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How Photographers Attract Brides

By at December 15, 2011 | 12:20 pm | 1 Comments

How Photographers Attract Brides - When it comes to your wedding business, you're always trying to stay up to date with the latest trends. But just because everyone else is doing it, doesn't mean you have to too! You only need to do the things that are right for YOU, that is how you are going to attract more brides. There's a little thing marketers like to talk about

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Top 10 Places to Find Wedding Photography Clients

By at December 14, 2011 | 2:42 pm | 0 Comment

Wondering where to find wedding photography clients? A lot of wedding photographers tell me, Once I get the bride or groom in front of me, I can book them. But how do I get my stuff directly in front of real brides? Step #1 - Find out where your ideal clients are hanging out. Once you know where they are, you can meet them there. Then Step #2 comes into play - Get

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Wedding Photo Booths: Should You Have One?

By at December 13, 2011 | 1:50 pm | 0 Comment

Over the last few years the growing trend of wedding photo booths at weddings has started to raise many questions with professional photographers. Some photographers have even started offering these set ups as a part of their package plan. In this short article I would like to note both the positive and negative effects of having a photo booth. I shoot about 40 weddings

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Grow your photography business – Say Yes

By at December 7, 2011 | 2:13 pm | 0 Comment

Grow your photography business Think about all of the times in your life when you were given an opportunity, and you didn't say yes. Do you ever wonder what would have happened if you had taken that opportunity? Would you possibly be making significantly more money? This is something I definitely find myself thinking about every now and then. Everyday, we are

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Photographer Marketing – Simplicity = Sales

By at December 2, 2011 | 12:47 pm | 0 Comment

When it comes to your photographer marketing materials, always remember to K.I.S.S. (keep it super simple). This applies to any marketing materials you work on. Whether it be a brochures, letters, your packages, workshops, or other products, you want to make sure that you aren't overcomplicating things in your messages. If you don't make it focused enough, brides wont

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5 Tips to Look Best in Wedding Photos

By at December 2, 2011 | 11:23 am | 1 Comments

Your wedding day is the most important day of your life (at least so far). And I know that you want to remember it fondly. I know that I still get all googly-eyed when I look at my wedding pictures. I want you to have the same warm fuzzies when you look back at yours, so I'm going to share a few tips with you that will help look best in wedding photos. Talk to Your

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A Traditional Wedding Budget – Who Pays For What?

By at November 29, 2011 | 12:22 pm | 1 Comments

While expectations are changing in modern weddings, the traditional wedding budget and the breakdown of who pays for what is fairly straightforward. In the United States, Europe, and most western cultures, the bride's family traditionally bears the brunt of the wedding cost. The following are the costs typically paid for by each of the primary people involved in a

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers 2011

By at November 27, 2011 | 11:00 pm | 1 Comments

Sometimes its difficult for friends and family to know what great holiday gifts ideas for photographers are out there. Problem solved! We've assembled a list of 17 great items on every photographers wish list this 2011 holiday season. Simply share this post with the Santa or Mrs. Claus in your life, and you'll be sure to get something great to help improve technique, your

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5 Tips For Choosing a Wedding Theme Uniquely You

By at November 22, 2011 | 11:04 am | 0 Comment

You've dreamed about planning your wedding for years, but now that it's finally time the whole process seems daunting. Looking for a way to pull all the details of your wedding together? Consider a theme! Having a wedding theme in mind, however emphasized or understated you make it, is the perfect way to put your personal stamp on your special day and make sure every

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Modern & Romantic Wedding – JFCI Photography

By at November 17, 2011 | 6:55 pm | 0 Comment

Jennifer of JFCI Photography in Minnesota captures the fun, sweetness and happiness of every moment. She shared with us some of her favorite photos and details about the recent romantic wedding of Jamie and Matt who were married at the Landmark Center in St Paul, Minnesota: October 1, 2011 was an amazing day. The sky was beautiful; a cloudless deep sapphire blue. The

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Off Camera Flash Comparison – Gary Fong

