You guys. I am so so excited to share with you my very first online publication! What does it mean to be published? Aside from the pure marketing standpoint of things, it’s also a way to inspire other brides and grooms to find ideas for anything from their engagement session to wedding day details! It’s also fun for the bride and groom to be able to see their images spread across multiple social media platforms.
After Grant and Kailyn’s session went so wonderfully, I knew it was bound to be published somewhere! We had perfect weather, an amazing and unique setting, and two people that could pretty much model for a living! When they saw their online gallery, Kailyn texted me saying how many people loved their images and were commenting about how they needed to be published! It was so encouraging to hear such kind words, so I stepped out of my box to try and attempt to get them published. It’s a scary feeling though, because I was presenting these photos that I had a special place in my heart for (as I do with all of my sessions) and you are sticking your neck out for publishers to repeatedly tell you no and criticize your work. It’s never fun being told no! But with the love and support from Kailyn and Grant encouraging me to try, I did it. I submitted the engagement session to BeachBride.com for the simple fact that we were on the beach of Lake Michigan for their session. Not very long after submitting it I got word back that they wanted to publish our session! I was so excited and so was Kailyn and Grant! I loved being able to show off their images, and officially add the very first published badge to my repertoire! The hard work and patience paid off!
If you’re a photographer and have questions about how to get your work published or even get started, comment below and I’ll answer any questions!