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    Currently, I’m not accepting any new submissions since I recently had another baby and am taking some time to play catch up on the submissions I already have. Please do not submit anything until July, 2016. 

    Thanks so much for your interest in sharing your work and/or wedding day with the Oh Lovely Day readers! I am looking to share beautiful weddings full of personality: whether they are vintage, modern, glamorous, rustic or whimsical – I love them all! However, since I’ve featured hundreds of weddings, I do tend to pass on those too similar to others I’ve featured several times before, trends that are old, etc. It’s not that I don’t like your wedding, but the point of the feature is to inspire and if I’ve already posted it or it’s already been shown 100 times, that isn’t likely to happen.

    I also love beautiful shoots of moms, babies, and families, but the same guidelines above apply. Below are some of the common questions I get in the types of weddings we are looking to share here on Oh Lovely Day.

    What we love:
    • Couples with personalities that really shine through in the photos
    • Creativity
    • A love of the little details, unique ideas, stuff that hasn’t been done already.

    • Maternity, newborn, or family sessions that are unique, authentic, and lovely.
    • Home tours with great design and style and a unique use of space that is fun.

    Here’s what I require for submissions:

    How many images?
    If it’s a wedding or styled shoot please submit 60-150 photos including detail shots, portraits, ceremony and reception.
    For engagement + anniversary sessions, 30-60 images is plenty.
    *Note, If you are a bride/groom submitting your wedding, please make sure you have permission to share your photos from your photographer first and make sure they haven’t already submitted it elsewhere!

    What type of information should I send?
    Please send a list of your wedding vendors/artists with their website links, any special DIY projects for the day, and/or any other special things to note. (For weddings, I love to know your favorite moment of the day, music choices, any advice you have for brides planning now, and what make your wedding ‘you’).

    What size photos?
    Images should be 650 pixels across and without watermarks.  I also do not accept images with stylized finishes or that have been collaged together.

    Who do I send them to?
    Since Oh Lovely Day receives hundreds of submissions each month, Two Bright Lights is my preferred method of receiving and reviewing submissions. The ease of use allows me to review your work sooner than traditional email submissions and for you to include all of the photos and information I need in one place.  If you prefer to submit your work via email, send it to submissions [at] ohlovelyday.com and include “SUBMISSION and what type” in the subject line. Please send your photos via dropbox to chandra.ohlovelyday{at}gmail.com.

    I am looking to share exclusive features on Oh Lovely Day.
    I am always searching for new and unique content to share here on Oh Lovely Day, so please let me know in advance if you have submitted this to other blogs or if it has already been featured elsewhere. We are looking for features to share that are exclusive to Oh Lovely Day. As such, once your feature has been accepted for publication on here we do ask for a 90 day window of exclusivity from your publication date before you submit to another blog or magazine.

    When will I know if my submission is going to be featured?
    I truly appreciate you sharing your submission with me! If I think it is a good fit for Oh Lovely Day, I will contact you within 3 weeks of your submission date to let you know it has been selected to be featured. If you don’t hear anything from me within that time, please go ahead and submit your wedding/work elsewhere. Due to the large amount of submissions I receive on a daily basis, I’m unable to respond personally to each and every email – although I do try my best! Please know I review every submission which comes through my inbox and just because the submission you sent over this time wasn’t a right fit for my readers – it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love to feature a submission from you at some point in the future. Also, once I have accepted a submission there is typically a 2+ month waiting period until your feature runs. I always email you with a set date once I’ve scheduled your feature for publication so you won’t miss it, so don’t worry!

    And if your work has already been featured on Oh Lovely Day, feel free to grab a badge to link to your feature!

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