Photographer & Vendor Information/FAQs

  • What is your current pricing? - Our current pricing is $375 paid upfront giving you 12 months of coverage. 
  • What marketing techniques do you use?  - we run continual paid promotions through Instagram, Google, and Facebook. We are very strategic regarding the times we promote based on engagement statistics.  
  • 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. We limit our regional offering to 12 photographers and 12 vendors as 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 vendors! 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 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, and on and on.      
  • Can you tell me who else is in the group of 12 photographers? - that will be revealed soon enough.  Rest assured, if you've been invited to be one of the 12, the group will have a similar nontraditional photography style to you.  Some have been in the business for many years, while others may have only been in business for less than a year!
  • Is my annual payment [or quarterly (*coming 2019)] all I have to pay? - Yes!  We don't ask for more money or make a profit off any of your bookings through Wedding Pioneer.  We are strictly a marketing website for photographers and vendors.  
  • How long of a commitment do I have to make? - your annual payment covers you for 12 months.  There are no refunds should you choose to pull out of Wedding Pioneer.  If you no longer wish to be a featured photographer before the 12 month period expires, please inform us per our contract.  Starting in 2019, we'll start accepting quarterly payments with the option to back out at any time - no long term commitments.  
  • How much website traffic do you receive? - On average, we receive over 250+ page visits daily.  These numbers continue to increase with time.     
  • Does Wedding Pioneer make a percentage off every wedding I book? - NO!  Your annual (or monthly) payment is all you pay.  The money you make from Wedding Pioneer bookings is all yours!
  • How many inquiries and bookings are your photographers seeing related to Wedding Pioneer?  - We are continually gathering data here.  As of now, our featured photographers are averaging 5 inquiries and 1 wedding booking every 1 - 2 months!  Some of our photographers are booking weddings at a rate greater than 1 per month!  Some photographers are booking at a rate less than the average. 

What your payment covers;

  1. featured space on one of our regional webpages (see weddingpioneer.com/stl  for an example)

Additional Benefits;

  1. instagram features (usually once per month, but no guarantee here)
  2. inquiry sharing with other photogs who have a similar style as you
  3. attracting your ideal couple (i.e. not getting mostly church weddings & traditional couples)
  4. having community with other artists who share your style/vision
  5. increased inquiries

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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**Coming Soon In 2019**

  1. Featured Photographer Landing Page (see example below for "The Rowlands") - In year 2, we are rolling out a landing page for all of our photographers and vendors.  In today's need of "everything fast" we are able to have inquiries sent directly from your Wedding Pioneer personalized landing page to your email address.  This gives the couple two options; (1) to be directed to your website, or (2) inquire directly from your landing page on the Wedding Pioneer website.  We'll send out a template for you to populate - 6 photos and 2 detailed paragraphs.
  2. Instagram Story Highlights - Once our regional Instagram page hits 10,000 followers, we are able to park your story highlight on our Instagram page(s) with links directly to your website and/or contact form.  We'll have a different monthly pricing structure for those that wish to hold one of the top 3 spots.  
  3. Photography Resource Center - this is one of the coolest things we are excited to announce.  We are working through all the details to provide our photographers a resource center full of helpful information such as market info, pricing, SEO help, contracts, and presets.  The best part - this will all be a free resource to all of our photographers!  This resource center will be rolled out in different stages in 2019.  We can't wait to share ALL the details of this with you!          

The Rowlands

wearetherowlands.com

hello@wearetherowlands.com

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About the photographer

We are a husband and wife photography and filmmaking team based in St. Louis, MO but we're available for travel to any lovely spot on the globe. This isn't just a job for us, however. This is what we LOVE!!! This is what we think about, dream about, and ok, obsess about most days. We love shooting outdoors surrounded by nature and beautiful landscapes. It's where we feel most at home and most inspired. The couples we work best with are adventurous, laid-back, and aren't afraid to throw tradition out the window.

Our photographic style is kind of a mix of candid and directed imagery. We love capturing the connection between people. It's all those little moments and looks that pass between you that you may not even be aware of that truly tell your story. But we also love creating stunning and emotional portraits that you'll want to stare at every single day.  

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