Wedding Photography Inspiration: Tips Advice

How to Create Beautiful Double Exposure Photos

September 19, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Tomasz Wagner Recently, we challenged our Photobug Community to post their favorite double exposure images. We weren’t sure how many responses we’d get, so we were pleasantly surprised when so many of you posted your work! Today, we’re sharing a round-up of some of the community’s favorite double exposure images from our challenge. Along with these beautiful photos, each photographer shared insight into how they created their image. Photo by The Wayfarers We created this […]

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 […]

Instagrammers to Follow – August Edition

August 18, 2016 | carrie

Photos by Free the Bird, Shari + Mike, Nisha Ravji, Carey Nash, and Aaron & Whitney (from left to right) This month’s Instagram round-up is chock full of advice from some of the best wedding photography Instagrammers around. We’re featuring Free the Bird, Carey Nash, Nisha Ravji, Aaron & Whitney, and Shari + Mike. Hear what they have to say about using Instagram and how the platform has benefited them both creatively and professionally. Free the Bird – @freethebirdweddings Photo by Free […]

Don’t Give up on Blogging

August 15, 2016 | carrie

Photo by A Brit & A Blonde When your passion is photographing and editing, the last thing you want to spend time doing is writing real wedding introductions. It’s time-consuming and takes you away from what you love most about wedding photography. While blogging may be tiresome, I’m urging you to keep at it. Wherever you’re at in your photography career, there are so many benefits that come from consistent blogging, and here are just a […]

How Losing Your Ego Can Be The Best Thing For Your Business

July 18, 2016 | Chris + Verity Sansom

All photos © Sansom Photography When Our Egos Get Too Loud A discussion between some friends caught my attention recently; it was one about on-site wedding coordinators and their apparently universal disdain for wedding photographers. The tales varied from coordinators controlling access to the couple to photographers being told to drink from the tap in the toilet. Suffice to say, each of us in the group felt that we had been pre-judged by the coordinators, and […]

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

July 11, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Ash Nayler Last week, submissions opened for our third annual Best of the Best Destination Photo Contest. We’re so excited to curate this year’s collection alongside three renowned photographer judges! Today, we have two of our judges, Ekaterina Mukhina of Purlita Photography and Jim Pollard of Jim Pollard We Are, here to discuss photo contests, destination work, and their advice on how to make the most of your submission. Enjoy! What was your first contest […]

Home Sessions: How to Capture Your Clients at Their Comfiest

June 27, 2016 | carrie

Photo by Ben Sasso Imagine a setting where your clients are completely relaxed, goofy, and vulnerable. Now imagine that this setting isn’t overcrowded by tourists or impacted by weather conditions; it’s a truly intimate location, free of any public inconveniences. All of these reasons and more are why home sessions have become such a popular alternative for photographers and their couples. Today, we have three pros here to discuss the ins-and-outs of home sessions so that you […]