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15/01/2015

Shoot Dot Edit Announces Free Guide for Professional Wedding Photographers

Shootdotedit.com launches no-cost guide for wedding photographers to grow and enhance their businesses.

Vista, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/14/2015 -- The popular career website "Indeed.com" recently praised the occupation of Wedding Photographer as a wise choice for the future. "Indeed.com" states the following, "Salaries for wedding photographers averaged approximately $102,000 for the past year. These job postings were 77% higher than the average salary posted for all jobs nationwide. For those wedding photographers who also specialized in event photography, the average yearly salary was reported to be as high as $125,000. This was consistent throughout the United States and in all regions of the country."

Shoot Dot Edit is meeting the needs of professional photographers who would like to build their own wedding photography business. A spokesperson for Shoot Dot Edit explains their mission, "Our company has made it easy for any professional photographer to enter the Wedding Photography Business. Any photographer who is already working in this lucrative field knows that there is a never-ending stream of details that one must be on top of to stay successful. Our company partners with these photographers to set up a system which allows for an easy way to maintain a consistent editing work-flow. We are also proud to assist them wedding photography tips and information, that can help their business to grow in this digital age of photography."

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"We offer a free guide for wedding photographers, just for visiting our website at http://content.shootdotedit.com/how-to-grow-your-wedding-photography-business." The spokesperson for Shoot Dot Edit continues, "We understand that it is a necessity for professional wedding photographers to learn the best way to market and build their business through social media and SEO. Online recognition is of huge importance in advancing their wedding business. These are just a few of the topics that we have chosen to explore in our 'How to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business' guide."

Their spokesperson elaborates, "All of this helpful information has been compiled by experienced wedding photographers as instruction for those just starting out on their own or already working in the field. We offer this e-book for free and with absolutely no obligation on the behalf of the recipient. Our guide has many innovative suggestions so weddings photographers can learn to build a thriving business. It offers them an education in how to brand their photography business, and make sure they are properly marketing their business online."

The Shoot Dot Edit spokesperson says, "Much of this advice has to do with the importance of developing systems, processes, strategies, and even working friendships with the brides you photograph. Especially in the field of wedding photography, families must trust you to be privy to their lives on their special day. It is this trust that will enable you to take better event photos and receive the best recommendations that bring you new clients for the future."

"Once a wedding photographer chooses to partner with us, we can offer them custom color correction and post production solutions." The company spokesperson adds, "We are the number one provider of editing and color correction services for the wedding pro. These are available through affordable monthly plans, so every photographer can partake of the most advanced professional post production services in the industry."

About Shoot Dot Edit

This company partners with professional wedding photographers by providing post processing and color correction in order to free photographers to enjoy their work and life. They are a one-stop shop for professional wedding photographers for post processing. In addition, their website contains useful information and blog posts of direct interest to anyone in the field of wedding photography. Both novice and experienced photo professionals can garner useful tips including: marketing, SEO, posing, pricing, workflow, and Lightroom editing.

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13/01/2015

Brides walk down the wedding expo aisles in Secaucus

Francesca Macchiabelli and her soon-to-be husband Michael Puppelo anxiously browsed through the vendors at the New Jersey Bridal & Wedding Expo on Saturday. Their wedding, she said, was a mere 11 months away.

"I've been panicking to find what everybody says we need, like a photographer and a DJ. Everything is here and it's exciting," Macchiabelli said.

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Macchiabelli and Puppelo, both 26 and from Bergen County, were among hundreds of prospective brides and grooms at the two-day event at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus.

Alyssa Lakes, director of media and marketing for American Consumer Shows, which organized the event, said the expo was a one-stop shop for all things weddings.

"Anything you would need to help start planning your wedding" is here, she said.

The expo floor featured white, polished stretch limousines and Rolls-Royce cars; wedding planners; DJs and entertainment companies; photographers and videographers; florists; gowns and tuxedos; caterers and bakeries; and hotels and resorts. Not to be missed was a booth for Investors Bank, presumably to help the couples finance the wedding of their dreams.

People getting married today "want something different," said Roshni Patel, an employee of Wedding Design in Rahway. "A wedding can be boring. You go, you eat, you dance, you gossip and you leave. You want to wow people."

Brittany Kalinowski, 26, was seeing what the expo had to offer with Dan Santos, 35. The two plan to get married in May 2016.

Santos was one of the few men at the expo.

"I wanted just to be involved," he said. It's our day together. It's nice to see her smiling and enjoying the process."

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10/01/2015

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?

"The whole thing has gotten way out of hand," sociologist and sexologist Dr. Pepper Schwartz says of what some have come to refer to as the "wedding-industrial complex."

Yet until Emory University economics professors Andrew Francis and Hugo Mialon decided to organize a study last year, no one had paused to question whether this out-of-control spending was having an impact on, well, the actual marriage.

Spoiler alert, it does. And it's not a positive one. Francis and Mialon surveyed more than 3,000 people — all of whom have been married just once — and found that across income levels, the more you dish out on the Big Day, the shorter the marriage.

Guys investing between $2,000 and $4,000 on an engagement ring were 1.3 times more likely to get divorced compared with the more frugal fellows who only allocate between $500 and $2,000. (That said, odds are even better for guys who can drop more than $8,000, possibly because divorce also decreases with higher incomes.)

For both sexes, spending more than $20,000 on the wedding ups the odds of divorce by 3.5 times compared with couples who keep it between $5,000 and $10,000.

A photo prop sits in May 2003 outside the Wedding Chapel, one of two commercial chapels in Ringgold, Ga. The town of 2,422 issued 2,259 marriage the year before, and added $700,000 to the economy, because of the cheap cost and the plethora of related services the town offered.
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For the best odds, though, keep the festivities to less than $1,000.

According to the media company XO Group, the average wedding budget has soared to an all-time high of almost $30,000 (that's not including the honeymoon), with 1 in 8 couples spending more than $40,000. As a whole, research firm IBISWorld calculates that the industry generates $55 billion a year.

"Advertising has fueled the norm that spending large amounts on the engagement ring and wedding is an indication of commitment or is helpful for a marriage to be successful," the researchers wrote in an email — an assumption their work debunked.

Francis and Mialon say one possible explanation is that post-wedding debt stokes marital tensions. But, as Schwartz is quick to point out, correlation is not the same as causation. She says part of the problem may be that "the wedding has become the highlight rather than the beginning of something."

After almost three decades of planning weddings, Kim Horn, whom bridal geeks might recognize from her cameos on the WE network's My Fair Wedding, agrees: "The focus is not on the relationship and the long-term commitment."

Since the 1980s, when Horn first started her career, the industry has become much more hyped, she says. Between bridal magazines and reality TV shows, couples are inundated with advertising, so she says it's not surprising that wedding spending has gone up.

One of Francis and Mialon's other findings seems to contradict the numbers that point toward lower spending: A hefty guest list also lowers the odds of divorce, with attendance over 100 people providing the best boost to marriage longevity.

The ultimate message seems to be, keep your big day big, but shrink the per-guest price tag if you want the years that follow to be just as fulfilling.

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