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 details, baby!

Our clients and vendor teams spend so much time on all the little details for every event, and then it’s up to us to make those details shine!

Do you struggle with creating interesting, well-styled, and beautifully composed flatlays and detail shots? How do you know the best items to style with? What is the best composition for each flatlay? Do your images tell your client's story? Do they make sense? Are you doing the same thing every single time, but you are never excited about the result?

Join us and learn how to set yourself up for styling success, how to create compelling sets for your details, and become faster and more effective—allowing you to focus more on your client and the moments unfolding around you. Plus, get our best tips and tricks we have learned from working alongside top planners and editors all over the country.

Learn how to rock photographing your flatlays, save time on your wedding days, and never doubt your styling skills again!


"Such a major glowup!"

"Can I just say how THANKFUL I am for growth, The Flatlay Glowup, this group, and Charla & Jenn!! Here's a before & after from last year vs. a special project I did today! Such a major glowup!"

 —Alyssa J.

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One
  • Learn why Flatlays matter to your business.
  • Learn what makes a flatlay great!
  • Learn the styling faux pas to avoid!
Module Two
  • Learn the keys to beautiful styling!
  • Learn how to showcase your team, clients, and details with intention.
  • Learn all the tips and tricks we picked up from working with the best planners and editors around the world!
  • How to use composition to tell a story with your flatlays

We invite you to learn how to Glowup your flatlays and gain the confidence you've been needing to create jaw-dropping detail magic.

Set yourself up for success and stand out in a sea of poorly styled flatlays. It's time to stop throwing things together because you went in blindly and do the boring thing at every wedding. Elevate your flatlays, create actual magic for your clients, say goodbye to all the wasted time, and kick the styling anxiety to the curb!



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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Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Flatlay Glowup
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Our styling secrets, tips tricks, and what NOT to do!
  • 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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