Vanessa Joy's

Speed Posing

Be a photographer that poses with precision + speed without stressing out, drawing blanks or failing to deliver a variety of images.


Have complete confidence in any photo situation.


Hear how Amie and Raymond are using Speed Posing to book more jobs and get creative!



Vanessa Joy is also a Photo Ambassador for:


"I'm behind my camera and my subjects are staring blankly at me... I have no idea how to proceed."

"I snap a bunch of extra frames of the same thing to give myself time to think."

"My clients don't know my mind is desperately racing to plan my next move."

"I get flustered because I run out of ideas and it makes me feel like I'm not good enough."

"I struggle with lack of confidence with I know they are relying on me to come up with good poses."

"I freeze up and start to worry if they think I am doing a good job."

"I lose confidence with couple who aren't naturals in front of the camera, if there's a tight timeline, or with really large bridal parties."

"I worry that I'll draw a blank, they'll sense my lack of posing skills and it will show in their expressions."

Tired of feeling unconfident, unprofessional and like you don’t know what you're doing in front of clients.

This course will show you how to be in charge of the moment and make it look effortless.

Why SPEED Posing?

...Not just posing.

  • Most photographers pose well when they have an hour of time. But being able to pose in 10 minutes or less will save you when schedule is tight or running late.
  • When you don’t have enough time it causes anxiety which leads to brain farts, disconnect from clients and hindering creativity.
  • Posing needs to be easy and fast to keep your clients interested.
  • Maximize quality images from a session when you have a short amount of time.
  • Jump in confidently when timelines are tight and know how to get what you need quickly.
  • You need the ability to move quickly while still accommodating everyone and getting good images out of the session.
  • You need a strategy to vary the poses, angles and crops without slowing down.
  • You have to work through the family photo list quickly while getting them to look natural in poses.
  • You need to get quality, creative images from any session that are more than just “fine” for the client, but ones you can be proud of too.
  • Having a plan that speeds up the staple photos means you get more time for creativity and exploration.


More confidence shooting :: Impress clients and book more jobs :: Never stress about time crunches :: Have time for creativity :: Sell more because your clients love their photos

Speed Posing will make you LOOK and FEEL like THE PRO YOU ARE.

Speed Posing course will help you:

Get Creative

Wean off that Pinterest board and build your own style of shooting, by posing quickly, smoothly and organically transitioning from pose to pose. 

Get Close

Connect with your clients, bring out their personality which will make them love their photos, buy more and recommend you to everyone!

Get Confident

Have a toolkit to pull from that will restore your confidence and make you look stellar on-the-job in front of existing and potential clients. Instant Word-of-Mouth marketing!

Here's What You Can Expect In The Speed Posing Course:


You watched that whole thing? You could've been through your first section of the course by now!


7 Short, Easy, Mobile-Friendly Course Videos

Why short? Because I make it easy and don't gab for hours or get overcomplicated. There is zero fluff; only exactly what you need to know explained in an easy-to-understand way. And all the videos are available to you immediately after enrolling.

LIVE Behind-The-Scenes Engagement Session

No models - just a real couple getting married and you peeking in on the actual session to hear what I really say, see,  and do.

Fly on the Wall Style Teaching

There are two parts to every section: one where I explain the process, and one where you watch me do it like I would during a real shoot. It's like being right beside me while I photograph families, couples, individuals and groups as fast as possible!

Curated Support Videos

In addition to learning the speed posing process, I want you learning about posing in general so that you become a more confident, professional photographer. I've curated some of the best videos on the topic so they're right at your fingertips!

Raving Fans! 

The messages I get from wedding photographers that have revolutionized their way of shooting - and can't imagine going back - are so much fun to receive! I can't wait for YOU to be next!

Hi! I'm Vanessa Joy

I’ve been a photographer for 20 years and I'm a Canon Explorer of Light. I know what it feels like to have a lack of confidence in a photo situation where all eyes are on you. I’ve learned and taught thousands of photographers exactly how to overcome that fear and anxiety, bring full confidence to any session and be memorable and engaging while doing it.

