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Opening the Kimono, a live Workshop in NYC!

This exciting two-day event in NYC June 12th & 13th is an exclusive peek behind-the-scenes with Christa, her team and clients. You’ll see how she works with women, lights & poses her subjects, and collaborates with everyone on set to capture meaningful flattering shots that sell.

DAY ONE: FRIDAY JUNE 12th

An Exclusive Backstage Pass!
A special invitation to go behind the scenes to watch me shoot LIVE in NYC.

Be a fly on the wall during my shoots:
Want to see my team and me in action?
See how I work with my assistant,
How we use the sapce in my fav studio to create variety,
How I work with my clients to create flattering authentic pictures,
and how I pose and light my subjects, on every single shoot.

Q&A afterwards.
Breakfast and refreshments provided.

Click play on the vid below to experience a taste of the first day’s events…

JS

Invaluable. I had my first post-OTK shoots yesterday. Such a difference in how I create images now! I feel like my work has “grown up” into the style I’ve been trying to shoot for two years. I also received ten inquiries after posting some sneaks today. I made some amazing friendships and left with a fresh new approach to photographing women. I have noticed a huge change in my photography after that trip.
-Joanna Smith

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It was a ton of fun and the networking was amazing. My biggest takeaway is how simple Christa’s sets are and that I don’t need a ton of fancy backdrops and places to shoot to be successful. I’ve started implementing some of Christa’s posing tips into my shoots, and it’s been really helpful.
-Heidi Hapanowicz

Thanks Christa for generously giving of your time and talent. I am grateful to have been a part of this.
-Joel Callaway

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It was great! First, Christa is awesome. Second, it’s good to be able to watch a shoot. Observing and being able to ask questions as you go is very helpful.
-Lincoln Lease

I enjoyed watching Christa and her team work. The best part is how friendly and open Christa is. She shared so much and her personality is kick ass. I’m proud that I was part of the event.
-Sarah Murray

Thanks so much, Christa!  The OTK weekend in NYC was an absolute pleasure.
-Linda McMahon

MW

The live photo shoot was so good for me to see. I left there so pumped! It helped me to see what I’m doing right and what I can improve on.  I loved seeing how she interacts with the client. The greatest benefit for me was the confidence I gained. It really was an invaluable experience for so many reasons. I’m very grateful.
-Meggan Weece

The NYC weekend has given me a big shove in my derriere to keep going and get moving, it’s definitely brought the fire within and the competitive spirit (in a very positive and good way).
-Ina McConnell

DAY TWO: SATURDAY JUNE 13TH

Awesome Portraits for YOU + Your Business

You + Me. Mini Shoot. Amazing Shots.

And then on day two, it’s your turn to step in front of Christa’s camera! You’ll be amazed at the great number of beautiful images we can create in in these mini-sessions. I’ve been shooting mini’s (some under 10 min’s) for several years now, and they always yield spectacular results!

headshots

Two different looks (wardrobe changes)
Two different sets (backgrounds & lighting)
Custom Portraits by Christa
20-minute session
My favorite studio in NYC
Ten or more gorgeous portraits.

Sat. June 13th

KN

These are amazing! I absolutely LOVE what you did. I absolutely ADORE these photos. WOW!
-Kate Northrup

Christa makes women look like fantasies of themselves — it’s so fabulous. And fun. There’s a spirit of defiance and rebellion about the photos, but also a joy…and the joy comes from the kind of atmosphere that Christa was able to create. Amazing.
-Justine Musk

JSG

Christa is part artist, part business strategist. She actually helps you SEE yourself at your next level of success. And captures it on film.
-Jolene Smith Garcia

WOW. The pictures are wow. I am so stunned by your talent. You really captured the best of me. This is the me I strive to be.
-Gry Sindig

RT

Wow, Christa!!! I fucking love love loved working with you. Loved. You are amazing. Thank you for the best photos of my life.
-Regena Thomasheur

Christa made me feel I was in perfect hands and completely taken care of. She’s the
real deal. Ridiculously talented good people attract likewise – Christa’s team was just like her: warm, friendly, highly-skilled and fun.

-Juls ArthurNL

OMG Christa! So freaking amazing!! Thank you thank you thank you! Seriously, the photos are beyond cool.
-Nathalie Lussier

THANK YOU for the amazing photos. They turned out so wonderful. You are a miracle worker to say the least!! Thanks again for taking such great care of me in the shoot!
-Amy Porterfield

 

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Join us for Opening the Kimono, Live in NYC!
June 12th/13th
$1197
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Email me directly at christa@christameola.com, and I’ll get right back to you.

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The newly expanded Online Boudoir Workshop begins Oct. 7th!

YOU’RE INVITED TO ENJOY:

Behind the Scenes access to Christa’s shoots
Video tutorials and post-production demo’s
NEWLY updated and expanded content
NEW projects, contests and assignments

LIVE Q&A calls every week
Private forum for members only
Ongoing six weeks of one-on-one interaction with Christa
Free resources, downloads, templates, and Christa’s price lists
Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways, vendor discounts, downloads…
and more!

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“Worth every penny. This is the workshop for those who want
to stand out in the photography community.”

Allie Lindsey, Temecula, CA

I’m thrilled to announce the newly expanded Online Boudoir Workshop. The previous courses have been huge successes, and now this unique class is back by popular demand! This is a 6-week online course for photographers who want to learn all of the exciting aspects of the booming boudoir market, from home.

Join us in your pj’s and enjoy behind-the-scenes shoots, video tutorials, Photoshop® and Lightroom® demo’s, personal interaction, a private forum, free downloads, sweet giveaways and much more! Gain confidence, clarity, guidance, and inspiration. Plus, answers to all your questions about how to build a successful boudoir business!

Boudoir Photography is about empowering women – helping them feel amazing and celebrating who they are. So get in on the fun now! It’s such a fun and fulfilling career, and I want you to be a success.

HOW IT WORKS

This is a 6 week course, beginning October, 7th. Each Monday, we release that week’s content to you: behind-the-scenes videos, tutorials, downloads and projects! These materials remain available to you 24/7 during the entire workshop. You can view all or pieces of it at your leisure, so you can’t miss a thing!

PLUS, we have Live Q&A Calls every Thursday, so you can ask me anything and further the discussion. The calls are all recorded and available to download and listen to at your convenience.

In addition, we have an exclusive Private Members’ Forum during the entire course to interact with and support each other. I will be participating daily, interacting with YOU, personally. We will be learning and playing together, and I’m right by your side as your personal coach!

SCHEDULE OF TOPICS INCLUDES:

WEEK 1 BRANDING + STYLE

  • Branding and standing out: How to create a distinctive brand that brings you into your business. Creating a consistent look that separates you from the crowd.
  • Business Models and Studios: Choosing what works for you so you design a business you love.
  • Websites and Portfolios: How to best showcase what you do and have a presence that book clients.
  • Building Clientele: Defining and finding your ideal client. Eliminating time, energy and money wasted on clients who aren’t right for you.
  • Styling: How to style a model and set to create editorial style photographs. Creating an amazing high-end look on a budget both in studio and on location.

