Today I want to share with you guys a photography workshop that I attended last November. It is so important for photographers of all sorts to continue learning new techniques. Trends change so fast and there is always some new way of capturing beautiful images, so as a woman passionate about what I do, I find it so necessary to take advantage of these workshops whenever I can and learn from others that have the same passion and drive about photography as I do!
This workshop was called Walk Through A Wedding, and it was hosted by Justin and Mary Mantz. This style shoot, complete with models, covered posing, lighting, timelines, shooting in a time crunch, unruly bridal parties, shooting family photos quickly, shooting details for publication and night shooting – all of which are vital for photographers to know and be comfortable with. The one thing that I took most out of this workshop was the importance of authentic posing of couples! I can’t stress this enough, and the photos below will show how captivating photos can be when the bride and groom are posed correctly, in a way that they feel comfortable and at ease. It makes their chemistry in the photo so much clearer and you will be able to see their personalities and their relationship shine through the image.
I also learned the necessity of detail shots in wedding photography, and how to capture those in the correct way. For example, different shots of center pieces and table settings, which you can also see in the photos below, as well as images of various other unique details that each wedding has. Although detail shots are amazing for the bride and groom to have after the wedding to showcase the gorgeous details, it is also important for the photographer to have in order to send in to various publications and getting their work featured.
Justin and Mary were FANTASTIC teachers. They shared real life experiences and knowledge with all of us photographers that were attending the workshop and we are extremely grateful! I know that I have taken the tips I received and applied them to all of the weddings that I have shot since.
To anybody passionate about their craft – whatever that craft may be – stay interested, stay curious, stay creative and always be eager to acquire more knowledge!
(all photos taken at the Walk Through A Wedding Workshop by 5 Diamond Photography)
Vendors: Models – Andrea & Christian; Venue – The Historic Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, CT; Bridesmaids – Rachel and Olivia; Workshop Hosts – Justin and Mary Mantz