Ned Jackson: The Art of the Wedding Portrait

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Successful Strategies for Great Images in Any Situation Learn new skills to creatively solve problems that arise on the wedding day that most often serve as a barrier to great portraiture and review the process that Ned considers when he's photographing his clients. Ned will push you to find a new mind set that will help you expand creatively and capture dynamic portraits that speak to the essence of the couple, as well as the mood and emotion of the day.

The iconic wedding portrait is one of the most timeless and widely cherished photographs of the wedding day. In the yin-yang battle between photojournalistic coverage and detail heavy weddings – the portrait can get lost in the shuffle. However, no other photograph has the power to impact the client's perception of themselves and your performance as a photographer. The portrait session is a vulnerable moment for clients and the manner in which you handle it can dictate their impressions of your abilities for better or worse.

It's our job as photographers to make couples feel beautiful on their wedding day, regardless of the circumstances. Learn new skills to creatively solve problems that arise on the wedding day that most often serve as a barrier to great portraiture and review the process that Ned considers when he's photographing his clients. Ned will push you to find a new mind set that will help you expand creatively and capture dynamic portraits that speak to the essence of the couple, as well as the mood and emotion of the day.

Attendees should expect to walk away with: 1. New skills to creatively solve problems that arise on the wedding day that most often serve as a barrier to great portraiture.

2. A greater appreciation for why portraits are an important part of the experience we provide for our clients: ie... the way we handle ourselves and portray our clients can impact future referrals and their overall impression of us.

3. A glimpse into the process that Ned considers as he works with and photographs clients.

4. Inspiration to find guidance and mentors in different locations than wedding blogs.

(topics will focus on everything from client communication, lighting, lens choice, inspiration & preparation, personal vision & style, problem solving, composition, etc.)

Ned Jackson has been photographing weddings in New England since 2003, building his business organically by focusing on strong client relationships and creating classic, clean and timeless imagery. His passion for the camera began with fine art, and his work has been shown in galleries throughout the East Coast.  His images have appeared in publications such as The Knot, New England Bride and The Hunt.  In addition, Ned is a featured photographer of Pinhole Pro, a member of The Best of Wedding Photography.  He lives North of Boston with his wife Amanda, son Nate and their dog Jake.

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