Submissions I look for: a primer

The other day I took part in a Smugmug session for photographers in Williamsburg with the insanely talented Rebecca Crumley (The Knot), Jackie Weppner (Merci New York) and Shira Savada (MSW) to discuss getting published in blogs and mags and all that good stuff.  After 4 years (almost!) of blogging, I think I’ve finally gotten to where I know what I want to see and post, so I thought I’d share it with you too.

True story: When I first came up with the name Brooklyn Bride, I never in a million years thought that anyone other than my immediate family would be reading it, and at the time, I myself was a Brooklyn bride, so it just fit.  In hindsight, it probably wasn’t the best name since to this day, people think that I only post about Brooklyn weddings, which isn’t the case at all.  I feel like its really a Brooklyn “state of mind” that I’m looking for, and that can be had anywhere!  You dont necessarily care about trends, you’re artsy and take your inspiration from the design world, you’ve got an edge and your wedding shows it!

What I’m really looking for are modern weddings….simple, architecturally inspired, bright colors, lots of white, unique details, that sort of thing.  I am NOT looking for vintage or Anthropologie-inspired weddings!  Those weddings are totally beautiful and special in their own right, but there are so many other blogs that fit that aesthetic, and I’d rather stick with the modern ones, which means I have to turn away the bulk of weddings I receive because they are just not the right fit.  Sad but true…but this is the year where I’m going to really buckle down and stay committed to my modern roots.

So to sum it up:

1. No, the wedding or e-shoot does NOT have to be shot in Brooklyn.

2. Yes, I LOVE modern weddings and want to see more of them!  If you’re unsure what that looks like, refer to this wedding, its one of my absolute favorites and what I’m constantly searching for.

3. If you can describe the wedding as “vintage” or “anthropologie-inspired”, chances are, its not going to be a fit.

If you’ve got a wedding or eshoot you think fits, check out my submission requirements and send away!

[styling by bash, please, shot by Featherlove for Oncewed]

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8 Comments to “Submissions I look for: a primer”

  1. jacin {lovely little details} Says:

    i started my blog as a journal to the altar and then changed it over to lovely little details so i feel you on starting the blog not thinking anyone other than family would read it! :)

  2. Weddzilla.com Says:

    “I feel like its really a Brooklyn “state of mind” that I’m looking for, and that can be had anywhere! You dont necessarily care about trends, you’re artsy and take your inspiration from the design world, you’ve got an edge and your wedding shows it!”

    ^Great state of mind! We’re excited to see what submissions you get, and we’ll be sure to send brides your way if we find a “Brooklyn state of mind” wedding!

  3. CN Says:

    I love the idea of a Brooklyn state of mind. I used to live there (a whole seven years ago!) and I’d like to think that my wedding will embrace that aesthetic even though I’ve lost some of my edge in California.

  4. Roxy Says:

    Hooray for modern weddings! I love the ‘Brooklyn state of mind.’ We’re from Seattle, but our engagement shoot and wedding are going to have more of an urban theme. It’s nice to feel at home here!

  5. alexia Says:

    I love that you’re sticking to your guns. It’s very trendy to do a vintage, Anthropologie-style wedding (which I do like), and I love that you’re staying true to what you love. I wish more people did that. Good job.

  6. Feuza Says:

    Brooklyn state of mind, LOVE THAT and that is so me lately, thanks so much for this post, I missed the smugmug meeting and was so curious about exactly what you guys do you look for, I love that you totally state what you Dont look for, appreciate it and hopefully will be featured one day

  7. Denise Says:

    Right on!

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