Skip to main content

Watch Trailer

The Wedding Project

with Doug Gordon

Log in or Sign up for FREE and get full access to these and thousands of other Open Lessons in our catalog! Already watched the trailer? We've still got you covered with thousands of other Open Lessons in our catalog!

  •   Trailer

Class duration: 13h 41m

See all 23 lessons
  • 10K students

    100% satisfaction guaranteed

  • 92% recommended

    15 student reviews

  • Access anytime


Get the Pass

starting at $25 $13/month*

Unlock this class plus 1500+ more >

Watch Now

You already have access!

Buy Class


About The Class

Join award-winning wedding photographer Doug Gordon for an unique introduction to the lighting, posing, and shooting skills you’ll need to take gorgeous wedding photographs.

Using his one-of-a-kind teaching style, Doug will guide you through lighting and shooting every stage of a wedding, including engagement sessions, bride and groom preparation, family portraits, and the ceremony and reception.

Through demonstration and discussion, Doug will also cover key aspects of lighting and shooting weddings, including making successful sales pitches, seeing and using different types of light, posing family portraits, and troubleshooting potentially stressful family situations.

The way you light, pose, and shoot defines your style as a photographer, and whether you’re a novice or a pro, Doug and this three-day creativeLIVE course will give you the tools you need to develop your style and shoot with confidence.

This course is part of the Wedding Tutorial series

Topics Covered

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Course Explanation and Inspiration

  2. 02

    Emotional Engagement

  3. 03

    Finding the Light and Exposure

  4. 04

    The Engagement Session

  5. 05

    Engagement Session Part 2

  6. 06

    The Bride Alone Posing

  7. 07

    Bride Alone Outside

  8. 08

    Introduction of the Wedding Day

  9. 09

    Brides House Pre-Wedding Prep and Family Posing

  10. 10

    Mother and Bride

  11. 11

    Groom and Groom's Family

  12. 12

    Groom and His Daughter

  13. 13

    The Ceremony

  14. 14


  15. 15

    Post Wedding Photos

  16. 16

    Extended Family Photos, Wedding Party

  17. 17

    Bride and Groom Flow Posing

  18. 18

    Bride and Groom Flow Posing Part 2

  19. 19

    The Reception

  20. 20

    Reception Attendees

  21. 21

    Editing the Wedding

  22. 22

    Editing Part 2

  23. 23

    The After Sale


Meet Your Expert

Doug Gordon

Doug Gordon is a New York based professional photographer, writer, and speaker. Doug runs Patken Photography, a family-owned studio with a staff of 27 shooting 1,000 weddings every year. Doug has been a professional photographer for 22 years and a ... read more

See instructor's Classes

Bonus Material

Access your course materials here!

Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • pdf Bride Alone Photo Editing
  • pdf Bride her family and BP Photo Editing
  • pdf Doug_Gorden_Wedding_Album.pdf
  • pdf Doug_Gordon_Posing_Guide.pdf
  • pdf Full Family and BP Photo Editing
  • pdf Groom his family BP and the Ceremony Photo Editing Video
  • pdf Doug Gordon Creative Live Shot list.pdf

92% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.

  • Creativelive Student

    May 2013

    Doug is one of those teachers who combines the right blend of humor with knowledge to keep the learning process inviting. Doug's heart is what draws me in...his passion for photography as an industry not to mention his personal desire to see those around him excel in their new-found skills. I have witnessed first-hand Doug's ability to transform an ordinary environment into an extra-ordinary work of art. Don't miss an opportunity to learn from someone who studied with the great Monty Zucker and who offers a system for integrating posing with an understanding of classical lighting. Don't miss a wonderful opportunity to learn from one of the best!

  • Creativelive Student

    June 2013

    Highly recommend to any wedding photographer, be you experienced or new. Although based in the Uk, most of what doug taught is relevant and has helped boost my confidence when posing and making adjustments to peoples pose. amazing depth to the way an image is created and lovely to see the images then used in an album to tie everything up from start to finish.

  • Sherry


    May 2013

    Loved and bought Dougs first Creative live workshop and learned so much from it that I intend to watch and learn from this one as well! Just from watching the first creative live workshop I can see a big improvement in my work, so I am looking forward to this workshop and learning more from Doug. This one looks very interesting and more real to what us as wedding photographer encounter in real life. Cant wait!

    Similar classes you might like

    You know who’d love this class...?

    When gift-spiration strikes, grab it. Give this class to a friend who’d love it. For their birthday or just because. (Or just because you missed their birthday.)