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Mentoring & Education

Wedding Photography Courses

It’s almost 10 years since I attended my first set of wedding photography courses to become a fulltime wedding photographer, whilst still working a fulltime job. I transitioned to full-time in 2019 and what an amazing experience it has been since. Of all the investments I made during this 10 year period, signing up for mentoring was by far the best decision I have made to date. It completely transformed my thinking, how I valued myself, my time and my work. So much so that in December 2022, I was recognised by the globally renowned Rangefinder Magazine as one of the 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography.

For a while now, following conversations and critic sessions with my some of my second shooters and general admirers of my work, I’ve been asked by many of them if I offered mentoring sessions or wedding photography courses. The answer was always No, because I hadn’t yet gathered all my thoughts and learning into a teacherable format that is impactful for new and budding photographers. That is until now!

Are you a budding photographer looking to refine your craft in the world of wedding photography?

You’re in the right place!

On my courses, I are dedicated to nurturing and guiding aspiring photographers like you to achieve brilliance in this amazing genre of wedding photography. As colleagues, we understand that mastering wedding photography involves more than just technical skills; it’s about storytelling, emotions and seizing those once-in-a-lifetime moments. And more important than these is client experience!

OVERVIEW

Mentoring

My mentorship program is tailored to equip you with the tools, techniques, and insights necessary to excel. Whether it’s learning the nuances of lighting, perfecting composition, or understanding client interactions, I’ve got you covered.

From mastering the use of natural light to enhancing your editing skills, my guidance is comprehensive. We’ll cover the entire spectrum – from technical aspects like camera settings to the art of visual storytelling. As such, this comprehensive list covers various aspects of wedding photography, offering a foundational understanding for newcomers entering this dynamic field, as well and those who’ve been shooting a while but find themselves feeling stagnant.

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What You’ll Learn

From mastering the use of natural light to enhancing your editing skills, my guidance is comprehensive. We’ll cover the entire spectrum – from technical aspects like camera settings to the art of visual storytelling. As such, this comprehensive list covers various aspects of wedding photography, offering a foundational understanding for newcomers entering this dynamic field, as well and those who’ve been shooting a while but find themselves feeling stagnant.


Photography Fundamentals:

  • Equipment Basics: Understand the functionalities of your camera gear – DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, lenses, and accessories (tripods, flashes, etc.). Familiarise yourself with different focal lengths, aperture settings, and their impact on image quality.
  • Composition Techniques: Dive into composition principles like rule of thirds, leading lines, symmetry, framing, and perspective. Practice framing shots creatively and experiment with different compositions.
  • Lighting Mastery: Learn to work with natural light, understanding its variations throughout the day and in different weather conditions. Additionally, explore artificial lighting techniques, including using flash, diffusers, reflectors, and off-camera lighting setups.

Professional & Creative Skills:

  • Posing and Directing Subjects: Develop skills in posing individuals, couples, and groups naturally. Practice giving clear directions while maintaining a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to capture authentic moments.
  • Understanding Client Expectations: Communication skills are key. Learn to listen actively to clients, understand their preferences, and effectively translate their vision into your photography.
  • Timeline Planning: Understand the flow of a wedding day and plan your photography timeline accordingly. Being organised and flexible is crucial for capturing all essential moments.
  • Dealing with Unexpected Situations: Develop problem-solving skills to handle unforeseen challenges, such as sudden weather changes or equipment malfunctions, without compromising the quality of your work.
  • Editing and Post-Processing: Familiarise yourself with editing software such as Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. Learn basic retouching, colour correction, and enhancement techniques to refine your images while maintaining a natural look.
  • Building a Portfolio: Create a strong portfolio showcasing your best work. Highlight different styles, techniques, and moments to attract potential clients.

Business and Ethics:

  • Business and Marketing: Understand pricing strategies, create contracts, and learn effective marketing techniques to promote your services. Explore social media platforms and networking opportunities within the wedding industry.
  • Networking and Collaboration: Build relationships with other wedding professionals, as collaborations can lead to referrals and new opportunities.
  • Staying Creative and Inspired: Continuously seek inspiration from various sources, experiment with new techniques, and explore different perspectives to keep your creativity flowing.
  • Managing Stress and Pressure: Develop strategies to stay calm and focused during high-pressure moments. Practice mindfulness techniques to handle stress effectively.
  • Client Relationship Management: Focus on providing exceptional customer service, understanding client needs, and maintaining a positive relationship before, during, and after the wedding.

Mentoring – What’s Included:

I would love to pass on all my knowledge and experience and help you build a wedding photography business you can be proud of.

  1. Discuss and identify where you are currently and areas you want to improve on.
  2. Two Hours Monthly Meet-ups via Zoom over 12 months.
  3. Website & Portfolio Critique, including Branding and Workflow.
  4. SEO – Core Pages, Blogging and Backlinks
  5. Observe how I capture a wedding (not second shooting).
  6. Second Shooting Opportunities (provided standard is right)
  7. Honest Feedback & Sounding Board – Access to me via phone and WhatsApp.
£2,750

ONLY 2 PLACES AVAILABLE

Two Day Wedding Photography Course

This course is ideal for those who have been shooting a while, needing a bit of guidance and structure on how to capture a wedding day better and achieve the best possible result. I’ll give my opinion on current shooting equipment and recommendations if necessary. It is also ideal for anyone starting out for the first time
  1. Pre-Wedding Consultation – What’s discussed and covered.
  2. Morning Prep – Moments and Details
  3. The Ceremony – Positioning, framing and what to look out for.
  4. Confetti – How to take control, instruct guests and nail that epic shot.
  5. Formal Group Shots – How to get everyone in focus at a shallow depth of field. Stunning when done right!
  6. Couples Portraits – Unposed and Posed, without any awkwardness.
  7. Reception & Speeches – Where to be, who to focus on and additional light setup if required.
  8. First Dance & Dance Floor – When to use ambience lighting or flash and how to setup.
  9. Culling & Editing Images – Image selection and consistent editing from start to finish.
  10. Q&A – Ask questions about anything and how I run my business.
£350
  • 2024 & 2025 Dates TBC
  • Sopers House, Cuffley, Hertfordshire

Why Choose Me?

With almost 10 years of experience, my approach is not just about theory; it’s hands-on and practical. With a blend of expert guidance and real-world experience, every session is not just informative but transformative. Our discussions will be lead by you and the areas of your business you feel needs most attention and improvement.

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