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Wedding Photography Starter Kit

with Susan Stripling

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    04:14
  •   03 What Gear Do You Need to Start Your Photography Business

    21:29

Class duration: 2h 31m

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About The Class

are you ready to start your photo business?


Are you really prepared to shoot your first wedding? Wedding photography comes with a lot of moving parts and committing to your first paid gig can be intimidating. In Wedding Photography Starter Kit with Susan Stripling, you’ll get the low down on everything you need to know before you head out on your first official wedding-related shoot.

Susan’s wedding photography has earned accolades from around the globe. But her success wasn’t built overnight. In Wedding Photography Starter Kit, she’ll detail every step in the process of starting out. 

You’ll learn about:

  • Transitioning from shooting as a hobby to making it a business
  • The process of getting clients and booking a wedding
  • The gear you need to have on hand
  • How a typical wedding shoot flows


Wedding photography has the potential to be a lucrative profession for any photographer who is willing to work hard and develop the skills. In Wedding Photography Starter Kit, you’ll get advice on starting a photography business from a serious professional who knows exactly what it takes to thrive.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    04:14
  2. 02

    Why Do You Want to be a Wedding Photographer?

    05:15
  3. 03

    What Gear Do You Need to Start Your Photography Business

    21:29
  4. 04

    What Do You Need to Learn About Photography Before Starting

    24:29
  5. 05

    How to Gain Wedding Photography Experience

    09:44
  6. 06

    What To Expect When Shooting a Wedding

    20:17
  7. 07

    How to Prepare to Shoot a Wedding

    22:04
  8. 08

    How to Transition From a Photography Hobby to a Business

    13:30
  9. 09

    How to Book Your First Clients

    09:12
  10. 10

    What to Do if Your Photo Business Isn't Working

    09:46
  11. 11

    Why Wedding Photography Is an Excellent Business

    11:14

Meet Your Expert

Susan Stripling

Susan Stripling never knew that she'd end up a wedding photographer. Though she purchased her first camera in high school she went to college to study theatre and dance, obtaining a BFA in 2001. Shortly upon her move to New ... read more

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88% of students recommend this class.
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  • Laura Bellamy

    Laura Bellamy

    June 2015

    Honestly, I thought this was a great and pretty informative, all-encompassing course. Great for beginners, but even as a slightly more seasoned photographer, I found a lot of this super helpful. Much of it wasn't news to me, but a lot of it I found just hasn't been on my radar recently. I think it's always a good idea to return to basics every now and then. There is always more to learn, and I feel I can definitely learn from someone with a great deal more experience than myself. As soon as I can afford it, I'll be buying more of her courses, I respond to her very well!

  • Sean

    February 2018

    Fantastic Course. Susan is well prepared, very informative and very entertaining. She puts it all out there. She is 100% a PRO. She was fun to watch and she makes beautiful images.

  • Larissa Jean

    June 2015

    I honestly love this class. I'm just starting out as a photographer, and like she said, a friend's wedding just sort of fell into my lap. I had no intentions of trying to photograph any weddings this first year of learning, but I was persuaded by the fact that my friend really just wants photos to look back at. This class is helping me get prepared, it's making me feel more confident, and it's teaching me things that I didn't know or was very unsure about. If you are new in your photography venture like I am, I would highly recommend this class!

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