We received an amazing slideshow only a couple of weeks after the wedding and received all our photos just a couple of weeks after that.
We didn’t anticipate we would get them so soon!
– Olivia and Han
Slideshows are now the most powerful means for me to market my wedding photography to prospective couples, and the testimonials from my past clients speak for themselves.
They can draw on the emotional heartstrings and help a couple relive their wedding day in a way that a blog post or gallery just can’t and that’s why they’re so effective.
We were thrilled that we received sneak peaks just days after the wedding, a slideshow just a couple weeks after the wedding, and all photos within 3 weeks of the wedding.
- Rebecca and Areg
In the past, I’ve used a number of different software tools to try and create slideshows for my couples but they’ve always been lacking in one of the criteria that I look for.
It needs to be easy to use and intuitive, with all of the features I need to be presented in a logistical manner and with the option to easily make edits if required.
He put together a 45 min highlight slideshow of the best shots that has been so much fun to watch.
- Roshni and Nevan
It also has to be mobile-friendly so both past and prospective clients can view the slideshows whether they're on a desktop, smartphone or tablet.
All of these criteria are met with SmartSlides by Pixellu, which I came across at the WPPI trade show in Las Vegas back in 2016.
In addition to being simple to use, SmartSlides can be branded to your business so that it feels like its part of your website and it offers a great selection of royalty free songs to fit the style and ambiance of the wedding.
In this SmartSlides review, we’ll take a behind-the-scenes look at just how intuitive the software is to use and how you can create gorgeous slideshows in a matter of minutes.
Drag and drop images into the order you prefer, select the duration that they’re displayed and set it all to songs that reflect your brand and your couple. The software is highly responsive and best of all, it’s fun to use.
I’ll also demonstrate how I easily share slideshows with brides and grooms, as well as on my website and my social media pages.
Track how many people are viewing your slideshows and which ones are the most popular to gain a better understanding of how your marketing techniques are working.
Some examples of slideshows I've created with SmartSlides:
In addition, you can enter your email address (below) to receive a special promo offer of $1 for the first 3 months using SmartSlides, saving you $45 off an annual pro subscription.
If you’re not ready to commit, you can also play around with their trial version at SmartSlides website, which is absolutely free, to create gorgeous slideshows of your own and see how they can be used to showcase your wedding photography.
We also appreciated the speediness of receiving a slideshow within two weeks of the wedding and our gallery shortly thereafter.
- Jacqueline and Michael
Full disclosure: At this time, I'm NOT making any monetary commission from SmartSlides, but have been given a studio account (unlimited slideshow creation) at no cost.