We live in a digital age where social media sometimes seems to guide our lives, and that isn’t always a bad thing! When you’re getting married, you want to share it with the world! You want to share the excitement of your day (and of course, images)! It can be hard to discern what is appropriate or even “legal” when sharing images taken by a professional photographer, so today I’m giving some tips on image sharing!
I am not like every other photographer, and there might be some that disagree with my stance… BUT I believe that images are meant to be shared! I want you, your friends, your grandma, and all of your loved ones to have access to your photos. When you’re one of our #brittelizbrides you can expect to get a few image previews the day or two following your wedding (yes, the very next day!). One of the benefits of photographing with digital files is that I have access to your sacred moments immediately! The week following your wedding you can also expect a lengthy blog post with anywhere from 50 to 100 photos from your wedding : ) So the question then comes, what is the best way to share photos from your photographer? Here are my 5 tips!
Share your photos
I suppose the first tip would be to make sure you actually SHARE your photos! This can be as simple as uploading an album to Facebook, pinning from your blog post or posting every now and them on Instagram :) You can also make sure to send out your gallery link to family and friends so they can see your photos too! We give you a download pin for you to have the control over who can actually download your photos.
Credit your photographer
We put so much love and time into making sure your photos are perfect and although it isn’t always possible to include photo credit, man do we love when our brides give us a shoutout! A credit can be as simple as tagging our Facebook or Instagram account or just mentioning Brittani Elizabeth Photography. By no means do we require online photo credit from our couples but ultimately we want you to feel comfortable sharing your photos far and wide! If giving photo credit isn’t something you’re comfortable with or know how to do, its okay! We’d much rather you feel comfortable posting your photos than worrying about giving proper credit
Mention us in the caption!
With so many beautiful things on Instagram, we don’t often see everything our couples post. If you’re sharing your photos on Instagram, we’d love for you to mention us so that we can leave a little love on your favorite photos!
Make sure to “friend” me and “like” us on Facebook
There’s nothing worse than missing one of the photos we post from your wedding!! Turns out that if we aren’t friends on Facebook, I can’t actually tag you in your photos to alert you to the photo! If you follow Brittani Elizabeth Photography
Don’t submit to publications yourself!
Many of our couples are interested in getting featured whether in a magazine or on a blog. The one thing NOT to do would be to submit the images yourself! We’ve cultivated some awesome relationships with different editors and publications so we will take care of submitting your images :) Publications are usually looking for very specific things and certain times and we want to make sure we give you the best odds for being featured!
There you have it! Just a few tips for sharing your images (and please make sure you do!!).