For best results, make sure your backdrop is clutter free or monochromatic. A blank white wall is ideal.
You don’t need that much space either. There’s this small section of blank unobstructed wall in our bedroom between the dresser and the door that I use to take a lot of their photos. Our bedroom is tiny. I have to sit on bed to take their photos.
Then snap away. Lately they’ve developed a fake-smile-for-the-camera-smile. To try to capture more natural smiles and expressions I engage them in conversation while I’m snapping away (using my iPhone 4S).
48 frames later, I choose five favorites and edit them in lightroom (using Get Totally Rad’s Replichrome Film Presets)
To create the photobooth strip, use my DIY Project No. 4 Photobooth Templates (it’s a free download!). Print and cut, then add them to a blank card (the photobooth template also includes a simple card template).
eta: just updated the templates this morning to include cut lines and editable text layers. Download the updated files HERE.