Calendar Based Booking, Contracts, and invoices
If you would like to have a Calendar Based Booking feature added, please vote. The idea is this: a potential client visits your site and wants to know your availability. She sees that a particular day is available, and clicks on that day. She is then presented with a form that contains fields of information that the photographer deems necessary. After filling out the information, the data is emailed to the photographer, and that date is temporarily booked, pending payment. If you would like a calendar/booking feature similar to this implemented, please vote now
I would like to see the option to be able to do manual invoicing from zenfolio account for things such as portrait sessions, weddings etc. This would make use of having everything under one account instead of different plugins for wordpress etc. Other companies currently offer this function.
The one thing i do not like about Zenfolio is there is no way to have a booking calendar. So that clients are able to see when you are free to book
So, to book your photography session with us you would look at our calendar that is posted and the dates of availability and pick your day and time out of the options listed available and then pay to book your session all at the same time.
I simply would like my clients to be able to see my availability. As a business owner I have a ton of things to do and this could easily take care of the "date discussion" I often have AND provide quick information to prospective clients, especially brides who may be hesitant to call. PLEASE DO THIS SOON!!!!!
I would love some way to do online pre-sales of packages and appointment scheduling. Rather than using the traditional pre-sale envelope where clients have to write their credit card number on it, some system where parents can purchase their package online, as well as book their appointment time. Along with this, a mechanism to allow the school to reserve times for people who still want to use a paper form, without needing to go through all the steps online. Just a simple form where names would be filled out in each time slot. This would really help us out in our business!
Their are other companies out there who offer this service, can we get this too?
Would love have a page with a calender on so clients can see what days have been fully booked, free time slots or upcoming events, Rather than creating your own on a custom page. They could have different themes for the holidays and linked to a gallery or promo page for upcoming events..... Thoughts?
PLEASE make thing easier, We need a calendar option to post our availability for our clients to be available in the template options. I;m considering going back to Photobiz they offered that and things were much easier, less confusing to design.
Event calendar that provides the ability for customers to view current photo sessions booked and the ability to request a photo session
I would like the ability to have a calendar that could sync with outlook and possibly other email clients
Calendars would be a great addition I think...
I would like to see booking forms options....I would like my clients to be able to book a session online and make payment.
We need a system where by customers can use an online calendar to book a studio session with a photographers.
Thai system is basic website 121 come on guys sort it out
It would be awesome if ZENFOLIO reached out to millers lab and integrated there bookmonline feature within your zenfolio website. You could accept reservations, display an online calendar, accept payment for the reservation and this also would always keep your google calendar up to date. It seem like a no brainer and this would make ZENFOLIO stand out among there competitors.
It would be added value to the photographers and reduce there workflow.
In regards to the technical process in completed this project. It wouldn't really take much since millers lab has already designed all these features.
Just need Zenfolio and Millers to work together. But it would bring added value to both companies.
Maybe a google calendar attachment?
Instead of going to another program to create a client invoice, how great it would be to be able to add a client to our customer list and generate an invoice for sessions, services, deposits, etc right from within Zenfolio. Then a client could pay the invoice online using Paypal. Add that and a calendar/session reservation system and i think the Business Pro option would be kick ass. Other thoughts?
To display which horse shows I will be attending taking photos
Allow people to sign contracts and pay for booking through the site.
the ability to have clients schedule and pay session fees though Zenfolio would be very useful. the paypal integration is there, so just some sort of scheduling plug-in
pics by Kathleen, LLC commented
This is so needed and I think if Zen could do this it would be HUGE for them to get new subscribers as so many have to use other programs. All-in-one would be awesome. Major plus!
Holt Webb Art & Photography commented
I spoke with Zenfolio Support about this again and they still won't commit to a "yes" or a "no"... just a vague "we'll pass this on to the development team for consideration". They also stated that they "do take feedback very seriously. And depending on how much feedback and interest we get, changes can and do happen."
I wonder how many votes and comments it takes for them to "take feedback seriously". This particular feature suggestion has more that three times as many votes as the next closest suggestion and almost five times as many as the most popular suggestion that they are actually planning to implement. I would think that a request that's been active for almost five years with 4700+ votes and 400+ comments would warrant either a "yes, we will do it" or a "no, we can't". It seems fairly straightforward to tie in with Google Calendar or iCal, but, what do I know? ;)
Imagine If Photography commented
Please add this feature
Dean Reid Photography commented
Yes, this feature would be terrific. Ironically, I have been researching a booking service the past few days. This would definitely be a value add feature.
Jim Davis Images commented
I think it would be great!
Lorna Lillo Photography commented
I have just been looking for an app that will do similar things but to have it on my website would be better.
Wildenauer Photography commented
Yes, it would be a great addition.
CocoMoe Photography & Portrait Studio commented
I would not need to out source this it would be a great add on
Images Beyond Words commented
This will be really useful and help workflow.
Rob Clarke - The Event Photographer commented
I'm surprised that this facility is not already on the system. Don't delay put it on today
Fernando Baptista commented
Wished and desired. YES, YES, YES...
Imagine Contemporary Portraits commented
Yes this is required, in fact it's crazy it has not been roled out already, I added this to our site over a year ago with bookedIN - https://bookedin.com/
REAL VISUALS™ commented
yes please, this would be a valuable addition to zenfolio to allow clients to book-in photo shoot appointments
Holt Webb Art & Photography commented
So, this thread has been going on for almost five years now. FIVE YEARS, Zenfolio. And almost 5000 votes. That's highly significant. What does it take to get your attention?
Louis Simons commented
we need some it, I have two website accounts, one with WIX because they offer the booking option and the secong with ZENFOLIO because the option to storage images and the great printing labs available.
Kurt Alderman Photography commented
C Redding Photography commented
Yes, yes, yes!
Matt Yarbrough commented
Please people this post has been up for the last 5 years. Zenfolio does not read this thread nor are they concerned or care about your needs.
Yes! That would be helpful.
Jennifer Gauer Photography commented