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Wedding Reception Photography Tips & Checklist

Wedding reception photography tips and checklist

Wedding receptions have a different vibe and energy altogether. With guests joining the newlyweds to celebrate their new journey, the fun part of the day takes over. From cocktails and cake cutting to dancing and toasts, a lot happens during the wedding reception, and it happens fast. And your job is to document the action in stunning photographs that narrate the story of each scene. So if you are wondering how to get it right and keep up with everything that goes on at a reception, this blog offers a checklist and useful tips to ace wedding reception photography.

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How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom: Tips & Tricks

How to Use the Gradient Filter in Lightroom: Tips & Tricks

There are many features in Lightroom that help you turn your images from a well-photographed picture to a visual masterpiece. And one such feature is the Gradient Filter tool. This filter allows you to apply graduated edits over selected parts of your image, giving it a slight edge over a physically graduated neutral density (GND) filter. In this blog, we will walk you through the different aspects of Gradient Filter in Lightroom and how to use it to enhance your photographs. 

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Top 10 Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

Top 10 Marketing Tips for Wedding Photographers

Being a wedding photography business owner isn’t just one job but several responsibilities and duties under one. One of the biggest responsibilities out of all is booking more weddings, and to do that, you need to market your business and services to the right people in the right way. This can often get stressful for many wedding photographers, but carefully planning and strategizing business tactics can help you avoid that stress. In this blog, we offer you 10 marketing tips for wedding photographers that you can use to grow your business digitally and offline. 

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The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List For You

The Ultimate Wedding Photography Shot List For You

Many wedding photographers would agree that creating a wedding photography shot list is one of the most crucial pre-wedding day prep that they do. However, creating the ultimate shot list will differ from wedding to wedding. While every wedding has some common activities and elements that can’t be missed, some cultural or unique traditions may require you to customize your shot list. Even though our template can help you create a shot list for your future weddings, don’t forget to consult your couple while working on it. Creating a shot list begins with asking the couple what they want, getting familiar with their vision, and then getting back to them with a carefully curated shot list that seamlessly blends their ideas with yours and also includes all the essential photographs.

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The Art of Working Together: Featuring Husband & Wife Team Joe & Darryl Ann of Salt & Pine Photo

Infographic displaying a quote from Joe and Darryl Ann (a husband and wife team) on the left and a sunset silhouette at the right

There is so much that goes into running a successful wedding photography business and it can be a great experience to get to share that load with someone who has the same passion as you – and more importantly – is someone you love. Different husband and wife wedding photography teams have different ways to succeed, but what’s common in all of them is the love they share with their partner. Joe and Darryl Ann of Salt and Pine Photo are no exception! This husband and wife team not only knows how to successfully operate as a photography duo but also how to successfully operate as introverts in the wedding industry.

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201 Creative Blog Post Ideas for Wedding Photographers

201 Creative Blog Post Ideas for Wedding Photographers

In today’s world, content marketing or blogging is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to attract brides and grooms. Consistent blogging about the right topics can increase brand exposure and help your wedding photography clients connect with you and your brand. One of the best parts about blogging? You can use it to share gorgeous photographs and even some exclusive behind-the-scenes images and videos. Plus, by sharing your expertise in wedding photography, you offer couples a perfect platform to get wedding-related information, which can help them plan their weddings. But if writing isn’t your forte, then this blog offers you some fresh, fun, and creative blog post ideas for wedding photographers that can help you get started.  

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How to Sharpen Images in Lightroom

How to Sharpen Images in Lightroom

You take a photograph, think it looks great on the camera, but then it turns out to be soft and blurry when you view it on a bigger screen. Bummer, right? Unless it’s being done intentionally, blurry images are pretty much unusable. But if there’s any scope of saving a photograph, sharpening it during post-processing might just keep it from heading to the trash can. Sharp images look cleaner, and the details are more visible too. And the most important part? Sharpening your images could give you better quality prints too. Your couples chose you to deliver only the best to them and to help you do that, in this blog, we will take you through the different steps to sharpen images in Lightroom. 

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10 Must-Try Wedding Group Poses to Include in Your Shot List

10 Must-Try Wedding Group Poses to Include in Your Shot List

There is nothing more chaotic than taking wedding group photos! We might be exaggerating a little, but it’s definitely one of the most chaotic things you have to handle as a wedding photographer. As difficult as they can get sometimes, group photos are also some of the most special and fun moments you will capture at a wedding. Even though they might not run smoothly each time, getting creative with your wedding group poses is a great way to push your creative limits, add some fun to the day, and impress your couples! And since we can never get enough group photos at weddings, here are some ideas for group photo poses that you can try out at your next wedding photography gig.

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Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

Where to Stand as a Photographer During the Ceremony

In addition to the bride and groom portraits, bridal party photos, and detail photos, as the wedding photographer, you are also in charge of documenting the ceremony. However – ‘Where to stand as a photographer during the ceremony?’ – is a valid question whether you are a beginner or a longtime pro. The answer to this question is complex as there’s no single rule that can be applied to all weddings you photograph. A wedding ceremony may last from 15-30 minutes, but this might differ for weddings from different cultures. However, one rule will always apply: Try your best to not draw attention to yourself. While you might have to find your best spots depending on the venue, in this blog, we suggest five spots you could consider for wedding ceremony photography. 

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SEO Tips For Wedding Photographers: The Complete Guide

The Complete Guide on SEO Tips For Wedding Photographers

For many wedding photographers, search engine optimization (SEO) is still technical jargon that they know works but are still confused about how. It is necessary, beneficial, yet something most might not be sure about venturing into or tried but couldn’t make it work to yield results. How you do SEO can either make the entire process very easy or equally complex. So it is important to get the basics right. If you are one of those who want SEO to work magic for your website but couldn’t figure out where to get started – this blog is for you. Here, we have shared useful SEO tips for wedding photographers to build a better web presence for a photography business.

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