Wedding Photography Ideas

Crafting the Right Wedding Workflow for Photographers

What does having a good Wedding Workflow mean to you?

Sometimes the gap between engagements and weddings is a full year, so how do you often use that time? Do you relax and put off preparations until one week before the date? If so, you may already know how much stress this can create for you and your clients. 

So what should you be doing? Perhaps you could list everything you have learned about the couple so far — which poses suit them, what they expect from you and what gear would be best to bring for their big day.

These kinds of notes will help you a lot when planning your wedding workflow. But there are still so many ways to improve your workflow before, the day of and after the wedding.

Having a solid wedding workflow foundation in place will benefit not only you, but your clients as well.

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How to Get Published on Top Wedding Blogs

Get Published

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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Wedding Photography Tips For How to Make Posing More Fun

Make Posing 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 build brand relationships? 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

Marketing Ideas

I am Erin Morrison with Erin Morrison Photography and these marketing ideas will change your life!

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 Ideas Built for Longevity.

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Why Wedding Photographers Make Great Commercial Shooters

Why Wedding Photographers Make Great Commercial Shooters

Why Wedding Photographers Make Great Commercial Shooters Featuring Justin Brownell

If you want to know Why Wedding Photographers Make Great Commercial Shooters, look no further than Justin Brownell. When he 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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Elopements and Small Weddings: How To

Elopements and Small Weddings

Elopements and Small Weddings: Featuring Carrie Ann Doyle

How to successfully photograph elopements and small weddings is a specialty of 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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Photographing in Winter: 5 Tips for Staying on Top of Your Game

Photographing in Winter

Featuring Joe McFetridge

Do you live somewhere where it snows? Do you struggle with photographing in winter? Joseph McFetridge of Love by Joe Mac knows how that goes! Since he lives and works in a part of the country where it snows all winter -which often presents a lot of issues for photographers – he doesn’t escape the chill but instead, when it comes to winter weather, Joe McFetridge embraces the cold.

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

When it comes to photographing in winter, 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

A black and white capture of bride and groom by Tracy Autem
Image by Tracy Autem

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
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 album 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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