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Lesson 18 of 32

Candid Shots During Reception


Wedding Photography

Lesson 18 of 32

Candid Shots During Reception


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Candid Shots During Reception

here's laura that I just found so I'm gonna catch her just mingling with guests all right wait almost we're winding down now so but this is good stroll around a little bit more yeah right now people are enjoying them so this is the best time this is the best time for the guests yeah way so I guess they're really enjoying themselves right now on getting filled with cocktail hour uh wait this guy's a model I like that I like that I'll say I'll take both of you thank you is this what it is that your girl or your niece oh can I get a picture you know she's so pretty thank you very much wait I wish I wish I could be more exciting I wish I could be more exciting for the web but um I'm usually like the jasmine's the high energy really really really happy loud you got lucky girl I'm laid back quiet guys so I'm really gonna be no fun on the web all right wait wait wait all right all right thank you right there that's I know that's right there you see that light right there so perfectly coming f...

rom where you get you know there's just so many windows that awesome you know there's a spot right here that a group that was standing there is this right right here is this is this is just for guys in here like yesterday for me like I wish you know you know what yet yesterday was a little cloudy so it was a little different so way thought maybe we'd have even have to have flashed on today we didn't know you know because it's always different but this's I love the way it is help set it all up the windows and all the you know wedding uh daniella she's a coordinator she's the one that said it all up today sees and she had to do it all overnight so this was all done last night no way she had it in her she had the concept is and but but they're only but that makes me have to do with all this from last night's today just because of like the rental agreement yes it was because I think there's an event happening tomorrow so tomorrow this has to look exactly like they left it I have to ask using a fish eye when you're trying to get the whole group I wasn't I was using a sixteen sixteen to thirty five words and the way I was down to a sixteen so that was pretty pretty what I really really really weigh the fish eye but that's the that's the that's the widest lens way I have no idea how white it goes it goes well I probably would have won and I went yeah their decision a sixty minute survive would work too much you take you take with sixteen get up somebody yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah twenty four straight to if you want to get it all without without too much distortion twenty fourth grade years all photographers that's good wait well you need the light really well so I was just like hey you must be a photographer jessie jessie j d teo and enjoy the day yeah yeah it's a fun party wait I'm trying to set up a booth no no no way yeah I can wait so they're taking it behind a locker or right in front of the locker in the back of a locker it's it's really clever that's cool you know good words wait I hear jazz when is she back it's yeah yeah that's all good any way you can run down anything else you know right now is it's gonna be a lot of candids and hopefully I think you're here for the cake cutting I'm here for the night in a minute so hopefully hopefully you'll be here for the hunting something yeah I'm gonna be like I know I know I hope you get more than candidates it's okay because I got lucky this morning where I was here for the dress and that's great right so you know I get the other guys you also get some interesting you right so I guess right now the best my love so that's why I'm out yeah focusing on this table it's so good and we'll fight you know those two tables over there you have great light also you taking advantage of the light right now is good because later on well later on we'll have to use our flash so yeah I would take advantage of these tables and uh if you haven't done it already and yeah yeah I don't I don't want you like you over heating so just just get what you need like you're over eating nice wonderful all right it's boring it's boring me look and I think I see myself on the screen oh my god wow wow I feel bad because I think they were excited tohave jasmine on air now that now that it's me I feel like we're losing viewership but I guess I think I don't know if you heard what I was telling one of our uh one of the other shooters is right now the light is late is it it's right outside that perfect state where every table in this room just looks marvelous so we're just taking advantage of the good life and once this is done we're going to turn on our flash and then start using flash and popping flash in different directions so I think right now is the best time to kind of just take great great full full of white one shots of ah long long long shots of the table where we get most of the guests all in all in when we get a lot of the other guests in the photos um and that's what I'm gonna do right now now that everyone sat down I'm going to go through every single table and get these long shots with this wonderful like way way no place wait wait I know I know we're not tethering buttons usually I weddings usually weddings we don't have um they're usually separate tables when we're when we're shooting weddings so this is really neat because they're doing it more like a family style wedding we have long long tables so it's no need to take pictures and get so many of the guests involved in the pit in these pictures that laura and billy can have you know they can really remember their day and remember who was here so these photos are really working out really well lighting is great and uh hopefully doing post um some of these will be seen way more thing uh now the salads are coming out now so um it's gonna be a good time we're gonna pretty much stop shooting for a little while because everyone would have put in their mouth there was beauty in their salad so we'll be shooting for the man next to three minutes then we take a break wait wait another thing is the salads are actually being served family style it's kind of cool getting those candles candid shots of people serving each other helping each other and it gives it a really familiar uh field to the photos which is really cool wait wait wait no no no actually it's really cool because right now there they're all serving themselves families e I I know that it's about two minutes we're not having any more photos she has like a salad in her teeth right now actually she's eating you know that's what