Welcome to
Michelle De La Vara Photography,
Your Professional Photographer
Michelle De La Vara Photography is a multi-award winning photography studio that specializes in weddings, quinceañeras, senior, and fashion photography. We serve the greater Southern California area.
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We are professional photographers in Los Angeles proudly serving our clients. Our photography is unique and artistic. Our goal is to capture your moments creatively and beautifully so you will have exquisite photography to cherish forever.

Workshops

 

 

Master the true art of Maternity photography in studio! This workshop will explore many techniques and strategies to take your maternity photography to the next level. Course includes posing, various lighting techniques, stylizing the mother with fabric, editing workflow, and specialized retouching techniques. This one-day, 9 hour workshop is designed to equip you with several new techniques you can implement in your own businesses.
 
 
  • Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
    Time: 8:30 – 6:30
  • MORNING SESSION – 8:30am to 12:00pm – Maternity shoot in studio with two mothers. We will be utilizing dresses and stylizing fabric to make our own dresses. We will explore posing options with our mothers. In addition, we will be using multiple lighting techniques and working with different backgrounds. We will also explore a variety of lighting scenarios to showcase the different styles you can do.
  • 1:00pm to 6:30pm – This block of time will focus on editing and retouching the images we took in the morning. You will learn how to make your simple backgrounds really pop with fine-art editing techniques. We will cover background extending, working with dress fabric to make the dress look larger, retouching skin, and using photoshop to bring the photo to life with a fine-art feel.
  • Bring your cameras and laptops. Since we are shooting in studio, you don’t need a variety of lenses. A 24-70, 70-200, or your primes will suffice. All lighting and triggers will be provided by us.
  • COST: $350