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The Rave July 2020 | A Monthly Customer Celebration

Monthly Customer Celebration

We celebrate the customer, and inspire the photographer. You know it. You love it. You’re HERE FOR IT! That’s right, we’re back with The Rave — our way of celebrating our customers and their incredible images!

This week, we’re taking a look back on July. We featured some amazing shots on the ShootDotEdit Instagram last month and we’re so excited to show you our audience favorites — Right here. Right now!

Here we go!

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Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders

Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders

Today ShootDotEdit is bringing you business tips for success with our Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders list. Now THIS is info that you need to know!

Soon after a couple decides to get married, it’s time for them to decide on vendors. Brides and grooms these days want everything to be perfect on their big day. For this, they invest a lot of time and money in choosing wedding vendors. A wedding photographer most of the time tops the list. Because couples wish to get their wedding day photographed with beauty and detail.

To choose the best wedding photographer for themselves, couples research a lot. They have a look at many wedding photography websites before zeroing in on one. So, websites are important. They can be a turning point for photographers wanting to book weddings all year round.

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How to Create Facebook Ads to Book More Weddings

How to Create Facebook Ads to Book More Weddings

As a wedding photography business owner, learning How to Create Facebook Ads to Book More Weddings as part of your advertising plan has probably crossed your mind. Do you want to draw more clients to your business? Do you want to remain visible to prospective clients? Magazines, sample albums, leaflets, brochures, or events are all avenues of advertisement. They all are essential for the success of a professional photographer. But, in this digital age, you need to go further and use online and social platforms as well to get more clients.

Advertising your wedding photography business on Facebook might not be a bad idea. According to data from Pew Research Center, 70% of Facebook users in the U.S. log into it on a daily basis. Less than 59% log into Instagram, 38% into Twitter, and 27% into Pinterest. Read on for lots of amazing tips and tricks for How to Create Facebook Ads to Book More Weddings.

After you’ve read this post, check out some more tips for How to Book More Weddings this Season!

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Learn, Grow, Pass It On | Featuring Brandi Allyse Photography

Learn, Grow, Pass It On | Featuring Brandi Allyse Photography

We asked Brandi of Brandi Allyse Photography, when did you realize you loved photography? Back then, did you ever think you’d take it up professionally? Or was it just a hobby?

People latch onto photography at different points in their lives. Some spend years in an uninspiring career before getting their true calling. Others know they want the professional life of a photographer early on and work hard to achieve their dream. 

In this special ShootDotEdit Feature, you’ll read about one such person who knew what she wanted from the beginning and made it happen — Brandi Salerno of Brandi Allyse Photography.

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12 Reasons to Shoot Film Photography & How to Market It to Your Clients

12 Reasons to Shoot Film Photography & How to Market It to Your Clients

Time and again, we hear photographers talk about reasons to shoot film. Film Photography has been tagged as a ‘dying art’. Many digital photographers believe that analog lost its charm ever since digital cameras came into existence. However, there’s a passionate segment of photographers (including pro wedding photographers) insisting that film photography is only gaining popularity over time. Film photographers believe there’s something compelling about the grainy depth of analog images. Also, the thoughtfulness that goes into shooting images on film is hard to imitate with digital photography where you know you can keep on photographing the good, bad, and better photographs, rapid-fire, and they’re forever stored on your memory card.

The recent revival of film photography as an ‘artistic movement’ has also compelled companies like Kodak and Fujifilm to revisit their product lineup to incorporate film offerings once again and Photography Labs that develop film for pro photographers have also begun to show back up.

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10 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Bride & Groom

Ways to Say Thank You

Everyone loves hearing a resounding Thank You — especially your wedding clients. They love it when you tell them you enjoyed being their wedding photographer! After all, you played a significant part in their love story. Thanking your brides and grooms show them that you really care and this wasn’t just another job for you… it’s also a way to get loads more referrals!

You are the one who, through your photography, immortalizes the moments lived by them. You capture the emotions experienced by them during their engagement or wedding day and they’ve probably built up a TON of respect for the work you do. Now, all you have to do is to thank them, and there are several great ways to do this. 

Read below for ShootDotEdit’s 10 favorite ways to thank your wedding couples!

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Fast 5: Our Favorite Tips for Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Editing in Adobe Lightroom can be a fickle beast… but a powerful one.  If you’re serious about editing your wedding photos, chances are you’re going to need to wrap your head around Lightroom at one point or another.  So we’ve decided to put together five quick tips to get you started on your photo editing journey in Lightroom.

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How I Got the Shot | Brent Looyenga

Brent Looyenga

Brent Looyenga of Looyenga Photography is truly a master of his class. He’s constantly pushing the boundaries of what wedding photography can be.

So we were so thrilled when he agreed to fill us in on how he got four truly beautiful shots. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with this photographer. So if you want to learn from one of the best, read on to see how Brent Looyenga Got the Shot!

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How to Book More Weddings This Season

Book More Weddings

Wedding photography is your passion and love. It keeps your creative soul satiated. It helps you grow so much as a person and experience a great variety of human emotions. But… wedding photography is also your bread and butter. The more brides and grooms you photograph, the better for your business. The number of weddings you book is directly proportional to your business expansion. You should always be trying to book more weddings!

So how many weddings are you booking each year? Have you managed to reach your goal, but don’t know how to take it further from there? Remember, a growing business needs to be approached differently than a new business.

In this blog, we’re giving you 20 ways to book more weddings every year and grow your business the way you want to. 

Let’s get to it!

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Fast 5: Unique Couples Photography at Any Location

Unique Couples Photography at Any Location

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

As a wedding photographer, you’ve probably Googled ‘best photo location near me’ many times when looking for unique backgrounds for your couples. It can be a challenge — finding the perfect spot. It’s also a challenge finding the perfect spots you haven’t already used for other clients…

You don’t want to fill your portfolio with different couples all in the same poses at the same locations. Plus, your clients often want shots that are unique to them and their love. So how do you find those new and amazing photo locations (or use familiar spots in new and exciting ways)?

Find out in this week’s Fast 5! 

Let’s get to it!

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