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With Jerry Ghionis

World-renowned wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis teaches how to craft iconic wedding portraits.

Course Overview

Skill Level: Intermediate

Meet Your

Jerry Ghionis

As one of the top wedding photographers and workshop instructors in the world, Jerry’s theatrical style and iconic images have helped define modern wedding photography. On the creative side, he’s a master of lighting, posing, composition and evoking emotion; on the business side, he’s brilliant with personal branding, marketing, sales and engaging with clients.

Course Includes

  • 20 Immersive video lessons

  • Over 3 hours of insights, business advice and hands-on demonstrations

  • Exclusive Downloads

    Jerry’s gear list, price list examples, “Do or Die” shot list, sample event-day timeline.

  • Audio-only versions included

    Some lessons not available in audio-only format.

  • 24/7 Access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet so you can learn at your own pace

    Internet connection required. Additional data costs may apply.


Free sample

Shoot to Sell

Photograph with clear purpose and the end-product in mind so that your shoots will be more productive and increase your chances of upselling to your clients.


Course Overview

A quick introduction to the course as presented by world-class wedding photographer and teacher, Jerry Ghionis.

Audio-only version included.


Meet Your Mentor

Jerry shares his personal photography journey—mistakes and successes included—and reveals what simple traits, habits and perspectives are the real key to his success.

Audio-only version included.



Learn how to identify your personal style and use it to guide your creative choices and business decisions.

Audio-only version included.



Bring out the best in you and your clients. Jerry explains why empathy, attitude and trust can be a difference maker between your work and your competitors’.

Audio-only version included.


Must Have Wedding Shots Part 1

You only get one chance to capture the magic of the wedding day. Jerry helps you prepare with his detailed explanations of must-have shots—from the couple to the wedding party.

Audio-only version included.


Must Have Wedding Shots Part 2

Continue your exploration of quintessential wedding shots including the all-important family photos and capturing the spectacle of the reception.

Audio-only version included.


5 Steps to A Well Crafted Photograph

Jerry’s tried and true approach will help you craft memorable images through the use of light, location, posing, technique and evoking emotion.

Audio-only version included.


Wedding Day Timeline

Establish a clear timeline to set expectations, lower stress levels and set yourself up for success.


Posing the Bride

Every pose, position and posture has meaning. Jerry breaks down the fundamentals in this live step-by-step demo.


Posing the Groom

Learn the foundations of posing the groom and how to encourage positive, confident body language. Jerry breaks down the fundamentals in this live step-by-step demo.


Posing the Couple

How to bring meaning to a photo through carefully crafted poses that convey love, emotion and feeling.


Shoot to Sell

Photograph with clear purpose and the end-product in mind so that your shoots will be more productive and increase your chances of upselling to your clients.

Audio-only version included.


Live Groom’s Shoot

Now, Jerry applies his “shoot to sell” framework during a live photo shoot of the groom. See how these shots come to life within the pages of the wedding album.


Live Bride’s Shoot

Watch Jerry as he puts his “shoot to sell” framework to use during a live photo shoot of the bride, then see how he lays out the album spreads afterward.


Live Couple’s Shoot Part 1

Bring it all together with a live photo shoot of the couple, starting with the must-have’s and working toward more creative portraits.


Live Couple’s Shoot Part 2

Continue exploring the couple shoot with creative environmental portraits, then bring it all together with the spreads for the photo album.


Evoking Emotion

Bringing out genuine feeling is the key to creating memorable images of people, and Jerry is an absolute master of evoking it.


Branding and Marketing

How do you create long-term success and compete in a referral based business? It goes far beyond your skills as a photographer.

Audio-only version included.


Pricing and Sales

Sales can be intimidating, but Jerry has advice for confidently setting your work’s value and selling it to clients through a classic good, better and best scenario.

Audio-only version included.


Final Thoughts

Ignite your passion for the next step in your journey as Jerry concludes with inspiring words of wisdom and encouragement.

Audio-only version included.


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What is Nikon Mentors?

Nikon Mentors is a series of easy to follow, online video courses, audio files and downloadable resources. Watch at your own pace as your Mentor guides you through step-by-step instruction with tips and demos to help you become a more skilled photographer in your field while teaching you the business side of the industry.

Who is this course for?

This course is especially valuable to those interested in operating or elevating a wedding or portrait photography business, but it’s also great for anyone wanting to learn how to create more memorable images of people.

How long is this course?

In total, the videos contained in this course comprise over 3 hours of instruction. They can be watched in any order at your own pace.

Do I need specific photography equipment?

No. These lessons and insights are applicable no matter what kind of gear you use.

Can I learn at my own pace?

Yes! Watch and rewatch the videos as many times as you need, at your own pace, whenever it’s most convenient for you.

Can I access the course from my smartphone?

Yes! You can stream video and audio files plus download printable resources anytime, anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Internet connection required. Additional data costs may apply.

How long will I have access?

You will have access for as long as the course is available from Nikon USA. (Expected expiration: March 2028)

May I share the course with someone?

No, the course can only be accessed by the purchaser through their valid Nikon USA account.

How do I access the course after I purchase it?

You’ll receive an email with a code to redeem. Follow the link in that email to to redeem your code and view the course. Then anytime you want to view portions of the course, simply return to on your phone, tablet or computer and sign in.

Terms and Conditions

All Nikon products include Nikon Inc. limited warranty. Images are for illustrative purposes only. All Nikon trademarks are trademarks of Nikon Corporation. Nikon Authorized Dealers set their own selling prices, which may vary. Nikon is not responsible for typographical errors.

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