By at November 16, 2011 | 1:48 pm | 0 Comment

Gary Fong demonstrates the difference between the outdated studio umbrellas outdoors and the Lightsphere Collapsible in this off camera flash comparison. He shows how the Lightsphere gives more of a focused light as opposed to the

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Rustic Winter Wedding Ideas

By at November 16, 2011 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

A rustic wedding theme creates a warm, earthy, organic, and romantic atmosphere that's perfect for any winter wedding! Whether your wedding will be in a trendy loft in the city or a charming farmhouse in the country, these fun & unique winter wedding ideas will work great for any budget. When I envision a rustic wedding, I picture a sophisticated, sort-of country style,

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Christmas Theme Wedding Ideas

By at November 15, 2011 | 10:20 am | 0 Comment

Christmas theme wedding ideas...think of walking down the aisle dressed in a truly festive attire and enjoying a wedding reception that is filled with all of the comfort foods associated with the season. Think cinnamon and spice, think mistletoe and berries, and best of all, think of a horse drawn sleigh on the way to the wedding venue. The Invitation It must be

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Wedding Photo Contest Winners – Kids at Weddings

By at November 14, 2011 | 12:43 pm | 0 Comment

Wedding Photo Contest 1st Place Winner - Lauren D. Rogers Photography Virginia Wedding Photographer Lauren D. Rogers Photography won First Place in our "Kids at Weddings" Wedding Photo Contest! This adorable photo of the flower girl trying to catch up with the bride and groom as they take a moment away from the reception for photos. 2nd Place Winner - Amanda Glisson

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Business Need a Makeover? 4 Photography Business Tips

By at November 8, 2011 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

In the past few years, the wedding industry has taken a major shift. Most business are either doing really well, or slowly dying. You need to make sure that the image you are putting out there of yourself is one that is appealing to brides. It needs to represent your business in an attractive way that helps book more brides. Here are four Photography Business Tips to

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How to Get Testimonials that Sell

By at November 3, 2011 | 8:36 am | 0 Comment

Are you using my successful testimonial formula? If not, you need to start today. When you get a testimonial back from a bride, you don't want it to just be a thank you note. You need something that will help you book more brides, something that shows how valuable you were to have. Here's how to get testimonials that sell, a proven formula that helps you book more

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Wedding Photo Contest Winners – The Departure

By at October 19, 2011 | 8:59 am | 0 Comment

1st Place Wedding Photo Contest Winner - Ronnie Lascano Photography Texas Wedding Photographer Ronnie Lascano won First Place in our "Departure" Wedding Photo Contest! Gary Fong, our guest judge chose this winning photo, "The expression and angle is very organic. It sums up a wedding quite nicely."Ronnie won Gary Fong's Color Gel pack along with the Lightsphere

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The Ideal Wedding Photography Showroom

By at October 18, 2011 | 11:52 am | 0 Comment

Gary Fong was a professional wedding photographer for 20 years. Having shot over a thousand weddings means more than 3,000 pitch appointments. After all of these years of meeting with couples, Gary shares the preferred sitting orientation when presenting a sample wedding album. He tours a wedding photography showroom at a home studio, and explains why it works, and

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Massachusetts Wedding Photographers Back2Back Photography

By at October 17, 2011 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Featured Massachusetts wedding photographers, Laurie & Caroline Hart of Back2Back Photography, recently captured the wedding day of Ashley and Derek. They got some amazing shots of the bride and groom at Fort Taber in New Bedford MA, out on a pier and at a disused air aide shelter, and also some cake smashing at the reception! They shared with us some details about the

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Colorado Couple Wins $200 Photography Giveaway

By at October 14, 2011 | 12:48 pm | 0 Comment

Meet Miranda, "Randi" Trujillo and Alan Herberger, the new winners of our $200 Photography Giveaway! The couple is from Colorado and have been together since July 30th, 2010. Two weeks after their first date, Alan had to leave for college in Oklahoma. They spent a semester of long distance, countless late night phone dates, many evenings spent with each family, lots of

