Changes To The Booking System
Good evening readers, this is an update I didn’t really want to have to make, but I’ve not really any choice…
Before today, people used to contact me, I’d confirm a date with them, then that would be it. I wouldn’t ask for money up front, or even on the day, I’d let people pay whenever they wished (within reason), mostly on the day I’d actually given the shots to them. A few times, people will have to cancel or move a date or whatever reason, and given enough notice, I never have a problem accommodating a client’s needs. Occasionally, someone will cancel completely out-of-the-blue, 12 hours before a session. Sometimes, it won’t even be via them contacting me. Instead, I’ll find out when I send an email to confirm their upcoming session the next day. I don’t want to say it, but the excuses when this happens are generally quite lame and insulting.
As a result, I’ve got to start charging a deposit.
I don’t like to do it, because I hate the idea of people having to part with their cash before they get any product, but this is the only way I can justify reserving a date for people.
The deposit is £50, and it’s payable via my Google Checkout page, which will be sent to you when you confirm the date you want. Once you have made the payment (non-returnable), the session will be confirmed, and your date will be reserved. You will get one chance to change the date, because I know things can pop up at the last minute, but if it’s not within 24 hours, it’s at my discretion whether or not to honour that change.
WAYS AROUND PAYING THE DEPOSIT:
The way around paying a deposit is to book through your agent. If the booking is made via your agent, I will take your intention to shoot seriously, and will not require the booking deposit.
IN ALL INSTANCES, THE DEPOSIT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE SESSION FEE