Photographer & Vendor Information/FAQs
What is your current pricing? - We offer a $200+ discount if the year is paid upfront. Our pricing is $750 paid upfront giving photographers 12 months of website coverage. We offer quarterly payments as well at $240 every 3 months.
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) just finished its first 12 months 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 5 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 Instagram, Google, and sporadically, Facebook. We are very strategic regarding the times we "ramp up" promotions 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, in fact, our main source of featured photographers are ones that we have searched for and reach out to. 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 photogs/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 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, and on and on.
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 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.
How much website traffic do you receive? - On average, we receive over 250+ page visits daily. These numbers continue to increase with time.
What your payment covers;
Featured space on one of our regional webpages (see out St. Louis region for an example)
Additional benefits included with your membership;
Regional Instagram features (usually once per month, but not guaranteed) and highlighted stories with a link to your website
Photography Resource Center - we have a resource center that will have continual updates on market information, pricing strategies, SEO classes, how-to videos, and eventually contract help and editing tips.
Your own landing page! See our St. Louis regional landing pages :)
Inquiry sharing with other photographers who have a similar style as you
Attracting the ideal care-free couple (you know, the ones that you aren’t the “hired help”)
Having community with other artists who share your style/vision