Portraits that capture more than just a pose.
Elizabeth Messina shows you how to master the art of intimate, authentic female portraiture.
Go beyond the standard poses that have been reiterated a thousand times...
...and start photographing women like a real artist.
What if you could create impactful, insightful portraits, and push your creative boundaries?
With Elizabeth's expert guidance and artistic mastery, your photography would resonate deeply with your clients and viewers—without losing your unique voice.
It's time to redefine your approach to portraiture.
Tell stories that resonate.
Get ready to say goodbye to predictable portraits—and say hello to emotional storytelling.
We've all done it...
...spent way more time than we'd like to admit scrolling through our favorite photographers' work for "inspiration."
But the thing is, each of your clients is unique.
And recreating the same pose from another photographer is doing them (and you) a major disservice.
Because you were hired to capture your CLIENT'S essence ... not someone else's.
It's time to stop copying and start creating.
Elizabeth Messina shows you how to capture the soul in every shot.
Learn Elizabeth's tips and tricks for creating powerful, evocative portraits of women that resonate emotionally with viewers. With Elizabeth's guidance, you can significantly improve your portrait photography and storytelling abilities with these two modules of education.
"Elizabeth Messina changed my life."
"Elizabeth Messina changed my life ... I learned not only how to make more artistic images but how to truly connect with my clients."
A transformative masterclass so you can capture the essence, spirit, and stories of your female subjects in an authentic and artful way.
Learn from iconic photographer Elizabeth Messina and change the way you photograph women.
'Cause here's the thing...
Elizabeth Messina is the female photographer of our generation.
No one else shoots like her.
No one else will be able to help you accomplish this look.
(In fact, anyone doing it has learned it from her.)
She’s the OG.
Capturing the essence of women through photography
- understand the emotional and transformative impact of women's portraiture
- establish rapport and trust with your subjects
- create a comfortable and empowering environment for your subjects through atmosphere and connection
- prepare for your shoot and collaborate with stylists to enhance the storytelling in portraits
- learn to study your subjects to understand their essence and communicate your vision and intentions
Crafting expressive images
- learn Elizabeth’s techniques for natural and expressive posing
- address and overcome subjects’ insecurities
- embracing intentionality in photography and how it translates into the final image
- expand from wedding photography to portraiture
- build a diversified business model for sustainability
- understand the emotional impact of tangible photographs
“This is the only education I've invested in that actually pays off and works!! Plus Charla and Jenn are so hilarious and so easy to learn from!”
Meet Your Guest Educator
She is a New York Times best-selling author & a passionate teacher. Elizabeth was named "one of the most influential photographers of our decade" by PDN.
Elizabeth has been capturing evocative photographs of women since she picked up a camera at the tender age of 12. Her images are a reflection of her heart. Elizabeth Messina is a visionary; her images tell stories of longing, solitude & the tangible beauty of the human experience.
Although Elizabeth's photography takes her all over the world, her home is in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She continues to be a seeker of beautiful light, strong coffee & meaningful connections.
At this point, it comes down to this:
You have the chance to transcend the ordinary, to craft portraits that tell a story, that resonate on a deeper level.
Sure, you could keep scrolling through Instagram for inspiration, mimicking poses from other photographers.
But let's face it, that approach only leads to repetitive, uninspired results that fail to capture your unique artistic vision or your client's true spirit.
You're not just a photographer. You're an artist, and your clients deserve more than a copied pose. They deserve portraits that are as unique and profound as they are.
Learn from the renowned Elizabeth Messina, a master in the art of intimate, authentic female portraiture.
Under her guidance, you'll learn to capture the soul in every shot, pushing your creative boundaries and crafting impactful, insightful portraits.
With Elizabeth's expert tips and tricks, your work will resonate deeply with your clients and viewers, while retaining your unique voice.