Workshops for wedding photographers in the UK & IE – a complete list

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Workshops for wedding photographers in the UK & IE – a complete list

To grow as a photographer, it’s a good idea to occasionally do a wedding photography workshop, or a workshop to become a better entrepreneur, or a combination of both. We have asked our community of wedding photographers in the UK & IE which workshops they have done and have listed them all for you. A complete overview of the best wedding photography workshops in the UK and Ireland!

To grow as a photographer, it’s a good idea to occasionally do a wedding photography workshop, or a workshop to become a better entrepreneur, or a combination of both. We have asked our community of wedding photographers in the UK & IE which workshops they have done and have listed them all for you. A complete overview of the best wedding photography workshops in the UK and Ireland!


Which Wedding Photography workshops are there and which one should you choose?
It's best to start with making a list of what you want to learn. Is it mainly technical, workflow or more business related? Do you want to reach a different target group? Do you have difficulties increasing your prices or are you unable to attract the right customers? All important components to include in your final choice of which wedding photography workshop to go for.


Workshops for wedding photographers

Below we have compiled a list of photographers who offer wedding photography workshops. This list is very diverse. We all have a different level after all and a different style.  You will have to choose a workshop that suits you well.
Many photographers offer different wedding photography workshops. To choose which workshop is best for you, it is important you look for a photographer whose style of photography suits you, or from whom you want to learn more. However, it is no guarantee that a photographer who is successful himself can also give a good workshop.

What does a wedding photography workshop cost?

For a good wedding photography workshop you'll pay between 400 and 2000 euros, depending on the number of days, the location and the level. Cheaper workshops can be found, but they'll be shorter and contain less valuable information. There are also more expensive workshops given by top photographers at beautiful locations, often in exotic or dramatic locations for several days, in which all facets of photography and entrepreneurship are discussed. Take a good look at what is included in the price, such as overnight stays, food and drinks during the days of the workshop.


Grow by doing a wedding photography workshop

The level of the workshop must match your own level. If you're a starting wedding photographer, you have to find a workshop that matches your skills. In the description of the workshops you usually can find some info about the level the workshop. So scroll through the list, visit their websites, and choose a workshop that suits you.
We have also included a number of workshops that can help you to run a good business as a wedding photographer. If you want to be successful as a wedding photographer, your business skills are at least as important as your photography skills!



The Trained Eye

The Trained Eye's short wedding photography workshops are perfect for those wanting to start a full-time career in photography and needing some help along the way. The workshops take you through all aspects of mastering wedding photography skills and are taught by some of the UK’s top photographers with a passion for photography and teaching.

Both studio and location classes are offered. Classroom training takes place at their studio, located in Buckinghamshire, just a 25-minute train journey from central London. The on-location shoots make use of some of the most gorgeous wedding venues in the country, where models and wedding details help provide an amazing learning experience.

"I couldn't be happier with the The Academy - simply the best programme to kick start your career in wedding photography and shave years off an otherwise very steep learning curve!" - Nadine van Biljon


Sam Docker

Sam is a wedding photographer from Derby who wants to help and support like minded creatives and wedding photographers to grow their businesses.
He has created an online workshop called 'The Complete Wedding Photographer'. It is a business and photography masterclass for anyone looking to build and develop their brand, in their own time, in their own home/office, and at their own pace. 

Whether you’re new to the industry or you’ve shot 500 weddings, this course is designed to give you the tools to build a stronger and more efficient brand, and to help you take your ideas and business to the next level.
The online course is a complete guide to everything you need to know in order to run a successful wedding photography business.

“So its been a month since I have completed the course and since then…no joke…I have booked over 10 weddings since taking on the advice and knowledge from Sam. I dont think my feet have quite hit the ground since then! I just needed that extra insight and confidence boost from Sam that was much needed for me to go in the direction I have wanted. I really cant even begin to thank and praise Sam for what he has done for me and my business. It’s literally been life changing! So if you are looking at which workshops to do…stop looking and just book this one.” - Louise Griffin


Dan Morris

Dan Morris is a wedding photographer originally from South Wales, now based in Cheltenham. He can share his experiences from photographing over 250 weddings in 15 different countries. Helping others is always a joy to him and with his workshops you can take your wedding photography training up a level no matter your experience. The wedding photography workshop will cover everything you require to take your skills to progress quickly in the industry.

