Submit your photography

At this time, we only accept vendor submissions from members of our curated vendor community.

If you’d like to join our community with a listing in the Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide, you can get started right over here. We’d love to get you in here with us! Our vendor guide listings get an amazing ROI for our members.

If you’re a member of our vendor community and you’d like to submit a wedding, please read this page carefully…

Vendor submission guidelines

  • Diversity is our highest editorial priority.
    Since most of our reader submissions are young white straight couples, and the wedding industry is challenged by reflecting diversity, we strongly favor vendor submissions featuring diversity in ethnicity, culture, LGBTQ, the gender spectrum, older couples, people with disabilities, diversity in body size, etc.). We recognize that prioritizing diversity can be a sensitive subject, and we need your help to make sure we’re representing people from ALL walks of life on Offbeat Bride.
  • Confirm your clients are ok with you submitting their wedding.
    Although you may have rights to submit your work where you like, we do ask that the clients are aware of being featured once you’re accepted. It’s super awkward when we get emails from privacy-minded couples asking us to take their vendor-submitted wedding down. We always comply.
  • Photo requirements:
    • Minimal watermarking. We’re obsessive with attribution. We credit and link photographers at the top and bottom of our posts
    • 1080 pixels wide. No need for print resolution here! A web-friendly size is good.
  • By submitting a post, you’re agreeing to our Terms of Use including our policies regarding copyright and user content. We do not feature work submitted to other wedding publications and request three months of exclusivity after it is published. You are free to showcase your work on your own blog and social media, however.
  • If we are not able to feature your submission, we’ll get back to you within two weeks so that you can submit it elsewhere.
  • Our publication queue is often a few months long, so it’s not likely we’ll be able to publish an accepted shoot earlier than that timeline, though exceptions are made.
  • Read some tips for getting your submission accepted to wedding blogs.

Ready? Let’s do this!

Vendor submission

  • PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we're only accepting submissions from vendors in our Offbeat Bride Vendor Guide.
  • Remember, we're only accepting vendor submissions from folks in our guide. Link to your vendor listing here (and thanks for being part of our vendor community!)
  • This will never be shared with anyone.
  • Your business's webpage.
  • What's offbeat about this wedding? Remember to let us know if folks are BIPOC, LGBTQ, neurodivergent, older, or otherwise less visible in the mainstream wedding media.
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  • Tell us more about the wedding you're submitting for consideration. Tell us about special meanings, cool decor, anything you think we should really pay attention to. Remember: we're about celebrating OFFBEAT weddings, so tell us all about the unusual details!
  • Include any details or commentary from the couple, if available.
  • Give us a link to a Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. of around 50 unwatermarked photos of the wedding you're submitting. Size should be no more than 1080pixels wide.
  • If the couple would like this included
  • Help us give other vendors at this wedding due credit. Common inclusions are Venue, Coordinator, Flowers, Cake, Dress, etc. Please provide as many names and websites as possible. If you submit without links, we can't guarantee they will be included.
    Please use this format:
    Venue: Venue Name http://venuelink.com @venueinsta
    Please also include an Instagram handle, if available, so we can credit them there as well!
  • In plain English: this means you own the rights to these images, and you're ok with us publishing them on our blog. We reserve the right to publish them multiple times (for instance once in a post about the wedding, and later in a round-up about wedding dresses). Images are only ever used editorially, and you can request removal at any time. We request that the wedding has not been published anywhere other than your own blog/social media and that no other blog publishes it for three months after publication.

Header photo by Zoe Larkin Photography