Date: 3 days of your choice
Investment: $15,000
Location: Solvang, California
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One-on-One photography workshop with jose villa

The ability to capture a couple’s most intimate moments that evokes an unparalleled aura of beauty & timelessness isn’t just a fluke; it’s a process bounded by hard work, passion, and lots of practice. This individually personalized 3-day workshop is your exclusive opportunity to sit down with Jose Villa and ask those questions that you have ever wondered about the industry’s leading photographer. Through a combination of thoughtfully-designed instruction, hands-on shooting, and intimate conversations with Jose, we will cover topics such as learning how to develop your own personal style as a photographer, attracting and retaining your ideal clientele, managing your business, and understanding what goes on in the mind of Jose as he approaches each new wedding. This workshop is designed to equip you with the skills and insight that will leave you feeling even more inspired, passionate, and poised to take your photography to the next level.

INVESTMENT: $15,000 (additional guest $12,000)

DATE: Due to the amount of time and energy that Jose devotes to giving you a highly personalized experience, one-on-one workshops are limited to only 3 sessions a year that will take place on any 3 days of your choice in Jose’s working studio in Solvang, California.


The Business of Photography

  • Understanding the industry
  • Creating a niche market
  • Working smarter by managing digital workflow
  • Understanding your clients
  • How to book destination weddings

The Art in Fine Art

  • Using natural light
  • Finding your style
  • Composing an image
  • An effortless approach to posing couples
  • One-on-one portfolio review

Marketing & Promotion

  • Industry tips on marketing & advertising
  • Branding your business
  • Developing vendor relationships
  • How to get published
  • Attracting and retaining clients through life milestones




  • Stay and book at a local hotel, walking distance from the studio
  • All meals will be included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • All film and processing will be provided

What to bring

  • A huge notepad
  • Energy for a jam-packed 3-day session with 3 photo shoots
  • Cameras, film or digital
  • A huge smile
  • Tons of questions