WEEK 2 POSING

  • Working with Women: How to work with nonmodels and nervous clients to bring out their best.
  • Posing: How to flatter curvy girls and every body type with simple posing principles.
  • The 5 poses you need to know and master: taking them to the next level and building a set of 35 smoking hot sellable shots.
  • Flow Posing: How I flow from pose to pose, keeping it fresh and inspired.
  • Creating emotion and sensuality: Learn how to coach actions, give easy direction and create beautiful moments.

WEEK 3 LIGHTING + EQUIPMENT

  • Natural light: finding the best and most flattering light and how I work with reflectors
  • Strobes: working with portable studio strobes, modifiers and simple lighting set-ups
  • Flattering women with light: how to create or de-emphasize curves to flatter every body type
  • Lenses: How I use my favorite portrait lenses on every shoot

WEEK 4 SHOOTING

  • Storyboards: Using storyboards to build a must-have shot list of 35 shots that sell.
  • The Money Shots™: Learn how I coach and capture each of my best-selling shots that every client wants and are must-haves for your portfolio.
  • Fine Art Nudes: Working with nude models, see how I blend Fine Art Nudes and Fashion with Portraiture to create my high-end boudoir look.
  • Shooting to sell: How to create variety and tell a story easily on every shoot.

WEEK 5 POST-PRODUCTION

  • Editing: How to select your best shots and cut your workflow in half.
  • Workflow: See my images straight out of camera through final pics to client and blog post.
  • Lightroom®: a 45 minute video tutorial on what I do for every shoot.
  • Photoshop®: a 45 minute video tutorial on retouching
  • Outsourcing: What and when to send it out.

WEEK 6 MARKETING + SALES

  • Pricing: Nailing your price list so you’re busy, happy and well-paid.
  • Sales: How to increase sales effortlessly at every stage of your process.
  • Proven scripts for several difficult sales situations, such as “Why are you so expensive?” and “Let me think about it.”
  • Getting Clients: How to attract your Ideal Client and create powerful word of mouth marketing.
  • Marketing: Using partnership marketing and social media to book clients.
  • Boudoir Parties: All you need to throw a successful (or your first!) boudoir party.

BONUSES

  • The Pricing Workshop, Live Call
  • Christa’s Price Lists PDFs
  • A real sales session recording with Christa and her client
  • A Storyboard PDF of 35 Shots that SELL
  • Christa’s sample album PDF
  • Graduates After Party Call
  • Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways from our sponsors 

BRAND NEW BENEFITS!

All new registrants receive the following valuable benefits:

LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP in all upcoming Online Boudoir Workshops.
That’s right. When you register for the workshop, you receive Lifetime access to all of my Online Workshop resources every year we run the workshop, including every new video, recording and download. How awesome is that! So fear not if you get unexpectedly busy, you’ll now have lifetime access.

Participation in our exclusive OBW REFERRAL NETWORK.
We get tons of client inquiries each and every week from all over the world, requesting a boudoir shoot. My team and I couldn’t possibly shoot every single one, and I’d love to give them your name. Graduates of my Online Boudoir Workshop who remain in good standing will now be included in the new Referral Network.

“THE best workshop I have ever taken – hands down.
Worth every cent (plus some)!
Kim Mallory, Chilliack BC

Got Questions? Not sure if this is right for you?
Visit our FAQ’S page or email me at Christa @ ChristaMeola.com

PRAISE FOR CHRISTA AND HER WORKSHOPS

I more than doubled my income! Attending Christa’s workshop changed my life.
Robin Hultgren, Walnut Creek, CA

Don’t hesitate, sign up. You won’t regret it! I got way more then I paid for!“
Heather Gill, Scottsdale, AZ

“Best workshop I’ve ever taken!!!!!! Anyone who asks me I tell them it’s SO worth it! Sign up!”
Shani Barel, Sherman Oaks, CA

“I had my highest portrait sale ever of $4,700 thanks to Christa!”
Lisa Roah, Orange County, CA

Best money I’ve ever spent on my business. Period. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
Erin Nelson, San Francisco, CA

Best time and money I’ve spent! My editing time has been cut in half!”
Kristen Penza, South Pasadena, CA

You can’t put a price tag on what Christa teaches.
Hannah Skye, Orange County, CA

I strongly recommend it to both new and veteran photographers.
Angelica Roberts Cliffside Park, NJ

The week on posing women alone is worth every penny of this workshop!
Meagan McGinity Paia, HI

Highly recommend – its worth every penny! I’ve already booked clients that will cover the cost of the workshop!
Shea Mayberry Dana Point, CA

I wish I would have taken this course sooner!
Kristen Butler Calgary, Canada

“The whole workshop was a knockout!”
Francesco Belvedere, Venice, CA

Christa should charge more for her workshops. Her level of teaching is way higher than others who charge more.”
Jennifer Robertson, Geneva, IL

Christa’s workshop changed my life – what she taught really blew my mind!”
Tammy Coombs, Tracy, CA

If you have the opportunity to take Christa’s workshop, do it!
Rafeal Vaszquez, Mira Loma, CA

My first shoot was a total success thanks to Christa!!!
Sally LeDrew, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

I have been on fire since Christa’s workshop! It kicked my creativity and inspiration into overdrive!”
Jill Amanda, Santa Barbara, CA

Christa’s workshop was AMAZING!!! I recommend it to anyone starting out or looking for a fresh approach!”
Heidi Walter, Manhattan Beach, CA

“Christa’s workshop is a MUST DO!
Jacqueline O’Neill, San Gabriel, CA

Christa and her workshops are awesome!
Marc Javier, San Francisco, CA

“Christa is so passionate about her craft and pushes you beyond what you think you’re capable of.
Lori Eng, Vancouver, BC

THE best money I have ever spent on my business! Do it.”
Erin Brannan, Highlands Ranch, CO

“Well worth it – It’s what I needed to move my business to the next level.
Milisa Smith, Riverside, CA

I grew leaps and bounds with my business. Highly recommend.”
Lesley Stefanski, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

“It was worth every dime! And was SO much fun!”
Lori Eng, Vancouver, Canada

I highly recommend this workshop! So unlike other workshops I’ve taken.”
Christine Haws, Santa Monica, CA

Best money and time I’ve spent in my 3 year photography career! Her workshop is career changing!
Anna Anacolba

“If you want to go to the next level, this is the workshop. It challenges you to think BIG
Jill Martin, Santa Barbara, CA

“Christa’s workshop is worth way more than it costs.”
Maggie Keegan Gross, Valencia, CA

“If you want to learn about boudoir photography, Christa’s workshop is a must!
Karen Wolfe, Lake Tapps,WA

“Christa’s workshop is not-to-be-missed! It’s for those who want to be the BEST!
Melissa Hart Dobbs, Manvel, TX

