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Get the Most Out of Your Photography Registry

Get the Most Out of Your Photography Registry

Are you having a baby shower? I offer registries! People buy gift certificates from me to give to you towards birth/doula or newborn photography. People LOVE to bless Mom’s with newborn pics. I have beautiful cards that can be slipped into invites or I have a gorgeous digital version that can be emailed out to family/Friends.

I bet you remember me mentioning a registry in one of our first few emails and over the last few months, I’ve been watching what works and what does not work. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your registry without feeling greedy or super awkward.


____ Gather email addresses

This is perfect for those who are not having a shower! I will email your list & let them know that I received their email based on the fact they’ve been approved to view the upcoming album of baby pictures. Then I ask them if they’d like to purchase a gift! Or I can just email out a digital registry card for you.




____ Hand out registry cards

You can flat out hand out your registry cards, slip them into invites, or even “show” show people how cute they are. “We decided to register for photography instead of stuff the baby will outgrow. Look at my cute registry cards!” Easy! The cards really are super cute and really well made!




____ Post to Facebook how excited you are

I “announce” my clients on FB and tag them. I’ve seen many people “share” the with, “So happy to have chosen our doula and photographer!” There’s a link for purchase in my post!


____ Suggest a registry to your pregnant friends

“We decided to register for photography instead of stuff the baby will outgrow. We’re excited to be able to pick our own baby clothes out with the money we saved.” Plus, for every pregnant person you send to me and books, you get a referral credit!


____ Talk about it

You will get tons of questions about the baby. It’s very easy to say, “We’re really excited to be parents (again?) and we can’t wait to fill our home with beautiful portraits of our new family and how the baby will change over the years. We decided to go ahead and buy our own diapers and baby clothes, and let our friends and family chose to gift us photography, since it will be around long after baby clothes are stained and diapers in the trash. They’re actually gifting us an heirloom.”


____ Consider registering for something specific

It’s hard for some people to give a gift certificate and never know what you’re doing with the money they gave you. Consider telling them that you’re hoping to get enough gift certificates for a canvas, an album or even just “newborn photography.”



Live in the area and interested in hiring a doula and/or an Atlanta birth photographer? Use the contact form above (or below for mobile) and contact me today. I only take 1-3 clients per month and book up quickly.

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