What are we looking for?
At Belle & Chic we’re always thrilled to receive real weddings, couple sessions, styled shoots, or anything else that might be inspirational for stylish Mediterranean brides. Our geographical niche is Southern Europe, real weddings and engagements have to have taken place in the Mediterranean area in its broadest sense (Portugal included).
How to submit?
If you’re interested in submitting your work, please send 60-100 photos (it can be less for styled shoots or couple sessions) via Dropbox to [email protected] No zip files please!
The pictures need to be at least 600 px wide (yes, that means the vertical ones as well), and please no watermarked or collaged images. For styled shoots and couple sessions, please include vendor credits and descriptions in a text document in the Dropbox folder. For real weddings, I will get back to you with a Q&A, should your submission be accepted.
Please allow 2 weeks to receive a reply to your submission. Thank you!
We believe that carefully curated content is more important than exclusivity. Brides look for the convenience of having all relevant inspiration in one place, which is why we accept work that has been featured elsewhere.
However, please do let me know if and where the shoot has been featured before and don’t submit anything that’s still being reviewed by another blog or publication. THANK YOU!
In case of a “no”
Due to the volume of emails and submissions I get, I usually don’t have time to explain in detail why I rejected a particular submission. But if you ask me and are interested to learn, I will do my best to provide you with constructive feedback.
My experience with submissions, especially styled shoots, has led me to create an online course in which I lay out the basic rules for organizing and shooting a styled session or editorial, from the perspective of a blogger and someone who has styled numerous shoots herself. The course is available in Spanish only at the moment, for more information click here.