If you’re here then you already know that wedding and inspiration blogs are a fantastic way to reach a wide audience and increase awareness of your brand which leads to more business. So as a photographer where do you start in submitting your best pictures to be featured in these blogs and magazines? Hopefully, these tips will help you better understand the submission process from the Editor’s point of view, so you can get more features and more new clients. You can also submit your photography here and have your work featured on Eventlyst!
We aim to inspire the world to create unique, stylish and creative events. We love to see what moves you or what jaw-dropping events you’ve been a part of recently!
Get your photos in front of over 200,000 visitors and give visibility to all the wonderful vendors that made it happen. We work hard to represent all styles as long as the quality of the content meets publication standards.
Unlike some wedding magazines like The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings or other blogs you can submit to, we do not require exclusivity.
If your wedding or event is selected, you’ll receive an email with an estimated publish date.
Please complete all the forms as best as you can (if you don’t have 500 words to describe the event, it’s not a deal killer). If selected we may contact you to add more information to the submission.
We generally try to respond to submissions within 5-10 days. Technical glitches happen so feel free to reach out to our Support team if you don’t hear by then and want to check on the submission!
The rule of thumb for most magazines or blogs is to select 25-50 of the best images from your top 100 images that you submit. That means that your images should be publication-worthy and you want to include only your best selections in the submission. Each image should be something that would be worthy of being published by itself.
This will help you know what each blog or magazine may be looking for. It will usually give you guidance on when to expect a reply, what format they want the images in and how long of a description they may need. Make sure to stick as close as you can to the guidelines.
Giving credit to those who deserve it is not only fair but necessary if you want to keep those relationships strong. They will appreciate your shout out and will be more likely to work with you in the future. Remember that it’s a small industry and your next business referral can easily come from a vendor you’ve worked with previously.
Photoshoots and seasonal events don’t come together overnight. Most blogs and magazines would like to feature seasonal content at the beginning of the season while you may still be planning your event. Being ready to have your inspiration shoot or seasonal event early lets you submit your photos ahead of most other photographers and gives you a better chance to be featured in the publication!
The details of the event are going to make or break the submission. There’s only so many ways you can photograph the subject and folks looking for inspiration may not be inspired so much by the human subject as the setting and decor. Get plenty of good shots of the setup and describe the details in your writeup!
This will be used for all communications with GWS
Examples of good titles: - Kate and Jack's Vintage Backyard Wedding in Los Angeles - Stella and Francisco's Modern Peach Wedding at Gramercy Park Hotel in New York - 1930's wedding Inspiration at The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
How does your submission stands out from the crowd? Important items to mention include: - DIY projects for the day - Personal stories about the couple - Location and venue details - Inspiration behind the day - Favorite memories of the day - Advice for those planning now
500+ words is helpful. Make it fun and juicy!
Google Drive or Dropbox is our preferred method for photo delivery. (make sure both are able to be accessed by anybody with the link) We'll need 50-150 photos including: - detail shots - portraits - ceremony - reception Please make sure you have permission from your photographer before sharing your photos! Images must be 1400 pixels wide and without watermarks.
Link to Your Video * Please be sure your video is public and does not require a password. If your video is private and/or requires a password to view, it will not be included in the post since it will not be viewable to our audience.
Our attorney made us include this, but it also makes ALL of our lives easier, so read carefully :)
- Communication - I have sufficiently informed all participating parties of my intent to submit this work to LOP for publication
- No Retractions - I understand that once submitted to and accepted by LOP, this work will not be removed for under any circumstance
- Content Ownership + Rights - I represent and warrant that I own all materials or that I otherwise have sufficient right, title and interest in and to such materials to grant Eventlyst the licenses and rights to publish this work without violating, infringing or misappropriating the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. I agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any materials submitted by me to Eventlyst