that's what happens with second shooters don't eat jasmine eats and then she comes out and then she she even dances and does everything ah oh no one there so the whole thing also there's a projector with um a lot of the online feeds going on right now which is really quickly that guests are reading what people online are saying that's really cool it's just you know giving it's their mark there all the congratulatory uh sweets and uh it's nice I see a lot of the guests are reading our reading them and it's kind of it's kind of nice for laura ability also look back everyone about read what all what everybody online is saying so thanks for those um that's really making everybody feel pretty good hey uh how's it going I feel like I have to like it hang out and be on camera the whole time we're surely not that way I'm talking as if I'm like like you that's why I'm like okay this what jasmine would say however the old I'm not that good one I think they like you davies overshooting like hasn't started shooting like wasting this I might look at all my cards like way early in like way so people like you what are people watching right now because your life right now I'm like you know why d'oh that so I'm sure gerry what I'm doing I don't know it's my way okay so should I narrate what I'm doing okay so what I've done up into this point I have an awesome second shooter I'm really lucky today have a third usually don't shoot with shooters but people are eating dinner right now nobody wants photos and their guests eating they're not becoming of anybody so gives me the opportunity to opportunity download all my cards already downloaded in just amount of time that we've been off air tube in like twenty minutes quickly down in my heart I just tag a few of my favorites what I've done loves far have chosen the images that I think I want to go into the slide show most of the images I'm going teo going to show just completely unedited and then I'll feel home I'm going to change black and white but all I'm doing right now is I'm going through and I'm selecting my favorite and yeah that'll be and I'm kind of boring and I will probably talking to the process I suppose um so a lot of times with the images that I grab I will just simply turn to black and white and my and especially when I'm just doing a quick slide show I'm just gonna drop the saturation I mean I just um super easy and eat I mean if you expose it properly like I actually like that it's darker on this edge and she's exactly how I want her I'll distract the saturation over here I like this photo I like her feet I like the little time bag like the vale I think it tells stories on this is just a very classic preparation bow again I'm just dropping the saturation nothing teo crazy thank you I'm using okay well right now I'm using photo shot and I'll show you what I used to view my images and I use light rooms you might mean light room much what's wrong with me I use I view so what how are you my images right now is through ideas and so basically what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take a few of the images that I think I need to be handsome photoshopped rather quickly and just drag him in there I could never dio like fighter shop tutorials because I'm way boring okay so I really like this picture a lot but I want to just lift up a certain a portion of it and I have the time right now so I'm just gonna I'm gonna go over what I doing photo shop but I'm just gonna let us do the levels just a bit light my computer's frozen oh my god thank you so much look at this I'm so spoiled by her I really am so spoiled thank you I usually don't eat on wedding days I have like a protein bar in my bag only because the timeline doesn't usually work for that but danielle is awesome and she made it a point to like feed us so that's what I'll d'oh and yes did you have a questions isn't yes wait I'm not downloading the entire card I'm just dragging the folder from the cf hard into a viewer know downloading takes place then I simply tagged the photos I actually want to download which is from like eight gigs I only want to download ten to fifteen I simply drag those j pegs remember I'm shooting j peg and raw and that transfer takes less than thirty seconds so yeah it's a pretty easy way repeated the question I thought I'd just saturday I just asked her husband how she's getting the pictures off her cards so quickly do you want to go ahead and do questions right now jasmine or you are sure I think I can if I suck then I'll stop well I probably always saw what I just read off some some comments and people left and so you can kind of hear what people have said so j r pro pics said that it is amazing what technology is social networking is allowing us to do right now what I thought was a great confidence can you hear me just very want to get a little bit closer we owe so I just want to thank you so much he's a machine so julian said you're changing lenses like clint eastwood changes wolf like that hospital says one of the network's needs to sign you up to a reality tv show because I'm no grass yes no no really so um mrs morton says now I've seen it all get get jasmine a wonder woman kate oh my god these are so night like I just see what you are just being like so gracious right now um casey chappelle says my adrenaline is pumping as if I was shooting this wedding I keep getting up from my computer and pacing the house holy god right teo I felt people this I mean it's the best it simultaneously the best and the craziest and the dumbest thing I've ever done and I'm so glad like technically the day is technically somewhat over so and you have rocked so hash brown wants to know if you are satisfied and thinking nailed it well I don't everything that I nail anything so hard help with nothing you seeing a slideshow is um you have a better idea like you totally botched it I'm actually considering everything considering how gnarly this day has been I'm really happy I'm happy I'm gonna be proud teo showcase everything and I think a lot of it had to do with my amazing crew honest to god I don't think I would be able to be has confident approaching everything if it wasn't for them totally one hundred percent another a question from kristen twitter how do you choose where to stand on ceremony that's dictated by the ceremony location you know like today I don't think I did my best job ever like it was really difficult it was so small I knew I was gonna uh deal with a lot of problems but I mean I think that that was okay like for what it was I don't I don't want to be noticed but in some cases it just sometimes just works like that you know well love bug also had a comment that said most photographers trying not to get in the way and you're getting right in there they really like that you were doing so then