Wedding Business Workshop

Wedding photography is a real passion of mine. I don’t think it should be entered into light heartedly. This is a couple’s big day, one of the most important in their life, and as photographers we create the story that remains. Those photos will be looked back on years to come. I’ve been doing wedding photography for five years now and kept getting messages from people looking to get into it. I decided to set up workshops to share what I’ve learnt with others. The workshops are themed on what people want and need the most. Andy and Julie are avid photographers, both have been doing on-line learning and really want to make a go of it. I met up with the couple to see what workshop I could offer, we looked at what they wanted to improve on and a wedding photography business needs. 

The first signs of spring on a Photography workshop in Great Givendale, the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds

The day was around the Yorkshire Wolds, we went to the beautiful Great Givendale Church, to tackle low light conditions, around Pocklington, a trip to the Florist, to a local coffee shop to tackle close-up and details, to All Saints Church and then home to edit!  I think as those working in the wedding photography business we should always look at growing and helping others. So workshops for me a really great way of doing this. 

I usually do these workshops one on one, but Andy and Julie are a couple. So I focused on their separate needs. Julie really loves detail. She’s got an eye for colour, and shapes. We went to Mouse House Floral design, a Florist in Pocklington. https://www.mousehousefloraldesign.co.uk/ Where I got Julie to hand pick some beautiful flowers. We then went onto Costellos bakery  (https://www.costellosbakery.com/) to practice some photos in a space that is beautiful. All the tables are wooden, with a lil book swap area. The staff were really helpful, and make a lovely flat white. Which is reason enough for me to visit again. 

Costellos Coffee shop details in Pocklington

Costellos Coffee shop details in Pocklington

Costellos Coffee shop details in Pocklington

Costellos Coffee shop where we carried on doing the workshop

Costellos Coffee shop where we carried on doing the workshop

After we had handled low light conditions, a portraiture task, and close-ups. We went onto Great Givendale for the sun going down over the wolds. Church of St. Ethelburga in Great Givendale is a really unique place. It isn’t far from Millington or Pocklington. The church is a national heritage grade II listed building. The little church  was rebuilt in 1849 on the site of a much earlier, 12th century church.  It’s one of the hidden gems of the landscape around the wolds. 

Church of St. Ethelburga in Great Givendale

Church of St. Ethelburga in Great Givendale

Church of St. Ethelburga in Great Givendale

Church of St. Ethelburga in Great Givendale  photography workshop


When we started to lose the light we headed back to begin Lightroom workflow, and editing. This is where we get to grips with the more business side of Photography. Talking marketing, websites and more.  If you’d like to know more have a look at my workshop page here: http://www.jorebeccacoates.com/w-o-r-k-s-h-o-p-s


Thank you for reading and thank you to Andy and Julie! 

Jo - x - 

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