041: Photographer to CEO with Gavin Wade

April 25, 2018

Photographer Turned CEO Gavin Wade on Delivering Client Images

Photographer to CEO with Gavin Wade

Sometimes the most challenging part of being a photographer is delivering photos to your client. Because you can’t email them all the photos in a zip file because of the size, it becomes a balance between something outdated and something practical.  Although there are many online delivery services designed to fulfill this need, for Wedding photographer and Cloudspot CEO Gavin Wade, he found the experiences of these platforms clunky and time-consuming for both the photographer and the client.

Gavin decided to solve his own problem and built Cloudspot. Founded by photographers, his photo delivery platform is designed to provide photographers with a way to share photos as part of a seamless brand experience and eliminate many of the necessary steps of similar services.

On today’s Episode of the Bearded Tog, Gavin and I talk about the beginnings of Cloudspot, and also how they are looking towards the future.

Gavin Wade’s Takeaways

  • Because Gavin was once a photographer himself, Gavin designed Cloudspot to be a seamless extension of the photographers brand. It made no sense for a third party delivery service company to be part of what clients see when they go to download their photos.
  • Photographers shouldn’t have to be website tech nerds to be able to provide a good photo delivery experience. In order to make this easy to use, he wanted to shave off hours of photographers’ behind the scenes work.
  • Cloudspot removes a lot of the additional steps of passwords and pins and email logins that other services require. The clients receive an email with a one click download option.
  • The future of photo delivery services will follow what the industry needs. Because customers vote with their dollar, companies in this space need to continually listen to their customers and solve their problems.

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