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How to Handle a Bad Review From a Bride

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While your wedding photography business is all about being picture-perfect, sometimes, even the smallest imperfection could turn out to be a challenge, like when you receive a bad review from a couple. There are various reasons you might receive bad reviews, sometimes valid, and sometimes because of something that was not in your control. Here are some steps you can take to avoid or handle receiving a bad review from a bride.

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Staying Safe at COVID Weddings: A Guide For Wedding Photographers

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These days, couples spend more time worrying about the risks of getting married during a pandemic and less time planning the actual wedding. The stress of seating arrangements has now been replaced by the stress of making sure there’s enough space for social distancing. But as COVID forced weddings to get smaller, you as a wedding photographer had to learn about staying safe at COVID weddings while also adapting to the changing wedding trends. Even though COVID restrictions continue to vary globally, it’s always better to be safe when photographing. Weddings still have the potential to be a high-risk environment, so, while restarting (or continuing to do) business is important, your health should be your main priority. 

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Requests Made by Clients to Their Wedding Photographer

Requests Made by Clients to Their Wedding Photographer

Planning weddings is so much work. The bride is busy deciding on her gown, her hair, makeup, and handling all the details of the day. She might also be managing some  – or maybe most – of the vendors. The groom has his own things to do, like deciding on his suit, what family to invite, or he might even be in charge of some of the details of the wedding as well. The couple has many things running simultaneously.  They often forget a few details here and there. Even if they have help, sometimes they skip a few points during discussions with vendors. This might happen when they are booking you as their wedding photographer.

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How I Got the Shot | Silhouettes with Bradley Images

How I Got the Shot | Silhouettes with Bradley Images

Capturing silhouettes never goes out of style when it comes to photography! They make for some seriously creative images and we are always on the lookout for good silhouettes to share! This week, we got the chance to ask Baltimore native and award-winning wedding photographer — Bradley Zisow of Bradley Images about some of our favorite silhouette shots he’s captured.

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

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Do you remember the first day you decided to take your photography hobby to the next level and start your business? Whether that was years ago, or you are just starting out, your first few years of business are crucial to your future success. 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.

Since everyone has a different story, we wanted to share some of the things some of the pros missed out on their first year as a photographer. Maybe these are things you can relate to, or they are items you may have not come across yet. Either way, take a look at 16 things that pro photographers wish they did during their first year of business.

1. Realize You Are Not Just a Photographer

When the bride and groom book you for their wedding, they may not realize all of the tasks you will perform leading up to the wedding day. Not only will you be a resource for your couple,but you will help them plan out their wedding day schedule. When the day of the wedding arrives, you will tell the bridal party and family members where to stand and how to pose through every shot.

Related: Are you using this checklist to stay organized during the wedding day?

“You are a photographer/customer service expert/book keeper/marketing director/social media whiz/branding dude/website creation person/secretary/treasurer/CEO/CFO/ and pretty much any other title you can think of.” – Lauren Lim

You are a valuable asset to your couple, so remember that when it becomes challenging to be a business owner.
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