On Monday I chatted with you about last week’s Talk to me Tuesday responses. Today I want to discuss the rest of the responses about objections that I received. Seriously, there were so many good ones! I sincerely appreciate you all taking the time to share your answers with me. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.
Here are four common objections that hold you back from scheduling a photo shoot:
- Not knowing what’s going on, not having enough information about the entire process start to finish.
No one likes to do something when they are uncertain about it. Never mind invest money into something they are unsure of. That’s why, once I book a client for a photo session, the first thing I do is send over information. Information about the entire process, from start to finish. I encourage my clients to read it, ask any and all the questions they can possibly think of and we go over all the details. Like what they can expect from me, what they can expect from the session and what they need to do as well. It has been my experience that once we talk all this through, clients are more relaxed and comfortable and the process goes much smoother.
- Fearing how you will look in the photos. Whether it’s a bad pose, a bad hair day or just that you woke up with a new break out on your face.
In this day and age, everyone is self conscious around a camera. We want our photos to look Pinterest perfect. I mean, after all, they are going to be hanging on our walls, going on our holiday cards and of course gracing our social media profiles. That’s why, I always promise my clients, “I will never take a photo of you I wouldn’t want you to take of me.” So whether I tweak a pose, tuck a stray hair or straighten a shirt I am always thinking of making my clients look their very best in their photos. Trust me, I got your back. 😉
- Picking out and planning outfits for your session.
Ahh the dreaded what to wear. That is the worst right, right? And never mind coordinating a whole family’s outfits. It can be a nightmare. Believe it or not, planning outfits for a session is one of my favorite things to do. I always ask my clients if they’d like help with outfit planning. From my studio wardrobe selections, to Pinterest boards, or even actual online shopping, I can help with it all.
- Getting photos that are staged & forced rather than capturing sincere and authentic images.
This is another one of the objections I see from a lot of people. One of the best parts of custom photography is having the images be just that, custom. Having them represent your specific family and your life. That is why, when I am planning a session with a client, I take the time to ask questions about their family. We choose a location that is familiar to them or has meaning for them. We schedule the time for our session around their own family’s needs. Whether it’s nap time or sports schedules, my goal is to make sure it works for you. Happy and relaxed clients make the job of capturing authentic images much easier.
I hope that this article was helpful in assuring you about any objections you have when scheduling a photo session. And better yet, maybe now you are inspired and ready to have your photos done. If so, please contact me by clicking the link here, I’d love to chat with you about your session.