“It’s the first workshop I walked away from saying how wonderful it was and how it was worth every single penny.
Stephanie Piscitelli, Bridgewater, MA

“EPIC!!!! I have a new outlook.
Melissa Lin Huddlston-Smith, Moreno Valley, CA

Worth every penny. This is the workshop for those who want to stand out in the photography community.”
Allie Lindsey, Temecula, CA

“Christa’s workshop just blew me away!… an amazing experience!”
Rita Spevak, Chicago, IL

“OMG!!!! I LOVE this workshop. It’s the best thing that happened to me and my business.
Bethany Grove, Holts Summit, MO

The BEST workshop I’ve taken by far. I’ve taken several workshops (kind of a workshop junkie), and Christa’s is full of rich content. HIGHLY recommend.”
Margie Mobley, Scottsdale, AZ

CONTENT RICH!!! Incredible!! I’ve never been given this much useful information in one workshop before. Whatever level of photographer you are, you will benefit from this workshop. Guaranteed.
Hannah Skye, Huntington Beach, CA

THE best workshop I have ever taken – hands down. Worth every cent (plus some)! Really, Christa should be charging double. This workshop is Honest. Real. Packed with tons of valuable information!”
Kim Mallory, Chilliwack BC

“Awesome. Invaluable. Incredible. LOVED everything about it. Christa’s workshop is priceless.
Michelle Kidd, Itasca, IL

Money and time well invested! This was an awesome experience. I am SO glad I made the decision to do it!
Michael T. Sedwick, South Elgin, IL

Just DO IT! Highly Recommended! Amateur or Pro, you’re bound to find out more about your own prowess as a photographer and businessperson!
Scott W. Robinson

Worth every penny, definitely recommend, what a treasure trove of information!
John P. Dunnigan

This was the best money and time that I have ever spent on pursuing a passion. Regardless of previous experience and genre, if you are interested in shooting portraits, this is the most comprehensive workshop A to Z that you will find.
Herb Irvin

This is a great chance to get very personal with a pro.
Ole Vangsgaard

I am in love with my work again. Christa’s workshop is an intoxicating mix of awesome experience and practical advice that beautifully fleshes out all the areas that have held us back. Now we can fly!
Christopher Medak.

Highly recommend. Christa’s energy & care for her students comes through. Really brilliant tips. I’ve taken a bunch of courses that explore various methods but her’s fit very well with the way I want to work.
John Cornicello

Highly recommend! Packed full of incredible information!!!!
Nicole Le Saout, Dublin Ireland

My confidence went to an all time high on how to handle my clients.
Traci Reid Palmetto, GA

I’ll make more money because of this workshop.
Peter Forman Brooklyn, NY

Do the Workshop.
Stacy Humphries Pensacola, FL

It will improve the quality of your work and raise your confidence.
Sharon Simpson, England United Kingdom

Christa’s awesome workshop cuts to the chase and lays it all out.
Mark Eliason Wilmington DE

I loved being able to talk one-on-one with Christa on the phone about pricing that would fit best for my business.
Dana Jonas Seattle, WA

I didn’t even know how to use my camera on manual mode when I started. While taking her class, I have started shooting and booking paying clients. She has taken all the frustration and guesswork out of starting not only photography, but also a new business!
Kristie Kosmides Hilo, Hawaii

Amazing content! Covers all the bases.
Peter Kelly, United Kingdom

The workshop was the best investment that I have made in my business — I only regret that I didn’t take it earlier. I had previously purchased Christa’s 3-day live workshop and was concerned that the Online Boudoir Workshop would cover the same material and be redundant. As it turned out, the Online Boudoir Workshop contained a substantial amount of new information that was extremely useful to my business and made an immediate impact!
Angelica Roberts, Cliffside Park, NJ

It’s the complete package.
Dan Zeiss Amelia, OH

I definitely recommend it. Saved me a ton of time!
Lysandra Cook Kailua, HI

I learned more about the business of photography in one week of this course than I learned in 3 years at Brooks Institute of Photography!  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone passionate about photography, no matter what level of experience!
Meagan McGinity Paia, HI

This is a fabulous opportunity for every level of photographer. I’m thrilled beyond measure that I took this workshop.
Suzanne Taylor, Berryville, VA

The content is worth the money. I incorporate Christa’s Money Shots into all of my shoots that include adult women now, and it’s awesome.
Niki Strbian Finland Europe

I can’t quantify all the benefits from this workshop. It really is invaluable!
Lauren Dahn Talent, OR

Extremely helpful.
Mike Smith  Aurora, IL

The online workshop covered everything it was supposed to.
Mardoqueo Harrington Williston, ND

I knew even in week one that it was going to be worth the money. I am more confident in my choices and skills especially with posing and lighting. It’s like taking several college courses in just 6 weeks! But with such practical application it’s unreal.
Shea Mayberry, Dana Point, CA

Recommended. I’m more confident. More at ease. More professional about business aspects. More comfortable behind the camera.
Len Villano Sturgeon Bay, WI

Well worth it the money. Christa’s online workshop will not only teach you how to run a boudoir business, but will teach you the skills to run any photography business. One of the most comprehensive courses available. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Roy Esterhuysen South Africa

Christa’s workshop is absolutely 100% invaluable from day one! Week after week she delivers priceless content from behind-the-scenes videos to in-depth marketing and best business practices that will change the way you think about your business.
Jennifer Najvar Austin, TX

Take the course!! It’s a great investment, and you won’t regret it.
Rommy Elizondo  McAllen Tx

Recommended. Christa presents information in a light-hearted yet insightful manner. It’s an in-depth view into how a photographer works.
Greg Hensel Wasilla, AK

YES! I recommend Christa’s workshop!
Hugh Tull, BC Canada

Christa’s online workshop is the most thorough and inspiring workshop that I ‘ve ever taken. Christa is honest in her approach and was available to answer everyone’s questions. Christa’s workshop went far beyond my expectations. The materials were awesome.
Kerri Brookins  Burleson, Texas

I definitely recommend this workshop!  It’s what I needed to launch my career. It was personal and thorough.
Meggan Weece  Broken Arrow, OK

I’ve learned a lot from this course. I feel more secure in my work and I don’t doubt myself anymore.
Rommy Elizondo, McAllen TX

It’s the best photography training I have ever done (and I have been to over a dozen in-person training seminars in the past 7 years).
Elissa Wood Johnson City, TN

Christa’s workshop is one of the best formats I’ve seen for online training (of any kind). I definitely recommend it. Christa gives more than just recommendations and what works for her business; she gives guidelines on how to start a boudoir business from the bottom up. Thank you for the hard work that went into this workshop. It was phenomenal, immensely educational and enjoyable.
Danny Stumvoll, Austin, TX

The workshop was the greatest investment I ever made.
Gary Brown, M.D.  Amarillo, TX

Christa’s workshop is very detailed and informative. It makes you think deep and shoot with more emotion.
Shelly Rose Morang Scarborough, ME

