Down Hall | Rock your Winter Weddings

Herts | Essex: 9.30
4 places left
course £335 +vat

Brett says…”  We are really excited to be bringing our wedding photography training to the fabulous Down Hall on the Essesx/Herts border. If you want to shoot at an amazing location, learning as much as you can about what makes us one of the most sought after wedding photographers in the uk,  great make up & styling and so much more then this is the course for you.  Weddings aren’t easy at the best of times never mind in the winter – so join us on this first visit to this beautiful venue, it promises to be a day to remember..We pride ourselves on everything that we do at Brett Harkness Photography and our training courses are no exception. Apart from the obvious information being passed on we look to take care of all the details from dresses & outfits used to food and comfort. We will work you hard !! But our days are filled with fun, exceptional shooting and most importantly the chance to learn!”

 This course will teach you…
  • Spend a day with Brett looking at what makes him tick and work at the top end of the wedding market.
  • How to produce breathtaking images packed with emotion with little fuss.
  • Looking at timing, posing,documentary & getting the most from every opportunity in those winter months
  • We will be looking at using different backgrounds & natural light to get the most from your clients.
  • Looking at how we use flash creatively at our own weddings to get the “wow” images
  • Flash for first dance | cake | group shots | & so much more…
  • Look at how Brett Plans the shooting for his own weddings
  • Using speedlights | Einchrom ELB | Ranger & Calumet Genesis flashes
  • A great day to learn all you can about weddings with one of the Uk’s top photographers.
  • Ltd to no more than 12 photographers
Photography course snapshot

This shooting & theory  day will take you through the steps to produce amazing imagery of your Bride & Groom on their wedding day and leave you with stunning images with particular emphasis on shooting in the winter months. This fantastic one day course will be full to the brim with great shooting opportunity. Using spaces inside and out we will look at how to create great images in the shortest of time and making the most of the daylight available & mix it up with flash also. The day will be split into the am & pm session. In the morning we will be looking at some of Brett’s imagery and talking through the process of being the best you can be. In the afternoon we will be shooting in and around the location, looking to utilize shape, texture, posing, lighting and all round wedding shooting. Brett will teach you some of the tricks that makes him one of the UK’s most successful & sought after wedding photographers.

Down Hall

Images from previous wedding courses






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Equipment needed
  • Camera
  • Any lens near 50mm & Wide angle lens
  • Indoor & Outdoor clothes ( warm clothes!)
  • Empty cards
  • Enthusiasm
  • Lots of questions !
  • Pad & pen or laptop to take notes ( recording of the training is not allowed )

Who is this course aimed at?

Our courses are open to anyone that wants to improve their own photographic technique. Brett teaches in such a way that he makes it easy to understand. So if you are a hobbiest or an advanced pro then you will learn something from Brett Harkness. If you are just starting out shooting weddings or want to take your own weddings to another level then this is the day for you. We will be using daylight & flash and teaching in such a way that you will have ample time to ask questions and practice until it all makes sense!



Watch a little behind the scenes video from our Oxford Eynsham Hall earlier in the year:


What photographers say about our courses

Rob Jones-  “Brett is GOD – What can I say about a Brett Harkness Course….. Sarah and I went on our first one 4 years ago and have been on many more since. The way he will teach you is so inspirational and really doesn’t matter what level you are at, as you will learn something new . We now feel that it doesn’t matter what the weather throws at us we are ready to produce fab images, in this country or destination weddings.

Stephen - ” My mind was blown away with the information and have already started ordering new equipment to get practising!!! I had a fantastic day and thought it was extremely well organized. Brett you were very inspirational and the information I hope comes in very useful for my future weddings. Kristie thanks for your kind hospitality it was very much appreciated and holding the flash all afternoon. I got some great images and loved every minute. Thank you again and I will be n touch soon Brett for some one to one training but think the day of shooting sounds good. ”
Ben Appleby Photography  - “ I’d followed Brett’s work for a while and loved his lighting style. I decided that I needed to take my wedding work to the next level and knew that lighting and composition was the only way to do this, so naturally, I booked onto a course with Brett. His openness in how he teaches is truly refreshing and is always there to answer follow up questions, should there be any. After a day of being amazed, confused, corrected and inspired, I was fired up to take away what i’d learnt and implement it into my own wedding work. Since then I have been on a couple more of his courses and bought his DVD’s and my wedding work has gone from strength to strength. My prices have increased and bookings have gone through the roof and it’s all down to the things i’ve learnt from Brett and how i’ve implemented them into my own business model. I can’t thank you enough – You’ve truly inspired me to be a better photographer and continue to do so on a daily basis. “


