Wedding Photography Business Owners

Online Training: How to Conquer Real Wedding Day Challenges for Photographers

Unexpected issues happen to every photographer; it’s an inevitable part of the wedding day shoot. From timelines falling behind, to unpredicted weather, to harsh or non-existent light, there are plenty of challenges that arise. And with multiple weddings on your plate this busy season, chances are you will encounter quite a few more. Because you still need to be prepared and capture memorable images for your couples, how can you overcome any issue that comes your way?

RSVP: Real Wedding Challenges Photographers Face (and How to Conquer Them)

Thursday, September 21st 
10am PDT

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3 Simple Ways to Build a Strong Wedding Photo Website

As a wedding photographer, your website is one of the most important areas to dial in to share your unique brand message with ideal clients. How can you ensure your wedding photo website appeals to and helps you book clients who are perfect for your business? We reached out to Showit, an expert in all things websites, to help you build a strong site that accurately represents your wedding photography brand.

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8 Free Wedding Day Timeline Templates for Photographers

8 free wedding day timeline templates

Let’s face it… the wedding day shoot is stressful – and that is for both you and your couple. With so many moving parts and people to coordinate with, there are plenty of opportunities for the day to fall behind. When the day falls behind, you often have to shoot important moments quickly and your stress levels increase (and so do your couple’s). How can you simplify and streamline the process before the shoot to help minimize time-crunches and create a stress-free wedding day for you and your couple? A wedding photography checklist will help you ensure everyone is on the same page and keep the day moving on time and on schedule. We connected with 5 wedding pros to bring you their personal recommendations for timelines to use for success!

8 Free Wedding Day Timeline Templates for Photographers

wedding day timeline templates for photographers

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Top Photography Website Plugins Every Wedding Photographer Needs

As a photographer, one of your main goals is to attract ideal clients to your wedding photography website. Since there are many platforms you can use to attract new photography leads, we reached out to Scott Wyden Kivowitz from Imagely, a leading provider of WordPress products and services for professional photographers, to learn more about his suggestions for top photography website plugins that help you generate more leads for your business.

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In the last article about the best 4 visual WordPress plugins for wedding photographers, I mentioned that the article was part one of a series. So here is part two, which is on lead generation plugins.

Lead generation is the act of obtaining a person’s information from website visits. There are many ways to do so, and there are many forms of leads. There are social leads, email leads, qualified leads and so on. Like before, I want to make sure you understand that almost all the plugins I’m recommending are free but have paid counterparts and services.

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Image Compliments of Bōm Photography

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4 Time-Saving Apps for Wedding Photographers

Time-Saving Apps for Wedding Photographers

As a wedding photography business owner, finding ways to speed up your workflow is key to your success. It’s also important to maintain organization in your personal life, as well. The more optimized your systems and processes are in both areas, the easier it becomes to work on the items you must to grow your business. One way to save time is to use apps that help keep you organized and on top of the tasks you have to manage. ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro, Vanessa Joy, is back with her next post to share the apps she recommends for your photography business.
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Running a business has so much to do with work-life balance and managing your time. It is, in fact, key to be good at it so that you can do more of what you became a photographer to do; shoot. With life constantly throwing new tasks at us, new social media sites to keep up with and, hopefully, more clients to respond to, it can be very overwhelming. Finding shortcuts are crucial to managing it all and below are 4 apps, that I personally use, that I’m sure you will find do just the thing.

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Image Compliments of Vanessa Joy Photography


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Creating Effective Instagram and Facebook Ads for Wedding Photographers

Just like the wedding photography industry, social media is constantly evolving. It seems like every week there are updates and adjustments to the various platforms (some of them are great and some require you to modify your strategy). One thing is for sure – social media is an essential part of the marketing strategy you use for your business.

As a wedding photographer, platforms like Instagram and Facebook are ideal for you. They allow you to share your content and images with large audiences, which helps you drive traffic to your website and blog. Even better, both platforms allow you to share content with specific audiences made up of ideal clients. Instagram and Facebook ads are valuable tools to focus your marketing efforts on and get the maximum benefit. Since there are plenty of ways to set up ads, we partnered with wedding photography duo Jesse and Becky Morquecho of Idealust. In an Online Training with them, Jesse and Becky shared their insights into what works in regard to building ads that convert clients. Here are a few tips to help you create effective (and profitable!) Instagram and Facebook ads.

Create Relevant Content

Because Instagram and Facebook use native advertising, you have the ability to create ads that can look like non-paid or non-ad content. To find success, produce content that is relevant and encourages engagement. When you encourage comments or shares on your ads, Instagram and Facebook will actually make it less expensive for you to get in front of more people. The platforms promote the content their users want to see, which is encouragement enough to ensure what you share is relevant and valuable. Also, keep in mind that the more engagement your ads receive, the more people will respond and want to learn more about you.

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My First Year as a Photographer: 16 Things I Wish I Did

Ah, the feeling of officially turning your photography hobby into a full-fledged business venture – it’s thrilling and you’re on cloud 9! You get to be your own boss and can do what you love every. single. day. As in any endeavor, your first year is likely to have speed bumps and issues as you learn the most efficient ways to be the best photographer possible.

Reality sets in as the speed bumps occur. There are emails to answer, shoots to direct, images to backup, social media to post… the list goes on. Suddenly, this newfound freedom of being your own boss is extremely overwhelming. With a laundry list of things to do, where do you possibly focus your time in the first few years to set your business up for longevity and success? We’ve got just the thing to help.

16 Things I Wish I Did My First Year as a Photographer

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5 Things to Let Go of for Success in Your Wedding Photography Business

You’ve likely heard this before… success takes a lot of hard work. As a wedding photography business owner, there are so many tasks on your plate (and they all seem vital to complete). The key to success is to focus on the items that are most important for your growth and reallocate the ones that are not to other resources.

Back with her next post, ShootDotEdit Wedding Pro Vanessa Joy shares her personal insights into how she decided what to let go of in her wedding photography business. Continue reading to discover her process and tips to help you decide what to take off your plate.

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“Stop the glorification of busy.”

This was a quote I recently stumbled across and I absolutely love it. It’s so funny to me in this world, and in today’s culture, that busy equals important. In my opinion, being too busy doesn’t mean important. It means I’m sacrificing things like friends, family, health, exercise, vacations, and sanity time; all the things that we’re meant to enjoy in life. Why is it that we find the need to keep ourselves busy?

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Image Compliments of Vanessa Joy Photography

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