How Getting Published Helped Us Relocate Our Business With Ease by Meredith Ryncarz

March 12, 2018
Photo: Courtesy of Meredith Ryncarz Owning a business was the furthest thing from my mind in college.  I knew I wanted to teach people about art and use photography as a visual story teller.  When our son was born, I made the transition out of formal teaching and dove head first into photography. [...]

How to Strategize Submissions to Achieve Publishing Success

March 07, 2018
Photo: Unsplash Just like arranging a bouquet, photographing an anniversary shoot, or planning a wedding, getting published is all about strategy. Each precious moment is calculated for optimal results and no tiny detail goes overlooked. Why should submitting albums for publication be any[...]

Stationery: The Secret Behind the Successful Styled Shoots by Kristen Becker

February 12, 2018
Styled shoots in the wedding industry are a great creative outlet for vendors looking to try new design concepts, show new products, and simply work with a new group of vendor friends. As a stationery designer, I secretly love a well-designed styled shoot and I’ve been known to reach out to vendors[...]

You've Got Mail: Intro to TBL's Messaging Platform

January 30, 2018
 Image: Unsplash The Messaging Platform is Here You know how it goes: your submission was accepted, but maybe you have a question about the feature. Or maybe you want to see if there's an updated publication date coming your way. Well, chatting with an editor just got way easier! Two Bright Lights[...]

Photographer Spotlight: Christa Rene's Steps to Getting Published Through Two Bright Lights

January 24, 2018
Having my own photography business wasn’t a lifelong dream I’d always had! I wanted to be an entrepreneur or teacher, but changed my major to business from education months before starting college in the fall of 2012. Later that year, I made the splurge and bought my first DSLR camera. I began[...]

5 Ways to Make Your Workday Even More Productive

January 03, 2018
Image: Unsplash You’re a hustling photographer, a forever-busy event professional, or a super booked publisher. Ever wonder why there aren’t enough hours in the day to check everything off your to-do list? Believe us, we’re right there with you. While we can’t add more hours to the day, we are here[...]

Important Subscription Updates

January 02, 2018
2017 was a year worth celebrating at Two Bright Lights! We made major investments in our platform, brought on more than 60 new editors, and welcomed many new submitters to the TBL family. In this year alone we introduced the Publication Matching Tool, faster vendor tagging, a new and improved[...]

Editor Spotlight: Julie Novack of PartySlate

December 21, 2017
Have you ever wondered about the intricate decorative details of a star-studded NYC gala? Or dreamt about what the ceremony space at a lavish private estate wedding may look like? It’s okay to be curious, we definitely are too! PartySlate is the answer to all of your luxurious dreams. Imagine a[...]

SEO for Niche Audiences: Webinar Recap

December 15, 2017
Kaboom Pics Search engine optimization doesn’t just pertain to Google anymore—everywhere online that is searchable is a search engine! That means any social network, from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, to even Etsy, can be optimized for search. So how can you harness SEO to tap into your[...]

5 Ways to Promote Growth for Your Wedding Photography Business

December 14, 2017
In your photography business, there are several areas to improve and optimize to stay relevant and to help reach your goals. With so many options for what to work on, how can you know which will help you grow? We connected with ShootDotEdit, a leader in post production for professional[...]
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