Expect to learn a ton! And love every minute.
Rayelle Wilson Saskatoon, Canada

A ton of really good information.
Terri Locke Charles, IL

A peek behind the proverbial curtain into another photographer’s process is invaluable. I’m more confident that I can create a successful boudoir business now.
Jenn Grachow  Toronto, ON

The workshop is a great way to get you started in boudoir and build confidence with very helpful tools and skills.
Dave Stoby  Alcomdale, Candada

Well worth the price. I’ve increased bookings, plus my approach, style and quality have all seen enormous improvement.
Kimla Holk Tow, Tow TX

Christa has taken my business to the next level with shooting better, editing, and the relationship I have with my clients. Christa has shown me how to maximize my sales with the different shots that will sell!  If you’re looking to start a boudoir business then Christa Meola’s workshop is definitely the one to sign up for. Christa Meola is well organized, detailed, and all about taking care of business. I would tell everyone to take the course.
Traci Reid,  Peachtree City, GA

I’m not a Boudoir photographer but STILL learned so much. The branding, marketing, lighting, posing … ALL of it is important. Wonderful class with so much information. Christa Meola tackles all of it and is right there from the start helping guide you. Great great workshop for anyone, no matter where you are in your business.
Deborah Chetwood Austin, TX

My shooting has tremendously improved. I don’t feel lost anymore.
Emily Fisk Simi Valley, CA

I highly recommend Christa’s workshop!! I hesitated at first and was extremely nervous because this was a very BIG step, and I’m so happy I did it! Christa shares AWESOME information!
Tammy Sawyer Pewaukee, WI

I highly recommend taking this course if you are struggling with learning how to pose and lighting. I used to struggle with posing, but the poses Christa teaches are so easy to do. I LOVE the poses.
Denise Beck Houston, TX

Absolutely recommend!
Kirsten Mumford, Colorado

Very comprehensive.
Cyndy Porter  McLean, VA

I highly recommend it.
Trevor Sherwin Ontario, Canada

Christa brought complex material to a layman’s level that I could relate to. And that I was able to apply immediately.
Dr.William Shideler Valparaiso, Indiana

Taking Christa’s workshop is like having her as your own personal mentor, via the internet.
Marty Castilla Union City, CA

The posing and lighting were so very helpful!
Andrea Scott Redmond, WA

The workshop is worth every penny, and Christa is a great teacher. She is so candid and shows even the mistakes she’s made – so refreshing!
Kitty Cohen Chantilly, France

I didn’t even know where to begin before the workshop. Now, I’m able to create an action plan before a shoot so that I feel more prepared. I know how to incorporate her money shots into every shoot, as well as refine my editing process so there is more cohesion in my work.
Tiffany Smith Toronto, Canada

I definitely recommend this workshop. You will learn soooo much. I have more confidence and have streamlined my editing, even in my sports photography.
Teri Roberts  Jupiter, FL

Worth the time and money. I’m taking better photos.
Robert Rider Dayton, OH

I LOVED IT! It’s the next best thing to actually being on a shoot with Christa.
Sarah Newton, Battlefield, MO

Christa makes learning fun, the business fun and keeps it simple too!
Carolyn Clarke Halfmoon Bay, BC

I highly recommend Christa’s workshop! I benefited immensely from branding to shooting to marketing, the whole aspect of this genre. I also learned the secrets of Christa’s most popular shots.
Joyce Kang Austin, TX

My attitude towards my business has entirely flipped! I already see a difference in how clients interact with me.
In every possible way I’ve grown, evolved and turned professional- thank you! Absolutely recommend!
This has been an eye-opening experience that everyone in this industry needs to have!
Ariana Grimm Applegate, CA

I loved what I was doing before the workshop, but now I feel a purpose to every shoot. I’m no longer afraid to raise my prices, and editing is SOOOO much easier now! These past six weeks have changed my life…in business, in my mindset and in my daily routines!
Robin Lynn Grundy Center, IA

My sales have already increased. I’ve recommended it to all of my photog friends! Whether you work with babies, couples, seniors – whomever – you can benefit from this workshop. So many of the underlying principles Christa covers apply to photography and success in general!
Jen Sinclair Glen Allen, VA

I recommend the workshop to any person who is serious about the business of boudoir photography.  Now I enter my sessions with much more confidence, my photos reflect my brand, I know what sells, and I have an action plan to make my craft a livable career.
David Gonzales Murphys, CA

This workshop really shortens the learning curve. It was very straight to the point, no bullshit, consistent and business-oriented.  I’m more confident now about the whole process. Recommended!
Jolita Grazuliene Bendoreliu, Lithuania

Christa is totally open with her knowledge and ideas.
John Sweetwood Sandy Springs, GA

I love this class!!! I’d recommend it to all photographers because it’s packed full of info, moral boosters and networking. I’ve already noticed an increase in my confidence and shooting.
Dawnya Costilla Kenmore, WA

Very informative.
Misty Boles Helena, MT

A game changer. The course covered the business side, as well as the posing/lighting/gear side – both were fabulous.
Catherine Just  Cottonwood Heights, UT

With 30 years of model photography, I had lots of experience shooting and posing women. I personally benefited from the workshop’s business approaches, the sales, marketing and ideal client discussions.
It’s convinced me that boudoir is feasible, and that customers will pay for this type of portraiture.
Larry Spong El Mirage, AZ

I see a big difference since the workshop. I sell more images, my editing got better, I know which lens to use, and how to approach clients. Christa gave a lot of important information and made it personal.
Erika Nelly Hialeah, FL

Christa is very giving of her knowledge – she breaks it all down into manageable chunks.
Sharon Simpson, England United Kingdom

She shortened the learning curve a lot. I feel more confident going into a shoot now, knowing that I’ll be able to make lots of different types of women look their very best.
Dana Jonas Seattle, WA

Christa’s enthusiasm for her work and art is infectious. She has such a wealth of knowledge and shares it all! Christa is warm and encouraging; she will make you laugh and inspire you to take your business to the next level, and the next level after that, and the next level after that!
Jennifer Najvar Austin, TX

Christa’s workshop has changed the way I shoot completely. All of my shoots are much better! Not just boudoir.
Kerri Brookins  Burleson, Texas

I have a better structure for all aspects of my business. I feel confident to develop my own artistic style and not worry so much about what everyone else is doing. Christa gave me the tools to move forward with confidence.
Elissa Wood Johnson City, TN

Since I am a full time practicing Urologist I took the course because this is a passion of mine, and I was able to do the course doing odd hours. I’d do it again and highly recommend. It provides education to the novice as well as to the working pro.
Gary Brown, M.D.  Amarillo, Texas

I’ve experienced a life-changing business mindset. Christa’s workshop gave me all the tools to be successful in running a boudoir business.
Traci Reid Peachtree City, GA

I highly recommend this workshop. I had hesitations at first because I was so new to boudoir, and I wasn’t sure if it was right for me. This workshop will take away any hesitations or questions you may have. The business aspect of the workshop has really benefitted me. Such a great resource.
Emily Fisk Simi Valley, CA

