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October 8-12, 2018

It's been 4 years since I've done a workshop, and OH MY GOSH how I've missed it!! And I have SO MUCH MORE to teach you all!! This will be 3 days of learning, inspiration, elevation and FUN!!!! I can't wait to teach you and create together our dreamy, sleepy, gem of a surfer town. Oh.... and our little secret.... Fall is the BEST time in San Diego. Only 8 spots available! Grab yours! 


Words from a past workshop attendee...

I felt that the workshop expense was a necessity. I had been working at boudoir for three years and I felt a little stale and kinda lonely. There are very few people out there, none in Oklahoma. There was nobody to have fellowship with or who understood the challenges I was meeting.

I was at a turning point, the studio was successful, yes, but I felt the weight of debt heavily on my shoulders. My husband had allowed me to borrow the money for this business from our own savings, so I really wanted to pay ourselves back as quickly as possible, but I was at a point with the studio where I needed to invest a little more and that thought scared me.

When my Mom and I got to San Diego I wasn’t really sure what to expect, I didn’t care much about shooting the models...I knew how to do that, I really just wanted to learn the business side of things, but to my surprise the shooting day reignited the fire I had for boudoir in the first place, it showed me how to get more drama from my images, something I wasn’t getting before. I got to see first hand what a “real” studio should look like. The business day really made me self evaluate, the type of studio I was, and were I wanted to be, and how I should price myself.

I came home with a vision, a plan. I instantly saw a difference in my images and was confident that I would double my business and I DID! I now have a staff photographers working at the studio, I love having my Saturday’s back, and we are still growing strong.

I still have a plan, change is still coming to our studio (new website, blog, videos). I wake up at night with new ideas on how to promote our studio, and all because of the inspiration the Diva’s have been to me.

It was definitely the best education I could have invested in. I can’t wait to come back and see the Diva’s again!
— AdoraLee Boudoir

The workshop will be hosted in our boutique studio here in 



What to expect
In the past few years I have grown so much. I understand the struggles of a newer photography business all too much. And I have some very detailed, unique and powerful strategies for you to help you over come any hurdles, OR rise to the next level. This workshop is real. There's no filler, no fluff, no secrets held back. It's organized, efficient, and it will be worth every penny of your investment and then some. Over and over in the years past I heard different versions of photographers saying how much more info we divulged than any other workshop they have been to. You will leave a better photographer with new skills, an amazing portfolio, video skills, new editing tricks, social media content for promotion that will elevate you, a proper pricing strategy, marketing strategy, massive inspiration... and my favorite... memories of a lifetime and new friends. 

Of course you are welcome!! But since it's slumber party style we will just ask you to book a private room, we will give you a $300 credit to do so. 

Your accommodations are included!

Your accommodations are included!

What's included in the 3 full days:

  • 4 nights in a shared Surf House bunk room (these rooms will be occupied by only attendees, if you would like a private room you are welcome to book them! This hotel is just a 2 minute drive to our studio. We will shuttle you back and forth)
  • Most meals
  • Basics of equipment/shooting/exposure
  • In-depth posing and client coaching instruction
  • Marketing secrets and strategy
  • Business secrets and strategy
  • "By the Sea" sunset demo and portfolio shooting
  • Lighting lesson in continuous lighting 
  • Editing and processing secrets revealed
  • Video lesson
  • We will be shooting headshots and a video intro of you to use in the future with your videos 



October 8-12, 2018

3.5 Days in So Cal's most legit little surf town!!!!

Arrival Day

  • 3pm Check into your shared accommodations at Surf House (separate bunks, pictured above)
  • 8pm Apps and cocktails at my favorite restaurant next door

Day 1

  • 8am Welcome continental breakfast at Nectarine Grove (next door to Surf House) on your own while we prep for your arrival at our space
  • 9am We will shuttle you over to our place! (2 min drive)
    • Intro and welcome to the workshop
    • Shooting and Equipment instruction and demo 
    • Posing demo and practice
    • Lunch
    • Demo shooting with continuous light and how to totally flatter a woman
    • Shooting in our space with models (you will get a chance to have plenty of one-on-one time with a model and Marissa with an appointment time)
  • 7pm Wrap up and dinner on your own 

Day 2

  • Breakfast on your own (plenty right next to you)
  • 10am We will shuttle you from Surf House
    • In-depth marketing
    • Business 
      • Pricing for profit and our strategy
      • Products clients want
      • A game plan for success
    • Lunch
    • Video for promotion.... overview and practice (how to be a cinematographer)
    • By The Sea Demo and Portfolio Building
  • 8pm Wrap up and dinner on your own

Day 3

  • Enjoy your morning. We suggest:
    • Yoga at a nearby studio
    • A walk and journaling on the beach
    • A surf lesson
    • Borrowing one of Surf House's bikes and hitting up adorable downtown Encinitas. (Coffee, shopping, juice bars, people watching).
  • 12pm We will shuttle you from Surf House. 
    • Editing and processing
    • Promo headshots of YOU!!! And clips of you talking to the camera for you to use in future promo
    • How to make shooting in not ideal sun outside work (IF it's sunny outside! Otherwise just a styled shoot.)
    • Our coveted "Dynamic Lighting Legacy" set-up (demo and portfolio building)
  • 5pm Wrap up dinner!!


$3250 INVESTMENT  | 6 payments of $650

Every payment is non-refundable, as this is an investment for us as well! 
4 nights, 3 days of intense learning and training. 
This investment is just the price of 1.5 shoots that we do here at the studio. So imagine that from what you learn from us here... you will easily be able to make back 10 fold and quickly. 
When you think of it that way it's a MUST DO!! 

We also have spots for you to have a photo shoot with us!! Workshop attendees, or workshop attendee spouses get 30% off one of our packages!!!
Call us to book one of the days after the workshop!!! 858-485-0443