Next Level Maternity with Karen Bagley: 2 day Dallas Workshop September 24th and 25th

This intensive 2 day intimate workshop is a hands-on learning experience for the photographer wanting to take their maternity portraiture to the Next Level. Get the chance to work personally with International Speaker/Teacher and Award Winning Maternity Photographer Karen Bagley, while she teaches you hands-on for 10 hours split between two days.

Day 1 of the 2 day workshop will take place either at our host studio in Dallas, Texas, with the possibility of shooting on location too, if time and weather allows. The first day of this workshop is designed to teach you the skills you need to offer your clientele portraits that they are proud to hang large on their walls and pass on as heirlooms. It is all about photographing, gear, ocf/studio lighting, styling, posing your maternity clients, and session day workflow from start to finish .  We will teach you the simplistic yet elegant style of capturing the most special time during a woman’s life… her pregnancy. We will teach you simple studio lighting setups that will produce flawless portraits, as well as posing and transitional posing options that provide variety for your clients. We will show you how to maneuver fabric to have movement in your images. How you can create a comfortable and luxurious environment for your clients during their session . Day 1 includes working live with models to build your portfolio, the wardrobe for the session, lighting equipment for instruction, and lunch.

Day 2 is all about business and how to run a successful and profitable photography studio.  You will learn marketing, developing the client experience, creating a proper business workflow, products to sell, pricing, social media, and an intro into IPS. We will take a deep dive into how to develop your brand and market to your ideal client. Learn about how to build a proper website to bring in high end clients. We will teach you our client experience we deliver and how you can implement a luxurious experience for your own clients, no matter your budget. Do you feel like you are overwhelmed and cant keep up? We will show you our business workflows and how we use CRM programs to automate our business and how  outsourcing can save you valuable time. With the beautiful images captured on day one, we will show you how you can use those to market both for free on social media and use paid advertising to reach more potential clients and grow. Finally learn about our pricing, products we sell, and the key to making the most money from your clients with an intro into IPS ( In Person Sales)   Lunch is included for day two. Please bring either a pen and paper or laptop to take notes.


Dates: (Friday September 24th Lighting, Posing, Styling , and Shooting) (Saturday September 25th Business, Marketing, Workflow, and Social Media)


Location: Dallas (Exact Studio Hosting Location TBD)


Time: 9:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M. Lunch is from Noon to 1:00 P.M.


Tuition/Deposit: Tuition is $1500

Deposit: 50% is required to enroll.  The final balance must be paid in full 4 weeks before the workshop.



  • Snacks, Refreshments and Lunch will be provided both days
  • Hands on shooting with multiple maternity models
  • Continued education in a private Facebook group


What to bring:

  • DSLR camera
  • Participants need to comfortable using their cameras in manual mode
  • Your Favorite lens 24-70, 24-105, 85mm, 50mm
  • Memory Cards, camera charger
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • Laptop (not required but you can bring it)


Image Usage

Any images taken can be used in your own portfolio (website and online.) Images must not be submitted to magazines, exhibitions or competitions without permission. Images must not be used to advertise photoshoots, workshops or products.



If you need to cancel after any payment is made, you will need to sell your seat in order to receive a refund.


Travel and Lodging

Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel to and from the workshop.