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.


It’s all in the eyes.

Expression is the key factor in creating images that make us all feel something immediately as the viewer. The emotion in an image—be it joyful, tender, surprised, or excited—is what stops us in our tracks and helps us connect with the imagery. It’s easy to lack connection to images without a real or honest expression coming from your clients! Nothing is more frustrating than to have everything else be so perfect, but that connection isn’t there.

Get ready to learn our best tips and tricks for getting a variety of natural expressions from your clients! Listen, this Glowup used to be exclusive to our In the Glow members only, but we thought this information was too valuable to keep from everyone!

We have fun ways that we connect with our clients and create images that make everyone involved feel incredible. Never feel awkward or stuck with getting a variety of expressions from your clients again.

It’s all about emotion and evoking feelings from your images!


The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

What You'll Learn
  • Why expression matters in our profession
  • How expression impacts your brand and getting published
  • How to get your clients to feel comfortable in front of the lens
  • Natural prompts to use during portraits to get a variety of expressions and emotions for your clients
  • Our favorite techniques and tips that will keep you from feeling stuck or awkward during your session!

We invite you to learn how to express yourself and glowup the emotions evoked through your images.

Set yourself up for success with a plan, prompts, and the ability to tell a story so you can give your clients tons of variety within your galleries and sessions! Create images that connect, draw in your ideal clients, and stand out on social media!



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 Expression Glowup 

Join the Glowup


Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Expression Glowup
  • Over 1.5 hours of education
  • Own the content forever!
  • Learn prompts and how to plan your expression variety with your clients
  • The final piece of the puzzle to take your knowledge of Composition & Posing to the next level!
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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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