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Submission Guidelines for Photographers

Posted: Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

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Submission Guidelines For Photographers

To ensure you receive credit for your photographs, please include your studio’s name in the file names on your disc. Please note that any or all photographs submitted to CB may be used in future issues of the magazine or on our website. There is no guarantee that your photos will run. Photos are selected and cropped at the discretion of the editorial staff.

Mail or drop off submissions to:

Cristina Wilson, Editor
Carolina Bride Magazine
600 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Rules of Engagement

This section features the story and portraits of one couple. Brides wishing to submit their engagement story will deliver their completed submission form to you, rather than mailing it directly to Carolina Bride. Whether you are nominating a bride, or she expresses interest herself, the form must first be returned to you, who will send both the submission form and a disc of high-resolution photos to our offices in one package. On the disc, please include no more than 30 high-res photographs in CMYK format. Some engagements that we don’t have room for in the magazine may run online.

Wedding Story

We typically feature eight to twelve wedding stories per issue. Brides wishing to submit their wedding story will deliver their completed submission form to you, rather than mailing it directly to Carolina Bride. Whether you are nominating a bride, or she expresses interest herself, the form must first be returned to you, who will send both the submission form and a disc OR thumb drive of high-resolution photos to our offices in one package. On the disc or thumb drive, please include 80 to 120 high-res photographs in CMYK format that showcase all aspects of the wedding including décor, food, the wedding party, etc. All submissions will be considered for feature inclusion. Stories that are featured in the magazine will also run online and many are featured on our sister site, charlotteobserver.com. Some stories that we don’t have room for in the magazine will exclusively run online.

A Picture Is Worth & Sealed With a Kiss

The submissions that are not chosen as a Wedding Story may appear in A Picture Is Worth or as our closing page, Sealed With a Kiss. A Picture Is Worth showcases photographs with a more artistic edge. It is for this reason that we request a wide-range of styles in your submissions. This section typically features three to six full page photos. All wedding submissions are considered for this section. (If you would like to submit a single photo for A Picture is Worth, please include the bride’s name [with maiden], groom’s name, wedding date and location with your photo.) Styled shoots are also acceptable submissions for A Picture Is Worth. If submitting a styled shoot, please include a list of all vendors involved.

Wedding Album

The submissions that are not chosen as a Wedding Story or A Picture Is Worth may appear in the Wedding Album. The Wedding Album features a small formal shot of the bride and groom. If you submit a Wedding Story but you were chosen for the Wedding Album, a full slideshow of your wedding may run on carolinabride.com. (If you would like to submit a single photo for the Wedding Album, please include the bride’s name [with maiden], groom’s name, wedding date and location with your photo.)

Stock Photos

We select new stock photos for each issue and welcome your images of cakes, flowers, venues, jewelry, gowns, etc...anything bridal! Please submit your high-resolution photographs in CMYK format on disc. To ensure proper credit, include your studio name in the file name.

2014 Submission Deadlines

January/March issue: November 1, 2014

April/June issue: February 1, 2014

July/September issue: May 1, 2014

October/December issue: August 1, 2014

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