Our Story

Developed by Photographers, for Photographers...and all Creatives.

Our valued members are our number-one priority. Once you become a ShootQ member, it is our mission to help you run your business as smoothly as possible, so you can spend more time being creative and less time doing paperwork. Our software-as-a-service (SaaS) delivery model allows you to get work done whether you are in the office or on the go.

Although ShootQ was developed by photographers, for photographers, many of our creative members have found it useful in other types of service-oriented businesses, including event planners, videographers and DJs, among others. ShootQ allows you to easily keep track of tasks, schedule appointments, book and sign contracts online, communicate with clients and prospects, manage your leads and more.

Commitment to Top-Notch Client Service

A relationship with ShootQ goes well beyond client and vendor. We are here for you with top-notch customer service, offering live phone support as well as live chat, email support, complimentary 1:1 setup assistance and multiple online and self-service training options to suit your needs and preferences.

Live Phone Support

Our dedicated customer service team is here five days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. But they aren’t your average call center reps; they are ShootQ experts, and many are photographers just like you. They understand the ins and outs of the photography industry and can help you maximize ShootQ’s capabilities, which means you can run your business more efficiently.

1:1 Setup Assistance

In addition to our free one-month trial, we also offer complimentary 1:1 setup assistance, where we walk you through the process, so you aren’t left to figure it out for yourself. This way, you can get up and running faster, and start taking advantage of all the benefits ShootQ offers you and your business.

Multiple Training Options

ShootQ offers a variety of training materials to suit your preferences and business needs. In addition to live phone support and 1:1 setup assistance, your ShootQ membership includes training webinars, online video training, a comprehensive knowledgebase and a community forum with the biggest network of photographers, who happily share their expertise, advice and best practices.

More Value than any other system: Save up to 40% off your Lab Bill

ShootQ is owned by one of the top pro labs in the US, Simply Color Lab.  All ShootQ users save up to 40% off of products they sell every day including Gallery Wrapped CanvasMetal PrintsWood Prints and more.

Never wait for a sale again and save hundreds of dollars per month on your lab bill.  See all of the ShootQ discounts here.

Case Studies

ShootQ Made the Most Sense for Anne Almasy

ShootQ is so fully featured and geared toward my business, it made the most sense for me. I’m a very happy user!

Results: Faster booking process, better contact management and more streamlined business operations.

When Anne Almasy first learned about ShootQ, she had a small business and didn’t think she could budget for a software solution. “Looking back, I do wish I had bought in to ShootQ at that point,” she said. ShootQ also makes the contract process much more seamless. Preparing and sending a contract only takes a few minutes, and clients can sign them online.

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ShootQ was the Only Choice for Leeann Marie

Competitor solutions didn’t have everything I needed. ShootQ had everything I was looking for and the price was good—I didn’t need to look any further.

Results: Smooth operations, tons of saved time and no hassles or headaches.

When Leeann Marie started her photography business, The Leeann Marie Collective, she knew making an investment upfront was imperative. For her, that meant setting up ShootQ before she had any clients. “Getting setup was pretty intuitive,” she recalls. “Plus, ShootQ provides support and setup help for people who haven’t used it yet. When I booked my first wedding, I was able to hit the ground running.”

Workflows Made ShootQ the #1 Choice for Sara France

It felt really good to get stuff worked out, because I was not doing a good job before; I was winging it and had to figure it out. The amount of time saved in the first month has made up for the time it took to setup – I’ve gained five years of efficiency with ShootQ.

Results: Customized workflows, automated processes and improved collaboration.

In order to focus on growing your business, it’s important to have a solid management solution in place. Before implementing ShootQ, Sara France was using a “crazy, ridiculous” spreadsheet to track her things to do, and the order in which to do them. “It was insane to manage,” she said. Enter ShootQ, and it was a whole new world.

How ShootQ Helped Molly Marie Grow Her Business

I like that no matter what type of work or photography you do, ShootQ is really useful and has every feature imaginable. I really love it!

Results: Automated communications, marketing to all leads and growing business much faster.