Posing couples used to be being the scariest part of the day. Posing is hard enough, but having no time to do it is down right daunting. I got fed up, and created my speed posing system which reduced my stress, and gave me dozens of poses to do that took very little time. I’ve shot incredible high-end weddings for 10 years and grossed over 2 million dollars so far, but I didn’t start out that way. I made a ton of mistakes and learned a lot the hard way. My new course will give you the short cut to outstanding, confident and beautiful posing that takes minutes seconds to nail.

The good news is that you can feel totally confident in delivering quality, creative images to your couples no matter what the day throws at you. Feeling lost, drawing blanks, fear of freezing up and losing time STOPS today!

What to Expect from this Course

A plan to vary poses, angles and crops without slowing down.

An approach to photographing quickly and effectively.

Solutions for keeping consistent lighting throughout a session.

Easy ways to capture large (and crazy) groups.

Tools to work through a family photo list in 6 minutes flat.

The confidence to shoot what you need in a crazy fast amount of time.

Guidelines to quickly make everyone look flattering.

How to get away from the “Straight Line” posing.

Ways to get groups to look natural in poses.

Solutions to get a ton of photos that will help you sell more and market better.

Easy communication tips to use with your clients to get what you want from them during a session.

How to let your poses flow naturally from one to another.


(because why would I ever give you just one thing?)

Client Questionnaire

Communication before the shoot gives you a head start on how to make your clients happy and pose them to look like themselves. Sell more by starting with this simple five question survey.

Posing Cheat Sheet

Steal these quick ideas if you run out of your own or get bored. This grouping of 100+ photos will easily will get you back on track if you ever get stuck.



Family Starter List

Never forget a family grouping again. Easily set realistic photo list expectations and breeze through family lists quickly, even if you have the priest or planner breathing down your neck.

2nd Shooter Training Manual

Get hired, wow-them, get hired again, make more money. Or, use this to train your second photographers that work on your jobs. These are the essentials they need to know!

SUPER Bonus Posing Phrasing Guide!

Stop taking pictures and start telling stories with these 27 helpful phrases.

Make Clients Feel At Ease

Prompts and direction to give clients to get them relaxed and interacting together.

Stop relying on your clients to be “naturals” in front of the camera. 

Trick your clients into thinking they aren’t posed.

Overcome clients' poor self image of themselves and make them feel confident.

Avoid Awkward Moments

How to politely ask to steal them away from the reception when the lighting is good.

Ways to deal with a family or bridal party members that wants to “take over” your session with their ideas or photo requests.

Methods for getting people to move to a more-ideal location.

Capture The Event Confidently

Command intimate or fun moments in seconds with emotion evoking phrases to get genuine responses.

Be a master of handling moods for people that aren't particularly fond of being in pictures.

Make them look like they're naturally interacting and less stiffly posed.

Keep them excited so you don't "lose them" while you are shooting.



Become A More Efficient and Confident Photographer...In 3 Simple Steps!

Your clients are going to love your images more than they love their friend’s images who hired a different photographer!


THIS WON’T TAKE HOURS TO LEARN. I’ve taken the fluff out and just left you with tools you need to create quality images every time.


Jump to the sections that you need like where to start, how to transition poses and how to vary angles, crops and poses.


Confidently put your new tricks into practice in your next shoot, watch your clients gush and enJoy your sales going up.

Here Are TWO Glimpses Into The Course!

(Shot in front of a LIVE audience with REAL students!)


Would it be worth it if...?

  • You have more confidence shooting.
  • You impress the people you’re photographing and book new jobs.
  • You never have to worry about time crunches.
  • You photograph the “must-have’s” quickly and have time for pure creativity.
  • You make your clients feel relaxed and have fun with photos.
  • You sell more products because your clients love their photos.

