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I can’t say enough about her generosity and her commitment to help other photographers through their journey. 


— Tracy Arredondo

Lola Melani Academy is by far the best educational site that has helped me so much not only on my creative side but on being more confident in my work.

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Mentor | Mother | Creator

I am a wife, mother of two, photographer and educator who advocates the value of a creative mindset, going against convention, and living a dream life by pursuing what you love.

In 2012 I started my photography studio out of the small living room of my apartment in Brooklyn, NY. Since then, I have been focusing in photographing maternity, motherhood and beauty portraiture of everyday women. It’s been quite a journey, from immigrating to America with only $300 to running a successful photography studio and realizing my dream.  

My goal is to inspire other photographers so that they, too, can achieve their goals, transform their own lives, and make a difference in the lives of others.

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Learn at your own pace with an exclusive collection of stand-alone courses designed to elevate your craft 

Join to watch monthly behind the scenes of my most iconic photo shoots and learn from real life experiences  

Check out my in-person workshops that aim to help you build a beautiful portfolio and take your business to the next level







Want to be a fly on the wall for one of my maternity photography workshops?
Watch me create a collection of timeless images and learn how to achieve multiple lighting styles with minimum equipment.




Master Your Unique Creative Process and Build a Powerful Portfolio!
Join a supportive, engaged community of photographers who are committed to transforming their businesses and improving their skills. Get your questions answered during LIVE Q&A sessions with Lola.


Check out my in-person workshops that aim to help you build a beautiful portfolio and take your business to the next level




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Make sure that you are logged into the site using the email address and password you set up at the time of your purchase. Then go to “My Dashboard” tab on the top right corner where you can view all of your purchased courses.

What do I get with my purchase?

Purchasing a class provides you with lifetime, on-demand access to stream that class's lessons and any related class materials.

Can I watch the course multiple times?

Yes, once you have signed up you may watch the course as many times as you wish. You can stop, start, and come back whenever you need. Learn at your own pace on your own time. 

Is the enrollment refundable?

Once you are enrolled in a course, we do not offer refunds.

Can I study the course on a phone or tablet device such as an iPad?

Yes, our website is fully mobile responsive and so you will be able to take your courses on the go from any phone, tablet, or computer!

English is not my first language, can I still do the course?

Anyone with a basic understanding of the English language should be able to follow along without any problems, as Lola delivers each lesson in a clear and concise manner through video tutorials. You can also pause and rewind each video tutorial and go through the chapters as many times as you need to, in order to grasp the techniques being taught.

What version of Photoshop do I need for the tutorials?

We suggest using the latest version of Photoshop, but our tutorials are designed to be compatible with CS4, CS5, CS6 & Photoshop CC.

Can I share my account with friends and family?

All content on this website is intended for individual use by the purchaser only. Sharing them with friends, family and others is piracy and can result in cancellation of your account. You will need additional subscriptions for friends, family, and colleagues.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable. You will have lifetime access to stream them on this website at any time, but you can’t download them.

What if have trouble viewing videos?

If you have trouble viewing on your device we recommend the following steps:
  1. Clear cache and restart the browser. Also check if you’re using the newest version of the browser
  2. Try a different browser (we like Google Chrome)
  3. Try an Incognito / Private Window (this will rule out an issue with browser extensions).
  4. Restart the device (it's a cliche but it works!)
  5. If possible, try a different device!
  6. If possible, try a different internet connection! School and/or corporate firewalls occasionally block our video provider.

If I purchase one of the courses and then decide to bundle later, can I still purchase the bundle?

You cannot combine previous purchases into a bundle at a later purchase.



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