Mini sessions should be a part of any growing photography business. One, they're great to offer anytime you have a gap in your calendar. And two, it's an ideal way to bring in new clients (minis are low investment and low risk) and start a relationship for bigger shoots down the road.
The thing with mini sessions is that they're a lot of work to book. Endless, back-and-forth emails, calls and texts. But, not if you're using a booking platform built for mini-sessions. You set up your session, share the link and now booking all those spots is on autopilot. It's practically effortless.
Now that you have your minis on the calendar, it's time to book clients. Set up your custom biolink, share it on all of your social media platforms and now you're ready to book clients. All online, 24x7.
Need to make your booking legally binding? Easily add a contract as a requirement for booking. Add contract terms that spell out the details of the shoot, deliverables, contingencies and more.
How you choose to collect payments for your booking is up to you. Require clients to make a payment online as part of the booking process or let your clients pay you outside of Lightfolio.
Let Lightfolio be your virtual assistant. We can remind your clients of an upcoming shoot, upcoming payment or a past due payment. You set up the message and the schedule. We automate the delivery.
Need a little information from each of your clients? Create a customized questionnaire to collect contact information, learn about their preferences, expectations and more. They'll be able to complete the form as part of the booking process.
Booking mini sessions couldn't be easier. Clients can learn about your services, pick a time slot from your available schedule and secure their preferred spot. Clients can book on their phone, tablet or computer.
Booking a session is more than just picking a time slot. You can require clients to either pay in full or make a partial payment to officially reserve their spot. Accept online payments via credit card or PayPal.
Every important activity in our booking system results in a notification email sent out to you. Be notified in real-time when book another session or receive an online payment.
Once a client picks a time slot, that session is reserved for them. They'll have 15 minutes to complete the session booking process. After that, the session is open back up to the public.
There are dozens upon dozens of themes you can use for your next mini session photo shoot. Here are over a dozen ideas to get you started.