I was wet you're getting right in there like right in the center of the ceremony I don't like doing that I totally don't but I know laura as a photographer and so she like what is available on one's not available so I decided to stay here on the side of being a little bit more in the business because I know how much she values photography but most brides value the experience more so I don't want to be noticed but in this particular case even a small area wass I kind of felt like she wants which is a burner dad walking in ill and there was no way I was able to get them otherwise so you wouldn't normally be so you wouldn't normally be so no no I try not to be uh next question so what do you do when you're opposed by family and friends who are trying to coach you on what to shoot you you don't get that I don't have it so much because I feel like I'm I stay in control of this situation a lot like I don't I don't meander when it comes to family formal pictures I think everybody saw me if you think you know I was a little crapped out it's like go go go go go it is what it is and I think that people don't usually bother somebody who's like very driven on dh nose hurts directory so I don't really get too much actually contain during the first during the father daughter dance I shot they felt comfortable with what I was shooting and then daniella came up to me and said look at this photo and it was laura's mom crying I love with people helped me see the situation is that sometimes I get so caught up in what I'm doing but no I'm I'm happy but it's a good call it's a good call I'm not gonna be like oh no you can't tell me what I d'oh yeah exactly okay melissa and twitter would like to know that she can send her husband a train when j b no he's my secret weapon I just said that already he is lost to your weapon now he's awesome like I am who I am because of him I would not be able to do what I do clearly the internet knows I'm crazy and I'm weird he's the only thing that balance so you guys make a great team really really great hell I don't know if you knew that david j was watching watching her cash you know he was talking no trash he was he was he's like oh look at her blush of course of course all right homie seriously I'm gonna bring out some dirty knowledge and just blast one then and he was actually really giving you props and we're asking why the flash was turned toward you yes I know it was off but he said that you're bouncing the flash on your that was really all right all right help me all right see how it is and he also said that he would go to a jd star workshop for sure of course he likes it any more than he likes me and I was just like dude when did that happen I was one of your bear it but that's the problem people like me and then they meet j d and they're just like jasmine who she's not cool I really don't know the other thing he said and I don't know if this is okay for me to repeat what he said a little known fact is that your ring was originally an entire chandelier until you have turned into a ring is that sure david he makes up stories he thinks he's so cool no way so whatever he also said that j d was a used in night sales person and was like an orphan I know I'm not even lying orphan as a child it was actually on a website and so sometimes like one time this guy went to a wedding vendor and was like I'm so sorry about your childhood and those knives you had to sell and he's like I'm sorry what are you talking about he's like you know your your knives jenny's like I have no idea what you're talking about and I was today he's a prankster yes so how do you feel about uh extra gas photographer shooting during the wedding I saw something today with a really really really nice here but that's what the guy said there's a guy with a blue shirt with a seven to two hundred shooting away right doing a better angle than I did I was hurt I have to say I was like damn it I was like home he has better lighting he has a better angle he has the better he has the giveaway he has big shot of billy crying and billy was so back with when I had it and it was nothing I could do about it but I have to trust my second or third shooter had my back on that dinghy you know but it doesn't faze you when someone like click click with right no you know I know I have to be you know you just have to be like your photographer so you can't really be hating on other no not at all and they invited him to the wedding I mean clearly they know that he likes to shoot her whatever so um and maybe another inappropriate question which I like to ask you get hit on a lot of winning no god no look at me I'm a hot mess no one's gonna talk to me like you seriously no one's touched mary now people the chance a little bit a little bit the little thing going on and they were really gossiping about it so I just thought I'd ask you when we're waiting on some guy asked if you were a gymnast or somebody want god yeah I know my people that's not a compliment like who want to be not accompany you know like really like yeah I want a gold medal and I talk like a mouse if you want to say am I a ballerina that's one thing my chin miss and I'm like I don't know if that's a companies like no one told compliment I'm like you know for future reference girls don't like to be like referred to chip you know but it's all good whatever it is you're ok real quick just inari what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna open up a photo and what different people do different ways sometimes we'll edit in light room and in life you can set it to a slide show sometimes we use the boulder and make screen saver as the slide show I like to drop them in I photo I don't know why it's just when I started doing and so I don't know that's just what I do another quick question from importing so well there's nothing we could do for that so susan um someone heard you say you are the shot caller in out of the bride wants to know if you always do that what someone who heard you say laura you're the shot caller now brooke laura do you always tell the bride like I said it's her day like because when earlier in the day I asked her do you want to do an extended family photo and she said no and I wasn't sure if she was responding that way because of time constraints or she was stressed or it was a lot of pressure at that moment so I asked her again I need to make sure that I follow up with her decision because I don't want her coming back to me and saying I never got my extended family picture that would kill me so I followed up with her again I just didn't know that most guests our extended family and she's like as long as we snap photos of everybody it'll feel like it's continuance I'm okay with that but I have to make sure that she's making the decision on my brides are always I have