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A Styled Shoot Guideline for Photographers

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Styled shoots are an excellent and fun way to build your portfolio to attract more clients, but they can also get a little tricky to navigate. While your job may be about photographing real weddings, a staged or styled wedding could help you evolve the way you shoot and establish relationships with wedding vendors and coordinators in your local area. Styled shoots typically include all the aspects of a real wedding – the vendors, the venue, sometimes even the couple – without being a real wedding. In this blog, we will guide you through some aspects of styled shoots so you can decide whether they are something that would benefit your photography business. 

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10 Reasons Why Small COVID Weddings Need Pro Photographers

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This blog post is a little different than what we normally share because THIS is for you to share with your own audience. You, the pro photographer, might want your potential couples to know why they should still hire a pro for their small COVID wedding! And this article is one you can point them to or you can borrow from it. Here at ShootDotEdit, we want you to succeed in these trying times! Stay calm and carry on.

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10 Wedding Photography Trends That Will Rule 2021

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2020 has undoubtedly changed our lives. With COVID forcing everyone indoors, we’ve had to adapt to a world we only saw in movies (anyone recalls how the whole world was watching Contagion back in March?). It’s no secret that industries across the world were affected by the pandemic, and its effect on the wedding industry was equally brutal. But, wedding photographers pulled through and adapted to the new norm despite the many hurdles. And, as such, 2020 brought some new twists to wedding photography trends for 2021.

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10 Tips For Taking Stunning Proposal Photographs

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Proposals are the beginning of a special journey for couples. It’s one of the most intimate and life-changing moments they go through together. Many couples often skip hiring a professional photographer to capture their proposal, but when they do hire one, it’s likely because photography is important to them and they want this special moment captured. So, if they hire you to take photos during the proposal, this blog post is for you! Here we share some tips on how you can get stunning proposal photographs.

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6 Tips to Ace Elopement Photography

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Elopements have become more common over the years, and now, with COVID taking over the world, they’ve also emerged as one of the safest ways to get married in 2020. With just a few people in attendance, those who love the idea of getting married in a super intimate and low-key ceremony turn to elopements. Even though the whole point is to have a private ceremony, some couples do plan for a photographer to be present on their big day. 

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A Wedding Photographer’s Checklist for Reception Photos

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Being prepared with a checklist for reception photos is just one of the ways you can streamline your wedding day workflow! Here are some great ideas you can either print out and take with you or add to your own existing checklist of reception photos to take on the wedding day! If you want more great checklists, check out 20 Wedding Photo Ideas to Try with Your Couples n and 35 Must-Have Bridal Party Photos. 

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35 Must-Have Bridal Party Photos

Bridal Party Photos

Bridal party photos are still alive and well for many couples despite the fact that 2020 has changed weddings as we know them. But no matter what, many couples are not ready to give up entirely on having a wedding party when they get married. And when planning, besides spending time choosing their vendors, looking for a venue, etc., a bride and groom spend a considerable amount of time on choosing their bridal party.

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20 Wedding Photo Ideas to Try with Your Couples

20 Wedding Photo Ideas to Try with Your Couples

There are some classic photos of couples that you just cannot miss at a wedding. However, it never hurts to get creative with your couples. Whether you are shooting indoors or outdoors, check out these couple photo ideas that you could incorporate in your next wedding. You could also check out 3 Keys to Mastering The Couple Portraits for more tips.

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How to Plan for COVID Engagement Sessions

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This is a post on how to plan engagement sessions during the COVID-19 pandemic. At ShootDotEdit we are here to help photographers succeed. But we do not support photographers doing anything that makes them feel unsafe. We also recognize that some photographers 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 (and your couples are ready to be booking) engagement sessions, these tips might help! Please stay healthy and stay safe.

The COVID pandemic has turned the world upside down, and its economic side effects have impacted industries globally. Wedding photographers also took a huge hit due to the pandemic as it forced couples to push pause on their wedding plans. While some have simply postponed their weddings, others have canceled them. And this change in plans as well as people’s personal situations have also led to an increase in refund requests. But despite all this chaos, seeing their couples dealing with  – and overcoming the pandemic  – for the sake of love has been a motivation for wedding photographers to adapt to the changing world. 

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How to Help Your Couples Plan Their Destination Wedding During the Pandemic

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This is a post on how to plan destination weddings during the COVID-19 pandemic. At ShootDotEdit we want to help photographers succeed. But we do not support photographers doing anything that makes them feel unsafe. We also recognize that some photographers 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 (and your couples are ready to be booking) destination weddings, these tips might help! Please stay healthy and stay safe.

The thrill and romance attached to a destination wedding are unmatched. The excitement of getting married at an exotic location and fulfilling the dream of a fairytale wedding is a goal for  many couples. Destination weddings have become fairly common over the years, but with the Coronavirus pandemic,  everything has changed drastically, including the concept of destination weddings.

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