One-on-One Prop Styling Intensive
“Never have I felt as supported and encouraged as I was during this workshop. I came away feeling validated, revitalized and purposeful with a list of action steps to put me on a path towards working commercially."—Janelle Gonyea Graves, re:find Joy, Chicago
Spend two full days learning, styling, and shooting in a class designed specifically for you. This immersive program is for stylists, makers, chefs, photographers, and social media strategists of any level seeking to improve their styling capabilities and is uniquely tailored to your interests, goals, and expertise. From the minute you book your workshop we begin our work together. After an initial conversation and reviewing your detailed questionnaire, I design a custom program that suits your needs and goals, with instruction that empowers you to hit the ground running. All sessions include: a one-on-one photo shoot, a journal, handouts and worksheets including my styling kit guide, materials*, portfolio review (if applicable), lunch, and a follow-up phone call. *Some conditions apply.
Day one covers The Principles of Styling: Creativity and Technique
Day two covers The Business of Styling: Getting Started and Working in the Field
There are 3 skill level options for the One-on-One Intensive.
Please get in touch to determine which track is right for you:
Square One: Learn the basics to kick start your career in styling. For beginner stylists or Instagrammers seeking to learn the basics of the photo shoot environment, with a focus on creative, technique, planning, and logistics. We'll start the day gathering inspiration and learning about the stylistic elements that create impactful images. You'll then decide on a direction and theme for your shoot, choose items from my vast and carefully curated prop and supply collection, and let the ideas start flowing as we style and shoot. By the time you leave, you'll be ready to take on the world, armed with the tools to plan and execute your next shoot.
Level Two & Website Reboot: For photographers, experienced stylists looking to switch gears or branch out into new areas and chefs and makers of products in need of high-quality imagery for their websites. Together we’ll focus on your accomplishments and where you want to take your career. We'll map out a strategy for change, seeing what types of portfolio images are needed to take you in the new desired direction and we'll shoot new images. This option is especially recommended for wedding stylists looking to enter the commercial space or add product styling to their skill set.
Corporate/Business Training: For those sent by their company to learn photo styling techniques to enhance their performance and supplement their skill set at work involving the creation of image assets in a specific commercial niche. This workshop has elements of both of the above options, and is recommended for those in retail, publishing, social media, e-commerce and branding. Two employees from one company may attend this course together. I am also available to train your team on-site and put together a prop and surface collection for you. Contact for more details.
Not able to come to New York City?
The prop Styling Experience is Now available online via Zoom
- Discovery Questionnaire so I can personalize your program
- Skype call to review your questionnaire and discuss plans for your session
- One-on-one session 10am-4:30pm each day includes photo shoots
- Materials (food for shooting and flowers are additional)
- Portfolio, blog or social media critique
- Lunch and snacks
- Journal, Styling Kit Guide, Styling Resource Guide, worksheets and handouts
- 45 minute follow-up call
- Behind-the-scenes photos
- Those who have taken the program are eligible for discounts on future coaching packages
THIS Program IS USEFUL FOR GETTING INTO STYLING STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY and video IN THESE AREAS:
- Home Décor and Tabletop
- Food and Entertaining
- Crafts and DIY
- Jewelry and Accessories
- Fashion and Beauty product stills
- Weddings, Floral Design and Events
FOR THE FOLLOWING MEDIA:
- Magazine and Web Editorials
- Social Media
- Stop motion video
- Retail Catalogs and E-commerce
- Brand Look Books
- Styling your own product line
- Taking better Instagram shots