Website and SEO

How to Ask Your Clients for Reviews

How to ask your wedding clients for a review or testimonial of your services and where to put them.

You dress to the nines, put on makeup, wear your best jewelry for a party — but nobody compliments you. 

You work on the fence of your house all da, repair it by evening and now it looks like new. Yet, your spouse doesn’t say a word about it.

Aren’t these scenarios a bit unsettling?? It is because everybody wants and loves appreciation! Not receiving feedback for all your efforts is heartbreaking.  

This holds true for every individual and every business. Wedding photography businesses are no different. If your clients don’t tell you that they enjoyed your company and your work, how would you know? That’s why getting good reviews is crucial for your growth as a photographer and a business owner. 

Receiving good reviews is more than just feeling appreciated. It has many other benefits for your business. Read below.

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Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders

Some of the top website builders for wedding photographers

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.

If you do not have a solid website designed yet, you could be setting yourself and your business up for disappointment.

As a wedding photographer, your website should speak about your portfolio. It should show your talent and also be a window for your prospective clients to know who you are as a person. Many online tools can help you create a website in a few minutes. With advanced systems, you can do it in a few clicks. But not all tools help photographers. Photographers want to show off big, beautiful galleries of images online. All tools do not support this.

To help you with this, we have brought to you the Top 15 Wedding Photography Website Builders in this blog. Read about them and use them to your benefit.

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HOW TO BOOK MORE WEDDINGS THIS SEASON

Wedding photography is your passion and love. It keeps your creative soul satiated. It helps you grow so much as a person and experience a great variety of human emotions. But… wedding photography is also your bread and butter. The more brides and grooms you photograph, the better for your business. The number of weddings you book is directly proportional to your business expansion. You should always be trying to book more weddings!

So how many weddings are you booking each year? Have you managed to reach your goal, but don’t know how to take it further from there? Remember, a growing business needs to be approached differently than a new business.

In this blog, we’re giving you 20 ways to book more weddings every year and grow your business the way you want to. 

Let’s get to it!

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Fast 5: Instagram Post Ideas from Top Wedding Photographers

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Having a presence on Instagram as a wedding photographer is an excellent way to place your images in front of ideal clients. Many feel it is the perfect platform for wedding photographers to use to grow their business.

As a company that specializes in professional photo editing services for photographers, we at ShootDotEdit, understand how important your images are to attract and book your ideal clients. Variety in your images and posts helps keep your followers interested. So to stay top of mind with your followers, you can make these FIVE POSTS ON INSTAGRAM to highlight your Wedding Photography Business.

FAST FIVE: INSTAGRAM POST IDEAS 

1. INTRODUCTION

As you get new followers, introductions are a simple way to share more about who you are as a person and photographer. When you share facts about you, your followers begin to trust you, which keeps you top of mind.

2. EDUCATION

Because the wedding photography industry changes so rapidly, it can be helpful to share your expertise with your fellow photographers. To attract followers to your educational courses, webinars, and workshops, post about them on your Instagram account.

3. BOOMERANG

On your account, you can also use Boomerang for Instagram to create unique videos. According to Instagram, Boomerang takes a burst of images, speeds them up, and plays them forward and backward to create a looping video. Boomerang is a great way to liven up your account and have some fun.

4. GUEST TAKEOVER

Another way to spice up your account is to feature a guest takeover or do one yourself. This places your brand in front of another photographer or vendor’s audience, which helps you attract new followers to your Instagram account.

5. BEHIND-THE-SCENES

As you share on your Instagram account, add in a few behind-the-scenes photos. These can be details of a wedding you are prepping for, or a product you are launching. You can also post about behind-the-scenes of your personal life to continue to build trust with followers.

WRAP UP

Any photos you share on your Instagram account should represent your brand. Outsource your photo editing to a wedding photography post-production company to ensure each image is consistent and shares who you are as a photographer. When you try different Instagram posts ideas on your business account, you provide followers with a look into who you are as a person and photographer. So why not impress them?

To know more about Instagram post ideas and first-hand experiences of pro wedding photographers, you can read our detailed blog- “9 INSTAGRAM POST IDEAS FROM TOP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS”.


At ShootDotEdit, our goal is to take the “heavy lifting” of photo editing off your plate — giving you more time to run your business, spend time with your family, or even just have a weekend again!

Click here to learn more about what ShootDotEdit can do for you!


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Vlogging for Wedding Photography: Is It Worth It?

‘Content is the King’ in this digital world. Businesses, as well as individuals, are using content in all forms to brand and advertise themselves. It can be in the form of text, photographs or even videos. This content is constantly and consistently flashed before the eyes of your target audience so as to stay top of mind and drive them towards your business.

VLOGGING is no different. In simple words, vlogging means Video Blogging or making blogs in the form of videos to send across your message to your target audience. It is an interactive video blog about upcoming events or your daily life, as well as any other activity that a vlogger thinks is worth mentioning through a video, instead of writing it on their blog.

It catches the attention of your followers, fans, or potential clients much more effectively than just text or images. It targets your senses of sight and hearing at one go making it much easier for your target clients to remember you. The power of imagery is so strong because it’s directly linked to memory retention.

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Fast 5: Blogging for Content Marketing

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Here at ShootDotEdit, we specialize in editing wedding photos. We also love to provide relevant and valuable insights on topics that are relevant to you as a wedding photographer. That’s why we partner with industry leaders to bring you their insights and tips on topics, such as wedding photography blog ideas, that can help grow your business. Read on for our top 5 tips to starting a wedding photography blog and using it to grow your business.

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Fast 5: Creating a Powerful Photography Website

ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!

Fast 5 Powerful Website Marketing ShootDotEdit

When it comes to marketing your wedding photography business, having a well-designed, easy-to-navigate website is absolutely vital.  It’s one of the first things potential clients will see when looking you up online.

Here are five quick tips on making sure your website is up to snuff when being viewed by wedding photography prospects.

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SEO for Photographers: Tips for Photography Websites and Blogs

seo for photographers

As a wedding photography business owner, understanding SEO for photographers is a crucial part of your success. Done correctly, the right audience will see your content and access your website and blog. Done incorrectly, you risk missing out on the clients who matter. Because the rules for SEO for wedding photographers constantly change and are often complicated, how can you implement the techniques to go beyond the basics, without spending all your time on it?

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SEO for Photographers Guide: Success Stories from 8 Industry Leaders

We bring you our NEWEST guide which focuses on Pro Photographer SEO Success Stories. We have partnered with PhotoBiz, another amazing business that shares the mission of helping pro photographers to succeed. Our guide features 8 photo industry leaders who share how SEO has empowered their photography businesses. Continue on to learn more about SEO for photographers.

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The Best Plugins to Use for Your Wedding Photo Website

the best plugins to use for your wedding photo website

Here at ShootDotEdit, we know how important it is to build and maintain a strong wedding photo website. Although it can be time-consuming to keep up with, your website is one of the most valuable ways for you to communicate your brand with ideal clients. In past blog posts, Scott Wyden Kivowitz from Imagely, a leading provider of WordPress products and services for professional photographers, has shared the top visual and lead generating plugins to use for wedding photographer websites. Today, he will share the best plugins for websites that are made to protect and optimize your site.

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