Apart from offering wedding photography training workshops, Dan also offers one to one sessions, where you meet up with him to discuss all aspects of what it takes to make your photography business more successful. He will explain the things that he did wrong so hopefully you don’t make the same mistakes. The day can be tailored to your specific needs. So anything from posing, off camera flash, how he works on a wedding day or editing and workflow for a few examples. He will give you a breakdown how he photographs and edits a whole wedding for consistency.


Brett Harkness Training

Wedding photographer Brett Harkness offers different wedding photography workshops, both online and in real life. He believes sharing his knowledge is a great thing and has trained hundreds of photographers over the years , all of which have gained essential insight into not only how to be better at what they do but also how to build better & future proof businesses.

"I recently had the pleasure of attending a Wedding Photography workshop with Brett. I have always been a fan of his work and always heard only but great things about him. I was at a point in my photography where I wanted to up my game and was in need of a little more inspiration. He absolutely delivered and did not disappoint in anyway. I came away excited and inspired and I could not wait until my next wedding with the new knowledge and eye for detail in which I was taught by Brett. If you are looking for more photography training, look no further. You won’t be disappointed." - Sean Pegg


David Stubbs

David Stubbs is a full time professional Manchester based wedding photographer who offers mentoring for photographers. You can choose between Skype sessions, a full day in person, real wedding shadowing, a 1-2-1 couples shoot day or longterm mentoring programmes.

David also offers SEO workshops for wedding photographers, to help them rank better in Google. This workshop will take place over Zoom at a time that suits you. It's conducted over 2 sessions each approx 2.5 hours long (5 hours total).
David will teach you everything you need to know to implement SEO yourself. 

“David change my vision of wedding photography. After 15 years as a wedding photographer in England, I thought I knew everything. David open my eyes, my style changed and I enjoy ever more now photographing weddings. I can’t thanks David enough” - Herve Gillet


MIKI Education

Mick & Ash from MIKI studios have captured nearly 400 weddings as full time professional Wedding Photographers and Videographers. Together they started MIKI Education. They can teach you about the art of photo and/or film but also on how to run and manage a success business; they can cover anything from creating a brand to SEO for wedding photographers. They love sharing their knowledge with other creatives and small businesses. Mick & Ash offer 1 hour one 2 one sessions for photographers that are looking to improve a specific area of their business.

Being a seasoned photographer, I honestly wasn't sure how much I'd get out of Mick and Ash's talk. But I found myself with heaps of helpful advice that I could immediately apply to my business. I felt reinvigorated, inspired and empowered. Mick and Ash have clearly worked hard to cultivate a business which works for them allows them to lead the lifestyles they want to lead, the dream of any wedding photographer. I've already made big changes and reaping the rewards. - Emmie Scott Photography


NineDots

NineDots is led by Andy Gaines, Adam Johnson and Rahul Khona – between them they’ve won hundreds of wedding photography awards and have three Wedding Photographer of the Year titles. As still working wedding photographers they have created workshops which they would want to attend themselves. Nothing is held back or watered down, it's all access to them and the way they work.

In addition to their online training resources they offer through NineDots Membership, they also offer three exclusive and unique wedding photography masterclasses available for one-of purchase. The workshops are about documentary and storytelling, flash and lightning and portraits and posing.

"If you hear the name Nine Dots and get the chance to get involved, do it! Between the four of them, the Nine Dots team provided a huge range of incredible learnings and they certainly don’t hold back in what they share. Their moto “Create Your Own Awesome” is a nice summary of what you can expect to achieve after attending one of their workshops.
Thanks again Andy, Miki, Adam & Rahul for revolutionising my business!" 


Andrew Billlington

Andrew Billington has been a candid wedding photographer for the past fifteen years and has a lot valuable information to share with you.

You can choose for a Reset + Restart one 2 one session, aimed at kickstarting your wedding photography business in the direction you want to take it.

Andrew also offers 90 minute online sessions, where you can choose between a portfolio review, shooting or business. 

You can also opt for a year long mentoring programme to help you to strengthen your photography, focus your business and to work in a productive and time effective way.

