e're absolutely thrilled to introduce you to our new addition to CloudSpot Studio: Mini-Sessions!
At its core, Mini-Sessions is a scheduling and booking tool that's tailor-made for photographers like you. It's designed to be your trusty sidekick, helping you create, share, and book mini-sessions with ease. And best of all, the beta version of Mini-Sessions is live and able to be utilized by all CloudSpot users right now -- for free, included in your regular subscription!
What’s a Mini-Session, again?
Mini-Sessions are actually exactly what they sound like: a smaller version of the photo sessions you already offer as a photographer. Typically the sessions are short in duration (think 15-20 minutes each) and are scheduled back-to-back on one day (or across multiple days). Photographers often center their minis around a theme that will be in high demand for holidays or seasons (Valentine’s, fall family sessions, sunflower fields, Santa portraits, etc.).
Mini-sessions offer a fantastic way to increase your income and broaden your client base. By offering shorter, focused sessions at a lower price point, clients who are unable or unsure about committing to your regular, higher-priced sessions may find your mini-sessions to be more approachable. Many photographers find that they gain brand new long-term clients through their mini-sessions because clients fall in love with their style, the process, and of course, the finished product.
How will CloudSpot’s new Mini-Sessions feature help me?
The idea behind CloudSpot’s Mini-Sessions feature is pretty simple: create your Mini-Session and share the link, and then your clients view the available time slots and book their session!
Quick and Easy Setup: We know you'd rather be behind the camera than stuck in administrative tasks. That's why we've made the setup process a breeze: iIt's short and simple to create your mini-session, so you can focus on what you do best – capturing stunning moments.
Beautifully Branded Client Page: Your logo and brand colors will be displayed professionally to clients, impressing them right from the get-go.
Secure Payments: Collect payments at the time of booking, putting an end to the hassle of chasing clients for payments and reducing the risk of no-shows.
Sample Photos: Upload examples of your work to showcase your skills and give clients a taste of what they can expect when they book a session with you.
Easy-to-Share Links: Promote your mini-sessions effortlessly. Share booking links on social media, in newsletters, on your website, or anywhere you like, making it super convenient for clients to book with you.
And of course, we can't forget to mention that using CloudSpot's Mini-Sessions feature also saves you money... It's included in your regular subscription price!
What’s “beta” mean, anyway?
We heard from our photographers that this season, they need a simple solution to book their mini-sessions – STAT! Launching the Mini-Sessions feature in “beta” means that we’re aware it’s not a completely finished product; it won’t truly be finished until photographers like you have given it a try and your feedback has been incorporated.
So, as you explore Mini-Sessions and use them with your clients, we’ll be eagerly awaiting your thoughts. Our team is excited to discuss your ideas for improvement and your wish list items for the future, so send them our way!
You can contact our team by using the chat bubble in the bottom right hand corner of your screen when you’re logged into your CloudSpot account.