A couple of years ago Chris Fawkes in Australia started Facebook Wedding Photographers. His goal was to create a resource site for wedding photographers. Here's the fun of social media - when it really becomes "social". I wrote to Chris a few times and started posting on Facebook Wedding Photographers, answering questions on marketing and simply getting involved.
Eight months ago Chris and I started working together to see what we could do to make Facebook Wedding Photographers a stronger resource. With a lot of help from a whole bunch of photographers the forum is now at 13,230 members from all over the world.
Just a few months ago we launched our first contest through ViewBug with the help of Venice Album, SmugMug and Photodex. We had some stunning entries and our judges, Justin and Mary Marantz, have made their selections along with the voters in the public forum with the People's Choice Award.
First Place: Matt Theilen
Runner Up: Alexander Gliederer
People's Choice: John Tsatalios
Thanks for your support and if you're an advanced wedding photographer (at least three years in business and a business page on Facebook and/or a business website) check out Advanced Wedding Photographers on Facebook, just launched a few days ago.