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Wedding Photography Workshop




​What is a Real Wedding Workshop?​ Andy's real wedding workshops gives photographers the opportunity to shoot a REAL Wedding.

What does that mean? It means that Andy contracts weddings with real wedding couples with the understanding that Andy will be bringing students to the wedding to shoot as second photographers.

Why do wedding couples do this? There are a few reasons for this. One, some wedding couples love having the excitement that a lot of photographers can bring to the wedding. Second, Andy provides a discount to these wedding clients in exchange for letting him bring the students to the wedding.

So does Andy really RUN a workshop at the actual wedding? Yes. On the day of the actual wedding the team will be shooting with Andy and will get to see how he runs a wedding. During certain parts of the wedding where there are breaks from shooting Andy will instruct the group in a non intrusive way that doesn’t impact the wedding. During times where Andy is required to shoot the wedding the group is there to shoot with him as his responsibility is to capture the wedding day for his clients.

So are there a million photographers running around? No, these workshops are limited to a select amount of attendees. There’s a max of 10 but normally they are smaller than that. It all depends on the amount contracted with the wedding clients.


Wedding Photography
Wedding Photography
Wedding Photography
Wedding Photography

Attendee benefits


  • Portfolio Building- all attendees are able to keep the images they shoot at the wedding AND USE them in their portfolio to market their business! Attendees are not required to give any images to the client. That’s Andy's job!

  • Becoming a COMPLETE Photographer- one of the things that Andy has prided himself on over his career is in becoming a comprehensive photographer that can shoot in any environment. The top photographers in the world understand how important it is to be able to shoot anytime and anywhere for a variety of different client tastes and requests. This includes you learning the following to make you well rounded:

    • Lighting- Shooting in natural light is just the beginning. You’ll learn and see Andy shoot with both traditional strobe and LED lighting in indoor and outdoor locations as the wedding unfolds. You’ll see why he chooses the different lighting set ups which will help you learn to do the same in your own wedding work. Natural light is beautiful, but it doesn’t exist when the lights go out at night during the reception my friends. You gotta know how to LIGHT to be a complete photographer.

    • Posing- Your clients want to look their best on their wedding day. Just letting them do “their own thing” all the time just doesn’t cut it. You have to know how to best flatter their bodies and put them into positions that make them look their best! You’ll learn how Andy does this which will take you from a middle of the pack photographer to a leader in your area!

  • Wedding Management- one of the things that some photographers don’t fully understand is the management part to wedding photography. Managing client expectations, wedding guests and disruptions that occur at the wedding is critical for your prolonged success. Being able to see Andy do this in a real wedding environment is an invaluable experience that will help you as you deal with these issues in your own work.

  • Stress Free Learning Environment- one of the biggest hurdles for newer photographers is overcoming the fear of “screwing up” someone’s big day. This is your chance to shoot a great wedding with no strings attached.

Frequently asked Questions!


  • What’s Covered? Attendees are responsible for all travel related expenses. You’ll need to book your travel and any hotel yourself. There will be a start time for the workshop and you’ll need to meet Andy and the team in the specified location. If the wedding is conducted in different locations, throughout the day, you will need to arrange transportation from location to location. But usually, there will be room in vehicles so we can make these arrangements on the day.

  • How do I register? Click on the link below under “Next Available Workshops” for the location that you’d like to attend. This will take you to a Event Page that gives you dates and payment information. Click on “REGISTER” to complete your registration!

  • Is there a deposit to pay? Yes. You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit, to hold your spot. As Andy offers a discount to the wedding couple, your deposit goes some way to cover those costs. Should you not turn up on the day, or not pay the outstanding amount, Andy won't be so far out of pocket.

  • When do I pay the rest of the money? Once you have paid the deposit, Andy will set you up an account on his studio software. This will send you details of the payment schedule. You will normally pay the rest of the money, 2 weeks before the event. But you can pay the rest whenever you like before that date. The software will email you with automatic updates on the run up to the workshop.

  • What camera gear do I need? For best results we recommend you have a camera with a few lenses. Best lenses would be 70-200mm, a wide angle lens and a prime lens such as a 50mm or 85mm lens. Renting these lenses is fine. Is this gear REQUIRED? No. You can still get a LOT out of the experience even if you don’t have the optimal gear available for the shoots. The brand DOES NOT MATTER. Those that watch Andy, will probably benefit more than those continually shooting all the time!

  • Lights. Do I need them? No. During the indoor shooting portions of the wedding Andy will be lighting with LED lights which enable everyone in the group to get similar shots to Andy's.

  • What do I wear to the wedding? All attendees are required to be dressed for the wedding day. This means trousers and button-down shirt for the men and blouse and trousers and/or skirt for the ladies.

  • Where can I use the shots I take? ANYWHERE!

  • Will Andy use my shots? Yes and No. As a second photographer, you will give access to any shots you take, to Andy. He will then make the decision on which to use and give to the client. You will not give the clients images directly. This is part of your agreement with Andy.

  • Will I need to sign a contract or something? There are some common sense rules to being a second photographer. You will need to sign to say you have read them, before the workshop (you can sign these online once Andy has set up your account). Although they may seem like common sense, please adhere to the ones that may affect the wedding day. Andy's primary responsibility is to capture the wedding day for his clients and does not want to ask any students to leave because of a breach.

  • Can I see a copy of the rules, before I sign up? Yes, you can see a copy of these rules HERE.

  • Who do I contact for questions? If you have additional questions please reach out to Andy by CLICKING HERE.

Next Available Workshops

If you have any questions about booking or courses, please feel free to Contact Me anytime.

I also offer 1 on 1 Photography Workshops 

  • Hayley & Phil | September 14th 2019
    Hayley & Phil | September 14th 2019
    Sat, 14 Sept
    The Tournerbury Woods Estate
    14 Sept 2019, 10:30 – 20:30
    The Tournerbury Woods Estate, Tournerbury Lane, Hayling Island PO11 9DL, UK
    14 Sept 2019, 10:30 – 20:30
    The Tournerbury Woods Estate, Tournerbury Lane, Hayling Island PO11 9DL, UK
    This amazing, energetic couple have agreed to allow Andy Hornby to run their Wedding Photography as a workshop. PORTFOLIO BUILDING - This is an unmissable workshop for any budding wedding photographer.
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