Neil Redfern SHINE workshop


22nd – 25th April 2024


Llangollen, North Wales





NEW DATE ADDED! 22-25 April 2024

I am SO excited to a NEW DATE for my announce my biggest, most information packed and exciting wedding photography workshop to date …SHINE. Three days of learning, shooting, laughing, editing and bonding.

Since my first solo workshops in 2016, I have hosted over 40 workshops, all of which have sold out. I have LOVED all those workshops, but it has always been hard to include as much as I wanted in just one single day. SHINE is different – three days, allowing me to cover so much more. This is the culmination of everything I have learnt from 15 years of wedding photographer, 7 years of running workshops and 3 years of running a Patreon of over 200 wedding photographers. In these three days, I share with you EVERYTHING I know to help you become the best wedding photographer you can be.

This workshop is designed to help wedding photographers of all experience levels. We will cover mindset, approach, equipment, how to shoot creative and beautiful portraits (both in natural light and with off camera lighting), the fundamentals of how to light various parts of a wedding day (including group shots, speeches, reception and dancing) and how to edit the images we take on the workshop to give them impact. Plus watch Helen and I record a live Flash Masters podcast and me film a challenge video for YouTube – I can’t wait.

SHINE is about friendships too – we will all learn and grow together, forging bonds which will last long after the workshop finishes.

We will arrive at the workshop venue from 3pm on Monday 22nd April, with SHINE officially starting at 6pm. Up until we all leave at 10am on Thursday, 25th April, we will laugh, grow and learn together.

Not only will you leave with amazing images, a mind full of inspiration and a fantastic experience, but with the confidence that you can take all that you have learned in to your next weddings.

It’s time to SHINE.

Countdown to SHINE 3 workshop










  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 071
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 003
  • first dance at Chateau Soulac wedding

You will not only leave SHINE with amazing images, but more importantly, confidence – the confidence that you will be able to take everything you learn in to your own weddings


The workshop will be held at an exclusive country house in Llangollen in the North Wales countryside, on the banks of the River Dee.

Please note this is an Airbnb property – not a hotel. 

Built in the late 19th century, the Victorian property is stunning, full of character and period features. It is incredible photogenic and spacious, making it the perfect location for portraits with both natural light and off camera flash – both of which will be covered on the workshop.

The venue contains 14 bedrooms – with every attendee having their own double bedroom – all included in the cost of the workshop. The property also has multiple bathrooms.

The venue is surrounded by beautiful grounds and gardens and there are lots of social areas throughout the property for when we are not working – including the stunning Billiard Room, containing a full size snooker table!

Llantysilio Hall lo res

Join the mailing list to be amongst the first to know about my future workshops and online education 


Your opportunity to shoot multiple models across 2 days


One of the biggest things I dislike about how many wedding photography workshops, is the ratio of the number attendees to the number of models. This just isn’t fair and does not create a good learning environment.


SHINE will be limited to just 12 attendees and across the two days in which we will be shooting, we will have multiple models.


Not only does this ensure you have variety in the images which you take but it also means that at any one time when we are shooting, we will have at least two separate models to shoot. This will enable me to split the group at times so that everyone has the time to shoot and interact with the models. This WILL NOT be a scrum for photographs.


Accommodation, meals & drinks included


I understand that SHINE is not cheap. But not only does the workshop include 3 days of tuition, learning, shoots with a number of models, editing tutorials, an incredible opportunity to build long lasting friendships with other photographers and the chance to ask any questions you may have about anything wedding photography related…


Your place also includes your accommodation for 3 nights (in your own private double bedroom), unlimited soft drinks (a set alcohol drinks are also included per person – but you are also welcome to bring your own), breakfast and hot lunch on each day and two evening meals.


The only meal not included will be on the last night when we go out to a local pub for an evening meal.


I promise that I will give you everything on this workshop. Everything I have learned and developed over 7 years of running workshops will be going in to SHINE to make it the very best learning experience I can offer.

Bride wearing flower crown

Just some of what you will learn…

The building blocks of what makes a good photograph

The importance of moments in portraits and how to create them

How to utilise both natural light and off camera flash to create beautiful and creative portraits

Tricks and tips which you can use to create something from nothing

Specific lighting techniques invaluable to wedding photography, such as how to light speeches, indoor group shots, reception lighting and dance floor action!

How to edit in Lightroom and Photoshop to give your images maximum impact

…how difficult snooker is on a full size table!

Watch Helen and I record a Flash Masters Podcast!

On Tuesday evening after our evening meal, with a drink in hand, Helen and I will record an episode of the Flash Masters podcast – this will be our first podcast in front of a live audience!

Our podcasts are usually a little chaotic and this will surely be no different – listen and laugh along or get involved and join us on the mic. We are really looking forward to this!

Flash Masters podcast

A rough idea of the timetable – we will cover A LOT!

Day 1

  • 16.00 – Arrive at the venue / welcome drinks
  • 18.00 – Group introductions (with Pizza!) and time to SHINE, including Mindset / What makes a great photograph / The most important lessons / the basics and fundamentals of off camera flash / Equipment
  • 21.30 – Time to relax!

