This year, we have made it our mission to contact fellow vendors from the wedding we’ve worked together, to share the images that we have captured. Our hope is that they can use them on their social media platforms or websites. We love documenting the hard work and craftsmanship of others in the industry, and we’re happy to share our images with them – for free!
Many times when we tell vendors we do this, they look at us skeptically. Several have mentioned under their breath “Yeah, a lot of photographers say that, but they actually never send them”, which really got us thinking – where is this disconnect happening?
For us personally, sometimes it is all about how easy they are to get into contact with.
If you are a business owner, we want you to stop what you are doing right now, and pull up your website in another window. Answer yourself this question: How easy is it to find your contact email address? Notice we didn’t say the contact form, or phone number, or anything else – email address.
A huge mistake we see business owners making is not having their email address easily displayed on their website.
When we are going through and sharing wedding galleries, sometimes we have upwards of 20 separate vendors to email images to. Too often, we have to go through a contact form to get in touch with the vendor. Contact forms are usually filled with questions like “What is the event date?”, “Where is the event location?”, “How did you hear about us?” – all things that are completely irrelevant to me as a vendor.
Time is precious, especially to a business owner. Unfortunately, more often than not, we won’t get around to filling out the contact form for those vendors, simply because of time constraints. It really bums us out because we want to be able to share with them images to show off their amazing work.
So if you are a vendor, wanting to make connections with other vendors in the industry, or a vendor just wishing you had more pictures to show off your talent, having a contact email address on your website may just be the answer!
Creative. Clean. Different. We are a team of creatives in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky with a passion for storytelling. Founded in 2006, our studio has been recognized as one of the best wedding photographers in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky by various publications, websites, and groups. We’d love to show you our studio and walk you through our albums, canvases and other print photography products. We can also provide more information on our Wedding Collections and introduce you to our team! We’d love to help, connect with us now.