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Getting Started

If you’re a professional photographer, we’ll list your business in our Photographer Directory. We will also list your business on Google, Bing, Instagram, Facebook, and other online platforms and we will write an SEO-friendly description, and recommend your business to our customers.

You can list your business in our directory for free, or you can choose a paid membership to enhance your presence and obtain more features, including customers being able to book your services through your PhotogBooker profile page. We do not charge a setup fee or a commission on bookings you receive from customers.

You have full control over your pricing and availability. It’s easy to fit the customers we send you into your regular client schedule.

Once a customer requests to book a session with you, you’ll be notified with an email and/or text message. If you accept the booking, you’ll get direct contact with the customer so you can work out any details, including payment.

Our goal is to present your business accurately while making it as attractive as possible for your potential customers.

There are several things we do for each and every photographer on PhotogBooker to make sure you have the best chance possible at getting bookings. All of this is geared towards getting you new customers that will fit perfectly in your schedule.

Silver Plan Members:

  • Our Silver Plan Members are listed in our online directory with an enhanced profile and are shown to Guests searching for photographers in your area.
  • Silver Plan Members also receive search engine optimization on your profile listing in order to get it to rank high in Google, Bing and other search engines.  See below for more details.

Gold Plan Members:

  • Our Gold Plan Members are listed in our online directory with an enhanced profile and are shown to Guests searching for photographers in your area.  Gold listings have a higher priority in our directory than Silver listings.
  • Gold Members can create up to 3 different photographer profile listings for organizations with multiple locations, multiple photographers, or multiple businesses.  Many of our members create separate profiles for different photography types, for example, having separate profiles for Wedding Photography and Real Estate Photography.
  • Gold Plan Members also receive search engine optimization on your profile listing in order to get it to rank high in Google, Bing and other search engines.  See below for more details.

PhotogBooker Listing Optimization

Customers land on your listing page and start reading about your business and how you do photography and what services you offer. The longer they stay on your page, the more interested they are, and the more likely they are to book.

We’ll make sure your listing looks as good as possible in several ways:

  • Writing individually-tailored content that will rank high in search results.
  • Making sure your pictures look as good as possible to attract more clicks from customers.
  • Editing profiles to ensure informative descriptions to promote your unique photography offers and for SEO optimization.
  • Constant website testing and tweaking to make sure the booking process is a smooth as possible.

Recommendations

Make sure your calendar, services and pricing are always up-to-date in order to provide the best service possible to the customer.  The number of bookings you can get depends on many factors, like the offer and demand in your area, customer preference, how much information your listing has, and more.

Once a customer requests to book a session with you, you’ll be notified with an email and/or text message. If you accept the booking, you’ll get direct contact with the customer so you can work out any details, including payment.

We expect you to follow the standards below to ensure an easy and effortless experience working with PhotogBooker:

  • Decline as few booking requests as possible.
  • Keep your calendar up to date.
  • Make sure all the information on your listing is accurate and up to date.
  • Reply to messages from customers or PhotogBooker in a timely fashion.
  • Ask your customers to review you on PhotogBooker.

If you want to claim ownership of a business listing in our marketplace, please visit How To Claim a Listing.

Your Account & Profile Listing

A new PhotogBooker account has to be created first.  Once that is done, multiple photography listings can be established under that account.  To create a new account, select Sign In from the top right hand corner of the PhotogBooker website.  Click on the Register page tab.  Select to register as a Photographer and enter the information required for a new account.

Once you have created an account and have signed into that account, you are ready to Add a New Listing.  Everything for your account can be performed via the User Dashboard.

If you forgot your password, you can reset it by 1) Click Sign In on the home page, 2) Click the Lost Your Password Link.

If you have forgotten your sign in credentials or have encountered an issue logging in, please contact us at [email protected]

After registering as a Photographer for a new PhotogBooker account, you can view/edit your listings from your User Dashboard, accessible under the My Account menu when you are signed in.

When adding or editing a profile, you will set up information for 1) Basic Information, 2) Location, 3) Portfolio, 4) Detailed Description, 5) Contact and Social information, 6) Opening Hours, 7) Pricing & Bookable Services, 8) Booking & Availability.

Our Silver membership plan is limited to only 1 listing per user account and our Gold plans allow up to 3 profile listings per account.  This is useful if you operate your business in multiple locations at different times of the year, or if you have multiple photographers on staff.

Calendar & Session Packages

When editing your profile listing, you are able to add/edit your business hours and your calendar availability.  You will also define photo session packages that customers are able to book.

1. Sign In to your account and go to your user dashboard.

2. Select the profile listing you want to edit under the My Listings area.

3. Scroll down to the Calendar area and configure the time and dates you are available.

1. Sign In to your account and go to your user dashboard.

2. Select the profile listing you want to edit under the My Listings area.

3. Scroll down to the Pricing & Bookable Services area.

4. You are able to define Items & Categories.  An example would be:

Headshots (category)

1 Hour headshot – $125 (item)

2 Hour headshot – $175 (item)

Couples Engagement (category)

1 Hour photo shoot – $150 (item)

2 Hour photo shoot – $225 (item)

Wedding (category)

4 Hour wedding shoot – $800 (item)

8 Hour wedding shoot – $1200 (item)

Your Bookings

Photo Session bookings can be requested by customers viewing your PhotogBooker profile page.  They request a date/time and one of the service packages you’ve configured on your profile.  Once a booking request has been submitted, you are notified and can then accept or reject the request.  You will have access to the customer’s contact information and can contact them directly to arrange details for the photo session.

Before a booking is confirmed

You can talk to customers once they send you a message or a booking request.

You can see all of your conversations in your Dashboard.  You can chat with your customers here, contact them by e-mail or phone, or upsell them on services.

If you have an unread message, you will see a notification in the top right-hand corner of the page.

When a booking is confirmed

Once you confirm a booking, you can still contact the customer through your Inbox, or you can get in touch with them directly. The customer’s phone number and a link to send them an email will appear in your Inbox as soon as you confirm their booking.

When you get a booking request, you will receive a text message to the phone number you signed up with, as well as an email. This will tell you the date, the number of people in the group, and the type of session that the customer wants to book.

You need to respond to the request within 24 hours of the request being made, preferably within 30 minutes.

Payments & Verification

After creating a user account at PhotogBooker and adding Photographer Profile Listings, our verification team processes the new listing to make sure the listing is up to our standards and requirements.  We then verify the photographer contact information, social media accounts, website and other information points to ensure that the profile listing is legitimate.  This process is done manually to ensure our visiting guests that they can rely on the photographer listings in our directory.

Booking requests placed by our visiting customers for your photography services are not billed by PhotogBooker in any way.  Once a booking request from a customer has been accepted by you, you are then provided with the customer contact information and can contact them directly to arrange payment or payment can be handled at the time the photo shoot is done.  This is at your discretion and can fit into your normal procedures for accepting payment.