Easy, Accessible, Flexible

No waiting for photo conferences to learn what you need to know. Grow your photography skills AND your business with ease by streaming this course at your fingertips whenever you need it.




1 - 5 Hours of Video Lessons

Live, REAL Engagement Session Video

BONUS Client Questionnaire

BONUS Posing Cheat Sheet

BONUS Family Starter List

SUPER BONUS Posing Phrasing Guide

Complete Confidence and Skill in ANY Photo Situation





1 - 5 Hours of Video Lessons

Live, REAL Engagement Session Video

BONUS Client Questionnaire

BONUS Posing Cheat Sheet

BONUS Family Starter List

SUPER BONUS Posing Phrasing Guide

Complete Confidence and Skill in ANY Photo Situation


This Course Is A Game-Changer For Your Photography Business!

Hear it from these photographers in their own words...


"The information you will learn from Vanessa Joy, an expert in the wedding photography field, is invaluable. It will open your eyes to how fast and efficient her method is. I didn’t know I needed this and now I can’t image going back to my old ways! The course provides incredible and useful information that has already made me think about posing differently. Before I felt nervous about posing but now I feel empowered! The event was fun and informative. Vanessa is patient, articulate and professional. I can’t wait for her next course! "

Crystal Stewart

"If you are looking for a teacher that practices what she preaches this is the course you for. It is super clear and straight to the point and brought me from nervous to confident in posing. The course was a blast, very informative and anyone who watches will learn so much. "

Melodie Rivera

"This course is different than other posing courses. Not only did the course make me much more efficient with time while photographing people, I will get more variety in less time to show my clients and be more strategic on how I capture photos of singles, couples groups of people. It was to the point, will fun and filled with practical techniques that will easily be implemented into my work. This course made me feel grateful, exhilarated and now EXCITED about posing!"

Erik Colonese

"This course made me better prepared for dealing with posing. It will get you what you need to know quickly and clearly and help you be organized. I was unsure about posing before, but now I am confident! Great stuff - wonderful and low key learning - no stress."

Joy Yagid

"There is so much valuable information on steps to accomplish before the photo session in order to make the session run smoothly as well as the psychology of photographing people. Vanessa’s running commentary has so many tips and tricks to use outside of posed sessions. Now I am confident instead of awkward posing my clients."

Rhoda Gordon

"There's more than just photography to this course. Hints on the importance of the interaction, techniques such as crop circles and in and out of the family groups, planning the sequence of events are all invaluable lessons to be utilized in many portrait applications. The techniques to improve consistency and quality, while optimizing time most effectively, is important in organizing lifestyle poses while interacting to help relax the client. Before I felt stiff in my posing, now I am ore confident in shooting lifestyle photos."

Bill Baker

"I purchased speed posing and got to use the tools yesterday at my wedding. It worked perfectly since I only had 15 minutes to finish first look, groom portraits, bride portraits and bride/groom. I got it all finished in time! Thank you times a million for making this course!"

Stephanie Schnautz

"I had my first wedding to shoot not as a second, and the preview photos are not too shabby. @Vanessa__Joy and her speed posing really came in clutch. I was able to get through family formals lightning quick. The best part was starting the day confident in what I was doing."

Avery Holt

"I have been through all of your courses and they have been amazing! Speed posing has completely changed my shooting!"

Trevor Gipper

"Purchased your posing course.. got to use it on the groom this past weekend... GAME CHANGER! First time so a little iffy on my side, but still got 24 usable images in less than 3 minutes.. THANK YOU! Can't wait for the next wedding in a couple of weeks to do it again and do it better. "

Davenna Greathouse Trahan

"Hey Vanessa! I just finished your speed posing course and it was amazing. I love the way you teach and put your materials together. It is very hands on and shows it being applied in the real world. Can't wait to try it on my next couple. Thank you so much!"

