Top Secret in Texas, ya’ll

Announcing the details of my first portrait photography retreat in Snyder, Texas!

(you do not have to be a pro or want to own a studio to come…if you just own an SLR digital camera and want to learn to take better picures, this retreat is for you too!)

January 26th-28th 2012

What’s included in this workshop?

~technical stuff…your camera (f/stop and shutter relationship), lighting, posing, studio lighting with strobes, Photoshop editing and collage creation

~dreamy stuff…how to create magical styled images that knock people’s socks off in a location that is straight out of Hollywood (except it’s in Texas) We’ll be doing mock-up sessions with models in some creatively styled scenes.

~business stuff…how to set yourself apart from other portrait studios, marketing, packaging, TOP SECRETS from someone who has a successful business. So much information to share, you’re portrait shooting head will spin :)

Prices for workshop/room/meals for three nights at Windmill Preserve (Friday night dinner won’t be at the ranch..we’ll be goin’ into town for some restaurant faire and Texan style entertainment):


The Big House is a large cabin with three bedrooms and three private bathrooms. All bedrooms have one full-sized bed. The Big House is heated and cooled. The package below is for one bedroom only, and is applicable to all THREE bedrooms.

Cost:  $ 650


The Tent House is a small cabin that features a bathroom enclosed by a canvas tent. The Tent House has one full-sized bed and is heated and cooled.             

Cost: $715


Tent 2 is a canvas tent situated on a 3 foot high wooden platform, covered by a metal roof covering. Tent 2 features two full-sized beds and a full bathroom. Tent 2 is heated and cooled.

Cost:   $568


Tent 3 is a canvas tent situated on a 3 foot high wooden platform, covered by a metal roof covering. Tent 3 features two full-sized beds and a full bathroom. Tent 3 is heated and cooled.

Cost:    $568

 ~JUST CLASSES and MEALS (no overnight stays)~

Cost: $393

I have had a lot of email exchanges with people ready for this retreat…especially you Texan gals…sign up early so you don’t miss out!

Please email to be sent a Paypal invoice to secure your spot in “Top Secret in Texas”:

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A tent house at Windmill Ranch….coolest thing ever!

Cecilia, my Rodeo Queen friend from this event, was the liaison to get this all done…she is amazing and will be there in January along with other Rodeo Queen pals. Their next Petticoats on the Prairie event is October 21st and 22nd. A must see if you’re in the area. The details are here.

I can’t WAIT to work with students in some of the amazing photo opp spots on the Windmill Ranch property…really an inspiring movie-set like place.

YEE-HAW! I would love to see you there…did I mention there will be a cowboy poet on the premises? Oh, yeah.


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9 Responses to Top Secret in Texas, ya’ll

  1. Mikal says:

    LOVE those big spools!

    So wish I could put this on my to-do list this year – can’t wait to hear all about it!!

  2. Kelly says:

    I’m in!!!! So excited. Can’t hardly wait!!!!!!

  3. Sonnet Gal says:

    Woo Hoo!! And I am bringing a friend!

  4. Linda Mosley says:

    Wishing you would come on down to Austin, Texas to hold some classes.

  5. kolleen says:

    sounds SO great Lara!!!

    lots of magical stuff is going to happen … i can feel it!!!


  6. Quirky Jo says:

    Oooh, I so wish I could come, and visit my Grandmother in San Angelo at the same time!! But it’s a long way from Australia…

  7. Helen Ledgerwood says:

    Count me in for the next one and add me to your mailing list!

  8. Allie says:

    any spaces left?

  9. Leeann Moore says:

    Lara and Friends- it was wonderful! Lara, you are a wonderful teacher, a extraordinary photographer/artist, a gracious and lovely woman, a vibrant spirit, and an inspiring soul! Thank you for coming to West Texas.

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