Best free software for photographers

Spend more time capturing the right image and less time balancing your books. Wave’s photography accounting software securely and accurately manages your income and expenses so you can focus on creating amazing work. Best of all – it’s free!

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Take a snapshot of your finances and bookkeeping

Photography requires a unique combination of artistic talent and technical skill…no need to add accounting on top of all that! Use Wave to organize your bookkeeping, get an overview of your cash flow at a glance, and zoom in to track business-related expenses. Set up simple systems and automations you need to take control of your cash flow.

Get paid in a flash for your work

You deserve to be paid promptly for your specialized work, so take advantage of Wave’s handy features such as automated reminders and recurring invoices for your clients. Make it easy and convenient for your clients to pay by including payment options like bank transfers and credit cards.

My fav tool for invoicing and accounting is Wave. Totally free. Easy-to-use. And I love the interface!

Julienne Desjardins - Digital Marketer

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Have a clear view of your business

Wave’s accounting software can be easily customized to meet your specific photography business needs. Flexible, cloud-based, and simple to use, you don’t need an accounting background to use the system that’s right for you.

As easy as three, two, one…cheese!

Setting up an account with Wave is fast, and guess what? It’s free! Don’t let the accounting side of running your business take up your valuable time. Wave’s software is highly customizable, allowing you to get a clear and precise view of your cash flow coming in and going out.

Find effective ways to grow your business

Create graphs, charts, and dashboards to quickly assess where your income is coming from and which expenses are cutting into your bottom line. Zoom into detailed data with expense tracking and customized reports to manage your revenue, categorize expenses, and find cost-cutting opportunities.

Keep your eye on the prize

Keep your income flowing with the help of unlimited invoices, flexible payment options for clients, and money transfers in as little as two days. Gain visibility on payment dates and outstanding invoices without chasing clients. With Wave, you can create and schedule recurring invoices, along with automated follow-ups and overdue payment reminders. Make sure you get paid for all your hard work!

Get support at different stages of your business journey

Running a photography business isn’t always picture perfect. Wave’s accounting software and additional features can help shine a spotlight on growth opportunities while keeping your well-earned revenue safe and secure.

Track and organize transactions in one place

Wave’s smart dashboard allows you to track income, expenses, payments, and invoices all in one place. You can use this dashboard to prepare effectively for tax season, and you can even discover tax incentives that can help you keep money flowing into your business. Take advantage of available tax benefits with the help of Wave.

Get your accountant in on the action

Have an accountant? Safely hand off your books to your accountant by adding them as a limited user. Since Wave uses accountant-approved, real double entry accounting, your accountant will have all the information they need. You can also email exported financial statements and reports directly from Wave.

Protect your money

You work hard to make your photography business a success – that’s why Wave uses both physical and digital protection to keep your money safe. Connect to your bank with read-only and 256-bit encryption. Wave is also PCI Level-1 certified – which is often necessary with third-party merchant service providers.

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Customers love Wave

4.4 out of 5 stars based on user reviews collected by G2Crowd as of Spring 2022.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is your software actually free?

Our our accounting software, invoicing software, or US-only banking software are 100% free. There are no trials, subscriptions, or hidden fees.

Wave's optional paid features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. If you're interested in using payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.

What’s the catch—how does Wave make money?

Wave makes money through our optional, paid money management features include online payment processing, payroll software, and access to personalized bookkeeping services and coaching through Wave Advisors. These features help keep our invoicing, accounting, and business banking (currently only available to sole proprietors in the US) free.

If you're interested in our payroll software, you can start a free 30-day trial when you sign up for Wave.

Is Wave's software something I need to install?

Wave's money management tools are web-based, so you just need an Internet connection and browser to manage your books. No installation is necessary for our online software!

If you're looking for an on-the-go money management solution, you can also install our mobile app to help you manage invoices, payments, and business banking. Download our mobile app on iOS and Android today!

Is my data secure when I use Wave?

Completely. Our servers are protected physically and electronically. Any connections between you, your bank accounts, and Wave are protected by 256-bit SSL encryption. Wave is a PCI-DSS Level 1 Service Provider.

Do you provide customer support?

We provide different levels of support for customers who use different features and services from Wave. Full details on how Wave support works are available here.

It takes only a few minutes to make your life easier with the right accounting software.

Spend more time capturing the right image and less time balancing your books.