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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 […]

Wedding Photographers, Here Are 6 Reasons Why You Should Hire an Intern

November 9, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Hannah Martin Photography If you’ve ever told yourself that you can’t do something for your business because you don’t have time, it might be time to hire an intern. There are so many qualified individuals out there who are seeking internships to gain experience and learn from someone just like you! Here are just a handful of reasons why hiring an intern can and will take your business to the next level. Focus on What […]

The 2017 Best of the Best Wedding Photo Contest – Interview with the Judges

November 6, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Nisha Ravji The Best of the Best Wedding Photo Contest is open for submissions, and to help you get your submission in tip-top shape, we’ve interviewed our judging panel to get their insight on contests, photography, and what they’re hoping to see in this year’s submissions! Lukas Piatek, Nisha Ravji, and Cinzia Bruschini aren’t just talented wedding photographers, they’ve all won Best of the Best awards in the past, which makes them pretty savvy when it […]

These 30 Images Are Proof That Creative Group Shots Do Exist

October 26, 2017 | carrie

Photos by Marble Rye Photography, Carey Nash, Maria Shiriaeva Photography, Amber Michelle Photography (from top left to bottom right) When you list the moments in a wedding day that inspire and recharge your creativity as a wedding photographer, I’m guessing that group shots aren’t very high up on that list. Creative group shots are hard to do with so many people and a limited amount of time, but before you grab your bride and groom for couple portraits, take a […]

Step-by-Step Email Marketing Game Plan for Wedding Photographers

September 18, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Karra Leigh Photography Email marketing will never be dead. I know that’s a bold statement, but I’m sticking to my guns on this one. No matter how many social media platforms there are in the world, there is no beating the direct and everlasting value of email marketing. If you’re thinking to yourself that what I’m saying is outdated, you’re wrong. Your wedding photography business is the ideal business to market through email and today, […]

Email Etiquette Guide for Wedding Photographers: Dos and Don’ts

August 7, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Ben Sasso Lately, I’ve heard rumblings from couples left and right when it comes to their emails with wedding photographers. Their experiences include everything from waiting almost two weeks to hear back from a photographer to not receiving their deliverables after the wedding in a timely manner. Not every photographer is at fault. I think most photographers are stars when it comes to emailing with clients. But, I’ve been surprised at the photographers who […]

The Best Business Management Tools for Wedding Photographers

July 31, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Chris&Ruth Photography Do you keep track of your photo sessions on a calendar that hangs on your fridge? Or maybe you’re the person who’s still asking their clients to sign their contract, scan it, and email it back to you versus signing electronically. As a business, there are so many processes that you deal with daily and making sure that you’re doing them efficiently is the key to success when it comes to being a […]

7 Ways to Expand + Diversify Your Wedding Photography Business

July 24, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Hugh Whitaker It seems that 2017 is a year where bookings appear to be down across the board. Photographers who left 2016 feeling prepared for another successful year have been faced with the reality that the wedding industry is seasonal and ever-changing. However, a tougher year in sales is making for some serious side hustle success stories! Even if 2017 has been a crazy busy year for your wedding business, it never hurts […]

5 Red Flags You Might Be Sending to Potential Clients

June 26, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Rachel Photographs At Junebug, we’re in the business of finding the best wedding vendors to recommend to couples on our site. Over the years, we’ve compiled a list of red flags for wedding photography businesses that make us feel uneasy or that might make potential clients feel uneasy about working with a business. Today, we’re sharing that list of red flags with you so that you can make sure you’re not sending any bad […]

Instagrammers to Follow – June Edition

June 22, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Catherine Coons Instagram is as full of opportunity as it is frustration, which is why we’re happy to bring you tons of advice every month from some of the newest, greatest accounts around. This month’s edition of Instagrammers to Follow is so chock-full of beautiful imagery and smart advice that we hope you’ll bookmark this post for future reference! If you’ve been struggling to grow your following or you’re just looking to follow […]