And it all starts with asking the couple what they want, what is special to them, and then setting realistic expectations for their requests balanced against the timeline and the location where the wedding will be held.
Here are 7 amazing and easy to follow tips on creating a wedding day shot-list.
For today’s post, we’re here to help you help your couples when planning an engagement session.
Here are 5 top tips photographers share with their couples to help when planning an engagement session. If you’re new to wedding photography and don’t know where to start when helping couples planning an engagement session, start here! If you’re a seasoned pro, see how many of these you share with your couples already! Either way, feel free to pass these tips along to your clients if you think they’re feeling stuck. Because at ShootDotEdit, we’re all about both you and your couples getting the best shots possible! And when you’re done here, check out these two blog posts on Posing Couples and Posing Couples for Engagement Sessions that will help you be even more successful!
This blog post on the Top 10 Photo Edit fixes a bride might ask you for may surprise you! You are a wedding photographer and love to bring out the beauty of your subjects. You understand that it is reasonable if your brides want to look their best on their wedding day. So it might not surprise you if a bride-to-be approaches you with photo edit requests on or before her wedding day. And why not? It is her big day. She wants to look beautiful and be the center of attention. She wants everything to look perfect, at least in her wedding photographs. That’s the reason she hired you.
Thanks to technology and editing software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, there is so much that you can do when it comes to editing and retouching wedding photos. It has become a trend, for example, to smooth skin or flatten the stomach in photographs. But as a photographer, especially if you are just starting out, the question isn’t always what you can do, but maybe what should you do, and perhaps even, how much should you charge to do it?
First, it might be helpful to know what common edits brides may request, and have a plan in place for how to set expectations for what is reasonable, and what might be above and beyond your skill level. Because brides may sometimes request very specific — and very time-consuming edits, and they might get upset if things don’t go their way.
This blog post discusses how to ask your clients for reviews and what that can mean for your ranking and searchability online!
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 day, repair it by the time evening arrives, 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.
You capture some of the most beautiful moments of a couple’s life on their wedding day. The couple sees it all through your eyes — an overwhelmed groom or a teary-eyed father of the bride. You create magic by photographing emotions, love, and romance. You edit the photos, share sneak peeks, and then send all those fabulous images to the newly-weds.
After doing such an awesome job, you might even be showing it off on social media quite proudly. And that’s good! But, have you ever thought of learning how Create & Share Wedding Slideshows to showcase your skills and your amazing line of work? Yes? Then this blog post is for you!
Videos are one of the most powerful marketing tools today. And slideshows help photographers tell stories with photos and music. This makes slideshows a game-changer for wedding photographers
As a wedding photography business owner, learning How to Create Facebook Ads to Book More Weddings as part of your advertising plan has probably crossed your mind. Do you want to draw more clients to your business? Do you want to remain visible to prospective clients? Magazines, sample albums, leaflets, brochures, or events are all avenues of advertisement. They all are essential for the success of a professional photographer. But, in this digital age, you need to go further and use online and social platforms as well to get more clients.
Advertising your wedding photography business on Facebook might not be a bad idea. According to data from Pew Research Center, 70% of Facebook users in the U.S. log into it on a daily basis. Less than 59% log into Instagram, 38% into Twitter, and 27% into Pinterest. Read on for lots of amazing tips and tricks for How to Create Facebook Ads to Book More Weddings.
Everyone loves hearing a resounding Thank You — especially your wedding clients. They love it when you tell them you enjoyed being their wedding photographer! After all, you played a significant part in their love story. Thanking your brides and grooms show them that you really care and this wasn’t just another job for you… it’s also a way to get loads more referrals!
You are the one who, through your photography, immortalizes the moments lived by them. You capture the emotions experienced by them during their engagement or wedding day and they’ve probably built up a TON of respect for the work you do. Now, all you have to do is to thank them, and there are several great ways to do this.
Read below for ShootDotEdit’s 10 favorite ways to thank your wedding couples!
Editing in Adobe Lightroom can be a fickle beast… but a powerful one. If you’re serious about editing your wedding photos, chances are you’re going to need to wrap your head around Lightroom at one point or another. So we’ve decided to put together five quick tips to get you started on your photo editing journey in Lightroom.
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.
ShootDotEdit’s Fast Five — 5 useful quick tips you can apply to your photography business right now!
As a wedding photographer, you’ve probably Googled ‘best photo location near me’ many times when looking for unique backgrounds for your couples. It can be a challenge — finding the perfect spot. It’s also a challenge finding the perfect spots you haven’t already used for other clients…
You don’t want to fill your portfolio with different couples all in the same poses at the same locations. Plus, your clients often want shots that are unique to them and their love. So how do you find those new and amazing photo locations (or use familiar spots in new and exciting ways)?