a set list of family pictures that I take in my mind anything beyond that I want her to say what do you want to make sure that we're on the same page my brides are always shot callers I answer questions wait too long I think I'll tell it all and now I don't think you do it all right did you take any time to dio exterior shots of the menu on you know we kind of talked about getting a chocolate factory in there but as far as the outside you know what I need to text somebody right about now I hold please okay so somebody athletic syria shots yes I usually do exterior shots I haven't done them today so right now I would probably ask jd or the third shooter right now to go get a few exterior shots for me so excuse me okay hold first again jasmine is going on a mission question tt I needed I needed exterior shot from this way from this way from the story real quick horizontal vertical do you get table long table shops eating did you get this could you step outside the door and get the shots this way here we borrow your phone real quick and then you go outside okay wait thank you very much kind of sharing with everybody you're experienced wave a couple used a couple of minutes for this session so what I'm doing now is one that really how you doing e don't stop just like you and I were talking and that's gotta happen okay don't make it it's your day I e thank you I had a shot my head so I wantto chamberlain's no this is perfect all of it yeah so what I'm trying to get right now is the table a long vertical shot and the chandelier I'm just gonna make sure billy is in the shot right now so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna let billy get out of the shot I'm gonna give this to jaime judy will get the shot but the one I have no idea of the shot that I want and then he'll then go and work on exterior shots so thank you internet for having my bash okay this is what I need something like this so I want everything boom boom boom I hear you saying yes because way if that works better for you but then I need exterior shots from you because I need to sign it and then building just go across I'm gonna hit it okay great well sorry can you just make sure that you guys both crossovers that way ok way back I'm back and that's very much have a conversation with judy and I will work it's very fragmented like I hope you understand the language and speech so all right are you ready for a couple more questions yeah I'd be honored do you always do a slide show at every wedding do you know how many photos I know on average side till forty forty so it's not a really stressful moment for you but you're you're happy that j d's out there and you feel security e dear very secure with jd and what he's doing I mean do you ever look for the slide show and you're like oh what are you looking at your slutty looking at your photos and just thinking oh my what am I gonna what am I gonna put in the slideshow or is it always just like that's awesome that's no not like that's awesome that's awesome it's usually like okay I know the shot setting need I need you know five to six bride and groom shots I want them to be signature like fun or like fierce or fabulous or fresh those kinds of photos I'm actually looking for the photos that we shot yesterday and so this is the first time that I'm seeing them but like the light works well oppose this slider will probably be longer than most because whatever laura's gorgeous and we shot her aa lot her and billy we shot them a lot yesterday but I mean I'm really happy with how the pictures are straight at the camera and so I'm just going to drag him into a sideshow and you hadn't she photographs so well she photographs like she was like yeah it looks like a model not a pose and you do and you just do a quick touch ups as you're going if I can if I can post them straight I will but sometimes he making image back in white or sometimes if I really like the picture all lighten it just a bit but some of them you just just dragging most ijust most a dragon job and you deliver all when you know at the end you deliver all of the photos of every pose even though they're almost the same no I go through my whole it's my job as an artist to choose the strongest of each of each post yes I will eat you know everybody is so concerned about me maybe so l in the chat room would like to know if having gone through your own wedding before becoming a photographer shape you as a photographer well I don't know if I should be mean or nice to david j right about now I know if I was if I was really being honest my experiences a bride has definitely helped me in however today and I'll never forget the feeling that I had when david james showed our slide show at our wedding I just felt like the luckiest girl who's ever lived and if another girl can steal one one hundredth of what I thought at my wedding I will consider myself a success and I will be very very very lucky last so it was a highlight oh yeah I knew you felt that way because we talked about it but I just wanted to put that out there again and I just want to remind everybody that we're gonna have two more days of asking jasmine questions we will we will drill her and the way we'll get them all out of their way ask you so um how many oh so the maximum images that you choose for the slide show you said forty I don't have a max but usually works out to be on forty but I did say that this light will likely be a little bit longer because how of how much we shot yesterday kind of a random question from patrice have you ever been asked to join the couple on a little ride of the reception location and how do you deal with that I do it if it's a really a necessity I will join the like the limo and jay will follow but for the most part I I want to work on the slide show joined the car as we drive but sometimes they will ask you for that and you'll you'll say yes usually if they ask you I do but for the most part I'm now shooting and then use that both the right they have the wedding and the reception so I just want to say that dara from seattle said that she was crying the whole time watching a wedding of complete strangers which is awesome thing totally awesome but I think it's a testament to the type of people laura and billy are I think that they transcend you know preconceived notions of what wedding photography should be and what experience is and what the camera didn't pick up before was that laura said that she was really happy that they did the first look yesterday and she was a lot more relaxed since you knew exactly what she wanted to do and for me I just feel like it's awesome that's more than I could ever ask for imagine because I want to make sure that my my rights feel good that they trust the fact that I'm speaking on behalf of their best interest and so I'm happy very