" LIBERATING! What waas great about your workshop was I could tailor it to my needs."
- Adam


Steven Rooney

Wedding and portrait photographer Steven Rooney has a passion for teaching and helping photographers of all levels to improve, succeed in their business and earn more.

His Patreon account contains videos for photographers who want to begin learning about or improve their editing using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. He will share anything that he thinks will be valuable to you, interact with you and answer your questions.

As a member you get access to a variety of video tutorials and critiques of his own and your images. He will be covering all aspects of his work and business but focusing on Lightroom and Photoshop editing as well as being creative in wedding photography. 


Neil Redfern

Neil Redfern is a wedding photographer who shares his knowledge on Patreon. Everything he creates and posts is aimed at helping you to become the best wedding photographer you can be. 

On his Patreon you can find wedding photography tips, trick and advice. If you become a member you get acces to 200+ hours of Patreon only content, exclusive live streams with wedding photographers, a 2,5 hour Lightroom live webinar, Neil's wedding photographer's guide to maximising Instagram, critique of your images and more


Snap!

Snap! is a community committed to bringing the best in education and inspiration to the photography industry. They do this through their events, the main one being in the Spring.

At their photography festival you can expect workshops, shoots, delicious food, campfires, amazing talks and one epic party by night. It is an experience designed to inspire you as a photographer and change your business for the better as well as give you some new photography friends for life.

Snapp wants to make education and inspiration for photographers more accessible so they also host monthly online workshops on a variety of topics on their website.

"Wow, Snap really blew my mind! During my studies I learned a lot of technical stuff but felt really boxed with regards to creativity. Snap really helped me to discover a free and creative side to my photography which I'm so very grateful for. I also learned a bunch of business stuff that I never even thought of.  I felt such a sense of freedom at Snap. Maybe it was the community. Maybe it was seeing how people struggle (just like me). Maybe it was experiencing a bunch of strangers just cheering me on for no reason at all. I felt encouraged and empowered.  I'm so grateful for the experience and wouldn't trade it for anything."


The Art of SEO

The Art of SEO is founded by Ash, who is passionate about helping business owners grow and expand their business. It is a programme of learning and support to help creatives connect with more of the clients who need their services, by demystifying SEO and making it work for you and your goals. 

"I have been aware of Ash as part of MIKI Studios for a while due to the fact they were ALWAYS page one for so many search terms within the wedding photography world. So the moment Ash announced he was releasing a course for SEO last year I booked on immediately.

The course did not disappoint. Ash broke down SEO clearly and gave me actionable tools that I have implemented with huge success for both my businesses. He is super supportive and created a lovely community of likeminded people. I would recommend him (and have done) to anyone looking to up their level SEO." - Ami Robertson



Wedding photography workshops around the world

 

TWO MANN

Canadian wedding photographers Erika and Lanny of Two Mann Studios founded Two Mann U. They will teach you everything there is to know about wedding photography for a semester. Their goal is to help photographers create better, more meaningful and more creative work.

With a membership you get more than 50 hours of videos to watch, both in the field and behind the scenes, live Q&As, Mindset, Workflows and a Private forum.

"Forget what you think you know about wedding photography, come with an open mind (and a notebook) and let 2MU in. You’ll come for the photography and stay for the life lessons!" - Ray Passy


Tyler Wirken

 

Tyler is an accomplished American wedding photographer and the founder of The Wirkshop Series. He offers various “wirkshops” (as he calls them) for photographers.

You can follow a workshop with video lessons about 'real moment' photography. You can also opt for the 'Art of the Moment' workshop, where you get a complete look behind the scenes of his process in 4 online lessons. Finally, there's the 'Moments Bent' workshop where you can follow Tyler Wirken's process in a series of online videos as he documents a real wedding from start to finish.

"I’ve always wanted to photograph weddings in the way that Tyler does, but I had no idea HOW. Holy smacks, this course breaks it down for you, and Tyler speaks to you so that you GET IT. This was THE BEST thing I've done for my business, but also for me.
Honestly, I can't even tell you how much you need this if you are serious about true documentary wedding photography and learning. Learn from the best." 
- Aniya




Citlalli Rico

Citlalli Rico is a Mexican wedding photographer and has been teaching photographers for almost 10 years. Her approach is mainly documentary and focused on creating better narrative images and capturing meaningful and real moments. She is happy to help you improve your wedding photography with her workshops.

