Looking for a great way to reach out to your photography clients around the holidays? Try making a ‘Thank You’ video slideshow. It’s a wonderful way to stay top-of-mind with clients during the busy holiday season and takes just a few minutes to put together a professional video you can share online or burn to DVD.
So how do you put it together? It’s simple. Gather a selection of images and video clips and use ProShow to turn them into a short video slideshow with a holiday message at the end. You can use images you’ve already captured for your clients from throughout the year or from a holiday mini session.
ProShow slideshow software makes it easy to put together a short ‘Thank You’ video and there are a ton of free downloadable holiday templates (see below) ready to go. Finished videos can be easily burned to DVD, Blu-ray or delivered as an email link – my personal favorite choice because it takes the least amount of time and is instantly viewable and shareable!
Free Holiday FX for ProShow
Watch the video below from photographer Todd Nichols. He puts together visual holiday greetings like this for his clients around the holidays using ProShow Web. He used the Holiday Nostalgia FX and theme to make this video.
A Few Helpful Tips
- Add your website URL at the end of your video so when your clients share the video (with friends, family and other potential clients), they will know where to go to reach you.
- This type of video also makes a great ‘Year End’ or ‘Wrap Up’ video for your photography studio. Use images from some of your favorite shoots from throughout the year and turn them into a video slideshow. You can post it on your blog, Facebook page and more to advertise your business!
- Don’t just limit ‘Thank You’ videos to the holidays. Make it part of your services to send a Thank You video to each client after a session. They’ll love seeing their photos come to life on the big screen.
- Try adding in a few video clips into the mix. People love the surprise of a short video in a slideshow.