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Give a Freebie to Book More Brides

By at October 12, 2011 | 1:24 pm | 0 Comment

In today's tough economy, the value of your service is more important than ever before. So, who are the vendors that book more brides? It's the ones who are able to offer clients the most bang for their buck by giving the bride more of what she needs and wants. And it's also those vendors who can give brides a freebie a taste of all the fabulous goods that you can

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Ann Arbor Wedding Photography by Abby Rose Photo

By at October 6, 2011 | 11:45 am | 1 Comments

Abby Rose Photo captured Annie and Brian's perfectly stylish wedding in Ann Arbor Michigan. We loved their black-white-and yellow vibe with unique fortune teller programs, billy ball accents, chalkboard vases, and signature drinks. The flowers in the beautiful Botanical Gardens were such a pretty setting for photos. And that dress, gorgeous! Plus, the brides dad joined

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New Photo Contest – Gary Fong Guest Judge

By at September 29, 2011 | 9:34 am | 0 Comment

WIN Gary Fong's Color Gel packalong with the Lightsphere Collapsible! CURRENT CONTEST PERIOD: enter by 5pm EST October 14, 2011 open to any wedding photographer in the USA THEME: "The Departure" - a photo of the moments when the bride and groom are leaving the ceremony or reception. GUEST JUDGE: - Gary Fong HOW TO ENTER: 1."Like" WeddingPhotoUSA's Fan page. 2.Email 1

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Using Lightsphere Color Gels to Create Wild Background Colors

By at September 20, 2011 | 11:15 am | 0 Comment

Gary Fong demonstrates how to create spectacular special-effect colored backgrounds by simply switching colored gels in the new Lightsphere color gels holder. By custom color balancing to one of the gels, the ambient light becomes the opposite

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10 Steps on How to Close the Sale

By at September 8, 2011 | 10:24 am | 2 Comments

In addition to knowing how to Market to Brides in a way that reels them in consistently and constantly, you have to know how to close the sale! After all, what happens when you get a line of brides filing in to work with you and not a single one signs on the dotted line? ZERO sales that's what happens. Not so fabulous is it? So, here's what works virtually every time.

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Is There a Right Price for Wedding Photography?

By at September 7, 2011 | 9:38 am | 2 Comments

As a leading resource on finding wedding photographers we are often asked, what is the right price for wedding photography? Specifically what is the typical cost, and do wedding photographers get paid by the hour or by the event? All great questions that circle around the same concept: what is the price for wedding photography? // The question seems simple enough for

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Q & A ~ Expert Make-Up Advice for a Fascinator Veil

By at September 7, 2011 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

Candice Mac Nicol from playplay creations, a make-up expert with extensive local and international experience in fashion and film work is hosting another Q&A to answer beauty and make-up questions from our visitors. This week she gives her recommendations on what type of make-up looks great with a fascinator veil! If you have a question or need advice, please ask

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Q & A ~ Wedding Day Makeup Advice

By at August 29, 2011 | 10:07 am | 1 Comments

Candice Mac Nicol from playplay creations, a make-up expert with extensive local and international experience in fashion and film work is hosting another Q&A to answer questions on beauty and make-up advice from our visitors. This week she gives wedding day makeup advice and her recommendations on how to find the make-up brands that are right for you! If you have a

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Q & A ~ Expert Beauty & Bridal Makeup Advice

By at August 19, 2011 | 8:48 am | 0 Comment

We are excited to welcome Candice Mac Nicol from playplay creations, a make-up expert with extensive local and international experience in fashion and film work! She will be hosting a Q&A each week to answer beauty and make-up questions from our visitors. So if you have a question or need advice, please ask Candice and check back weekly for her expert answers!See below

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How to Fine Tune Digital Camera for Best Results

By at August 17, 2011 | 8:20 am | 0 Comment

World-renown photographer and inventor Gary Fong explains how to fine tune digital camera to get more accurate

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