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PhotogRefers.com

04.01.2014
On this day in 2007, I launched this blog and I've shared pretty much every shoot I've done since then right here.

Over 900 posts and a million visits later, I still love shooting and sharing my work right here on my blog. I am so thankful to my clients who invite me to be a part of their wedding day and I am blessed to be able to do something I love for a living.

Today, I am pleased to announce the new referral network I started called PhotogRefers.com.

My team and I actually started working on it over 2 years ago when we were trying to figure out a better way to facilitate referrals within the industry. We set out with a few simple goals:

#1- We wanted to make it easy for photographers to connect with their peers and share overflow weddings within their referral group. We had a system like that built into [ b ] School, but we realized not everyone wanted to pay $20 a month to belong, so we decided to make that part of it FREE for all photographers.

#2- We also wanted to help photographers find second shooters and/or to find second shooting opportunities. I'm always looking for second shooters to assist my on my assignments and I also believe the best way to learn is to get out there and practice! So of course I feel second shooting & assisting others is way more beneficial than anything you can learn at a workshop on via some online videos. We build a system where ALL photographers can participate in our Second Shooters Connection... also for FREE.

#3- Finally... we thought there had to be a better way to host a bridal directory. There are a million of them out there and they all seem to be the same. Pay a bunch of money every month to be listed, and pay a bunch more to get listed towards the top. I don't know about you... but whenever I signed up for one of those sites, I uploaded a few images, wrote my bio, then hoped and prayed a client would find me. They usually didn't. Most of my weddings come from referrals.

PhotogRefers.com is designed to be continually updated with your latest and greatest work and we reward those who use the site often. Everyone pays the same rate, and if you upload your best work, then share it on your other social sites, you're work and profile will float towards the top and make it easier for you to be found when a prospective client is searching for their perfect photographer.

Also, from a client's standpoint, we wanted to make our site easily useful right from the home page. They don't have to log in to use PhotogRefers and the work is prominently displayed first and foremost. And it's not just for weddings. We've got a ton or portraits and boudoir photographers, as well as a few commercial/fashion photographers sharing some pretty amazing images.

If you are looking to hire a photographer, please check out PhotogRefers.com and just take a look around. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, be sure to check out my personal profile!

If you are a photographer, there's absolutely no reason to to at least claim your free listing. I think you'll want to upgrade to a premium membership to take advantage of all that PhotogRefers has to offer, but just take a peek and decide for yourself. You can take a tour on our FB page or check out these tips on how to get the most out of your PhotogRefers.com membership.

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