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How I Got the Shot with Salt & Pine Photography

Salt & Pine photography is made up of Darryl Ann and Joe and they are a Seattle-based husband and wife team of wedding photographers that make up Salt & Pine.

These two talented photographers LOVE adventure, and find magical ways to capture it in their images. So when they agreed to tell us how they got some of our favorite shots they’ve taken, we were thrilled to share with you what they had to say!

Salt & Pine Photography

Read on to learn how Salt & Pine got the shot!

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How I Got the Shot with Diane Nicole Photography

Diane Nicole

Hey! You made it to the first How I Got the Shot with ShootDotEdit.  This week, we welcomed northern California-based wedding photographer Diane Clifford of Diane Nicole Photography.  

We love Diane’s work and are proud to call her a valued ShootDotEdit customer. So much so that we picked out a few of our favorite images she captured and asked her to explain a bit how she got such incredible shots!

So without further ado — Diane Nicole Photography!

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The Rave May 2020 | Celebrate Customer Images

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It’s the beginning of June, so you know what that means… it’s time to celebrate customer images in The Rave — ShootDotEdit’s monthly customer celebration!

This month, we’re looking back on the 8 most loved photos from our customers featured on the ShootDotEdit Instagram in May. Want to see other months? Here is one of our favorites!

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Wedding Photographers — Kick Pain & Stress Out of Your Life with Yoga

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Yoga for photographers is one way to take care of stress while pursuing your passion as a wedding photographer.

Being a wedding photographer satiates your creative soul. It gives you a different perspective on life. You get to hear so many beautiful love stories and capture them forever. You meet in-love couples, families, friends, and capture emotions in their most intimate and raw forms. Taking a moment out of time and making it last forever is second nature. To do all this, you spend all day with your heavy gear on your back, with lots of stress on your shoulders, and maybe hunched over computers for long hours before you get time to sleep.

Yoga is the way out. With yoga, you can meditate, relax, stretch your body, and relieve pain. Yoga can help you get your energy back and return to work with a calm mind and a healthy body each day.

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Marketing Tips For Right Now

Marketing Tips

Guest Post By Bradley Zisow of Bradley Images

According to Bradley Zisow’s marketing tips, now is the perfect time to develop or continue working on a strong marketing game for your photography business.

One of the biggest mistakes wedding photographers make (or any business owners for that matter) is neglecting their marketing efforts.  And we get it! Marketing can be easy to let fall by the wayside.

But it takes more than knowing how to capture incredible imagery to get noticed by your peers and potential clients. 

Our advice: Don’t make that mistake — especially now and even when things are slow (because we have all been stuck inside)!

We teamed up with Baltimore’s own Bradley Zisow of Bradley Images. Bradley is an award-winning wedding photographer and knows how to keep a business afloat even through the most trying times.  He wanted to share a few of his marketing tips with us here today on the ShootDotEdit blog!

Check it out!

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The Rave April 2020 | A Monthly Customer Celebration

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It’s the first Friday of May, which means it’s time to showcase photographers and 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! A way to showcase photographers and customers by sharing their most loved images.

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 and love showcasing photographer’s images. 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

Inspirational Photography Quotes

Inspirational Photography Quotes are some of our favorite ways to reflect on the wisdom of others. 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.

At the time this was written, we were quarantined 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.

Want more inspiration? Check out the ShootDotEdit story with co-founder and CEO Garrett Delph here.

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Sara France: A Photographer’s Inspiring Journey to Success

Sara France

FEATURING SARA FRANCE

This feature story is ALL about Sara France. Prepare to be inspired.

“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

KT Merry

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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The Rave March 2020 | We Celebrate Our Customers

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It’s time to celebrate! 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!

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