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.


Does the thought of marketing and social media strategies overwhelm you, excite you, and confuse you, all at once?! You're not alone!

Maybe you aren't even sure where to begin when it comes to marketing yourself! Social media and marketing are hard; it can feel overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating all at once. But frankly, if we don’t market ourselves, who will?

A great marketing plan changes things for your business. It’s not just a guide and a to-do list, but a state of mind.

Learn how to create a marketing plan that feels like YOU—one that has your voice! Market your business with intention and be yourself, and we dare say you’ll find that social media and marketing could even become...fun?!

It’s possible to be confident in your marketing plan, score the clients you love, and work with teams that truly inspire you. Get ready to learn how to set yourself up for marketing success, plus get our best tips and tricks for marketing yourself beautifully that we've picked up from working alongside top planners and editors all over the country.

We’re not here to impress—we’re here to impact our clients for the rest of their lives.


"My brain after learning all the awesome marketing nuggets this week!"

 —Corey J.

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan

Module One
  • Learn why marketing and social media matters
  • How to create a solid marketing plan
  • Identify your ideal clients and learn how to speak to them
Module Two
  • Using social media to gain business
  • Generating new leads for your business
  • Getting the clients you dream of instead of speaking to the masses
  • Elevating your business' reach

You (and your business) can’t afford to not have a solid marketing plan. We invite you to learn how to glowup your marketing and social media.

It's time to stop doing the same things everyone else does online because you think they are successful. We are all about using marketing as a tool to tell the world who we are and what we are about, and this Glowup will help you learn how to turn that into your greatest advantage!



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 Marketing & Social Media Glowup 

Join the Glowup


Lifetime Access

  • Immediate access to The Marketing & Social Media Glowup
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Learn how to create an effective marketing plan
  • Learn what marketing works best for photographers
  • Keep the class forever and rewatch each time you create a new marketing plan
  • Find your ideal client and learn how to connect with them!
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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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