Obviously the Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0 is a newly re-vamped product so we don't have many testimonials in as yet. However, we do have a bunch of comments and feedback from owners of the original Blueprint series of DVD's bought over the past four years which you can see below. If you have bought or are thinking of buying version 2.0, we would really appreciate your feedback and testimonials which we would be happy to add to this page over time.
"Absolutely brilliant DVD. Very informative and easy to follow. Nick explains things well and all aspects of a wedding are covered. Not too technical, just what you need to get started. Highly recommended, I am very pleased I purchased this DVD package."
Keith B - Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0 Buyer
"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 - Wedding Photography Blueprint 2.0 Course Attendee
"Let me congratulate you for the wonderful work you have done to help people like my brother (Noob Photographer) and me (Noob Videographer). We are trying to start our wedding video and photography business here in Australia. Your DVD set was really intuitive and helpful. I must say the investment I made was the best I have ever made. THANK YOU."
Anonymous - Australia
I have recently retired as a business services manager with a major company in Crawley West Sussex and decided to get my qualifications as a professional photographer as I have been a very keen amateur photographer for well over 40 years I'm also pleased to say that I have now just completed a photographic course with the Institute of Professional Photography and was awarded a diploma with merit.
I just completed my first wedding in Yorkshire, England using your settings and advice from your wedding photography tips blueprint DVDs...
The good news is I received a telephone call from the bridegrooms' mother crying with happiness at how pleased she was with my photographs which gave me a massive confidence boost. I appreciate that most of the good results were down to my hard work however, the settings you give in your Blueprint DVDs worked a treat and I would recommend your DVD course to anybody who is thinking about doing wedding photography, whether for one wedding for a friend or family member or if they are intending to start up their own wedding photography business.
Can't thank you enough for the confidence your advice has given me in my new venture as a wedding photographer."
Alan Turner Dip Pro.Phto (Inst P.Photo)
"Just wanted to say thanks. I got the DVD course at the end of last year in preparation for a friend's 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 its 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
"After 4 years building up from scratch and using this great website and of course the Wedding Photography Blueprint DVDs, I have now turned full time. I can't thank Nick enough for this wonderful resource and help. Started with a Canon 30d and standard lens October 2008 now have full kit and plenty of weddings so thanks again".
"I purchased your Wedding Photography Blueprint DVD's within seven days of your offer. Always looking for a bargain, off went my hard earned pounds and what did I get by return in the post - four excellent DVD's. These DVD's have already saved my commercial life three times in the last twelve days.
Although I have been taking wedding photographs for the last twenty five years (one a year) since graduating from Art College I am still learning. I set up as a professional wedding photographer earlier this year after buying £*000's worth of Nikon digital pro camera kit, an Apple Mac and assorted software packages (God bless my wife).
I am a natural salesman so had no problem getting paying clients to use my rusty services but I was really in at the deep end. Never mind, press on regardless and take the pictures - talk about skating on thin ice.
Off I went to a natural light wedding seminar and my advanced knowledge base went through the roof. All I needed now was the basics - and my concerns were quickly satisfied when your DVD's dropped through the door. The practical skills you demonstrated, I was able to use virtually two days after watching the DVD's.
I started to hone my skills further (as per your DVD) last Saturday at a large wedding held in a beautiful country church, local castle complete with marquee and 300 stunning guests dancing the night away at disco with an unbelievable light show.
All these lighting situations would have fazed me had I not watched the DVD's (and read the eBook) before attending this wedding.
Thanks for your help and good luck with the new business activity. PS I am available for second shooting gigs anytime you are in the Midlands (or Tuscany, Santorini, Mykonos and California)
Regards and keep up the good work!"
B.P. United Kingdom
"Thank you for the fast delivery of your DVD set, I have been watching and taking onboard all that you have to offer. This is a very well put together course and will serve me well for many years to come. I am also very pleased with the stock photography eBook download, I have already had some images accepted on Alamy and Fotolia so for that I thank you! A great insight and learning tool for wedding photography!"
"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."
"What can I say about Nick and the Wedding Photography course?
