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Wedding Photography Inspiration: Photobug Contributors

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 […]

Staying Inspired – Finding Your Creativity In An Industry Of Creators

June 20, 2016 | Chris + Verity Sansom

All photos © Sansom Photography Staying inspired can be a challenge for creators of all kinds. In an industry where we’re constantly bombarded by incredible images from all around the world, it’s not hard to come up with ideas for shots you haven’t tried yet. Having recently judged a competition with hundreds of entries, one thing that really hit home for us was the fact that true originality feels harder and harder to come by. There […]

Hiring a Second Shooter: Better as One by Working as Two

June 6, 2016 | Jeff Cooke

All photos © Cooked Photography I wonder how many of you reading this article have been wanting to take more risks while shooting? Many of you might work alone and are apprehensive because you’re afraid of missing something, so you play it safe. When I started as a photographer, I didn’t have plans to work with anyone else. I was happy alone and felt that I was progressing as a solo photographer. But then something changed. As weddings started to come […]

Meet Our Contributors

May 16, 2016 | carrie

You may have noticed that we have a few friends who help us out from time to time here at Photobug. When we decided to turn Photobug into an amazing space for wedding photographers to learn and grow, we knew that we wanted to include industry experts in the overall voice of Photobug. We’re excited for you to get to know our contributors a little better, and we urge you to check out their work! […]

Managing Client Expectations

May 9, 2016 | Mark Pacura

Expectations. We all have them. Regardless of what we do, where we go, we all have expectations, and with the wedding day being one of the most important moments in everyone life, there’s a little surprise that quite often expectations can be sky high. As a wedding community, we are partially to blame for this as the bar for the most amazing wedding is going up all the time. The best flowers, most exotic destination, the coolest DJ — […]

Dear future wedding photographer

May 5, 2016 | Jennifer Moher

Dear future wedding photographer, So you want to be a wedding photographer? Amazing. It is arguably the best job in the world. We have access into people’s lives and their intimate moments; we are surrounded by love every time we go out to shoot. We are capturing memories for people and documenting their most important moments, which will then be passed along from one generation to another. We get to create and grow and network […]

Charging What You’re Worth

April 19, 2016 | Chris + Verity Sansom

All photos © Sansom Photography It’s one of the most commonly asked questions in our industry: what should I charge for my services? It’s quite the open ended question, and one for which the answer differs depending on the business in question. Sometimes, a photographer needs to be instilled with the confidence to push their pricing up to enable them to achieve the work/life balance they desire. For others, it’s recognizing that they may be charging a little too much. Pricing is […]

What do you do when clients ask to see the unedited photos?

March 17, 2016 | Paulo Santos

Photo by Paulo Santos Photography Today I’m talking about ‘those’ images. The images that won’t see the light of day for a multitude of reasons. Guests’ eyes glued firmly shut, “interesting” expressions that no bride would thank you for, and the ones where we forgot to change the camera ISO (*cough*, we all do this, right?). The shots that hold no real value, but were the experimental ones that led us to get the final, […]