The Female Portrait Glowup

Step beyond the ordinary & embrace the challenge to masterfully capture the essence of women with Elizabeth Messina.
It's time to redefine your approach to portraiture.
Go beyond the standard poses that have been reiterated a thousand times and start photographing women like a real artist. With Elizabeth's expert guidance and artistic mastery, your photography would resonate deeply with your clients and viewers—without losing your unique voice.
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup
The Female Portrait Glowup

The Female Portrait Glowup

Elizabeth Messina shows you how to master the art of intimate, authentic female portraiture.


Hit refresh on your portrait routine and show your creative process some love with The Female Portrait Glowup by Elizabeth Messina.

Made with our signature blend of practical insight and artistic inspiration, this is a quintessential best-in-class course … an easy, all-in-one option for the photographer looking to elevate their craft.

We are creatives and business owners—just like you. And we're on a mission to make photography education approachable, actionable, and downright fun.
We have over three decades of combined experience. And we provide expert know-how on damn near any photography or business-related topic.
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Elizabeth Messina

200 minutes

portraiture, weddings, studio
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“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!”
—Logan Lyons
Meet Your Teacher

Elizabeth Messina

She is a New York Times best-selling author & a passionate teacher. Elizabeth was named "one of the most influential photographers of our decade" by PDN.

Elizabeth has been capturing evocative photographs of women since she picked up a camera at the tender age of 12. Her images are a reflection of her heart. Elizabeth Messina is a visionary; her images tell stories of longing, solitude & the tangible beauty of the human experience.

Although Elizabeth's photography takes her all over the world, her home is in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She continues to be a seeker of beautiful light, strong coffee & meaningful connections.
What's Inside

The Lesson Plan

Day 1
  • understand the emotional and transformative impact of women's portraiture
  • establish rapport and trust with your subjects
  • create a comfortable and empowering environment for your subjects through atmosphere and connection
  • prepare for your shoot and collaborate with stylists to enhance the storytelling in portraits
  • learn to study your subjects to understand their essence and communicate your vision and intentions
Day 2
  • learn Elizabeth’s techniques for natural and expressive posing
  • address and overcome subjects’ insecurities
  • embracing intentionality in photography and how it translates into the final image
  • expand from wedding photography to portraiture
  • build a diversified business model for sustainability
  • understand the emotional impact of tangible photographs
Preview the Course
Sneak a peek at a clip from this course!
Create evocative portraits and amplify your artistic vision.
On-Demand Video Lessons
Watch anytime, anywhere. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can access your content via your personalized student portal.
Learn at Your Own Pace
As soon as you finish checking out, you're immediately granted access to the entirety of the course content. With lifetime access, you can take your time and always come back for a refresh.
Ongoing Support
Any updates we make to the Glowup will be added to your portal. Plus, we're available via email or our student Facebook community to answer questions and help you on your journey.
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Charla & Jenn

Education shouldn't be boring. 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 in our industry. 

Join us for Charla's world-renowned, film shooting as she slams you with facts and rap rhymes while changing your life. Jennefer will be backing her up with her Kindred Preset prowess and inspiring ability to make everyone understand their individual importance.
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When and where does this course take place?
All our courses are available online, which means you can access them at any time, from anywhere. There are no specific start or end dates for the courses, and you can work through them at your own pace. You have the flexibility to pause, start, and stop each lesson to fit around your schedule. Once you purchase a course, you can start watching it immediately inside your Develope Academy student portal.
How long do I have access to the content?
How does lifetime access sound?! Once you've completed your purchase, you'll get an email with all the info you need to login to your student portal. After you login, you'll see the course added inside your account, ready to watch whenever it works best for you.
What's included?
Every Glowup includes:
  • Tips & strategies you can apply right away
  • 2-4 hours of education
  • One hot topic at a time
  • Quick and practical techniques
  • In-depth knowledge
  • Suitable for beginners and experts alike
I have another question. Can I chat with someone?
Absolutely! Just send our team an email via our contact form or reach us directly at

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