gain 10 Years of knowledge & fast-track your career
Become the artist that you've always wanted to be, in a fraction of the time.
This system includes 10 YEARS of experience that took 3 FULL YEARS to film and produce. EVERYTHING we've learned from our REAL-WORLD experience is included. In fact, it's the exact same training system Lin & Jirsa associate photographers use.
Real Weddings, Real Education
Most online wedding education is based on theory, we will take you behind-the-scenes on real weddings with real clients.
8 full Workshops
Experience 70 + hours of education complete with exercise files, quizzes, assignments, PDF Guides & more. Individual workshops retail at over $1,000.
Comprehensive A-Z Training
The world's most comprehensive wedding photography training system, detailing every aspect of photographing the wedding day.
join thousands of photographers
I seriously can't thank SLR Lounge enough. The confidence I have gained is insane and without you guys I would be lost. I am now able to provide a Higher level of photography to people in my area and it feels sooo damn good!
- Ian Eldridge
Hands down. There is no equal to what you’ve accomplished here. All I can say is thanks Pye I can’t imagine anyone else to turn to when it comes to anything photography.
- Sean Munzlinger
The wedding courses have been priceless for our business. Tips and things that I would not have thought of were essential in setting and exceeding our clients expectations. I continue to watch the courses and learn from them every time.
- Laura Ochoa
Common Thoughts & Misconceptions
"YouTube is Free"
We love Youtube, it's free, and there are dozens of great instructors. But inconsistent, non-sequential tips can only take you so far. We offer a PROVEN framework based on real-world commercial success and complete with exercise files and start to finish training.
In-person workshops can be hit or miss. Good ones can cost $1,500+ and last just a few days. Not enough time to master complex topics like lighting, posing and directing. We offer a comprehensive training system designed for easy ongoing reference when needed.
"There are cheaper courses"
Yes. But, your time is also valuable. Our education is unique because it is based on proven frameworks for success, not memorization and theory. We are proud that most of our students move on to become industry peers and even "competitors."
perfect On-the-go lighting for every scene
Lighting is a major foundation for wedding photography. Using small and inexpensive flashes, you will learn to see and modify light. You will learn to create incredible effects with very little gear, and how to use modifiers to shape the perfect quality of light.
Master reception lighting in dark scenes
Reception lighting consistently polls as one of the biggest challenges for photographers. You will learn the best lighting positions and techniques for ANY scene: indoor, outdoor, day or night.
learn creative lighting for unique portraits
We want you to see the power of flash and its creative potential. You will learn how to highlight and isolate your subjects for special effect as seen in the image above.
understand natural light for beauty portraits
The best light is often already present, but we fail to see it. You will learn how to see and modify natural light for beautiful, flattering portraits virtually anywhere.
Watch as Posing & Directing Become second nature
You will master the art of posing and directing. The Foundation Posing Framework is a system designed to help you understand the purpose or story behind a pose. Without feeling stress or pressure, you will be able to effortlessly pose and direct clients into authentic imagery. You will also be able to identify and correct anything that appears "off."
Master the "foundation posing framework"
Instead of memorizing poses, or buying expensive and gimmicky cards, why not learn the WHY behind the "feeling" of a pose? The FPF will teach you how to understand the nuances behind touch points, eye-lines and every aspect of posing. For your clients, it will differentiate you from your competitors.
stand apart with unique Formal Portraiture
Often overlooked is the viral marketing power of a great group portrait. Instead of simply lining everyone up, use group posing techniques from the FPF to create unique imagery that your clients will love and share!
make your clients feel like models
Flattering imagery requires a deep understanding of the human body and posing nuances. You will learn these nuances, and how to direct and communicate. Your clients will walk away saying, "I look like a model."
think creatively, especially under pressure
see what others can't
Every workshop in this training system trains your creative muscles. You will walk away seeing the world differently from those around you.
simple tricks, amazing results
Learn how you can use small tools like string lights and prisms to add interest, conceal &reveal elements in the scene, and more.
master lighting + composition
You will walk away not only seeing interesting compositions, but also knowing how to add creative lighting that will amaze your clients.
master storytelling & photojournalism
"How do I make sure I don't miss a moment?"
