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Victoria Howard is off-line
16 May 2013 06:30
Victoria_Howard
Make-up Artist
Victoria_Howard
Location
Europe
Hungary
Budapest

Get a small deposit for every booking to show they are comitted - hair dressers also suffer the problem.


Dominic Thurmer is off-linePlatinum Member
16 May 2013 06:37
dominicdgt
Photographer
dominicdgt
Location
United Kingdom
Kent
Gillingham

Try and separate out your family stuff from your glamour shoots with different websites/facebook accounts might be worth ago!


Gregory Mason is off-line
16 May 2013 07:03
Gregory_Mason
Photographer
Gregory_Mason
Location
United Kingdom
West Midlands
Birmingham

You have to get a deposit and put it in your terms and conditions. I went to see the physio at my local hospital and they had a list of no show appointments for the last month it went into treble figures ,if people are supposed to suffering from ailments and cant be arsed to turn up you have got no chance.


Colin H is off-lineSilver Member
16 May 2013 08:51
thelook
Photographer
thelook
Location
United Kingdom
Berkshire


Don't get a 'Deposit' charge a 'Booking Fee'.
A Deposit is refundable where a Booking Fee is not....
When the world whispers 'give up, a fool will say 'I'll give it one more try'.....


Pete Whelan is off-line
16 May 2013 10:39
vipimages
Photographer
vipimages
Location
United Kingdom
Merseyside
Wirral

what if its a non refundable deposit?
www.vipimages.co.uk www.vipstudios.co.uk


Colin H is off-lineSilver Member
17 May 2013 02:28
thelook
Photographer
thelook
Location
United Kingdom
Berkshire


Quote from vipimages
what if its a non refundable deposit?



When I started out, I was advised by a Business Advisor that the two terms are entirely different. A Deposit is an amount taken off of the final sum so you pay a £50 deposit for a £200 shoot leaving a balance of £150.

If it's a Booking Fee, thats a separate charge from the shoot so you would price this as £50 Booking Fee and £150 for the shoot. Same outcome regarding total money paid but different wording.

Think about buying on EBay. If you pay £10 plus £2 postage and ask for your money back you only get £10 back. If the item was £12 and free postage, you get the full £12 back....

I believe if the shoot doesn't take place, however you word it the 'Deposit' must be refunded. A 'Booking Fee' covered the booking and therefore does not.
When the world whispers 'give up, a fool will say 'I'll give it one more try'.....


Chaz is off-line
17 June 2013 14:56
ChazPhotos
Photographer
ChazPhotos
Location
United Kingdom
Devon
Cullompton

Web site has no phone number or address? I find that odd I for one would think twice about using you with a web site like that. Oh and it is braking UK law...


Samantha Duell is off-line
26 July 2013 13:43
SDuell
Photographer
SDuell
Location
United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire
whittlesey

your are not alone there ive had a few myself bump and baby and family shoots arranged and they never turned up i felt so disheartened and paraniod that some one had told them not to come

so i now do a "booking" charge and i can tell you its make my life alot easier as soon as i say the word via emails they are like ill get back to you which is a clear sign they had no intention in going through with any shoot

atleast i can sort out the time wasters from the real clients even if it means i dont do that many shoots now oh well


DK Capture is off-line
26 July 2013 16:48
DKCAPTURE
Photographer
DKCAPTURE
Location
United Kingdom
Dorset
Poole

I dont have many no shows as I dont ask for a deposit I ask for the full amount up front..why would they not pay for the full sitting. It save getting them to pay the balance on the day.

David DK Capture Photography www.dk-capture.com



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