5 Day Las Vegas Workshop, May 11-15, 2020 - $3,990

5 Day Las Vegas Workshop, May 11-15, 2020 - $3,990

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May 11, 2020 - May 15, 2020 Enjoy an intensive, hands-on experience as guests of Jerry and Melissa at their home studio. Each workshop is strictly limited to only 20 students and sells out quickly. Jerry will take you on an intense journey for 5 days and 4 nights. In his signature straightforward, heartfelt and inspirational style, he will help you take your photography and your business to the next level. Because of his extensive experience in the industry, Jerry has the ability to relate to all of his students no matter what size their business is. He is able to teach from personal experience the intricacies of managing a large studio and shooting over 300 weddings a year, and also share his experiences in creating his new boutique brand catering to the high end market. 

You will be motivated, educated, challenged and entertained as Jerry takes you on a day and night shoot that will completely change the way you shoot. Models will be provided so that students can instantly practice the techniques they are learning. Each student will receive hands-on training, individual critiquing, and will be provided with the tools needed to change your creative style and your business for years to come.

Your registration fee includes tuition, all meals, and refreshments and unforgettable experience!

This is a week that will change your photography and your business.

Email melissa@jerryghionis.com for any questions.

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Widely considered as the most comprehensive photography and business workshop in the industry, Jerry Ghionis workshops consistenly sell out and have been described as life changing. This is the ultimate opportunity for those who wish to take their photography, business and personal development to new heights.


Monday: Our week begins with a short introduction and some time to get to know each other. Then we’ll settle in and start with individual image critiques which usually last into the evening. Everyone will have a chance to showcase their images and Jerry will provide helpful critiques on the subtleties of lighting, posing, cropping, etc. with on the spot demonstrations to accompany these theories.

Tuesday: We will spend the second day focused on photography skills. In the morning, Jerry will share the many sources from which he draws inspiration. He’ll also discuss how he approaches every scene before he begins shooting as well his “formula” for creating his signature images. Jerry will reveal his approach to posing and provide you with solid foundation so that you never run out of poses again. He will discuss how to pre-visualize each pose and also how he approaches challenging situations such as odd height couples, plus size brides, etc. You’ll then have the opportunity to see Jerry put it all into practice by watching him as he photographs a couple during a live shoot and also see the results of the shoot as he unveils the secrets of how he captures award-winning images. You’ll see firsthand how he finds the light, how he exposes correctly for each scene, and how he interacts with his couples. He will demonstrate exactly how to bring out the best in your subjects and how he makes his subjects look glamorous but natural at the same time. Known as the “MacGyver” of photography, you’ll see how he works in any location, turning an ordinary scene into an extraordinary image. He will also demonstrate the art of creating drama using shadows, reflections and the clever use of lighting. He explain how to maximize use of available and artificial light including video light as well as the proper use of on camera and off camera flash. You’ll then have an opportunity to practice these new techniques right away. Each student will have time alone with a couple to practice the techniques they have just learned. Your goal during this short session will be to create only one image which will then be critiqued the following day. After dinner, we will head back outside where Jerry will demonstrate techniques to create stunning night shots.

Wednesday: The morning begins with everyone sharing one image from the previous day’s shoot and with Jerry providing a customized critique of each image to see how much you’ve progressed in just two days. Wednesday afternoon will be spent outdoors for another shoot. This time, Jerry will spend time explaining how to finesse your images on location as well as demonstrating his techniques for evoking emotion. You’ll then be given some time alone again with a couple and asked to create one image using all of the skills you’ve learned that week. We will finish just before dinnertime to allow you to get some rest before beginning an intensive two days on business and marketing.

Thursday: We’ll spend a short amount of time in the morning sharing your one image from the previous day for critique. As the winner of over twenty-five worldwide Wedding Album of the Year titles, Jerry will then reveal the many elements to an award winning, profitable design and he will showcase the evolution of his album design from 1999 through the present day. He’ll also share his approach to conducting an album order session to maximize sales after the wedding and will even share his pricing formulas to maximize each sale. Every student will then be asked to share their marketing materials and Jerry will provide tips and suggestions to each person based on your current branding and marketing materials. After a full day, we’ll enjoy dinner and have some fun together.

Friday: Our final day will begin with a strong focus on the business mindset. Jerry will spend the day sharing his approach to being a successful business person – from marketing to digital and administrative workflow. He’ll spend quite a bit of time on marketing and providing very detailed descriptions to three different types of marketing: marketing that costs you money; marketing that costs nothing; and marketing where the ideas themselves actually generate money. And he’ll also walk you through his process for creating same day slideshows. With all of that marketing knowledge fresh in our minds, we’ll also talk about how to answer the phone inquiries correctly, tips for handling in-person consultations, perfecting the art of communication, how to effectively respond to common objections, and how to book your clients on the spot.

In addition to this very full schedule, each student will also have a private mentor session with Jerry. This is a 15 minute one-on-one session where you can discuss anything your heart desires with Jerry. What aspects of your business do you struggle with? You can choose to discuss anything from branding and marketing to posing and inspiration. This is your personal mentor session so we recommend that come prepared to pick Jerry’s brain.

Since the workshop is limited to a small group of people and because we spend a big week together, you’ll find that a big part of the experience is the relationships that are formed and the incredible amount of fun that we have together. You’ll be left with a set of tools that will make you a better photographer and a better businessperson, and you’ll also be left with lifetime of memories

A typical workshop schedule is:

(All times are flexible and subject to change)


12:30pm - 1pm Registration

1pm Workshop begins

6.30pm - 7.30pm Dinner together

9pm - 11pm Workshop ends


8.30 am - 10am Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry

10am Workshop begins

7.30pm - 9pm Dinner together

10pm Workshop ends


8.30 am - 10am Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry

10am Workshop begins

6pm - 7pm Workshop ends


8.30 am - 10am Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry

10am Workshop begins

5pm - 7pm Workshop ends

7.30pm Dinner together


8.30 am - 10am Reserved for those with mentor sessions with Jerry

10am Workshop begins

4pm Workshop ends