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Bride & Groom with Bridal Party at Location

Lesson 20 from: Creating a Successful Wedding Photography Business


Bride & Groom with Bridal Party at Location

Lesson 20 from: Creating a Successful Wedding Photography Business


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20. Bride & Groom with Bridal Party at Location


Class Trailer

Class Introduction


Client Focused Wedding Business


Marketing for the Wedding Business


Pricing & Sales Strategies


Wedding Client Interaction


Find Your Photographic Style


Gear, Lighting & Camera Settings


Capture the Bride Getting Ready


Lesson Info

Bride & Groom with Bridal Party at Location

Creating movement again. Okay, let's get one without the girls. (women chattering) Can you all come over here, behind me? Everyone behind me! (car motor runs) (women chattering) Just look at her. (women chattering) Okay, nice. Okay, nice, get closer! Give her a kiss on the cheek. A real kiss, come on please, more! That's it, beautiful! You're married! (women cheering) Yes, that's gorgeous! (group talks quietly) (women chattering and giggling) Start coming toward me, slowly. More looking at each other. Now look away, that's it. Kick your dress, kick it. Oh, sorry. Beautiful, stay there, darling. Can you move your arm, and lean forward towards her. That's it, please don't look like a Tarzan! And you're not doing the dragon! (women laughing) Okay, that's it. Please come forward in front of her. Make a circle around her. Yes, take a walk, take a walk. Just leave her alone now. Look at his eyes, he's killing me! That's it, perfect! Danny, move away from me. Stop, that's gorgeous...

, Danny! Okay, Chris, go behind her. And stop there, and look, come in there. That's gorgeous. Okay, stay there! Why? Just let me kiss you! (laughter) Perfect, beautiful! (laughs) I have done it today! Yeah, I was laughing that this is a big challenge, that this is a difficult wedding for me, you know? (laughs) Because she's a photographer also, and she knows exactly what she wants, so it's tough business here. It's not the normal bride that I always get. And it was stages, and I need to deliver. Girls, they look like they're working hard for me, but that's why they hire me. They know that it's gonna be a workout. I tell them to have a light shoes, and not to have pain, because we're gonna work out, we're gonna achieve. This is where I need to deliver a lot of pictures. And shots like that, you know? All natural. You know, Chris was walking around her, so that movement creates beautiful moments. Chris was very stiff, every now and then, "Chris move, shake, shake!" But by moving him, he became more natural. This is the idea. (cheering) Perfect, beautiful! Okay, stay there, guys! Pretend there's no one in the room, Chris! What'd she say, don't touch my face, aw! Okay, stay there! Okay, bridal party, let's quickly do a shot with you guys so we don't forget you. Okay, just quick, quick. Okay, that's it! Two girls over this side. Ladies, can you push to Chris, forward? (women chattering) So, you're a married man, now! (laughs) So, both on the left and the right? Yeah, mixed. How close do we need to be? This is more traditional shot, so mix with the guys. With the right couples, or? No, do you want us in the right couples? I think we should have the right couples, yes. (excited chattering) (giggling and chattering) All right, all move forward. Okay, can you move back from this side, guys? That's it, Danny tilt slightly towards Chris, that's it. Perfect, beautiful, okay! That's great, let me take out, maybe adjust that light, all right. Now everyone, big hug, big hug! (cheering) Movement, go, hug, hug, hug! That's it! We can't bend! All stretch! Yeah, that's it! Perfect, yeah, that's it! Rachel, I want those face covered, that's nice! (laughing) Talisa, you're doing a good job! Thank you! (laughing) Okay, that's great! Okay, now let's get, quickly, the girls. (chattering and cheering) Girls? Yes? Can I have one of you over to this side, and one of you? I want the height. Guys, perfect, that's great! (camera shutter snaps) Okay, now let's get, beautiful! Stay there, perfect, okay. (camera shutter snaps) Beautiful, and Chris, take a step forward. Yeah, nice, and guys, come on, give him a hug. Go, go, go, go, that's it! (camera shutter snaps) Perfect, that's good, okay. (laughing) Okay, this is a session, it's one hour I'm shooting, so this is where I need to get a lot of variety. So continuously getting, I use a lot of wide angle lens also to capture the place, the environment we're in. The bridal party, I kept her there, because my only light source coming is from there now. I don't have any natural light, so I need to take as much as possible advantage of the light before we move somewhere else. It's going fast, but I have to grab my pictures. Get the guys, and now I move inside. Turn around forward, not too much. (women chattering) (camera shutter snaps) Walk over towards me, look over there. Okay, that's it. Kick your feet through your dress. Okay, look over there. Chris, come forward just a bit. Not too much, not too much. Don't take too much. Danny, just come forward, that's it. (indistinct voices) Danny, that's it Danny, perfect! Look here, please, Danny! Okay, everyone stay right there. Perfect! (women cheering) Beautiful, and another one, come on, movement! Put your flowers down, they're covering your face. Okay, sorry, one second. Do the splits! Okay, that's it. Turn this way, girls, beautiful! (camera shutter snaps) This way, this way. (indistinct chatter) That's it, okay, Chris, that's it! That's it beautiful. Okay, Chris, gorgeous! Okay, kiss, kiss, kiss and look here now, both of you! Yeah, that's it. Danny, come towards me, sweetheart, towards me, that's it. And Chris, head's closer, head's closer, that's great. Okay, now I've lost the light. I've lost the light, really, the light is gone. It's winter. There's no more light, so it's a flat light. So the reason I moved them in, under the arches, is because when you get flat light, you need to create a direction of light, like a window of light, like a studio. So by moving them, there's no light coming from the top, so it creates beautiful shadows coming into the picture. Let's see, you see that's beautiful light coming, and hitting her face. The girls coming into the shot. You see my ISO? Again, it's 1600, it's a very low light. I still want to use the daylight. Why do I use the daylight? I don't want to lose those beautiful details of the place. We've gone to such a beautiful place. If I add flash there, I'm going to create harsh shadows, and most probably lose the background, so I'd much rather use what light I have and get the results. One 25th of a second, f/4.0, daylight. And look how it's soft, but it's beautiful. Look how beautiful the light is. Rembrandt lighting there. It's not a studio, but it's there. And again, this is under cover now. We're not on the outside, so... And create movement again. This is what I love to do. I create the posed pictures, then I'll say, "Come on, move!" So she's moving, you know? The movement of the flowers, and another movement, her back. This continuation of movement, there'll be so many beautiful shots. And then, bring the groom into the picture. Of course, of course, don't forget. Don't ask me why the groom is not there, because there'll be a lot of pictures of the groom, also, individually. The groom is as important, but I love to show off the bride. (laughs) That's what sells me, not the groom. But again, romantic shots. This was where the veil, I was holding the veil and he was hugging her.

