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.


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.

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One

  • 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

Module Two

  • 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!



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!

Meet Charla + Jenn

Honestly. We were just tired of educators not actually teaching people. So...here 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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The Destination Weddings Glowup 

Join the Glowup


Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Destination Weddings Glowup
  • Two modules
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Lifetime access
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group for the Glowup
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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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