Submission Guide

SUBMISSION FAQs

  • How do I submit my work to Once Wed?

    We wouldn't be here without the talented array of creatives across the world who graciously submit their work to us, and we're always looking out for new talent and beautiful editorials to feature. So, how do you get featured on Once Wed?

  • So, how do you get featured on Once Wed?

    First, send a sample of 30-40 images to emily (at) oncewed (dot) com for us to review via DropBox or another cloud-based sharing tool like Pixieset or Pass Gallery. If we think your editorial shoot, engagement session, or wedding would fit with our aesthetic and resonate with our audience, we'll contact you for a full gallery of images. We will request web size resolution images at 1000 width. If we choose to feature your work, we'll let you know a tentative date, and we'll reach out for vendor credits and a little more information about the wedding or editorial to share with our audience!

  • I'd love to have my work featured on Once Wed! What are you looking for?

    At Once Wed, our biggest focus is on simple, classic, elegant, understated, and original weddings. We love celebrations that are surprising and unique and are a true reflection of the couple getting married. We often look for unique details, like an amazing venue, or one of a kind dress. Those submissions speak to our readers, which is why we're drawn to them. We also love when couples have amazing chemistry. Sometimes a wedding only needs one or two amazing details to make it unique and stunning. No fancy photography tricks, or elaborate decor- we want a beautiful story. We look for details. We love simple submissions that highlight small details- so pull from nature or highlight an amazing detail from the wedding. These small details help us create a cohesive story that resonates with our audience.

  • Do you only accept film photography submissions?

    No! Although we love the allure and soft nature of a film photograph, we can just as easily love a moody or crisp digital image. It's all about lighting and details!

  • How quickly do you make decisions on submissions?

    We know you're eager to have your work featured and understand you probably want to submit to one blog or publication at a time, so we try to respond to your submission within 2 weeks. Sometimes it may take us a little while longer, but we'll try our best to get back to you as quickly as possible!

  • What do I do if my submission is rejected?

    Please don't be discouraged. A lot has to come together for Emily to accept a submission: event styling, the couple, the gown, the venue, etc. - then the photography has to capture all these things in the way that she likes having them presented. It's a lot to put together and there are a lot of variables that come into play, but that doesn't mean your work isn't beautiful! We know that you put your heart and soul into your work, and Emily loves receiving submissions, so please feel free to submit again!

Thanks again for considering us, and good luck with your submissions!