Glowchella 2023

Perfectly Imperfect

Are you finding it challenging to catch fleeting, unguarded moments? Do your photos often feel staged or lack the spontaneity that makes candid photography so captivating?
Learn how to distinguish genuine spontaneity from the staged, and craft images that reflect the authentic essence of each event, ensuring your work remains timeless in a trend-driven world.
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Beyond the Lens: Embracing Authenticity in the Age of Candid Photography


Dive deep with John Dolan into the nuanced world of candid photography, where authenticity battles trends, and every snapshot tells a truth. This session peels back the layers of staged spontaneity, challenging photographers to find genuine moments amidst a sea of replicated styles. John urges us to practice, to capture the spirit of each event uniquely, without succumbing to the convenience of "planted" moments. It's a call to honor the authenticity of our subjects, to remember the integrity of our craft, and to let each wedding tell its own story, free from the constraints of passing trends.

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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John Dolan

90 minutes

authenticity, candid, integrity, timelessness, posing
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"John Dolan's class totally changed my game!"
"John Dolan's class totally changed my game! He dug into what it means to catch those genuine moments, cutting through the fake candid trend. Now, my photos are all about real stories, not just staged shots. Absolutely eye-opening!"
Meet Your Teacher

John Dolan

John Dolan is a pioneer in contemporary wedding photography. For over 30 years, he has redefined the genre, blending the honesty of documentary with the grace and beauty of fashion photography.

John has seen wedding trends of every kind come through the industry, time and time again, but he has found a way to create images that speak to both his unique style and who he is as a person and an artist.
What's Inside

The Lesson Plan

  • Learn to master the art of candid photography, making each photo a genuine reflection of the moment.
  • Understand the importance of photographic integrity, ensuring your work remains timeless regardless of trends.
  • Gain insights into evolving as a photographer, embracing new challenges to enhance your skill set.
Preview the Course
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On-Demand Video Lessons
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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
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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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  • 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
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