Wedding Photographer Survival Kit


Wedding Photographer Survival Kit


Lesson Info

Portraits of Bride and Groom: When Things Go Wrong

Class Description

When it comes to running your own wedding photography business, it's not IF something will go wrong, but WHEN! In Wedding Photographer Survival Kit, Susan Stripling will help you handle all of those inevitable "whens" with grace, humor, and strength. 

From scheduling disasters, to rooms with no windows, to reception halls with low ceilings, Susan will teach you the tips, tricks, and skills you need to survive wedding season unscathed. You’ll learn how to: 

  • Create beautiful images in low light situations 
  • Pose awkward clients for flattering photos 
  • Deal with challenging family dynamics 
  • Work in direct sunlight 
  • Negotiate favorable contracts with difficult clients 
After this class you’ll feel confident that, no matter how challenging the circumstances, you’ll be able to produce beautiful photographs and resolve issues quickly. 

Whether you're just starting out or still find yourself fretting during difficult situations, Wedding Photographer Survival Kit with Susan Stripling will give you the skills you need to thrive.


1Class Introduction
2The Gear That Will Save You in Tough Situations
3How Lenses Shape the Image and Help Tell Your Story
4Light Modifiers for Your Survival Kit
5Gear to Spice Up Bland Images: Prisms, Mist and More
6Walkthrough of a Difficult Venue
7Why Each Room Works and Why It Doesn't
8Wedding Day Details in a Difficult Situation: Dress
9Wedding Day Details in a Difficult Situation: Rings
10Wedding Day Details in a Difficult Situation: Shoes
11Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in Difficult Scenarios
12Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in a Small, Cluttered Room
13Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in a Dark Hallway
14Photographing the Bride Getting Ready in a Doorway
15Portraits of the Bride in a Small Room
16Removing the Surrounding Space for a Bridal Portrait
17Window Lit Bridal Portrait in a Tough Space
18How to Shoot a Quick and Simple Bridal Portrait
19Photographing Guys, Complaining Brides and "Helpful" Bridesmaids
1Portraits of Bride and Groom: Ideal Situations
2Portraits of Bride and Groom: When Things Go Wrong
3Bride and Groom Portraits: What to Do If You're Indoors
4Bride and Groom Portraits: How to Pose an Awkward Couple
5Family Formals: How to Achieve Your Ideal Situations
6Family Formals: When Things are Less Than Ideal
7Family Formals in an Awful Space
8Family Formals Recap and Questions
9Photographing the Reception
10Reception Q&A
11What Can You Do to Safeguard Your Business?
12Contracts Q&A
13Dealing with Social Media as a Wedding Photographer
14What if Advertising Isn't Working?
15What to do When Everyone Just Wants More
16When Everyone Says I Am Too Expensive
17When You Hate Your Job as a Wedding Photographer