I'll be the first person to tell you that doing a portrait session of any kind is an investment worth making. You absolutely get what you pay for in this industry, and I do recommend quality over quantity. However, I know that as worthy of an investment as it is, it's a big investment, so I wanted to share some tips with you on how to save on your portrait experience; whether it's for boudoir or any other genre of photography.
Join Your Photographer's VIP Group!
This is where it's at. If your photographer has a VIP group on Facebook like I do, send a request to join! You don't have to be a client yet to join most VIP groups. Photographers are usually most active in these private groups so you can ask them questions and ask their past clients questions too. The other great thing about being in the VIP group is this is usually where most photographers will post their upcoming sales and promotional offers first, so you'll get first access.
Make sure to interact often. Members who comment and post a lot might win a random gift certificate or free session! You never know! Don't wait if you see a sale though, the more active a group is, the faster their calendar will fill up so if you see a good deal, grab it while you can especially around Black Friday!
You can join my Facebook VIP group here.
Sign Up For Their Email List
An email list is another place you'll want to be, so you're always up to date on the latest. Some photographers will offer exclusive deals to their email list only, so be on the look out! I offer my waiting list only to my email list so they're the first to know if a last minute date opens up at a super low price!
You can sign up for my email list here.
Take Advantage of Payment Plans
I offer pre-session payment plans. What's so great about that? You might ask. Well, if you set one up for a collection, you'll get a selection of free bonuses to choose from on your session date that I don't offer anywhere else. Things like album cover upgrades, in person shopping assistance, exclusive sets, and special closet items are some of the things I offer. These things on their own are worth a few hundred in savings so you're getting extra bang for your buck. If you want to read more about my payment plans, click here.
Loyalty & Savings Programs
I offer a referral program to my clients as well. So if you book a session with me, every time you refer a friend that books, you each get $100 in studio credit that can be used towards session fees or products. I don't cap these referral bonuses either, so you can bank up as much as you'd like. Refer 10 friends that all book, that's $1,000 off for you and they each get $100 off! Pretty sweet, huh?
Other photographers offer a savings program where they deduct a set amount each month towards your studio account with them and they may also shave a percentage off of your package price if you set something like this up. My pre-session payment plans function similarly to this, but instead of a discount, you get exclusive free bonuses that I don't offer anywhere else.
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