Mastering Family Photography
August 5, 2024

Learn to maximise the time and opportunities of capturing stunning family photography in this intensive full-day workshop both inside and outside the studio.

Family photography is at the heart of every portrait studio but there are lots of tricks and techniques to make things run smoothly! Join Paul on a live family shoot as he talks through his thought process, how he gets everyone’s buy-in, offers an amazing experience but is also thinking through sales opportunities. Then put everything into practice in this hands-on workshop. 

In this intensive all-day masterclass, we will start with the basics and, throughout the day, build your confidence with the kit, the techniques, the lighting, the posing and the patter!

You will leave with confidence and ideas to apply to your business’ family photography!


In this photography workshop dedicated to the art of family photography, we will explore how to get the most out of your time with a client, creating stunning images as we go:

* Getting the most out of your session
* How to keep energy levels high whilst getting the shots you need
* Having a plan to work through family combinations
* How to offer an amazing experience
* Reading your client’s body language and adapting family groups
* Studio lighting patterns that are flattering and fast
* Evaluating and using available light
* Selecting the equipment that you need for a successful family photography business

The number of attendees is strictly limited to 4 for this workshop, ensuring everyone plenty of hands-on time with the studio, the lights and the models.  This is a hands-on day rather than a desk-based masterclass.

Each attendee will be invited to our exclusive (and private) Facebook Group, where we post all of the technical notes, behind-the-scenes insights, top tips and early bookings for our future workshops.


Mastering Family Photography


August 5, 2024


All Levels


Paul Wilkinson Photography Studio, Haddenham, UK


Full Day

Lovely Quotes From Previous Studio Workshops

“Paul’s high energy and enthusiasm to share his knowledge and passion is both inspiring and exciting. I leave with a ‘can do’ attitude which I’m able to transfer to my own professional working practices. Thank you.”, Nicky

“There is absolutely no substitute for being “in the room where it happened”. Paul has the unique ability to read the room and assess the individual needs of six disparate photographers and make sure each feels that the workshop was directed at him/her. Anyone can give you the “numbers” of a set-up, but Paul shares the “why” and makes you feel you can do it too.”, Bob

“One of the industry’s true masters. A real treat to be taught by someone of Paul’s reputation.” 

“Paul was absolutely amazing, he literally embodies photography & lighting and he talked about it with such knowledge, enthusiasm and experience it was a delight to attend. Paul gave some very practical demonstrations and techniques which I will incorporate into my approach to lighting.
From the moment I was greeted by Sarah in the morning to the end of the course it was a great learning experience, I would recommend, you won’t be disappointed.”,  Stephen,

“Brilliant course and exceptional tuition from Paul!”, Daniel

“An excellent training day that cemented for me how to use lighting. I got quite a few of those ‘Ahhhhh’ moments where everything just clicked. I now feel confident with my skills and ability to produce the shots I was looking to achieve. Any questions asked we answered and no holds barred. Huge thank you to Paul and Sarah for a FABULOUSLY fun day. I will definitely be back for another workshop.”, Karen

Additional Information


A discount is available for current members of The SWPP, The BIPP, The Guild Of Photographers and The Mastering Portrait Photography Websiteplease contact us for details.



The price for the workshop includes all tuition and lunch. 

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