Boudoir and women’s portrait photographer Molly Marie has been using ShootQ since she launched her professional photography business seven years ago. “I was looking for something where I could keep track of all my clients,” she recalls. “When first starting, it is easy, but then you grow and it gets a lot harder. I am always trying to save time and stay organized, so I can grow in other areas.”

ShootQ Helped Misty Miotto Go Green & Find Work-Life Balance

We can manage everything in one place with ShootQ, and we have gotten rid of a lot of paperwork, which can be overwhelming. ShootQ provides better options.

Results: Little to no paper, streamlined operations and easy access to information.

After 20 years in business, Misty Miotto and her team have an impressive number of weddings to their credit – more than 1,400 and counting. During the busy season, they often shoot six weddings a week! Given this volume, smooth operations are imperative to have any life outside of work.

Don Bryant Thompson Took Control of His Business with ShootQ

ShootQ is really so important to me. I have so much invested in it. I can sit back and take pictures while ShootQ runs my business for me.

Results: Automated and streamlined processes, less work and more time to shoot.

Before Don Bryant Thompson signed up for ShootQ, he had 500 pounds worth of paper files. His processes were “archaic” and required a lot of unnecessary work. “ShootQ completely changed the way I run my business,” he said. “The tools are fantastic! They got me organized.”

Holli B Stays Organized, Collaborates and Manages Her Busy Studio with ShootQ

Looking back, l really can’t believe we used to do it the old-fashioned way. I shoot weddings full time and have three associate photographers who do the same. It wouldn’t be doable without ShootQ.

Results: Streamlined business processes and ability to support more growth.

Holli B started using ShootQ more than five years ago. Previously, she used old-fashioned paper files and checklists to manage her business, but she couldn’t access information and task lists from outside her studio. “I had to physically be in the studio to see where clients stood in process,” Holli recalls.

ShootQ “Just Made Sense” for Carla Ten Eyck’s Business

If anything should happen to my studio, everything is backed up online and accessible via ShootQ. It gives me one less thing to worry about.

Results: Better organization, smooth collaboration and more time to shoot.

A ShootQ user for more than five years, Carla recalls, “It was the only thing at the time. There was so much talk about how to stay organized, how to run your studio, etc. My PUG (Photographer User Group) shared information about ShootQ and discussed it. It’s a very analytical group, so we went through all the pros and cons. Once one of our group members signed up, it picked up like wildfire. It just made sense.”

ShootQ Helped Jeremy Chou Follow His Dream

ShootQ has been an invaluable part of my studio from the very beginning! Between implementing ShootQ or hiring a full-time office manager, ShootQ is a much more affordable option.

Results: More time to shoot, new associate photographers and a consistent experience for all customers.

Jeremy Chou started his career as an architect. He was successful and had a good job, but something was missing: creativity. Initially picking up a camera for a creative outlet outside of work, Jeremy soon booked his first wedding. Then his bookings started to pickup, and after 30 months and nearly 50 weddings, he was able to leave his old job and run his professional photography business full time.

What were you doing?

Community video sharing

What will you do while ShootQ is working for you? ShootQ frees you up to spend more time with family and friends, improve your business, give back to your community or do whatever you choose. Want to share what you are doing with the time ShootQ saves you? Shoot a brief video, upload it to YouTube and EMAIL US the link to your YouTube video. We’ll happily accept all G-rated movies!

“Teasing Fish”

Mike Larson
San Diego
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“Writing Songs”

Eric Laurits
New York
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“Grinding Coffee”

John Heisel
Denver, Co.
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“Being a Mom”

Cameron Clark
Flagstaff, Ariz.
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“Boarding a Flight”

Chris and Katie Torres
Atlanta
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“Gettin’ Gorgeous”

Rhee Bevere
Campbell, Ca.
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“Mountain Biking”

Cameron Clark
Flagstaff, Ariz.
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“Getting it Done”

Mark Gardner
North East, MD
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The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!
The NEW ShootQ is Complimentary while in Beta mode for the next few months.  Enjoy!