Before I became a full time photographer, I spent a decade as a high school history teacher and another three years mentoring teachers in best practices. Being an educator is a fundamental part of my being. I love supporting others on their journeys and with over eight years in business as a photographer and over 100 weddings photographed, I have helpful insights to share. Over the years I've helped new photographers set goals and develop strategic actions plans, learn to shoot in manual and master their camera, build a portfolio from scratch, curate an elevated brand aesthetic to attract a higher end clientele, and so much more. Whether you’re looking for a few specific answers, want resources to take your business and photography to the next level, or want a mentor to help you set and achieve goals in an ongoing relationship, I can’t wait to hear about your business and help you build your skills and achieve your dreams.
Wedding days move fast.
You need to move faster!
Inside the guide you'll find: My exact ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and Kelvin white balance settings for every part of a wedding day from getting ready to the first dance.
You'll also find an explanation of why the settings work as a perfect starting point and things to consider to help you quickly fine tune the settings to match your own style and each specific situation.
Wedding days are so much fun and brimming with beautiful details and emotional moments to document. They're also the most important day in your clients' lives. Along with the honor of being welcomed into those intimate moments, comes a whole lot of responsibility to be at our best. Learning this craft and this business is a process and it can be a lonely one. I believe in being a lifelong learner and that the first step to growth is giving yourself permission to admit you don't have all the answers. There are no stupid questions and there are often multiple good answers. Sharing knowledge generously, providing examples, and getting specific is essential. This journey is easier and growth happens faster when you can share and learn from someone who's stood where you've stood, faced the same challenges, and found a way forward.
“There are five important things for living a successful and fulfilling life: never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying, and
― Roy Bennett
As a former teacher, mentorship and education truly hold a piece of my heart. On top of that, I got my start as a wedding photographer because of a generous teacher who took me under her wing and showed me the ropes. She spent one wedding season pouring into me, teaching me on shoots and weddings, critiquing my work, and slowly building expectations and my confidence in a way that allowed me to try, fail, try again, and improve without risking the ruin of a couple’s wedding day memories.
Nothing beats experience, feedback, patience, and dedication. And I am so honored to be in a position to again offer a similar opportunity to one dedicated new photographer for 2020. The person I’m looking for knows how important wedding days are to the couple. They feel honored at the prospect of being invited into that couple’s love story, and they want to be fully prepared to capture every aspect of the wedding day before they strike out on their own. They also need to get a little giddy over love, be able to hustle for 8+ straight hours on a wedding day with a smile on their face, and have fun being with people - because they’re going to meet a whole lot of them!
year-long photography mentorship
Lynne Reznick Photography is seeking one dedicated photographer who is new to weddings and looking to break into the wedding industry to commit to a 10-month mentorship.
One LRP mentee will receive the following opportunities:
-Join Lynne as an assistant/third photographer on weddings and engagement sessions in the greater Boston area
-Learn and practice techniques for posing couples and groups naturally and for managing wedding day timelines and logistics
-Education in business workflows, client experience, social media strategy, and honing a personal editing style
-Free attendance at monthly networking events hosted by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) as Lynne’s guest
-Portfolio reviews and feedback on images
-Free admission to any workshops or educational events hosted by Lynne Reznick Photography or Everyday Creative
-Use of images taken while shooting with Lynne Reznick Photography in their portfolio, on social media accounts, and on their blog
The following commitments are required of the LRP mentee:
-Attend 5-10 weddings and at least one engagement session as an assistant/3rd photographer: In addition to taking photos throughout the day, responsibilities include carrying gear, setting up and breaking down lighting, holding reflectors, etc.
-Schedule quarterly in-person coaching sessions with Lynne
-Attend at least 4 monthly networking events hosted by ILEA
-Allow Lynne Reznick Photography to deliver to the client any photos taken while shooting for the studio
-Allow Lynne Reznick Photography to use any images taken for the studio on the studio’s website, social media pages, blog, or for promotional purposes
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume or CV to Lynne by February 1, 2020 at email@example.com
Your wedding day is a beginning. It's the start of your marriage and the next phase of two lives lived as one. You value photographs to document the moments that will tell the story of your wedding day - from the tears welling up as you see each other for the first time, to the smiles during your first dance as a married couple. There’s no better way to relive your day and honor and share your story with loved ones than through an heirloom piece that will last as long as your marriage.
