SEO Tips from a Destination Wedding Photographer

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Guest Post by Misti Marquette Cooke. This is a completely real and honest post about what I’ve learned about SEO and marketing our destination photography business from Mexico.  For many photographers, we get our first camera and think that once we learn how to use it correctly, we’ll have a cash cow on our hands! It might seem that all

The One & Only Secret to Getting Wedding Leads from Instagram

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A few days ago, I got to cross “DJing at Victoria’s Secret” off my bucket list!!! How did the store manager find me? Instagram. Last week, I was contacted about DJing at a very cool event that’s right up my alley—She Rocks 2017. The contact form read: “…we are still in need of a badass lady DJ and a photobooth.

Combating Bridechilla: Bridezilla’s alter ego?

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Quick quiz. Which is worse, Bridezilla or Bridechilla? Wedding professionals, if we took a vote, right here, right now, which would you choose? I know that through your wedding business, you’ve met both—you’ve overheard a bridezilla discuss how she’s required her bridesmaids to dye their hair brown so she’s the only blonde, the bridezilla who dumps a bridesmaid because the

Wedding Professionals: Targeting Millennials? You Need To Be Here.

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I’m a writer, so it pains me to say this, but a picture really is worth a thousand words, and no one is in a better position to understand that than wedding professionals. Perhaps no other industry depends on visually stunning tableaus of one kind or another like weddings. So it only makes sense that you tailor your marketing in

5 Ways to Book Wedding Clients Without Meeting Them

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By Megan Miranda With YouTube, Pinterest and other social media platforms, potential clients can learn a lot about you before you’ve even said hello. For this reason, brides may send you an email getting straight to the point — what are your prices? Read on to learn how to book this tech-savvy bride without ever meeting in person! #1 –

4 Secrets to Boosting Your Leads With The Knot Advertising

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The Knot is one of the top visited wedding planning websites in the world.  With over 11 million unique visitors in the month of June alone from currently engaged and soon-to-be engaged couples (40% of brides surveyed visit The Knot before they’re officially engaged!) its advertising offers considerable lead opportunities. (Stats reported by The Knot.) While you’ll find wedding pros

The #1 Thing You Must Get All Your Couples To Do

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By Adrienne Woolsey As far as Monday’s go, I haven’t had one as awesome as Monday, August 24th, 2015- sunny blue skies, sandy toes, the sweet smell of salt water and the new promise of getting to spend the rest of my life with my boyfriend after a surprise proposal on the beach! But before there was time for the

Are Your Wedding Business Prices Too Low?

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With booking season around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at your pricing and packages before you start meeting with new brides and grooms. How do you know if you need to make a pricing change? Check out the signs below – they are an indication that you are due for a price increase. 4 Signs

3 Signs That You Need to Dump a Prospective Bride

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Landing new clients is like dating – there are some brides and grooms you click with and others you don’t. While turning down work can seem like the kiss of death for your wedding business, there are times when saying “I’m just not that into you” can actually be a good thing.  When you come across couples who trigger the

What is the “Why” Behind Your Wedding Business?

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“People don’t buy what you do- they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek. Most wedding businesses focus their marketing only on what they offer and how they do things by listing client benefits and years of experience.  But what is it that really makes you get out of bed in the morning to work?  What drives you to