A lot of photographers LOVE to submit their work but sometimes it may not get accepted for various reason, the two most common reasons for declines are not a good fit and not enough detail images. So how can we avoid getting that email and giving the blog what they want, well I am here to tell you!
The first step takes place when you are actually at the wedding and begin your day. Blogs LOVE LOTS of detail images because that is what brides are looking at these blogs for are inspiration photos to help them plan their day. A best practice when shooting is to well overshoot those details. Shoot them horizontal and vertical and in close and also wide. Most blogs now prefer vertical images so that they can pair two of them together in a post. Remember to get close ups of fonts and signage, the florals (best to shoot them from the angle of a guest for the centerpieces). I really cannot stress the overshooting part, blogs want to have a ton of images to choose from for their post.
The next step is to review potential blogs that you want to submit your work too. You do not want to submit a rockabilly themed wedding to Green Wedding Shoes because it will not be a good fit. Be sure to research what different blogs are looking for in particular and how to submit to them.
When you are ready to start submitting your weddings and shoots, check out Two Bright Lights, it requires a monthly subscription of about $15 but enables you to submit your shoots and see what different blogs are looking for. Almost every blog you can think of using Two Bright Lights as their preferred method of submitting work.
I hope this gives you a little bit of insight as to what to expect when trying to submit your amazing and beautiful work! If you have questions feel free to reach out to me! firstname.lastname@example.org