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Over the past couple weeks we’ve been sharing, on our Facebook and Instagram pages, the Top 10 Reasons to book a Photo Booth, Retro Audio Guest Book, Décor, Party Game, Audio-Visual, or Concessions Equipment Rental, Balloon Décor or Photography Session (Easter Family Photos or Pictures with Santa) from Smiling Dog Entertainment.

Just in case you missed any of them, and to make it easier to see all 10 reasons, we decided to put them all together in one place.

So, here are the Top 10 Reasons to book with Smiling Dog Entertainment for your next event:

Classic Plus Package Photo Booth

Reason Number 10:

Between our offices in Pleasant Hill and Cedar Falls we have over 30 amazing team members ready to deliver fun, smiles, laughter, and love to you and your guests.

We’re blessed to have such an amazing team and we consistently receive rave reviews from our clients on the outstanding job our team members do in delivering our services.

In addition to providing outstanding customer service, having such a large team provides us the flexibility to accept last minute jobs like the one we recently booked for a popcorn machine rental (the day before the event) or a Sweet 16 Birthday Party photo booth rental we once booked in Omaha (two hours away) the morning of the party.

Let our team show you what they can bring to your next event!

Reason Number 9:

We’re no “one trick pony”.

We have multiple photo booth options including a traditional enclosed photo booth, open air photo booth, SADIE – our Glamper Photo Booth, a 1950’s television photo booth, a vintage bellows style roaming camera (photo experience), and we offer Red Carpet photo experiences.

Reason Number 8:

We are always striving to improve the quality and variety of the services we offer.

As such, we spend 4 days each year at the Photo Booth Expo, attending classes, meeting with industry leaders and colleagues, and checking out new equipment and software options so we can continue to offer you new and exciting photo booth experiences.

We don’t monkey around when it comes to delivering fun, smiles, laughter, and love to your event!

Reason Number 7:

We don’t just do photo booth rentals.

We also have décor rentals such as our lighted Mr. & Mrs. Sign, lighted LOVE letters, and champagne walls.

Let us light up your event with a well-lit professional photo from one of our exceptional photo booth experiences or some of our sparkling décor.

Reason Number 6:

We have an amazing selection of standard and Premium backdrops for your photo booth,or other backdrop needs, including our newest, handmade white barn wood backdrop.

We have over 50 backdrop options for our open air photo booths and we’re working on adding even more

Reason Number 5:

While not as sexy as some of the other reasons on this list, this is equally, if not more, important.

Having been in the photo booth industry for going on 9 years we’ve seen just about everything imaginable at an event and we’re prepared to deal with most, if not all, of those situations.

We carry liability insurance in case someone is injured or something is damaged.

We bring backup equipment with us to each rental so if something stops working we can fix it or replace it.

We have a team of close to 30 members, so if one person gets sick we have someone else who can step in to take their place for your event.

We have relationships with many of the top suppliers in the industry so if something breaks we can replace it quickly or if something isn’t working properly (i.e. software) we can get an answer quickly on how to reset it and make it work again.

We also have relationships with many other photo booth companies, so if we’re not able to take your event, because too many others are interested in our services for your date, we can recommend another company who meets our high standards.

What this all means is that when you book Smiling Dog Entertainment you can rest assured that we have everything we need to help you enjoy your, “Best Wedding (or other event) Ever”!

Reason Number 4:

We are flexible and accommodating. We worked with a health care company last year to provide them with an Enclosed Photo Booth for their annual meeting.

This year, that same company wanted to do something different and asked fi we could facilitate a Puzzle Palooza for their team.

So we ordered 11 – 1,000 piece puzzles for their event. They broke up into 11 teams of 4 and had 2 hours to see who could complete their puzzle the quickest.

The winning team won prizes furnished by the company and got to keep a copy of the puzzle. The second place team also each received a copy of the puzzle.

So, if you’re looking for something fun for your event and don’t want a photo booth, let us know what you’re thinking and we’ll see how we can help.

Reason Number 3:

Not only do we offer exceptional Photo Booth experiences, Retro Audio Guest Book rentals, and Décor, Equipment, Party Game, and Balloon Décor rentals, but we also have a sister company – Occasions and Stems – that deliversfull-service décor design, delivery, setup and teardown as well as silk floral arrangements.

We also have a great partnership with Ultimate Entertainment Iowa, the biggest and best DJ Service provider in Iowa to keep your dance floor full and your event on schedule.

Partnering with the teams at Occasions and Stems and Ultimate Entertainment ensures that each element of your special day or event is overseen by a dedicated expert in that area, not by a generalist portraying themselves as an expert on everything.

We are not the least expensive options, but when you want the best for your wedding or special event the teams at Smiling Dog Entertainment, Occasions and Stems, and Ultimate Entertainment can be counted on to deliver it for you, your family, and friends.

Reason Number 2:

We come to the photo booth business with a professional photography background and an understanding of what it takes to deliver high quality photographic memories for you, your family, and friends.

We have had numerous people reach out to us for digital copies of their photos after an event saying, “these are the best pictures we’ve had together in years”.

There is no better compliment we can get from a client or one of their guests.

We have the knowledge, the equipment, and the training to produce memorable photos from your special event that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Reason Number 1:

“We used Smiling Dog Entertainment for our wedding and we could not recommend them enough! Every part of our experience was positive. One of our favorite parts of our wedding reception!”


“We had Smiling Dog Entertainment come out for our company holiday party last week. The photo booth was SUCH a hit! Could not recommend them more!”


“I loved working with Smiling Dog Entertainment so much!! Shane is the best owner ever and was so communicative and responsive even before meeting him his positivity would pop from his emails! I think everyone needs a photo booth at their wedding and Smiling Dog Entertainment was the best! Thank you!!


Across all platforms we’ve received 100’s of amazing reviews like these from clients that agreed that we deliver fun, smiles, laughter, and love to their reception, graduation party, holiday party, prom or after prom, or other event.

In addition to the reviews we have numerous clients who come back to us every year to do their annual events, who recommend us to others for their events, and who go out of their way to sing our praises to others on social media.

In Conclusion

The 10 reasons listed above combined with our attention to incredible customer service, shows why we’re one of the top photo booth and entertainment companies in the region.

Give us an opportunity and we’ll show you why Aurora, Sarah, Stephanie, and so many others took the time to share their thoughts on their amazing experiences with Smiling Dog Entertainment and why so many individuals, organizations, and companies continue to book us year after year to deliver fun, smiles, laughter, and love to their events.

You won’t be disappointed you did.