Wedding Photography Course in London
This one-day introduction to wedding photography is a vibrant, realistic intensive workshop aimed at amateur photographers who would like to take the first steps into the wedding photography industry.
This is a superb opportunity to experience and tackle each individual episode of a typical wedding under the guidance of our wedding photography tutor, Aga King.
The course is distinguished by its design, being constructed around real-life episodes and the photographic and logistic challenges that all weddings present to the photographer.
It is expected that by the end of the day you will have not only a far deeper insight into the dynamics of a wedding and how you, the photographer might respond to these events, but also, and consequently, come away with far more confidence and a much clearer idea of what to expect from your first wedding commissions.
Course key facts
|Course level 1 Foundation Intermediate to Advanced|
|Group size 6 students optimal tutor attention|
|Duration 1 day 10:00am – 5:00pm|
DSLR Photography Courses
Our Lady of Pity
Hazlewell Road, London SW15 6LU
Great introduction to Wedding Photography
Although the course is designed very much as a proactive workshop with constant discussion and analysis of relevant issues, it is also highly structured and episodic.
During the workshop we will discuss most of the events taking place at a typical wedding, as well as practice some of them in real-life locations:
- Meeting the couple
- Bridal preparations
- Informal group shots in the morning
- Shooting the church, interior and exterior (details)
- Brides arrival
- Brides and bridesmaids entrance and walk up the aisle
- Shooting the ceremony including the exchange of rings
- First kiss
- Signing the register
- First couple shots in the church
- Leaving the church
- Confetti and general congratulation
- Group shots, Couple shots, Bridal shots
- Shooting the reception venue
- Entrance of the couple
- Informal table shots
- Cutting the cake, First dance and Party!
Each and every one of these episodes presents its own unique challenges both physical, logistical and, of course, photographic. We shall deal with each event in turn and through discussion, analysis and Aga’s broad experience as a documentary style photographer and portraitist.
You will gain invaluable knowledge, tons of top tips and great insight into what is really involved when we shoot a real wedding.
Our Wedding Photography Course is suitable for everyone – from beginners improvers to intermediate and advanced photographers. Wedding photography is an excellent skill to add to everyone’s portfolio.
You will learn everything on how to carry out a wedding photography session from start to finish.
If you are passionate about events and wedding photography, would like to build a portfolio of images and maybe become a wedding photographer,
— then this course is definitely for you!
The tutor for this course is a fantastic photographer Aga King.
The Wedding Photography course is one of our most popular workshops, but because we run it partly outdoors, it relies heavily on the weather. Therefore we don’t run wedding courses from October until March, as the weather can be quite cold and unpredictable.
Our wedding photography course normally runs from 10.00am to 5.00pm with a coffee break and around 30min for lunch. The course will thus run for around the same time as a typical wedding commission.
During the workshop, we will discuss most of the events taking place at a typical wedding, as well as practice some of them in real-life locations, such as a church, Parish Hall, church garden and a local park.
This is a very hands-on course and all participants can include the pictures taken during the course in their portfolios.
For the London wedding course, we usually hire a church in the South West London areas like Putney SW15 , Wimbledon SW19 , Barnes SW13 or Fulham SW6.
It is assumed that those attending will have a basic knowledge of photography and have an understanding of aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, or have already attended our Beginners DSLR or Intensive Beginner courses.
We recommend bringing a variety of lenses, a flexible zoom and some prime lenses. If you have a range of lenses please email us after making a booking and we will recommend the best lenses for this course.
All DSLR cameras, mirrorless and bridge systems from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax etc… are very welcome. Generally, any digital camera that allows manual exposure should be suitable for the Wedding Photography workshop.
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With groups no larger than 6 students we can guarantee that everyone will get a high level of attention and some personal tips.
One to One Tuition
One to One photography tuition with an experienced photographer is the best way to learn about your camera and how to use it to its full potential.
Your 1to1 session will be 100% tailored towards your photographic needs and your camera gear.
You will get plenty of hands-on practice, instant feedback on your pictures, and lots of tips.
One to One tuition is available on weekdays and weekends.
Please feel free to get in touch with questions.
£ 1957 hours class
- In-person tuition
- Up to 6 participants
- Many dates available
- Professional tuition
On to One Tuition
£ 3004 hours tuition
- In-person tuition
- Your own private tutor
- You choose the date
- 100% tailored to your needs
How do the gift vouchers work?
To redeem a gift voucher, its recipient must visit our website, choose a suitable date, and register on the course. We will send a welcome reply email with the booking confirmation, course outline and directions to the studio.
If you have a voucher for a 1to1 tuition – please get in touch. We will arrange everything to suit your calendar and your photography needs.
All our photography gift vouchers are valid for 12 months – giving recipients plenty of time to redeem their gifts.
What happens after I buy a voucher?
It is very important that you provide us with the full name of the gift voucher recipient. If you haven’t done so during the checkout process, please email us. Without that information, we can not print and send the voucher.
Along with the glossy voucher, you will receive a beautiful handmade card, a copy of the course outline and information on how to use the voucher.
There is plenty of space inside the card for your personal message or Christmas wishes.
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First of all – thank you for booking a class with us!
You will soon receive a confirmation email with all the important information.
One week before the course will be due, we will send you a quick reminder email with all the joining instructions, time, place and directions.
Paying for the course is straightforward, secure and only takes a second. After completing the registration process you will be taken to the Order Summary page where you can choose to pay with PayPal using any credit or debit card.
You can also pay by bank money transfer – please email us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a gift voucher and would like to use it as part or full payment for the course, please get in touch with your gift voucher number and we will make a reservation for you.
For this Wedding Photography Course, we recommend that you bring a digital camera, ideally, at least two lenses – one zoom and one prime, two or more batteries, have plenty of free space on the memory cards, and you might want to bring a flash.
Generally, you are welcome to bring as much or as little gear as you like.
You won’t need a tripod for this course.
Yes, we offer a free camera and lenses hire for the duration of the workshop.
It is a popular option as you can learn about all the different camera functions before buying one.
We have Nikon and Canon cameras available.
Please let us know your preference once you complete your booking.
Yes, you will be practising a lot during the Wedding course! In the church, garden, portraits, exchange of the rings…
Yes, everyone is welcome to use the pictures from the course in their own portfolios.
We start classes promptly and keep to stated hours. Please try to arrive 10 minutes earlier to prepare your camera and all the gear that you have.
If you are running late or can not find us, please let us know so that we can help you and provide directions.
If you find out that you can not make it on the day, we would appreciate it if you notify us as soon as possible. We can try to make some alternative arrangements for you.
If you would like to cancel your attendance and give us enough notice, we can offer you a full or partial refund. Please visit our FAQ page to read all about refunds and cancellation policy.