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    29 min

  • Skill Level

    Intermediate

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  • Love capturing snapshots of your fave couples? Think maybe you could moonlight as a wedding photographer? Well, we’ve got a class for that! One of our very favorite Insta-crushes, Mary Costa, is here to school y’all on How to Become a Wedding Photographer.

    In this class, you’ll learn steps for getting your wedding business off the ground. Costa will show you how to build your portfolio and find clients and how to create best practices for working with a couple and their wedding party. Plus, she’ll share her tried-and-true tricks for capturing the best shots by striking the perfect balance between beautiful, romantic portraits and candid, natural moments.

    If you’ve never heard of Mary Costa, check out her AMAZING and oh-so-colorful instagram. She is a Los Angeles-based wedding and lifestyle photographer who specializes in bright, vibrant imagery and has photographed over a hundred weddings since starting her business in 2013. She is forever inspired by bold colors, natural light, and colorful floral arrangements and has been featured in The Knot Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, and Style Me Pretty. We’ve have a major crush on her! Learn more about Mary Costa in our Creative Crushin’ series.

    BY THE END OF THIS CLASS, YOU’LL HAVE:

    • The tools to build out your portfolio.
    • The templates you need to launch your business and stay organized.
    • The best practices for dealing with a couple and their wedding party.
    • Suggestions for shooting formal, candid, and accent photos.

    STUDENT PERK As an extra bonus, every student who enrolls in the class will get an exclusive course workbook filled with all of Mary's tips and tricks.

    Learn how to become a wedding photographer with Mary Costa today!

  • GET ACCESS TO 8 LESSONS, INCLUDING:

    • INTRODUCTION
    • ESSENTIAL GEAR
    • BUILDING YOUR PORTFOLIO
    • SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS
    • INTERVIEWING PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS
    • CREATING YOUR WEDDING SHOT LIST
    • FORMAL AND CANDID PHOTOS
    • DETAIL AND ACCENT PHOTOS
    • HOW TO MARKET YOURSELF
    • FINAL WORDS
  • ALL YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS CLASS ARE:

    • DSLR Camera
    • Adobe Lightroom
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Photo Mechanic

    OPTIONAL ITEMS TO HAVE WHILE SHOOTING ARE:

    • Additional memory cards
    • Three external flashes — helpful if you’re shooting indoors
    • An apple box or step stool
    • Photo Mechanic
    • Two light stands — with a little foot attachment you screw the flash to
    • 30 AA batteries
    • Items to keep in your car: scissors, bobby pins, hair spray, tape

    THE WORKBOOK INCLUDE:

    • A welcome note from Mary
    • Tips on how to get the perfect shot
    • Information on starting our business and how to market yourself
    • An inquiry form for the couple to complete
    • A sample shot list
    • A sample timeline

About the Instructor

Mary Costa

Mary Costa

Mary Costa is a Los Angeles-based wedding and lifestyle photographer who specializes in bright, vibrant imagery. Mary has photographed over a hundred weddings since starting her business in 2013. She is forever inspired by bold colors, natural light, and colorful floral arrangements. Mary’s wedding work has been featured by The Knot Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, 100 Layer Cake, and Style Me Pretty. Some of her favorite things include traveling, eating sushi, and going on adventures with her awesome husband, Mike.

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