Josh Newton is no stranger to using Social Media to market his images. His images have been seen on CNN, Good Morning America, and dozens of other national publications, one of which receiving over 93,000 likes. This is in large part because he has a defined plan for social media that he goes into every wedding with. While he might have taken the most viral wedding photo ever, he also has developed a successful social media plan for his images. In our latest webinar, come hear Josh discuss:
– creating instant impact AT the wedding
– maximizing the emotion of the honeymoon for photo sharing
– Facebook and Instagram sharing hacks
In today’s high-tech world, over 20 million people shop on the Internet. As a business owner, it is necessary for you to have a website to represent your wedding photography. The website you create should represent the important aspects of your business, drawing potential clients to you and your services.
Here at ShootDotEdit, we specialize in wedding photo editing services for pro photographers. We also provide valuable resources that help you with your photography. In previous posts, we talked about a few essential tips for how to take the richest, most natural, and memorable images when shooting the engagement session or posing the bridesmaids. This week, we are again focusing on the art of wedding photography poses by sharing 3 tricks to better groomsmen poses.
As a professional wedding photo editing company, we connect with our photography community worldwide and talk about the things that take the most time from their workflow. Outside of editing wedding photos, culling is one of the top answers we hear. That’s how the conversation about Photo Mechanic begins…
To run a successful business, every aspect of your business needs to be dialed in. By creating a manual that outlines every aspect of your systems, you will know it inside and out. This allows you to review everything you currently do and refine any areas that may include unnecessary steps.
When you have a manual that refines each system in your business and properly delegates each task, you can spend more time focusing on other areas to help your business grow. While you don’t have to delegate each task, the mere act of having it properly created and refined creates freedom. Here are three steps to creating a manual:
As many successful photographers would attest to, one key to growing your business is letting go. Outsourcing things that you don’t have to do saves you time and actually makes you more money. You’re not stuck behind the computer doing countless hours of color correction or album design that someone else would love to do. Instead, you’re out doing what you love and what generates a profit!
Inspiration. As photographers, we all draw it from different places. As business owners, we all look to different sources for motivation. Being inspired is at the very core of being an artist and entrepreneur.
While no list could ever be exhaustive, we wanted to give you a quick highlight reel of some of our favorites. To help sort through, we have created 5 categories for inspiration and chosen an artist for each that we feel best exemplifies the characteristics of that topic.
Jennifer Rozenbaum runs New York’s premier boudoir photography studio, Jenerations. She is known for working with her clients to help them feel empowered and sexy and then capturing that feeling in her images. Jen tells us:
“Empowering women with a renewed sense of femininity and fearlessness is the inspiration and motivation behind Jenerations.”
In the competitive world of wedding photography, your business must stand out from the rest. As a business owner, you should decide what unique qualities will set you apart from other photography businesses. Creating a focused message for your business will help to attract your ideal clients and set the stage for growth. With help from a wedding photo editing company, such as ShootDotEdit, you can take the time to discover who you are as a business owner and photographer.
Why exactly do you want to showcase your unique qualities to clients? The Internet is full of advertisements from competitors, who also use creative selling points to entice potential clients. You want to stand out—you want clients to remember you every time they hear about a photography opportunity. Here are some ways to be unique in your message and differentiate yourself from other photographers:
Having a few “go-to” wedding photography poses is important for any wedding or portrait photographer. While it’s never a great idea to try to mold each and every couple into the same series of poses, it is extremely helpful to have a solid foundation in basic posing rules and techniques. The “V Up” is a name that we came up with for the most basic pose. This is the very first pose every wedding photographer should learn, perfect, and teach their subjects because it will be used so often throughout the wedding day. It’ll be the pose they get into for the family formals, for their classic full body portrait, and many more times throughout the day. Learn the fundamentals of this pose and how to use it by watching the video below.
Engagement sessions are a great way to connect with your clients, but they are very different from the grueling marathon of photographing a wedding. You have a lot more time than you do on the wedding day to set up poses and get to know the couple. Here at ShootDotEdit, we help wedding pros with their color correction and print sales, and we see a lot of engagement sessions each and every season. Here are 10 tips to help professional wedding photographers nail the engagement session and your engagement photo poses.
How to Take Engagement Photos
Coming up with engagement photo poses that suit your couple is vital to building trust and rapport for the wedding day. In addition, you get the chance to show your skills and impress the couple, capturing images that should be a precursor for their wedding photos. And, all the while, you are getting the know the couple better, which will only serve to help you on the wedding day. Lets look through our 10 tips for better engagement photo poses.
1. Use Basic Poses
Engagement Shoots should always follow the KISS principle – Keep It Simple – particularly when it comes to posing. Basic wedding photographer poses always help to get the best shots and help the session to flow smoothly. Pick poses that you know in advance will be flattering and comfortable to both the future bride and the groom. It can be good to have a few “go-to” poses, just in case you get in a bind.