» Share Event Photos on EventWire and Celebrations.com with RealEventPics!

Share Event Photos on EventWire and Celebrations.com with RealEventPics!

We hope you’ve checked out RealWeds.com, where you can submit real wedding photos for publication on WeddingWire and Project Wedding. But what about photos from all of those non-wedding events, from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to birthday parties to baby showers, corporate events, and more?

We’ve just launched RealEventPics.com, where you can share your non-wedding event photos for editorial publication on either EventWire or our partner site, Celebrations.com! You can learn more about the submission process, upload your photos directly through the form, and share all the details of the event with us.

If you are selected for a feature, your work will be credited and we will link to your EventWire Storefront, and the Storefronts of all vendors who participated in the event. Being featured in editorial is a great opportunity for publicity for your business. Any questions? Email realevents@eventwire.com for more information!

» 8 Must-Have Tips for Improving Your Storefront Photos – From the Editors!

Kim Forrest is one of WeddingWire’s editors. She manages content creation on both WeddingWire and EventWire. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade, and has been quoted as a weddings expert in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and more. 

The Editorial Team’s role here at WeddingWire is to create content (like our SummerBook!) to entice and inspire couples, and as wedding professionals, your WeddingWire Storefront should do the same. Think of your Storefront as a magazine with you as the editor-in-chief, where you choose the the right photos and information to share. We spend a lot of time browsing WeddingWire Storefronts to look for Wedding Pros to interview and feature in our content (including our seasonal e-magazines!), and we came up with these tips to make your Storefront even more appealing.

8 Must-Have Tips for Improving Your Storefront Photos – From the Editors!Only Professional Photos

You’re more likely to catch an engaged couple’s eye with clear, professional photos. We do not recommend including blurry photos taken with mobile devices on your Storefront. Even the most beautiful wedding element will look unattractive and unappealing with an unclear photo or an image that is cluttered with effects. Make sure to network and maintain good relationships with wedding photographers to obtain these images.

Be Specific

Yes, we love to see beautiful photos of couples as much as the next person, but if you’re a beauty Pro, we want to see the back of the intricate hairdo you did, or a close-up of the bride’s make-up. Make sure that all of your Storefront photos relate to your services.

Categorize Your Photos into Albums

If you offer multiple services (lighting, rentals, flowers) create separate photo albums that highlight each of those services, so if a couple/editor is using you for just one or two of them, they can get a sense of that service as it stands on its own!

The More, The Merrier

Let engaged couples get lost in all of your beautiful work! We say the more images you include, the better. Be sure to provide a variety of examples of different types of weddings in your albums to ensure that a couple can find images that match their style.

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» Get Published in our FallBook!

Get Published in our FallBook!We hope you’ve had a chance to look at our brand-new, interactive SummerBook, chock full of fresh inspiration, creative ideas, and lots of advice from Wedding Pros like you! The Editorial Team is already hard at work on our FallBook, and we’re looking for gorgeous fall real weddings to feature.

If you’re selected for a real wedding feature, we’ll link to your WeddingWire Storefront, as well as the Storefronts of the other Pros who participated in the wedding.

We’ll link to your WeddingWire Storefront, and the Storefronts of the other Pros who participated in the wedding. A real wedding feature is a great publicity opportunity for your business and your fellow Pros – they are among the most popular features in our interactive magazines!

Interested in sharing your work? Head over to RealWeds.com for more information and to submit photos (just be sure to check the box for “FallBook” in the form)!

Please make sure you have the permission of the couple and photographer before contacting us – if your wedding submission is accepted, we’ll want to reach out to the couple for a brief interview. All submissions are due by July 7th, 2014.

Any questions? Post any questions in the comments section and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We can’t wait to see your real weddings!

Photo by Grace Hill Photography

» Get Published! Our New Real Wedding Submission Form and SummerBook News

Kim Forrest is one of WeddingWire’s editors. She manages content creation on both WeddingWire and EventWire. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade, and has been quoted as a weddings expert in the New York Times, Washington Post, Slate, and more. 

One of my favorite parts of being an editor is looking through the many real wedding submissions we receive. We are always looking for the most creative real weddings to inspire engaged couples – ones with amazing and unique details, beautiful photography, emotional moments, and genuine joy and celebration.

To help make it easier for Wedding Pros to submit real weddings for consideration, we have updated our real wedding submission form. Now located on RealWeds.com, we hope this form will streamline the process of submitting photos to WeddingWire and our sister site, Project Wedding. You can learn more about our submission process, upload your photos directly through the form, and share all the details about the wedding with us.

Get Published! Our New Real Wedding Submission Form and SummerBook News!

And – breaking news! – we’ve just opened up the submission process for our SummerBook. Hopefully you’ve all taken a look at our SpringBook (which has received just over a million page views thus far), and saw our beautiful real wedding features. Here’s what we’re looking for for the SummerBook:

  • Weddings must have taken place in the summer (late June – early September) within the past two years.
  • An abundance of creative details (bouquets, centerpieces, stationery, food, favors, and more!)
  • Submission must include at least 75 photos – mostly color, if possible
  • High-quality images with no watermarks

Just check the SummerBook box in the real wedding submission form if you’d like us to consider a particular wedding for the book.  Please make sure you have the permission of the couple and photographer before contacting us – if your wedding submission is accepted, we’ll want to reach out to the couple for a brief interview. And please disclose if the wedding has been or will be featured in another publication. All submissions are due by Monday, April 21st.

For more information and tips on submitting real weddings, check out these past blog posts: