4 Tips To Get Clients To Feel Confident in Booking
Boudoir is one of the most intimate photoshoots that a person can do. Whether it is for a wedding surprise, a birthday gift or just a session for themselves, most clients feel a hesitant when it comes to finding a photographer. There are so many different photographers out there and it can be hard for them to know who is the right person for the job. It’s the photographers job to help them figure that out! Not every client is going to be right for you and that’s okay. Every photographer has different styles, timelines and prices. Here are a few different things that you can do along the way to help your potential clients feel confident in booking with you!
Chat Before Booking
One thing I always recommend doing is setting up an initial chat before they decide to book. Even if they are pretty confident you are the photographer for them, it’s a great way to make sure they are a good fit for you as well. You can get an idea of what they are looking for, what their budget is and if their deadline times works within your timeframe. This is a good opportunity to ask any and all questions! If they are on the fence about booking with you, chatting with them beforehand is a great way to calm any nerves the client may have.
Every photographer has their own style of shooting and editing. It’s important to make sure your client knows your style and is okay with it! There are always going to be clients that wish you would shoot them dark and moody or bright and airy. If one of those are outside of your comfort zone or something you don’t offer, make sure that you let that be known. It will be frustrating for both sides if you don’t discuss this before their session. Be sure to send some sample images during the chat so that they can get an idea of your shooting and editing style.
It can be hard when your schedule is full and someone wants you to rush their order without any extra fees. Before the client’s session, chat with them about the reason they are doing their session. If it is for a wedding or birthday gift, chances are they will need the products by a specific date. Make note of it so that you don’t miss their deadline and make sure it is doable on your end. You don’t want something like a deadline to make past clients not recommend you to their friends.
Go Over The Process
If a client has never done boudoir before, chances are they pretty nervous about it. Make sure that you are available during the entire process for them, whether that is by email or scheduled call. Go over all of the details before the day of their session so that they don’t have any questions leading up to the big day. I like to go over everything with them, from hair and makeup to what they will be wearing, to what the day of the session will be like. This way they don’t have to make any big decisions without getting my tips and tricks first!
These are just a few simple tips to help you book those clients that are a little unsure. Boudoir is an intimate experience so being normal is expected of clients. Making sure they feel comfortable with you ensures that they will book and tell their friends about you!