Wedding preparation

Jen and Stephen Ness Gardens-4If you are taking a DSLR to a wedding as a guest or additional photographer but don’t know where to start or what to expect, I can help.

At a wedding you need to prepared for anything and everything. Bad light, even worse weather, shy subjects and more. To capture those one time only moments you must be ready to capture that image at all times.

This full day course includes:

  • Equipment and camera setup
  • Advice on lens and accessory choice
  • Suggested shots and itinerary
  • Traditional and candid styles
  • Lighting for difficult conditions
  • Location shoot at a local church
  • Detail and storytelling
  • Group and key shot ideas
  • Lighting key shots with external flash
  • Indoor shooting at the studio or reception venue
  • Editing and workflow – creating the album (optional)

geek wedding hothortpe hall-41From the kind of shots to look for, to the gear you’ll need for a successful shoot I can show you how to prepare for the day, my secrets to managing difficult guests and some of the different approaches to wedding photography to get the results you want.

It can be a daunting task and it’s a full day so be prepared. This course is intended for those looking to improve their results as a casual shooter at a wedding, not to teach you to be a professional photographer. Professional wedding photography requires a lot of experience, practice and equipment. This is however, a great place to start.

For this course you do not need any equipment as everything can be provided. If you are bringing your own kit the following items are recommended.

  • DSLR Camera
  • External flash
  • Spare batteries
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Standard or wide zoom (18-55mm, 24-70mm)
  • Fast prime lens (50mm 1.8)
  • Reflector or diffuser

Workshops last approximately 6 hours and can be run as a single session or two half day sessions.


Bring your own camera – £300

Using Nikon D700 Pro FX camera – £350