An App Set Out to Change Lives
Imagine needing a photographer to help you capture a special moment and not knowing a safe place to start. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. A couple of years ago, Leanne Ferguson's friend hired a photographer to the tune of $4500 for a wedding. The result was a disaster. Believe it or not they never got the photos! Imagine paying thousands and not getting a single photo in return.
Leanne decided to do something about this. She set about finding a way to create an app that acts much like Uber, where a users get matched with a photographer that will do the work efficiently, professionally, and at a reasonable cost. It has been a journey to say the least, but in June that app will be launched. The IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to bring the app to a wider market goes live on April 17th. The company behind the project is called Galaxy Photoz, a Toronto-based company soon to expand across North America.
Here is how this concept works:
- Select a category, input your location, leave a small deposit, and then you are instantly matched with a vetted photographer. The best part is they come to you.
- For now, you'll be choosing from 9 types of photography which are: Maternity, Newborn, Cake Smash, Headshots, Engagements, Model Portfolio, Portraits, Wedding, and Events.
- The first 7 of the above mentioned include a 100% satisfaction guarantee as weddings and events only happen once. You get a re-shoot with a different photographer, not a refund.
- Another really cool part of the app is that it allows you to book in advance or on-demand for same day service.
So why is this important? Trust is important in any major transaction one makes especially when it comes to events like a wedding or a baby photo shoot. The goal is to build trust between clients and photographers and to ensure the quality of work. That is the main reason Galaxy Photoz was developed to ensure that the best experience is achieved.
When I saw this project, I knew I had to write about it. I think that you will agree that this is a great idea and I hope you will go to the IndieGoGo page to support the app that is going to make a difference in so many people's lives. For my fellow bloggers, this could be an excellent option for you to get your outfit shots for posts or get new profile pictures for your social media.
**This post is written in partnership with Galaxy Photoz.