The Wedding School is online wedding photography education brought to you by wedding photographer Susan Stripling. Susan has been a working wedding photographer since 2002, and has been educating wedding photographers worldwide since 2008. She is a sought-after instructor at photography conventions, both in-person and online, and has led small group and large in-person workshops out of her studio in Brooklyn, New York.
What does membership in The Wedding School entail?
A membership to The Wedding School lasts for a full calendar year. During that year, you have access to the following online wedding photography education:
- The Wedding Fundamentals. This is over twenty hours of everything you’ll need to know in order to be a working wedding photographer. The five pillars of the Fundamentals are Business and Finance, Sales and Marketing, Wedding Skills, Post-Production, and Photo Skills. Susan will break each of these segments down into multiple detailed sub-segments, and at the end of these lessons you’ll have a very detailed overview of everything from creating a price list to photographing rings with a macro lens, developing a social media marketing plan to lighting a reception – and every single thing in between!
- Over 450+ pages of Wedding Textbooks. There is a textbook forBusiness and Finance, Sales and Marketing, Wedding Skills, and Post-Production. These extraordinarily detailed handbooks are more in depth than any books that Susan has ever written before. The books themselves have a retail value of nearly eight hundred dollars, so your yearly membership more than covers just the books alone!
- A year of access to the Learning Library. The Learning Library is a completely massive collection of hundreds of hours of tutorial videos, taking each of the five pillars of Fundamentals and expanding them repeatedly into sub-lessons. Want to learn how to relocate your business? There is a class for that. Your wedding workflow? We’ve got you covered. How to hire an assistant? There’s a class for that – and much more. There are over a hundred and twenty-five videos in the Learning Library!
How is The Wedding School different from the online courses Susan has taught before?
Fundamentals are fundamentals. So if you watched Susan’s 30-Days of Wedding Photography with Creative Live, a lot of the wedding fundamentals in The Wedding School will include similar refresher materials.
Bear in mind that any online wedding photography education course Susan has done before has only existed in a brief amount of time. Once any course was recorded, it was over. There were no updates. That’s not the case with The Wedding School. Susan brings you weekly live lessons, weekly live Q&A’s, and constantly updated information and demonstrations. She has never done that in any course before!
The biggest difference in those fundamentals are the 450+ pages of textbook PDFs go into more in depth than what Susan has taught or written before. Another difference is that the materials are simply more current. The wedding industry, and Susan’s business have evolved over the last four years in ways that are reflected in this updated fundamentals series.
What truly differentiates from anything Susan has ever done before is the Wedding School’s Learning Library. This Library has massive deep dives into hundreds of topics, guest instructors, and much more that we have yet to reveal.
When, where, and how can I watch the online wedding photography education videos?
At the top of The Wedding School website you should see links for each of the 5 main areas of running a Wedding Photography business. Clicking on any of these links will take you to the list of online wedding photography education course videos for that section.
Click on any of the educational topics and you’ll be able to watch the videos for that topic in the web video player. On the left side of that video play you can quickly jump to particular segments you are interested in.
If you’d like to try out The Wedding School video, take a look at “Why Wedding Photography?” which is open for everyone to watch for free.
Can I download and watch the videos offline?
For easy viewing, all online wedding photography education videos are watchable at any time right here on The Wedding School’s website.
When my year (or month) of membership is up, what happens? How do I renew?
Unless you cancel your membership, it will renew automatically. If you want to cancel after your year or month, you can do so in your account. If you want to change your membership or have any questions, contact us at [email protected] and we will help you out!
Do you have any member testimonials or reviews that I can read?
We surely do! We have been so honored by the sweet words that photographers have said about Susan and her education. Click here to read them!
What is the difference in the monthly versus yearly membership?
When you sign up for a year of The Wedding School, membership is $299. If you choose the monthly option, it’s $35, billed the same date every month. You’ll save $121 over the course of the year by choosing the one-time option!
What if I want to make friends with other Wedding School members and other wedding photographers?
What if I have questions that aren’t answered here?
You can email us anytime at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!