Creating a Successful Wedding Photography Business

Lesson 13/45 - Putting the Veil on the Bride

 

Creating a Successful Wedding Photography Business

 

Lesson Info

Putting the Veil on the Bride

Sorry. Okay, girls, not a problem. I'm gonna get the guests to move it for you. Oh no, I was kidding, sorry. Okay, hold the bride's veil from this side or circle, moving closer. Yeah, so are we're in? You're in, yeah. Yeah? Not too much, not too much, just hold it out. Hold the veil over her head, just straight, please. Higher, higher. (group murmurs) There she is. Okay, girls, lift it up, lift it up. We can't lift it. (laughs) Move it straight forward. Move it towards her face. A lot of the photos are gonna be quite lot arms. Yeah, yeah. Girls, lift it. Girls, yeah, be careful. Raquelle. Raquelle (mumbles) It's slippery. Okay, move it towards her face. (group murmurs) We need a driver. Alright, she needs to, sort of move it around. That's it. Perfect, that's great, girls. Perfect, that's beautiful. Now sit full back. Okay, that's great. (camera clicks) Oh my gosh. (group murmurs) Okay, don't move, stay, you're gonna stay there. And n...

ow slowly drop it, slowly drop it. Then you move like move it up, that's it, and perfect. It's a (mumbles) Wow, you look stunning. Oh my god, I'm gonna cry. (claps and laughs) Okay, good. And then just stand up, just a bit. I'm gonna get that chair, move it closer to. (group murmurs) Alright ladies. Okay girls, move them out of the way. That's it. All the way, thank you girls. Dani, that's it, beautiful. (camera clicks) Yeah, look toward the window. Lean forward towards me, sweetheart, just a bit. Not too much. Put your hands together. That's gorgeous, stay there. And look to the camera, put the camera up here. (Bride coughs) You're coughing. That's it, perfect, look there. Nice, yes, look at the camera. Kind of expression, giggle, happy. Put the veil in front of you, put the veil in front of you. That's it, perfect. Beautiful, okay. Yeah, that's it. Look how fat my butt is. (laughter) Okay, that's good. Now, can we get the family shots? Where do you wanna do them? Let's do them it in there. Okay. Be careful. Okay, obviously that set is my most common word, you know, I don't even realize it, that's it, that's it. And then I watch this video, I say, how many times did I say that's it, you know? (laughter) You see I'm too into the camera, I don't in that room we had maybe 20 people squeezed in, you know, I wasn't really, but I was trying to get the images correctly. So look at what happens when you start shooting, you know the expression. And Dani, I said she was so serious during the day. And she's a bubbly person. You know, but I looked for those moments. Those beautiful moments and I was there capturing it. You know when she put, I helped of course a bit of minute, because she was putting the veil on, okay, before you put it on, let's have it on her head. Girls, pull it out a little bit, so let's see. And it does. And then shoot from high above. Fixing it. And this is one window, little window. A little room.

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.

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.