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Wedding Photography: The Romantic Portrait Session

with Neil van Niekerk
Wedding Photography: The Romantic Portrait Session
Learn posing, lighting and editing techniques to capture the unforgettable wedding portraits of your clients' dreams.

Discover valuable posing and lighting tips as you follow award-winning photographer Neil van Niekerk on an engagement and wedding day shoot. Watch Neil’s client consultation, and find out how he collaborates with a couple to create personality-filled photos. Then, master traditional poses and essential sequencing strategies that will make your shoots faster and more effective. Prepare for high-pressure situations with Neil’s expert advice on creating romantic, flattering shots in any location, and use focal lengths and aperture to eliminate distracting background elements and create an ethereal glow. Plus, save time and enhance your shots with Neil’s post-processing tips.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Romantic Portrait Session Primer

  • Learn important tips and techniques from Neil as he showcases photos from his portfolio and explains his professional approach to wedding photography.


Lesson 2. Getting to Know Your Couple

  • Learn to successfully conduct the initial consultation and prepare your clients for their wedding-day shoot through the engagement photo session.


Lesson 3. Making the Best of the Environment

  • Offer more variety to your clients. Take advantage of your shooting environment, adding an array of compositions and the ability to quickly problem-solve on the spot.


Lesson 4. Camera Settings & Lenses

  • Discover the camera settings Neil uses to make the most of lighting and locale in order to capture cherished moments.


Lesson 5. Posing the Couple

  • Learn tips for efficiently shooting indoors, maximizing your environment and directing your clients into photogenic poses.


Lesson 6. Conducting the Shoot

  • Observe Neil expertly conduct an outdoor shoot, taking weather, environment, lighting and client comfort into consideration while securing beautiful shots.


Lesson 7. Selecting the Images

  • Learn Neil’s post-production process of carefully selecting and editing photos that will be delivered to the bride and groom.

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