The Gathering Place : 15 Instagram Hashtags for Wedding Photographers

Are you a wedding photographer looking for new clients? Well then, it’s time to get your hashtag on! We have broken down 15 Social Media Hashtags for Wedding Photographers to use when posting to attract more clients.

Hashawhhaaa?

Hashtags on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter can help boost your networking opportunities along. It will also help your ideal bride to find you!  And along those same lines, using hashtags can instantly connect you with vendors and publications as well.  Applying smart hashtags to your posts is one of the fastest ways to grow your business.

No Research Needed

Bonus, it requires very little time. Presently, it requires even less since we have done the work for you!

Our Community Development Team spends a lot for time online connecting with wedding photographers, such as yourselves. Over the years, we have come to see patterns and movement within certain groups of hashtags. Below you will find a complete list of hashtags for wedding photographers to use on your social media platforms. Moreover, please note hashtags work particularly well when concentrating on Instagram. So, no worries. We’ve got your back. Our team has done the research, so you don’t have to!

Quick Tip

This may seem like old news to some of you, so if you have been using hashtags religiously to boost your Instagram game, then skip past this tip. But for our beloved newbie entrepreneurs, we have a simple tip on how to post hashtags quickly and painlessly.

Open up the ‘Notes App’ in your phone. Starting a new page, you want to add all of your hashtags. You are allowed to use up to 30 hashtags per caption. That doesn’t mean you have to use that many, and it also doesn’t mean you have to use hashtags for every single one of your posts either. So, put all the hashtags that you use the most frequently in your notes, and then you can copy and paste them into your caption. Or better yet, to not make your caption look too cluttered, post your hashtags in the first comment under your caption.

Big Fish in a small Wedding Photographer Pond or Vice Versa

When applying hashtags to your images, Instagram will show you how many times each tag gets used.  Making use of an oft used hashtag will likely increase searches for that particular hashtag. Be that as it may, many will argue that a less used hashtag will allow you to stand out. The question to ask yourself is if you want to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond. Might we suggest to splash around a bit in both ponds?

Location, Location, Location

No matter which side you choose on the pond discussion, it is imperative that you  do focus on your location. For example, if you want to attract people getting married in Dallas, TX, you could use some of the following hashtags: #dallaswedding, #dallasweddingphotographer, #dallasbride, #texasbride… In the same way, you can search locations and other hashtags that are popular in the area you have chosen to focus your business in. Kenny Kim, a renowned destination photographer, once shared that he took a picture of a beautiful church he saw, so he took a picture of the church, used location specific hashtags, and a bride contacted him because that was the church she had chosen to get married in and looked for hashtags related to it. That is how powerful these hashtags can be if you use them properly!

Top 15 Wedding Photography Hashtags

  1. Wedding photography related hashtags: #weddingphotography #weddingphotographer #weddingphotos #weddingphoto
  2. Your couple’s hashtag : Your couple’s custom hashtag means reaching directly to the bridesmaids, groomsmen and attendees of the wedding you’re posting.  This can often serve as an excellent way to attract future brides similar to your current bride.  More often than not, a bride’s friends turns into future brides for the photographer who really works their stuff during – and after, the wedding!
  3. Wedding day related hashtags : #weddingday #wedding #realwedding #weddingdetails #weddingflorals #thedailywedding
  4. Style hashtags : These hashtags can help you attract your ideal client by reaching the style of wedding they’re searching for.  #vintagewedding #elegantwedding #luxewedding #rusticwedding #bohowedding
  5. Bride and groom hashtags : #couplesportraits #weddingcouple #bride #groom #brideandgroom
  6. Wedding party hashtags: #bridalparty #bridesmaids #groomsmen #girltribe #tribe
  7. Vendor hashtags : using hashtags from vendors can help you connect with them and often, they’ll share your work too!
  8. Designer hashtags: ring designers, dress, shoes (bride AND groom), tuxedo or suits designers, tag them all.
  9. Publications : Publications like #theknot  #weddingwire #junebugweddings often connect with photographers through their hashtags! Tag ones you love and that match your style.
  10. Wedding details : These are great for attracting brides, as they’re often searching these hashtags.  #weddingcake #weddingdress #weddingshoes
  11. Wedding inspirations : #weddingideas #weddinginspo #receptionideas
  12. Descriptive hashtags: #beautiful #love #stunning #gorgeous
  13. Location hashtags: Don’t forget to tag your locations! Wedding venues and your city, state and other surrounding locations should be included!
  14. Branding hashtags: Have hashtags for your brand? Use them! Especially your business name!
  15. Photography related hashtags: #photograph #blackandwhite #film #fineartweddings #photo #portraits

At the end of the day, your hashtags will be as unique as your brand. Create your own set of hashtags specifically for your wedding photography business. When you get really hashtag-savvy, come back and we will dive deeper into hash-groups, hash-recall, and maybe we will do it over hash browns! Until then, happy hashing!

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