A big part of your job as a wedding photographer is directing and managing your team. You need to understand ideal positions for every major event, including the first look, the ceremony, the reception and more so that your team is always in the right position at the right time.
"How Can I create Natural & authentic moments?"
Emotional moments often happen throughout a wedding day, and when they do, we want to be there to capture them. However, we also need the skills and knowledge to help bring them out if they aren't happening naturally. We call this "Assisted Photojournalism" and combined with our Foundation Posing Framework, we will teach you how to use cues to create authentic imagery that might not happen otherwise.
You will Learn ... Well ... Everything Else Too!
Here are other concepts you'll learn in our training system.
gear buying guides for any budget
Don't waste money on unnecessary gear! We'll give you our top gear picks for a variety of budgets and camera bodies and show you just how we use them in the field on wedding days.
efficient & beautiful post production
Each workshop comes with sections on Adobe Lightroom post production so you can learn how to efficiently post produce a cohesive story.
managing expectations & avoiding issues
Our training system teaches you how to manage expectations of the clients, the families, and other other wedding vendors throughout the day to avoid potential issues.
what does each workshop cover?
Let's jump into what each workshop teaches and the main skills and knowledge you'll walk away with.
Wedding Workshop 1: Planning & Communication
Runtime: 9 Hours
Learn how to book clients and guarantee them an incredible experience with your studio.
Wedding Workshop 2: Photographing the Groom
Runtime: 9.5 Hours
An encyclopedia of knowledge for any second shooter capturing Groom & Groomsmen Portraits.
Wedding Workshop 3: photographing the Bride
Runtime: 14.5 Hours
The ultimate guide to photographing, posing, & lighting beautiful Bride & Bridesmaids portraits.
Wedding Workshop 4: Photographing The Couple
Runtime: 8.5 Hours
A career-changing workshop for Lead shooters looking to perfect their couples portraiture.
Wedding Workshop 5: Photographing The Ceremony
Runtime: 6 Hours
Master the art of storytelling and capture every special moment during the wedding ceremony.
Wedding Workshop 6: Photographing The Details
Runtime: 7.5 Hours
Capture stunning wedding decor photos that will get you published and noticed on social media.
Wedding Workshop 7: Photographing Group Portraits
Runtime: 9 Hours
Perfect group portraiture with simple lighting guides, posing techniques & communication tips.
Wedding Workshop 8: Photographing The Reception
Runtime: 6 Hours
Never struggle with off-camera flash again in any reception venue, no matter how dark the scene.
bonus workshop: Cultural Wedding Guides
PDF Resources: 4 Guides
Use our 4 PDF Guides to help you excel in common cultural weddings: Hindu, Jewish, Persian, & Asian (Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese).
Q: How many workshops are included in this bundle?
A: 8 different workshops are included in the Complete Wedding Photography Training System. Starting with Photographing the Bride, Photographing the Groom, Photographing the Couple, Photographing the Ceremony, Photographing the Details, Photographing Group Portraits, Photographing the Reception, & Planning & Communication
Q: Who Is This Workshop For?
A: If you’re just starting out in wedding photography, this is the perfect A-Z training you’ll need to launch and grow your business. Tips and Tricks from Youtube videos will only get you so far. Let us guide you with everything you need to succeed. We’ve seen students enter with years of experience and develop skills and knowledge that drastically improved their skillset and their businesses. Whether you’re moving into higher end weddings or just looking to improve the consistency of your overall collections, we guarantee this system will benefit you.
Q: What if I already purchased one or more of the Wedding Workshops?
A: For a limited time, we will discount your purchase of the Complete Wedding Photography Training System based on your previous purchases of any of our wedding workshops (with a maximum savings of up to $400 off). In other words, you can have all 8 wedding workshops plus the bonus cultural guides for as little as $99! Send an email to customer service at slrlounge.com to let us know that you would like to use the previous purchaser's discount. Then, we will verify your purchase(s) and send a custom discount code to use on the complete training system. Offer expires 9/21/2018.