“I’d like to surprise my wife with a family portrait for Mother’s Day. Do you offer gift certificates?”
“My friend is having a baby and a few of us want to chip in for newborn photos. Can we do a gift certificate for her session fee?”
“My friend loves the photos you did for my family last year! I’d like to get her a $100 gift certificate -- do you offer those?”
If someone asks for a gift certificate, you say yes -- obviously, right? After all, they’re handing you money and helping you lock in a new client. But it’s actually not that easy. (If you’ve ever sold one, you may be nodding your head in agreement right about now.) Gift certificates can cause unnecessary stress and even damage your reputation.
Here’s what you need to know before you decide to offer them.
There are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of gift certificates causing problems.
Design Aglow's Wedding Week 2017 has come to a close and we are thrilled to have received over 1000 entries in our inspiring image contest! Thank you to everyone who entered and made Wedding Week 2017 such a blast!
Our panel of judges have chosen the final winners based on originality, composition, and technique. See our three winners below, as well as some of our favorite images that deserve an honorable mention for making us swoon.
We’re having a huge sale on all of our almost perfect Big Picture Planners! Huzzah!
But wait. What does “almost perfect” mean? Well, these are the planners that have teeny tiny aesthetic defects. Don’t worry! They haven’t been totally wrecked, they just have small ink marks or scratches that occurred during transit to our office. You can see images of these small damages below.