Our 28 “list post” blogging ideas will help you blog more and stress less. Impress old clients, get new clients, and earn great SEO results! (Featuring: MOVING MOUNTAINS STUDIOS)
A list post is exactly what it sounds like: a blog post built entirely as a list. In fact, this article itself is a list post!
Read on for a full month of blogging ideas for wedding photographers using the list post format…
28 “List Post” Blogging Ideas for Wedding Photographers
Use these blogging ideas to enhance your brand, build strong vendor relationships, and put big happy smiles on your clients’ faces!
#28: Mind-Blowing Venues
Share your favorite venues, along with gorgeous photos you’ve taken in those spaces. If you haven’t yet been lucky enough to work in a venue you admire, ask the venue if they’d mind if you dropped by for a few casual photos to include in your list post. You’ll expand your list and make a great new professional connection!
#27: Fabulous Florists
Highlight your best photos of florals in this fun florist feature. (You’re welcome for that delightful alliterative experience.) Don’t forget to showcase centerpieces, boutonnieres, aisle runners, and any other fun florals you can think of!
#26: Dreamy Detail Shots
Who doesn’t love detail shots of gorgeous shoes, sparkly rings, and other wedding accoutrement? Show off your top detail shots in this fun, easy list post!
#25: One-of-a-Kind Wedding Dresses
The great thing about a wedding dress feature is that every dress is one-of-a-kind once it’s been fitted to its unique wearer! Take this opportunity to feature all your brides from the past year and remind them how beautiful they are.
#24: Clever Cakes
Feature your favorite wedding cakes, cupcake towers, donut tiers, candy bars, and chocolate fountains. Maybe throw in a few “first bite” photos, too, for good measure!
#23: Dashing Grooms
Brides tend to steal the show when it comes to weddings, but grooms are every bit as great to feature! Hone in on little details that made each groom’s look unique, like cufflinks, bow ties, monograms, watches, hats, and other thoughtful touches.
#22: Awesome Engagement Session Spots
Feature your favorite engagement session spots and inspire future clients! If you don’t want to give away any top-secret details, rename the locations with your own code names. For example, instead of explicitly stating “the southwest corner of Hampden Park,” say “Urban Park with Koi Pond.” You’ll know exactly what they’re talking about when a new client asks for photos in that spot!
#21: Mouth-Watering Catering
Caterers LOVE good photos of their own food – and couples love to see those photos for inspiration! If you can include descriptions of the food in the photo, all the better. Just reach out to the caterers for the right language.
#20: Beautiful Bridesmaids
Include links to dress designers, jewelry retailers, and hair and makeup artists in this list post that’s all about bridesmaids! Combine gorgeous group photos with individual portraits for a truly engaging post.
PRO TIPS: How to Make a Great List Post
- A list post can be as long or as short as you want it to be! From “Top 10” to “Top 40” to “Best of the Year,” just keep your readers interested.
- Don’t forget the links! Be sure to include names, websites, locales, and other relevant details in each list post. This will help your SEO and inspire folks to share.
- It’s all about your photos! Your list should include lots and lots and lots of your amazing photographs. Remember: the ultimate goal is to make people remember you, love you, and want to hire you.
- Link back to relevant posts on your own blog. For example, if you feature Kara and Jake’s wedding venue, link back to their wedding blog post for folks who want to see more of their photos!
#19: Fashionable Moms
Mothers of your brides and grooms will love being featured in their carefully-selected wedding attire! Select only photos where Mom looks her best – and, if you can, find out where she got her outfit so you can link to the designer!
#18: Daring Dance Moves
Highlight your best dance floor photos in a list post focused solely on sleek moves.
#17: Must-Have Photos
It’s true: the best photographers shoot every wedding with a “must-have” list in mind. They know what it takes to tell a great story, and they do it over and over and over again, using a tried-and-true approach that always includes certain key moments. Build out your own “must-have” photo inventory with a list post your clients will love. (Just don’t get too specific. After all, you can’t guarantee a photo of great-grandma doing the jitterbug at every wedding!)
#16: Best of Wedding Guests
Unsuspecting wedding guests are the source of many a great wedding day photo! Showcase your favorite wedding guest moments in a list post of fun photos.
#15: Fun Favors
Wedding favors have become the standard, with everything from personalized M&Ms to full-on swag bags being doled out to guests. Spotlight your favorite favors, and include links to all the makers and sellers who made these fun gifts possible.
#14: Top Party Pics
From dance floor madness to touching toasts, your party pics will tell your clients all they need to know about the way you’ll approach their wedding reception!
#13: Hair and Makeup Magic
Finding great hair and makeup artists isn’t always easy. Ask your clients who they used, collect a quote about their wonderful experience, then use those quotes alongside photos to highlight your area’s top stylists!
#12: Cute Kiddos
Is there anything cuter than kids in wedding attire? We think not. Share your top photos of little ones in tiny tuxes and miniature gowns – and maybe even a few cake-smeared faces.
#11: Amazing Escapes / Great Getaways
Sparklers, bird seed, streamers, confetti: there’s seemingly no end to the fun exits wedding couples arrange! A list post of these great getaways is sure to inspire new clients and make the old ones grin.
#10: Getting Ready Rooms
If you’ve ever walked into a windowless getting ready room, you know how important that space is when it’s time to make gorgeous preparation pictures. Highlight your favorite getting ready spots, from sunny living rooms to well-lit hotel rooms to bright bridal suites.
#9: Incredible Invitations
You took the time to make all those carefully-constructed invitation images. Now it’s time to show them off in a list post that also shouts out to the invitation designers!
#8: Best of Honeymoons
We know: you probably don’t have photos of your clients on their honeymoon! That’s okay, though. Just ask your clients to share their favorite honeymoon memories, then pair their quotes with a gorgeous portrait of the couple on their wedding day. You’ll inspire upcoming honeymooners with fresh ideas, and show off your portrait skills at the same time!
#7: Wedding Day Doggos (and Kittehs!)
Fur-babies play a key role in many weddings – and they always make for adorable photos! Show off your favorite furry wedding guests, and include a few tips for how to wrangle the beasties should they decide to take a nibble of the wedding cake.
#6: First Kisses
Short pecks and lingering smooches alike get a nod in this list post of first kisses. Bonus points for a photo series that shows the before, during, and after of that first kiss!
#5: First Dances
Some couples rehearse for months just to deliver the perfect first dance. Honor their efforts with a list post of beautifully-photographed first dances.
#4: Hilarious Candid Moments
Some of the best wedding day photos don’t really have a category. They’re just flat-out funny. Brighten your blog readers’ days with a list post of the most hilarious moments caught on camera.
#3: Sweet Emotion
Tears and laughter and hugs and kisses: these are what make a wedding day so memorable! Create a list post of your favorite emotive moments, and help your clients relive the best parts of their own weddings!
#2: Best of Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring Weddings
Highlight your favorite photos from each season in a series of “best of” articles. Each list post can highlight photos from the season, along with relevant vendors and their links.
#1: Top Photographers
Get bold with a list post of your favorite photographers! Focus on locals, or branch out to the wild world of photographic artists. Trust us: if you create a blog post that says Jimmy Jo’s Fantastic Photos is a top photographer, Jimmy Jo is going to share it! Use this post when you have to refer a potential client to another photographer. It will doubly benefit you by showcasing your big heart – one that isn’t all bound up by jealousy and worry that someone else will steal your client.
Do you have any “list post” blogging ideas for wedding photographers?
Share your suggestions in the comments below!
Written by ANNE SIMONE | Featuring MOVING MOUNTAINS STUDIOS