Update 7/25/22: I am no longer offering this cryptocurrency discount to customers. That said, I still gladly accept cryptocurrency as payment for your photo shoot. You can review my price menu for more details.
Yes, you read that right, you can now pay for your portrait, headshot, wedding or boudoir session with Bitcoin (btc). What’s more is I’ll also give you a 15% discount when you choose this as your payment method.
If you already have a btc wallet, the process is pretty straight forward. If you don’t have a btc wallet, the following are some easy tips so you can still take advantage of the discount.
I Have a BTC Wallet
It’s pretty straight forward for those that already have a btc wallet to pay with Bitcoin. You can check out my portrait, wedding and boudoir price menus in these links if you’d like to see how much everything costs on your own. Once you know how much your session will cost, simply take your total and subtract 15% for your btc discount.
If you’d like to take advantage of this, the first step is to contact me so we can set up an initial consultation. Once we sit down and talk about your intended session, I can then work up a quote for you. Just let me know that you’d like your quote in btc and I’ll provide that to you along with my wallet address. Once the transaction is verified on the blockchain you’re all paid up!
I Don’t Have a BTC Wallet
Converting Fiat (usd) to Bitcoin
Coinbase is a crypto currency exchange where you can not only convert usd to btc, but also pay for stuff using their integrated wallet. It’s the totally reputable boring choice for anyone that’s doing this for the first time. If you want to save some money on the usd to btc conversion rate, you can also use coinbase pro.
If that sounds confusing it’s because it is. Both “Coinbase.com” and “Pro.Coinbase.com” are THE SAME COMPANY. Coinbase.com has a super simple interface and is more expensive to convert usd to btc. “Pro.coinbase.com” is the professional user interface, looks scarier and facilitates currency conversions cheaper. It’s still pretty easy to use but definitely more intimidating if you’re known for not being techy.
I personally use pro.coinbase.com when I convert crypto to fiat (usd) or vice versa. There are countless other exchanges you can use if you want to try something else. Feel free to comment below with your favorite exchange if you think there’s a better choice for newbies that have never done this before.
Signing up and converting usd to crypto will require you to prove your identity. All U.S. exchanges are required by law to know their clients identities like your bank does. That part always weirds everyone out. Overall the signup process was very straight forward and easy when I did it on Coinbase.com.
Once you prove your identity on coinbase.com, you can then login to pro.coinbase.com and convert your fiat (usd) to btc. Also be aware that there is usually a 7 day holding period before you can transfer your btc once you convert from fiat.
In short this means that if you want to pay for your session in btc, it will probably take about a week before you can actually make that happen if this is your first time. Once you have control of your crypto though, it’s very easy to send btc to anyone, anywhere in the world in a matter of minutes.
Pay with Bitcoin - TL;DR
If you already hold bitcoin I don’t have to tell you how cool it is that you can now teleport gold directly to me in exchange for your photo shoot. I also know that for those that have never done this before, it might sound like a giant pain in the ass or even scary.
The truth is that not that long ago it was pretty hard for the layman to buy crypto. Today however, it’s pretty easy for even dumb dumbs like myself to receive and make deposits on chain. With crypto exchanges like Coinbase now being traded on the Nasdaq it also doesn’t feel like black market money anymore.
Welcome to the future people!