If you're a wedding photographer looking to grow your business, elevate your photography, and gain community - join us in Newport July 24-25, 2024 for two incredible days of education and shooting.

Newport, Rhode Island

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Newport, Rhode Island

For the first time in years, I'm bringing the Lauren Fair Workshop to a domestic location in summer 2024! Join me in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island for a stunning Gilded Age, coastal inspired workshop. Two full days of education and shooting with the Gatsby-era mansions and inspiring coastal textures as the backdrop? To say I can't wait would be an understatement! Designed for wedding photographers looking to uplevel their photography, dive deep into what makes a business successful, and are ready to join the luxury market - our workshops are a special place to learn, shoot and gain community.

The work and knowledge I gained from attending Lauren's workshop have contributed to my prices increasing, my brand elevating and with an increased ability to navigate the wedding market. Attending the workshop was an amazing investment in myself and a wonderful experience, on every front. I was published in Brides Magazine and am booking higher wedding collections than I ever have in the history of my business. 



Join us at the incredible Glen Manor Estate in Newport, pictured above, for the European inspired, manor home images of your dreams. It's a stunning, ivy-covered mansion on the coast with beautiful arches, waterfront access, gardens, hydrangeas, and inspiring backdrops. Rain or shine, it has beautiful backdrops for shooting that will inspire you for our main Wedding Shoot. We'll also have a secondary Sailboat shoot location!

Newport is an incredible location with countless stunning venues on the water, but Glen Manor is something truly special. 


You can expect our shoots to have incredible fashion, styling, and florals! We're working with Baciare Events to create a breathtaking Amalfi Coast / Italian Summer inspired "Wedding Weekend" with killer fashion. Small shooting groups and a leisurely pace will ensure a relaxed setting.

Newport is a jewel along the East Coast, with rocky coastline, countless Gatsby-era mansions, the famous Cliff Walk, beaches, incredible coastal restaurants, and many premier wedding venues. I've wanted to host a workshop here for years, and I'm thrilled to bring you along to one of my favorite destination wedding locations in the USA. 


For the first time EVER, we'll be giving you a full "Wedding Weekend" of luxurious shoots. Night One will include a beautiful white sailboat for couples portraits with fabulous fashion at a "rehearsal dinner" Amalfi Coast inspired stylized dinner tablescape.

Day Two will include headshots by Lauren before lunch, with a full Italian Summer inspired wedding styled shoot in the afternoon and evening. These two shoots will bolster your portfolio with incredible content to appeal to multi-day luxury wedding weekend clientele.


Glen Manor Estate: An Incredible European chateau

Two Full Days of Education & Shoots

A Luxurious "Wedding Weekend" Sailboat Rehearsal Dinner & Wedding Shoots

The Schedule

(Schedule Subject to Updates)

  • 9 am: Coffee & Welcome
  • 9:30 -12 pm: Educational Session 
  • 12:15-2 pm: Lunch
  • 2 - 3 pm: Guest Speakers Baciare Events on Working with Planners (with Q & A)
  • 3-4 pm: Educational Session
  • 4:30-6:30 pm: Sailboat Shoot with Model Couple: A Coastal Italian Inspired Rehearsal Dinner
  • 6:45-7:45 pm: Fully Designed "Rehearsal Dinner" Table Setup for Shooting, with & without models
  • 7:45-9:30 Welcome Dinner at our beautiful tablescape

  • 9:30 am: Coffee & Light Breakfast Available
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am: Educational Session 
  • 10:45 - 12 pm: Headshots by Lauren
  • 12:15 - 2 pm: Lunch
  • 2:30 - 7:30 pm: Full Italian Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot: 80 person ceremony setup, full reception set, couples portraits, two wedding looks with gorgeous fashion, models, & details 
  • 7:45 - 9:45 pm: Farewell Dinner



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"Working with Lauren gave me the confidence and content to elevate my brand." - Hannah Q Photography



  • Laying the Foundation for Success
  • Creating a Recognizable, Sought-After Look
  • Branding, Style & Curation
  • How to Wow your Audience and Fill Your Calendar with your Dream Clients
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Reaching the High End & Luxury Wedding Market
  • Working with Planners
  • Effortlessly Editorial Posing, Capturing Emotion & Hero Image Creation
  • Pricing; Presentation, Money Mindset, Client Conversions, & How to Sell
  • The Details of Destination Weddings: Travel, Profitability, Logistics, and How to Expand your Network to Reach Globally
  • Sustainability and Boundaries of Running a Successful Business

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"Insurmountably helpful in reaching dream clients."

-Rachael K.

Lauren's workshop was

"Lauren and her guest speakers inspired me to implement major changes in my business. I have seen a beautiful evolution in the caliber of clients & wedding planners inquiring about my services ever since. There was no gatekeeping during the sessions - Lauren dove deep with our group and we left with endless actionable takeaways. The topic of photographer/planner relationships was something I hadn’t received education on before Lauren Fair’s workshop, and it’s been a major focus of my business ever since.

