30 reviews
100% recommend it
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Kelsey B. Sent on 07/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating


We absolutely love photo booths at any event so we had to have one at our wedding!
The Photobay is local to us and recommended so we of course had to go with them!
We loved what Tim had to offer, the photobooth being a screen rather than the massive ones you used to see taking up so much room!
There were plenty of props, a backdrop was offered but we didn’t have that and all the pictures were great! Fab quality and everyone took away their own copy with an online link to the pictures too!
We got to design our layout which was nice and made it feel more personal
Definitely recommend using the Photobay and we probably will again!
Thank you!
Ciara S. Sent on 28/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating


We cannot recommend the Photobay highly enough! When I initially booked, my (then) fiancé wasn’t convinced it was essential.. however he has now eaten his words completely and we both agree it was one of the best, if not the best, decisions we made for our wedding! Every one our guests of all ages (even sams 84 year old granny) loved it and there was a small queue of guests all evening. we have cried laughing at the photos which fully capture the joy of our wedding day. Tim provided a fantastic service and even personalises the photo prints for you. Thank you Tim for being such a fantastic part of our day. Ciara and Sam x
Robyn Sent on 04/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing service & the best of fun!

I came across The Photobay on instagram when I seen our venue, Villiers Barn, post about their services. I was instantly hooked when I seen it was a VW campervan because not only did it fit the venue so perfectly, it was different and fun to what we’d seen at other weddings. A photo booth at weddings is something I couldn’t recommend enough, but if you’re going to pick someone then choose The Photobay.

Tim was so accommodating and easy to chat to which is exactly what you need in the midst of wedding planning, as it can get pretty stressful! You get to personalise your print off photo design and make it perfect for your day which I loved as I was all about the details. So many of our guests said how much they loved the photo booth and how much fun it was. The photos & memories captured by & whilst using The Photobay from our day are some of our favourites!!

If you’re still here reading this review then you know what you need to do… thank you again Tim! You were amazing!

Robyn & George
Charley M. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

Tim was so helpful from the moment I first messaged him. From when I first messaged him, to discussing things and checking in with the venue and then booking was only 4 days. He got in touch closer to the wedding day with some templates for the printed pictures to choose from and then showed up during our wedding breakfast to set up. He even got one of our guests to come and steal us away from the dance floor to make sure we got some pictures! I would highly recomend him to anyone!
Georgia B. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best choice we made!

Right from the minute we booked The Photo Bay for our wedding, Tim was friendly, responsive and just generally lovely! He understood our wedding vibe and created an amazing design for the print outs that matched the theme perfectly!
He kept an eye on the weather for us leading up to the event and put my mind at ease that there would be an indoor option available if we wanted to use it (as the forecast said rain!) The Photo Pod was fantastic, our guests absolutely loved it and had so much fun, everyone commented on how brilliant it was and how lovely Tim is too!

Definitely definitely book, you won’t regret it!
Carla B. Sent on 29/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

⭐︯ amazing ⭐︯

We actually booked our wedding date based on the availability of The PhotoBay.. We wanted a festival style wedding and as soon as we saw this we knew it would be perfect for our big day! Tim was absolutely fantastic from day one, in contact, offering advice and suggestions, just brilliant!
On the day the VW Photo Booth went down an absolute storm, our guests loved it and it was used constantly!
As we wanted Tim there all day, he suggested a more formal style of photo for the earlier part of the day and then more fun pics in the evening and I can honestly say most guests went in multiple times! Tim even created 2 different style of print designs, both which matched our wedding invites and lanyards!
100% recommendation to anyone looking for a Photo Booth for their wedding, event or any other celebration!
Mariflor V. Sent on 03/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

photo-booth in Bury st Edmunds

The photobay provided a great service! Tim was always very helpful and flexible. The service was very punctual. Installation went smoothly. And my guests enjoyed it soo much!! it was great great fun!! highly recommended!
Melissa B. Sent on 26/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic unique service

From start to finish our experience of Tim and his wonderful vw Photo Booth was just fantastic.
Everyone commented on how great it was and was a nice touch it was
Highly recommend
Bethany T. Sent on 16/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A must at your wedding!

We knew we wanted a VW camper at our wedding and when we came across Tim we knew straight away we needed this at our wedding. Tim was so easy to work with and nothing was too much trouble for him. The images which we have loved looking at are hilarious and was a perfect addition to our day. Everyone loved the photobooth and it looked amazing onsite at our wedding and we have so many amazing photos of it! Thank you Tim : ) Luke & Bethany x
Rebecca W. Sent on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Ultimate Professional

The campervan photobooth was an outstanding hit with all our guests, we were concerned people might take a while to 'warm up' before entering in but no! Tim was amazing and everyone loved the campervan. The fact that everyone got a print to take away there and then and the photos were displayed on a big screen for all to see was perfect. We then received a USB stick with all the images which we have loved looking at, they are hilarious!
Jade H. Sent on 06/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such an amazing addition to our day

We had looked at a number of different photo booths for our day but when we stumbled across the photo bay, we knew we had to have it. The VW is so cute. Tim was great in the lead up to the day and had perfect communication. He was really flexible and really helpful especially with how short notice our wedding was (we booked our wedding 91 days before the big day!). He was great with all of the guests, there were so many props and it really was the star of the event. Some guests were so busy at the VW or at the bar that they missed the evening buffet 😂. We would 100% recommend you booking The Photo Bay for your big day.
John B. Sent on 19/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A must have for any weddings or events!!

Tim was accommodating throughout and at every opportunity, he was willing to do whatever he could to ensure we were happy. Rain or Snow he was adamant he'd be ready for our big day. EVERYONE loved his photobooth and the props available which are all included in the price. One thing everyone also thought was amazing was the ability to airdrop your pictures onto your phone from a screen situated inside the venue. We can't stress enough how much you get for the price and would highly recommend Tim and The Photobay to anyone looking to use his service. Such a lovely down to earth person really quick on emails and messages. Thanks so much Tim!!
Tayma Sent on 16/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect from start to finish! :)

We contacted Photobay quite last minute and we’re so pleased they had our date available. Tim has been friendly, professional and quick at getting back to us. Really helpful and accommodating - letting us choose the designs for the photos and even sticking all the second copies in the album for us! Everyone loved the photobooth and it looked perfect in front of the tipis at our wedding and we have so many amazing photos of it! When I woke up the next morning, we had a link with all the digital photos waiting for us. So pleased we booked this. Thank you so much Tim :)
Eric P. Sent on 04/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Photo Booth

Such a great alternative to a standard photobooth. Tim was great. Kept us informed all the way and designed a great package for us. We loved it and so did our guests. Highly recommend for any event you have.👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨
Hayley Sent on 29/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fun fun fun

Best decision ever! I always wanted a camper van incorporated into my wedding day and this was perfect! Tim was amazing with the kids! My five year old nephew was photos bombing everyone and really going to town using all the props! Everyone got a photo and Tim printed a copy of all the ones me and my husband was in, then at the end of the night popped them with the usb in our post box so they didn’t get lost! The usb really was fun to look at everyone’s photos. The usb photos are as printed in the layout (of your own choice) individual and my favourite GIFS!

This really is a great service I would definitely recommend booking if your looking for something extra special! The details really have been thought out and it was even better than expected

It is worth checking with your venue where the van can park! Our venue had mud if it rained the van would have had to part further away, we risked it but it was so worth it and would definitely risk it again in a heartbeat

Thank you again for an amazing service!
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