Don’t miss the opportunity to shoot in and around this amazing venue. This is the first time we have secured a course at this stunning venue and we will have ample time to shoot the bride & groom in all manor of poses & different lighting techniques. The course is scheduled for October 30th – 2017! You can book a place at the bottom of this post by choosing to pay via paypal or credit/debit card or by calling the studio on 01706340792 or 0203 4685608..

CLICK HERE for information on how to get to Down Hall – its only 34 miles from Central London there is no excuse to join us if you are based in the South or anywhere for that matter!
Down Hall
Country House Hotel
Matching Road,
Hatfield Heath,
Essex CM22 7AS


If you can’t wait for this course and want to see what we do at weddings now then CLICK HEREand go to our DVD shop to watch, download & purchase our two wonderful wedding DVD’s. Don’t miss out on this amazing resource & hive of information.

Cancellation Policy :

Please note we need 5 photographers for this course to go ahead. In the event of cancellation of your place on the seminar please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible. The exception to this is if we have enough prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold. Once we have resold your place we will be able to refund all monies paid to date for the specific seminar. We will do our very best to find another delegate to take your place through our Members List, and Social Network. If the course does not go ahead due to numbers you will have the opportunity to carry the monies paid to another course or receive a full refund. 



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Cancellation Policy:

As our costs for each workshop remain the same no matter how many delegates attend, please note that just like any pre-booked tickets for the theater, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give any refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances. The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold. In this event we will of course make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! If we have to remove a date due to this reason then we will look to book your place on a further course with similar content. We require a minimum of 5 delegates on most UK courses for it to go ahead. Under the cancellation act you do have 5 days to cancel your place after booking , after that cool off period the above applies.

Moving Forward

  • MATTHEW STAINER - "Just a quick note to say thank you for a fun, relaxed, informative, inspiring and a well fed day of top notch training. You have a great set up and love your studio and I would love to think that in a few years I might be somewhere up to where you are right now”
  • Peter Williams
    Just thought I would drop by and say how helpful I found your instructional DVD. I have my first wedding to do in a few weeks and your DVD has given me a great insight into how I should expect the day to go. I found it full of useful advice and I am sure I will watch it over and over again between now and the big day. So thank you for giving me a spoonful of your knowledge! Thanks again, Pete
  • Steve Mannell
    Hi Brett, your DVD is superb and worth every penny. I watched the whole thing including the extras and it's inspirational. I think I might have to watch it again to try and take in all the key points and tips! Keep up the good work. and I will see you on one of your London based courses in the near future.
  • ANDY FOUNTAIN - Hi Brett and Kristie , Thank you so much for the fantastic day you arranged for Rachael and myself on Monday.  It was one of the best training experiences I have had as a pro photographer and we came away feeling confident in knowing how to drive the business on.  On the way home Rachael said we would be booking a course with you guys on a yearly basis and for her to say this is a big turn around. I think she really saw the benefit in having days like this. Thank you so much again for a life changing tremendous day.”
  • JONATHAN FENTON - Brett & Kristy- watched your inspiring real wedding DVD last night and just wanted to say how beyond impressed I was- truly amazing and beautiful pictures! A great insight in to how you approach a wedding. Fantastic resource to keep referring back to! Any thoughts on a course on post production?? Must come back & do another course soo...n!”
  • STEVE ASHTON - Got our yesterday Brett, Just after returning from the darkest wedding I have ever shot. Despite being a bit sleepy to say the least we stayed up till 2am to watch the DVD..... super job you have done with it. I would say the best training dvd I have ever seen.... Put us down for a copy of the next one you do. Every wedding tog needs a copy of this!!! So nice to see some real quality post production as well.... congratulations to you both.”
A true photographic phenonemon.Brett Harkness is a man in demand— Dan Lezano. Digital SLR Photography