Wedding Photography Inspiration: Working With Clients

5 Reasons Why You Should Meet With Your Couples Before They Hire You

November 2, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Ali Bonomo Meeting with your prospective clients prior to booking will lead to better photos, less miscommunication, more sales, and happier clients! Time, comfort, etc., aren’t great excuses as to why you can’t meet with prospective clients, but here are five wonderful reasons why meeting with your couples is seriously one of the best moves you can make as a wedding photographer! 1. In-person meetings are the best way to build trust Trust is paramount […]

Forget About That Magic Email and Try These Follow-Up Email Alternatives Instead

October 5, 2017 | carrie

Photo by Peyton Rainey I heard all about that magic follow-up email that everyone was talking about earlier this month and I’ve got to say, I think we can do better. If you’re unaware of what the magic email is, then prepare yourself because you might miss it if you scroll too quickly: “Since I have not heard from you on this, I have to assume your priorities have changed.” Eeek. While I understand the strategy behind […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our Favorite Wedding Planning Articles to Pass Along to Your Clients

June 12, 2017 | carrie

Photos by Sanford Creative One of our biggest goals at Junebug is to bring couples advice that they can really use. Advice that isn’t didactic or surface-level. Since we’re working so hard over on the Junebug side of things to create quality wedding planning content, we thought it might be a cool idea to round-up our favorite and most useful wedding planning articles (+ tools) for our photography community to use when educating clients. Feel free […]

Looking to Learn Something New? Check Out These Online Courses for Wedding Photographers

June 5, 2017 | carrie

While attending a conference or workshop is totally worth it for networking and learning from others in-person, online courses give you the flexibility to learn from anywhere in the world and they are competitively priced, to boot. Also, I recently learned that an Amazon Prime membership gives you access to tons (and I mean tons) of free online courses through Amazon, several of which I’ve listed in this round-up. Whether you’re looking to freshen up your […]

10 Ways to Keep It Professional in Your Wedding Photography Business

May 22, 2017 | carrie

All Photos © The Hons Photo Being a successful wedding photographer is more than just taking beautiful photos. Your success is directly tied to the experience that you provide to your clients. While it may not be the sexiest of topics, professionalism is without a doubt an important and necessary subject. If you know Brittani and Jon Hon (The Hons Photo), then you know that they’re not messing around when it comes to keeping it professional […]

How to Make Cinemagraphs That Your Clients Will Adore

May 3, 2017 | carrie

Photos (from top left) by Sam Arroyo, Geoff Duncan, and Abby Roses You’ve probably noticed Meagan Abell’s work on various photographer social groups and websites. Meagan happens to be a master when it comes to cinemagraphs + GIFs. And, if you’ve been paying attention, then you’ve also noticed that what Meagan does is starting to become a popular way for photographers to explore their creativity and go above and beyond for their clients. Not only has Meagan had […]

You’ll Love the Motion Blur Images in this Fun-Filled Los Angeles Wedding

April 24, 2017 | carrie

All Photos © Joel & Justyna Joel and Justyna Bedford have a knack for documenting movement in a way that stands out from the crowd of perfectly focused and directed shots that have become the standard in wedding photography. Today, we’re sharing a recent wedding that the pair photographed in Los Angeles. Incorporating their love of motion blur imagery, the Bedfords were able to capture the true essence of their couple’s day in what some may describe […]