SEO for Photographers – What are the Best Keywords?

seo wedding photographers

In this post, I will give you tips on SEO and how to find wedding keywords.

Consistent wedding photography leads are the only way to build a dependable and consistent photography business.

What if you could finally choose the clients you really want to work with?

SEO (search engine optimization), and digital marketing is the only way you can thrive in this competitive marketplace.

SEO experts can increase your website traffic and get your wedding business in front of searching, ready-to-book clients.

What are the best SEO keywords for wedding photographers?

Here are the top 100 searched keywords on Google for “houston wedding photographer or houston photographer.”

I included other keywords because some of our bookings come from people just searching for a city / photographer. Some searchers think photographers are specialized in all fields.

If you are a Houston, TX-based wedding photographer I did some good keyword research for you!

Google Wedding Keywords Avg. monthly searches
houston photographer 2900
photographers dallas 1900
dallas wedding photographers 1300
houston wedding photographer 1000
austin wedding photographers 1000
san antonio wedding photographers 1000
photography center houston 1000
headshots houston 590
houston photography studio 590
houston family photographer 480
photographers in austin tx 480
houston professional headshots 480
newborn photography houston 390
houston newborn photographer 390
photographers dallas tx 390
wedding photographer texas 320
architectural photographer houston 320
houston maternity photographer 320
engagement photos houston 320
photographer houston tx 320
maternity photography houston 260
photo shoot houston 260
wedding photographer austin tx 260
wedding photographers fort worth 260
wedding photography houston 210
boudoir photography houston 210
houston boudoir 210
best dallas wedding photographers 210
engagement photographers houston 210
photography austin tx 210
best photographer in dallas 210
texas monthly wedding photographer 170
houston portrait photographer 170
houston headshot photographer 170
wedding photography dallas 170
wedding photography san antonio 170
photography houston tx 170
photographers in fredericksburg tx 170
photographer in texas 170
houston texas wedding photographer 140
houston real estate photography 140
black photographers in houston 140
product photography houston 140
professional photographer houston 140
houston event photographer 140
maternity photoshoot houston 140
san antonio engagement photos 140
wedding photographer dallas tx 140
san antonio engagement photographers 140
best photographers in houston 110
el paso wedding photographer 110
boudoir photography in houston texas 110
houston real estate photographer 110
headshot photography houston 90
graduation photographer houston 90
austin wedding photography 90
tyler texas wedding photographer 90
boudoir photographers in houston tx 70
boudoir houston tx 70
affordable newborn photography houston 70
christmas photoshoot houston 70
midland tx wedding photographer 70
family portraits houston 70
west texas wedding photographer 70
houston senior photographer 70
aerial photography houston 70
portrait studio houston 70
family photography houston 70
drone photography houston 70
best wedding photographers in houston 70
houston boudoir photographer 70
best austin wedding photographers 70
photographers pearland 70
wedding photographer san antonio tx 70
weatherford tx photographers 70
texas elopement photographer 50
dallas black wedding photographer 50
odessa tx wedding photographer 50
affordable maternity photography houston 50
boudoir photography texas austin 50
boudoir photos houston texas 50
the black labrador houston photography 50
affordable wedding photographers houston 50
best wedding photographers in san antonio 50
best photographers in austin 50
photography studio houston tx 50
waco wedding photographers 50
houston lifestyle photographer 50
fashion photographer houston 50
food photographer houston 50
houston commercial photographer 50
austin wedding photographers affordable 50
wedding photography fort worth 50
professional photography houston 50
wedding photographers in el paso tx 50
engagement photography san antonio 50

Bonus Tip

how to find google keyword listings for wedding photographers

How to find the Best Keywords for Wedding Photographers?

Steps to think about when you start down the Google keyword rabbit hole.

If you are new to the world of Google marketing and SEO, as a photographer, here are the steps we recommend you take to get started.

  1. Is your website beautiful, mobile-friendly, and looks beautiful on a mobile device or a computer?
    Set up a Google My Business listing and learn to optimize it.
  2. We recommend doing a Google Ads campaign as it allows you to get immediate feedback on if your message, keywords, and website resonate with the market. Even if you don’t launch a campaign immediately Google Ads are free.
  3. Once you know what keywords actually drive new wedding photography leads, then you can make an informed decision on an SEO strategy. Use those keywords to start to blog about where you are located and the 3 to 5 cities you serve.
  4. Blog about 3 of your favorite weddings and make sure to highlight what makes you unique as a wedding photographer. Also, blog about every wedding you do and answer common questions you often get.
  5. Track your current rankings and improvements with a tool like Ubersuggest or SEMRush.

Does SEO Matter for Lead Gen?

Getting to the top of Google connects you with clients who are actively searching for a local photographer to hire.

Searchers on Google looking for wedding photographers through search engines are vetting their options, looking for someone to book for their big day.

Prime Google rankings build credibility in your area.  Vendors who show up on the first page of Google can appear to be more credible and established.

You are more likely to receive inquiries for collaborations and publication if searchers can find you.

With the proper analytics, you can track results.  You won’t need to guess if your strategy is working.

Google’s free tools such as Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and lead tracking – allow you to know which keywords are driving website traffic, and how much your leads have increased.  This is how businesses with big marketing budgets track their marketing results, and you should too.

Warning! SEO is a long-term game and with little expertise or time, most new photographers fail because they don’t have enough new clients.

When you execute the proper optimization practices for your website, your site can continue to rank for the long haul.  This isn’t a “one and done” kind of marketing effort. You have to continue to invest time or hire a professional service provider.

If you need help with SEO, Google Ads, or lead generation services, please give us a call, text, or WhatsApp +1 (713) 578 0080 or email us from our contact page.

Photography Coach Joshua Ardoin

Joshua Ardoin is a Playa del Carmen-based photographer, digital marketer, and coach serving Playa del Carmen, Cancun & Tulum.

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