Online Class

Documentary-Style Wedding Portraits


Develop your signature style as you learn to create unique compositions, work with available light and capture compelling images of honest emotion.

Skill Level


What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kirsten Lewis
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Reveal the intimate moments behind every “I do” with award-winning photographer Kirsten Lewis as your guide! After Kirsten shares website and marketing tips, you’ll discover her favorite strategies for helping subjects relax during wedding day photo shoots. Learn to harness ambient light to create perfectly lit, romantic portraits at any indoor venue. Master gorgeous outdoor photographs with techniques for shooting in shade, shadows and harsh light, and discover how to capture a dynamic range of images in less than 15 minutes with Kirsten’s innovative 360-degree challenge. Give your clients maximum visual variety with expert insight into lens choice and learn which creative risks always pay off for standout portraits.

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Documentary Style
Meet your instructor, documentary photographer Kirsten Lewis, as she shares her portfolio and philosophy for taking amazing photos. Kirsten guides you through the process of finding and branding a style and offers tips for creating a captivating website.
2. Creative Indoor Light
3. Outdoor Light Options
4. The 360-Degree Challenge
5. Lenses & Image Variety
6. Unique Composition
7. Deliver Your Best

Taught by

Kirsten Lewis
Kirsten Lewis
Kirsten Lewis has been a professional photographer for more than a decade and was named one of the top 20 photographers in the world by Fearless Photographers. Kirsten’s passion for documentary-style photography is evident in her intimate, honest images. Her photographs have won numerous awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association and International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. When she’s not shooting, she works as a mentor at the prestigious Foundation Workshops and she’s thrilled that Craftsy lets her share her technical and creative expertise with photographers around the world.
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