Beautiful Bridal Portraits
Kathryn Krueger has been a wedding photographer for over a decade, and was named one of the Best of the Best Wedding Photographers by Junebug Weddings and one of ProDPIs top 10 "Fearless Photographers. She sees photography as an incredible way to tell meaningful stories, and to help women realize their intrinsic beauty.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet your instructor, wedding photographer Kathryn Krueger, as she shares how she prepares for her bridal portrait sessions. Then, get a tour of Kathryn's bag as she discusses lighting and lens choices before she shares her "must-have" shot list for every portrait session.
Learn how to find environments that work for your bride and discover why certain locations don't work for every bride -- or every dress! Kathryn will share what she looks for in a location and how she goes about scouting. Finally, Kathryn will show you how to compose for all types of light, from midday to sunsets, and from direct light to shade.
Often the biggest decision a bride makes during the planning of the wedding is her dress. Learn how to capture all of its beauty and details. Kathryn advises you on the best ways to showcase it in action before giving detailed instructions for shooting veils, bouquets and more!
Learn how to build trust with your bride throughout the portrait session as Kathryn offers a wealth of pointers for gently coaching your bride into position. Learn to assess a bride's comfort level when it comes to posing and the best ways to communicate with her. Then, uncover the most flattering poses for any bride and the subtle changes you can make to turn a calamity into a classic.
Working with natural light is incredibly rewarding and will differentiate you from the competition. Kathryn offers advice and professional tips for working with backlighting, direct light and shade. She'll teach you the best ways to add bokeh to a photo. Master the art of the silhouette as you learn what makes a strong image and what to watch out for when capturing the bride in profile. Finally, learn how to work with some of the most limited --and most rewarding --light that's only found during the golden and blue hours.
Move indoors as Kathryn shows you that natural light is still all around you. Gain confidence incorporating interesting architectural details into your photos, from light fixtures to structural design elements, as Kathryn walks you through composition, scale and exposure. Learn when you may want to add fill light and discover how to harness dramatic light to create poignant photos.
Gain an understanding of how to market and price bridal sessions. Kathryn leads a candid discussion of what she charges and offers tips for increasing back-end print orders. Wrap up your class with a tour Kathryn's website and discover all of the things you can do to strengthen your brand.