You’ve barely recovered from the intense summer months, and now you’ve got to think about holiday albums?! Time is flying by, but it’s so important to submit your holiday albums during the most wonderful time of year (you see what we did there?)
As the holiday season quickly approaches, it’s imperative to submit your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and all your other holiday albums ASAP. Here are 3 reasons why you should submit your holiday albums today:
1. The Holiday Season Goes by Quickly
Holiday weddings are a blast and a half, but pictures from a holiday are usually just published between November and December exclusively. While a Thanksgiving album may only be published in November, include pictures in your album to show that the couple’s Thanksgiving-themed wedding actually incorporated lots of fall pieces. By making the album more applicable to a season, your content will have a longer shelf life, and be able to serve as inspiration for seasonal – and not just holiday – weddings.
2. Your Couple Has a Special Connection to the Holiday
It’s been almost a year since you worked the wedding, and with so many weddings in between, you may have forgotten key components of what made the day so special. Reach out to the couple via email or even to grab a cup of coffee to celebrate their one year and gather personal tidbits from their wedding planning and the day-of. Ask the couple why they chose to incorporate the holiday into their special day. It’s those little details that editors love to publish!
3. Holidays are All About the Details
Because holiday events are oriented around decor that aim to make guests feel enveloped by a specific mood, show those details! We usually recommend a 70/30 split: 70% detail shots and 30% portrait shots. Feel free to fill up your submission with even up to 80% detail shots of the holiday.
Submitting early is like giving a gift to yourself when you get published around the holidays! Be sure to check out Two Bright Lights’ submission request page to see if any of your albums could match a publication’s holiday request.