The KJ Grooms Guide exists in order to make our grooms feel equally educated and celebrated throughout their wedding photography experience! We realized that a lot of grooms did not know what to expect during their experience with us and this can cause uneasiness and even tension on the wedding day! We decided to create this resource so that they can feel as prepared and excited as the bride!
We've always been proud of our KJ Bridal Guide content that has served thousands of photographers well over the last 5 years. However, this new version of the KJ Bridal Guide truly feels like icing on the cake! We've gathered requests and ideas for the past two years and have expanded the guide to thoroughly cover these topics and better educate your clients!
YAY! You've purchased your Bridal Guide Template and you're ready to get started making it your own! You can download the file from the confirmation page or your download email. Once it's finished downloading simply double click on the "main template" Indesign file!
Once your template is open in Indesign, you need to swap out my images for your own! Feel free to use images similar to mine, for example if I have a close detail shot, try using a similar one! If you are new to Indesign, I promise it's easy to learn! To replace an image: select it -> File -> Place -> choose new image -> select "fit content to frame".
Included with this template is ALL OF MY TEXT!! And guess what!? You can use as much or as little of it as you'd like! You may prefer to just do a few minor tweaks like name changes, info specific to what you offer, etc or perhaps you'd like to just use my text as a framework to write your own so that it sounds exactly like YOU! Either option is perfect, whichever you prefer!
Once you are done making changes to your Bridal Guide, it's time to export it!! The exporting process is included in your "Instructions" PDF that comes with your template. First you'll need to change the document to "CMYK" under "edit". And then you're ready to go File -> Export -> Adobe Print -> select pages. And Wa-LA your guide is exported and ready to be printed or published online!
Now that your Bridal Guide is successfully exported, you are ready to either order printed copies or upload the final file to share with clients electronically once they book with you! We highly recommend printing, it looks SO legit to send an actual physical magazine to your couples! We print using Magcloud and LOVE it! An option for online sharing would be Publitas.
Once you have your printed Bridal Guide in hand you are ready to WOW your clients as they book with you! Once a client is officially official package up the Bridal Guide, maybe tie a bow around it and include a hand written note! Your couple is sure to be impressed and inspired as they plan their big day with photography in mind!