We’re diving into 30 of the best San Francisco wedding venues here on the Zoe Larkin Photography blog. Oh Lord, there are just SO many amazing wedding venues! In a city known for being dynamic, fun and innovative, is it any wonder that the places to get married in San Francisco are so varied and […]
Hey friends! Phew, I’ve been blogging like crazy for a minute, and I thought it would be fun (and a good idea) to create one centralized resource page with all of my favorite FREE blog posts for couples who are planning their weddings. Organization, yay! I’ve been blogging about wedding planning and wedding photography for […]
Planning a small intimate wedding? Perhaps you’re wondering if you even need a wedding planner – after all, isn’t a professional wedding planner a bit of a luxury? And isn’t the whole point of having a small wedding to save money? Well, yes and no. And it depends. Of course, a small wedding doesn’t have […]
Weddings are expensive and everyone wants to save money wherever possible. I’ve seen a lot of wedding photographer opinion pieces in which they argue that you should definitely spend a lot of money on your wedding photographer if you want even halfway decent pictures. But let’s take a moment to pause and look at both […]
If you’ve landed here, it’s because you are wise enough to know that a little preparation can go a long, long way to ensuring your wedding day stays stress-free. Once the wedding day approaches, it’s time to start turning your attention to the little things you can do that will make a big difference. This […]
Are you wondering what actual steps you can take to look GOOD in your wedding photos? I mean natural, looking like you really feel – happy and in love and enjoying the best day of your life. Good as in not cheesy, not awkward, just totally happy, relaxed and IN LOVE. Well, friends, there is a […]
In this post I’m sharing the 10 best locations for your engagement photos in SF. The places on this list are San Francisco spots that are amazing for wedding or engagement photos. What makes spots for couples photos any different from general cool photo spots? Well, for one thing, they each have a wide variety of […]
We know how hard it is when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer! Where do you even begin? There are so many out there, and it’s difficult to figure out what really differentiates them. It can be a tough decision, especially when you consider the role the wedding photographer will take on your day. […]
The no-fluff guide to deciding: ‘should I get a second photographer at my wedding?’ The 2023 edit is that while I used to have a very cut-and-dried answer to this question (it was ‘yes’, unequivocally), nowadays things are a bit more nuanced. As I’ve grown in my ability to capture weddings and to get different […]
Shooting a wedding is a big undertaking and something that a professional wedding photographer doesn’t take lightly. Managing your expectations goes a long way to ensuring that there are no nasty surprises down the pike. This post was created in tandem with this other post. That post provides insight into the actual process from cards […]
Hey, awesome Bay Area togs! Let me introduce myself if we haven’t already met. I’m Zoe and you’ve landed on my little business’ website! I’m looking for associate wedding photographers based in the San Francisco Bay Area. An associate photographer is a professional photographer that shoots weddings instead of the business owner. Not to be […]
Are you curious about Tailwind’s latest feature, Tailwind Create? This nifty piece of software, available as a paid add-on of your Tailwind Plus plan, will actually make Pinterest pins for you – without you having to do the legwork of designing! I review the tool in this video below and take you through every step […]
Are you new to Pinterest marketing? Looking for easy, free ways of scheduling your Pinterest pins so your boards gain maximum visibility? Woah, woah. Let’s back up a second. If you’re a Pinterest marketing beginner, you may not know why on earth you would need to schedule your pins. After all, Pinterest is a place […]
In my capacity as a wedding photography business owner, I’m always on the lookout for ways to cut down on the amount of time I’m at my desk. I’ve written extensively on this blog about the photo editing process that wedding photographers typically do. I’ve written posts on whether wedding photographers retouch photos, how photographers […]
As a wedding photographer of color, I wanted to use my platform to explain a little about my work as a minority woman. I expanded the scope of this project to share a little more about my story, in the hopes that other BIPOC wedding photographers in the Bay Area may do the same. I’m […]
Are your Pinterest impressions, engagement and reach going down right now? Starting in October to November 2020, my Pinterest analytics began to show a significant decrease in all of the metrics – impressions, engagement and link clicks. In order to try to fix this issue, we need to try to understand exactly what’s going on […]
Wondering how to create a pin on Pinterest quickly, easily and for free? Creating beautiful pin graphics that convert is well within your grasp, even if you are brand new to Pinterest marketing. Creating your own Pinterest images doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple and effective by following my steps in this tutorial. […]
My goal in this blog post is to try to convince you to consider blogging for your wedding photography business as a viable marketing strategy that can skyrocket your sales. When you devise and stick to a consistent blogging strategy, and provide more value than simply uploading a few pictures of all your recent weddings, […]
Stumped as to how to write the BEST pin descriptions for your Pinterest profile in 2021? In this quick blog post I’ll give you 16 tips that will ensure well-optimized pins that get you CLICKS! Whether you’re a small business owner or a blogger, whether you’re experienced or a complete Pinterest beginner, I have 16 […]
Looking for creative client gift ideas this holiday season? Look no further than Greetabl! Client appreciation gifts are a simple, inexpensive way to show your clients you’re thinking of them and appreciate their business during the year. What I love about Greetabl is how customizable their gifts are, while still being affordable (generally within the […]
If you’re a small business owner and you’ve landed here, chances are you have already heard how effective Pinterest is for raising brand awareness and driving traffic to your website. You’re at the beginning of your Pinterest marketing journey, and want to learn how to use this tool the best and most efficient way. As […]
This article was originally written on October 19, 2016. It was a review of my experience using a popular photography contest site / game called Gurushots. 4 years ago, I decided to use the site and give it a go. I threw up a review and thought nothing of it. I’m including the original review here […]
Easily claim your WordPress website with Pinterest without using ANY code – like I just did! Guys, I just claimed my website on Pinterest, and so wanted to share the EASY way! For those of us who aren’t super techy-savvy I thought I’d create this quick how-to. When you follow these steps, there’s no need […]
I’m sharing with you 30 helpful, practical tips to help you with your local SEO journey as a photographer or other small business owner. And yes, this is all about doing your own SEO, believe me, it’s not impossible! Trying to find this kind of info online however can be overwhelming and rather daunting. Yeah, […]
Looking for ways to create shareable blog content as a small business owner that’s actually relevant to your local community? Shareable content does require a bit more thought and a focusing on exactly what makes something shareable before creating it. You’ll need to focus on the exact audience you’re targeting, the tone you use, the […]
Alt text is a means of describing an image using WORDS. That’s it! But hold up, there is a little more to learn here. Let’s get to the bottom of what alt text really is and what you need to know in order to optimize the alt text of the images in your blog posts […]
Today I’m getting personal about things I learned on my journey into learning about SEO specifically for my local service business as a wedding photographer. You see, when you’re a small local business owner, it’s easy to see content marketing and SEO as ‘just another one of those things’. I’ll get to it one day, […]
If you’re here, chances are you’re setting up a self-hosted WordPress website for the first time or perhaps just need a quick refresher. The words ‘self-hosted’ are important here – it refers to having a website that is hosted on the provider of your choice and gives maximum flexibility, customization options and control. Not to be […]
If you’re starting out doing SEO for your small business, you’ll learn about the need for a good keyword research tool. What does a keyword research tool do? Do you need one for your local business? Keyword research tools give you information on what terms in your niche are being searched on Google. Some will […]
Have you ever noticed while browsing the web on your Android phone that some websites’ address bars change to match with their brand colors? It’s easier to see visually than try to explain, so here’s a visual of what I’m referring to: Have you been wondering how to do this on your own website? I’ll […]
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