Photographer Cover Letter Example

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Your cover letter provides an excellent chance to make a positive first impression. Before the hiring manager takes a look at your resume, he will read your cover letter.

Use this opportunity to highlight a few specific examples of relevant skills and experiences, so he is eager to read your resume and invite you for an interview. Here's an example of a cover letter for a photographer job.

Photographer Cover Letter Example

Dear Mr./Ms.

FirstName LastName,

I read with great interest your posting for a wedding photographer representing The Wedding Photography Company. I believe that my ten years of photography experience and my technical skills make me a strong candidate for this position.

I have worked as a wedding photographer for the past five years, first as a photographer’s assistant and then as an associate photographer. I am skilled at estimating costs and developing a budget with clients. Clients have praised me for my ability to photograph efficiently and effectively while maintaining poise and enthusiasm. I bring this skill and professional demeanor to every photo shoot.

You specify that you need a photographer with current knowledge of the latest photographic trends and technology. Having recently graduated from the ABC College of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography, I am up-to-date with current photographic trends.

In my classes, I have also learned the latest photographic technologies, ranging from darkroom techniques to using Lightroom and In Design.

I believe my extensive experience and up-to-date skills make me an ideal candidate for the position of wedding photographer at The Wedding Photography Company. I have attached my resume for your review.

I will call you within the week to discuss the position further. Thank you so much for your time and consideration.


Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Name

Sending an Email Cover Letter

If you're sending your cover letter via email, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject:  Photographer  - Your Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with the salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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