Certificate Program Trial Course

This trial version of the courses is meant to give you an insiders view of The Academy, and a preview of the content and delivery that you can expect for the Certificate Program.


The Certificate Program at The Academy is specifically designed to cover all of the areas that are essential to running a successful wedding photography business. By completing the 8 courses included in the full program, you will receive a Certificate as a Certified Professional Wedding Photographer.


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This trial version of the courses is meant to give you an insiders view of The Academy, and a preview of the content and delivery that you can expect for the Certificate Program. Here are the Classes, and a description of the Module available in this trial:



  • Branding for Wedding Photographers – Katelyn James

    • Your Brand Appearance – 40 min

  • Mastering Your Camera & Posing for Weddings – Matt Kennedy

    • On-Location Shooting & Posing – Engagement Session – 47 min

  • Marketing for Weddings – Justin & Mary Marantz

    • The Secondary Circle – Building up a freight-train of momentum – 36 min

  • Complete Wedding Client Process – Amy & Jordan Demos

    • The Initial Meeting 2.0 – 38 min



  • Branding for Wedding Photographers – Katelyn James

  • Mastering Your Camera & Posing for Weddings – Matt Kennedy

  • Marketing for Weddings – Justin & Mary Marantz

  • Complete Wedding Client Process – Amy & Jordan Demos

  • Business of Wedding Photography – Matt & Carissa Kennedy

  • Creative Photography – Natural Light – Montana Dennis

  • Editing & Post Production – Matt Kennedy

  • Off-Camera Flash – Matt Kennedy




Katelyn JamesKatelyn James started her professional photography career as a Junior in college and was shooting 25+ weddings annually within her second year. After Katelyn graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Communications, she could focus even more on her photographer career. After growing her business and gaining recognition in national publications such as Professional Photographers Magazine, The Knot, Southern Living Weddings, Southern Weddings and Eco Weddings, she began teaching and coaching photographers from all over the country and internationally.

Katelyn hosts workshops throughout the year and monthly coaching sessions at her home in Richmond, VA. Recently, Katelyn has been joined by her husband Michael and they are officially a husband/wife team. Since joining forces, Katelyn and Michael average 36 weddings annually. Their work has also been featured numerous times on national wedding blogs such as Real Simple, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Inspired by This, Grey Likes Weddings Huffington Post, and Green Wedding Shoes.


matt kennedyMatt Kennedy is an local and destination Wedding Photographer & Educator based out of Vancouver, BC. He and his wife, Carissa, have built their wedding photography business around serving their clients and other photographers. Matt graduated with a Bachelor of Education from The University of British Columbia and is excited to teach photographers how to grow their business, and because of his high school teaching background, he is able to do this in a clear and enjoyable way. Matt has been a presenter at WPPI, United and many online webcasts, as well as a writer for F-Stoppers and featured in various magazines internationally including ‘MacLeans’, ‘Brides to Be’ from Australia and Real Weddings to name a few.


justin and mary feature imageJustin & Mary Marantz are an internationally renowned wedding photography duo, who travel the globe shooting weddings, teaching, & inspiring other small business owners. Justin and Mary value education and with that, Justin graduated with a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology and Mary received a double BA in Political Science & Philosophy from West Virginia University, a masters in Moral Philosophy from the University of hertfordshire, UK, as well as a JD from Yale University. They have put on their “Walk Through a Wedding” Workshops worldwide including London, Australia, Germany & The Netherlands, took their “What’s Next Tour” across the country on a tour bus, authored their first book- The Guide, presented at international conferences including WPPI and The Dutch Wedding Congress, were featured in Inside Weddings, Style Me Pretty & Martha Stewart, co-founded twin wedding blogs The Black Tie Bride & The Well Groomed Groom… and drank way more Starbucks than any normal person should. And they’re just getting warmed up!


Amy and JordanFeatured in People, E! Entertainment, and The Huffington Post, Amy and Jordan Demos are wedding photographers, bloggers, speakers, and educators based in Phoenix, Arizona. They’re even high school sweethearts! After high school, Amy graduated with the Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University and Jordan finished his Bachelor of Arts from Grand Canyon University. These elementary school teachers taught two of Arizona’s highest scoring classrooms. They’re the directors of education for the Wedding Industry Professionals Association in their home state, teachers with the International Academy of Wedding Professionals, and have been criss-crossing the country on a national speaking tour with Showit equipping fellow photographers with tools to help them to grow and succeed. Amy and Jordan publish free content for photographers on their blog every week and through their free newsletter, The Monday Minute, and offer workshops as well as online and in-person coaching for photographers who want to get from where they are to where they want to be.




This class was exactly what I needed when I needed it. I came in looking to re-brand my business and couldn’t wait to hear all of the amazing things that were going to be taught in the course. I came home the next day and got to work immediately. In fact, I called a designer on my way home and started the process to have someone design a logo and brand for me. I went and did a number of the suggestions by Katelyn. I just cannot speak more highly of this course and how much it is going to impact my business!

Mandi Mitchell

Learning from Justin & Mary’s many years of insight and expertise in this industry gave me new creative marketing ideas as well as practical steps that I can begin to implement in my business today! Information that would have taken me years and years to learn on my own, I can now start using immediately to connect with my most ideal clients and start building my very own “freight train of momentum!”

Casie Edwards

“Amy & Jordan’s class, ‘The Wedding Process’ is jam packed full of invaluable insight, knowledge & experience; they leave no stone unturned. And because they are passionate about what they do, they are just as passionate about sharing it with others, & it’s very evident in this class. I walked away feeling MORE than equipped, encouraged & confident!”

Karen Jezek


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