CHESTER – Sunday 13th September 2020


Britain’s Best Wedding Course Since 2015

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Wrexham Road, Pulford, Chester CH4 9DG – 09.30-16.30



Covid-19: We are confident that our socially distanced course will go ahead as planned. However, if the date has to be re-scheduled due to government restrictions, a full refund will be offered if you cannot make the new date.



‘A brutally honest tour de force for the aspiring wedding creative!’

A Career Changing Course

Since 2015, our courses have energised the careers of hundreds of apprentice wedding photographers. Cutting straight to the chase, we aim to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to start (or develop) your own successful wedding photography business. You will also gain a starter portfolio of both photojournalist and traditional bride and groom photographs to impress prospective clients and hopefully achieve your first paid booking.

Person Specification – Open to Beginners & Experienced Students

Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced student, the Wedding Photographer Course is differentiated and open to all. The course assumes a passion for the role rather than a large knowledge/skill base. The course content is delivered quickly so you will need to be articulate and a responsive learner. Most students will be looking to turn their hobby into a highly profitable business. The course would also be suitable for those looking to take their emerging business to the next level.

Course Leadership

Apart from an excellent business background, our staff hold degree level qualifications in photography and crucially, qualified teacher status. As trained educators, you can be assured of a well planned course and efficient delivery of the topics covered. In terms of driving your own business forward, our concise methodology will ensure you get off to the best possible of starts and remain one step ahead of your competitors.

David Paul B.A.(Hons) P.G.C.E – Course Leader

David graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1990 and qualified as a teacher from Loughborough University shortly afterwards. He spent over ten years as a teacher before embarking on a highly successful career as a photojournalist wedding photographer. To date, he has shot over 500 weddings and now utilises his dynamic skill set as a teacher to shape the next generation of wedding creatives.


Our course features a two hour professional model shoot.

Claire Thomas B.A.(Hons) – Bridal Preparation Tutor

Claire graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2002 with a degree in photography and digital imaging. Over the last decade she has been one of Cheshire’s top wedding creatives & we are incredibly fortunate to have her on board as our bridal preparation tutor.

Course Structure

09.30 Start

  • Welcome to the course. An opportunity for you to get to know everyone and share your photographic journey so far.
  • The journey from hobbyist to professional.
  • Composition and camera settings.
  • Buying the right equipment.
  • Photographic styles: photojournalism and traditional.
  • Personal qualities of the wedding photographer.
  • Wedding Day Objectives – bridal preparation and the groomsmen.
  • Case study 1 – the wedding of Samantha & Terry.
  • Plenary – Q&A session.

10.45 -11.00 Coffee & Cake

  • The role of the wedding photographer.
  • A look at Denis Stock’s iconic portrait of James Dean circa 1955.
  • Adobe Lightroom tutorial.
  • Wedding Day Objectives – The Ceremony.
  • Case study 2 – the wedding of Charlotte & Daniel.
  • Wedding Day Objectives – The Reception.
  • Plenary – Q&A session.

12.00 -13.00 Lunch

(Please let us know about any special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.)

Portfolio Building Model Shoot

  • Get the shots of our stunning model bride and groom to impress your prospective clients. A variety of settings will be used including the bridal suite, traditional English garden and a range of splendid interiors within the hotel.

15.00-15.15 Coffee & Biscuits

  • Responding to an e-mail enquiry.
  • Meeting clients and securing the booking.
  • Case study 3 – the wedding of Emma & Will.
  • Wedding day objectives – the speeches and first dance.
  • Key features of a successful website.
  • Your advertising priorities.
  • Insurance for the professional.
  • What is GDPR and how does it affect me?
  • Plenary – Q&A session.
  • The Assistant Photographer Scheme.
  • Written feedback.

16.30 Finish

Every student who completes the course will receive a Certificate of Achievement.