Best Wedding Blogs & Websites to Feature On
Sharing your work on wedding sites and blogs is a great way to gain exposure and to promote your work. As a wedding photographer you may have a distinct style so it is important to find a site that matches this and reflects your work and also matches your target audience.
Wedding Blogs to Feature On
Featuring on wedding blogs has a few benefits, it promotes your work simply for the cost of your time by preparing necessary information and sending over relevant photos. Your featured work could lead to potential bookings from couples contacting you after seeing your work and increase leads and traffic to your website.
As well as potential leads, it is also great for your overall SEO strategy, a link from a high profile website can help you move up the google rankings making it a great part of your overall marketing strategy.
How and where to publish real weddings
With that in mind we have listed below some of the best high quality and authoritative wedding blogs you should consider that allow wedding submissions. All links take you to the site submission page with full details.
A leading wedding blog in the UK that features weddings daily and has a large audience. The site is ad-free so weddings and articles featured on this blog really do stand out and the focus is on your photos. Submit your weddings here that are inspirational, diverse and highlight the finer details.
Stylish, pretty, trendy, a popular wedding blog full of inspiration with a designated real weddings section. Once you have an account, you can submit for a chance to be featured. Perfect to showcase your contemporary, stylish weddings with trendy couples in mind.
A well known and established wedding site with 4 million monthly readers they have a constant stream of articles from wedding planners, photographers, real weddings and engagement shoots. They receive a high volume of submissions and three things are key for them; great photography, unusual ideas and gorgeous locations. If you have shot at a wedding with a bit of difference, this site would be ideal.
A website focused on amazing wedding venues, it is a great way to be found by couples at the start of their wedding journey. Not just your typical wedding blog, a great site to feature on especially if you have shot at one of their featured venues. Perfect for your weddings where the venue has been jaw-dropping or destination weddings.
Real weddings, elopement features and styled shoots are displayed with submissions accepted from members and non-members however due to the large amount of submissions they receive, make sure your wedding stands out, fits the style of their site and you also complete all the relevant fields and provide all the required information. Exclusivity rights are also present. Personality is key for this site, perfect if you have a great story behind the wedding photos and lots of emotion present.
A stylish UK wedding blog that allows wedding submissions. Perfect for natural photography, with wedding days full of raw emotion and love. Key for this site is making sure you have all the details of the bridal fashion.
A US wedding blog full of inspiration. Engagement, anniversaries, proposals and real weddings this site likes to show it all. submit to this site wedding shots that showcase creativity.
A UK wedding blog that looks to feature weddings that match the Boho style – ‘Here at Boho Weddings I am interested in lots of different sorts of weddings; bohemian, luxe, rustic, alternative, glam, modern, quirky, DIY, whimsical, destination, same sex……..anything goes as long as it fits with the ‘BOHO’ brand.’.
If you have a quirky style and work with couples that fall into the alternative rocknroll bride category then this is where you want to be featured. A stylish blog that is perfect if it matches your style and couples you work with.
Ok, so this is our website, however with couples looking for a website here it is a great way to also be found as a site dedicated to helping couples find a wedding photographer.
How to get featured?
Each site and blog will have their own criteria and own submission form, some will ask you to submit some information and photos to review, others will ask you to send everything in and then review.
Tips to getting featured
Choose the right sites – Decide which blogs are suitable for your style, don’t just submit the same wedding to multiple blogs, be selective.
Read the guidelines – Take your time and pick out photos to submit, don’t submit 300 photos and let them choose, many will require you to select the photos, so pick out your best ones that tell the story of the day. Once you have your photos make sure they are formatted, the right size, no watermarks and of a good quality.
Photos are just one part of the submission, you will also need to provide some supporting information about the wedding as well as a list of suppliers. Again take time to collate and provide this information, supplier names and web links, details about the couple and the venue.
Take your time – Submitting a wedding and being featured isn’t quick and there are no guarantees, but taking time to put together a great submission with all the relevant information not only increases your chances of being published, but also improves the feature itself, therefore increasing the chance of enquiries for yourself.
When submitting your wedding many blogs look for exclusivity and will only publish if it hasn’t been shared elsewhere before, if they do publish it many wedding blogs ask you don’t share it anywhere else for a certain period of time, this can vary from 3-6 months.
You will not find this across all sites, but is important to bear in mind when looking at sites to submit your work too.
The standard across all blogs and sites is that your photos should not include any watermarks, if they are featured in an article they will be credited on the site and should include a link back to your website.
Don’t Take It Personally
When submitting your work there is no guarantee it will be published, don’t take it personally, this could be for a number of reasons, and you may not even get a reason. It could be the style or wedding doesn’t match or suit their blog, an incomplete submission, poor quality images, they have featured a similar wedding recently, whatever it is, don’t feel disheartened. If you keep the information you submitted then you can quickly submit this to another blog, ensure it would be suitable for their audience and ensure you complete everything they need as well.
Our list above shows some of the best and popular sites to submit wedding photos for publication.