Monson Photography FAQ: Do you offer gift certificates?
Of course!!! I love selling gift certificates, because it is proof of a person caring so much for another person that they are gifting them something that cannot be found in a brick-and-mortar store. They are ultimately giving them the gift of tangible memories.
Gift certificates that are purchased (not donated, as I do sometimes donate sessions to benefit a good cause) never expire, and I can write them up in a number of ways, such as:
1) For a specific session (i.e. "Newborn" or "Engagement") (I charge my weekday rate for gift options, even if the recipient ends up needing a weekend, so as not to take anything from them out of pocket on top of the gift.)
2) For the session plus a print credit (i.e. One Newborn Session and $100 of products of your choice)
3) For the session plus specific products (i.e. "One Newborn Session and One 16 x 20" gallery wrapped canvas", or "One Engagement Session Plus USB flash drive of 25 images")
4) For any specified dollar amount (Can be used toward either session and/or product purchase)
Further, because I am the 'CEO of Monson Photography' (ha ha!), I am able to be a bit more flexible regarding gift certificate usage. For example, I have had a certificate purchased for maternity & newborn sessions, but the baby came before we were able to schedule the photos. Instead of the poor mama not getting her maternity photos AND losing half the gift that was given to her, I simply credited the difference for the maternity session toward her product purchase.
I realize I may be a little biased, but I truly think a photography gift certificate is both a useful and unique gift to give. What's more is that you can present it in a way that reflects your style and your affection toward the recipient. Below are some fun ideas for presenting your Monson Photography gift certificate.
Maternity and/or Newborn Sessions....
With a crown, neck tie, headband, tutu, or other cute baby prop
With a personalized or decorative frame or album
A prop (i.e. stuffed animal; plaque) that matches the nursery
With a cute album
With jewelry to wear during their session
With a gift card to purchase a new outfit for their session
With a nice frame or album
Attached to a vintage camera, for antique lovers
With a personalized sign to use as a prop for their session
In a gift basket full of mints & gum (for those kissing shots, right?!)
The list goes on and on!!!
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