I have studied photography a lot. But it is much different reading about it and actually seeing it done.  Very valuable and truly inspiring!   
Denise Beck Houston, TX

The workshop is awesome! I totally recommend it, especially if you have trouble getting your business brain on! Christa’s assignments really broke it down and helped take anxiety out of the process.
Tiffany Smith Toronto, Canada

I have learned so many things that I had never even thought about before the workshop!  I have more confidence and a game plan when I walk into my shoot. Editing….WHO KNEW IT WAS SO EASY?  How to walk out of a shoot with at least 35 sellable shots and how to coach your lady to get the shots you (and she) both want.
Sarah Newton, Battlefield, MO

I would HIGHLY recommend this workshop because plain and simple…it will change your business into what you’ve always wanted it to be. It’s unique, it’s personable, it’s empowering, it’s INVALUABLE. It’s a BOUDIE WAKE UP CALL!!
Robin Lynn, Grundy Center, IA

Absolutely recommend! It will make a big difference in getting you started or improving your business.
Peter Forman Brooklyn, NY

A really great interactive experience! An inspiring, and fun workshop with practical applications for every aspect of the business. I loved loved loved how positive Christa is and how willing she is to help us newbies!
Kristen Butler, AB Canada

TAKE THE WORKSHOP!!!! Don’t wait, just do it! The amount of information you receive is well worth the money. Christa makes it easy to understand and FUN!
Sarah Newton Battlefield, MO

Christa Meola’s online workshop is THE one to take. Gives you what you need in order to run a successful boudoir business.
Traci Reid Palmetto, GA

Worth every penny. Take Christa’s workshop if you are looking for new ways to expand your business, increase sales, get fresh ideas or inspiration.
Marty Castilla Union City, CA

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NEW Online Boudoir Workshop starts February 4th

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YOU’RE INVITED TO ENJOY:

ALL NEW Behind the Scenes videos and access to Christa’s shoots
ALL NEW Video demonstrations
ALL NEW Post production tutorials
NEW Projects, contests, and assignments
Updated and expanded content
LIVE Q&A calls every week
Private forum for members only
Ongoing six weeks of one-on-one interaction with Christa
Free resources, downloads, Christa’s sample album, and price lists
Tons of bonuses, giveaways, vendor discounts, client forms, contracts and releases
and more!…

Click Play To Learn More

 

“Worth every penny. This is the workshop for those who want
to stand out in the photography community.”

Allie Lindsey, Temecula, CA

UPDATE: Class is in session and registration is closed.

Get on the list to receive early notification of the next one!

 


Yay, it’s here! I am thrilled to announce the Brand NEW & totally sexy Online Boudoir Workshop! The last course sold out quickly, was such a hit and is back by popular demand! This is a six week course for photographers who want to learn all of the exciting aspects of the booming boudoir market, from home!

Join us in your pj’s and enjoy NEW video demonstrations, behind the scenes shoots, post-production tutorials, personal interaction, a private forum, free downloads, sweet giveaways and much more!  Gain support, motivation, inspiration, confidence and A’s to all your Q’s about how to build a successful boudoir business!

HOW IT WORKS

This is a 6 week course, beginning Monday February 4th. Each week, on Monday, we release that week’s content: behind-the-scenes videos, tutorials, notes and projects! The content is available to you 24/7 during the entire course of the workshop, so you can’t miss a thing! You can view all or pieces of it at your leisure – how cool is that?! PLUS, each Thursday or Friday (alternating), we’ll have LIVE CALLS for Q&A’s and discussion. The calls are all recorded and available to download and listen to at your convenience. I will participate in the private member’s area during the entire course, interacting with you personally. We will be learning and playing together; all the information is available to you 24/7, and I’m right by your side as your personal coach! Boudoir Photography is about empowering women – helping them feel amazing and celebrating who they are. So get in on the fun now! Its such a fun and fulfilling career, and I want you to be a success.

THE SCHEDULE OF TOPICS INCLUDES:

WEEK 1 BRANDING + STYLE

  • Branding and standing out: How to create a distinctive brand that brings you into your business. Creating a consistent look that separates you from the crowd.
  • Business Models and Studios: Choosing what works for you so you design a business you love.
  • Websites and Portfolios: How to best showcase what you do and have a presence that book clients.
  • Building Clientele: Defining and finding your ideal client. Eliminating time, energy and money wasted on clients who aren’t right for you.
  • Styling: How to style a model and set to create editorial style photographs. Creating an amazing high-end look on a budget both in studio and on location.

WEEK 2 POSING

  • Working with Women: How to work with nonmodels and nervous clients to bring out their best.
  • Posing: How to flatter curvy girls and every body type with simple posing principles.
  • The 5 poses you need to know and master: taking them to the next level and building a set of 35 smoking hot different shots
  • Flow Posing: How I flow from pose to pose, keeping it fresh and inspired.
  • Creating emotion and sensuality: Learn how to coach actions, give easy direction and create beautiful moments.

WEEK 3 LIGHTING + EQUIPMENT

  • Natural light: finding the best and most flattering light and how I work with reflectors
  • Strobes: working with portable studio strobes, modifiers and simple lighting set-ups
  • Flattering women with light: how to create or de-emphasize curves to flatter every body type
  • Lenses: How I use my favorite lenses, and side by side comparisons of portrait lenses at every budget level

WEEK 4 SHOOTING

  • Storyboards: Using storyboards to build a must-have shot list of 35 shots that sell.
  • The Money Shots™: Learn how I coach and capture each of my best-selling shots that every client wants and are must-haves for your portfolio.
  • Fine Art Nudes: Working with nude models, see how I blend Fine Art Nudes and Fashion with Portraiture to create my high-end boudoir look.
  • Shooting to sell: How to create variety and tell a story easily on every shoot

WEEK 5 POST-PRODUCTION

  • Editing: How to select your best shots and cut your workflow in half.
  • Workflow: See my images straight out of camera through final pics to client and blog post.
  • Lightroom: a 45 minute video tutorial on what I do for every shoot.
  • Photoshop: a 45 minute video tutorial on retouching
  • Outsourcing: What and when to send it out.

WEEK 6 MARKETING + SALES

  • Pricing: Nailing your price list so you’re busy, happy and well-paid.
  • Sales: How to increase sales effortlessly at every stage of your process.
  • Proven scripts for several difficult sales situations, such as “Why are you so expensive?” and “Let me think about it.”
  • Getting Clients: How to attract your Ideal Client and create powerful word of mouth marketing.
  • Marketing: Using partnership marketing and social media to book clients.
  • Boudoir Parties: All you need to throw a successful (or your first!) boudoir party.

BONUSES

The Pricing Workshop, Live Call
A Storyboard PDF of 35 Shots that SELL
Christa’s sample price lists
Christa’s sample album PDF
Live After Party Call
Recording of a real sales session with Christa and her client
Several sponsor giveaways, gifts and contests.

GIVEAWAYS!