I think the best way to review any course or lecturer is to ask the question "Would I go back again?" In Nick's case the answer has to be as often as he would let me. After experiencing Nick's patience and infinite generosity in teaching all that he can during and after this course and a previous course. I would have to say that he is by far the best teacher I have ever had.
He doesn't give 100% or even 110% he goes even further than that. His openness to show us where we were going wrong and from my point even to show some of his own work that went wrong and how to correct it, was worth every penny. He brings the mystery of the wedding photographers craft down to earth with a bump. It has given me so much confidence to be able to photograph weddings and even to venture into Wedding photography as a career I never thought I was good enough to enter.
Thanks Nick and all the best with your DVD. I can't wait to see it and get my copy."
Brian - Belfast
"This is the second course I have been on with Nick and this one certainly dotted the I's and crossed the T's. Even though Nick was filming during the course he did not at any time forget that we were there to learn. He had models, a makeup artist and hairdresser there for the occasion in a beautiful Manor House. He taught us the importance of doing the safe shots before trying candid and stealth photos. Upon completion of the photographing he also covered in depth the use of developing and importance of the RAW photography."
Mole - Kent
What else could I say about this course. It made me realise just what was achievable and where I needed guidance. Nick is so easy and honest to talk to. Where I am there are no training courses and all the photographers treat their profession like a magic show. Nick showed us that it is not beyond our reach and how to get the best out of the different situations. Nick is so straightforward and open about how to improve our photography. Wonderful man and his family were so helpful and welcoming it made the course a real pleasure.
B Prior - UK
I just wanted to say thanks for the wedding photography course. I was a little worried about what to expect, usefulness, subject matter etc, BUT I did not need to worry! You were so enthusiastic about your subject, so happy to blow away myths, worries and concerns about Wedding Photography and the three things that kept surfacing over the three days were:
I knew it was important, but Nick's patient, succinct and useful tips gave a great deal of comfort about my approach to my own upcoming wedding season. Nick covered every aspect of the day, went through different lighting conditions, use of flash AND so important for me how to cope when flash is not allowed...go for safety shots every time, you don't get a second chance ramp up the ISO and capture the moment. I also appreciated the businesslike approach, we do need to earn money, we do need to enjoy what we do, we do need give confidence to our clients and we do need to deliver!
I do feel better equipped, I will be practising what I have learnt and I will be asking more questions so beware LOL!
Thank you Nick!"
John Stevens - Brighton
"This was my second wedding photography course and found the one run by Nick was the Icing on the cake I need to boost my confidence about joining the ranks of a Wedding Photographer. His knowledge, which he gave without reservation, of photography was impressive. This and his guidance given about camera settings was the missing ingredient I was lacking."
Maurice Stanford - UK
"After attending your Wedding Photography Weekend recently, I would like to express my thanks.
I have never met anybody as enthusiastic about photography, with a genuine drive to help his fellow photographers improve. It was great to talk photography from the minute I arrived, to the minute I left on the Saturday evening. You packed such a lot of invaluable information into such a short time, it was worth its weight in gold. Your training was easy to understand and you and your family made me feel very welcome and at ease from the word go. Your wealth of experience, and examples of your stunning work certainly helped to set what you had taught in my mind.
Your sense of humour and friendly approach also made me feel not so much of a pupil, more a friend showing a friend what to do, although the content of your course was professional and appropriate. The trip to the church was also a great experience. While practising my skills, you were on hand to guide me all along if I got into difficulty.
I am certainly looking forward to the next course.
All the best."
Claire Hutchinson - Sussex
"Nick's enthusiasm is infectious and his techniques for teaching you really work. I can honestly say I learnt more in one day, than I did in 6 evening classes. As a complete beginner, I was initially worried that I wasn't advanced enough to get as much as I could out of the course, but it was taught in a very accessible way and started with the basics so I never felt out of my depth. I would definitely recommend staying at the guest house too if you can - it made such a difference getting to know people on the course, and I was still learning tips and tricks when eating dinner!
I expected to finish the course with the knowledge of how to work the equipment properly, but I came away with so much more, including insights into the business of wedding photography and the technical skills needed for successful photos."
"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."