Category Archives: Genres

Planning a wedding is no joke. My proverbial hat is off to folks that plan weddings for a living, as they not only organize and multitask, but visualize someone else’s big picture and (hopefully) bring it to fruition. With a small budget we set out with our close friends and family with a general rustic, …

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Wedding photography isn’t for the faint of heart!  The action at a wedding is fast and furious and if you aren’t ready for it, it can be a recipe for disaster.  I fondly remember my first wedding, the nerves started the night before and didn’t let up until I parked the car, at which time …

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Posing is not a skill that is learned overnight. Just like all parts of photography, it takes practice. Posing can be stressful, complicated and even totally awkward at times… My name is Kylee and I have put together 5 of my very top posing tips that will help you have more success when posing families …

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What wedding photography gear and equipment do you need? The very first video that I ever recorded for the Cole’s Classroom YouTube channel was “Our Must Have Wedding Photography Equipment” which oddly enough has still been our most viewed video yet.  At the time that was our wedding photography kit that we loved to pieces …

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A couple months ago I posted a question on the Cole’s Classroom Facebook group asking what is the one area within newborn photography that people struggle with the most.  Nearly all the responses were related to the photo editing process taking forever. Not a huge surprise…  Many told me that hours would be spent fine tuning …

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Up until recently to be an effective Newborn Photographer you had to be a master artist within Photoshop spending an abundance of time editing photos, perfecting the soft, airy, and timeless look that we all love for these little angels.  Not to mention having to spend a tremendous amount of time retouching skin blemishes inherent …

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Are you the type of newborn photographer who is always nervous or worried before leaving for a newborn session?  I know that I am! Perhaps you frantically ran out of the house and forgot your favorite newborn prop…Or maybe your own baby was up all night sleepless & your exhausted or you are just wondering …

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Wedding Photography Tutorials – 5 Top Tips to Prepare for a Successful Wedding Shoot! It is no secret that wedding photography can be a very lucrative career choice for the right type of photographer.  Weddings are fast paced and as the wedding photographer you are always dealing with different personalities on the wedding day which …

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[fusion_text] Second Shooting Weddings – How to Get the Opportunity! It doesn’t matter if you have your heart set on becoming a wedding photographer, portrait photographer, newborn photographer, commercial photographer or any other kind of photographer, without a doubt the best way to learn the ropes and jump start your own business or dream career …

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Wedding Photography Reception Tips: How to Shoot Open Air Receptions! To be a great wedding photographer – you have to be very experienced and versatile to be prepared to take on all kinds of different lighting scenarios and conditions.  Weddings in particular are such a dynamic event to photograph because each and every one is so different from …

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Just go with the flow.  Do you ever tell that to yourself?  I sure do. The truth is, one of the best skills you can have if you want to be a great wedding photographer is to learn when to just go with the flow.  More times than not, weddings never go perfectly as planned …

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How many of you wedding photographers absolutely love shooting family photos? Despite the significant importance of family photos on the wedding day, for many of us wedding photographers – family photos are certainly not the most exciting part of the wedding day.  There are many reasons why family wedding photos can become quite stressful and …

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We all do it.  We make sure we take our cameras with us when we “go” places.  Whether to a birthday party or far away travels, we typically make sure to grab the camera.  Sometimes on our travel excursions you might become frustrated when you are snapping photos of a truly amazing or majestic scene …

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Have you ever been to a wedding as a guest and watched the wedding photographer and thought, that must be the best job to just show up with a camera and take photos?!  Or are you are an up and coming photographer who has your sights on getting into wedding photography and wants to know …

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Ever wonder what its like to be a wedding photographer? Wedding photography means a lot of things to a lot of different people.  To some, it is quite the glamorous job, for others they think that anyone who would want to become a wedding photographer is CRAAAZY!  After-all, who would want to work with all …

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What wedding photography equipment do you need for the big day? Ever wondered what our must-have wedding photography equipment was?  Specifically what lenses a wedding photographer should own if they are a prime lens shooter and not big on zoom lenses? If so, this post is for you. This tutorial and video are all about …

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