The Library

A Comprehensive Learning Experience for Photographers

Ready to refine your craft and achieve consistent, exceptional results that will wow your clients and set you apart from the competition?

As entrepreneurs and artists, we have to continually push ourselves to grow and improve to achieve our business goals and aspirations.

You're driven, motivated, and seeking growth and advancement in your photography career. But you're facing specific challenges in your photography and business—from capturing accurate skin tones, perfecting posing techniques, or effectively marketing your services.

What if you could have a comprehensive and structured learning experience taught by industry-leading experts, rather than trying to figure it out all on your own or taking boring courses (where you don't ACTUALLY learn anything)?

If you want to enhance your skills, gain specialized knowledge, and elevate your photography career, The Library is the perfect destination for ongoing education without the stress of information overload.



The Library

Discover the ultimate resource for photographers! The Library offers our entire collection of 20+ Glowups—our signature deep dives into one topic at a time—that cover essential topics like skin tones, posing, marketing, and so much more.

Led by industry experts Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson and joined by numerous guest educators such as John Dolan, Birds of a Feather Events, and Jonathan Canlas, these courses provide practical techniques that you can apply immediately to your work. With over 80 hours of teaching and fresh content added every month, you can confidently enhance your skills and take your photography to the next level.

At Develope Academy, we prioritize providing depth and specificity in our educational content for photographers. We aim to offer focused Glowups that provide practical techniques and in-depth knowledge to elevate your skills, ensuring that you won't receive fluffy, generic content that only scratches the surface.

You're busy—who has time to spend days watching a giant course on just one topic?! That's why we've designed our curriculum to be broken down into easily-digestible bites called Glowups—each one is about 4 hours long, covering one topic at a time, so you can get in, get your learning on, and get outta there! No fuss, no muss, just fabulousness.


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  • Immediate access to our entire library of past Glowups (20+ Glowups with 80+ hours of photography education)
  • 4+ hours of fresh content added every month
  • Flexible payment options

Total access to all our best secrets

(You're basically Harry Potter sneaking into the Restricted Section)

We can't even begin to tell you how many emails we've gotten from students over the years, asking if there's any way to get all the past Glowups.

Because here's the thing... our students love that Glowups are bite-size, actionable education on one topic at a time.

And with over 80 hours of pure photographic genius, we're basically the Beyoncé of photography (minus the singing and dancing, but hey, we've got our own talents).

No need to pick just one area to level up—now, you can glowup your entire business!

Long story short, The Library is the place to be for a transformative learning experience that'll leave you feeling confident, credible, and ready to take on the world. We're all about empowering you to attract high-end clients and become the exceptional photographer you were always meant to be!


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 30+ years of experience running multiple successful photography businesses, our purpose is to change the photography industry, one Glowup at a time.

The Library

Our M.O. is to provide you with expert know-how on damn near any photography- and business-related topics you can think of, all while keeping things fun and engaging.

1. Specialized Expertise

We've been photographers for a combined 30+ years, and we've learned a thing or two along the way. From being a single mom and photographer, to jumping into full-time business straight out of college, and even to making the BRIDES Top 50 Photographers list, it's safe to say that we've been there. There's no easy button in business, but two experienced mentors behind you are as close as you can get.

2. Manageable and Practical

As business owners, moms, wives, sisters (you name it), we totally understand that time is in short supply. We're not fans of wasted time, so we focus on one topic at a time, eliminating all the fluff and surface-level time-wasting.

The Library may have 80+ hours of content inside, but it's ready for you to consume in bite-sized chunks when it's convenient for you. You can even access it on-the-go, any time you want!

3. Fresh Content

Whether you're a beginner or you've been around the block a time or two, there's always more to learn. Every month, we add brand-new content to The Library for you to enjoy on your own time. 

4. Results-Oriented

Each Glowup offers practical techniques, tips, and strategies that can be applied right away in real-life situations. Our students find our hands-on approach extremely helpful as they can see concrete progress in their work and business's success. 


The Library

6-Month Membership


  • Access to our entire collection of past Glowups (20+ Glowups with 80+ hours of photography education)
  • 4+ hours of new content every month
  • Cancel anytime

Annual Membership


  • Access to our entire collection of past Glowups (20+ Glowups with 80+ hours of photography education)
  • 4+ hours of new content every month
  • Cancel anytime

"I have gained more knowledge this last year than I ever thought possible."

“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

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your course curriculum


with new Glowups added every single month!


What to Expect

You'll have access to more than 20 Glowups, each focusing on a specific aspect of wedding photography. Topics range from:

  • mastering skin tones
  • capturing stunning tablescapes
  • perfecting posing techniques
  • refining composition
  • effective marketing strategies
  • ...and so much more!

You'll acquire practical, actionable knowledge and techniques that you can immediately apply to your wedding photography work.

Each Glowup is carefully crafted to ensure you walk away as an expert in that specific area. You'll enhance your overall skills, gain confidence, and deliver outstanding results for your clients, setting you apart from your competitors.

Michelle Lippert

"I am booking my ideal client and have doubled my income! This education changed my business forever."

Logan Lyons

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!”

Ashlee Cole

“You have changed my business and my life. Jennefer and Charla, I love you guys, and I love this group. Thank you for creating this community and for being so present with us.”

Meet Your Educators: 

Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson

Our combined 30+ 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.

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