Archival albums are handcrafted with either Italian leather or premium linen covers. They tell your wedding day love story and are handcrafted and made to last for generations. Glass keepsake boxes are handmade with antique gold soldered edges. Each includes a piece of silk ribbon to tie up your prints and leave them beautifully and safely displayed.
honoring your love
Can you hold the date for us?
before your wedding
Dates are reserved with the signing of the contact and payment of the deposit. However, if we have met and you're still in the process of making a decision, I will never give your date away without reaching back out to give you a chance to decide before I give the date away to another couple.
Your collection total, including any applicable taxes, is split into three payments. The first is a deposit due upon signing your contract with me, the second is due six months prior to your wedding, and the final payment is due one month prior to your wedding. All payments can be made online with a credit card or you can mail a check.
I have general liability insurance and equipment insurance and I’m happy to provide proof of insurance to your venue if needed.
I will work with you to develop a complete list of family portrait combinations. Similarly, if there are special, unique, or sentimental elements planned for your day I would love to know about them ahead of time. Otherwise, I will capture your love story as it unfolds and by you granting me the freedom to tell your story as I see it, you’ll end up with much more genuine images. If you hire me, it should be because you feel 100% secure in my creativity and professionalism.
I currently do not charge travel fees for New England weddings within a two-hour drive from Boston. I’m more than happy to venture beyond New England as well, and in that case I do charge a travel fee that is adjusted on a case-by-case basis and allows me to cover the cost of my journey as necessary to best capture your wedding.
on your wedding day
Do you work with a second photographer?
Always. I believe that the real love story is often found in the small moments and the moments in between. Having a second photographer with me for the day allows me to get two perspectives in the big moments, as well as capture more of the small moments that tell your full love story.
Ideally, I plan 90 minutes to two hours total. This includes time for family, bridal party, and couple’s portraits. I will work closely with you or your wedding planner to create a timeline tailored to your needs. And of course, if things run late and we only have 20 minutes – I will still deliver you beautiful portraits.
Absolutely. One of the most important parts of your wedding day is having all of your loved ones in one place. I'll work with you prior to your wedding to create a complete list of family portrait combinations and I’ll bring the list with me on your wedding day so know we got every family combo you wanted.
Absolutely! All you need to do is ask. My rate for each additional hour is $500 and I’ll invoice you after the wedding night so you don’t have to worry about it in the moment.
We'll work together prior to your wedding to create a rain plan for all of your formal portraits. We'll find an alternative you love and the most important part is knowing we have a plan in place, even if we don't need to use it!
after your wedding
How long until we see our photos?
Your photos will be ready for you 6-8 weeks after your wedding date. I’ll post a preview for you within 48 hours of your wedding though, so you won’t have to wait 6 weeks to see how gorgeous you looked on your wedding day!
Generally, you'll receive around 800 images from 8 hours coverage of your wedding day. And every single photo you receive is edited to ensure the highest quality finished product.
All of the files in your final gallery are edited and any images that do not make it into your final gallery are duplicates, light tests, etc. Therefore, when I curate your images, ones that do not make it into your gallery are not saved. To protect my brand and high standards of quality, I never deliver unedited files.
As the artist who created the images, I retain the copyright. However, all digital products include personal printing rights. That means you're welcome to share them digitally and in print.
When I get home from your wedding I upload all of the images into two places. They go on an external hard drive and automatically back up onto the cloud. I keep all of your images on memory cards until I deliver your final gallery. When your images are ready, the final edits are uploaded into an online gallery that serves as a third backup.
Just one or two areas you’d like to focus on or have something you’d love advice on? Come to my home, meet me for coffee, or hop on a call. No matter how we connect, you'll get answers to your burning questions.
*fee for travel beyond 10 miles of Dorchester
Choose one of three topics to address in-depth over the course of three hours together. Each intensive is crafted to address a specific challenge in your business. Choose to dive deep into Copywriting, Client Experience, or Workflows. You'll leave with helpful resources and action steps.
Looking for ongoing support and accountability, as well as answers to burning questions? Ongoing mentorship is a powerful way to take your business to the next level with focused goal setting and accountability via four sessions. Start with a goal setting session. Then follow up with three 1-hour accountability sessions held over the next year, along with unlimited email access between sessions.