Day 2

  • 09.00 – Breakfast
  • 11.00 – Shoot 1
  • 14.00 – Lunch
  • 15.00 – Shoot 2 – Group shots & Ceremony lighting with Helen Williams
  • 16.30 – Shoot 3 – Speeches and reception lighting
  • 18.00 – Shoot 4 – Create something from nothing
  • 20.00 – Evening meal & relax!
  • 21.00 – Evening shoot
  • 22.00 – Neil and Helen record a live Flash Masters podcast

Day 3

  • 09.00 – Breakfast
  • 10.30 – Shoot 5
  • 14.30 – I will film a live 10 minute challenge YouTube video
  • 15.00 – Lunch
  • Your chance to shoot the models in smaller groups
  • 17.30 – Editing tutorials in Lightroom and Photoshop
  • 19.30 – Belief, positivity and thanks
  • 20.00 – Evening meal & relax!

Day 4

  • 08.30 – Breakfast
  • 10.00 – Goodbyes and depart the venue 🙁

Some of the questions you may have…

What equipment should I bring?

You are welcome to use as much as you like but I would suggest one camera and a selection of lenses. Almost all the photographs I take on SHINE will be taken with a 16-35mm, 35mm and 85mm. As long as you use a Sony, Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera then you are welcome to use my speed light triggers so you do not need to bring your own off camera flash equipment.

Can I use the photographs I take on the workshop?

Yes of course, if you click the shutter then they are your images and you are welcome to use them on your own social media.

Can I bring my own food and drink to the venue?

Yes! Although the majority of your food and drink is included, you are welcome to bring your own food – all I would ask is that you don’t make a mess – which I know you won’t! There is a large communal kitchen at the venue which you are welcome to use anytime.

How much food and drink is included?

Almost all! Breakfasts (bacon and sausage sandwiches, pastries and cereal) and hot lunches are included. On the Monday evening we will order lots of pizza in (included) and our meal on Tuesday evening will be included (details TBC) too. The only meal not included is the evening meal on Wednesday when we will go out as a group to a local pub. Please also bring your own snacks if you like to eat in-between meals. If you have a food allergy please ensure you let me know in advance and please advise on what I can get for you.

All soft drinks are included. A limited amount of alcohol is included per person but please feel free to bring your own too.

Is there parking at the venue?

Yes! There is more than enough free parking at the venue for all attendees.

Will we be shooting outside?

Yes, the majority of our time will be spent inside but we will shoot outdoors too. However, please bear in mind that this is October in the UK so the weather is likely to be pretty chilly(!) so please bring warm clothes for when we go outside.

Is SHINE about off camera flash only? 

No! SHINE is an all encompassing wedding photography workshop and as much as I will be teaching off camera flash, together with demonstrating lots of off camera flash sets for portraits, speeches, group shots, dancing and ceremony, much of the workshop will involve shooting in natural light.

Should I bring my laptop to the venue?

I would definitely recommend that you do – especially so that you can follow along with the Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials. However, if you don’t have one or would prefer not to bring your laptop that is no problem and you can simply watch the tutorials instead.

What time do we arrive and leave the venue?

Arrival is from 4pm on Monday, for a 6pm start, and we all need to leave the venue by 10am on Thursday.

Is the venue a wedding venue?

No, although I know the owners are interested in developing it in to a wedding venue in the future. Currently it is an Airbnb, so not an actual hotel.

Will I have to share a room with another attendee?

No, all attendees will have their own private double bedroom. However, bathrooms are shared. The property has 4.5 bathrooms.

  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 004
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 040
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 099
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 048


Details of how to book will be made exclusive to members of my Patreon for 5 days. PLUS, members of these communities will take advantage of an early bird price of only £945.

After the 5 days, I will share details of how to book with my mailing list. At this point a place on SHINE will cost £1095.

To book your place, please use the PayPal button below. A booking fee payment of £400 is required to confirm your place, with the remaining balance (paid via bank transfer) due by 28 days before the workshop start date.

Please note:

  • All payments made are non-refundable. Places cannot be refunded but can be exchanged to another person.
  • Places are available on a first come first served basis – places cannot be held or reserved with a booking fee payment.
  • All attendees must adhere to the rules of the venue.
  • We will be doing our best to cater food for the workshop ourselves – however if you have special and specific dietary requirements, I please ask that you let me know in advance and/or bring your own food to help me ensure you are comfortable.
  • Parts of the workshop will be filmed and recorded for promotional purposes so I ask that you do not attend if you do not wish to be captured in behind the scenes video.
  • All attendees must vacate the property by 10.00am on Day 4.
  • This is a group workshop and all attendees must be respectful, courteous and considerate of each other. If any attendee demonstrates threatening, intimidating, rude or disrespectful behaviour they will be asked to leave the workshop. My decision is final.


9th – 11th October 2023


23rd – 25th October 2023


22nd – 25th April 2024


Countdown to SHINE 3 workshop








bride and groom with rainbow
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 033
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 035
  • bride laughing during wedding speeches
  • Best wedding photographs of 2017 21

Pin It on Pinterest