THE SOFTWARE

The Essential Studio Manager

The all-in-one software that helps you manage and simplify  every aspect of your client based business. 

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BY Modern Market

Imagine having one tool that helps you manage every aspect of your business, instead of trying to piece together planners, excel sheets, and multiple tools to handle different aspects of your business. One tool that has everything you need in one convenient place, saving you time, money and simplifying your life and business forever. 

This way you can get back to the part of your business you actually love to do and simplify the rest with one tool that does it all.

Isn't it time you finally 
have one tool that does everything you need?

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SIMPLIFIED.

“I'm so glad I made the switch to the Essential Studio Manager. This software has everything I could possible need to manage my business efficiantly!”

- Anna B.

Here's What You Need:

ONE SOFTWARE THAT HAS IT ALL

It's time to say goodbye to trying to piece together multiple tools to create a system that works for you and use one tool that does it all.

a system that's built for you

There certainly isn't a shortage of CRMs out there, but when was the last time you had one that was built for you and your kind of business?

more time to do what you really love

Let's be honest; you probably didn't start your dream business to be stuck in the office doing all this business admin work. By using our software you'll save time and can get back to working on the things that you love.

Essential Studio
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INTRODUCING the

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ALL-IN-ONE

Our CRM has been built by photographers for photographers and includes everything you need to operate your photography business.


Business Management Software

Make it easy for clients to pay you and send client invoicing with just a click of a button.

Invoicing

Protect your business with digital contracts that get signed fast and are legally biding with a full audit trail.

Digital Contracts

Integrate your Google Calendar with our CRM to stay up to date with all your sessions.

Google Calendar

View all your business finances in one place and stay up to date on how you're doing financially. 

Finances

Create your own custom workflow checklist with our software and stay on schedule with each of your clients.

Workflow

Embed a contact form to your website to collect leads and start the process of client management from the very first hello.

Embeddable Forms

Create custom questionnaires and send them to clients to collect important information ahead of time. 

Questionnaires

Make it yours by customizing our software to your brand and provide a cohesive experience for your clients.

Branding

Receive notifications anytime you receive a payment, a questionnaires is answered, or a contract is signed.

Notifications

Automate booking confirmations and session reminder emails to keep your clients up to date.

Automated Emails

We includes an algorithm that notifies you when you're about to double book a session.

No Double Booking

Let us know what you'd love to see added and we will add it to our feature request list!

New Feature

A BETTER WAY TO GET PAID

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No hidden fees. Our invoicing integrates with Stripe making accepting payments fast and simple. We make it really easy for clients to pay you. Send invoices with just a click of a button and keep everything safe and secure within our software.

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PLUS NEW MEMBERS GET

Free Client Migration

Ready to switch but don't want to waste time importing your clients into a new CRM? Send us an email and we will help you transfer over by importing all your clients.

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The results you're going to get:

How does this sound?

SCALE YOUR BUSINESS FASTER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY

REPLACE MULTIPLE TOOLS WITH ONE SOFTWARE THAT DOES IT ALL

SAVE TIME BY DEVELOPING A WORKFLOW THAT'S MADE FOR YOU

KEEP EVERYTHING ORGANIZED AND KNOW EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE WITH EACH CLIENT

GET PAID ON TIME BY CLIENTS WITH OUR SIMPLE PAYMENT PROCESS

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"This CRM has made my life a million times easier!"

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"Everything I need to keep my business running smoothly."

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"This program gets better every day & with every new thing my life gets a little easier!"

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A year from now you
will have wished you started today....

so let's get  you started!

"The system is very intuitive and perfect for my business!"

The customer service is beyond amazing. Jonathon answers questions quickly and works very hard to constantly meet and exceed our needs! You cannot find a more reasonable system out there that works so well and truly cares about their client's needs!

Join us!

Katherine Tippett

"Jon and Elena have managed to build a community feel around this system"

This is an easy to use CRM system which is really helping me to stay organized. There are so many features, and more are being added all the time (I no longer have to pay separately somewhere else to send out e-signature contracts or have a separate place where I manage my accounts). I was going to say excellent customer service, but it's more than that- Jon and Elena have managed to build a community feel around this system- they are always on hand to help and there there are hundreds of other photographers in community.

Lindy Rogers

"The next online studio management system to watch out for!"

As one of the newest studio managers on the market it's off to a solid start. I've used them all from 17hats, Tave, Sprout, even seen some ninjas. This system focuses on the core needs instead of the complex parts of a CRM that tend to drive us nuts. Oh did I mention, it's basically a STEAL! right now at it's current pricing model.

Vincent Duke 

SUCCESS STORIES

"I would challenge you to find something similar for such a great price. This CRM is amazing!"

- Kirsty M.

You need to go and sign up now! The software is great and it always being adapted to better it, but do you know what is even better? The customer service and experience. It is amazing. I feel like I am part of it as I can give feedback and work alongside Jonathon to help create a system that works really well for photographers at all stages in their career. Highly recommend you sign up if you haven't.

"You guys will have my business as long as I have my business!"

- Stephanie W.

I absolutely LOVE ESM! I loved that I have been with them since the beginning to see how much they have improved and continue to improve this organizational tool. You guys will have my business as long as I have my business!

