How one photographer tripled her client bookings

August 4th, 2020
How to go from side hustle to full-time photographer and new mom
 

Remember when you got your first camera? That’s Amada Deyo’s story too. She got hers in high school and loved using it to photograph friends and family. And while Amanda became a medical biller, her passion for making memories didn’t stop and she kept photographing people as a side hustle. Recently she left that “not-so-fun” job to pursue her dream as a full-time photographer. Soon thereafter, she also welcomed her daughter, Dahlia into the world.

Needless to say, raising two “babies” at once can be very hectic. Amanda spoke to us about how Zenfolio helps her juggle schedules, clients, and getting paid.

How has BookMe helped you streamline your bookings? I’m a new mom and life gets crazy! BookMe has been a game-changer. My main form of contact is through Facebook and sometimes it takes me a while to get to clients. Clients can now access BookMe on my website and get all the information they need to book me themselves, without having to ask me when I’m available.

Did you know you booked 52 new client bookings in less than a month!? I didn’t. It wouldn’t be possible without BookMe. I save SO much time, probably an hour a day between messaging and figuring out times, collecting payments, and picking places to take photos.

What would you tell other photographers about Zenfolio and the BookMe tool? I’d tell them to start using this product. It’s rare to find a website that has client galleries, selling, and a client booking and scheduling tool that takes payments all in one.

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About Amanda:

Amanda is a portrait and wedding photographer located in Central New York. Her studio is located in Phoenix, NY and her favorite photos are outdoors during the magical “golden hour.” When photographing, she loves discovering new places, loves traveling and will take on any new adventure.

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