You can book a two-hour online session with her where she will review and assess your portfolio, website and social media. You can also go to sunny Cancun for a day, to learn live from her.


Victor Lax 

Victor is a Spanish wedding photographer who offers personalized coaching and mentoring for wedding photographers.

You can opt for a 4-day workshop at his home. He will tell you all the ins and outs about his way of working, but will also take a closer look at your portfolio and deeply analyze your photos. In these 4 days he teaches you about light, both natural and artificial, composition, the right moments, special portraits, workflow and image editing. The last day he will take you to a real wedding so you can watch and learn from him.

Victor also offers a three-hour online mentoring and coaching for wedding photographers. You can choose between 3 subjects: Photo criticism, post production and vision.

"If I could use a single word to describe Victor Lax’s workshop, it will be for sure this: Inspiring! It was amazing to see how he thinks when he shoots, how he sees and uses the light, how he works with his couples, and how he tell’s the story. I think he is one of the best photographers in the world right now, and I am really happy I went to his workshop, and had the chance to learn from him! I totally recomand his workshop to every photographer outhere!" - Sabina Mladin


Jerry Ghionis

American photographer Jerry Ghionis is considered one of the top five wedding/portrait photographers and educators in the world.

As a photographer, educator, inventor and human being, his experience of traveling around the world and his perspective on the photography industry makes him an invaluable source of knowledge, experience and wisdom. His influence in the art of wedding and portrait photography can be seen all over the industry today.

Jerry Ghionis Photography Training offers new classes every week on all aspects of portrait and wedding photography, from lighting and posing to business marketing tips. Follow Jerry as he shoots real weddings, boudoir sessions, fashion shoots and more and take advantage of his decades of experience.

"Jerry's training has altered the way I think and shoot. The information is excellent and applies to what I do and want to do. I believe this has played a major role in changing both the technical and artistic aspects of my shooting." - John Scarpino


Daniel Aguilar

Daniel is an American wedding photographer who regularly gives 1 day workshops abroad.

He teaches you about the use of light, dealing with couples, posing naturally, compositions, lenses and how to tell a story with your photos.


Samo Rovan

'See The Big Picture Workshops' is about amplifying your voice and vision as a wedding photographer. 'See The Big Picture' is about enabling you to see the real wedding. To really capture from your heart. To enable you to create captivating images that you will never forget because they have your unique signature.

The workshops consist of a super intensive training of 1 or 2 days. You will learn a lot of information, you will actively photograph, do creative exercises and you will receive honest criticism. The workshops are organized for a group of at least 8 photographers, so there can be a dynamic and intense approach. The group workshop is intended for beginners to advanced and specially designed for wedding photographers.

I fell in love not only with his photos and his working style, I fell in love also with his way of conveying the passion in his work. Samo opened my head and showed me the way to evolve without losing my essence. I highly recommend his workshop for all those who love this profession and seek to improve. Very educational and encouraging! Infinite thanks teacher !!!!!” - Erika Fayolle


Wolves Workshop

The Wolves Workshop is a five-day workshop for wedding photographers that takes place annually on the beautiful island of La Graciosa, in Spain.

This project was created with the idea of having an unforgettable adventure in a great place and together with people who want to share and learn from eachother.
Learning, building relationships and gaining experience are the three main goals of The Wolves.

Workshops will be held every day, with one speaker per day. The workshops consist of a theory lesson where questions can be asked, a live shoot with a real couple and an editing session afterwards. You will learn how other photographers work, how they communicatie with their clients, how they manage their workflow, the key points in their work, etc.


Revealing The Narrative

This workshop from Revealing the Narrative consists of 9 modules in which you will learn everything about running a wedding photography business and building a career that you are proud of.

You will learn to master the art of the moment, to tell compelling stories with your photos. In addition, the ins and outs of starting as a wedding photographer are discussed and you learn how to market your business. You'll get real, actionable steps you can take to start creating the business – and lifestyle – you always wanted.

