Thank you for your interest in submitting to Real Maine Weddings! We print twice a year and have two submission deadlines, though we will accept submissions all year long. Our next deadline for featured weddings and styled shoots is for the January 2023 issue. For consideration for this issue, please submit your images to us no later than September 15, 2023.

Please note that our submission guidelines have changed! To submit, please send up to 20 images representative of the wedding, styled shoot, or category that you would like us to consider to submissions@realmaineweddings.com. We want to see the couple, the details, and the fun!

Submissions should be low resolution images. If your submission is selected you will be asked to submit additional high resolution images for printing. 


All submissions MUST be organized into ONE email per wedding or category. If you have multiple weddings, styled shoots, or categories to submit, please send them in separate emails.
 
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 editor@realmaineweddings.com and we’ll add you to our list!
 
Before submitting, we suggest you take a look at our magazine to see what we publish. We are looking for images for the following categories:
 
Featured Weddings
We feature as many as 24 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 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 We do not publish two weddings that take place in the same venue in the same issue.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!

Inspiration Shoots
We feature up to 8 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.  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.
 
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. If you are a florist submitting your own work, please be sure you have written permission from the photographer and that high-resolution images are available.
 
Maine Cakes
We publish a collection of the most beautiful, whimsical, stunning, fun, sophisticated, and jaw-dropping cakes that were created by Maine bakers and cake artists. If you are a baker submitting your own work, please be sure you have written permission from the photographer and that high-resolution images are available.
 
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.