Photo & Video Submissions
We ADORE seeing photos of real couples in love! We want to see every type of couple and every type of ceremony and celebration. So send them our way!
This includes: weddings, elopements, engagement sessions, couples boudoir sessions, inspiration shoots, or any other celebration of love.
What to Know Before You Submit
We are a non-exclusive site.
This means we will publish your content even if it has already been published elsewhere. We just ask that you let us know where else the photos have been published.
By submitting to us, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions.
We also ask that you do not submit content to us unless you are the copyright owner of the content, or have their permission. For photo submissions, this is most often the photographer.
Run your submission by Amber or ask a question.
Want to see if a submission will be accepted before you send the questionnaire to your clients? We get it. Drop Amber a few .jpgs or a link to the gallery in an email, along with a note, to email@example.com. You can also use that email for any questions about submitting.
Please note: just because a gallery is a good fit doesn’t mean the SUBMISSION will be a good fit. We have new, updated, stricter guidelines for publication in 2019 that have nothing to do with your fabulous images. See below for more details.
What we are looking for.
Preferably, we'd like to see a gallery where your highlights or top photos are clearly indicated. Pixieset, Pass, and other gallery options make this available. This is not mandatory, BUT, it gives you the advantage of picking the images that you personally would like to present to the world as your best work (for couples boudoir, engagement sessions and “just because” sessions, choose 10 - 15 images. For styled shoots and weddings, you can choose 20 - 40 images). Some photographers even make a special "for Catalyst" section that includes images especially for us. WE LOVE THIS.
Please make the images downloadable at full-sized/high resolution.
We prefer color photos. You may send us a few black and white images as well, particularly if they are strong.
Detail shots are important, as well as a mix of the getting ready part of the day, the people, and the big moments like first look, ceremony, first dance, and sparkler exits. You can skip including family formals, but we do like to see wedding party photos, and portraits.
At Catalyst, our mission is to feature couples that are PoC, queer, and differently-abled. Preference will be given to those weddings. For styled shoots, we prefer to feature real life couples whose genuine chemistry comes through the images.
Important detail: if the couple's story features a note about "the bride's hand-beaded veil" that was her grandmothers, or the invitations that the couple collaborated on, we need that photo to be included. Review your submission images accordingly, as submissions that don’t line up to the copy will be rejected.
Updated for 2019: For weddings and styled shoots, we insist on having a complete vendor list, as well as all of their emails and social media handles. An otherwise great submission will be rejected if this is not included.