Mary Jo Brown, publisher and creative director of Seacoast Bride Magazine, and Melanie Brooks, editor of Real Maine Weddings Magazine, visited our monthly Maine PUG last week to share a glimpse into the behind the scenes workings of their locally loved wedding magazines.
Both walked us through the process of how featured weddings are chosen, how the layout is decided upon and even a bit about advertising spots. We spoke about how they got started and where each hopes to grow their publication in the future. It was fascinating to learn how different each woman and her staff work but yet how similar they are in that they both adore their job and the beauty of weddings and wedding photography.
Thanks to all for such an open and candid evening of conversation!
Melanie, left, and Mary Jo, far right.
Photographers, mark your calendar for Wednesday May 18th when two local lawyers and an accountant will join our group to answer questions on contracts, trademarks and bookkeeping.