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How I Got the Shot | Apollo Fields

Ever tried to reverse engineer a shot, but then got fed up because it’s Just. Too. Good!

That’s why we created How I Got the Shot — featuring some of the best work from our INCREDIBLE ShootDotEdit customers!

This week, we’re featuring Terrence and Heather Huie from Apollo Fields based out of New York and Colorado. This husband and wife team describes their photography as “Artistic storytelling for adventurous couples. And as you’ll see in these photos, they’re all about adventure and risk-taking.

So without further ado, here’s Apollo Fields!

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The Rave July 2020 | A Monthly Customer Celebration

The Rave, ShootDotEdit's Monthly Customer Celebration

You know it. You love it. You’re HERE FOR IT! That’s right, we’re back with The Rave — our way of celebrating our customers and their incredible images!

This week, we’re taking a look back on July. We featured some amazing shots on the ShootDotEdit Instagram last month and we’re so excited to show you our audience favorites — Right here. Right now!

Here we go!

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How I Got the Shot | Brent Looyenga

Brent Looyenga of Looyenga Photography is truly a master of his class. He’s constantly pushing the boundaries of what wedding photography can be.

So we were so thrilled when he agreed to fill us in on how he got four truly beautiful shots. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with this photographer. So if you want to learn from one of the best, read on to see how Brent Looyenga Got the Shot!

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How to Get Published on Top Wedding Blogs

Long gone are the days when wedding photographers used to capture beautiful images, turn them into albums or prints, and eventually forget them. With the advancement of technology, photographers have so many ways of storing and seeing their work over and over. They can share their amazing work at different platforms and attract potential clients. This has helped them build a name and earn recognition in the wedding photography industry.

Although most photographers these days share their work on social media, a good number out of them ignore the benefits of blogging. Blogging is one of the most beneficial tools for your business.

You can start your own blog and also make submissions to other popular wedding blogs, which have a mass appeal and reach out to a larger audience. You send them your images with some description and voila! They beautifully craft a well-worded blog featuring you and showcasing your images.

Here’s how getting published on popular wedding blogs can help your photography career:

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Going Against the Grain in Wedding Photography

Featuring Kuoloon Chong & Qiya Ng with Kompactfaen

We hear it all the time. The old saying, “you can’t please everyone.” But in the social media-focused world of wedding photography, it’s important to be liked. The more people like you, the more work you’ll get. 

So in an industry that relies so heavily on referrals, ignoring criticism from other photographers and vendors is a big gamble. But it’s one that paid off for Qiya Ng and Kuoloon Chong. Despite a lack of support from their community and colleagues, just one year after the couple created Kompactfaen they were named one of 30 Rising Stars of wedding photography in the world by Rangefinder Magazine.

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10 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season gives many of us a lot to be thankful for. And in the spirit of gratitude, we asked some of our ShootDotEdit customers to share how they give back around the holidays and throughout the year. The responses were not only heartwarming, but they also highlighted the idea that generosity comes in many forms. We loved reading about what our customers do to help those in need and we’re honored to share it with you.

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How to Navigate Gear-Specific Questions from Clients

How ToNavigate Gear-Specific Questions from Clients ShootDotEdit Feature

Featuring Gurvir Johal

When dealing with luxury weddings at a certain price point, clients can sometimes feel like they can call all the shots. Even when it comes to how the shots are taken. Gurvir Johal is based in the UK and specializes in Luxury Asian Wedding Photography. And while he travels all over the world to shoot weddings, he often meets clients in his office in London. That’s where he’s often met with what he describes as internet-planted questions from couples. 

“They come in with a list of questions they think they are supposed to ask that they must have read on a forum or in a magazine.” Gurvir humors the couples, answering even the silliest queries. But there was one increasingly common one that forced the photographer to create a special album.

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A Life-Changing Question

Catherine Taylor Woodland Fields Photography

Featuring Catherine Taylor of Woodland Fields Photography

Wouldn’t it be great to have a little voice in your head? An all-knowing being that could change the direction of your life with a single question? What if a query posed at exactly the right time set in motion a chain of events that would forever change you? It sounds too good to be true, right? You’re not alone. Catherine Taylor’s husband was just as skeptical when she burst through their front door ten years ago and told him she was going to be a professional photographer.

“Don’t quit your day job,” he quipped. 

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Hello from our CEO

Hi, my name is Garrett 🙂

I am the Founder and CEO of ShootDotEdit. I’m a Husband and a Father of 4.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

If you would like to learn more about me, visit me on IG:  @garrett_delph

Here’s a photo of my crew on Easter 2019.

(Oh, side note, my oldest daughters boyfriend is on the far right. Otherwise, I would be a Father of 5 ;))

Also, I’m a fellow Pro Wedding Photographer. I shot weddings exclusively for 11 years.

I have personally photographed more than 300 weddings, in 13 U.S. states and in 4 Countries.

When I was shooting full time, I began to loathe culling and editing.

Btw, I wasn’t the only one who loathed culling & editing weddings.

All my pro wedding photographer friends hated culling & editing, too.

We all especially hated culling.

There were no service solutions. Anywhere.

And, so, we were forced into DIY prison.

And, so I hired and trained and managed a full-time editor for my studio.

That was VERY costly and time consuming too.

There had to be a better way for all of us.

And so…, I started ShootDotEdit. That was in 2007.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SHOOTDOTEDIT

12.5 years later, we serve an amazing community of Pro Wedding Photographers worldwide and are thankful to bring amazing value at a fair and reasonable price to the pro wedding photography space.

We are a people first company, who lift up and empower one another through our commitments to doing the right thing operationally and culturally.

We have lots of great insights, experience, inspirations, and stories to share with you!

YOU CAN FIND MORE RESOURCES HERE

And, if you like, we’ll continue to share those with you as you move forward in your professional photography journey.

Here’s wishing you balance, Peace, success, and much joy in our entrepreneurial journey!

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Treat your business like a storefront, and SHOW UP!

Starting a business is hard. Growing it can seem nothing short of unattainable. That’s why at ShootDotEdit, we want to empower Pro Wedding Photographers to not only maintain their workflow and streamline their time management; we also want to provide our customers with the tools to grow their businesses and meet their professional goals.

In order to deliver on that promise, we’ve partnered with leaders in the industry to offer valuable content that we believe will help encourage and motivate other Pro Wedding Photographers. During our customer outreach, we learned that social media is something many of you struggle with. So we reached out to Photo Mentor and Social Media extraordinaire Heather J. Keys to shed some light on the importance of consistent content.

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