This week Christora and Tom are joined on the Capture Crew Podcast with Blair DeLaubenfels from World’s Best Wedding Photos.
With a fascinating and emotional backstory, Blair shares her journey to starting World’s Best Wedding Photos (WBWP) and what it takes to not only be a great photographer but how to be selected for the World’s Best Wedding Photos membership community.
If you’re wondering what WBWP is but you haven’t had a chance to check out the podcast yet, let’s catch you up.
World’s Best Wedding Photos is a website of carefully curated artists and photographers that serves as a directory as much as it does to inform and inspire anyone who comes to their site.
Truly a work of art, WBWF is a delight to experience.
If you’re a wedding photographer you might be wondering how you can become an elite member of the World’s Best Wedding Photos, so Blair shared with us some top tips to help you prepare your application.
There are base requirements to start. Are you showing enough work? You must have at least 3 years of experience and 50 weddings under your camera strap before you’ll be considered.
The application process for WBWF will look at your Google, Yelp, and other business reviews.
Is there consistency with your photos? If Blair was to look at your Instagram for the past 3 years, does it look like you follow and jump on every trend, or is there cohesiveness to your brand?
Other top components that are reviewed with your photography:
Colors + Lighting, are they consistent?
Cropping, can be the #1 thing that makes or breaks a photo
Perspectives, don’t shoot everything from eye level
Backgrounds, are there elements to the background of your photo that could have been made better by a slight adjustment on your end before taking a picture?
Being a member of the World’s Best Wedding Photos is great because you get to be a part of a community, you could win awards and bragging laurels for your website, and ultimately, it helps you push your own bar higher.
You don’t have to be a member with WBWP to grow!
Consistency is key with all things, including your wedding photography.
Don’t get bored with photography, keep shooting, learning, and growing. Try new things.
Once you get to the point where you’ve grown you can raise your prices and pivot into all kinds of other ventures. You are not only committed to wedding photography.
As Blair said, “You’re never at an end. There’s always more. There’s always honing what you want to do and the ideal client you want to work with.”
To connect with Blair and find out more about the services she offers including curation, copywriting, SEO for photographers wanting to shift into new things, and 6-month mentorships, find her at artlifeandbusiness.com.