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The Rave April 2020 | A Monthly Customer Celebration

It’s the first Friday of May, which means it’s time to look back on some of the most liked (LOVED!) ShootDotEdit Instagram images from the month of April.

That’s right — we’re talking about The Rave!

This week, we’re showcasing 8 talented wedding photographers who’s photos blew our minds this past April.

It’s been a challenging past month through COVID-19. But when we look at these photos, they remind us why we’re in the business of weddings. There are just so many opportunities to capture true beauty!

So without further ado, check out these 8 fantastic photos from April 2020.

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10 Inspirational Photography Quotes to Lift Your Spirits Through COVID-19 Quarantine

American photojournalist and photographer, Dorothea Lange once said, “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still”. Nothing can be truer than this in these tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are all hiding inside our homes (by will or by government order) to avoid the monster of a virus outside, but who knows how big or small that monster is? Stories give us great insight. We are all consuming stories, from across the world, to know the seriousness and impact of this disease but do we believe these stories without photographic proof?

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures,” Gilles Peress once said. We believe what we see, hence why photographers are still working day in and out, documenting the state of affairs. 

The aim of these photographs is to give us enough thorough information about current events, while also serving as a reminder of the times for coming generations. But for those of us that are living through it, some of these images will forever be etched in our hearts.

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Fast 5: Build Your Brand While Growing Your Wedding Photography Business

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

Lighting, posing, storytelling, branding and marketing are all ways of upping your photography business game. Here, we will cover five tips for wedding photographers on how these can help you in improving your business name and build a strong brand your clients can trust. 

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Fast 5: Common Branding Mistakes in Wedding Photography

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

Consumers these days are more educated on what a solid business brand should look like. They have a critical eye and expect a higher level of experience. Starbucks will always redo a bad drink. Victoria’s Secret will wrap your purchases like a birthday gift. Apple will forever be dedicated to a sleek and sophisticated electronic style. You need to find ways to brand your business like these companies do.

Branding is about the overall customer experience, which has so many places to excel and places to improve.

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A PHOTOGRAPHER’S INSPIRING JOURNEY TO SUCCESS

FEATURING SARA FRANCE

“Each time a woman stands for herself, she stands for all women.” This quote by writer and activist Maya Angelou holds true in every sense. Be it helping each other with small household chores, understanding each other’s motherhood challenges or even encouraging each other in entrepreneurial ventures, ladies have done it all with confidence.

Here, we are bringing you this special story of Sara France, an international award-winning photographer who started 20 years back and stands not one, not two, but three brands tall today with her amazing all-female team. Sara is a part of a small select group of pro wedding photographers, from all over the world, selected to be among the Sony Artisans of Imagery. She is currently a mentor in Sony’s revolutionary Sony Alpha Female Program. Out of Sara’s many achievements, she was also an exclusive photographer for Apple, sent all over the country shooting many of their iconic images. Additionally, Sara has been an inspiration to photographers as an instructor at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Trade Show (WPPI).

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KT Merry: Up Close & Personal

From my first interaction with KT Merry, I knew the professional wedding photographer meant business. Actual business. The photography veteran has honed her business acumen with as much fervor as her artistic endeavors. 

With a successful career spanning almost two decades, it’s no wonder KT Merry’s attention to detail and time management was evident immediately, starting with her website and scheduling tools. Clicking a link in my email launched a beautifully designed and incredibly user-friendly meeting calendar. Within seconds, I had scheduled our phone interview and received a confirmation email. This woman had no time to waste, I thought. I continued my research, excited about learning more about the KT Merry’s brand, and the woman behind it.

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5 Tips to Pose Your Wedding Clients with Confidence

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

When it comes to posing your wedding photography clients, it’s not just about how you position them in front of the camera. Posing is about attitude — it’s about confidence.

Wedding photographers who have mastered that art of posing have actually mastered the art of making their clients feel comfortable in front of the lens.  Comfortable enough to let their true selves shine!

So let’s get down to it!

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The Rave March 2020 | A Monthly Customer Celebration

Alright! Rain or shine, the ShootDotEdit Rave is always on time!

If you’ve been following along with past editions of The Rave, you know that every first Friday of the month, we give a shout out to some incredible ShootDotEdit customers!

Today, we’re proud to showcase 8 talented wedding photographers who really stood out (and got the most love!) on our Instagram account during the month of March. So sit back, relax and check out some truly amazing wedding photos from our AWESOME ShootDotEdit customers!

The Rave: ShootDotEdit Most Loved Customer Images | March 2020

Here are our top 8 most liked (loved!) customer images from the ShootDotEdit Instagram in March 2020.

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Wedding Photography Posing Tips & How to Make It More Fun

A ShootDotEdit Guest Post

This week, we’re thrilled to welcome two incredible wedding photographers and ShootDotEdit customers to the blog — Jelger and Tanja of Jelger & Tanja Wedding Photography! Jelger and Tanja have always done an amazing job at posing their wedding clients, so we asked if they could give us some of their favorite tips to not only take the mystery out of wedding photography posing, but also make it loads more fun!

So without further ado…

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Diversifying Your Skillset in Photography

Featuring Robb McCormick

For long, there has been this idea of specialized photography in people’s minds — be it the clients or the photographers themselves. The misconception is that someone who carries the title of a professional photographer should just be an expert in one genre. However, time and again photographers have proven their mettle in different forms of photography. One such professional photographer is Robb McCormick.  

Robb, who has an exemplary line of work calls himself a “lover of light.” Based in the Columbus, Ohio area, Robb is known for his modern and stunning wedding photography. Besides this, he is also into Corporate, Real Estate, Portraits and Headshots photography and he is excellent in all. When you Google his name, you will find some incredible reviews about his work and also him as a person. He’s even been rated 5/5 by The Knot and The Wedding Wire. 

So we at Shootdotedit thought of sharing his journey so far as a photographer and also why he decided to diversify his craft. Robb was kind enough to take some time for us to share his experiences and advise other aspiring photographers.

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