Two Blowit Fans
2 Copies of Totally Rad’s Pro Retouch 2.0
One annual subscription to AlbumExposure
Five $125 StickyAlbum giftcards
Three $100 LensProToGo giftcards
Two $50 LensProToGo giftcards
Three $100 Colorati giftcards
Six 50% off Leather Craftsmen studio album giftcards

All of the above, plus more, for only $757

“THE best workshop I have ever taken – hands down.
Worth every cent (plus some)!
Kim Mallory, Chilliwack BC

UPDATE: Class is in session and registration is closed.

Get on the list to receive early notification of the next one!

Got Questions? Not sure if this is right for you?
Visit our FAQ’S page or email me at Christa @ ChristaMeola.com

 

PRAISE FOR CHRISTA AND HER WORKSHOPS

I more than doubled my income! Attending Christa’s workshop changed my life.
Robin Hultgren, Walnut Creek, CA

You can’t put a price tag on what Christa teaches.
Hannah Skye, Orange County, CA

Don’t hesitate, sign up. You won’t regret it! I got way more then I paid for!“
Heather Gill, Scottsdale, AZ

“Best workshop I’ve ever taken!!!!!! Anyone who asks me I tell them it’s SO worth it! Sign up!”
Shani Barel, Sherman Oaks, CA

“I had my highest portrait sale ever of $4,700 thanks to Christa!”
Lisa Roah, Orange County, CA

Best money I’ve ever spent on my business. Period. I’d do it again in a heartbeat.”
Erin Nelson, San Francisco, CA

“The whole workshop was a knockout!”
Francesco Belvedere, Venice, CA

Christa should charge more for her workshops. Her level of teaching is way higher than others who charge more.”
Jennifer Robertson, Geneva, IL

Christa’s workshop changed my life – what she taught really blew my mind!”
Tammy Coombs, Tracy, CA

If you have the opportunity to take Christa’s workshop, do it!
Rafeal Vaszquez, Mira Loma, CA

My first shoot was a total success thanks to Christa!!!
Sally LeDrew, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

I have been on fire since Christa’s workshop! It kicked my creativity and inspiration into overdrive!”
Jill Amanda, Santa Barbara, CA

Christa’s workshop was AMAZING!!! I recommend it to anyone starting out or looking for a fresh approach!”
Heidi Walter, Manhattan Beach, CA

Best time and money I’ve spent! My editing time has been cut in half!”
Kristen Penza, South Pasadena, CA

“Christa’s workshop is a MUST DO!
Jacqueline O’Neill, San Gabriel, CA

Christa and her workshops are awesome!
Marc Javier, San Francisco, CA

“Christa is so passionate about her craft and pushes you beyond what you think you’re capable of.
Lori Eng, Vancouver, BC

THE best money I have ever spent on my business! Do it.”
Erin Brannan, Highlands Ranch, CO

“Well worth it – It’s what I needed to move my business to the next level.
Milisa Smith, Riverside, CA

I grew leaps and bounds with my business. Highly recommend.”
Lesley Stefanski, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

“It was worth every dime! And was SO much fun!”
Lori Eng, Vancouver, Canada

I highly recommend this workshop! So unlike other workshops I’ve taken.”
Christine Haws, Santa Monica, CA

Best money and time I’ve spent in my 3 year photography career! Her workshop is career changing!
Anna Anacolba

“If you want to go to the next level, this is the workshop. It challenges you to think BIG
Jill Martin, Santa Barbara, CA

“Christa’s workshop is worth way more than it costs.”
Maggie Keegan Gross, Valencia, CA

“If you want to learn about boudoir photography, Christa’s workshop is a must!
Karen Wolfe, Lake Tapps,WA

“Christa’s workshop is not-to-be-missed! It’s for those who want to be the BEST!
Melissa Hart Dobbs, Manvel, TX

“It’s the first workshop I walked away from saying how wonderful it was and how it was worth every single penny.
Stephanie Piscitelli, Bridgewater, MA

“EPIC!!!! I have a new outlook.
Melissa Lin Huddlston-Smith, Moreno Valley, CA

Worth every penny. This is the workshop for those who want to stand out in the photography community.”
Allie Lindsey, Temecula, CA

“Christa’s workshop just blew me away!… an amazing experience!”
Rita Spevak, Chicago, IL

“OMG!!!! I LOVE this workshop. It’s the best thing that happened to me and my business.
Bethany Grove, Holts Summit, MO

The BEST workshop I’ve taken by far. I’ve taken several workshops (kind of a workshop junkie), and Christa’s is full of rich content. HIGHLY recommend.”
Margie Mobley, Scottsdale, AZ

CONTENT RICH!!! Incredible!! I’ve never been given this much useful information in one workshop before. Whatever level of photographer you are, you will benefit from this workshop. Guaranteed.
Hannah Skye, Huntington Beach, CA

THE best workshop I have ever taken – hands down. Worth every cent (plus some)! Really, Christa should be charging double. This workshop is Honest. Real. Packed with tons of valuable information!”
Kim Mallory, Chilliwack BC

“Awesome. Invaluable. Incredible. LOVED everything about it. Christa’s workshop is priceless.
Michelle Kidd, Itasca, IL

Money and time well invested! This was an awesome experience. I am SO glad I made the decision to do it!
Michael T. Sedwick, South Elgin, IL

Just DO IT! Highly Recommended! Amateur or Pro, you’re bound to find out more about your own prowess as a photographer and businessperson!
Scott W. Robinson

Worth every penny, definitely recommend, what a treasure trove of information!
John P. Dunnigan

This was the best money and time that I have ever spent on pursuing a passion. Regardless of previous experience and genre, if you are interested in shooting portraits, this is the most comprehensive workshop A to Z that you will find.
Herb Irvin

This is a great chance to get very personal with a pro.
Ole Vangsgaard 

I am in love with my work again. Christa’s workshop is an intoxicating mix of awesome experience and practical advice that beautifully fleshes out all the areas that have held us back. Now we can fly!
Christopher Medak.

Highly recommend. Christa’s energy & care for her students comes through. Really brilliant tips. I’ve taken a bunch of courses that explore various methods but her’s fit very well with the way I want to work.
John Cornicello 

UPDATE: Class is in session and registration is closed.

Get on the list to receive early notification of the next one!


***Update: Contest to win a free seat is closed. Winners announced below.***

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Your Face, My Book

Are you a huge fan of the underdog and stories of dramatic transformation?

Me too!

This post is for you, or a woman you love. I’m searching for real women as I shoot a series of personal transformations for my new book!

I want YOU to be my next transformation story. 

Do you want to create a dramatic shift in your life?
Want to create a positive change and build momentum?
How about a jolt of confidence and a bolt of sensual prowess?
Or maybe you’ve been through a traumatic experience recently, or you’re just not feeling so beautiful.

You’ve got a story. And I want to hear it.

And I’d LOVE to photograph you!

Your Photo Shoot Details:

This opportunity is open to women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds with no modeling experience, who’s story and photos may be featured in my soon-to-be-released book, The Art of Boudoir Photography.

