How to Submit Your Photography to the Blog:

Thank you for your interest in submitting to Life + Lens Blog!

We’re looking to highlight fabulous photography celebrating all kinds of families. We are accepting submissions that allow you to share images from family and lifestyle photo sessions, maternity, birth and newborn photography; special event photography including birthday parties, baby showers and religious milestones, and anything that celebrates life’s special moments big and small.

While we are looking for a wide variety of images that celebrate families, please be selective with what you submit; we want to be able to feel the emotion of the session or special event and also get an idea of the family’s style and personality. We are looking for a mix of posed images as well as candid and interactive moments — a good combination that gives us a sense of both the session/event and the family being photographed.

We are taking submissions of your best work and ask that you submit 12-15 images (1-2 images if you are responding to a special edition “all call”) to following the requirements below:

1. You may submit ONE session / event at a time.

2. Send your files at 870px on the long side and at 72dpi via email. Please, NO zip files, links to galleries, or links to blogs. Just attach them straight to the email.

3. No watermarks please.

4. Please include details about the session: camera, lens, film (if applicable), location, and most importantly what you loved about the session ( a short story or anecdote is preferred). Also include any applicable links to venues, clothing, makeup, props, etc.

5. Don’t forget to send us links to your website, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram along with your submission so we can shout out to you on social media!

6. Submissions must not have previously been published by other publications (other than photographer’s own blog) and content MUST be your original work.  We reserve exclusivity in publication and ask that you don’t submit this session for 1 year to any other publications after acceptance to Life + Lens Blog.

7. It is the submitting photographer’s responsibility to have appropriate model releases for all subjects in the photos that are submitted to Life + Lens Blog.

8. Name your submitted images with the name of your studio

We try our best to respond to every email. If you do not receive a reply from us within two weeks, feel free to submit your session to other blogs. If selected, you’ll be notified via email of the publication date on our blog.

Once again, THANK YOU for submitting to Life + Lens. We look forward to seeing and showcasing your fabulous family photography!