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What are they looking for?

Details, details, details.

They want a few of the bride and the groom during the major events of the day (like the ceremony and the first dance maybe), but they mostly want details of the event. Even for party blogs. They want detail heavy posts. They are looking for Several different angles, horizontal and vertical of the same detail set so that they can choose what might look good on their publication. 80% of the photos need to be details and idea oriented (in my experience).

What sessions and weddings are more likely to be published?

  • Detail Heavy Parties

  • detail heavy weddings

  • story-driven or interesting engagement stories

  • destination elopements

  • multiracial couples

  • mixed racial couples

  • Same sex couples

  • tattooed couples

  • edgy boudoir at a unique place

  • things that are different

  • unique and themed

  • or at a really cool or different location

Where are some good Places to start?


($9 a month, but free trial for a month)

Two Bright Lights

($15 a month)

What if they don't publish me?

Don't give up! I've been published over 25 times, but I've been rejected A LOT! Just keep going and submit, submit! The worst they can say is "NO!"

Elopement, destination and small gorgeous weddings

Different weddings, unique weddings, tattooed brides, same-sex couples

Detailed oriented weddings, unique gowns, gorgeous venues, unique engagements

Parties, family sessions, details and unique locations for sessions

Photography business journeys

Style, fashion, stories and empowerment

Motherhood, maternity, family sessions, small children newborn

Senior Sessions

Christal Marshall is a mom of three, photographer, videographer, homeschooler and just a straight hustler.

She was voted top 20 wedding photographers in VA in 2016 and 2018. She has been featured over 25 times in various different publications.

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