Here at ShootDotEdit, we’re fortunate enough to work with pro wedding photographers throughout the world. We’ve also built awesome connections with industry-leading pro photo supply companies to bring you valuable and relevant resources. Before the end of the year nears, we wanted to say a big thank you to those companies who partnered with us and supported us throughout 2017! Read on to learn more about each of these amazing companies in the photography industry.
Pro Photo Supply Companies of 2017
17hats strives to create a world where anyone with passion, ideas, and ambition will never be held back by the barriers of running their own business. 17hats is designed to help entrepreneurs and small business owners manage their business all in one app.
Adorama is the world’s only full-service destination for photo, video, and electronics. They are more than a camera store. They offer the best selection and prices on professional photography and video gear, pro-audio, and consumer electronics such as home theaters, mobile computing, home office equipment and more.
Align Album Design
Align Album Design was created by pro wedding photographer, Melissa Jill, to meet the growing need for a fast and affordable album design resource for busy pro photographers. You upload your images and pick your design style. Align designs your album in 4 business days or less. Then, you and your clients get up to 3 rounds of revisions. Once the design is finalized, you can download the layouts as .jpgs, layered .psds, or InDesign files. Then, you can send them on to the album company of your choice for printing and binding OR order a Legacy Book straight from Align for an all-in-one solution.
Bay Photo Lab
Bay Photo Lab has a long history of innovative photographic printing and photofinishing services. Located in the coastal redwoods outside of Santa Cruz, California, they have been providing Professional Photographers with the highest quality printing and customer service for nearly 40 years. They are committed to providing personal attention and a wide range of products. They pride themselves on their quality printing and fast delivery.
Blurb is a book-making platform and creative community that enables individuals to create, publish, share and sell high-quality photo books, trade books, and magazines in both print and digital formats. Blurb is accessible to consumers across the globe with free, innovative book creation and layout tools. Founded in 2005, Blurb has over 2 million customers worldwide, resulting in over 3 million unique book titles, with nearly 22 million units shipped to over 70 countries around the world.
B&H Photo Video
B&H Photo Video is the largest non-chain specialty electronics retailer that delivers the same pioneering integrity via specialized showrooms, classes and tutorials, and unparalleled inventory and service on a daily basis. Their goal is to support their customers and provide them with the best solutions for their specific professional or personal needs.
Founder, Cole Joseph, created Cole’s Classroom to build and foster a supportive, inspirational, and motivated community of aspiring up and coming photographers who can get answers to their questions. This is done without any fear of ridicule or anger from others. He also created it to break down confusing photography concepts and techniques into simple and easy to understand lessons any photographer can understand. This helps so you can see real improvements right away to keep you motivated and eager to keep mastering your camera.
Couture Book’s mission is to create stunning, luxury, one-of-a-kind, handmade coffee table books with your photos. They combine old-world binding techniques coupled with the latest technology in printing. They apply the highest standards of integrity, creativity, quality, and innovation to create the most beautiful books in the world.
Since 1962, Elinchrom has been producing the world’s most portable studio flash, drawing from a heritage of more than 55 years of innovation. Based in Renens, on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Elinchrom continues to innovate with a product range that covers every photographer’s needs. From compact flash equipment to portable battery pack systems, reflectors, softboxes as well as numerous lighting accessories. Elinchrom’s lighting equipment is used all around the world by both studio and outdoor photographers.
Evolve Your Wedding Business
Founder, Heidi Thompson, created Evolve Your Wedding Business to help wedding professionals grow their businesses and reach their goals without going crazy in the process. Her mission is to provide uncomplicated marketing and business advice to professional photographers.
Finao makes high-quality albums and products for the professional photographer market. Each Finao album is hand-made, right here, in the good ole’ US of A. They produce unique, hand-crafted albums and print presentation products for professional photographers. They are the official US & Canadian distributor for SeldexArtistic Albums from Australia.
Fotoskribe is a team of professional and passionate storytelling bloggers. They love discussing stories and the meanings behind them. They unravel your complex ideas and inspirations, then create stories people love to read in a way that gets Google’s attention. They exist to help established, purpose-driven businesses grow by delivering best in class content with best in class results.
Fuel Your Photos
Fuel Your Photos provides resources, guides, interviews, and ideas about making the most of your photography website. They share about building and planning your site, optimizing for search engines and conversions, and ways to get more traffic to your website.
