Photographing the Reception

In a Real Wedding Environment, We Go Through The Entire Reception

Wedding Photography Blueprint


In our last location DVD, we finish with close to 2 hours of wedding reception photography training.

In DVD 6 we cover:

  • The Reception Venue
  • Camera Settings
  • Couple Entering Reception
  • Cutting the Cake
  • The Speeches
  • The First Dance
  • Problem Image Correction
  • Actual Wedding Review

Total running time = 1 hour 55 mins

Photographing a wedding reception is a complete contrast to shooting the ceremony. Whereas the ceremony can be slow paced, quiet and unstoppable, the reception is generally, loud, fast paced and full of action (mostly anyway).

Starting with the reception venue itself, we go through some important things to consider before you even start shooting the couple and events happening on the day. We also cover various recommended camera and flash settings to get you started before moving onto some more artistic shots.

No stone is left unturned from the couple entering the venue though to the first dance and beyond, we cover the cake cutting, the speeches and the first dance.

You will learn some cool tips and techniques here and I bet some of them give you an "aha" moment!

Lastly, we go over dealing with problem images followed by a review of an actual wedding photographed prior to the course (with the kind permission of the groom who was a professional photographer himself).


  • "All going well here. Had a productive first wedding season with 12 weddings all in all and quite a few booked for next year. It's been a very enjoyable learning curve and something I wouldn't have been able to start on without your excellent course! - Clive Nolan"

  • "Just wanted to say thanks. I got the DVD course at the end of last year in preparation for a friends wedding. I gave them the photos last week and they are absolutely thrilled. Definitely could not have done it without your help. The basic camera setting you recommend in the DVD was worth the price on it's own. I didn't get a single badly exposed shot " - Lee Brookes, UK."

  • "Nick, Thank you very much. I purchased your Wedding Blueprint last year. Last Saturday, I did my first wedding. I used a lot of your tips and everything went better than planned. Thank you, your DVD's gave me the confidence I needed to do the job. The photos turned out better than I could of expected. Now all I can think of is, Roll on wedding number two, three,......etc etc. - Mick Lumley, IRELAND "

  • "I am so glad that I got that problem with PayPal sorted. I received the discs a few days later and all I want to say is "Wow, probably the best tutorials I have ever bought". The professionalism of the videos, the way it then cuts to show the result in Photoshop is awesome. You've a great manner and no ego and I can see you really want to get it across to your students. - T.H. Dublin."