Good morning top professional wedding photographers.
Hope you are all well and you're now started on what should be a very busy UK wedding season. Nevermind the weather. This is just a short post to let you know we've made a few small changes to the site.
You can now add a link to your Pinterest page on your listings. If you've not heard of Pinterest it's a cool social networking site which is great for wedding photographers. You can create pinboards of your favourite wedding images and these can be shared or re-pinned by other users.
Pinterest has become really popular with wedding professionals as it's a brilliant way of sharing wedding inspiration. You can find us on Pinterest here.
We've also added a new brochure/price list download feature. You can now upload a PDF document to Find a Wedding Photographer which can be downloaded by brides directly from your listing. Just log and edit your listing to upload your PDF document.
We're working on many more new features to make sure Find a Wedding Photographer remains the best wedding photography resource around.
Our trendy wedding bloggers Sam and Emily, aka the dirtyweddingcows, have just completed a massive survey of married couples via their Facebook page and they are just working through the results now. With their work rate their findings should be published sometime in 2015!
Anyway, some of the details we have seen may be of interest to wedding photographers and couples about to book their wedding photography for weddings in 2013.
One of the questions concerned how much recently married couples had spent on their wedding photography and [un] surprisingly 70% of respondents said they regretted trying to save money on their wedding photographer.
Now it doesn’t say how much more they wish they’d spent. They might be wishing they’d spent an additional £5 for all we know but it is quite obvious that most couples these days try and save a bit of money on things like wedding photography and maybe live to regret it.
This is our totally scientific analysis of the results but all we’d say is make sure you’re not in the 70% and book a lovely top professional photographer for your wedding - it could be the best money you spend on your big day.
We are please to announce that the new version of your favourite wedding photography site, Find a Wedding Photographer, is launched today! So what's changed I hear you say. Well, we've totally rebuilt the site from the ground up to take into account all the latest web developments. We have a new directory system with lots of new features.
It’s tempting in these times of austerity to get a friend or relative to photograph your wedding. What could possibly go wrong? They have quite an expensive camera and one day they hope to pack in the day job and turn professional. You are actually helping them out. Doing them a favour as they get to build their portfolio. Please think again. There as so many stories appearing at the moment of people who have done just that and lived to regret it.
Take Jackie Sanderson and her new husband Adam. They were left with no wedding photographs after trusting the job of capturing their big day to their friend and ‘budding pro’, Ben Fagan. After the wedding Ben left the memory card containing their images in his wallet and a week later he was involved in a pub brawl and lost his jacket. Jackie and Adam returned from their honeymoon to discover that they had no photographs of their big day.