An exclusive online platform that provides photographers with ongoing access to unique educational content, community, and guidance through monthly coaching calls. 

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Feeling stuck creatively?

Many photographers tend to suffer through the highs and lows of creativity, get stuck in a rut, and lose excitement for work. I have been there! Seeing how other photographers approach their craft, is the BEST way to overcome a creative block, learn new skills, and stay motivated and inspired. 

For years, I have received requests from photographers to come and just watch me shoot, and now that’s actually possible! 

Feeling stuck creatively?

Many photographers tend to suffer through the highs and lows of creativity, get stuck in a rut, and lose excitement for work. I have been there! Seeing how other photographers approach their craft, is the BEST way to overcome a creative block, learn new skills, and stay motivated and inspired. 

For years, I have received requests from photographers to come and just watch me shoot, and now that’s actually possible! 



Lola Melani Collective is a members-only online community where photographers can join and watch me photograph maternity, motherhood and portrait sessions each month. These monthly behind the scenes videos will cover my entire image creation workflow. You will see my inspirations, shoot set up, how I find beautiful light and how I pose my clients. Every session brings about new challenges and obstacles to overcome and so that means that our members will be receiving new, different, and exciting educational content every month! 

Lola Melani Collective

Introducing...

This is for you if...

You lack confidence in your ability to produce consistent results

You lost excitement for your work and every shoot feels exactly the same 

You want to introduce maternity or motherhood genre into your business, but you don't know how to make this happen

Bonus !

LIGHTING DIAGRAMS

Downloadable lighting diagrams with camera, choice of lens, and gear are included with each monthly episode. They are a perfect source to refer to when recreating set ups. Print them and get inspired whenever you are planning a photo shoot!

Behind the scenes training

Camera settings and SOOC image tethering

Editing demos

Monthly interactive Q&A

Lighting diagrams

Facebook community

This photoshoot is a beautiful mix of timeless portraits and modern minimalism. Join me to see how I styled this motherhood session and how my ideas and inspirations were brought to reality. 

July, 2022

Maternity session in the tropics? why not? In this episode, I will demonstrate how I achieved these striking, fashion magazine quality images during an outdoor pregnancy photoshoot. 

June, 2022

In this episode I explore a new range of creative techniques from mixed to hard lighting. Join me behind the scenes as I create fashion inspired portraits for a beautiful expecting mother.

May, 2022

AVAILABLE TO WATCH

Lola Melani Collective is a continually growing library of content where current members have access to all past episodes as well as future episodes.

This photoshoot is a beautiful mix of timeless portraits and modern minimalism. Join me to see how I styled this motherhood session and how my ideas and inspirations were brought to reality. 

July, 2022

Maternity session in the tropics? why not? In this episode, I will demonstrate how I achieved these striking, fashion magazine quality images during an outdoor pregnancy photoshoot. 

June, 2022

In this episode I explore a new range of creative techniques from mixed to hard lighting. Join me behind the scenes as I create fashion inspired portraits for a beautiful expecting mother.

May, 2022

AVAILABLE TO WATCH

Lola Melani Collective is a continually growing library of content where current members have access to all past episodes as well as future episodes.

Click here for more episodes

Minimalist, high contrast monochromatic maternity portraits are my favorite to shoot! In this episode I will demonstrate how to flow from soft to silhouette to dramatic lighting to capture stunning Vogue style images. 

August, 2022

Watch me create beautiful portraits for this mama goddess and her adorable baby boy. From high contrast to soft ethereal lighting styles - this photoshoot will blow you away! 

September, 2022

Join me behind the scenes of an incredible location photoshoot, where I bring together nature’s beautiful backdrop and lighting to create extraordinary motherhood portraits.

October, 2022

In this video tutorial, you will learn several of my favorite studio lighting variations that are a must for a classic maternity photoshoot.

November, 2022

Learn how to achieve effortless and editorial-worthy portraits with this month's video tutorial. I will reveal my favorite lighting techniques as we go behind the scenes and create captivating images of this gorgeous mama and her sweet baby boy.

