Some wedding photographers are brilliant. Some bowl me over with their gorgeous images, their empathy, their signature styles. And (shhh) I have favourites. Sounds a little unfair, unprofessional even, doesn’t it?
Bear with me. 😉
Why do wedding photographers submit to blogs?
An easy question. For free promotion of their work to a huge readership. Top reason.
Also – for their brides and grooms. If you’d like to have your wedding featured on a blog, mention it to your photographer! They’re lovely people, and if you’ve found your photographer on a wedding blog it’s more than likely they’ll be happy to submit your wedding!
There’s another reason, and this is the one I like best of all: to build business friendships.
Photographers and wedding bloggers – a match made in…
Fair to say there’s a bit of a love / hate relationship between wedding bloggers and photographers, right? We know each other well. Photographers have a lot of contact with wedding bloggers via submissions, sponsorship and so on.
Wedding photographers are the closest of all suppliers to the wedding bloggers. It’s actually much harder for the rest of us: stationers, florists, cake people – to approach a wedding blog and get featured.
Even then, we need damn good photographs of what we do to send to the wedding blogs. Professional images probably increase a supplier’s chance of getting featured on a blog by about – ooh – 95%.
I’m getting sidetracked. You’re here to find out who my favourite wedding photographers are…
The photographers I like best of all are those who’ll submit weddings to blogs, or who’ll happily share their work with us even if they don’t need to.
Those photographers are awesome. They’re helping little guys like me: the calligrapher me, and all of my stationer / cake designer / florist / jeweller friends by giving us the access to blogs we need for our businesses.
My favourite photographers are the ones who share.
I don’t blog to be famous. I don’t blog about me (much). Or for me. I enjoy it – and it earns me a little extra to help make a living from calligraphy and weddings. But what drives me to write the English Wedding Blog is being able to share people’s creative work in the wedding industry.
If I can boost an independent business, then I’m happy.
A plea to wedding photographers
Every photographer has friends in the industry – the craftspeople who live locally and whose work creates a stir at weddings. The indie businesses like me who get totally overexcited when you share our work on a wedding blog.
I’m speaking as one of those indie businesses now.
Share us? Please?
Either on blogs – yours or mine – or by word of mouth, or on social media.
Share a photo – hashtagged, shared – of something a wedding crafter has made, dreamed, designed – because it makes us ridiculously happy.
Thank you. You’re my favourite wedding photographers.
Images in today’s blog feature are all by lovely Parkershots Photography. Flowers are by Confetti Connections. Louise gets a lovely review from bride Kirsty in the real wedding feature I shared on the 5th of June. See the full feature here: Kirsty and Rod’s beautifully home made Winters Barns wedding