Our fave Northbrook Park wedding of the year! Images by Married to my Camera (19)

This article is for all of the wedding photographers out there who would love to be featured (more) on wedding blogs.

I had an email chat with a lovely photographer last week – she submitted a wedding which wasn’t quite right for publication at that time. I explained why (as I always try to do) and she thanked me, saying often she got no feedback from bloggers. I wanted to try and explain in more detail why submitted weddings and shoots might be declined by wedding bloggers.

Note: I can’t speak for all wedding bloggers – we’re all different and have different selection criteria. But do read on: some of these are common sense and will apply to every wedding blogger.

1. ‘Fit’

Every blog has its look and philosophy. If you don’t know the blog and understand what is usually featured, your submission could be a waste of time. Some blogs are very niche; for example Rock n Roll Bride and Love My Dress feature very different wedding styles. Know where your wedding will fit before submitting.

Tons of lettering ideas from a real wedding at The Green Cornwall. Images by A Thing Like That (3)

If you’ve never submitted a wedding or shoot to a blog before, it can be a little scary – I’ve heard countless times from photographers that they’ve been putting off their first submission… and there’s really no need to wait! I LOVE hearing from photographers who’ve never featured on the blog before, and even if you’ve never been published on a wedding blog before I absolutely welcome your submissions. So do send them in!

Tons of lettering ideas from a real wedding at The Green Cornwall. Images by A Thing Like That (22)

My submissions guidelines (which have been ever so slightly tweaked over the last month) are here: https://english-wedding.com/submissions/

To help you, this is my idea of the perfect wedding blog submission. You’re welcome!

Hi Claire!(*1)

I’m Sally, a wedding photographer in the Cotswolds(*2). I’ve been reading your blog(*3) over the summer and have a wedding to share with you which I think is a perfect fit! Jenny and Leo were married at Caswell House(*4) in May this year, (*5) and had a relaxed, foodie wedding with lots of lovely DIY details(*6) and special touches made by their friends and family. Jenny looked stunning in a Joanne Fleming(*7) gown and Leo’s tailored suit & sunglasses combo(*8) was fab – something I haven’t seen before at a wedding I’ve photographed! The flowers were the focal point of their day, by local florist Suzie B(*9) – I took so many bouquet photos!


I think 2016 has been our busiest year yet! The English Wedding Blog is growing every single day: we’ve featured weddings and styled shoots from so many new photographers and our inbox is constantly bursting with amazingness… so I thought I’d write a little note to all of you fabulous wedding photographers who are yet to get published here. I so hope you’ll be in touch soon!

Know your wedding blogs!

Every wedding blog has a different audience and a unique aesthetic, just as every wedding photographer has their own style and approach. If your images are bright and vibrant, they’ll look amazing on Rock n Roll Bride, English Wedding or Boho Weddings. If your photography has an ethereal, romantic fine art style it will fit perfectly with Wedding Sparrow or Magnolia Rouge (or English Wedding!).


Hello lovelies! I hope you’ve had a good day and are just about packing up your pens and pencils ready to dash out of the office for hometime… a moment I used to love when I had what we call a “proper job”!

english wedding blog Camilla Arnhold Photography

Image credit Camilla Arnhold Photography – see the full wedding by clicking on the image 🙂

Those of you who are in the business of photographing weddings, I need your help. I’m getting ahead with blog features for the rest of the month (as I’m now an official Explorer – it’s in my email signature and everything*) and I’d love your submissions. I’m definitely in a YES! mood so if you have a wedding up your sleeve you haven’t submitted yet (the lighter and summerier the better!) email me!

Just send me a link to your blog post or facebook album of the wedding. My email is info@English-Wedding.com

Thank you 🙂

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*Can’t prove it until you email me that wedding submission now, can we?! 😉