Wedding photography is both and art and a craft. What matters in the end is the art — the making of beautiful, creative, flattering portraits; capturing important emotional moments and telling the story of the day. But the craft is what allows us to do this in any kind of environment, whatever is happening with the schedule, the weather, and with the people in front of our lens. With 20 years of experience and more than 900 weddings between them, Ryan and Tatiana have been through every problem and come out the other side with great images, and we want to show you how.

512So what better way to do this than to go straight to an actual beautiful-but-difficult NYC wedding venue? That’s right, for this workshop we have rented out the awesome 501 Union, a fantastic wedding venue with wonderful ambiance … and with a mix of black walls and ceilings, a giant skylight and low ambient light, it also has all the things that can make photographers’ heads ache in frustration.

This workshop will take you through working with couples and portrait subjects, from making them comfortable to making them look their best, and through a number of advanced photographic techniques that will allow you to more easily and quickly create striking and otherwise-impossible photos. We will also show you how to use a real NYC wedding venue to your advantage. Ever have a couple who wanted gorgeous, varied portraits and the terrible weather wouldn’t let you step outside for a second? Ever have to work in an extremely difficult reception space and wanted your lighting and documentation to look as good as possible? We’ll take you through our process step by step.

Better still, we are bringing the ethos we use in our weddings to our workshops, and full day means full day. We will begin with a breakfast meet and greet, spend a full workday on location at the venue, break for lunch on location, break for dinner out so you can rest your aching brains, and then meet for a session of night shooting, processing and workflow instruction.

We are so excited to be able to show you exactly how we work in a real venue with challenges, and to pack your brains full of useful information and individuated instruction. $800.

How do you get to 501 Union? Here you go. (Although pre-workshop breakfast spot is TBA.)

To sign up, e-mail photos@ryanbrenizer.com with the subject “MARCH 2016 BROOKLYN WORKSHOP.” Deposit will be $250. Please e-mail and get confirmation before paying the deposit.

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robin martinez - would love to attend the March 13th workshop.. thanks robin

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Sara » Ryan Brenizer — NYC Wedding Photographer. Problem solver, storyteller. - […] the road to my Dallas workshop now! — Lens: 45mm f/2.8 PC-E Camera: Nikon […]

Desmond Leo - Please please PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE host a workshop somewhere out west! Vancouver, Canada would be preferred but I would fly out for a workshop in a split second if it were near by. Hell…just throw another workshop somewhere in central America like Dallas again later on this year. I’ll be there in a heartbeat…just can’t make this one.

a future wedding customer of yours.
(I’ve figured out the photographer…now I just need a potential wife)

New workshop announcement: NYC on 5/19 » Ryan Brenizer — NYC Wedding Photographer. Problem solver, storyteller. - […] been around the U.S. with workshops this spring, but it’s time to take it back home to NYC. It’s going to be another year filled with lots and lots of wonderful weddings, so this may be […]

Anna - *gasp* “…multi-day workshops in London and South East Asia”? Definitely in (as long as its not during the wedding season here!) Give us a heads up earlier pretty please :)

Jamie O'SULLIVAN - Do a London or even Irish workshop! I’ll get at least 3 participants for you.

Andy Gaines - … I’ve heard that England would be a GREAT place to hold a workshop… Just saying…

Dallas and D.C. Workshops review » Ryan Brenizer — NYC Wedding Photographer. Problem solver, storyteller. - […] full shooting calendar keeps me from teaching more than a few workshops each year. In fact, my upcoming May 19 workshop might be the last U.S. workshop I can fit in my schedule for the rest of 2012. But when I was […]

Oxana - Can you please tell exact time of the end of the workshop of on Saturday

Matt Reid - I agree with Andy Gaines; especially in a city with a Medieval Cathedral. Say York or Lincoln.

Ryan Brenizer - I wanted to do one this summer, but there’s a little thing called the Olympics…

Matt Reid - Fair comment Ryan :)

Jonathan Knox - Hello Ryan, do you have a date for your upcoming workshops.

Ujwal Bhattarai - Hi Ryan,

Great that you have finally decided to do workshops.

You must come downunder. I would love to attend your workshop in Sydney. I will also be very happy to volunteer and help with the organizing the event here in Sydney if you ever get time or decide to come here. I am sure people will even attend from Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne and even Asia pacific.

Looking forward to attending your workshop someday in Australia.

Amanda Lamb - Hi there! :) is there a mailing list I can get on to find out about future workshops? Thanks!

sung ma - always helpful and informative. Many thanks Ryan and once again congratulation !!!

Please post up coming workshop schedule thanks….

Stefy Hilmer - I am interested in both days.
Can’t wait. Thanks.

Dohn - Hello!

Just curious if you are going to have a workshop here in Southern California? i Bet you’ll have lots of people who will be attending here!

Crystal Madsen - I am hoping that you have a few workshops scheduled for late 2013 or early 2014. I would love to register for a class from you and have an opportunity to learn. Thanks.

Blonnie Brooks - Just so you realize there is continued interest in your workshop… I hope you decide to have another in 2014! :)

omarlopez2005 - cuando en mexico DF?

Angelo Baizas - What’s the time frame for NYC workshops ?

Angelo Baizas

Ryan Brenizer - Spring

Linas Zukauskas - Hello Ryan !
I’d like to ask if you are planning to organize any workshops in Europe this year?

Ryan Brenizer - I need to look at my calendar — we have south america and se asia workshops in the works, so I need to see if any time makes sense for europe

Max Pizarro - Looking forward to your spring 2014 NYC workshop. When will dates be announced? Great B&H video on your style.

Ryan Brenizer - This week, if all goes well!

Ritu Kamboj - Would there be any workshops in Toronto? Looking forward to your plans for Canada!

Andrea Mariño - Hello Ryan! Besides Asia Workshop.. where are you gonna be this year? U.S.?

Paolo Feliciano - Hi Ryan I was wondering if you have an upcoming workshop late August or early September 2015 in NYC. Thank you in advance for your reply.

Stacia Allman Morgan - When is your next workshop?

Angela Seguna - Hi Love your work, will you ever becoming to Australia to run a workshop :) ?

Doña Andrea - Will there be workshops in 2016?