Urban Bridal Portraits

  • Instructors:
    Damon Tucci

    PPA Members:


    This is not your mother’s bridal shoot! In this video class, Damon Tucci teaches you how to capture the urban bride, using creative posing and lighting, yet still relying on the tried and true fundamentals of photography.

    Whether shooting the traditional or contemporary portrait, you’ll discuss the proper equipment to have on location and the must-haves (like batteries!) that never go out of style! Get into the mind of an expert like Damon as he demonstrates how to find the best locations and how to find the right textures, patterns, color and light.

    You’ll rediscover posing lighting techniques and how to make them work with your surroundings. Lastly, take a page from a contemporary playbook as you discuss poses and lighting effects that can create a more dramatic, edgy portrait for your clients.

    You’ve shot the traditional – now learn how to break out of the norm and go bold!

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  • Duration: 0:14:45 Expand video to full screen for best view.

      • Damon Tucci


        Damon Tucci has been a professional photographer in the Orlando area for the past 15 years and has photographed over 3000 weddings. Unlike many wedding photos from the past, his images are emotional, unique, and interesting; just like the couples he photographs.

        Damon’s distinct artistry is a combination of talent and experience. He began his career as an underwater cinematographer, and later as a photographer for Disney Photographic Services. It was at Disney that he carefully crafted his unique approach to wedding photography, which is a mix of documentary and stylized fashion.

        His award-winning work has been published in several regional and national magazines including Professional Photographer, Studio Photography and Design, The Knot, Perfect Wedding Guide, and Orlando Leisure. Damon is an active member of PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and a dynamic speaker who is frequently asked to lecture to other photography professionals across the country. He takes great pride in teaching others what he has studied for the past two decades and is honored to share his experiences with his students.

        Damon’s non-traditional method of blending fashion with documentation is revolutionizing the wedding industry. Today’s modern couples don’t want to spend precious hours on formal poses; they want to enjoy their day with family and friends. Damon’s unique understanding of light, allows him to capture these once-in-a-lifetime moments, but in an unobtrusive manner that does not impact the wedding.

        As an artist, Damon revels in breaking the rules. He firmly believes that if you don’t enjoy what you do, then you should do something else. His laid back personality is easy going and fun. Although he is a strict professional, his sense of humor is never far away, and that makes working with him more like spending time with an old friend.

        For a personal viewing of Damon's work, please email damon@damontucci.com.

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