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 think you know Lightroom—wanna bet?

We get it, editing can seem really daunting. Editing is a huge player in this game called Photography. It’s the Ben to your Leslie, the Roz to your Frasier—or should we say, the Jenn to your Charla?!

Learning how to confidently edit your images and create a dreamy, beautiful cohesive gallery is everything. The expertise you convey to your clients, vendors, editors, and the world is a cornerstone of your business. Beautiful, strong galleries and incredibly edited images build trust between your clients and you.

Get ready to learn our best tips and tricks that will help you master editing for beautiful skin tones, build cohesive galleries, and other wildly essential Lightroom skills that will save you on a rainy day!

Yes, editing is a complex topic full of detail and nuance, but we got you, boo!


"I am finally proud of my work!"

"I am finally proud of my work! I struggled for the longest time because I thought I loved light and airy but in reality, true to life, rich blacks and high contrast is where my heart is at. I still struggle some days with it, but I am proud of where I am today!! Thank you so much for this Glowup!"

 —Chua L.

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One
  • Learn why editing for skin tones matters so much
  • How to create edits that impact and leave a lasting legacy
  • How to use your galleries and editing skills to gain ideal clients and better business
  • Master skills that will give you pride in the galleries you deliver
Module Two
  • Elevate your brand reach and message
  • Create a trusted brand that will withstand trends 
  • Edit with ease and save time
  • How to kick ass with color in Lightroom

Come learn how to glowup your editing skills and gain the confidence you've been needing to love every gallery you edit!

Set yourself up for success and stand out in a sea of mediocre galleries with cohesive edits and a strong stance on what your work looks like.

Come along as we teach you all about mastering your editing skills, creating cohesion in your galleries, and editing for skin tones so you can blow your clients away. It's going to feel so good to be the boss of your edits, and we can’t wait to empower 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 Editing Glowup 

Join the Glowup


Lifetime Access

  • Immediate, lifetime access to The Editing Glowup
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Learn how to edit for your own style!
  • Own the content forever
  • Become an expert in Lightroom
  • Watch us live edit!
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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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