Wedding Photography Inspiration: Business Advice

5 Tips for Creating Styled Shoots for Publication

January 9, 2017 | carrie

Photo by White Ash Photography Styled shoots aren’t for everyone, but if you’re looking to rebrand or attract a different client type, a styled shoot is a great way to explore your creativity and show off new work. If you’ve been brainstorming ideas for a styled shoot, we’ve got a few tips for you to keep in mind! Balance is Key One of the main goals of a styled shoot, from a reader’s perspective, is to gather […]

The Best Wedding Photography Conferences + Workshops to Attend in 2017

November 10, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Emily Delamater If you’re searching for the best wedding photography conferences and workshops to attend in 2017, look no further. We’ve done all the research for you! There are so many great opportunities out there for wedding photographers to learn and grow, so start filling your calendars. We know it’s not 2017 yet, but we’ve got a feeling one or more of these will align perfectly with your New Year’s resolutions! ***in chronological order […]

The 2016 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Contest – Interview with the Judges

November 7, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Patina Photography If you’re considering submitting your work to the 2016 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Contest, we have a special treat for you today! Our judges for this year’s contest, Ben and Erin Chrisman of Chrisman Studios, Shari and Mike Vallely of Shari + Mike Photographers, and Benj Haisch, are here to provide their insight on contests, photography, and what they’re looking forward to seeing in this year’s submissions. Enjoy! If […]

Interested in Booking More Intimate Weddings? Read This.

October 31, 2016 | carrie

All Photos © Kandice Breinholt Intimate weddings offer the chance to celebrate your love in a private, emotionally-charged ceremony. Today, more and more couples are deciding to opt out of the large, traditional wedding for the chance to escape the stress and expense in exchange for a low-key, intimate affair. This transition away from larger weddings has opened up a new niche in the wedding market for wedding photographers, and there is now a growing trend […]

How to Successfully Rebrand and Relocate Your Photography Business in 18 Months

October 24, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Hinterland Stills Whether you dream of moving your photography business to the other side of the world or just a few hours from your current home, relocating your business is a big feat. For the team at Hinterland Stills (formerly Fotoenvy), that feat also included a complete rebrand. Making the move to Seattle from Illinois opened the door to a new community and a new pool of potential clients, but it was also […]

Making the Most out of Your First Year as a Wedding Photographer

October 3, 2016 | carrie

All Photos © Benjamin Patch One year ago, Benjamin Patch started taking photos on his iPhone. Today, he has nearly 45K followers on Instagram and a portfolio that surely intimidates seasoned pros. How did Benjamin become such an overnight sensation? We think he’s figured out the recipe to making the most out of your first year as a wedding photographer, and we’re excited to share his insight with you today! Whether you’ve shot 5 or […]

Instagrammers to Follow – September Edition

September 15, 2016 | carrie

Photos by The Wayfarers, Noelle Johnson, Darren Roberts, Mark Pacura, and Michelle Lyerly (from left to right) Searching for some new inspiration to add to your Instagram feed? Look no further! This month’s Instagram round-up features adventure-seeking wedding photographers from all over the world. We hope you’ll check them out and give them a follow! Mark Pacura – @markpacuraphoto Mark: Instagram is the most important social media channel for me, and I think it should be the […]

Using Snapchat and Instagram Stories for Your Wedding Photography Business

September 12, 2016 | carrie

All Photos and video  ©Maciej Suwalowski If you aren’t already following Maciej Suwalowski (a.k.a. Magic) on Instagram and Snapchat (and everything else), you need to be. His outgoing personality and bigger than life sense of humor are contagious. I met Maciej earlier this year at Way Up North Rome, where he just so happened to be the official conference Snapchatter. So when Instagram released their version of Snapchat, Stories, I knew it was time to bring […]

How to Get Your Couples Relaxed and Comortable in Front of the Camera

September 5, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Jennifer Moher Not every couple comes with a background in modeling; in fact, most couples have no clue how to act in front of a camera. However, that doesn’t have to keep you from working your magic and creating emotionally-charged photos for clients who are camera shy. We asked the members of our Photobug Community Facebook group for their advice on how to pose couples, and we’re sharing that insight with you today! Set […]

Judging a Best of the Best Photo Contest – Thoughts from Jim Pollard

August 31, 2016 | carrie

We have a very special treat for you all today! Jim Pollard wrote us last week and asked if he could talk about his experience judging the 2016 Best of the Best Destination Photo Contest. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity. We’re excited to have him share his advice and observations today on Photobug, as well as over on the Photobug Instagram account, @photobugcommunity. Take it away, Jim! Photo by Jakob Granqvist of Nordica Photography I’m […]