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Wedding Photography Bootcamp

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About The Class

Sal Cincotta presents an intensive workshop covering all aspects of starting, running, and growing your wedding photography business.

 In this course you'll learn about: 

  • Pricing
  • Packaging
  • Sales and marketing
  • Bridal Shows
  • Client Consultations
Sal will be covering every aspect of building a thriving wedding photography business. We'll see the live consultation session with an engaged couple. And we'll walk through the complete checklist for managing and shooting the wedding day itself. This will set you and your business up for success in the coming year.

Software Used: Adobe Lightroom 4

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Introduction to Sal Cincotta Studio

  3. 03

    The State of the Wedding Industry

  4. 04

    Legal Entities

  5. 05

    The Business Plan

  6. 06

    Marketing Plans

  7. 07

    How Brides Find Photographers

  8. 08


  9. 09


  10. 10

    Bridal Shows

  11. 11

    The Booth

  12. 12

    Bridal Show Q&A

  13. 13

    The Initial Consultation

  14. 14

    Live Consultation with Engaged Couple

  15. 15

    Consultation Q&A

  16. 16

    Shoot: Engagement Session (Alley, Available Light)

  17. 17

    Shoot: Engagement Session (Alley, Off Camera Flash)

  18. 18

    Shoot: Engagement Session (Interior Location)

  19. 19

    General Q&A

  20. 20

    Introduction to Sal Cincotta 2

  21. 21

    Wedding Timeline Review

  22. 22

    Post Production: Engagement Shoot

  23. 23

    Engagement Sales Session

  24. 24

    Shoot: Bridal Prep

  25. 25

    Shoot: Groom Prep

  26. 26

    Introduction to the Wedding Day

  27. 27

    Hand Signals for Silent Communication

  28. 28

    Shoot: Ceremony

  29. 29

    Discussion: Family Portraits and On Camera Flash

  30. 30

    Shoot: Family Portraits

  31. 31

    Shoot: Creative Portraits

  32. 32

    Special: Creative Portrait Session

  33. 33

    Shoot: Reception Details

  34. 34

    Shoot: Cake Cutting and Dance

  35. 35

    Same Day Slideshow

  36. 36

    Introduction to Post

  37. 37

    Post Wedding Discussion

  38. 38

    Post Wedding Workflow

  39. 39


  40. 40

    Search Engine Optimization

  41. 41

    Post Wedding Sales Discussion

  42. 42

    Post Wedding Sales Session

  43. 43

    Album Design


Meet Your Expert

Sal Cincotta

Sal is an award winning photographer, author, and wppi platform speaker.Sal is one of the most sought after business consultants in our industry, helping studios and photographers take their businesses to the next level.In 2007, gross sales were less than ... read more

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  • pdf The Business Blueprint.pdf
  • pdf The Business Blueprint.doc
  • pdf cL Sal Cincotta Wedding Bootcamp Keynote.pdf
  • pdf creativeLIVE Sal Cincotta Bonus
  • pdf SCP Wedding Contract.pdf
  • pdf SCP Copyright Release.doc
  • pdf SCP Copyright Release.pdf
  • pdf SCP Wedding Copyright Release.doc
  • pdf SCP Wedding Copyright Release.pdf

100% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Carlos Rosa

    Carlos Rosa

    August 2018

    This class is Gold!!! This class is a must, I have purchased around 20 CreativeLive classes, I'm building my own curriculum, but I did purchase this class because of Sal Cincotta's name, little I knew how good it is, it's a mind blowing and it contains so much key information to be a successful photographer. I was still a little "afraid" to start my business, but after this class, I feel confident because it was like put the puzzle together. Yes, Sal really insist in his blue print, how he calls, to implement in your business and you will be successful, and I do believe that. However, I can't do that at moment, because I'll need more money then I have, but I do believe I can implement the idea and slowly works towards implement all his system. Yes, in this class you'll have all, from engagement section, to bride reception, to SEO, everything you need. Sal is a Genius, an amazing mind, I truly admire him as a person, artist/photographer, amazing Educator, but man, as a business man, he is just a mind blowing, I mean, look at him, he had practically built an Empire in only 10 years and that's enough for me to listen to this guy. With all he has, he could just quit photography for good, he totally don't need, but he is still behind the camera, and that shows how much he really love photography. Totally recommend this class, it will change your life, and I mean it. I just wish CreativeLive would do some update, even if is just in pdf, because a lot of recommendation he does in the course does not apply anymore, website does not exist, the iPhone app does not exist, etc... just an update it would be truly appreciated. And that goes for all classes, you guys could just contact the educators and ask them for an update in those areas, that's all.

  • KR Productions

    KR Productions

    June 2016

    In 2016, I decided to try and start photographing weddings. I've been a wedding videographer for 16 years now, and have consistently been asked to do this, but never have. Last year, the number of requests was unusually high, and so I decided to explore what all is involved in doing wedding photography. I actually bought Sal's 30 day photo business class here first. Watched it over and over. There were principles in that class I was able to apply to video. Great! I then decided to buy this class to get the actual "day of" mechanics down. I've watched this over and over as well and started wading slowly into the wedding photo waters. I have the benefit that my second shooter, is actually a photographer and has been shooting all his life. So, having him to back me up with his already trained and creative eye is a huge benefit on the day. (We do the one camera has a wide angle, one camera has a telephoto technique like Sal discusses, and it works amazing) So far in 2016, I've shot one wedding for $350, the next one for $1,000, and now I'm up to $2,000 on my third for just basic stuff. Incredible. Working on moving into IPS, but right now I'm focused on making sure we're capturing the right shots and doing great impressive edits for marketing , and that's already paying off. I had 4 requests yesterday! Thanks to Sal and CL for helping jump start me on this amazing journey!

  • Paul Marcus

    Paul Marcus

    October 2018

    Once again.....Sal proves he's the man! Wow. What a great wealth of knowledge. I wish I had seen this a few years ago when it was fresh. It makes me cringe at all the money I have left on the table. Thanks to Sal and Taylor for being so open and sharing their business model with us. I hope to have great report to share with you in 2019 as I put a lot of this class to work in my business.

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