THE SECRET WORKSHOP



SMALL GROUP IN-PERSON WORKSHOP




Join me as we venture for an intimate small-group workshop, where I'll share my secrets of child portrait photography and creating and running a successful child portrait business. I'll share my 19+ years of expertise working with THOUSANDS of children and earning a six-figure full-time income for the last two decades with 10 participants in an intimate, open setting. I've provided successful workshops, one-on-one mentoring, and large group keynote speeches since 2012 and offer a range of educational resources available here.



AUGUST 10 - 12, 2024

SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN*




*For privacy and security, The Secret Workshops are planned for locations to be revealed once booked.


The Creative


  • Develop your creative voice and define your signature style
  • Understand lenses, gear, and create a minimal set-up that works
  • Conceive, plan, and create stunning visual stories
  • How to style, wardrobe, and prop sessions for a timeless look
  • Work with any light indoors and outdoors to create magical moody images
  • Gain children's and parents' trust and cooperation to achieve your creative concept
  • Pose children to capture genuine, natural looks
  • Understand how to create portraits that sell
  • Manage the session to avoid common mistakes
  • Select images that tell a story and sell (and stop taking the ones that don't!)
  • Edit photos in a quick, simple way to achieve a consistent, artistic look
  • Price and present a product line that guarantees top sales
  • Manage workflow for speed and organization

The Business


  • Position your business to attract high-value clients
  • Manage projects and keep everyone on track
  • Serve clients with compassion and care
  • Create a product mix for impact and profit
  • Fill the calendar and fuel the bank
  • Put your business to work for you, not the other way around

The Workshop Format


  • Friday night meet & greet cocktail event
  • 2 live "magic hour" shoots with child models on Saturday
  • Ample time for editing and free-format discussion
  • Working lunch included on Saturday
  • Working breakfast included on Sunday
  • Private 10-minute consultation / portfolio review with Karen on Sunday
  • (Clients should plan to depart at dinner time on Sunday)

Who Should Participate


  • Emerging or experienced professional photographers
  • Enthusiasts or aspiring hobbyists
  • Open-minded creatives who love working with children
  • Participants with a professional DSLR camera, professional lenses, a laptop with the full version of Photoshop
  • Participants should know how to operate cameras on manual and shoot in RAW

The Details


  • 10 participants
  • Southeast Michigan (exact location provided upon booking)
  • Full days August 11 &12, welcome event the evening of Friday, August 10
  • 2 live model shoots on Saturday
  • Ample small group discussion time in a relaxing, quiet environment
  • Welcome event August 10, lunch August 11, and breakfast August 12 included
  • Travel, accommodations, incidentals, and meals (other than those listed above) extra

Special Offer


  • 10% off all photography resources from the time of full payment through 14 days following workshop


  • $100 early bird registration discount through February 31, 2024
  • $100 pay-in-full discount through March 31, 2024
  • $100 refer-a-friend discount through April 30, 2024

Fee & Payment


  • 1st payment of $325 due at booking to reserve your place
  • 2nd payment of $325 due by June 30, 2024
  • Final payment of $325 due by July 31, 2024


  • All full payments / payment installments are NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Detailed logistics and exact location provided once initial payment is made
  • Client agreement and planning details provided once initial payment is made
  • Applicable workshop discounts are applied to final payment invoice

Questions?


  • Feel free to reach out to me with any questions at karen@karenlippowiths.com or during normal business hours at 284 320 1943 (EST).

FREE Portrait Lens Guide


Before you go, be sure to download the FREE 25-page definitive Portrait Lens Guide that I wrote to help you see before your eyes what you envision in your mind.