Learning just got a Glowup.

If you’re anything like us, we were tired of signing up for courses from other educators and not actually learning anything. That’s why we created the Glowup challenges—a deep dive into one topic at a time, allowing you to walk away an expert, ready to make real changes in your life and business. We make photography education FUN, actionable, and interactive—no more fluff and no more hidden secrets—and bring along a community that feels like home.

This is education for real people, with real results, so you can find success faster than we did with the knowledge we’re going to teach you. With a combined 25+ years of experience running multiple successful photography businesses, our purpose is to change the photography industry, one Glowup at a time.

Join us live

December 7-8, 2022

Videos will be available to rewatch until December 14 at noon CST

So you want to travel the world with your camera, photographing weddings, huh?

There is so much that goes into doing destination work and even more into doing it right. Sure, it’s fun to travel all over the world and photograph amazing events with the loveliest people.

But there’s so much you don’t know about the destination wedding market—the parts that aren’t glamorized and shared on social media—like all of the travel mishaps, lugging your gear, dealing with customs, filing your visas, pricing appropriately, and securing those bookings. But most importantly, you still want to run a profitable and successful business while being paid to travel and see the world.

Working for free isn’t going to pay your bills or fund your retirement. And frankly, it’s the fastest road to burnout! Looking cool on social media isn’t fooling anyone.

Come learn the secret sauce to score amazing destination work while still running a successful and intentional business! Gain the confidence to say "yes!" to what’s for you and "no" to shiny things that don’t serve your goals. Don’t let FOMO run your life!

We’re going to teach you the right way to photograph destination work so you will be living your best life, making that money, and taking care of yourself and your lifestyle.

Join us live

December 7-8, 2022

Videos will be available to rewatch until December 14 at noon CST

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan


  • What it takes to score destination weddings 
  • Why destination weddings can change your business—for better or worse!
  • How to handle destination weddings successfully 
  • The pitfalls and mistakes to avoid 
  • Destination wedding lingo, buzzwords for sales, and reaching destination clients on social media


  • How to master booking destination weddings 
  • How to photograph in destinations all over the world
  • What to expect when traveling all over the country (or world) to shoot weddings and sessions 
  • How to showcase your brand and work to attract destination weddings 
  • Tips and tricks we picked up with over a decade of photographing weddings worldwide! 
  • Things you don’t realize come along with destination work. It’s not all glamorous, but we gotchu!

We invite you to learn how to Glowup your destination wedding and session opportunities and have some freaking fun out there!

It’s about longevity and building a brand. We’re not going to give you the fluff about how you can shoot weddings all over the country but not make any money. There is a high cost that goes into traveling. We know that you see many people doing destination work all the time and that it looks like a dream. The truth is, just like everything else, your decisions impact your brand, life, and the photography community around you. This industry is small, and you want to be having fun, helping your fellow photographers, and turning a profit.

We have made every mistake under the sun when it comes to destination weddings and sessions, so we are sharing what works, what doesn’t, what to avoid, and how you can succeed and get to work in some incredible places. We seriously have one of the best jobs in all the land. We can’t wait to share all the things with you!











The Destination Weddings Glowup 

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Attend the Glowup


  • Attend The Destination Weddings Glowup live on December 7-8, 2022, at 12:00 pm CST
  • One entry into our giveaway wheel
  • Limited access to the Glowup (ends December 14 at noon CST)

Mastermind + Own the Glowup


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  • Attend the Glowup challenge live on December 7-8, 2022, at 12:00 pm CST
  • Lifetime access to The Destination Weddings Glowup
  • Ten entries into our giveaway wheel
  • Three additional learning opportunities with Jenn + Charla each month
  • Automatic enrollment and lifetime access to future Glowups
  • Access to the private In the Glow Facebook group
  • Exclusive members-only discounts

Own the Glowup


  • Attend the Glowup challenge live on December 7-8, 2022, at 12:00 pm CST
  • Lifetime access to The Destination Weddings Glowup
  • Automatic enrollment and lifetime access to future Glowups
  • One entry into the giveaway wheel

This Month's In the Glow Exclusive

A to Z: How to Start Shooting Destination Weddings Right Now + Bonus! Wedding Walkthrough of a Real Destination Wedding 

This topic is so in-depth that we cannot possibly cover everything in two days. While this Glowup is like the prologue and first couple of chapters, this In the Glow exclusive is like the whole damn book and the epilogue. 

Plus, we're going to do it all while walking through a real destination wedding—a wedding where one of the handsome grooms is Jenn's brother, and Charla photographed their stunning event in Banff, Canada!

Get ready to treat yourself

We like to give stuff away.

Each signup for the Glowup receives an entry to our giveaway (and VIPs or new In the Glow members get 10 entries!). Winners will receive one of the following:

Diptyque candle in our favorite scent 
Giftcard to Jeni's Ice Cream
Gift Card to LUSH
A ticket to a future Develope Academy shoot out
One past Glowup Challenge of your choosing

— You must be in attendance live to win! —


Glowups are mini classes that Develope Academy hosts once a month. We figured, instead of teaching with big, grand gestures and catch-all courses for everything, maybe some topics needed a little more nuance. Consider a Glowup to be your first, second, and third date with whatever topic we are covering. We find that these bite-sized education opportunities help our students to learn more efficiently, more quickly, and with more intention. You can expect each day of education to last 1-2 hours and to have fun while you learn!

How It Works
1. Register for the glowup

After you've signed up and your payment has been processed, you'll receive a link to join our private Facebook group for the Glowup challenge! Once your request has been accepted, make a post introducing yourself!

2. Join us live

We will go LIVE in the Facebook group at 12:00 PM CST on the challenge days! Can't make it at that time? The content will be available in the group for replay until noon (CST) on December 14th!

3. Get lifetime access

Once the content has been removed from the group, VIPs and members of our In the Glow community will receive a link with their lifetime access to the glowup! The course will be available to non-VIP students for purchase as well if they wish!

Meet Charla + Jenn

Honestly. We were just tired of educators not actually teaching people. we are, and we complement each other well. Our combined 25+ years and variety of expertise and experience gives us a unique approach that can affect change for most people in a very impactful way.

Education shouldn't be boring either. We believe that teleprompters and scripts make for a very distant learning experience. So our laid-back but pointed approach to teaching has been said to be "like hanging out with besties with a glass of wine." We are relatable while maintaining the fact that we are successful businesswomen in our industry.

Join us for Charla's world-renowned, film-shooting as she slams you with facts and rap rhymes while changing your life. Jennefer will be backing her up with her Kindred Preset prowess and inspiring ability to make everyone understand their individual importance.

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(noun) A highly ambitious person who strives to achieve his or her goals in life, while maintaining a radiant glow both inside and out.

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