Photographer Membership FAQs

  • What sets you apart from the other feature accounts/wedding directories? - 1. Our photographers are hand-selected based on rigorous standards. We do not accept everyone who applies, in fact, 97% of featured photographers are ones that we have searched for and reach out to. We limit our regional offering to 12 photographers to not overwhelm our couples/clients. 2. We promote locally, meaning our SEO and paid promotions are focused on each region/location. This is why we are having so much success with bookings for our photographers. We all love the crazy fun elopements in far off places, but when it comes down to it, wedding photographers make money when they book locally - - and that's our PRIMARY focus. 3. We also setup the opportunity for local community. Each region/location has a private Facebook group for the photographers to schedule meet ups, share inquiries, get second-shooters, and ask questions about different locations, etc.

  • How many inquiries and bookings are your photographers seeing related to Wedding Pioneer? - Not all featured photographers share booking data with us and/or tracks inquiries & bookings. Our first region (St. Louis) finished its first year with an average of 10 weddings booked per photographer (which is the highest we’ve seen in any region). We also gather data from the other regions, and adding in those numbers brings the bookings to an average of over 3 weddings booked per photographer (prorated average over 12 months). Inquiries are a little trickier to gather exact data as most clients say "google"....because the client finds Wedding Pioneer through a google search. Our photographers with good tracking methods and are seeing over 5 inquiries per month (on average) that come through Wedding Pioneer. We do have photographers that have not booked weddings through Wedding Pioneer. *We cannot guarantee bookings*

  • What marketing techniques do you use? - we run continual paid promotions through Google Ads. Sporadically, we run paid promotions through Instagram & Facebook.

  • What is your current pricing?

    - Our pricing is $750 paid upfront giving photographers 12 months of website coverage

    - We also offer quarterly payments, but the annual rate is discounted to save $250 over the year vs. quarterly payments

    - We are only offering annual & quarterly pricing because inquiries are increased/decreased in certain seasons

    - Monthly membership does not give photographers the full experience of membership

  • Is my annual payment all I have to pay? - Yes! We don't make a profit off any of your bookings. We are strictly a marketing website. You pay for featured space on our website...we bring your ideal client to you.

  • How much website traffic do you receive? - On average, we receive over 200+ daily visitors. These numbers fluctuate throughout the year, but continue to increase with time.

What your payment covers;

  • Featured space on one of our regional webpages (see our NorCal Region for an example) that we promote through Google Ads, Instagram, and Facebook.

Additional benefits included with your membership;

  1. Continual promotion through Google Ads, and sporadically through Instagram & Facebook.

  2. Community & Growth - You’ll be part of a local community of photographers that share your style & vision. We’re working on promoting more community activities and growth opportunities through our Facebook groups. SEO, market info, and many other items are discussed here with a small group of those in your community.

  3. Inquiry sharing with other photographers who have a similar style as you (through your region’s Facebook group)

  4. Attracting the ideal care-free couple (you know, the ones that don’t consider you the “hired help”)

Reviews

"Being a featured wedding photographer for Wedding Pioneer has connected me with some of the sweetest, most kind-hearted couples who really value photography as an important part of telling their story. Wedding Pioneer has also facilitated a friendly and warm community of fellow photographers within my region. The owners really emphasize community over competition and that is one of my favorite parts of Wedding Pioneer!" - Jaclyn

"Happy Sunday! Definitely count me in for year 2. I’ve been SO grateful that you reached out to me earlier this year. I’ve not only received a TON of business from Wedding Pioneer (and am almost fully booked out for 2019), but they’re all also my ideal client. Since I do work a full time job, I’ve noticed having couples that are my ideal client has helped me to stay super passionate about what I do and make all the sleepless nights worth it haha . So thank you again so much for all that you do! It impacts all of us in more ways than you know."  - Astrid  

"It’s been awesome! I have booked at least 4 weddings with you guys (in only 5 months of membership)! I’m so thankful you guys reached out to me!" - Melanie

"Though I haven’t booked any weddings through Wedding Pioneer, I’ve had a ton of inquiries. The reason I haven’t booked yet is because I was already booked up for this year when I joined Wedding Pioneer but I have much more availability for next year. I love the wedding pioneer community and enjoy connecting with all the members.  Wedding Pioneer has been a huge factor in my business.  As for my experience, it’s been great. I’ve learned so much from other members in Wedding Pioneer.  My region is full of down to earth members that are awesome people to be around. Ever since our first meeting I feel that we all connected. Thank you Wedding Pioneer." - Quinton 

"Hi!  I just wanted to touch base with you and say a huge THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of the Wedding Pioneer KC team. I have been approached by some awesome new clients and booked several weddings from people finding me through Wedding Pioneer :) It is super refreshing to get involved with couples who are looking to break the molds with their weddings, I think the product will be amazing! I really feel very lucky to be a part of this platform and I can already see how it has positively effected my business. I am happy to see what the year brings and I hope that Wedding Pioneer KC continues to grow! -Elizabeth McKenzie Florals"

"I updated some data regarding our total number of leads, and the number of leads we have received from Wedding Pioneer, so I thought I would share. February 19, 2018  we added WP as an option to our "How did you hear about us?" section of our lead form. Since then (less than 5 months) we have booked 6 WP weddings and 22% of our leads have originated from WP." - Jenn 

 

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