Photographers, join us for a two-day deep-dive into achieving gorgeous, glowing skin tones, even in challenging lighting situations.


Capture exceptional skin tones, regardless of the light thrown at you.

When your clients love how they look in your images, they will love you! Honoring and accurately portraying their skin tones is the first step in making that happen. 

Elevate the overall quality of your work and confidently navigate any light you’re dealt. Whether you’re intentionally incorporating lighting elements like a fun direct flash moment, or you’re unfortunately given a combo of tungsten overheads with natural light flooding in, we gotchu! We’ll show you how to preserve skin tones best and fix the problems you may encounter, all while maintaining your own signature style.

You’ll feel confident when you show up on the wedding day or sessions that you can solve any lighting situation you’re dealt, all while keeping radiant, true-to-life skin tones at the forefront. You’ll be excited to experiment with new types of light without worrying about how the hell you can rescue your client’s skin tones in Lightroom later!

Because, let’s be real—nothing makes you feel more like a badass than when you’re able to make your clients look and feel their best, even when you’re given light that would make other photographers cower in fear.


"The Skin Tones Glowup has been rocking my world."

"I have been in the industry for 10 years and have forever YEARNED for those creamy, yummy skin tones, but didn't know how to do it without turning them into ghosts or over-warming my images to get skin to look alive and healthy. You have now educated and equipped me, and I'm so thankful and grateful. Charla & Jenn, you have glowed up my business, and I believe I'll see the fruit as I continue to put to practice what you've preached. Thank you for sharing and for your passion for this industry. Instead of waving as my boat sinks, you're allowing it to 'rise with the tide,' and I'm forever grateful."

—Allee Joplin

Meet Your Educators: Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson

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. 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 and wedding photographers in our industry.

Both highly-celebrated photographers, join us for Charla's world-renowned film-shooting as she slams you with facts and rap rhymes while changing your life. Jennefer will come at you with her Kindred Preset editing-prowess and inspiring ability to make everyone understand their individual importance.

Be known for capturing gorgeous skin tones for your clients, every single time!

This is for you if... 

  • You’re already comfortable getting great skin tones in good light, but you struggle with less-than-ideal light.
  • You’re committed to inclusivity and accurately representing all skin tones in your work.
  • You find yourself turning far too many of your images with artificial light B&W so you can hide the bad colors in your images.
  • Your reception images look like the dance floor is full of ghosts.
  • You want to experiment with and embrace fun lighting trends like direct flash, but you’re unsure how to get skin tones cohesive with the rest of your portfolio.
  • You’re feeling bored capturing images where everything is perfect, and you’re ready to play with light!

You may already feel confident getting great skin tones in gorgeous light (especially if you’ve taken Chapter One of our Skin Tones Glowup!), but what do you do if bad light is completely unavoidable? Or, what if you want to challenge yourself as an artist by experimenting with different types of light that you may not normally be drawn to?

If you’ve read this far, you probably already understand the importance of getting great skin tones in your work, but you’ve encountered challenges when working with light you’re presented on a wedding day or at a session (think yellow lights coming in overhead while floor-to-ceiling windows blast in light from behind…we know you’ve been there!). Maybe your thoughts in the past were, “Oh well, I’ll shoot these and just turn them B&W or delete them,” but what if you could actually make them, dare we say, gorgeous?!

Or, what if you’re prepping for an upcoming wedding, and you discover that the entire day will be spent in an indoor ballroom with no windows…and the couple has zero desire to go outside in the summer heat? 

It’s your job as the photographer to deliver the quality images your clients hired you for. In some situations, you may be able to redirect and control where and when you shoot, but other times, you just have to make the most of what you’re given. But why not take the light you’re given (or hell, even intentionally put yourself in those situations!) and create amazing art—all while retaining glowing skin tones?!

