It’s been a while since the last “featured” post, but I am really excited to share this one with you guys today! In June one of our favorite Fall 2014 weddings hit the newsstands inside of Washingtonian Bride & Groom! Leslie and Dan’s wedding at Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia was picked up by the magazine as one of their Real Wedding features in the Summer/Fall 2015 edition!
I loved Leslie and Dan’s wedding so much…it was a joyous and intimate celebration that I still smile thinking back on! Another reason that this feature is so exciting to me and is especially sweet is because I get to share it with my friend and 2012 bride, Amanda Burnette, their talented florist and our friends at Designed Perfectly Events!
If you are wondering how to get featured in print, scroll to the bottom for two tips on how to get noticed by editors!
Two tips for getting noticed by editors:
1. Get featured on blogs, especially local blogs!
All of the times I’ve been featured in print, the editors have reached out to me to see if I have any weddings they might be interested in publishing. I probably wouldn’t have been found by them if I hadn’t been published on multiple other blogs, national AND local. Sometimes it can be very tempting to submit your work exclusively to the “bigger” blogs because it seems like there’s more recognition to be had there, but local blogs are so wonderful for getting your name out in front of people who are looking for photogs in whatever vicinity you serve. That includes editors AND brides and grooms!
2. Be active on social media, especially Instagram
Instagram is SO HUGE for photographers right now. If you aren’t utilizing this to the best of your ability, drop what you’re doing and start working on beefing up your gram game right now!! I can’t tell you how many more referrals we are seeing from Instagram, how much more we are able to build our relationships with our clients through Instagram, meet other vendors, and the list goes on and on. Being active on Instagram will help you get noticed by editors who are looking for photographers/photography to feature!
Ps, those two things of course aren’t the only things you should be doing and they aren’t the only way to get noticed by editors, but they’ve helped me out a bit, so try them out and see! And of course, as with anything else, consistency is key. You have to consistently do these things in order for them to work.
Hope this helps!