PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

2023 Locations

Photography workshops focused on building a thriving, life-giving, profitable business & working with your dream clientele. We share classroom-style business + art topics, and combine knowledge of this amazing industry with hands-on shooting in some of the most beautiful locations on earth. We adore the genuine connections that are made at our annual workshops and are honored to create experiences that inspire, recharge and breathe new life into your business. 

Workshop

LAKE COMO, ITALY:
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

April 3-6, 2023

Join us for the Lauren Fair Workshop in Italy: April 3-6, 2023: a luxurious setting at one of the most exclusive venues in the world: Villa Sola Cabiati in Lake Como, Italy. Both film & digital photographers are welcome! 

With gorgeous styling and design by top stylist Rachael Ellen Events, guest speaking by Martha Stewart Weddings Editor Sarah Schreiber, coordination by luxury Italian wedding planner Eventoile and more, you'll leave with stunning images to elevate your brand. Villa Sola Cabiati is one of the most sought after luxury venues in the world; and a full scale, multi-day workshop has never taken place at this venue! The portfolio opportunities alone at this workshop are so special. Not only will we shoot at our host venue of Villa Sola Cabiati, we will also have a beautiful wedding shoot with a gorgeous Italian wooden boat near Villa del Balbianello!

Our workshops are special. We pack in so much business + artistic knowledge alongside community building, stunning editorial shoots, class time and an experience unlike any other.  This is a business-heavy workshop with topics focusing not only on how to capture beautiful photos, but how to market and create a thriving business that will stand the test of time. 

Lake Como is one of the most luxurious wedding markets in the world. During our time together, We'll share meals, capture two stunning editorial shoots styled Rachael Ellen Events and Eventoile at the two top venues in Lake Como, and you'll leave equipped to transform your business.  Rachael Ellen will also share tips on working with wedding planners & designers create flawless images for your couples and elevate your wedding work. 

"The Lauren Fair workshop was truly a luxury experience! From dream vendor teams to lavish styled shoots and exquisite locations, Lauren’s workshops are a once in a lifetime experience! (Or twice if you’re lucky enough!) The entire week was seamless, even with a last minute change of plans due to weather. The teaching content is incredibly valuable and the styled shoots are above and beyond. But by far the best part of the workshop is the intimacy of the group and the personal attention that Lauren gives to each person who attends! Her workshop is one of the best investments I've ever made!"
- Courtney Dueppengeisser Photography


“I recently attended the Lauren Fair Workshop, and am completely blown away at my experience! I have attended multiple workshops in the past and can say that this one has been the best hands down. Lauren is caring and kind and the information she gives is invaluable. They touched on every subject from email replies, websites, attracting the right clients, posing, pricing, film, and so much more! I cannot wait to implement everything I've learned. The classroom portion in itself was so worth it to me, but to top it all off we had the most insanely beautiful styled shoot afterward which is going to be such a beautiful addition to my portfolio. Lauren took us through each portion of the shoot and gave us information on her camera settings and how she directs her couples and it was awesome to see her in action! I am so happy and grateful that I attended her workshop and wish I could go to them all! If you are on the fence about attending a Lauren Fair Workshop, my advice to you is to just do it! You won't be disappointed!" 
~Rebecca Theresa Photography

“Life CHANGER! Attending a Lauren Fair Workshop was by far the BEST decision I made for not only my photography business, but also for myself. You can watch as many YouTube videos on photography as you want... but what it comes down to is actual real-life, hands-on experience in the photography world by someone that inspires you. That is exactly why I decided to attend a Lauren Fair Workshop. I walked away feeling like I could conquer all the DREAMS I had set for myself and I also walked away feeling so much more confident in myself. Lauren truly puts her heart and soul into her workshops leaving her attendees with an experience that you just can’t experience from anyone else in the industry. Lauren is one of the most humble, inspiring, kindest people I have ever met and she is someone you want to surround yourself with because she gives so much joy and love to everyone around her. Words can’t describe how fast my business transformed after attending the European Inspired Autumn Workshop. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level that you’ve always dreamed of, look no further, just attend one of Lauren’s workshops and I promise you will never be happier.” 
~Jordan Joseph Photography


