IMPORTANT NOTE:  

We DO NOT allow direct payment for services between PhotoSesh customers and PhotoSesh photographers! 

The payment must be processed securely within the app as the customer's credit card is already on file with us.  As soon as you conclude the service, the card will be charged securely.  If payment does not come through our system, it is a breach of our Terms of Use and is not protected by us in anyway.  If the payment is not processed within the app, the customer will not be protected by our guarantee, the photographer's payment will not be protected by our credit card authorization process, it also prevents us from tracking any payments, does not allow the customer to review you, and quite frankly doesn't compensate PhotoSesh in any way for the service provided in connecting you to Photosesh customers.  We have thousands of photographers in our marketplace and we hope you understand our cashless, secure way of transacting business to better serve you and the customers.

Gratuity can obviously be accepted directly  :  )

 

Setting up Your PhotoSesh Details

CLICK HERE for tips on Setting up your Profile, Availability, & Portfolio



 

Photographer FAQs

+ Are there any sign up fees or listing fees?

No. Say good-bye to the unfair playing grounds of paying for "features," bidding on jobs that don't become, or another monthly listing bill. We get paid on commission only. It's free to download the app. It's free to apply and if approved it's free to stay onboard.

+ How do I get started?

  • After downloading the app and applying, pick which types of requests you would like to receive.
  • Select the timeslots you are available for nearby requests.
  • Sync your calendar with ours.
  • Sit back and enjoy the benefits of free marketing, networking and more business.

+ Why do I need to give my ID and SSN#?

Certain personal information is requested in order to maintain a level of safety within the PhotoSesh community and to properly process 1099 independent contractors. For SSN# we only require the last 4 digits. Our goal is to on-board photographers to our platform most efficiently using background checks and to keep compliance with issuing year-end 1099s to qualified earners. We also need certain personal information in order to compensate photographers via direct deposit.

+ What is the best way to create my profile in order to attract customers?

This step by step process can walk you through the do’s and don’ts along with some strategies to get your profile noticed! CLICK HERE for Profile Strategies.

+ How do I set up my availability and sync my calendar to the PhotoSesh app?

In the App, go to Profile>Availability and you can expend the slider bar when it’s white. You can tap the white bar to make it blue and lock it in as your availability. Here is a quick demonstration video CLICK HERE.

+ I'm not receiving any customer requests, what can I do?

You can increase your available hours. You can lower your rate to be more competitive. You can also update your profile to get more attention from your customers. CLICK HERE for Profile Strategies.

+ My hourly rate is usually higher than what PhotoSesh allows me to charge. Will these rates change?

We want to offer customers the most reasonable rates while keeping talented photographers busy meeting new referrals. To accommodate photographers while keeping it friendly to customers, we've set a flexible range of $30-75/hr in which you would adjust your price. PhotoSesh is offering you this platform as a supplement to your business and to help fill up any gaps in your schedule. In order for us to help keep you busy and meeting new referrals, we simply ask that you discount your rate so we can keep the flow going.

In the future we have plans to roll out a new offering for PhotoSesh Plus. This will allow for higher price points and more complex packages. PhotoSesh plus will be invite only to the benefit of our busiest and highest rated photographers. The early partners of the PhotoSesh Community will have seniority.

+ How do I show that I’m available for gigs in locations other than my home base? (i.e. traveling to another city for a couple weeks and would like to make some extra money)

If you’re traveling, you can easily get requests at new locations. Simply change your where-a-bouts in your PhotoSesh profile (Profile>Basic Details). This way you can stay open for business and pick up gigs miles away from home.

+ How soon will I receive compensation for my services?

Typically 48-72 hours after the PhotoSesh, your funds will be direct deposited into the account which you have designated. To update your banking details go to (Profile>Banking Details).

+ What's my cut of the total earnings when I work with a PhotoSesh customer?

Photographers get an 80% gross payout on each transaction once they're a partner! To become an official partner, a photographer would have to complete one successful transaction through the app at a 50% payout. This helps cover the on-boarding costs, refund risks, background checks, troubleshooting for first time users, and other administrative costs. Partner status with an 80% payout begins on transaction number 2 and every subsequent transaction thereafter.

+ Why can't I accept payment directly from the customer?

We DO NOT allow direct payment for services between PhotoSesh customers and PhotoSesh photographers!

The payment must be processed securely within the app as the customer's credit card is already on file with us. As soon as you conclude the service, the card will be charged securely. If payment does not come through our system, it is a breach of our Terms of Use and is not protected by us in anyway. If the payment is not processed within the app, the customer will not be protected by our guarantee, the photographer's payment will not be protected by our credit card authorization process, it also prevents us from tracking any payments, does not allow the customer to review you, and quite frankly doesn't compensate PhotoSesh in any way for the service provided in connecting you to Photosesh customers. We have thousands of photographers in our marketplace and we hope you understand our cashless, secure way of transacting business to better serve you and the customers.

Gratuity can obviously be accepted directly : )

+ Are taxes taken out of my pay for services?

No, they are not. As an independent contractor you are responsible for applicable taxes on goods, services, and income tax within your jurisdiction. We will send out year-end 1099-K forms shortly after the new tax year begins.

+ I’m not a professional but I love taking pictures, can I join PhotoSesh as a photographer?

If you can pass a background check, you love people, and your portfolio is of quality work, you should without a doubt apply. But be aware, the competition is high as majority of our community consists of seasoned professionals. To join the PhotoSesh community, simply download the free PhotoSesh App (iOS only). Then submit a PhotoSesh profile to apply or get on a waiting list for further consideration.