very happy about that yeah I think they are really special I was really caught off guard yesterday when they you know what benny what yeah totally wasn't expecting that wasn't expecting that reaction of course not but you I think everybody understands the gravity of the moment like these air to be please air to real people having a really moment and wanting to save forever making that we're soul lucky teo extremes that with them so yeah I mean it's I mean it's being human it's why we're here absolutely I'm not intimacy and absolute so going back to the slide to real quick I simply went through and previewed yesterday's images I grabbed them straight at the camera and uh I'm just gonna make I'm gonna make a slight show out of those I'm not gonna retouch I'm not going to retouch them I liked oh shoot um yeah I'm not going to touch any of them I like lighting in them this's what I do naturally on a slide show so we're kind of going to see how it goes even the question susan sorry yeah people were asking about the ring shots I think because we didn't see those when wendell yeah and when did you d'oh you did those earlier but or I did them earlier and I have a ring shot right now one thing I wanted to ask you you said that you used a macro for the ring shots you never used the macro for the other details not really I didn't use it for a detailed today because the fifty one point to you just wouldn't pick it up but you know I don't overkill no that is overkill I just prefer the look of the fifty and I feel like I know howto like how I work it not like that steve and I can't work it no I just know what I could do with fifty and so whenever I bring out the macro I feel like it's a little it's a little bit different than one of these so for instance this light show has fifty five images I feel like fifty five is a little too much because I don't know if people are going to stand there and watch all fifty five I'm really not that interesting so I'm gonna go through real quick and I'm going teo teo lied a few photos my first pool of deleting would be anything that's vertical because on the side to vertical doesn't work as well you feel pretty nervous when the sledge goes on are you do you feel like yes I'm confident uh well I mean these are images these are images that a chosen so to a certain degree I feel confident and then teo another degree I always feel a little bit nervous because I always wonder how how people will react to it what are you hoping to have the same reaction that you did to yours and nobody I mean not not to sound like no way in the world will have the reaction that our family had some I mean thirty five people like sobbing like nobody cries on my sledge is david two's a better photographer than I am or I'll let him think that yeah no no nobody well I don't think it was just appointed moment and they and like there was like this pulse of energy and I feel like the slight encapsulated that no I agree I mean a picture says a thousand words absolutely so you cover pictures of the whole wedding party you got both families but there wasn't anyone you missed like that doesn't happen where you're you know you're like well I didn't get the you know the brother in law he wasn't there um uh no I hope not like more time I'm asked me I always have to be like do we have a video we need how are we doing way so you just you just making sure because you know as a photographer you don't know necessarily who all those people are right oh no totally totally so I've narrowed down the full two fifty two images fifty two is definitely more than I ever post but it will be okay now what's wrong with my computer ok it'll be ok now I guess I'm okay with it even other questions isn't I think I'm good okay pretty much I think I'm actually done with this light show so I will turn uh dede and didi could you find me a tall table and maybe we should put it by the bar or just find a spot and then weigh that shot maybe just a couple of shots just turn it over to nick's car seven ten thanks in thirty six to forty five so for now thank you thirty seven okay what we're doing now is eighteen thirty seven jeez camera was just kind of giving him a little bit of an attitude way went to the backup camera but he's making sure that our cameras are seen so that when we line up the images later on light room we can sink him up on time people were thinking maybe maybe like can you find a spot for um for this table right so genies and go get a table set up and once I set this thing live he will already have everything I need there's a table where would you like it probably fight wherever the bar is I think wherever there's a line I don't want it by the dance floor so anything it's not gonna be too obtrusive okay once you have this done you're you're happy you're over you have two more days you know what after today everything's a creek and walk in the park I swear I am like yeah it's gonna be grady I'm pretty darn sure watch I say that and then it's not going to be because that's just the story of my life so I usually set thie likes to show at three point five seconds and I don't have any like of like transitions it's just fade in and fade out and so I will start the slide show and I put a local at against as a demarcation for people watching that that's the end and we're just gonna start back from the beginning but basically it's just chronological anything on this day so here's a secret wait so these photos as johnny's having came over these are all photos from yesterday they're not retouched there straight at the camera what you think just goes to show if you have really good light you're gonna be really happy on of course I can go back and make these a lot prettier but for the most part they're gonna be okay I'm gonna put him out there and just enjoy the way you look amazing way so now now I'm happy to know I'm jd has the table sent it for me I uh I'm going teo like take a deep breath and you have just walk you out great with yes way can it be a line of future yeah yeah let's put it on their great is there a plug okay we'll leave it right here so john my aunt yumi ok so how we choose this location so they just kiss for the third shooter got that you have it on you have it on somehow lost ok now let's go perfect thank you look right there is perfect thank you yes they are ok so how we chose the location for the slide show most likely would put it by the bar but no one's really at the bar right now but here is a photo booth what happens with the photo booth is that there's usually a line for the photo booth and asking are waiting in line will just stand back and watch the slide show as it unfolds which then becomes a conversation piece for people who may or may not talk to to the weather in line to both look at the sideshow and ted about it if it works

