LIGHTING & LOCATION | COMPOSURE | POSES & PROMPTS | EDITING
She's been planning her wedding day for months, maybe even years. She's anticipated each irreplaceable moment, envisioned the major and minor details, and has spent precious time choosing the perfect gown and accessories to finalize her look.
She's entrusted you to capture this irreplaceable day and document her truth and story in a powerful way. The pressure is on and the timeline could be tight!
In The Bridal Portrait Guide I will teach you how to confidently compose, direct and polish bridal portraits so you can maximize minimal time to photograph your lovely subjects and deliver work that you are infinitely proud of!
You constantly admire other photographers' portraits and sulk in comparison. You've spent far too much time allowing self-doubt to suppress your creativity and restrict you from growth. It's time to shake you straight out of this uninspired place and challenge you to create a portfolio that screams with epic emotion and timeless beauty.
Various formats including video, audio and transcription
Worksheets, guides, and other printable downloads
Lifetime access to the material which you can learn at your own pace
Mobile & tablet friendly versions so you can access on the go
Various formats including video, audio and transcription
Worksheets, guides and other printable downloads
Lifetime access to the material which you can learn at your own pace
Take a peek at The Bridal Portrait Guide content by clicking through each module and reading up on all the goods.
Light is such an incredibly powerful element in photography. It impacts the decisions that we make behind the camera and it plays a huge factor in the outcome of an image. It's our job to strategically evaluate available light and leverage it's presence as part of our creative process.
It's also our responsibility to choose locations that provide an incredibly beautiful backdrop. In this module we will dive into ways that you can quickly identify key light and locations that will allow you to compose gorgeous bridal portraits!
Create Beautifully Lit Bridal Portraits in Lovely Locations
Photography is an art form and our cameras are the key to sharing our creative perspective with our clients and the world. I believe there is no "right" and "wrong" way to take a photo. There is YOUR way.
In this module I want to offer some advice on how you can find your groove when making composition decisions on the fly. I'm going to share insight into some of my go-to camera settings, framing layouts, favorite focal points and preferred angling tactics in hopes that a fresh perspective may help you photograph more intentionally, even when you are in the midst of a fast paced wedding day.
Practice Intentional Image Composition
The chance of the bride having any modeling experience prior to her wedding day is low. It's much more likely that she's unfamiliar, and possibly even uncomfortable, with having her portraits taken. This fact cannot go ignored but instead must be the driving force behind your eagerness to connect with and understand her. It is your job as the hired professional to establish a strong bond of comfort that will enable the bride to be fully vulnerable and at ease as her true self in front of your lens.
The bride will look to you for constant guidance and reassurance throughout the portrait process. We'll cover how you can break down insecurities and capture her unique beauty and honest personality while providing clear direction that will lead to gorgeous imagery!
Capture Elegance and Emotion with Thoughtful Prompts and Poses
Post processing doesn't have to be this dreadful, time-consuming experience after each and every wedding. Instead, it can be a streamlined part of your workflow that enables you to simply place a clean, light and classic polish on your work with minimal time spent behind your computer.
In this module I will share my 4 most commonly used Lightroom editing presets for you to download along with a 1 hour application demo. I'm so excited to share my behind the scenes editing techniques with you!
Editing for a Light & Classic Bridal Portrait
+ My Recommended Camera Settings Quick Sheet
+ The Bridal Portrait Practice Plan
+ Bridal Prompting & Posing List
+ Bridal Prompting & Posing Flash Cards
+ The Ultimate 4-Minute Bridal Portrait Shot List
+ My AL Lightroom Editing Presets
DID I MENTION THERE ARE SOME SWEET BONUSES?
So here's the full truth . . . I cannot help myself but intervene when I meet brilliantly talented and wonderfully passionate photographers who stand in their own way. I know how it feels to be frustrated with your work because you know in your heart that you're capable of more. I know what it's like to want to be 10 steps ahead but instead you're feeling stuck in the mud.
I've spent the last few years soul searching and diving into my own creative calling. I've finally discovered clarity and I've built confidence in my work because I allowed myself to be vulnerable.
It took two things . . . opening my heart and mind to learning, and regularly reminding myself that I am drawn to this path for an undeniable reason. There is no turning back. There is only forward and I refuse to stop until I reach my full potential.
