Spring is here, so we’re sharing a series of Best Business Practice posts featuring the team of ACEs and select photographers who have integrated ShootQ and Pictage into their studios. Get to know these fantastic folks and learn tips and tricks that will streamline your studio and help you conquer busy season!
Today’s profile is Ashley Davis, above, owner and principal photographer at Ashley Davis Photography. As a professional photographer, Ashley seeks the human experience – authentic, organic, fresh – and a real connection with her subject. She photographs weddings and portraits across the country.
When not shooting, you can find her hiking, gardening, or doing yoga in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado with her husband and dog.
Q. How long have you been using ShootQ?
A. Five months.
Q. What were you using to manage your business before ShootQ?
A. Nothing really. I ‘handmade’ my own system over several years of business to help me stay organized, but it wasn’t very efficient. Handmade is good for some things…NOT good for office management! I turned to ShootQ to help me do all of my repetitive tasks in a more efficient way.
Q. What prompted you to start using ShootQ?
A. I finally took the dive into ShootQ after I learned that there were great people, like Leeann Marie, to help me customize it for my business and teach me how to use it!
Q. What’s the biggest difference you’ve seen in your business as result of using ShootQ?
A. All of the following ways – Time efficiency. More organized. And I’m still in the learning phase! I’m excited to see how it will continue to help me grow!
Q. What’s your favorite ShootQ feature?
A. It’s a tie! Template emails, online contracts, wedding questionnaires, and the ability to accept credit cards!
Q. If you could share one tip to help studios successfully implement ShootQ for their business what would it be?
A. Get an ACE consultant right off the bat. Don’t waste your time trying to figure it all out when someone can easily and cost-effectively do it for you. For real!