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What’s the best way to learn about wedding photography? Talk to a successful wedding photographer, of course. Even better? Go with her on a live wedding shoot! This extraordinary CreativeLive experience gives you a first-hand look at what it takes to shoot a wedding, from the morning bridal party prep to the actual wedding service to the reception toasts.

Celebrated photographer Jasmine Star begins by telling her personal story of how she built her business from the ground up. She covers everything from equipment to pricing to marketing. According to Jasmine, the key to a successful wedding photography business is to build a unique brand that highlights your personality, strengths and talents.

You’ll then accompany Jasmine and her team as she shoots the real-life wedding of Laura and Billy, who graciously allowed CreativeLive to share their experience with the world. Jasmine will demonstrate how she gets the most creative, most meaningful wedding photos that will be treasured by the happy couple for the rest of their lives.  

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This is an amazing event to be involved in - and I feel as if I was involved all the way in Switzerland! Jasmine Star is so natural and genuine in front of the camera that she makes you feel as if you are her best friend. Seeing her shoot, watching the way that she uses the natural light and being walked through the problems you might encounter is invaluable. Even if you are not interested in photography or weddings, her business advice is spot on. Creative Live and Jasmine did an amazing job and I am so glad I bought the course. To be able to go back to a video and see how something was done, again and again is well worth the price. I'm also exciting to be contributing to new workshops for 2011 - can't wait to see what you guys come up with! It's true that some of the footage has yet to come through (would love to see the bridal prep stuff!) but it was so exciting to see the new footage of Laura and Billy outside, I think it will be worth the wait. Buy this course and be truly inspired! Emma Godfrey

