Photos are a BIG deal in the wedding world. I’m sure you have already realized this. Nothing says how awesome you are and “pick me, pick me!” like full-on, drop-dead gorgeous photographs. One picture speaks a thousand words. Right now, you might be in the middle of creating an amazing website, but you have no photo evidence to show your prospects. So what do you do when you’re in a picture pickle?
Finding Pics for Your Wedding Planner Website
Yo, What Not To Do First
First, I’ll tell you what not to do. Don’t steal pictures from Pinterest or Google. Most of the images that have caught your eye on Pinterest have been in circulation for years. I can tell almost instantly if a picture has been stolen from Pinterest. Also, there are horrible people out there who make money on copyrighted pictures. They lay a trap with a pretty picture on Google, you “save image as” and place it on your site, they do a Google image search, and you end up getting sued for $7,000. I’m not joking.
Your Own Wedding
Do you have any pictures of your own wedding? You might not want to use your face, but maybe some pretty detail shots like your rings, flowers, or décor. Using your own wedding for pictures is a great idea. In fact, this is what I did when I designed my very first website. Keep in mind, though, that if you hired someone to help with day-of, you might want to make sure they don’t also use the pictures.
Buying Stock Photos
I see nothing wrong with buying stock photos, especially if you’re trying to build a certain type of brand. I believe you’ll attract the type of bride you’re looking for with the right photographs. If you’re thinking of going this direction, you have to check out our stock photo selection. You get 24 pictures that will help build your a cohesive brand for only $24- that’s a steal.
Using a Friend’s Wedding
If you have a really good friend who recently got married, you could ask her if you can borrow some of her pictures until you get your own. This is my least favorite option, but it will work in a pinch.