You’ll receive a free Boudoir Photography Shoot with me, all the pre-shoot planning, professional hair and make-up styling, and all your favorite photos.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, just tell us a little bit about you (we promise to keep your info confidential).

Also, you must sign a full Model Release form, be available in NYC on a date between Sept 1st – 10th, and pay for any travel to or accommodations in NYC.

Deadline to apply is Friday Aug 31st midnight est. You will be contacted directly via email if selected by Sept 3rd.

Lots of love and gratitude,

xo, Christa

ps. If you know a woman who could use a wonderful opportunity such as this, please forward her this link!

 

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creativeLIVE “After Dark” Fine Art Nude Sneak Peek

Wow, it’s been a jam-packed and amazing weekend teaching for creativeLIVE so far. Last night we shot their first ever “After Dark” segment with a focus on Fine Art Nudes. I shot with a gorgeous figure model for an hour and half with 3 different backgrounds and lighting set-ups, and I had such an incredible time!

Our in-studio participants said it was their favorite segment thus far as well, and saw a totally different part of me come alive. I am in the zone when shooting nudes. Many aspects are completely different from shooting boudoir with real women, and both are integral aspects of my brand and business, which was part of the discussion during this “After Dark” segment.

You can watch a sweet sneak peek trailer of the After Dark segment here.

I would love to share my passion for shooting Fine Art Nudes with you, and I hope that you get a chance to watch it via the download you can purchase.. You will see that my shooting style is different from the rest of the weekend’s shoots, in how I coach & pose my model, my rhythm of shooting, my energy and my focus. I think it’s a valuable and essential practice for the boudoir photographer, with skills you can bring into building a successful business.

Here’s a little sneak peek….

Nude model + sheer fabric + fan = one of my all-time favorite set-ups!…










Thanks so much for tuning in and sharing your love via comments, tweets and Facebook updates – I am so grateful for all the enthusiasm! It has been such a powerful and fun experience sharing my love for and experience in this industry with creativeLIVE’s worldwide audience.

Tune in to Day 3 today for one more surprise, a couple more shoots and discussion about building a successful business – sales, pricing and marketing.

Lots of love, nudity and inspiration!

xoxo Christa

ps. you are able to watch the “After Dark” shooting segment with purchase of the download  (which is a freaking steal at $99) when you buy it before end of day today!

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creativeLIVE Sneak Peek, Mercedes

Just flew into Seattle Monday night and had an awesome day with the creativeLIVE crew, met up with Chase Jarvis, and did a couple of pre-shoots for my upcoming creativeLIVE Boudoir Workshop. We’re busy preparing some hot and sexy fun for you all, but I wanted to give you a quick sneak peek of the sexy fun in store!…










If you’d like to watch me shoot and see behind the scenes of this shoot went down, get it in gear and get signed up for the FREE live event this weekend!

More soon 🙂

Christa

ps. Once you enroll now, you’ll receive timely reminders so you don’t miss a thing!

creativeLIVE Boudoir Workshop, Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday!

Less than a week til my creativeLIVE Boudoir Workshop and I’m getting EXCITED! We have lots of sexy surprises in store for you, so I thought I’d share a super quick run down of the hot & sassy weekend we have coming up real soon!

CLICK PLAY to get the juicy deets…

ENROLL NOW

See ya online from Seattle!

xoxo Christa

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The 6 creativeLIVE Boudoir Workshop Participants!

I’ve been watching all the wonderful video submissions (56 total!) to attend my creativeLIVE Boudoir Workshop for weeks, and it’s been the most difficult decision trying to narrow you all down to just six. I LOVED all your videos. You all made me laugh and smile, and even get choked up.

You are a creative bunch that will go far, and I just want to thank every single one of you (which I did personally on twitter 🙂 for having the courage to step in front of the camera, take action, take a risk, and put yourself out there. Believe me, I know how hard it was to shoot my video, lol, and I’m so grateful and honored that you all took the time to send me a message about your passion and desires. I truly wish I could have you all there, but dang, the producers at creativeLIVE insisted on an intimate group of six.

So, here they are!…

Nicole Gravatt – Kansas City, KS
Carlo Nicora – London, England
Brandy Medina – Charlotte, NC
Michelle Coppini – Fort Walton Beach, FL
B. Allan Stewart – Melbourne, AR
Jen Mcken – Blairsville, PA

Congratulations! I am so looking forward to seeing you all in Seattle, geeking out together for 3-days (of “Awesomeness!”), and helping you bring your business, creativity, and brand to whole ‘nother level baby!

I hope everyone will join us live online on Feb. 10-12. To grab your ringside seat to the action, enroll now for free.

Lots of love and inspiration,

Christa

 

You’re invited to a FREE workshop on creativeLIVE!

I was beyond jumping up and down excited when the awesome crew at creativeLIVE called me a couple months ago to ask if I’d host their first and only BOUDOIR WORKSHOP! Sitting on this awesome news since then has been torture, and now I’m thrilled to finally share it with you!

Now, in case you’re not already familiar with the company, creativeLIVE is the brainchild of Chase Jarvis, bad ass commercial photographer,  and provides the best creative education on the web – for FREE – and is broadcast LIVE, available for anyone around the world to watch in realtime. Isn’t that crazy awesome? You get a ringside seat to all the action on Feb 10th, 11th & 12th – LIVE from their studio in Seattle, where I’ll be shooting/teaching/hosting a very sassy and sexy BOUDOIR WORKSHOP!

To learn more, CLICK PLAY on the video above.

I would so appreciate your help in making this event even more awesome, in two ways:

1. In the Comments below, tell me what you’d LOVE to learn or see during this workshop.

2. Join me in Seattle! CLICK PLAY to learn more about this unique and totally cool opportunity for 6 photographers to join me for free in the studio and be an integral part of this workshop. I want to see entries from ALL LEVELS and types of photographers (total newbies and seasoned pro’s, digital/film, men/women, canon/nikon) I look forward to seeing all your videos!

Thanks so much to YOU, my awesome blog readers, who bombarded creativeLIVE with requests to see me teach there. I am so honored, grateful and humbled – and I’m freaking psyched to provide a super fun, sexy and smart workshop for you come February.

Lots of love,

Christa

ps. make sure to ENROLL FOR FREE right now on the course page so you don’t miss out.

 

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Sweet!

***UPDATE: The Workshop is SOLD OUT.***

Enter your email here for free photography tips and to get dibs on seats for the next Online Workshop.

“Worth every penny. This is the workshop for those who want to stand out in the photography community.”
Allie Lindsey, Temecula, CA

Get all the JUICY INFO, read the REVIEWS, watch the SEXY TRAILER and SIGN-UP NOW!

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The Subtle Art of Courtesans, plus WPPI MasterClass!

