Creating a Successful Wedding Photography Business


Creating a Successful Wedding Photography Business


Lesson Info

Bride with Dress

(upbeat music) Okay, that's great, stay there. Okay, just stop me. Okay, let's go. Stop. Okay, Danny you are too far apart. Okay, the light is beautiful on your face but I want to get Mom also. Holding it lower, yeah, that's it. Walking away over there, that's it. Stop. Stop. Beautiful, Perfect. That was beautiful. It was good shot, Danny. Two hands. No complaining. I'm going to give you hard time today, you know that don't you. Look towards the window, that's it. Can you puffy that it is beautiful, Danny. It is gorgeous. That's it, chin up. Yeah, that's it. And, nice, stay there. Look, look towards the window, that's it That's it. Can you do me a leg shot? Ha ha. (bantering) Okay, okay, let's just, that's it Look here, that's it. (all laughing) That's it. Okay, we are done. (bantering) This is my Danny. Okay, did you see me at the lower angle? That was for so important to give height to the person. You know the old cameras they had waist level. When you look in the Hasselblads o...

f the roller flexor You look down because it was waist level. That is the best position to capture picture. Sometimes, we become a little lazy and we are always on the feet then everyone is going to look shorter. So if we shoot from lower than Danny is tall but shooting from a low angle is going to give her a bit of height. So that is the shots I achieve out there. Having fun, you know, talking to them, making comments and whatever. But all I am after is capturing the real moment. You see, she is moving, she is walking, it's a real moment. Then I said something and she is starting to bring her leg forward, captured that. Then at the same time, this is when I stand up and took the shot. And then I move my camera high angle and to give a different perspective to the picture. You see I am creating a story now. I am telling the story and it is the story of Danny and her dress and she spent so much money and we need to introduce that. I don't like this wall. And that is it. Stay there. Okay, stay there Danny. Can you move more over here. Not so your head's in the shadow. Yeah, that is it. Very doll like. Okay, Lean on the wall, that's it. Perfect, stay there. That is great, Danny. Just stay there. Perfect. Look here. Hold on, Doll. Danny, lean, put your head toward the wall. Toward the wall. That's it, that's it. Stay there, hold on, stay there. I am trying to get your reflection. Just tilt slightly so we can see that you are not in the dress. Chin up a bit. Turn your face towards the wall. The other way, that's it. That's quite nice. The dining table, that everything is done. Beautiful, thank you. I think the purple is working. The lighting is quite nice but it is reflecting from the floor up so I need to block that a little bit when I do the shots. The wall there is quite nice it is coming from the window. Should be quite good. I utilized the harsh light although you can't do much I try to be creative a little bit and capture that shot. Things like this look best in dark or black and white you do not need to many colors. And then, I saw the dress there and it was standing by itself. She was about to dress. All of her life is about the dress. I made sure that the dress was standing there by itself in the corner. Then bring her into the picture with her reflection in the frame. Those were moments and she was managing also the bridesmaids, her mother, and she was all over the place but I need to capture those moments also.

Class Description

International award-winning wedding photographer Yervant explains how to make your wedding business a success from capture through print. Before you can take great images, you need to build a strong relationship with your clients. Yervant guides you step-by-step on how to foster that relationship with your clients, interact with the entire family on the wedding day, and how to piece together their story to guarantee a happy client who’s excited to make a large purchase. Utilizing a real wedding, he’ll break down every moment of the day from portraits through reception. You’ll follow Yervant through his post-production process and album creation to help you maximize your product sales.

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Capture techniques for the bride, groom, and wedding party
  • How to work quickly on location shoots to keep your clients happy
  • Editing and retouching techniques in Lightroom® and Photoshop®
  • Album layout and design
  • Monitor calibration and printing techniques

Being a wedding photographer starts with a passion to capture your client’s love story. In this course, Yervant will share his secrets for remaining passionate, relevant and maintaining a thriving business during his wedding career.