Interview With Wedding Photographer David Stanbury

For many aspiring photographers, wedding photography is often the first step, but it’s a challenging genre that requires quick thinking, good people skills and outstanding technical knowledge.

Karl is joined in studio by award-winning wedding photographer David Stanbury who, together with his wife Jane, has travelled across the UK (and further afield) photographing a variety of special occasions.

David shares with Karl what makes a good wedding photographer, how to stand out in such a competitive field and which three pictures are the most important on the day. Together he and Karl review a number of his images and David shares the creative thinking behind each shot, as well as his lighting setups.

Topics covered in this live photography talk show:

  • Wedding photography: How to photograph a successful wedding
  • Establishing good relationships with clients
  • Useful equipment for wedding photography
  • Working under pressure
  • Photographing groups of people
  • Working in different locations
  • How to pose couples for wedding photography
  • The importance of a second shooter
  • Wedding packages and pricing

You can read more about David Stanbury’s wedding photography on our blog, and you may also be interested in our ‘Conversations with David Stanbury’ live show.

If you have any questions about this show, please post them below.


©David Stanbury


  1. Great interview Karl. When David was talking about the umbrella shot, it sounded like he said his wife was behind the bride and groom with a flashlight. I replayed it a couple times to make sure I heard him right. Was he referring to a flashlight as in a household flashlight one would keep in case the power goes out, or was he referring to photography equipment? I just wanted to be clear. Not to duplicate, but just wanting ideas on how to create more light at a wedding or on location without having to carry all of my studio lights with me to a wedding.

  2. I feel the same way Karl , I’m the type of photographer that likes to take my time and get everything ready and perfect. these photographers are very skilled at thinking on their feet, I wish I had this quality, great show mate!

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