December, 2022

In this episode, I am taking on a creative twist to classic milk bath photography! With a mini pool, one simple studio light, and photoshop magic, I will teach you how to transform your maternity photos into magazine-worthy masterpieces.

January, 2023

New!

Minimalist, high contrast monochromatic maternity portraits are my favorite to shoot! In this episode I will demonstrate how to flow from soft to silhouette to dramatic lighting to capture stunning Vogue style images. 

August, 2022

Watch me create beautiful portraits for this mama goddess and her adorable baby boy. From high contrast to soft ethereal lighting styles - this photoshoot will blow you away! 

September, 2022

Join me behind the scenes of an incredible location photoshoot, where I bring together nature’s beautiful backdrop and lighting to create extraordinary motherhood portraits.

October, 2022

In this video tutorial, you will learn several of my favorite studio lighting variations that are a must for a classic maternity photoshoot.

November, 2022

Learn how to achieve effortless and editorial-worthy portraits with this month's video tutorial. I will reveal my favorite lighting techniques as we go behind the scenes and create captivating images of this gorgeous mama and her sweet baby boy.

December, 2022

In this episode, I am taking on a creative twist to classic milk bath photography! With a mini pool, one simple studio light, and photoshop magic, I will teach you how to transform your maternity photos into magazine-worthy masterpieces.

January, 2023

Have you ever photographed using a strobe with no modifier? This episode will focus just on that - how to get beautiful results shooting bare bulb. You will learn how to create a stunning variety of maternity images from soft light to silhouettes with just one light.

February, 2023

New!



Downloadable Lighting diagrams to help you recreate Lola’s setups in your studio

Support of an encouraging and positive group of photographers

Direct access to feedback from Lola, in a Members-Only online community

Monthly LIVE interactive zoom calls, that can be re-watched at any time

An innovative behind-the-scenes online education platform allowing you to stream video tutorials and learn at your own pace

You will learn lighting, posing, styling, and post-processing skills from leading maternity and portrait photographer, Lola Melani

WHAT YOU'LL GET AS A MEMBER

Still not sure if the Collective membership is for you? 

FAQs

How does it work?

At the beginning of each month we will feature a new Episode that will contain a full behind the scenes video of a photoshoot featuring 3-4 different looks, one full editing demo and downloadable lighting diagrams. Members will have an opportunity to ask questions about the featured episode and get Lola’s guidance during our LIVE Q&As zoom call scheduled approximately 2 weeks after the release of the episode.

What videos are included in the membership?

Lola Melani Collective is a growing library of content launched in 2022 and, as a current member, you will get access to all past episodes. To see the videos currently available to watch in the Collective please see our "Available to Watch" section of this page.

Are videos downloadable?

All content is viewed online in the form of streaming video once you have logged into your account.
Our video content is not downloadable at this time. Other content such as lighting diagrams and resources will be available for download where applicable.

Are your other courses included in this membership?

Our other stand-alone courses and products are not included in this membership unless otherwise noted.
If you have already purchased any courses from the Academy Collection, you still have full access to them and can watch them via your Dashboard.

How does subscription billing work?

Once you subscribe to Lola Melani Collective, we will automatically process your monthly subscription fee in the next billing cycle. We will continue to automatically process your monthly subscription fee each month, until you cancel your subscription. You will retain access to the Collective content as long as your membership is active. Once your membership stops, you will no longer have access to past or future content.

What is your cancellation / refund policy

Cancellation policy:
Canceling your membership will result in you losing access to past or future content.. If you cancel your subscription, you can re-subscribe any time at the current available rate.
To cancel your membership at any time, follow the prompts below:
- Login to your account
- Click ‘My Account’ in the top menu
- Then click on ‘Billing’ tab
- Then choose ‘Cancel Membership’.

Your access will end at the end of the current billing period. 

Refund policy:
Due to the nature of all of our content being available immediately, we do not offer a refund. Refunds for partially unused membership periods are not available. 

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