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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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The Value of Brand Relationships in Your Photography Business

Want to be re-energized? Before you go any further, invest 60 seconds of your time to watch this video!!

Husband and wife wedding & relationship photography team, Laibel and Chana of Laibel Schwartz Photography started out their business as more of a “team-building” project — something to aide in personal communication.  

“It was fun to be creative together and challenge ourselves together,” Chana says.  “And we specifically started weddings because I had a passion for that.”

Chana told us that her own experience with her wedding photographer had not been an overly positive one.  “She posed me in ways where I felt like… ‘Well this doesn’t feel good, but I’m sure it will look good…’ And then it didn’t look good.”  Chana says their philosophy on wedding photography has developed around their perspective of what a bride really wants to feel like on her wedding day.

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5 Marketing Ideas That Won’t Cost You a Penny

Written by Erin Morrison

I am Erin Morrison with Erin Morrison Photography. I was born and raised in Illinois and moved to the great southern city of Knoxville, Tennessee over a decade ago.

I consider myself a walking contradiction — a Type A personality with a creative streak, a Yankee who says fixin’, and a lover of comedy who couldn’t tell a punch-line to save her soul.

I have been a Knoxville wedding photographer for eight years, but I am one of “those photographers” that still has a full-time job. Therefore, I am very interested in marketing tactics that produce results long after they are implemented. I especially love tactics that are FREE. In this blog, I am going to share with you 5 Free Marketing Tips Built for Longevity.

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Why Wedding Photographers Make Great Commercial Shooters

Featuring Justin Brownell

When Justin Brownell got out of the Air Force, he had no idea he’d soon make a career out of taking beautiful photos. GI bill in hand, he set off for art school. 

The Texas native majored in web development and design, unsure exactly where that path would lead. It wasn’t until he was required to take a photography class as an elective that he started to develop a passion for capturing unforgettable moments. 

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How to Successfully Photograph Elopement Weddings

Featuring Carrie Ann Doyle

Living only 12 miles from one of America’s most picturesque national parks, Carrie Ann Doyle is uniquely positioned to capture the kind of “Adventure” wedding photography only seen in magazines. 

Her first elopement shoot in the Glacier National Park was featured on Huffington Post Weddings and used by the official Glacier National Park tourism department for advertising weddings. Carrie has been a successful wedding photographer for 12 years, specializing in elopements for the last several years. So who better than Carrie to give us some tips on how to successfully photograph elopements.  We’ll let her take it from here.

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Surviving the Winter Season: 5 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

Featuring Joe McFetridge

Living and working in a part of the country where it snows all winter presents a lot of issues for photographers. When it comes to winter weather, Joe McFetridge with Love by Joe Mac embraces the cold. 

“The winter elements simply provide me new opportunities to capture my clients in diverse environments.” 

For some photographers, cold weather or snow makes it hard to shoot outside, but Joe says he’s trained himself to make the most of what he calls less hospitable factors.

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Don’t Let YouTube be Your Photo Mentor

Don't use Youtube as a photo mentor.

Featuring Tracy Autem

One of the biggest impacts Tracy Autem has seen hit the wedding photography industry during her years as a photographer and educator is YouTube photo mentors.

“I teach a Business for Photographers class at the local university and when I ask my students how they learned how to use a camera, most of them say Youtube.”

As a longtime wedding photographer and business owner on the lookout for new talent, Tracy is excited to see so many newcomers. But she cautions her students about the flaws she finds with the YouTube education model. “I always tell people that they have to check their sources. They need to look at the work of the person they are putting their faith into and make sure it’s solid. 

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Upping Album and Print Sales This Winter

WHCC Companion Debossed Album

Once the hard work of shooting a wedding is over, many photographers continue to earn extra income by selling products and print sales.

Make Good Use of Holiday Coupon Codes for Print Sales

We conducted a survey of some of our best ShootDotEdit photographers to get tips on how they increase their income in the off-season. Across the board, coupon codes and vouchers seem to be a foolproof way of encouraging clients to buy printed products in the winter months. 

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Standing Out | The Ever-Evolving World of Print Competitions

Sanjay Jogia Standing Out Print Photography ShootDotEdit

Featuring Sanjay Jogia

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh

When I met Sanjay Jogia of Eye Jogia Photography on the bustling exhibit hall floor at WPPI, he said he was actually relieved to be back in the crowd on the floor. Gesturing toward his “Judge” badge, the Luxury Wedding Photographer said he had just finished judging the WPPI print competition. 

“We were stuck in a dark room for 11 hours a day looking at images. We had hundreds and hundreds of images to go through.” Sanjay has been a Print Competition Judge at WPPI for the last 3 years, so I asked him for some advice on how to stand out. 

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22 Different Ways for a Bride to Share Her Wedding Photos

best way to share wedding photos

Before the wedding, the bride spends countless hours planning and preparing for her big day. As her photographer, you capture all the hard work she did and create memorable images for her. After you receive your images back from a wedding photo editor, it’s time to deliver them to your bride. Once she has the images, the next step is for her to find out the best way to share wedding photos with her family and friends.

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