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.


Join us as we create a space to take control of your mindset and open the dialogue around challenging topics in a community of likeminded creatives and business owners.

We all want to feel creative, validated, unique, inspired, and seen. As creative people, we often get energy and inspiration from others around us. But what do you do when you don't have colleagues you're working with on a daily basis? Too often, we end up feeling alone in our victories, struggles, and emotions.

We feel the same way and we want to do our part to change that.

Being a creative small business owner is really freaking hard. Every day, you put out your heart. It can be hard to find the connecting point between your current reality of the day to day and your big goals and dreams. Maybe you have mindset blocks surrounding money, boundaries, self-care, and what’s truly possible to achieve your life and career. We are all just trying to “keep it together.”

You are not along in your struggles with anxiety. So in our mental health, mindset, and manifestation Glowup challenge, you'll learn the importance of your mindset and mental health, both as a human being and as a business owner, along with how you can manifest the life you're dreaming of. Surround yourself with a community to discuss everything from exciting goals & dreams to struggles with mental health in this challenge!

We're all in this together! *insert High School Musical gif*


Even from just polling within the Develope team, we've struggled with everything from anxiety, depression, to chronic pain, “mom guilt,” imposter syndrome, wildly unchecked ADHD, and so much more. So we can imagine that if all this is happening in our small group of four, there's certainly more going on in a group as large as our students.

 We certainly are not professional counselors or therapists. We aren't experts at any of this. But we do know that none of us should have to go through life alone.

We want to open up a safe space for both the tough discussions and huge celebrations that come with being a creative business owner!



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 Mindset Glowup 

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  • Immediate access to The Mindset Glowup
  • Learn from a licensed anxiety therapist
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  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group
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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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