We accept photos that are taken by Maine-based wedding photographers only. We print twice a year and have two submission deadlines, though we will accept submissions all year long. Our next deadline is for the January 2020
issue. Please submit your images to us no later than September 13, 2019
All submissions MUST be organized into ONE folder per wedding or category.
Please name your folders in this way: “Your Name-Location of wedding or category,” (for example, “MyStudioPhotography-Portland” or “MyStudioPhotography-Florals.”)
All submissions MUST be accompanied by a completed submission form which can be downloaded HERE
. If submitting more than one wedding or shoot, create separate folders and include separate completed submission forms in each. Submissions sent without a submission form included will not be considered.
Low or high resolution images are fine to submit, but if chosen for publication, we will need your highest resolution images.
To submit, please upload your images and submission form(s) HERE
If you would like to submit your materials via snail mail, please use the following address:
Editor, Real Maine Weddings
3 Libby Drive
Biddeford, Maine 04005
We send out a call for submissions a few times a year. If you would like to receive these emails, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
and we’ll add you to our list!
Before submitting, we suggest you take a look at our magazine to see what we publish. You can view the most recent digital flipbook. We are looking for images for the following categories:
We feature four real Maine weddings in each of our issues. The weddings you submit should be current, not having taken place more than a year ago. We like to publish weddings from all over the state, from Fort Kent to Eliot and everywhere in between. Since our state is so big, we try very hard to not publish weddings at the same venue in back-to-back issues.
We have recently published weddings that have been held in Fryeburg, Kennebunkport, New Gloucester, and Rangeley. We will not be accepting submissions from these regions for our January 2020 issue, but will consider submissions from these regions for our blog.
We know that couples come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors. What people love about our magazine is that it portrays real couples tying the knot in Maine! We love variety! Please be sure to send photos from the entire day—from the preparation to the last dance—and include all of the wonderful details in between.
What do we take into consideration when choosing our features? Location, for one. We do not publish two weddings that take place in the same town in the same issue. The quality of the photos is also a major deciding factor. We also love publishing interesting stories, so if there is something about your couple that is noteworthy, let us know!
We feature four inspiration shoots in each of our issues. We leave the theme up to you and your team! You may submit a wedding that you have already photographed or create an inspiration shoot from scratch. Please note that the vendors you partner with must be Maine-based wedding vendors. We love local talent! We also offer special advertising opportunities for the event designer and photographer who take part in a special inspiration shoot. Visit our website
to see what we've published in the past.
Our Destination Pages give our readers a peek into the many communities that make Maine special. We look for wedding images that portray each of the following areas: Greater Bangor, Bar Harbor, Bath, Belfast, Bethel, Boothbay Harbor, Freeport, Kennebec Valley, The Kennebunks, Lewiston/Auburn, Midcoast, Ogunquit, Greater Portland, Rangeley, and York.
Maine Floral Guide
In this section we share photos of gorgeous floral designs including bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. The florist credited must be the one that designed and produced the featured florals.
We publish a collection of the most beautiful, whimsical, stunning, fun, sophisticated, and jaw-dropping cakes that were created by Maine bakers.
Maine Wedding Trends
We like to showcase trends that are happening across the Pine Tree State, so send us photos of what you’ve been seeing at Maine weddings.