There was something new to learn about storytelling, choosing the right client, workflow, pricing, and marketing/selling - you girls thought of EVERY detail! I liked the way the course was self-paced -- I could learn the content during the week when I had time. But at the same time, there were gentle deadlines where we checked in on our goals for the week. This was a perfect balance for me -- low stress but gentle nudges to get stuff done! Within weeks of taking the course and implementing what I learned I was able to double the amount of weddings booked - and they were all my ideal clients. Since completing RTN, I have been able to double what I charge - all while being excited about my work again.”


Rocio Vega

Rocio Vega is an award-winning wedding photographer from Spain who loves to help other photographers make progress in their photography.

In this two day workshop, Rocio Vega will talk about the different steps she takes to create her style and teach you how to become a better photographer. She will share her creative processes step by step and show you how to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.



Kirsten Lewis

Kirsten Lewis is a well-known American documentary family photographer. As a documentary wedding photographer you can also learn a lot from her.

You can opt for the 8-week Tapas workshop that covers all different aspects of documentary photography. Kirsten shares her photos, workflow, thought process and business tricks and collaborates with other photographers to discuss their companies and portfolios.

You can also opt for the Making Moment Driven Pictures workshop. This workshop is about creating well-thought-out photos that will elicit an emotional response from the viewer, while not affecting the environment in any way. In this workshop you will learn how to take moment-driven photos and how to embrace the art of photography.

"Kirsten is fantastic and inspiring. She gives great tips, lots of inspiration and helps to understand what family photojournalism is about. I absolutely love this workshop and recommend it!" - Agnieszka Stefaniak


Jesh de Rox

Jesh is a cultural anthropologist, photographer, writer, speaker and creative entrepreneur who is fascinated by how the mind and body create feelings.

As one of the most awarded photographers of his generation, Jesh's work inspired multiple global trends. He pioneered a technique called Superfeel, which gives photographers the opportunity to connect with the people they photograph and create real emotion. Superfeel has revolutionized the industry and has been used to make millions of people happy.

His discoveries led to the development of Kindrêd, a modern form of meditation that helps participants regulate their emotions and access their creativity.

Through lectures, retreats, mentorship programs, podcasts and his books, Jesh has shared his rare expertise in human connection, creative brilliance and culture shaping with hundreds of thousands of people.

"I wanted to say thank you for how much I have grown since meeting you about 9 years ago. The ripple effect it has had on my business, my soul, my relationship with my customers, family and friends is priceless." - Jaya Mc Intyre


Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes is an all-round American photographer who gives workshops and offers video tutorials. He is an open book about his process and therefore has the opportunity to inspire others to follow their dreams and passions as a photographer.

He offers three free online workshops of 60 minutes and also paid courses on landscape, portraits and still life.

"Joel is clearly a very experienced photographer and teacher. He knows how to describe difficult challenges well and offers solutions in a clear way. He brings it in a very enthusiastic way that makes you want to try it yourself."- Michelle Peeters


Susana Barbera

Susana Barbera is an international Awarded Photographer, Speaker and Mentor.
She is the creator of the mentoring programs PhotoTheraphy and The Walking Talk. She believes in using photography as a tool to heal from the inside out while becoming a better photographer and a better human being.

Susana offers online mentoring sessions for photographers. You can book a 45 minute sessions where you walk and talk together over the phone. She will walk with you and help you. You can reach out to her on Instagram or Facebook to book a session.

"I am so grateful for my mentoring session with you. Not only did you open my eyes on many things but you really made me think about how I approach photography and my life. I wish I could fly to Spain and spend days with you! I will continue with more sessions as soon as lockdown is over and I can put to practice what you told me. I can't wait to do my homework on the streets and take further steps. Your individual approach to my needs, my personality and my journey as a photographer is truly unique and incredible. Best investment ever for sure"
- Janina

The list above can of course be expanded, so if you give workshops yourself or if you have followed a workshop by someone who is not in this list, let us know in the comments. We will take a look at it and we might add it to the list.
We are also very curious about your workshop stories. If you have attended a workshop, we would like to hear about your experiences and what it has brought you. Let us know in the comments.
We wish you a lot of succes in your search for a good wedding phtography workshop!


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