Photographer Membership FAQs
What is your current pricing?
- Our pricing is $750 paid upfront giving photographers 12 months of website coverage
- We offer quarterly payments as well at $250 (every 3 months)
- Annual upfront payments save $250 vs. quarterly payments over the 12 months of membership
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 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 Google Ads and Instagram. Sporadically, we run paid promotions through Facebook as well.
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.
Is my annual (or quarterly) 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 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;
Promotion through Instagram, Google Ads, and Facebook.
Photography Resource Center - we have a resource center that will have continual updates on market information, pricing strategies, SEO classes, how-to videos, and much more!
Inquiry sharing with other photographers who have a similar style as you
Attracting the ideal care-free couple (you know, the ones that don’t consider you the “hired help”)
Having community with other artists who share your style/vision