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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

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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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Be like Frances Marron, don’t give up

The mission of ShootDotEdit, beginning in March of 2007, is to partner with Pro Wedding Photographers and help them succeed more. We’ve purposed to bring valuable content ranging from how to start a photography business to how to add presets to Lightroom. We have always maintained, nevertheless, that to succeed you MUST figure out how to do what you do best and outsource the rest.

The story and testimony below is another customer story we are proud to share. And, it’s the story’s across the globe like this that remind us to keep on partnering, keep on focusing, and to keep on innovating on behalf of Pro Wedding Photographers.

We hope you enjoy the read and get inspired to keep pushing toward success!

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Our 4 Favorite Business Magazines for Wedding Photographers

It’s the time of year to be thinking of and focusing on your business. For many wedding photographers, putting their mind toward business topics can be stressful and overwhelming. Turning to popular business magazines can be a great way to educate yourself on successful business practices, and can spark new ideas for you to try.

Grab ShootDotEdit’s How to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business Guide, with over 60 actionable tips that you can use today to grow your business! 

We’ve put together a list of our favorite 4 business magazines for you to check out.

1. Forbes

Forbes does a great job introducing you to the people behind successful businesses. If you want to learn more about successful entrepreneurs and their ideas, habits, and tips, Forbes is a great magazine to read. The magazine has been around for 100 years this year, and has been celebrated as a premier business magazine. This magazine is also published bi-weekly, so it receives a lot fresher content than many monthly publications.

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Webinar: Instagram Essentials for Wedding Photographers with Jason Grubb

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Instagram is fast emerging as a premier social media tool. For professional wedding photographers, learning how to harness the power of Instagram to help share images, connect with clients and vendors, and grow their business is essential. Join Jason Grubb for our Instagram Essentials webinar, supported by WPPI. Jason will walk you through:

– how to build an Instagram following of loyal engagers for your business
– a step-by-step system, including what and when to share, hashtags, and geotagging
– an overview of all of the tools you need for software and tracking

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