OVERVIEW

TOPICS

Lauren Fair workshop
LAKE COMO, Italy at Villa sola cabiati


Creating a Luxury Brand, Building a Highly Profitable Business, Breaking into Destination Weddings Without Losing Money, Shooting Editorially, Crafting your Ideal Clientele, Natural Posing, Documenting Emotion, Curating your Portfolio, Shooting Hybrid & Film Techniques, Reaching the High-End and Luxury Wedding Market, Developing Vendor & Planner Relationships, Marketing Strategy, Pricing, Finding your Brand & Artistic Voice & much more.

APRIL 3-6, 2023
at VILLA SOLA CABIATI, Lake COmo

Kind words about our Past Workshops

All meals, shoots, education  & accommodations included while at the workshop, unless staying offsite (please see below for details!)

Photo c/o Eventoile

APRIL 3-6, 2023

Defining your Style, Booking Destination Weddings, Creating a Lifestyle you Love, Capturing Light, Building a Highly Profitable Business, Developing an Associate Photographer Program, Shooting Editorially, Crafting your Ideal Clientele, Natural Posing, Documenting Emotion, Curating your Portfolio, Shooting Hybrid, Reaching the High-End Wedding Market, Developing Vendor Relationships, Marketing Strategy, Pricing, Finding your Artistic Voice & much more.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

About an hour's drive north of Milan, the region has an unbelievably picturesque setting that includes lush greenery and lakeside historic villages framed by the backdrop of the Italian and Swiss Alps. Travel around a bit more, and you'll find ornate centuries-old villas, elaborate gardens brimming with fragrant flowers, tiny churches and endless scenic walks and hikes. 

The beautiful villages that dot the shores of Lake Como are home to some of the prettiest villas, gardens and venues in the world. The villages are painted in soft textures, full of flowers and delicious gelato.  You'll fly into Milan (for travel purposes), and drive about an hour to the beautiful Villa Sola Cabiati in Tremezzo, Italy - just across the lake from Bellagio, the prettiest town in Lake Como.

The most luxurious, peaceful and special place in the world? We think so. And speaking of our villa....









We'll be staying together at this incredibly exclusive luxury villa directly on the shores of Lake Como. See a few photos of our villa below, and click HERE to view the villa website and location!  With luxurious rooms and a stunning environment, we'll enjoy meals, class time, a beautiful wedding shoot and accommodations here! Not to mention, the freshness of farm to table Italian food will be incredible for our meals together.

We know that many of you love to travel with your spouse or family for these international workshops! Attendees wishing to travel with a spouse or friend are encouraged to stay at the nearby (owner of the villa) luxury hotel Grand Hotel Tremezzo, a short 10 min. walk down the lake path, or Hotel Villa Marie, next door to our villa. There are dozens of other Airbnb's and hotels nearby as well. 10 attendees can sleep at the villa in luxury double rooms (two single beds) and additional guests cannot stay onsite due to the space constraints. Please note in your signup form if you would like to stay onsite at the Villa or if you'll be traveling with a spouse / friend and wish to stay offsite for $500 discount from your workshop total (discount taken off your final invoice). 

To inspire you, view a few photos of our incredible villa and Lake Como below! Thank you to Oliver Fly for the second and last images. 

ABOUT LAKE COMO, Italy

OUR WORKSHOP HOME: VILLA SOLA CABIATI

Lauren FAIR

MEET THE TEAM

I have built our business over the past 12 years to be both highly profitable and one that brings my family and our clients joy! I have a business background and I'm so passionate about helping photographers and artists tap into the simple principles of connecting to their dream clients.

Gratefully, I have been named one of the Top Photographers in the World by BRIDES and one of the 100 Most
Influential + Inspiring People in the Wedding Industry by
The Knot. I've shot celebrity weddings, been featured in Vogue and more, and have built my business from the ground up over many years of trial and error. I want to share my secrets with you!

