What It Takes To Be In Our Registry
This is not a registry that allows anyone who wants to to sign up. You can’t just pay a few bucks and list yourself as a Professional Photographer and reap the benefits of extra links and visibility. This registry is monitored, and each business who would like to be included must fill out an application, meet our standards, and be approved before being listed.Those standards are: Be in business legally! for at least three years. Why? Because studies show that 50% of small businesses fail in the first year, and 85% don’t make it to 5 years. If a photographer has been in business for at least three years, they’ve made it past the first big hurdle and are well on their way to passing the second. Additionally, we believe that experience counts. The first few years in business involve a lot of on-the-job learning. A photographer who has been in business for 3+ years has done the grunt work and gained valuable skills in a variety of photography and business aspects.