Founded by former wedding and portrait photographer Andrew “Fundy” Funderburg in 2008, Fundy Software was created to give professionals a template-free design solution for complete creative control. Their team believes in constant improvement and innovation. And, they are now proud to offer the industry’s only professional all-in-one design and sales suite. They are dedicated to helping photographers design better and do more.
HoldFast was born from a sense of adventure and the belief that history is waiting to be captured and made. All Products are made ethically in the United States of America. They take extreme pride in the fact that HF has created many sustainable jobs within the Oklahoma economy.[ninja-inline id=14322]
HoneyBook is on a mission to connect the different parts of the events industry by reimagining the way creative professionals work with their colleagues and clients. Whether you’re an event planner in charge of a 300-guest wedding, a photographer leading a high-profile fashion shoot, or host of your company’s holiday party, HoneyBook organizes your jobs seamlessly. So, you can focus on what you do best: creating unforgettable moments.
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Imagely is a growing digital media company helping photographers improve their web presence while leveraging premium themes, hosting, plugins for WordPress, and capturing expertise in SEO. Photographers are embracing Imagely solutions to build content-rich websites with stunning photo galleries using their intuitive and easy-to-use tools built for the ubiquitous WordPress platform.
Kiss Books was born out of a need for a simpler way of creating albums. They are driven to make the album experience simpler, giving you more time to do what you love. You can design, share, and order your books in minutes.
LensProToGo is a national photo and video rental company that ships gear to your home, business, FedEx, or UPS location. Additionally, they can ship gear to any hotel within the United States to make travel easier. They make it easy to determine the final price by including up to 2-day shipping in the cost of all rentals. Even better, the gear is shipped in Pelican Cases to keep it extra safe while in transit. Click. Ship. Shoot. Return. It’s that easy.
MagMod’s mission is to make awesome photography easy, by making tools that get out of the way of being more creative. They believe photographers can better improve their craft when technology is no longer a mental barrier to feeling, seeing, and expressing. Photography comes from the heart. Behind every magical photograph is a perfect symphony where art and technology become one.
Miller’s Professional Imaging is the preferred lab of professional photographers nationwide. They have a reputation for having the highest quality products, customer service, technologies, and the quickest turnaround in the industry.
PhotoBiz provides websites for The World’s Most Creative People. It started as a simple idea: make beautiful, affordable websites for the world’s most creative people. With the needs of photographers in mind, they built their platform from the ground up to look like nothing else out there. The result was a rock-solid suite of business tools and websites that look more like works of art than strings of code.
Photography Spark shares business information for photographers so they can gain more clients. Founded in December 2012, they have grown to encompass many contributors. The contributors range from photography business experts all over the world. They cover topics ranging from marketing to legal and workflow efficiency.
Profoto is the light shaping company. They are dedicated to making every image the best it can possibly be by helping the creator of that image bring the very best quality of light to it. And when you consider there are literally billions of images taken every single day, then you start to truly understand the full extent of their commitment to light shaping excellence.
Rangefinder is a 65-year-old professional photography magazine that has stood the test of time. As the leader in wedding and portrait photography, they deliver monthly print (and daily online) themes. These themes include proposal and engagement shooting trends, destination wedding tips, posing tutorials, high school senior photography techniques, boudoir, glamour, fashion and beauty, post-production workflow timelines, tech innovations, and much more.
Renaissance Albums / Album X Corp. was founded in 1988. What started as a modest family operation grew through bold dreams, determination, and hard work. They wanted to manufacture the best photo albums in the world and weren’t willing to compromise or be intimidated by what it took to deliver quality. Slowly, the little album company that could, did. Renaissance Albums’ reputation for fine albums and customer care began to stir the industry. They now offer the most sophisticated album building techniques and materials in the industry while still manufacturing everything by hand.
Since Rocky Nook’s inception in 2006, photography has been the primary focus of their book publishing program. They are guided by the motto, “By photographers, for photographers.” Their mission is to develop and publish books that educate and inspire photographers of all levels, from aspiring photographers to hobbyists to professionals. The books are written by photographers who have a substantial amount of experience, deep technical understanding of the subject matter, and who are passionate about passing on their knowledge to other photographers.
