How to Become a Photographer

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

book weddings in the COVID-19 pandemic

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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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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Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders

Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders

Today ShootDotEdit is bringing you business tips for success with our Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders list. Now THIS is info that you need to know!

Soon after a couple decides to get married, it’s time for them to decide on vendors. Brides and grooms these days want everything to be perfect on their big day. For this, they invest a lot of time and money in choosing wedding vendors. A wedding photographer most of the time tops the list. Because couples wish to get their wedding day photographed with beauty and detail.

To choose the best wedding photographer for themselves, couples research a lot. They have a look at many wedding photography websites before zeroing in on one. So, websites are important. They can be a turning point for photographers wanting to book weddings all year round.

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How to Build Trust with Wedding Vendors

And How Wedding Vendors Benefit Your Photography Business

Wedding Vendors

You know you have worked with wedding vendors that you love – and maybe some that you don’t – time and again. They work hard to help the wedding day run smoothly and can be your best asset on the wedding day.

When two people fall in love and decide to tie the knot, often they don’t realize how much work takes place behind the scenes on the big day. You have wedding planners, wedding coordinators, wedding photographers, caterers, videographers — the list goes on and on.

After all, this can be one of the biggest days in a couple’s life! And the professionals that work behind the scenes to make it all possible must execute their jobs with absolute precision.

These professionals are the wedding vendors. Each vendor has a role of their own and once a couple hires them, they immediately get to work. Everything they do plays a part in creating a smooth wedding day for the couple as well as their guests.

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How to Build Relationships with Wedding Coordinators

BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH WEDDING COORDINATORS

If you build relationships with wedding coordinators, you build solid referral partners. Read on to find out how!

Being a wedding photographer often means being a VIP to the bride and the groom. They rely on you to get their beautiful and intimate moments captured on their wedding day.

But being the center of attention, your couples may get lost in the details of the wedding venue, the ceremony, their emotions and the guests who love them. They trust you to capture all this on your camera and show them the whole story once it’s done.

You feel responsible and are doing your best to fulfill the expectations. But there is one more person who is doing her/his best to make this wedding a dream wedding for the bride and the groom. That person is the WEDDING COORDINATOR. How to build relationships with wedding coordinators is what we want to share with you now.

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Your Engagement Photography Workflow

Engagement Photography Workflow
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As a wedding photographer, Engagement Photography Workflow is part of being organized. Without keeping a list of your assignments, it can be tough to complete work on time. Some tasks may fall by the wayside while others are downright forgotten. This can be a problem when your clients are eager to receive their galleries.

Running a wedding photography business is a challenge. You must provide a great client experience while also networking, marketing, shooting, editing, and so much more. So it’s important to have a plan, especially when it comes to your photography sessions.

Today we want to cover engagement sessions. Everything from initial contact to delivery of the final edited images. Great planning and execution of your engagement sessions will mean a lot to your clients. It could also be the deciding factor of whether you’ll capture their upcoming wedding or not.

So read on to make sure your engagement sessions are a positive experience for both you and your clients. Want more on Wedding Day Workflow? Check this blog post out!

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Increase Your Revenue with Wedding Album Sales

Wedding Album Sales

Many photographers think the sale is over after the wedding is booked and never think about Wedding Album Sales. But wait! There’s more! Do you remember the days when our parents used to take out a large hard-covered albums with all of their photos in them? Many of us still have our parents’ wedding albums at home. They may be as old as 50 years or more. They’re old fashioned, but those black and white photos sandwiched between tissue paper still look new.

The best thing about Wedding Album Sales is that you can physically show them, and your clients can touch them, and then, when they purchase, they can revisit them time and again. The smell of an old wedding album takes you back to the time when you had your first look or were waiting for your bride at the altar. It is also a reminder of those that may not be with us anymore.

Wedding albums are also easy to access since there’s no computer required!  

Our point is…Photo Albums are evergreen and still relevant in this digital age. And learning about Wedding Album Sales can get you some much-needed post wedding income.

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Ingredients for a Successful Photography Business

Featuring Dana & Nate of
Lovers of Love Photography

lovers of love

Lovers of Love has a story that might resonate with many of us. We know the good fortune that comes from welcoming children into our families. They’re playful, they’re fun — but the house is always a mess with them throwing things in every corner and we’re always exhausted chasing after them as they run helter-skelter. The stories we most often hear are from parents hoping for more time and more energy to focus on themselves and their careers post-children. So when we meet a husband and wife team that say their lives have become more disciplined and organized after the birth of their babies, it can be inspiring to the rest of us.

“Our business really took off once we became parents,” say Dana and Nate, wedding photographers and the owners of Lovers of Love Photography. Read on to find out more about how they succeed as parents and entrepreneurs.

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4 Ways to Up Your Photography Income

A family of 6 walking amidst a forest depicting the holiday season in a blog titled - Ways to up your photography income
Photo by SDE Wedding Pro Looyenga Photography

The idea of earning extra cash to increase your photography income around the holidays is one everyone can get behind. Who wouldn’t want extra spending money to spread more holiday cheer?

According to a recent survey, a lot of your fellow photographers are taking action on that idea and it’s paying off! Here are some ways our ShootDotEdit Customers are adding to their bottom lines.

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