3 Easy Techniques to Turn Portrait Leads into Bookings

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We’ve all received leads from potential clients that we feel REALLY excited about, right? We start to paint the picture in our head of just how amazing their shoot would be! We’ve also all felt super bummed when they don’t respond or end up booking with us. We make up a scenario in our heads as to why they didn’t book, blame it on price, blame it on the email wording, etc. The fact that everything lies in one email is crazy sauce.

Have you ever felt this way? What if I told you there are more things you can do to get this lead to book aside from that ONE EMAIL?

I own a woman’s portrait studio (we specialize in boudoir) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, called Molly Marie Photography. At my studio, we have three techniques we use in order to get these leads booked.

First, did you know that 80 percent …

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Braintree Checks In As Google Checks Out

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In preparation for Google’s retirement of Google Checkout, ShootQ integrated with an alternative merchant solution, Braintree. Braintree helps your business run more efficiently by allowing you to easily accept credit card payments online.

ShootQ supports merchant accounts like Braintree, among others, that can seamlessly communicate back and forth with ShootQ. With this direct integration, you can receive a confirmation that a payment has processed and mark that invoice as paid as soon as your client posts it online. This saves you from having to monitor your merchant account and manually mark invoices as paid in ShootQ. It also helps your clients feel confident about your business, since they can see the results of their online payments immediately after posting them.

ShootQ currently supports the following merchant accounts:

• Authorize.Net • Beanstream • Braintree • PayJunction • PayPal Payments Pro • P3 – Pictage Payment Processing (for Pictage members) • Skipjack

We understand that changing solutions can be a hassle and …

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