"This was exactly what I needed to organize my business."

Heather L.

I LOVE the ability to email my clients contracts and have them electronically sign them. Customer service is top notch -- Jonathon responds to new feature requests and any questions super fast (even on his days off!) An investment well worth every cent!

Long story short, after years of being a photographer and not having the perfect tool to manage my growing business, I somehow convinced my husband Jon that he should teach himself how to code and build me my dream software. After serving in the military as an intelligence analyst he learned how to code and built this incredible software for me.

Today, we share it with professional photographers and creatives around the world!

As a photographer I knew exactly what I needed to manage & scale my business

And felt incredibly frustrated with the options available which all too often were built for just about any business. I wanted something specifically for my photography business that understood the workflow I had, the customer experience I wanted to create and how to simplify all aspects of my business without putting more work on me. A software that was user-friendly and and actually help me scale my business. Bonus points if it actually had a beautiful aesthetic that would make me want to use.

I wrote down my list of dream requests and features and we got to work on building a software with photographers and creative entrepreneurs that work with clients in mind.

i can help because i've been there

but nowI know how to help!

Now you might be wondering what makes our software different than the others...

Our motto: Make It Simple, But Significant

When we sat around the table trying to dream up the perfect CRM for professionals to manage their business we kept coming back to this quote; Make it simple, but significant . Our goal is to make it easy for you to manage and scale your business with a software that has right features to do the job. We want our new members to be able to login and get started right away without feeling overwhelmed or like they will need to take a class on using our software to get it right. 

Best of all, we work directly with our members to continue to improve our software and listen to their feedback and feature requests. Some of our best features were requested by people just like you and we love having them on our team helping us brainstorm, and dreaming up the next big idea!

Jon (my husband), the man behind all the code and customer service has put so much into this and one thing we hear again and again from our members is that although our CRM is pretty darn amazing, it's the effort and care he puts into listening to those in our community that has turned hundreds of professionals into some of the most loyal long term members.

If there's a way he can improve the software and make our life as photographers easier, he makes sure to get it done. When you send customer support an email with a question, request or feedback, he's known for replying back within the hour. 

You'll know him by name in no time because he will be your go-to guy anything related to the Essential Studio Manager. 

And you probably had no idea, but the #1 thing our members love is our customer service

(aka jon)

This software has everything
you need to manage your business.

We exist to give valuable time back to professional photographers by helping them simplify and manage their photography business. Making it easier than ever to spend more time doing what matters most.

This      for you if:

YOU NEED ONE TOOL THAT DOES IT ALL

YOU DON'T TAKE MANAGEMENT SERIOUS 

YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS and need a custom workflow

YOU LIKE MAKING THINGS COMPLEX

YOU'RE READY TO GET ORGANIZED AND START MANAGING YOUR BUSINESS 

It's probably        for you if...

YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO TAKE THE TIME TO ACTUALLY SET EVERYTHING UP

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Try the Software for 30 days. 

We understand that it's not just about finding a CRM to use, but it's about finding the right one that fits your need as a creative business owner. We offer a free 30 day trial so that you can test our CRM before committing to a paid plan.

money back 
guarantee

100%

Let's do this thing.

SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Do you offer a free trial?

Yes! We want our new members to have the option to try our software prior to committing longterm. We do require a card on file but you are more than welcome to cancel anytime prior to your trial being over and never have to pay a single penny. Since we are a small business, we do want those who sign up to take it serious and take the time to explore our software and features during that first month to see if it's the right fit and we feel like the best way to do that is to require a card on file.

Frequently Asked
Questions

I'm not a photographer, but you're software looks amazing. Can I sign up?

We hear this all the time, and of course you can! Although our software was built specifically for professional photographers, we have plenty of members who work with clients on a regular basis and love using our software to manage their business. Since you can customize everything within our software you can easily make it fit to your business. 

Do you have a referral program? I'd love to tell my friends about this!

First, thank you so much for wanting to help us spread the word about our software. That means so much. At the moment we do not have a referral program in place, but are hoping to create one in the future as our business grows. In the meantime, we appreciate any and all word of mouth. 

What's your cancellation policy? 

Our cancellation policy is pretty simple. We don't believe in locking someone into a contract so at no point are you signing a contract with us. You can cancel your account at anytime and we have tried our best to make the process as simple as possible.

What makes the ESM different than other CRMs?

We believe what separates us from others is that we have built our software by listening directly to our members. We consider our active members as part of our ever-growing team. Our number one goal is to improve our CRM by implementing the features they want the most. Everything you see in the CRM was requested by people just like you. If you're hesitant to join us because we're missing something important, just let us know, and we will add it to our list of potential upcoming features! 

Can I get a refund?

We offer refunds for annual subscriptions, and the refund must be requested within 14 days after the renewal date. We don't give refunds for monthly subscriptions or requests that arrive 15 days or later from the renewal date. We always send out a subscription renewal notification 7 days prior to you being charged, which gives you plenty of time to submit a refund request if need be.

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Community

Grab some coffee and come hang out with us in the Facebook user group and let us know how what feature you'd love to see next!

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