This isn’t your ordinary classroom experience. You will be learning from a team of the industry’s greatest talent then putting your newfound skills into practice during our photo shoots. Each day, with the exception of Sunday, will include breakfast, lunch, and dinner built into the itinerary.


Meet and greet over cocktails and a welcome dinner at the Hacienda El Carmen Hotel and Spa Ahualulco, Jalisco, Mexico ( 45 min. from the Guadalajara airport)



  • Introductions to Jose, Lynn, Augusta, Mindy, Abby, Mar, Summer, Joel, Karina, and Brian

Classroom topics & presentations will cover:

  • Marketing: Jose shares his secrets on attracting & booking the right clients
  • Advertising: Why not to spend 1 dime on it!
  • Getting Published: Abby Larson, Founder of Style Me Pretty shares her insight on how to approach the submission process and getting your work published
  • Branding: Understanding your photography style
  • Enjoy part 1 of a special workshop series “Being” with Karina: Discover your inner self.
  • Pricing Strategies: Understanding your bottom line
  • * Styled engagement photo shoot in the streets of Mexico


Classroom topics & presentations will cover:

  • Marketing: How to develop vendor relationships and their importance to your success
  • Getting Published: Shira Savada, Editor of Martha Stewart Weddings will share her insights on how to submit your work to a national wedding publication and working with editors to elevate your brand
  • Your Niche: Joel Serrato shares his tips on creating a niche-based business in a matter of 2 years.
  • Finding your Style: The art of styling photo shoots
  • Brian of Richard Photo Lab shares industry tips on how to avoid making the most common mistakes made my photographers
  • Enjoy part 2 of a special workshop series “Being” with Karina: Breathe and be you
  • *Styled wedding & boudoir shoot in the out skirts of Mexico


Classroom topics & presentations will cover:

  • A critique: We will review the engagement images to the class and provide tips on how to improve them
  • Inside your Bag: Understanding your lighting, gear, and composition
  • Mar of TEAM Hair & Makeup to shares insights on working with hair and makeup artists
  • Art Meets Business: An overview of the art of album design, how to promote sales, understanding & booking destination weddings, and tips on managing your workflow from pre- to post-production
  • What keeps you inspired?
  • Maintaining a life-long relationship with your clients from baby, family and kid sessions


  • Getting Published: Understanding the magazine submissions process
  • Photo shoot in the outskirts of town: We will meet in the center of the 300 year-old town of Tequila for creative shooting
  • A critique: We will review the wedding photography images from the class and provide tips on how to improve them
  • Farewell Dinner


Goodbyes and departure