Social media sites have become a crucial marketing tool for many professional photographers. Letting brides-to-be know that you offer high-quality, personalized services is key to winning new clients. Many wedding photographers are now turning to Pinterest, an incredibly popular online pin board. Users create their own unique boards and pins photos, articles and other content from around the web.
Pinterest’s Power to Reach Wedding Planners
Recent statistics indicate that 68.2 percent of all users on Pinterest are female. Users tend to spend about 89 minutes per week on Pinterest, which is much more time than is spent on Twitter or Google+. Experts estimate that women spend more time pinning on Pinterest than they do hanging out on Facebook. Almost 30 percent of all users are between the ages of 25 and 34.
Pinterest holds special promise for photographers. When the site was launched in 2010, one in five couples used the boards for wedding planning. Today, one in three couples getting married in the U.S. will use Pinterest to gather wedding ideas, look for dresses and scout for photographers. A whopping 4.3 percent of all pins on the site are wedding related. Two of the site’s 10 most popular boards are all about weddings.
Joshua Hoffine is an internationally renown Horror Photographer. His work exploded on the internet and in numerous magazines and news outlets around the world in 2008 when he released his collection of photographs exploring the nature of childhood fears. Since that time he has cultivated a massive cult following for his meticulously staged photographic works.
Margo Taussig Pinkerton and Arnold “Arnie” Zann are a married team of working photographers who have traveled the world on assignment for editorial and Fortune 100 and 500 clients. Their work has been published in most major magazines, including Geographic, LIFE, Time, Paris Match, GEO, etc. and has also appeared in many calendars and coffee-table books. Arnie and Margo’s award-winning photographs have been widely exhibited and are in public and private collections worldwide.
from Paris & la Fête de la Musique
Now retired from commercial work, Arnie and Margo continue their lifetime of teaching photography. Barefoot Contessa Photo Workshops (BCPA) was started back in the early 80s with particular attention paid to the artistic and creative side of photography. Margo and Arnie encourage photographers to seek their own vision and show them how to realize that vision through good compositional principles, attention to the magic of light and mystery of shadow, and sensible post-processing techniques.
Stylish & Hip Weddings Team:
- Jenny – Photographer and Owner
- Mariliana – Photographer
- Loreto – Photographer
- Kate – Photographer
- Brian – Design Guru
- Calvin – Video Editor
- Todd – Videographer
- Frank – Videographer
- Jackie – Studio Manager
Stylish and Hip Weddings began when a friend of Jenny McFarlane asked her to photograph her wedding. She knew instantly she had found her calling. As an established editorial photographer with friends in the magazine world, requests for Jenny’s unique brand of fun and fashionable wedding photography began rolling in. Realizing she had found a niche for fresh and genuine wedding photography, Jenny enlisted the help of highly accomplished photographers and dear friends: Mariliana ( Founder of Stylish and Hip Kids), Loreto and Todd, who joined the Stylish and Hip team in 2010.
Since then, the Stylish and Hip Weddings Team has expanded to include a full-time editor/retoucher, in-house book designer, uber cool video editor and studio manager. Because their team members have such unique expertise, they are able to offer stellar service and the individual attention clients deserve. Each S&H photographer has a rich background and diverse interests (like travel, food, art, surfing, and indie music), they connect personally with brides and grooms as well as their families and friends. In fact, they love to document more than just weddings – they also specialize in family and children’s photography.
DigiLabsPro partner with Capsule to offer its pro wedding photographers a wedding App enabling all guests to shoot and share images instantly during and after the wedding.
Palo Alto, CA October 02, 2012
As part of its ongoing push to make sure its customers are armed with the most advanced products and tools, DigiLabsPro has revealed today a few unique packages which include a Wedding Photo App enabling guests to share photos instantly taken by them throughout the wedding. The App can be used by DigiLabs customers and wedding photographers to give out to brides as a unique, and much welcomed,signing bonus ($299 value) available at http://www.digilabspro.com/photo-deals.shtml
Australian based photo-book publisher, ImagineBooks, has announced the winner of their “Great Travel Photography” competition for amateur photographers. David Steele from England with a photo of a woman from Cuba beat more than 3000 entries by more than 2000 photographers from 50 countries.
“The response was astounding,” said Founder and CEO of ImagineBooks Mark Balla, formerly writer and editor for Lonely Planet Publications. “The standard of the photographs entered is fantastic. The colour and vibrancy, the passion for photography and the incredible breadth of places people visited all resulted in a really exciting publication showcasing only the top 100 photos – way beyond anything we expected.”
Lonely Planet Founder, Tony Wheeler, has written the foreword of the book. “Leaf through the pages of this book and you’ll find both types [of photo]: the amazing places and the amazing photos” said Wheeler.
At the age of 9 my cousin introduced me to his SLR camera and I became an avid shooter by the age of 13. Fortunately, my high school offered photography classes and I was able to start honing my dark room skills. This lead me to seek it as a major at Bard College where I primarily focused on fine art photography. While studying at Bard, I worked at a sheep farm where the natural backdrop started to inform my work. Post college, I continued to create art photography while working with youth in the non-profit sector and studying Chinese medicine.