The Carrie Anne Photography Workshop Experience

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You asked for it, and it’s here! Carrie Anne Photography is bringing you an exclusive two day workshop experience that will give an incredible boost to your senior portfolio and provide the tools you need to run a more successful and profitable senior studio. This two day event will feature hands-on, stylized photo sessions with six gorgeous senior models and three distinctive West Michigan locations: Urban Art Walk, Botanical Garden & Sculpture Park and Lake Michigan Shoreline. In addition to two full afternoons of shooting with Carrie Anne, you’ll receive two jam-packed mornings of intensive training on a wide range of topics that are essential to running a successful senior photography business. You do not want to miss this event!


About The Workshop

When I first started my photography studio, I was so hungry to learn! I saw the work of so many amazing senior photographers and I wondered how in the world did they do that? Through a lot of study and hard work, I gradually figured out how to achieve the artistic look I was after in my images, and I discovered a business process that would let me offer a high-end experience to my clients and give me the opportunity to work with the right clients and produce artistic results.

This workshop is my way of sharing my first-hand experiences as a photographer while using my skills as a teacher (I taught at a college for 10+ years) to help you achieve your creative and business goals in senior photography.


Workshop Schedule

Day 1:
10:00AM – 2:00PM: Classroom Training @ Downtown Urban Loft Space (catered lunch provided)
2:00PM – 5:00PM: Senior Model Photo Session #1: Botanical Garden & Sculpture Park
5:30PM – 9:30PM: Dinner (provided) and Conversation with Carrie Anne
Day 2:
9:00AM – 1:00PM: Classroom Training @ Downtown Urban Loft Space (catered lunch provided)
1:00PM – 2:00PM: Hair & Makeup Senior Experience with Professional MU Artist and Senior Models
2:00PM – 4:00PM: Senior Model Photo Session #2: Urban Art Walk in Downtown Grand Rapids
4:45PM – 7:30PM: Senior Model Photo Session #3: Lake Michigan Shoreline
This workshop is JAM-PACKED with awesome content and is an amazing opportunity to improve your skills as a senior photographer, improve your business approach, increase your profitability and build your portfolio. Don’t miss it!

Senior Model Shoots & Venues

Senior Model Shoots & Venues

Three stylized photo shoots with six beautiful senior models— you’ll come away with amazing images for your portfolio! The workshop includes over 7 hours of on-location shooting time and hands-on training with Carrie Anne! We have three amazing venues to photograph in:

Learn posing, style, expression, connecting with clients, lighting and composition tips from Carrie Anne while you shoot!

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Training Topics

Workshop Training Topics

8 full hours of intensive training in our cool downtown loft space. Topics include:

  • Building a Successful Boutique Senior Photography Studio
  • Connecting with Local Boutiques
  • The Hair & Makeup Artist Experience
  • Add Sizzle to your Studio with Cinematic Sessions
  • Connecting with your Senior and her Mom
  • Finding Your Style/Editing for Consistency
  • Editing Myths Debunked
  • Senior Client Workflow Process & Tools
  • Marketing & Branding: Making Your Efforts Count
  • Improving Your Website & Search Ranking
  • In-Person Ordering Sessions

Meals, snacks & transportation to workshop venues included

Bonus conversation & mentoring time with Carrie Anne on Saturday evening

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Hannah Hoekert 266Two Day Workshop Investment

The workshop fee is $800 and includes two full days of content and teaching from Carrie Anne, including three stylized senior model portfolio shoots in distinctive locations. Lunch and dinner is provided on Saturday and lunch and afternoon snacks are provided on Sunday. Shuttle transportation between workshop venues  is also provided.





Limited Space

Limited Space

In order to provide a more personal workshop experience and adequate access to senior models, we only accept 15 photographers at the workshop.





Travel & Lodging

Travel & Lodging

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel to and from the workshop. After registering, we will provide hotel recommendations and more detailed travel information. Registered attendees will also be invited to a private Facebook group so that we can get acquainted before the workshop and continue the education after our weekend together.