I see this for you too. I know that you are here because you want to grow and I applaud you for showing up for yourself and listening to that voice inside. I'm excited for you and cannot wait to see what magic you create as you keep fighting for your dream and building the life you know you deserve!
Prove to her that she made exactly the right decision when she hired you as her wedding photographer.
She's not only invited you to step directly into her world, but she's asked you to step into her personal space and photograph invaluable moments and emotional experiences that she will cherish deeply for the rest of her life. These are the images that will fill her family's albums and picture frames. They are the representations of her love and herself in a time capsule that she will desperately want to connect with as days and years pass her by.
You could collect images that embody her genuine character and radiate with her warmth and energy?
You were able to document her range of emotions and share the story of her wedding day through her perspective?
You could proudly deliver an incredible gallery filled with beautifully composed images?
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The Bridal Portrait Guide is your fast-track to creating a successful marketing plan that will steer you clear from making trial and error mistakes, experiencing wasted investments, and don't even get me started on how much time you'll be saving. I mean, I'm literally laying this all out on a silver platter for you to run with. The value of this online class is well over $2000, but I'm offering it to you for a 1-time payment of $397 (best value) or you can spread out the payments for 3 months at $139.
1-TIME payment of $397
3 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF $139
"I have a limited amount of time to dedicate to online learning. I'm afraid I'll just waste money on something I'll never finish."
This class was designed to fit your individual pace. There’s no rush, no time crunch, and no deadlines. Complete each lesson when the time is right for you!
"I'm new to photography and am still learning the technical terminology that comes along with operating my camera. I'm worried that my lack of know-how will hold me back from getting the most out of this learning opportunity."
This course isn't about using complicated language or confusing you with a strict photography practice. It's about sharing methods that will help you build your own unique and creative approach to photographing bridal portraits. I am a strong believer that the beginning of your photography journey is actually an excellent time to explore alternate perspectives! The key pieces of information that you pick up from myself, and others, will contribute to your rapid growth and comfort behind the lens.
Absolutely! This self-paced online class was created with wedding photographers at the forefront of my mind, however the lessons can certainly be applied to engagement sessions as well. The content about composure, lighting, editing and even directing are all based on core methods and practices that I exercise during all of my portrait photography sessions.
"I MOSTLY PHOTOGRAPH ENGAGEMENTS AND ONLY A FEW WEDDINGS PER YEAR. wILL THIS BE HELPFUL TO THE GROWTH OF MY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL?"
I totally get it. Quickly gathering your thoughts and explaining your intentions for each photo in a way that will evoke the desired pose or movement is a toughie. This course is all about equipping you with key knowledge and tools that will help you develop a strong comfort in taking initiative and communicating effectively to the bride!
"I REALLY STRUGGLE WITH ACTING AS DIRECTOR WHEN PHOTOGRAPHING THE BRIDE. WILL THIS HELP?"
Yes! After years of wasting countless hours editing image by image only to fall disappointed with the inconsistent outcome, I finally created presets that have entirely rocked my world. I am drawn to light and classic imagery with a slight film emulation and so my presets mirror that mix of styles. I use these presets for all of my weddings and portrait sessions!
"I REALLY ENJOY THE NATURAL AND CLASSIC LOOK OF YOUR IMAGES. DO YOU USE YOUR PRESETS ON ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS? IS THIS THE SAME SET OF LIGHTROOM PRESETS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE COURSE?"
Do you have a question about The Bridal Portrait Guide that you don't see answered in the above FAQ? No worries!
You're more than welcome to send over your question by contacting me here and I'll get back to you ASAP!
No worries! This online class is entirely self-paced, and you have lifetime access. There's no rush at all! You can jump in, and jump out, whenever time does present itself. It's important that you are able to dedicate a quality level of attention to your experience with The Bridal Portrait Guide, so it's best to set aside time when you feel less distracted and can apply more focus.
"MY SCHEDULE IS JAM-PACKED AND HECTIC. I'M NERVOUS I WON'T FINISH THIS QUICKLY!"
I hear you loud and clear! And the answer is yes. Throughout the course you will find multiple video presentations and slideshows accompanied by "presentation notes". This is where I've compiled key points for you to reference later on.
"I'm not the best at taking notes. are your lessons transcribed in case I miss key points during any of your presentations?"