So thrilled to have been invited to speak & teach at WPPI 2o12! My  MasterClass this year is a topic that I believe is essential and often overlooked in the boudoir industry. Sometimes we get so focused on building a business, that we forget the ART! What makes a photograph so sensual that you want to swim in it? Juicy topic right?! It’s a subtle difference and so well worth exploring! Seating is limited. You can register online for my class when registering for WPPI. If you’re already registered for the conference, you must sign-up for my class by calling 1.877.779.3127.  So please join me as we dive deep into:

The Subtle Line in Boudoir Photographs
WPPI MasterClass, Vegas – Feb 22nd 2:3opm

I will share the secrets to creating gorgeous images that are smoking hot, stand out and sell big! Learn the subtleties of what makes a photograph HOT or NOT as I compare my favorite shots with those that just missed the mark from my portfolio and others’. I will also reveal the Top 10 Mistakes Boudoir Photographers make and my complete bag of tricks on how to avoid them.

Inspired by art, subtlety and swanky lounges,

Christa

ps. The response to the new Online Boudoir Workshop is overwhelming! Seats have been selling like hotcakes. We are three quarters full, and you have only a couple days left to book your seat and save $100! Sale ends Fri, 12/16 at midnight, so Register Now.

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Online Boudoir Workshop! Begins January 2nd

Yay, it’s that time again! I am thrilled to announce the all NEW & totally sexy Online Boudoir Workshop! The last course sold out quickly, was such a hit and is back by popular demand!! This is a 6 week course for photographers who want to learn all of the exciting aspects of the booming boudoir market, from home! Join us in your pj’s and enjoy video demonstrations, behind the scenes shoots, tutorials, personal interaction, a private forum, and much more!  Gain support, motivation, inspiration and answers to all of your questions, as I expose everything inside my boudoir business that makes it a success – as well as the biggest mistakes new boudoir photographers make and how to avoid them!

YOU’RE INVITED TO ENJOY:

Behind the Scenes access to Christa’s shoots
Video demonstrations & Tutorials
Live Q&A calls each week
Portfolio Critiques
Private Forum for members only
Free Resources & Vendor Discounts
Client forms, contracts and releases
and more!…

HOW IT WORKS

This is a 6 week course, beginning Monday January 2nd. Each week, on Monday, I release that week’s content: behind-the-scenes videos, tutorials, notes and projects! The content is available to you 24/7 during the entire course of the workshop, so you can’t miss a thing! You can view all or pieces of it at your leisure – how cool is that?! PLUS, each Thursday or Friday (alternating), we’ll have LIVE CALLS for Q&A’s and discussion. The calls are all recorded and available to download and listen at any time 🙂

One of my favorite benefits of this workshop is the private MEMBERS ONLY forum  – a place of ongoing support, information and motivation. Members will be able to leave comments under each content area, so everyone is sharing their thoughts, ideas, tips and questions all in one place – so we’re all in this party together, all the information is available to you 24/7, and I’m right by your side as your personal coach!

 

TOPICS COVERED

Shooting On Location & In the Studio
Go behind the scenes of Christa’s shoots. See how Christa styles her sets and works with minimal equipment both on location and in the studio. Watch how she relaxes a nervous client, brings out the best in each woman (from models to moms), creates sensual moments, captures emotion from even the stiffest client, and finds flattering poses for every body type.

Equipment & Lighting
What’s necessary and what’s not – this surprises most new photographers! Learn easy lighting set-ups, how to work with the challenge and beauty of natural light, working with studio strobes, and the ease of video lights. See the results of using different lenses at all budget levels.

Branding and Style
How to create a distinctive brand that brings you into your business. Creating a consistent look that separates you from the crowd.

Creating Raving Fan Clients
How to attract clients and turn each woman into a raving fan who does your marketing for you. This is how I create boudoir addicts who hire me again and again and tell all their friends.

Best-selling Boudoir Money Shots
Learn how Christa coaches and captures each of her best-selling Money Shots™. These are the shots that every client wants and are absolute must-haves for your portfolio!

Post Production & Workflow
Cut down on your editing time with a workflow that is easy, fast and effective. See Christa take her pics from straight out of camera through Lightroom and Photoshop to final edited images presented to client.

Giving Direction & “Posing”
Learn how to coach actions, give easy direction and create beautiful moments instead of “poses.” See the difference between what’s hot & what’s not – a subtle but huge difference!

Flattering every Figure
Easy ways to flatter women of every shape and body type. Top ways to work with women, from models to moms, breast cancer survivors to body conscious clients.

Fine Art Nudes & Fashion
Working with nude models, see how Christa blends Fine Art Nudes and Fashion with Portraiture to create her high-end Boudoir “look.” Learn the qualities that distinguish each style and how to bring them into your work.

Sets & Styling
How to style a set and a model to create editorial style photographs. Creating an amazing high-end look on a budget both in studio and on location.

Pricing and Increasing Sales
Nailing your price list so you’re busy, happy and well-paid. How to increase sales

Successful Boudoir Parties
Christa’s step-by-step process that gives you all you need to throw a successful (or your first!) boudoir party!

Plus Permits, Releases, Contracts, FAQ’s and more!

If you’re new to this blog, you can read Reviews on Christa’s workshops, see more of Christa’s Boudoir photography and check out her Fine Art Nudes.

Boudoir Photography is about empowering women – helping them feel amazing and celebrating who they are. So get in on the fun now! The boudoir photography market is currently enjoying a huge surge in popularity as more and more women are seeking this service. Boudoir photography is such a fun and fulfilling career, and I want you to be a success!

***UPDATE: The Workshop is SOLD OUT.***

Enter your email here for free photography tips and to get dibs on seats for the next Online Boudoir Workshop.

Worth every penny, definitely recommend, what a treasure trove of information!
John P. Dunnigan, Forest Hill, MD, jpdphotoraphy.com

Don’t hesitate, sign up. You won’t regret it! I got way more then I paid for!“
Heather Gill, Scottsdale, AZ

Best money and time I’ve spent in my 3 year photography career! Her workshop is career changing!
Anna Anacolba

Money and Time well invested! This was an awesome experience. I am SO glad I made the decision to do it!
Michael T. Sedwick, South Elgin, IL

Worth every dime. Christa is so passionate about her craft and pushes you beyond what you think you’re capable of.
Lori Eng, Vancouver, BC, lorieng.com

THE best money I have ever spent on my business! Do it.”
Erin Brannan, Highlands Ranch, CO, erin-blackwell.com

“Well worth it – It’s what I needed to move my business to the next level.
Milisa Smith, Riverside, CA

I more than doubled my income!
Robin Hultgren, Walnut Creek, CA, espritphotographieblog.blogspot.com

I had my highest portrait sale ever of $4,700 thanks to Christa!
Lisa Roah, Orange County, CA, lisaroah.com

“I am in love with my work again.”
Christopher Medak, Manhattan Beach, CA

I grew leaps and bounds with my business. Highly recommend.”
Lesley Stefanski, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, adleystudio.com

The Contest to WIN A FREE SEAT is now closed.

Congrats, and I can’t wait to see you online at the workshop!!

x. Christa