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Navigating Wedding Cancelations and Refunds During the Pandemic

navigating wedding cancelations and refunds during the pandemic

Many couples around the world had to make changes to their wedding plans due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some even had to cancel their weddings, which subsequently led to engagement session cancelations too. From not wanting to have their special day masked (literally) with the fear of catching COVID to financial restraints, the pandemic forced many to rethink their big plans this year.

It’s not just couples, even the wedding industry has taken a huge hit because of the pandemic. And naturally, wedding photographers were not spared from the global economic side effect of COVID, with many being dragged into refund litigations by clients. At a time when business is trending low for many small businesses, these court cases are adding to a wedding photographer’s bills. 

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100 Instagram Captions for Wedding Photographers

100 Instagram Captions for Wedding Photographers

Wedding photography is hard work but finding Instagram captions for your beautiful images is sometimes just as challenging! There are times when the perfect Instagram captions comes to mind just by looking at a photo but then there are moments when you just can’t find the words. A situation like this can be frustrating! But we are here to help! Whether you’re looking for Instagram captions for your bridal portraits, the groom, the couple, or any other wedding photo categories, we have something on this list for you.

And when you’re done reading about Instagram Captions, here’s another blog that might interest you – MOST POPULAR WEDDING PHOTO EDITING TRENDS IN 2020.

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How to Remove Glass Glare From Photos in Photoshop

How to Remove Glass Glare From Photos in Photoshop

As a wedding photographer, do you want to save your portraits from getting ruined because of glass glare? If so, this ShootDotEdit blog is for you.

We know that the presence of a reflection or glare on the glasses of your subject can be annoying. You take a great photograph of your couple only to realize later that there is a glass glare in the photo. A situation like this can spoil your image as well as your mood.

Fortunately, there’s a way out. You can remove glass glare from photos in Photoshop.

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How to Photograph a Wedding When It Rains

Photograph a Wedding When It Rains

You and your couple have the most thought-out, brilliant plan for their wedding day, but what if Mother Nature has other plans and it starts to rain?  While you could curse your luck (and the weather forecaster that did you wrong), there’s no point in wasting energy on any of that! Instead, seize the day (and an umbrella) and get to work with these tips and tricks you can follow to take amazing photos and memories even in the rain.

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Importing Lightroom Presets

Importing Lightroom Presets

Adobe Lightroom is a popular editing platform for wedding photographers around the world. It offers a huge array of editing tools to get the most out of your images. For the majority of photographers, it’s the only editing program they ever need. A perfect illustration of how simple and intuitive Lightroom can be is the array of presets offered.

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Creating a Wedding Day Shot List

Creating a Wedding Day Shot List

A wedding day shot list? Do I really need one?

The resounding answer is YES.

And it all starts with asking the couple what they want, what is special to them, and then setting realistic expectations for their requests balanced against the timeline and the location where the wedding will be held.

Here are 7 amazing and easy to follow tips on creating a wedding day shot-list. 

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Being Diverse Wins the Day: Love by Joe Mac

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There’s one thing about creativity — the more you use, the more you have! A creative mind will find a new way every time it wants to express itself. It will tell you the same, yet diverse, story each time.

Joseph McFetridge completely fits this definition of creativity. McFetridge, who’s better known as Joe in his circles, is one talented creative. He’s a successful wedding photographer based out of Philadelphia and runs two brands of his own. His first brand deals with Weddings, engagements and family portraits and is called Love By Joe Mac. His second brand, Joe Mac Creative covers business headshots and corporate photography.  

We have an awesome video to share with you on Joe! Check it out below and then read on to find out more about Love by Joe Mac!

Diversity Wins the Day video

We’re thrilled to feature Joseph McFetridge and hope you can be inspired by his journey.

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Top 13 Wedding Day Workflow Tips

Top 13 Wedding Day Workflow Tips

In this blog, we will share the Top 13 Wedding Day Workflow Tips for you to plan your Wedding Day.

Being a wedding photographer isn’t just about booking a wedding, shooting, and delivering. There is a lot more to it. It requires immense planning in every direction – be it advertising, making contacts, or getting clients one after the other. Planning is the core of it. 

In the same way, you need to make plans in-between booking and reaching the venue. One thing you need to plan during this period is the “On the Wedding Day” Workflow. 

You might have a checklist for your wedding day workflow already prepped, but here are some tips to help you refine the one you have or create one if you don’t have it yet! This “Wedding Day Workflow” will help you plan – and execute – the wedding successfully, from prepping to the final day of the big event. 

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Top 18 Ways to Book Weddings in the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This post on how to book weddings in the COVID-19 pandemic requires a little caveat. At ShootDotEdit we are here to help photographers succeed. We do not believe there is only one way to do things, and do not support photographers doing anything that makes them feel unsafe. But we also recognize that there are photographers who want to (and have to) be photographing right now. No judgement should be passed on any choice. We do not believe you should be photographing if you’re not ready to be out there, and if you ARE ready to be photographing, these tips might help! Please stay healthy and stay safe.


As a photographer you may be struggling right now with understanding how to book weddings in the COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has hit the world economy hard. Businesses everywhere are facing a financial crisis. Many organizations are cutting down jobs to manage their expenses. As a result, many engaged couples are on a tighter budget now. They have decided to organize smaller weddings to boost savings. Some of them are planning to cancel – or have already canceled – their wedding due to the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

This is not good news for the wedding industry. 

Wedding photographers are also affected by this unfortunate sequence of events. It wouldn’t be surprising if couples begin to forgo wedding photography altogether. Because photography is probably not a necessity for people in financial crisis, couples affected by COVID-19 financially might call a friend or close family member to photograph them instead. 

Should you give up hope on your business? Should you stress about the challenges that the wedding community is facing right now? NO, NO and a big NO. 

Instead, let’s talk about how to pivot, and how to safely run your business and especially book weddings in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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