By the end of this Glowup, you’ll…

  • Have specific techniques and adjustments in your back pocket to immediately improve skin tones in challenging lighting situations like direct light, artificial light, and mixed light
  • Know how to retain accurate color and depth in your client’s skin
  • Be confident working with tricky light like dappled or mixed light
  • Expertly enhance skin tones with post-processing in Lightroom
  • Excitedly play with different forms of light like direct flash
  • Confidently take on more projects with challenging environments and be assured of delivering outstanding results

"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!" 

—Michelle Lippert

Learn how we perfectly nail skin tones—even in tricky lighting scenarios—and never doubt yourself again!

Attend the live Glowup challenge on August 2-3 and learn specific techniques to immediately level-up skin tones in challenging lighting situations.

Commit to showing up for this two-day virtual event so you can engage with the content and ask questions live. You’ll be equipped with 4+ hours of education, ready to implement immediately.


The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two 



  • Immediate access to The Skin Tones Glowup: Chapter Two
  • Two modules 
  • 4+ hours of education
  • Lifetime access
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook group for the Glowup
"I cannot even begin to tell you how helpful this education has been for me! I’ve taken a ton of courses over the last few years, from huge industry names, and never felt like I really got anything from them. I’ve taken every single Glowup and have gained more knowledge this last year than I ever thought possible, all while laughing and making ‘that’s what she said’ jokes. I cannot thank you enough for this Jenn and Charla!"

—Vanessa Hermanns

The Lesson Plan

The Lesson Plan


We won’t spend too much time on the foundational elements of getting great skin tones (we have a whole Glowup for that!), but we will remind you why skin tones matter, especially if you’re dealt less-than-ideal light. We’ll also talk through how to find the right light to achieve your goals, whether that’s finding the softest light in a harsh light scenario or totally embracing the direct light style, all while keeping skin tones as priority #1.

You'll learn:

  • Why skin tones still matter, even in obtuse light
  • Choosing your light based on your goals
  • Making the most of unavoidable bad light
  • Camera settings for direct, mixed, dappled, and artificial light
  • What to avoid, whenever possible


Maybe you want to start incorporating fun light into your portfolio, or maybe you’re just trying to keep a specific set of images cohesive with the rest of your portfolio. Either way, we’ll show you the best way to do that, along with tips for making your images look their best with edits in Lightroom!

You'll learn:

  • Making images shot in challenging light cohesive with the rest of your portfolio
  • What panels and sliders save the day when light pushes the limits
  • Editing for true-to-life skin tones (it's not just about color, y'all!)
  • Problem-solving in Lightroom

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.


(noun) A highly ambitious person who strives to achieve his or her goals in life, while maintaining a radiant glow both inside and out.

Our students had these questions when they joined. You too?

Learn how to control any light and capture glowing, true-to-life skin tones for your clients.


This Glowup is perfect for you if... 

  • You want to stop being fearful of difficult lighting situations
  • You want to be known for capturing gorgeous skin tones, even in direct, artificial, or mixed-light scenarios
  • You are passionate about accurately representing and honoring every skin tone
  • You want a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of how light interacts with skin tones and how to control and manipulate it effectively.
  • You want to stay ahead of industry trends and master lighting styles like direct flash… but do it better ;)
  • You believe capturing accurate and flattering skin tones is crucial for client satisfaction and positive word-of-mouth referrals.

If you’ve ever encountered a difficult lighting situation, we promise we’ve been there too. Sometimes you’re presented with a lighting scenario that seems absolutely impossible!

Whether you have perfect, dreamy sunlight or harsh, direct sun at noon, it’s your job to know how to work with what you’ve got and make your clients look their best. 

You may be hoping to learn how to best incorporate new types of light (hello, trendy direct flash!) into your work, or just trying to figure out how you’ll survive that next ballroom wedding. The last thing you want to do is try to figure it out in the moment. Be prepared with this next-level skin tone knowledge so you’re ready to kick ass the next time you’re surprised with funky light!

Don't risk freezing up when you're dealt less-than-ideal light or locations. We'll show you what light to look for based on your goals, how to set your camera, and how to finish it all off in Lightroom so you can capture gorgeous skin for your clients at every session and wedding. Dare we say, you may even look forward to your next encounter with direct sun?!