I can't WAIT to meet you, give you a hug, share meals together, talk photography, and create a magical experience in Italy!

RACHAEL ELLEN EVENTS

Leandra of EVENTOILE

Sarah Schreiber, Editor
Martha Stewart Weddings

Sarah Schreiber is the Digital Editor at Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, where she manages real weddings coverage. She loves that her job connects her with so many people worldwide and appreciates the role she plays in shaping the weddings of tomorrow. Sarah is also excited by the always-evolving media landscape and enjoys finding new ways to connect with and delight the Martha audience.

She'll be joining us virtually to share a live presentation on publication tips and connecting with editors, as well as time for
Q&A!


Rachael focuses on design, vision, and all of the details that go into creating our signature timeless events. Growing up, Rachael was constantly creating and learning. She filled her time drawing, painting, arranging flowers, reading design books, and planning parties. When Rachael combined her organizational skill set with her natural sense of creativity, she created magic. This magic was translated into what is now Rachael Ellen Events and is poured into events across the world.

Featured in the pages of global publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Harpers Bazzar, Brides Magazine, and Vogue, our work speaks for itself. We have designed and executed hundreds of weddings from The Pacific Coast to New England, the Caribbean to Europe.

Over the past 10 years Leandra Svizzero has been specializing in creating bespoke fine art events across Europe for a high-end international clientele. Having studied fashion in Milan, Leandra earned her stripes and achieved a high status in the French haute-couture fashion industry, hence her conviction that providing unrivaled quality and seamless services is the fine imprint and the intense stamp a state of the art wedding requires.

Eventoile Wedding Design is the luxury wedding planner atelier that has built a global reputation for its sophisticated style and outstanding world-class tailored weddings. From small intimate gatherings to large and lavish affairs, we offer exclusive services and strive to ensure all our celebrations are exceptional.

Lauren's workshops are known for their impeccable styling, breathtaking + luxurious locations, and hard-hitting, practical business talks : you won't find fluff here! Our workshops are intimate and create an environment of creativity, inclusivity and learning. 

We're incredibly fortunate to have Rachael Ellen traveling to Italy with us, whose styling + wedding work is recognized worldwide as iconic + breathtakingly beautiful.  It's an incredible lineup of powerhouse industry leaders who are ready to share with YOU. See below for a selection of Lauren's past work! 

The Lauren Fair Workshop Experience

Lauren Fair Italy WORKSHOP DETAILS 

April 3-6, 2023 LAKE COMO, Italy

$2483 Reserves your Spot 

$7450 Early Bird Rate until Sept. 1
$7900 Regular rate after SEPT. 1

($500 Off Final payment if staying offsite)

Please Note:
Your initial deposit is nonrefundable, but is transferrable! By signing up for this workshop using the below form and paying the deposit, you agree to pay the deposit amounts on time as specified by Lauren Fair Photography.




All Meals, Shoots, Class Time, Accommodations at Villa Sola Cabiati & Events Included! $500 Off Registration if you're staying offsite. Please note if you'd like to stay offsite in your registration form and the discount will be applied to your final payment. **PLEASE NOTE** All spots at the villa are full, so offsite accommodations only are available. 

EARLY BIRD RATE:  1/3 due at sign-up ($2,483) 

Final payment will be due 60 days before the workshop, on February 3, 2023.

"The Lauren Fair workshop was truly a luxury experience! From dream vendor teams to lavish styled shoots and exquisite locations, Lauren’s workshops are a once in a lifetime experience! (Or twice if you’re lucky enough!) The entire week was seamless, even with a last minute change of plans due to weather. The teaching content is incredibly valuable and the styled shoots are above and beyond. But by far the best part of the workshop is the intimacy of the group and the personal attention that Lauren gives to each person who attends! Her workshop is one of the best investments I've ever made!"

- Courtney Dueppengeisser Photography

KIND WORDS...

PLEASE USE THE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE LAUREN FAIR LAKE COMO WORKSHOP!

April 3-6, 2023 in Lake Como, Italy

Email us at info@laurenfairphotography.com with any questions!