Professional Wedding Photography Trade Secrets

Professional Wedding Photography Trade Secrets

Photo: © Andy Samaniego

Now incorporating Photojournalistic Weddings and Creative Lighting for Wedding Portraits—three workshops for the price of one!

A wedding photographer is only as good as his last booking. Meaning to say a booking either makes or breaks him. The professional wedding photographer must make a habit of delivering quality and distinctive style every time, all the time.

How does one stand out in this highly competitive field? Attract clients? Develop and market his own style? Deal with cutthroat competition?

Although known for his photojournalistic approach, Andy Samaniego demonstrates other contemporary styles of covering a wedding, but encourages participants to discover and develop their own style. This revised workshop incorporates Andy’s other classes on Photojournalistic Weddings and Creative Lighting for Bridal Portraits.

What will be covered

  • What makes a wedding photographer professional
  • What a client looks for in a wedding photographer
  • The products and services offered by a wedding photographer
  • Four contemporary styles of covering a wedding from traditional to editorial
  • Capturing emotion and timeliness with the photojournalistic approach to coverage and album design
  • Creative lighting on the go using camera strobes
  • Photographer’s shot list vs client expectations
  • The obligations of a professional wedding photographer
  • The tools of the trade
  • Pricing and marketing your services

Who will benefit

  • New and practicing wedding photographers who want to refine their craft and establish a professional foundation
  • Wedding and portrait photographers looking for professional ways to present their products and present to clients
  • Studio owners who want to expand their range of services
  • Amateur photographers who want to add to their skill set


  • The participant must have basic knowledge in photography

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