I'm looking for a form which offers the option to book a photo session

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    Elana Louis 
    Asked on August 22, 2017 at 02:29 PM


    I am a photographer, and I will be having mini sessions which will be taking place back-to-back with each other on specific dates and specific times (with 5 minute intervals in between). 

    I'm looking for a way which the client can book the session directly from a form. I'd like them to select the day and time that works for them. I want them to see the availability, and once a session is booked, I want that option to be disabled to others. 

    Is there a ready made template for such a thing? and if not, is there a format which will enable me to offer this? 

    I would be happy to hear what you may have to suggest. 

    All the best, 



    I have offered these mini sessions in the past and have used google forms. 

    In order to avoid double booking I had to constantly check what people have booked and to delete the option from the menu. 

    I am puting the form from in the URL line so you can see what it looked like which might better help you understand what I am looking for. 


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    Answered on August 22, 2017 at 03:32 PM

    Yes, it is possible to have such workflow applied with JotForm, you could use the date reservation widget in order to disable a date once it has been selected, please find the widget here: https://widgets.jotform.com/app/date_reservation 

    You may also use the appointment slots widget that will allow you to set the available number of times an option can be selected: https://widgets.jotform.com/app/appointment_slots 

    This guide will help you adding the widget to your form: https://www.jotform.com/help/252-How-to-Add-a-Widget-to-your-Form 

    To request the time you may use a time field:

    You could also accept file uploads through your form, this guide will help you doing so: https://www.jotform.com/help/332-How-to-Create-File-Upload-Forms 

    I would also like to share you the link to our templates where you may find an existing form that fits your needs and clone it into your account: https://www.jotform.com/form-templates/ 

    This guide will help you using form templates: https://www.jotform.com/help/106-How-to-Use-Form-Templates 

    If you have any question, let us know. 

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    Answered on August 23, 2017 at 08:43 AM
    Thanks for your response.
    This is a good start, but still not exactly what I need.
    I see that I can create dates to be selected, but once the date is
    selected, I need to offer specific times of the days for the photoshoots (I
    won't be offering them all day, just certain times).
    I need the client to select the date they want, and than they can see which
    slots are availalble.
    How can I do this?
    *Elana (Duchin) Louis*
    *elanaduchinphotography.com *
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    Answered on August 23, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    We don't have a single feature that would allow you to do this automatically. A workaround I can offer would be to use the Date Picker field then the Appointment Slots widget.

    Here's an example form: https://www.jotform.com/72342245226955. Select August 25, 2017 in Date Picker.

    The widget with time selection is shown when you select the date. You can do this with conditional logic: https://www.jotform.com/help/316-How-to-Show-or-Hide-Fields-Base-on-User-s-Answer.

    This is manual which is the downside. You have to add a few widgets depending on the dates/sessions you offer.

    Please check and I hope this works for you.