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30 Days of Wedding Photography

Susan Stripling

30 Days of Wedding Photography

Susan Stripling

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Day 1

1

Introduction

32:46
2

Evolution of Susan's Style

1:01:14
3

Branding and Identity

30:27
4

Mistakes Made and Lessons Learned

20:51

Day 2

5

Introduction to Gear & Equipment

10:58
6

Lenses Part 1

1:06:53
7

Lenses Part 2

27:48
8

Lighting

42:59

Day 3

9

Seeing the Scene

29:12
10

Seeing the Scene Q&A

25:16
11

Rhythm and Repetition

24:08
12

Leading Lines and Rule of Thirds

23:45
13

Rule of Odds and Double Exposures

39:49

Day 4

14

Intro to Business

24:51

Day 5

15

Financing Your Business

30:49

Day 6

16

Q&A Days 1-4

1:25:43

Day 7

17

Pricing Calculator

32:48

Day 8

18

Package Pricing

20:57

Day 9

19

Marketing

23:07

Day 10

20

Vendor Relationships & Referrals

15:03

Day 11

21

Marketing w Social Media

52:06

Day 12

22

Booking the Client

1:00:42

Day 13

23

The Pricing Conversation

08:15

Day 14

24

Turn A Call Into a Meeting

12:24

Day 15

25

In Person Meeting

21:58

Day 16

26

Wedding Planning

28:41

Day 17

27

Actual Client Pre Wedding Sit Down

19:17

Day 18

28

Engagement Session Details

36:48

Day 19

29

Engagement Session On Location

35:48

Day 20

30

Wedding Details & Tips

25:49

Day 21

31

Detail Photos Reviewed

36:07

Day 22

32

Bridal Preparation

1:02:57

Day 23

33

Bridal Preparation Photo Review

33:14

Day 24

34

Bridal Prep - What If Scenarios

09:18

Day 25

35

Q&A Days 5-11

1:01:22

Day 26

36

First Look Demo

32:08

Day 27

37

First Look Examples

19:42

Day 28

38

Portraits of the Bride

37:45

Day 29

39

Portraits of the Bride and Groom

20:20
40

Family Portraits Demo

25:29
41

Family Formal Examples

27:43
42

Wedding Ceremony Demo

12:24

Day 30

43

Wedding Ceremony Examples

39:01
44

Different Traditions and Faiths

12:14
45

Wedding Cocktail Hour and Reception Room Demo

13:34
46

Wedding Cocktail Hour and Reception Room Examples

44:05
47

Wedding Introductions

29:39
48

First Dance

25:02
49

Wedding Toasts

41:28
50

Parent Dances

08:16
51

Wedding Party

44:27
52

Reception Events

12:57
53

Nighttime Portraits

33:01
54

Nighttime Portraits with Found Light

10:08
55

Post Wedding Session Demo

27:51
56

Post Wedding Session Critique

18:57
57

Wedding Day Difficulties

53:54
58

Post Workflow - Backing Up Folder Structure

16:46
59

Post Workflow - Culling Shots

16:20
60

Post Workflow - Outsourcing

20:55
61

Q&A Days 12-23

1:22:10
62

Post Workflow - Gear

30:34
63

Post Workflow - Lightroom Editing

27:36
64

Managing Your Studio

41:33
65

Post Wedding Marketing

37:30
66

Client Care

14:29
67

Pricing for Add-Ons

18:03
68

The Album Process

44:53
69

Balancing Your Business with Life

47:36
70

Post Wedding Problems

26:06
71

Parent Complaints

42:54
72

Unhappy Customers

16:10
73

Working with an Assistant

27:33
74

Assistant Q&A

16:08
75

Lighting with an Assistant

23:47
76

Q&A Days 24-30

38:29

Class Description

Success as a wedding photographer requires more than just raw talent and the desire to be a professional photographer. To survive in this highly competitive industry, you need strong business skills and a deep understanding of your craft. In this documentary wedding photography experience, Susan Stripling will teach you how to launch and sustain a successful wedding photography business.

During 30 days of step-by-step instruction, Susan will show you how to:

  • Develop your business — everything from honing your creative vision to marketing tactics to studio management
  • Fundamental shooting techniques for every possible wedding scenario by inviting you along to an engagement session and wedding day and with real-life clients — not models! 
  • Post production workflow
  • Marketing and sales
  • Album design
During the start-to-finish documentary coverage of the wedding day, Susan will teach you how she handles each part of the experience, from photographic technique to client care, all with zero re-takes or re-shoots. Susan will wrap up the 30 days with detailed instruction on post-production workflow, post-wedding marketing, album design, post-wedding sales, and much, much more.

By the end of this course, you will have accompanied Susan through every step of a wedding and will have the skills, mindset, and tools needed to make a living — and a name for yourself — as a wedding photographer.

Class Materials

bonus material

Quicksheet Inside Guide (one large PDF file)
Quicksheet Inside Guide (zip file of individual PDF pages)
Pricing Calculator

Ratings and Reviews

Misty Angel
 

oh Susan, you are AWESOME!! I am not a wedding photographer (despite dipping my toe in this intimidating pool for one of my dearest friends), I shoot all forms of portraits and love sports too! Your '30-Days' has been the single most influential and educational moments since I started my venture into photography in 2009! THANK YOU! Your honesty, directness, bluntness, humor and vulnerability makes these 30-Days the most worthwhile time spent away from actual shooting; while simultaneously is the most inspirational motivator to push you out there to practice these ideas/techniques! #SShostestwiththemostest You raise the bar in this industry, not just with wedding photographers, but with all genres of photography! I wanted this course to learn about shooting and thought, great... I'll get a little bit of the business side too... OMG! I got it ALL! I'm dying! What an awesome investment in myself, my business and in YOU! PLEASE keep doing what you are doing! I love your new Dynamic Range, I feel that it is a wonderful extension of the work you do with Creative Live! I watch you EVERY DAY, every morning... I know that I continue absorbing your wisdom through repetition! I don't want to be you, I want to rise to your level! So thank you for the inspiration, motivation and aspiration! Keep on being REAL, its what we love about you! We embrace your Chanel meets Alexander McQueen-ness! :) Thank you for stepping into this educational space and providing us with your lessons learned so we can avoid the negative-time investment making mistakes... we are drinking your virtual lemonade!! HA! Like the others, whatever wisdom you offer in this medium, I will be jumping at the opportunity to learn from you! THANK YOU!

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All the positive reviews say it all. When Susan took on the challenge of teaching this course it must of looked like attempting to climb Mount Everest...and she accomplished just that. Susan is a detailed, well-organized photographer and this clearly comes out in her teaching. Using repetition, clear instructions, a logical and well laid out presentation, she answers most any question you might have when it comes to wedding photography. I felt like I was having a private consultation when watching the course. She is real, honest, tactful, funny, and a gift to the photography community. Finally, her photography is professional and inspiring. Thank you Susan for the tremendous amount of work that you put into making this an outstanding Creative Live course for us all.

Sean
 

Wow. What a super, comprehensive, entertaining, informative course. Well done. I've taking a lot of photography classes and this one is definitely top of the list. Susan Stripling was very well prepared (and great job by the CreativeLive Team too). Terrific course. Susan shared so much. Thank you! P.S. Love the CL boot camp courses.

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