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Mini-Guide Bundle

Purchase all 12 Mini-Guides in the KJ Collection all at once and SAVE $56.88!!

In this bundle you will get: The Posing Evolution, Creating Foregrounds, Mastering Ring Shots, Shooting in Harsh Light, Photographing The Tall and The Tiny, Shooting in Shade, Shooting the Dress, Shooting Details, How to Photograph the Ceremony, Off-Camera Flash Basics, How to Execute a First Look, and 15 Minute Bridal Party Portraits!

Individual Mini-Guides for JUST $12.99! 

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Mastering Ring Shots

If you’re a wedding photographer, you can’t escape the ring shot! Some photographers love photographing rings and some despise it! I receive so many questions about my ring shots, and so I decided to create a Mini-Guide that shares all that I know about what goes into creating a gorgeous ring portrait! In this Mini-Guide you’ll learn:

– How to Focus and Create Sharp Ring Shots with Any Kind of Ring
– How to Arrange and Setup Your Ring Shots in Unique ways
– How to set Exposure Properly for Ring Shots and Avoid Glare

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10 Ways to Shoot in Harsh Light

One of our most commonly asked questions is “How do you still maintain your style while shooting in harsh lighting?!”. This Mini-Guide is for anyone who struggles with finding great lighting in the early afternoon! There are some solutions to this common struggle, and I’m excited to share them with you! In this Mini-Guide you’ll learn : 

– How to Find Natural Reflectors
– Which Angles are Best for Minimizing Over-Exposure
– How to Shoot Portraits in the Middle of the Day
– How to Create Even Lighting on the front of your Subjects in the middle of the day

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The Basics of Shooting Details

I love this Mini-Guide, because if you have a copy on your phone on a wedding day, you’ll never miss a detail shot! In this Mini-Guide, I list out all of the key details that we attempt to capture at every single wedding. I also explain how I shoot Bridal Details with “Connection Elements” to ensure beautiful and cohesive album designs after the wedding! In this Mini-Guide you’ll learn:

– How to Find Connection Elements
– How to Create Non-Distracting Backgrounds
– How to Shoot with the Album in Mind

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Selecting and Shooting in Shade

Despite what many photographers think, you can shoot with backlighting, in shade and in direct sunlight without flash, and STILL maintain the same style!! This guide focuses on shooting in SHADE and how I maintain my consistent coloring despite the change of lighting. In this Mini-Guide you’ll learn:

– The Difference between Good and Bad Shade
– How to Avoid Color Casts on Skin
– How to Determine if you Need Shade or Not

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The Basics of the Posing Evolution

The Posing Evolution Mini-Guide explains our approach to posing in a nutshell!  Like most wedding photographers, we don’t have all day to capture portraits! We have to accomplish a ton of images with a lot of variety in a very short amount of time! The Posing Evolution allows us to do that at each and EVERY wedding! In this Mini-Guide you’ll learn:

– Our Four CORE Poses
– The Three P’s of Posing
– How to add variety to every shoot
– How to shoot multiple portrait options in minutes!

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Solutions for Shooting the Dress

I know the “dress shot” seems like it should be easy, but it’s not. There are so many contributing factors that lead to producing a gorgeous dress shot. In this Mini-Guide You’ll Learn: 

– Three Rules of Thumb for all Dress Shots
– How to Pick Locations for the Dress Shot
– 10 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Amazing Dress Shots

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Photographing the Ceremony

There are so many resources about shooting details and posing, but it’s rare to find education about how to photograph a ceremony! This mini-guide is perfect for anyone in their first few years in business! I HIGHLY recommend it for beginners who are in their first wedding season or hope to be soon! In this mini-guide you’ll learn the following things:

– What Lenses we use for Photographing Ceremonies
– A Must-Have Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony, & Post-Ceremony Shot List
– A Breakdown of how we shoot each part of the ceremony, from Processional to Recessional

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How to Execute a First Look
Once you convince your clients that a First Look is the best decision they can make for their wedding day photography, you have to deliver! You have to know what you’re doing in order to make their First Look experience a success. In this mini-guide you’ll learn the following things:
– How to Select First Look Locations
– How to Prep the Bride and Groom before the First Look
– How to Shoot the First Look as a Main Shooter and Second Shooter
– Two Ways to Setup your Bride & Groom for the First Look

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Off Camera Flash Basics

If you know anything about me, you know that I LOVE Photographing in Natural Light! So, this Off-Camera Flash Basics was a big step for me. If I could have changed ONE thing about my business in the past, it would have been that I would have learned how to use OCF earlier! So, I wanted to make this Mini-Guide to teach others what it took me 7 years to learn!

– How to Develop your Own OCF Technique
– Why Your Placement Matters
– Why and How to use Ratios
– What Equipment You’ll need to start with OCF

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15 Minute Bridal Party Portraits

There have been some wedding days where we have had to shoot all of the Bridal Party portraits in 15 minutes, and we made it happen! All you need, to take 15 minute Bridal Party Portraits, is a system and some confidence! In this mini-guide you’ll learn the following things:

– How to Gently Command Authority with your Bridal Parties
– Our Posing System for Full Group Shots
– Our Posing System for Bridesmaids
– Our Posing System for Groomsmen
– Our Roles during Bridal Party Portraits as a Main and Second Shooter

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 Photographing The Tall & The Tiny

This Mini-Guide explains our approach to photographing couples who have a large height difference! This is something that EVERY photographer will have to deal with at some point during their career. There are so many little tips and tricks to make your couple feel comfortable and natural despite their differing heights! In this Mini-Guide you’ll learn :

– How to use Certain Poses to Distract from the Height Issue
– How to Make Your Clients Feel Comfortable Despite that Height Difference
– How to Make Any Couple feel natural despite the Height Difference

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Creating Foregrounds

As I have grown as a photographer, I have found that there are certain tricks you can try while shooting that will make your work look more advanced, artistic and well composed! One of those tricks has to do with creating foregrounds!  In this mini-guide you’ll learn :

– Steps to Creating Foregrounds in Your Work
– What Equipment is Best for Shooting Foregrounds
– How to Frame your Subject with the Foreground

Mini Guides are 5-10 page PDF guides that help photographers with very specific topics, from shooting styles, posing, lighting, composition and more!!

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