Lauren’s workshops are insurmountably helpful in reaching dream clients. I highly recommend her services to any photographer, especially those looking to elevate their business to reach the luxury market!"


Newport Workshop

Early Bird Workshop Pricing (Before May 31): 

Regular Workshop Pricing (After May 31):

$3,250 Due at Signup, Balance Due June 14
$3,250 Due at Signup, Balance Due June 14
  • Two Full Days of Workshop & Education with Lauren Fair & guest speaker Baciare Events
  • A "Rehearsal Dinner" Shoot with a SAILBOAT and gorgeously designer rehearsal dinner table! (Yes, we'll all be on the sailboat together!)
  • A stunningly designed full Italian Summer inspired editorial wedding shoot with an 80 person ceremony site, fabulous fashion, models, details, and reception decor
  • New Headshots by Lauren
  • All Meals While at Workshop
  • Including a beautiful Farewell Dinner
  • Hands-on Shooting alongside Lauren
  • Access to shooting at the exclusive Glen Manor House, a premier European-inspired, waterfront Newport wedding venue and a secondary boat shoot location
  • Guest Speakers Renee Sabo & Ashley Saffer of Baciare Events on how to work successfully with planners
  • Ability to have your photos published from our shoots

What's Included:

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Frequently asked questions

Is the workshop for all experience levels?

Lauren Fair Workshops are for photographers who have a business - whether new or established - and are confident in their basic skills, but are looking to truly uplevel their business, dive deeper, raise their prices, reach big goals, and gain a fresh perspective.

Is this workshop for film or digital photoGraphers?

Both! All photography styles are welcome here. You don't need to shoot film, or even have an interest in it, to attend. Digital photographers and non light and airy styles are welcome and encouraged! 


The investment in the Lauren Fair Newport Workshop is $6,500 Early Bird (Before May 31) or $7,200 Regular Rate (After May 31).
Just $3,250 secures your spot. The final payment will be due 40 days prior to the workshop.

do you cover more business or photography topics?

BOTH! This is a truly immersive, deep-dive workshop.  You can view all the topics covered in the details page above: Posing, Branding, Luxury Weddings, Destination Weddings, Pricing, Working with Planners, Curation, Developing a Signature Style, and so much more.

Can I get my images published?

Yes, you can! Attendees are welcome to submit their images from our shoot once the planner / stylist has submitted theirs. We can't wait to see your work published! 

there are many workshops out there. Why this one?

To put it simply, Lauren walks the talk. This content is coming to you from someone who has built their business from nothing (Craigslist weddings for $500) to a globally recognized luxury business with celebrity clientele. There's a lot of fluff in the wedding industry, and Lauren cuts right through it to deliver practical, business-changing content to transform photographers' growth. Not to mention, our shoots are famous for providing the MOST beautiful content in a relaxed environment, to bolster your portfolio and presence in an incredible wedding market.


Newport, Rhode Island is a premier destination for luxury weddings on the East Coast and couples seeking an elevated coastal aesthetic. To reach Newport, you can drive easily from many East Coast locations. For air travel, you have two options:
Boston Logan International Airport is approximately 1.5 hrs away. 
Providence, Rhode Island airport (Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport) is a smaller airport closer to Newport - approximately 35 minutes away - that may have good flight options depending on where you're traveling from! 

  • While Glen Manor House, our host venue, does not have the ability to stay onsite, we will provide the recommended affordable and cute hotel we always stay at in Newport! We will be happy to pair you with other attendees who'd like to partner to room together.

  • Please plan on arriving the evening before the workshop if needed, as we'll begin promptly at 9 am on July 24. We'll wrap up with a lovely Farewell dinner on July 25, so plan on traveling home the next day if coming from out of the area.


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My photography business began in college, when I bought my first DSLR camera to visit my sister studying abroad in Florence, Italy. I fell in love suddenly, all at once, and irrevocably, with the art of photography, and I've never looked back. It's a love affair that has never faltered and I am honored to share my love of this beautiful craft with other photographers. 

Since then, I've been honored to shoot hundreds of beautiful couples, grace the pages of top magazines like Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, People Magazine and more, work with celebrity clientele, and be named one of the top photographers globally by BRIDES.

Businesswoman. Mom. Photographer. Artist. Traveler. Wife. Endlessly optimistic. Lover of Chanel, a crisp glass of Prosecco, a barefoot beach town, the tawny colors of European villages, and medium format film. Will hop on a flight to anywhere, anytime. Enneagram 7 and 3, outgoing to a fault, and a friend to all. 



Can't join us in person? Designed after 10+ years of teaching in-person workshops and 15 years of photographing weddings around the globe, Lauren brings her signature business-savvy model to a detailed, comprehensive and accessible online workshop for photographers.



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