Academy Courses - UPDATED

Everything you need to learn in one place!

The International Academy of Wedding Photographers takes the utmost care in delivering the highest level of practical online education for wedding and portrait photographers.  

We aim to provide comprehensive online training and standardization both on shooting and building your business so that you can provide a solid service to your clients.  

Learn how to run a thriving business from industry leaders, on your own time, at your own pace!

World class educators and successful photographers show you exactly how they went from $700 weddings off of craigslist ads to booking well over $10,000 weddings. You can take years to learn the hard way like they did, or you can use this as a platform to jump years ahead!

Our Main Courses

The courses at the Academy are comprehensive video classes that will help you master your craft and business. Each course contains 7-10 hours of video instruction, along with practical action steps to help you understand and implement the material.  

There are 4 business based courses and 4 shooting based courses:

  • BUSINESS COURSE 
  • Matt & Carissa Kennedy

  • Business Planning
  • Legalities & Finances
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Client Service & Management
  • Client Meetings
  • Work/Life Balance
  • BRANDING COURSE 
  • Katelyn James

  • Unique, Personal Brand
  • Brand Consistency
  • Your Brand Experience
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Blog Momentum
  • Social Media Strategies
  • OFF-CAMERA FLASH COURSE
  • Matt Kennedy

  • Essential Equipment
  • 3 Steps To Perfect Exposure
  • Balancing Natural & Artificial Light
  • Positioning Your OCF
  • Posing Your Subjects
  • CREATIVE NATURAL LIGHT COURSE
  • Montana Dennis

  • Live Shooting Demos
  • Shooting Outdoors & Indoors
  • Evening Shooting Demos
  • Creativity & Composition
  • Posing Games & Ideas
  • MARKETING COURSE
  • Justin & Mary Marantz

  • Building Word of Mouth
  • Your Ideal Client
  • Client Meetings
  • Vendors/Venue Relationships
  • Social Media & Blog
  • Website critiques
  • WEDDING CLIENT PROCESS COURSE
  • Amy & Jordan Demos

  • Getting the Meeting
  • Sell Without Selling
  • The Engagement Session 
  • Client Experience
  • Post Wedding Workflow
  • BONUS : REAL WEDDING “Behind the Scenes”
  • POSING & SHOOTING!
  • Hope Taylor & Matt Kennedy 

  • Posing Individuals, Couples, & Seniors
  • Wedding Day Shooting
  • Camera Bodies & Lenses
  • Mastering Manual Mode
  • Composition & Artistry 
  • EDITING & POST-PRODUCTION COURSE
  • Matt Kennedy

  • Storage & Handling of Images
  • Culling & Tagging
  • Editing in Lightroom
  • Essentials of Photoshop
  • Album Design & Products

 SPECIAL BUNDLE OPTIONS

Want the most bang for your buck? Then the Bundle options are for you! Choose from the Business Bundle, the Shooting Bundle, or the Complete Bundle and skip years of learning things the hard way! Enjoy comprehensive courses that will take your business to the next level. 

SPECIAL BONUSES

Enoll in The Complete Wedding & Portrait Bundle and you'll also receive all of these amazing bonuses from our sponsors! 


MINI COURSES


  • FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY BOOTCAMP
  • Matt Kennedy


  • Real Family Session
  • Posing Tips & Tricks
  • Get Kids to Cooperate
  • Martketing Strategies to Gain More Clients 
  • Lighting
  • Editing & MORE



  • SPARKLER COURSE
  • Matt Kennedy
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  • Gear Needed
  • 3-Step System to Perfect Exposures
  • Sparkler Techniques
  • Writing Words with Sparklers
  • Editing
  • Sparkler Exits



  •  SEO COURSE
  • Ben Turner


  • Properly Setup Google
  • Setup Links and Tags
  • How Brides Search
  • Blogging to Gain Site Visitors
  • Power of Videos and Reviews
  • Strategies for Moving to a New Market



100% Money Back Guarantee

We've put in a lot of time and jam-packed this program with as much value as we could. We are confident that you will love it, and see huge changes in your business. We've seen so much growth in the certificate students over the past years, and want that for you as well.

Best case scenario - You achieve your goals and build the business of your dreams faster than you ever could have on your own.

Worst case scenario - You find that things aren't working out for you and you get your money back, and you get to keep the friends you've made!


WHAT ARE CURRENT STUDENTS SAYING?


Karen Gilvear (Sydney, Australia)

The Academy has been amazing! Not only has it reinforced the positive things I was already doing in my business, but also gave me the confidence to change things that weren't perfect. By breaking down specific segments of my business, The Academy was not only able to highlight areas where I was able to develop, but also gave me practical ideas on how to implement the changes. I've seen the results both financially and within our personal relationships with our brides & grooms!

BEFORE: 20 Weddings at a $1,500 average ($30,000 Gross)

AFTER: 40 Weddings at a $4,000 average ($160,000 Gross)

“I believe whole-heartedly that The Academy is a HUGE return on investment. I had 6 weddings booked when I started and within 4 months I was up to 20 booked! Huge thanks to The Academy!"

- Laura Neff

"I have learned so much from the Academy!!! Not only from posing, lighting and image composition, but also how to show a moment in an image that really means something and connects with people! I never would have been able to shoot how I do now. I'm still growing and learning with the Academy and I love it!"

 - Michelle Hoffman

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