Nicholle Simpson

"I don't know if you'll ever see this but I purchased your "Speed posing for individual, couple & groups" course and it was the best investment. I used it for a wedding I covered and midway through the wedding the entire reception gave me round-of-applause!! - appreciating me...this was the bride's mother (that hired me) said (pay attention so some key words/phrases): "Chima, thank you. You have created a work of art. This is more wonderful than I imagined – the beautiful record of a few magical hours we’ll relive and treasure for years to come. You were the stage manager and coach of the wedding – the person who made it run gracefully. An integral part of the fun, too. Knowing we were in your gifted and capable hands, we all relaxed into the joy of Margaret and Michael’s day. I will have fun picking out photos to print, and sharing the link with family and friends. Here’s wishing you good health and happiness, and Anidobe Studio great success." Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU - you course made all the difference. "

Chima Anidobe

"Hi Vanessa. Just a note to say thanks for a brilliant speed posing course plus your lighting book and other courses on flash and wedding posing that I have bought, inspire me every day. I love the fact that you keep everything short and sweet so I can watch segments when I have time and whilst you clearly know the techie stuff, you don't bore us with it but instead convert it into fun sessions with humor. "

Will and Sarah Photography

"Incredible Speed Posing course! I actually photograph business clients (not weddings) but this is so incredibly helpful for any portraits. I have stressed so much over "moving for new locations" and this course has taught me that is not necessary. Efficiency, light, wide apertures and good direction are my key take aways. Thank you Vanessa. "

Lynn Cobb

"Put the speed posing to the test yesterday and it works like a dream, this was a very small affair as the couple had got married in Japan and they came back to the UK for a couple of days, so the mother of the groom wanted to hold a party and hired us to do the photos at 1:00 PM midday with no shade in the garden at all! Anyway this is the first time I have used it on a real bride - what a life saver and so fast... we got over 200 usable images, thanks so much again. "

Will and Sarah Photography

"… Vanessa Joy's posing… It unsticks you when you are stuck which then frees you up to get creative with the extra time you've made by getting your normal shots out of the way. She shows you how to move them, but more importantly, how to move yourself. "

Robert Michael Walker

"I just want to say thank you!! I recently purchased the speed posing course. The timing was ironic. Yesterday was a tight timeline and our one hour ceremony was dragged into an hour and a half! Leaving our 45 minute formal photo time now at 15 minutes. I was watching your videos all morning when I was getting ready. It allowed me to handle this ridiculous time frame like a Queen! Lots of photos from that 15 minutes. Thank you, again!"

Michelle Galazia (MMG Photography)

"Took the Speed Posing class last week to prep for my wedding this Saturday, got my family photos done in 13 mins! Wrote out a list ahead of time but it was in my camera bag somewhere else and I just jumped in and it flowed super well!"

Kristin Furbeck Photography

"Put speed posing to the test yesterday and it works like a dream, this was a very small affair as the couple had got married in Japan and they came back to the UK for a couple of days so the mother of the groom wanted to hold a party and hired us to do the photos at 1:00 PM midday with no shade in the garden at all!! Anyway this is the first time I have used it on a real bride - what a live save and so fast and we got over 200 usable images. Thanks so much again. "

Will & Sarah Photography

"I am just here to say that I did your Speed Posing Course and put your posing tips to use this weekend and I am blown away with the difference in the quality of my images and the amount of photos I've been able to deliver! So so grateful. Can't wait to continue to master the poses!"

Ashley Spears

About Vanessa

Vanessa Joy is a Canon Explorer of Light that has been an influential speaker in the community for over a decade. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since branched into public speaking, earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, and been named a WeddingPro Education Expert, sponsored by Canon and Profoto to name a few.
Vanessa has spoken at almost every major convention and platform in the event industry such as CreativeLIVE, The Wedding School, Clickin' Moms, WPPI, ShutterFest, Imaging USA, Wedding MBA, WeddingWire World, MobileBeat, in addition to hosting personal workshops and numerous small business and photography conventions around the globe.
Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her tangible, informative, and open-book style of teaching. 


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