2021 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. 


Join us for the Lauren Fair Workshop in Italy: 2022 Dates Announced Soon!  We're limiting spots for this workshop in order to give you an exclusive, small group in a luxurious setting! 

Carefully curated to 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. Both film + digital photographers are welcome.

With gorgeous styling and design by top  stylist  Joy Proctor Design, you'll leave with stunning images to elevate your brand. We also have incredible sponsors, as well as packed sessions covering a multitude of topics both business + art. This workshop is guaranteed to take your business to a higher level as you soak in the magic we'll create together in Italy. 

Our host location is an incredible villa near the sparkling Mediterranean coast of Italy, in the inspiring region of Puglia. We'll share meals, capture stunning editorial shoots styled by Joy Proctor with fashion by top bridal stylist Gabrielle Hurwitz, and you'll leave equipped to transform your business.  Alexandra Macon, Editor of Vogue Weddings + creator of Over the Moon, will share a virtual 1 hour talk on publication, editorial content as well as a Q & A.  Joy Proctor will share on working seamlessly with wedding planners, designers and florists to create flawless images for your couples and elevate your wedding work. 

“I recently attended the Lauren Fair Cairnwood Estate 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 and Tim are so caring and kind and the information they give 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! At the end of the day we were treated to a delicious candle-lit catered dinner where we got to converse and connect with her, Tim, and all of the other attendees. 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

"What an incredible and refreshing experience attending the Lauren Fair workshop. Lauren and her husband, Tim, were so welcoming and humble and were a complete open book for us to learn from. I loved the classroom portion where they taught us, but also showed us their actual work and process and help us completely understand. As a new film shooter, I had MANY questions, and they were always willing to answer with patience. My favorite part was the styled shoot. It was totally over the top with so much content to photograph. I love that this portfolio building experience had so many different options and I will have many new film images to showcase!" 
~Fulleylove Photography

Thank you for the incredible workshop. You were both amazing! You provided so much useful information and insight. I am in the midst of redoing my website and so many of your topics were beyond useful and helped me solidify some areas where I was unsure.  
The styled shoot was absolutely stunning and what photography dreams are made of!!! Your direction to the attendees was fantastic and really helped it not feel overwhelming by the number of shooters. Thank you again for your warmth, knowledge and impeccable sense of taste." ~Laura Rose Photography




Lauren Fair workshop
Puglia, Italy

Building a Highly Profitable Business, Defining your Style, Booking Destination Weddings, Elevating your Brand to the Luxury Level, Creating a Lifestyle you Love, Capturing Light, Film Techniques, 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.

Puglia, Italy

All Meals, Shoots + Classes Included During Workshop

Kind words about our Past Workshops

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.


Lauren FAIR


Together with my husband Tim, we have been photographing exquisite weddings all over the globe for the past nine years, and are known for our signature romantic, joy-filled, organic style.  

I have gratefully been named one of the top 75 Photographers in the World by BRIDES and one of the 100 Most Influential + Inspiring People in the Wedding Industry by The Knot. 

We have built our business over the past nine years to be both highly profitable and one that brings us and our clients joy. Tim and I both have business backgrounds and are so passionate about helping photographers and artists tap into the simple principles of connecting to your dream clients. I can't WAIT to meet you, give you a hug, share meals together, and create a magical experience in Italy! 

Joy Proctor : joy Proctor Design

Gabrielle Hurwitz: Fashion stylist

Alexandra Macon, Editor of Vogue Weddings + Over the Moon

Alexandra Macon’s first job in New York City was as a copy editor in the advertising department at Ralph Lauren. She then went on to work as the Assistant to the Managing Editor of Vogue. After leaving Vogue, she went to Domino and Interview before ultimately returning to the mothership as the Managing Editor of She lives with her husband and two daughters in Soho.

As well as being the Vogue Weddings editor, Alexandra created the fashionable wedding blog Over The Moon. Over The Moon is the ultimate destination for modern, fashionable, and fun wedding inspiration. We feature aspirational yet relatable real weddings—the kind you frequently find yourself stalking on Instagram—alongside informative planning advice, expertly curated shopping guides, health and fitness tips, personal essays, and travel ideas. She'll be joining us remotely to share a live presentation on publications!

Hello, I’m Joy. I am an optimist, a lover of antiques, music, sushi and Africa. I am honored to be regarded as one of the most highly sought after wedding designers in the world. My collaborations with Belle Belle shoes and numerous publication features have earned me global recognition as a trend setter in the wedding industry.

Joy Proctor Design is a full service design house. We design and produce impeccably styled weddings and other chic events worldwide. We are the go to editorial stylists and creative directors for the wedding industry's leadings brands and publications.

We have been named one of the top designers in the world by Harpers Bazaar and Brides Magazine. 

Gabrielle Hurwitz is a bridal fashion stylist specializing in luxury weddings and fashion-forward editorials. Obsessed with all things wedding since she was a little girl, Gabrielle has channeled that passion into helping brides find the wedding dress of their dreams and working with the industry’s top planners and photographers to creative direct and style photo shoots around the world. After three years working as the head of social and editorial content at Style Me Pretty, she launched Gabrielle Hurwitz Bridal Styling in 2018. 

You've seen Gabrielle's fashion styling on countless top brands, editorial publications, and more - she's been published in every major outlet. 




Please Note:
Your initial deposit is nonrefundable, but is transferrable! By signing up for this workshop using the above 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 & Events Included!

Sign up Here! 

1/3 due at sign-up ($1966 + 3% CC fee)

Final payments will be due 60 days before the workshop, on March 1, 2021.

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 Joy Proctor Design traveling to Italy with us, whose styling + wedding work is recognized worldwide as iconic + breathtakingly beautiful. Gabrielle Hurwitz, top fashion stylist + former head of editorial at Style Me Pretty, will join us and curate spectacularly beautiful gowns + chic outfits on our models.   Alexandra Macon, Editor of Vogue Weddings & Founder of Over the Moon, will be guest speaking as well. It's an incredible lineup of powerhouse industry leaders who are ready to share with YOU. See below for a selection of Lauren's editorials + workshops! 

The Lauren Fair Workshop Experience

From CNN Traveller...

"...there's something of the fairytale about Puglia. Plunging seaside castles, glorious ancient amphitheatres, golden carved cathedrals, blisteringly white towns piled on hilltops and now these seried ranks of conical houses, some with odd, esoteric signs painted on their tiles in white.
It's like some enchanted land that, as with the castle and countryside that surrounded Sleeping Beauty, is slowly waking up after slumbering for a thousand years.

Go now, before the spell is broken."

Puglia is full of whitewashed buildings, blindingly blue Mediterranean waters, an understated, textured elegance to its simple buildings and is truly one of the most photogenic corners of the world. Photographers' eyes will delight in the endless textures, flowers, and aesthetic of an area of the country that is a photographers' paradise. You'll fly into Bari, Italy (or Naples, if you fancy a 2 hour roadtrip across the country) and join us outside the small town of Polignano a Mare.

We'll be staying together at this incredible luxury villa close to the ocean and Polignano a Mare, one of the prettiest villages in all of Puglia. 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 and one of our shoots onsite here! Can you say dreamy white walls and olive groves? Not to mention, the freshness of farm to table Italian food will be incredible for our meals together.  

To inspire you, view a few photos of Italy in the summer + our beautiful villa below! 

ABOUT Puglia, Italy

Our villa: Masseria La Azienda