Wedding photography is a popular industry with thousands of creative wedding photographers all over the world, however wedding photography is very different to other types of photography. There is a real tory behind each photo and album. We have rounded up 6 of the best wedding photography sites, be it for inspiration and networking with other creative professionals, or places to help promote yourself to brides and grooms to be searching for their wedding photographer.
This is a membership site that features wedding photographers from all over the world, couples can browse and search for wedding photographers in any country, it is a very comprehensive directory of top wedding photographers. As well as listing photographers they also have awards and collections where photographers upload their work and can be selected in collections and round ups. They regular post up work on their Facebook page and have a diverse collection of styles and photographers. Image below.
500px is a generic photography site that isn’t primarily aimed at wedding photographers, it has a whole host of stunning photography from landscapes, nature, cityscapes, mountain views and more. 500px is great for people who also have an interest in other photography and a great resource of inspiration and beauty. This is also a great place to upload your work and stock images that you an sell for an additional side income.
This site is based and aimed at UK wedding photographers and couples. It is a beautiful directory site that helps couples find their perfect wedding photographer in the UK, and also couples getting married abroad and looking for a destination photographer. Each photographer is vetted and has a great looking profile page and can be found through simple searches or browsing of the site. Your Perfect Wedding Photographer also has a comprehensive blog that features real weddings, interviews and some great wedding photography advice for couples, from how much to budget and the importance of wedding photography.
For general photography industry news, tips, tutorials and reviews Stoppers is a great resource. Here you will find reviews on the latest cameras and gadgets as well as a range of interesting articles and inspiration, although not solely focused on wedding photography they have feature articles that maybe of interest and a lot of beautiful photography that will catch your eye.
A website focused on weddings they are a great resource for couples looking for wedding inspiration and ideas, they regularly post beautiful real weddings from around the world. For wedding photographers they feature photo contests and have their best of the best for the year wedding photo collections. As with Fearless you have to be a member to enter which involves a feee to join. If you are looking at submitting your wedding photos into competitions then JuneBug Weddings is a great site to take a look at.
The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) is a wedding photography members site that you have apply for, you can either be invited by a fellow member or apply with references, all members are vetted and have to be approved. They also published real weddings and articles as well as running contests that members can enter. ISPWP is a great place to network with other professionals from around the world and with their strict application process ensures that you are networking with only the very best.
Have we missed any off the list? Are there any that you check out each week?