Portrait Studio Policies for Success

  • We have all heard the stories of photography studio disasters; you know, the ones that make you cringe with dread. Oftentimes, many of the disasters that sink a studio aren't considered in advance, which is why Design Aglow has assembled a dream team of industry advisors to prevent the unthinkable.

    In truth, almost all client and business miscommunications can easily be avoided with the simple preliminary measure of instituting strong policies. With a little foresight, you can ensure business success before you even interact with a client.

    The Essential Portrait Studio Policies for Success serves as a comprehensive guide to ensure the highest level of success for wedding and portrait photographers.

    This handbook is a list of effective policies designed to provide you with guidance and advice, compiled from our experience consulting with hundreds of photographers just like you. We’ve created what we feel are the most crucial policies in portrait photography, all built to minimize wasted time, maximize your sales, and reaffirm your love for the craft. In these pages, you’ll discover not only why each policy is important to your success but also how they impact your business’s bottom line. Its text is available to use in whole or in part; copy and paste these responses into emails and printed/online studio policies, or modify them to suit your own needs and your own business.

    Learn procedures for challenges like strategizing session fees, methods for heading off cancellations and tardiness, how to handle retouching requests, and what the best in the business are doing to sell digital files. 21 key topics provide essential procedural information for before, during, and after the portrait session. Each tip is followed with clear instructions about WHY the particular practice is important and HOW it helps with your success.

  • • Delivered in 19 page PDF format, view right from your hard drive or iPad for easy archiving and navigation

  • It's Sellable: Your clients will appreciate having professional policies that they can both understand and respect. Never worry about the threat of a portrait session crisis turning into a legal and logistical nightmare.

    It's a Time Saver: Simplify your process and keep your customers pleased by utilizing these tried and true methods. In most cases, difficulty with client relations stems singularly from a lack of, or misinterpretation of policies. Answering the concerns of your clients BEFORE moving forward eliminates future disparity and frustration, saving time AND money.

    It Shapes Your Image: Our collection of key policies were carefully selected and developed by our top contributors. Learn from the successful methods of the best in the business, and develop an image that is a sure win.


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    Customization: This product is an instant download and is fully customizable unless otherwise noted. A support guide is provided with your product, or in our Tutorials section. It offers a generalized overview for customizing the template. NOTE: Both the template and tutorial are designed specifically for professional photographers and assume a working knowledge and intermediate experience with Photoshop and a familiarity with layer masks.

    Printing: Unless otherwise noted, all template layouts are formatted for standard professional lab printing. You can print your final products anywhere professional services are provided, however we do include a recommended lab with your download. 

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    About Your Purchase: We understand inspiration knows no boundaries and that you're probably eager to get started. This product is designed to be used immediately, which is why we made it digital! We do hope you understand, however, that since it is digital, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges. Before you finalize your purchase, take one more look to be sure it's exactly what you need and that you have the appropriate software. 

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    Have questions? Contact us anytime. A friendly, intelligent member of Design Aglow will be happy to offer assistance during our operating hours, M-F 9:00-5:00 (U.S. Pacific Standard Time).

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