Rotolight is a pioneering British technology company, specializing in creating award-winning LED lighting products for photographers and filmmakers. Known for constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, Rotolight strives to create products that provide unique tools to image makers. This allows them to realize their creative vision and aspirations.
Shootzilla is a photography studio management tool that organizes the hectic life of photographers so they can handle more shoots in less time without any chaos or overwhelm!
Shotkit is a site that allows you to find out more about the camera gear used by top photographers. There are tools to help you learn photography, find inspiration, and grow your business.
Showit, Inc. is a technology company focused on giving professional photographers and creatives true freedom and control over their online presence. Their simple drag-and-drop website builder allows users to create interactive and responsive custom websites and mobile sites without needing to know a single line of code. Showit is also the first website platform to offer Simple WordPress integration that gives the user the ability to design a WordPress blog right inside of the website builder.
SLR Lounge is a free online resource created by photographers for photographers featuring tutorials on Lightroom, Photoshop, Shooting, Lighting and much more.
SmartAlbums is a must-have album builder for the busy photographer. They understand album design can be a burden. They made it intuitive, quick, and simple.
SmartSlides is the world’s simplest slideshow maker. They bring your photos to life in incredibly personal and meaningful ways. The interface is beautiful and easy to use, and the smart features allow you to make a slideshow in just 3 simple steps:
Songfreedom is a place where photographers and cinematographers can come to find the perfect song for their story with the click of a button. With an ever-expanding and ever-increasing library of music, they provide a service that empowers and inspires visual creatives to build that bridge into a community like never before.
Spider Camera Holster
Founded in 2009 by passionate professional photographers, Spider Camera Holster develops innovative camera-carrying gear and accessories. Their mission is to provide revolutionary, ergonomic solutions for photographers from all walks of life.
Sprouting Photographer provides free education about the business of photography, helping you become profitable, successful, and sustainable. Their goal is to simplify and clarify the business of photography.
Swift Galleries is a simple in-person sales tool for pro photographers from the team that created Salesographer, 21 Days To Your First In-Person Sale, and PayKit.io.
Táve provides creative business management systems to help you fall back in love with your craft. You can track leads, book gigs, manage clients, and automate billing.
Tether Tools designs and manufactures innovative workstations, mounting options for lighting and accessories, and power solutions for photographers and filmmakers.
The International Academy of Wedding Photographers
The International Academy of Wedding Photographers takes the utmost care in delivering the highest level of practical online education for wedding and portrait photographers. They aim to provide photographers with comprehensive online training and standardization both on shooting and building their business. This is so they can provide a solid service to their clients. Photographers will learn from current and successful photographers and educators on how to run a thriving photography business.
The Rising Tide Society
The Rising Tide Society is a community built by creatives for creatives that educates and empowers creatives to thrive in the spirit of community over competition.
Think Tank Photo
Think Tank Photo designs camera carrying solutions for working professionals. Their products are born from the collaborative efforts of professional photographers and product designers, working together with a common goal. The goal is to create the most inventive and effective solutions for all photographic situations. They go to great lengths to listen to their core customers and translate their feedback in everything they create.
Tiffinbox is a blog for image makers. It is for those who use photography or moving images to express and communicate their vision of the world, with the world.
Two Bright Lights
Two Bright Lights is the simplest tool for photographers, planners, and other creatives to get your work featured in hundreds of blogs, websites, and magazines. Manage all your wedding, family and event submissions in one place. Get published so your next client finds YOU!
White House Custom Colour
WHCC is a professional photography and press printing partner. From Framed Prints to Fine Art Canvas – even specialty projects or packaging, they ensure you get the same unmatched quality every time. Their consistent delivery and easy ordering process are second to none.
Every year, the biggest and best photography manufacturers, solution providers, experts, and retailers come together in Las Vegas for WPPI’s three-day expo. It is the biggest photo event of the year for professional, amateur, and emerging wedding and portrait photographers. While exploring the trade show floor, you can touch, test, and compare the latest products, discover new trends and solutions, and find some amazing deals and offers on photo equipment and accessories while networking with fellow photographers and building relationships that will help grow your photography business.
A big thanks to all these amazing companies for supporting us throughout the year! Just like us, these companies are committed to helping pros grow and succeed. Discover additional ways to grow your business and reach your goals with our How to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business Guide. Click the banner below to grab the guide which filled with 50+ pages of actionable tips to get started on today!