Learning manual mode is most certainly a difficult task however it is absolutely worth confronting. Manual mode will allow you to practice complete control over the creative design of your images. I will teach you my thought process behind the camera and explain how I quickly prioritize my intentions to determine which settings I'll use!
"CHOOSING CAMERA SETTINGS IN MANUAL IS A CHALLENGE FOR ME. WILL YOU BE SHARING ABOUT HOW YOU MAKE THOSE KINDS OF TECHNICAL DECISIONS?"
The Bridal Portrait Guide is available for a limited time. Right now, I am unable to confirm whether or not it will be open for enrollment in the coming months. I do recommend taking advantage of the 3 installment payment plan if you are faced with a budgeting restraint.
"I AM NOT SURE I CAN AFFORD THIS COURSE RIGHT NOW. WILL IT BE AVAILABLE DOWN THE ROAD IF FUNDS DO ARISE?"
All good! I've included a user manual along with an installation demo to ensure that you successfully download and upload the presets into Lightroom. It's a quick process and I walk you right through it!
"I AM STILL NEW TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM. ARE THERE STEP-BY-STEP INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE EDITING PRESETS?"
Absolutely! This self-paced online class was created with portrait (and wedding) photographers at the forefront of my mind. If you enjoy photographing peoples' most cherished memories and intimate moments, and have an unavoidable hunger to grow the business of your dreams, then this class is on point for you.
"I AM A NEWBORN AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER. IS THIS CLASS A GOOD FIT FOR MY MARKET?"
No worries! This online class is entirely self-paced, and you have lifetime access. So, there's no rush at all! You can jump in, and jump out, whenever time does present itself. It's important that you are able to dedicate a quality level of attention to your experience with The Marketing Roadmap, so it's best to set aside time when you feel less distracted and can apply more focus.
"MY SCHEDULE IS JAM-PACKED AND PRETTY HECTIC. I'M NERVOUS I WON'T FINISH THE CLASS QUICKLY!"
I hear you! Instagram and it's plethora of communication tools beside it's proprietary algorithm can most certainly feel overwhelming at times. With that said, Instagram is also one of the greatest marketing opportunities available to photographers right now. I'm going to show you how to embrace this platform and use it in ways that will generate inquiries for your business.
"I'M INTIMIDATED BY SOCIAL MEDIA, ESPECIALLY INSTAGRAM. WILL THIS COURSE HELP ME?"
The Marketing Roadmap is about carrying out strategies that have been compiled and created specifically for photographers. I'm not going to ask you to practice marketing basics in this class. I'm going to challenge you to go further, dig deeper, challenge yourself and really set your business apart from your competition.
"I'VE PURCHASED OTHER MARKETING COURSES IN THE PAST. WHAT MAKES THIS CLASS DIFFERENT?"
I think that you're actually in the ideal position to create a result-bearing approach to market and become knowledgeable about the best places to put your time and effort. If your goal is to evolve your passion for photography into a full fledged business that will support you and leave you feeling fulfilled, then diving headfirst into marketing is a must!
"I'M IN THE VERY EARLY STAGES OF MY BUSINESS AND BARELY HAVE A BRAND. IS THIS TOO SOON?"
You are not alone. Most creative entrepreneurs are introverted! Which is exactly why being vulnerable and open to learning alongside a program to hold you accountable is key. I'll invite you to step outside of your insecurities and discomfort to celebrate your authenticity and share your your passion with the kinds of people you desire to work with!
"I'VE BEEN AVOIDING MARKETING BECAUSE I'M NATURALLY INTROVERTED. WILL THIS HELP ME?"
Yes! There is a workbook pdf which you will be able to download right at the start of the class. It includes worksheets, checklists, guides and other valuable resources to propel you into turning acquired knowledge into action! When you complete The Marketing Roadmap you'll feel confident and more than ready to take back control of the future of your business!
"ARE THERE NOTE SHEETS OR GUIDES PROVIDED WITH THE CLASS?"
At this time I'm unable to forecast how long The Marketing Roadmap will be available for purchase. The good news is that you can access the class at any time if you do decide to buy the class now. This is a self-paced class that you can dive into when the time is right!
"I DON'T HAVE TIME TO TACKLE MARKETING FOR A FEW MONTHS. SHOULD I WAIT?"