The 2018 Best of the Best Engagement Photo Contest – Interview with the Judges

April 12, 2018 | carrie

Photo by Helena and Laurent In case you haven’t heard, the Best of the Best Engagement photo contest is now open for submissions! We’re beyond excited to be judging this year’s contest with the highly talented Helena and Laurent, Don and Helen, and Kristen Marie Parker. Before you submit, be sure to get to know your judges and check out what Helena and Laurent and Don and Helen have to say about what they’re hoping […]

Enter to Win a Free Spot in the Pinterest for Wedding Photographers E-Course

April 11, 2018 | carrie

Photo by Noelle Johnson Pinterest has definitely been the butt of many jokes in the wedding industry, but we’re here to let you all in on a little secret: you wouldn’t be joking about Pinterest if you knew just how many people plan their weddings on this seriously impressive platform. 40 million couples are actively planning their weddings on Pinterest. So, what’s the disconnect? Why aren’t wedding photographers using Pinterest to market their services? The same […]

3 SEO Hacks for Wedding Photographers That Take Less Than 30 Minutes to Implement

March 8, 2018 | carrie

Photo by Maggie Grace Photography While SEO consultants definitely have their time and place, there are tons of ways to improve your site optimization that require more elbow grease than anything. We know that as a wedding photographer you are crunched for time, so we wanted to create a super quick list of important SEO fixes that you can tackle in under 30 minutes. If you have no idea what SEO is, start here, because today […]

Pinterest for Wedding Photographers – New Online Course from Photobug Community!

March 7, 2018 | carrie

Photo by Noelle Johnson Raise your hand if you’ve never used Pinterest to market your wedding photography business. Believe us, you’re not alone. We’ve spoken to so many wedding photographers who feel like Pinterest isn’t worth their while or that the platform just doesn’t make sense. These misconceptions = missed opportunities! Over the past 4 years, we’ve discovered the strategies that make Pinterest tick. These easy, actionable steps have led to a traffic increase of nearly […]

Feeling Meh About Instagram? Read This.

March 1, 2018 | carrie

photo by The Ramsdens We all remember the beauty of the chronological Instagram feed, but the saying “good things don’t last forever” definitely rings true in the story of Instagram’s algorithm changes. Over the past year, Instagram has implemented a series of tweaks that have shifted the landscape of one of our favorite social platforms. Slowly but surely, we all started to feel the effects of these algorithm changes. At the end of 2017, articles […]

Enter to Win New Branding From In the Ointment

February 26, 2018 | carrie

We’re so excited to share that we’ve partnered with Alejandro Gómez from In the Ointment for this month’s Photobug giveaway! With the new year upon us, it might be time to change up some of your branding, which is where Alejandro can help. You’ve probably seen Alejandro’s work on social media as he’s worked with some of the best in the industry like Nirav Patel, A Fist Full of Bolts, and Fer Juaristi. Different from other […]

Instagrammers to Follow – February

February 15, 2018 | carrie

Photo by The Bold Americana Change is never easy, especially when you have no idea what exactly is changing. I think most of us are feeling a little bummed by the latest algorithm updates to Instagram, and it’s easy to cast Instagram aside in frustration. However, instead of letting the new algorithm get you down, stay positive and be open to new strategies. In this month’s Instagrammers to Follow, we’re sharing tons of tips and advice […]

26 Wedding Photographer Business Cards + Templates That You’ll Love

February 8, 2018 | carrie

Networking with peers and meeting with clients are intimidating enough without having to worry about the quality and design appeal of your business cards. And while it may seem like everything’s digital these days, there’s still something so memorable and thoughtful about handing out the perfect little reminder of your brand to people that you meet! Don’t stress about finding the perfect business cards or design templates, because we’ve already done the hard work for […]

Wedding Photographers: Here Are 5 Reasons Why Editors Aren’t Featuring Your Work

February 1, 2018 | carrie

Photo by Carina Skrobecki The wedding publication world can feel like a big, mysterious place if you don’t know what editors are looking for when it comes to submissions. As an editor, rejecting a submission is the worst part of the job. It sucks to be the bearer of bad news and let someone who is so proud of their work down. Just the other day, I had to respond to a frustrated wedding photographer who […]

We’re Obsessing Over These Joyful and Sweet Wedding Recessional Photos

January 25, 2018 | carrie

Photo by The Montoya Collective There’s nothing cuter than the look of joy that couples share in their wedding recessional photos. This month, we decided to challenge our Photobug Community to join in our #recessionobsession by sharing a few of their favorite recessional images! Whether or not you’re a fan of confetti and flower petals, we think these sweet moments will have you grinning from ear to ear. Photo by Fotomagoria Photo by Eclection Photography […]