The do's and do not's of posting your session photos on social media

This is a topic that I feel needs to be addressed. Not so much as it’s something I see people doing wrong, but more of people have no idea. It’s not something that typically is brought up until someone gets upset that someone did do something wrong. So I am here to help you understand which is a “do” and which is a “don’t” when it comes to social media and posting your session photos to them.

Do

  • Give your photographer a shoutout. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing you post your photos from your session all over social media! That means the WORLD to a photographer. So give them a little shoutout while you’re at it. Just tag them in the caption or even tag them in the photo. It also helps other people see who did these amazing photographs that you love so much.

  • Share them!!!! Don’t keep them to yourself! Share them everywhere. It tells us you like them. You love the photos. So what if there is a watermark on there? Post it.

  • Tell us how you feel about it when you post your photos. But let’s try to keep it positive.

  • Share them when writing reviews. This helps us so much!

Don’t

  • Crop or edit the photos. We put our heart and soul into making those photographs perfect for you, please don’t slap a filter on it or crop it. It’s really disheartening to the photographer and it says that you don’t like what they did for you.

  • Forget to tell anyone who did your photos. If people ask, let them know. I’ve seen where people won’t respond to comments of people asking who did them. It tells us that you don’t want other people to use us.

  • Do anything your contract with you and your photographer says not to do. Most photographers will have you sign a contract when doing photography services. In those contracts, there can be something about social media. If you break that contract by doing something specifically listed in there, you could be liable. That is a legal binding document and will stand up in court. I hope it would never go to that extreme, but just be courteous and read that part of your contract before posting anywhere.

Feel free to let me know if there is anything I didn’t address that you would like clarified. I will update this list for you as well. Comment below some things you want to know!!

6 Ways to Gift your Session Photos

The holidays are right around the corner and I cannot believe it! Have you got all of your gifts ready? If you haven't there is no fear. I can help you come up with great ideas to turn your session photos into gifts with these six items!

1. Print Wraps & Canvases - Take your session photos and create some large photo for your families walls. Nothing is better than receiving a wonderful wall art from your family members to help bring the home together. 

2. Cards - Holiday cards are some of the easiest ways to share your session photos. You can easily send them out and they don't cost very much. 

3. Framed Photos - These are just a little smaller than the print wraps or canvases, but still as creative and effective. 

4. Photo Album - This is always nice to send your family members because they get more than one photograph to send your loved ones. 

5. Personalized Apps - This one is super easy to share with family members because all it is is a link to add to their smart phone or tablet. 

6. Gifts (See Gift Collection Guide) - Check out my gift guide here to check out all what I have to offer. These gifts include: charm bracelets with the charms being the photographs, 12 month calendars, wooden magnets, photo blankets, & photo pillows.