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Ratings and Reviews

Claudia Montero-Kubli

I love it!!!!!! I am so inspired, I learned a lot! thank you Yervant for sharing your Talent with us this two amazing days! Thank you to all the CREATIVE LIVE staff you are awesome!!!! best time! I want to come again!

a Creativelive Student

I am SO grateful to CreativeLive as well as Yervant for taking the time to put on this class. So many times while sitting in this class I thought to myself "what have I been thinking?!" I have so much to learn! I loved hearing about Yervant's process for creating images, but what inspired me even more was his advice on how to view, and treat yourself as a professional. I completely agree when he said photographers are creative but we are "terrible business people." But I aim to change this in my business from this point forward, thanks to this class! Yervant's advice on how to value, protect, and sell your art is priceless. I have always valued printing and creating products clients can hold, but I don't think I understood the real emotional value in it until this class. When he pulls those images we just watched him create for the last two days, off of that printer, and they are there before our eyes, I had an emotional reaction to it. I want my clients to experience the same, so I must value it and create opportunities to educate my clients. Thanks for the kick in the pants that we all needed Yervant! And I hope this will not be the last time I get to experience your education in my life. I said this many times to other students during the class, but I will say it again here, I want to carry a mini Yervant with me every where I go! Thank you Creative Live and thank you Yervant!

a Creativelive Student

Yervant’s ardent love for wedding photography and capturing his brides in their best light is unquestionable. His love for this photography community and his regard for our respect in the world hierarchy is without reservation. Yervant’s willingness to share his knowledge and skill for all these things to come together is beyond generous. These are some of the things that help Yervant to effortlessly stand out as a photography master and this is exactly what this class is about… plain and simple.

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