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with Neil van Niekerk
Online Class

Wedding Photography: Posing the Family

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Follow expert wedding photographer Neil van Niekerk on a wedding-day photo shoot and learn the best strategies for working with a large group in a small window of time. Conquer the dreaded shot list with a family diagram––at a glance, you’ll be able to decipher family politics, relationships and what shots you still need to take. Discover how to anchor your shots around the wedding couple, and delve into sequencing strategies that will make your session run smoothly. Explore Neil’s go-to setups for big groups, and confidently direct both men and women with natural, versatile poses. Create warm, flattering lighting indoors and out with simple flash and modifiers. Plus, learn shot-saving post-processing techniques to fix closed eyes and remove distracting glare from glasses.


  • advanced
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h56m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Meet Neil, an experienced wedding photographer whose methods and process will help you work more efficiently and achieve the results you (and the bride) want.

2. Creating the Family Diagram

2. Creating the Family Diagram

Plan ahead; create a descriptive family diagram that will help you maximize your shooting time and help you understand the unique dynamics of the families.

3. Sequencing

3. Sequencing

Learn to set up and break down balanced family posing arrangements as well as expert tips for directing a large group of people and working around complicated family circumstances.