So You Want to be a Wedding Photographer!

Toronto Wedding Photography Workshop - October 18-20th, 2019

So you want to be a wedding photographer! Do want to break into the wedding photography industry but lack the expertise and knowledge? Have you been asked by a friend or family member to photograph a wedding and you don't know where to start? Are you an experienced photographer looking to explore new opportunities?

Join me and fellow wedding photographer and educator, Michelle Quance, on an exciting three-day comprehensive wedding photography workshop on October 18-20th, 2019. With combined wedding experience of over 30 years, we will walk you through everything you need to know about the wedding photography business.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6pm to 9pm

The workshop will begin with student introductions followed by an in-depth discussion on running a successful wedding photography business. You will learn strategies on how to get started, feel more confident about approaching client meetings, and develop a pricing model for your work.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 9am to 5pm

Saturday morning will begin on-site mimicking a real couple's engagement session. Professional models will not be used because we strongly believe in working with subjects that will reflect your average client. You will learn best practices on interacting with the couple, making them feel comfortable, and finding go-to poses that will never let you down. After a nice lunch at the Balmy Beach Club, we will head back to Q Gallery.

The afternoon will begin reviewing a simplistic breakdown of the wedding day and how to approach each major component. In the gallery, we will work on wedding prep photos with a stand-in bride and groom focusing once again on the go-to poses and working with unpredictable lighting scenarios.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 9am to 5pm

Sunday morning will have the group out at a wedding portrait session with the bride and groom. Once again, the students will be places in real-wedding scenarios dealing with a regular couple and whatever weather decides to show up that morning. Recalling the previous day's best practices, each participant will have a chance to work individually with the bride and groom under our guidance.

After a casual group lunch, we will spend the afternoon at Q Gallery discussing editing and processing tips using some of the images captured from the weekend. We'll touch upon client deliverables and their expectations before wrapping it up with an optional dinner.

Learning Outcomes

We believe that workshops should be practical. Measurable. Valuable. At the conclusion of the workshop, students should:

1) Have more confidence with client meetings and bookings
2) Know how to price your time and skills to maximize your margins
3) Have a good idea of what they want their wedding visual identity to look like
4) Know how to organize and manage time during a wedding
5) Better identify optimal light and be prepared to photograph in different lighting situations
6) Interact naturally with couples during portrait sessions and have reliable go-to poses
7) Be more efficient in editing and post-processing images using Lightroom
8) Know what and how to deliver the final product to the client

Date + Location

October 18-20th, 2019
Times: Friday, October 18th - 6pm to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20th - 9am to 5pm
Location: Q Gallery, 132 Main Street, Toronto, ON, M4E 2V8
Student Cap: 16 participants
Cost: $600 CAD + HST, includes tuition, refreshments, and lunch both days

Though there are no firm restrictions on who can participate, it is recommended that the student know the photography basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO with a theoretical idea of how they relate to one another.

We are happy to provide a 100% money-back guarantee for this workshop should you attend and not be satisfied with the quality of instruction and knowledge you've gained.

The Instructors

Neil is a Toronto-based photographer who embraces his love of different photography genres and the cross-pollinization that results from it. In addition to photographing weddings for the last decade, he has had the opportunity travel to over 25 countries, working on a number of personal projects.

Alongside street photographer, Eric Kim, he has co-hosted a number of photography workshops in the US and Canada as well as overseas in Japan, Vietnam, The Netherlands, and UAE. Neil is  set to join the faculty at Seneca College this September as a photography professor.

Inspired by their cutting edge ad campaigns while working for Calvin Klein 30 years ago, Michelle began her venture into the world of photography.

Michelle is best behind the camera where her ability to direct and capture the decisive moment is her greatest skill; one that is vital in her role photographing celebrities for Variety Magazine.

Now moving into her 24th year as a professional photographer, 10 of those years working as a Nikon Professional, she has photographed well over 500 weddings, thousands of portraits, and countless corporate events.

Since 2011, Michelle has taught photography to hundreds of students out of her gallery located in The Beach.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Complete the form here or send an email to for more details or to reserve your place in the workshop.

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