The Republic of Photography was founded in 2006 by award-winning portrait and advertising photographer Seamus Ryan, when he designed his first Boothnation photo booth. Designed to flatter even the most discerning subject these 'beauty lit' photo booths—and more recently pop up shoots and pods—have become a mainstay at brand activations, award nights and glamorous parties ever since.

Working with a host of global brands, the ROP design photo shoots and photo booths that really do engage people, ensuring social sharing, positive association, and lots of fun. Our happy team includes photographers, designers, producers and programmers, and we work closely with set builders, stylists and model makers.

The ROP have also designed and manage permanent photo booths in Topshop stores throughout the UK and Ireland and Rough Trade stores in London and New York. We are also very proud to have been an Official Partners of BAFTA since 2011. At the heart of what we do is a profound appreciation for the enduring power of a great photograph.

Contact our Events team and discover what our experiential photography can do for you.


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About Seamus


ROP director Seamus Ryan's photography reflects his strong passion for people and the portrait genre.

His advertising, editorial and theatre work, covers all aspects of modern portraiture. His lighting and people skills ensure a steady flow of celebrity portrait commissions as well as bold character work.

He has worked on countless national and international advertising campaigns over a twenty year career, from marketing titans such as Nike through to The National Theatre and Comic Relief.

Seamus has been awarded by D&AD and the Association of Photographers and has work included in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.


To see Seamus' portfolio website please click here.



"I wouldn't want to give a party without a Republic of Photography Glitter Booth. Everyone has fun, and the lighting is super-flattering!"

Nigella Lawson

"Thank you so much to the Republic of Photography for metaphorically being the icing on our wedding cake! Their Boothnation photo booth has an amazing knack of making everyone look super glamourous. It was like 250 film stars turned up at our wedding!"

Dermot and Dee O'Leary


“The Republic of Photography photo booth was a major highlight of our wedding day. Some serious fun and memorable pictures. Cannot recommend it enough.”

Rochelle & Marvin Humes


"The Republic of Photography is the best idea for any event, especially a wedding. They capture the funniest images of all your guests and makes everyone look utterly BEAUTIFUL. It was such a hit at our wedding!! GENIUS invention!! Thank you for your incredible service. Our photo books are priceless."

Kate & James


  • “Fantastic events service. Smooth production from a really great team.” – M&C SAATCHI

  • “The best quality service on the market. Simply brilliant!” – WARNER MUSIC

  • “I love working with the Republic of Photography: the original and the best.” – MARK NIEMIERKO

  • "A must-have party accessory!" VOGUE

  • "The Republic of Photography know how to combine professionalism, fun and flair to enhance any event. Oh, and they take a fabulous photograph too! With a variety of booths/pods to suit any occasion, you can be assured that your guests will not only have something fun to entertain them, they will also leave with an amazing memento. Other experiential providers may try to emulate, which is the highest form of flattery, however none of them can achieve the flawless photographs produced by the ROP, and I would recommend them every single time." – Pru Parkes, CORINTHIA HOTEL LONDON

  • “Great experience which looks fantastic! Superb images and very friendly staff.” – POWOW EVENTS

  • “Amazing event experience with great staff.” – NBC UNIVERSAL

  • “Such a great service. Brilliant photography, charming staff.” – Katie Taylor, CHANNEL 4

  • ‘The Republic of Photography photo booth is a great hit with our customers, both young and old!” – Michelle, MULBERRY.

  • “Absolutely great! Everybody loves the photo booth!” – URBAN NERDS COLLECTIVE

  • “A really fun addition to a wedding. Guests thoroughly enjoy having their photos taken and the photo album is a lovely memento.” – Camilla, QUINTESSENTIALLY EVENTS

  • “Faultless service! The photos are stunning and the staff conscientious and lovely. You pay more for the Republic of Photography, but they are worth it!” – ELIZABETH SANTOS

  • “We love working with the Republic of Photography.” – LINKEDIN

  • “The photo booth went down a storm – especially with the celebrities!” – GLAMOUR MAGAZINE

  • “Amazing!” – PREMIER PR

  • “The Republic of Photography always make our parties that extra bit special!” – THE GUARDIAN

  • “Absolutely fab!” – CHRISTIES

  • “Awesome team, incredibly fun photography.” – BONNIER PUBLISHING

  • “Such great images, such fun GIFs. Lovely staff. Everyone enjoys it so much!” – BALLISTIC EVENTS

  • “Highlight of our night! Everyone at my wedding just loved it.” – BRENDA [THE BRIDE!]

  • “Great images. Happy users. Great time.” – CREATE EVENTS

  • “Absolutely amazing. The staff are always so great. The photos always come out so well!” – EMPIRE MAGAZINE

  • “Really, really good.” – BAUER MEDIA

  • “I can never fault the Republic of Photography.” – BECKIE DART

  • “The highlight of our wedding!” – KATE BURKE (BRIDE!)

  • “Wonderful service. Everybody loves the photo booth. Staff are lovely. You guys are amazing.” – ATOM EVENTS

  • “Fantastic team. Highly professional and just really nice to work with. The photo booth looked very sleek and classy. The guests had a great time.” – Trent Craig, Wedding and Events Coordinator, KEW GARDENS

  • “A really successful experience. We were really happy, and the client was really happy too. The images were great. The service was fantastic, both in pre-production and on the night. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for a photo booth.” – Piers, OBO GLOBAL

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