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I watched this live back in August 2010 and since the first day it was on my list to buy. Finally bought it as part of the end of year pack in December 2010 and only just got around to watching the full five days. I'm not a wedding photographer, nor do I have plans to become one any time soon. I was interested in this course because of the business sessions on marketing, branding and so on. If you're interested in becoming a wedding photographer this is a must buy no question. If, like me, you're only interested in the business sections this is a valuable course, but there is a better option available from CreativeLIVE. The new 'Building your Wedding Photography Business' course by Jasmine consolidates all this business information from this course into a two day course. Another good addition to your to buy list should be Children's Portrait Photography with Tamara Lackey. This has by far the best business section of any of the CreativeLIVE courses. Combined these two courses and you will be set up and profitable in no time. Back to this wedding course. As others have said there are audio issues here and there but they are at worst annoying and don't really effect the overall experience. I think you can see from the course content if you are an aspiring wedding photographer this is the course for you. Five days of content from an award winning wedding photographer. As I'm not a wedding photographer I can't really add much more. I just wanted to say it's a great course. Fun to watch. Invaluable information. I really appreciate CreativeLIVE being here to offer these courses. Thanks guys!

a Creativelive Student

Jasmine is an amazing educator, who really gave it her all in this stellar course! Love how detailed her instructions were - down to such nuances as the bride's shoulder position! Big thanks to Jasmine and creativeLIVE for bringing this wealth of information to the community. Totally worth the buy! I can appreciate how grassroots and "live taping" the filming approach is, but I think I wouldn't mind giving most of that flavor up in favor of a more edited version :) You know - cut out the bits where the camera is just recording black and the pieces missing audio. And where is this missing footage promised from the guy you can see taping Jasmine from across the street?? Anyway, amazing course, and hopefully you guys can figure out the video/audio/mic stuff so that it doesn't get in the way of absorbing all this amazing content.

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