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Attention lovers of photography and DIY weddings.  Introducing the “I Do” Photographer Network, aka IDPN.

“Perfect for photographers on the go and for couples on a budget.”

Ash Marie Photography

Check out this “Chic Downtown Denver Wedding” in it’s entirety at IDPN.
Wedding photography by IDPN’s Ash Marie {Ash Marie Photography}.

IDPN (idophotonet.com) is a new wedding photography network – a place where couples on a budget can find real wedding photographers who won’t blow their budget, along with neat tricks and tutorials for post-processing your own photos after the wedding.  After all, wedding photography is probably the one area where it’s best to hire a pro instead of going solo, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do some things on your own.

With IDPN’s DIY Resource Library, you’ll have all the tools you need to edit like a pro.  You’ll still have the professional wedding photographer snapping gorgeous photos on your big day, but you’ll be in a position to edit and print your own photos after the big day.  It can be done!

Quick links to DIY wedding photography resources:

Backing up and Archiving
Archiving Tip: “Have [your photos] printed at a lab. Printing your pictures off on your home printer will only lay the ink on top of the paper, while lab printing makes the image part of the chemical process of the paper itself.”

Organizing your images
“The organization process also involves making decisions about the images that you want to keep for products like wall prints, cards and albums, and images that you just want to store in your archives.” 

Retouching and enhancing (Tons of photo editing tutorials here!)

Ash Marie Photography

The IDPN blog provides great ideas for creating DIY wedding albums, photo editing and retouching, and printing your own wedding photos.  Wedding photos make great gifts for bridesmaids, groomsmen, and the entire wedding party.  Not to mention, excellent gifts for the parents at Christmas!

Go on, check out IDPN’s fabulous blog – there’s something in it for everyone.  Here are some examples.

Photo display idea: Hang your photos with ribbon (who doesn’t love ribbon crafts?!)

Pinterest round up – photo envelopes (okay, this is really, really cool!)

Drab to fab – new yellow sky actions and Drab to fab – new florabella actions (amazing photo editing happening right here)

Ash Marie Photography


IDPN bridges the gap between DIY brides and professional wedding photographers.  IDPN attracts wedding photographers who are looking to spend less time editing photos and more time taking photos.  On the flip side, IDPN attracts brides and grooms interested in editing their own photos to save money without sacrificing quality photography.

The IDPN facebook page is a must follow: “I Do” Photographer Network

Here’s the Twitter and Pinterest links, too.

They have lovely ideas from all around the web, and I can honestly say, I’m inspired!

Now go on, and get inspired too.  Then tell us all about it!


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13 replies to this post
  1. Just a quick FYI, most photographers do not allow for retouching/editing of photos. You must ask your photographer this before you do this type of thing. Most wedding photographers will give you printing rights, but they retain the full copyrights to the photos, which means that you can not edit your own photos unless you have their permission to do so.

    • Yes, and the photographers in the IDPN network are totally okay with retouching/editing photos. It’s precisely what makes this network unique. Thanks, Angie!

  2. It’s a good idea for brides if you have photographers that are willing to do it. Although personally, I wouldn’t put my name on something that was not a final product.

  3. This is a really interesting idea, and I think it’s a great option for those couples who are handy with editing to save a few bucks on their wedding.

    (DIY Bride intern)

  4. There are definitely mixed opinions from brides and photographers on DIY photo editing. IDPN photographers see this as a way to save time while the bride save money, but there are certain trade-offs. Editing takes time and skill, and photographers are trained to do this quickly. It’s also one way photographers get to put their creative stamp on the photos. I say, as long as your edits are simple, quick, and easy, and your photographer will allow you to do your own editing, then it’s a win-win for the bride and photographer. Can you think of any other trade offs?

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