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THE STORY

MATERNITY & NEWBORN WORKSHOP

The story of the Capsule Workshop began during the pandemic in 2020 when I was preparing to move to the USA, a move that was completed in February 2021. During this time, I had to decide what to take and what to leave behind, which taught me about versatility. Around that time, my brother, Fernando Schell, inherited a small part of my collection to start his journey in newborn photography, with the mission of doing excellent work with limited resources.

 

In the United States, I partnered with Deborah Koch and we founded the Koch & Schell Studio. Deborah focused on maternity, children, and family photography, while my specialty was babies. Over the course of three years, I focused on acquiring clients and reflecting on my career, always certain that if I returned to teaching, it would be to bring something new.

 

In January 2024, Deborah decided to focus solely on outdoor sessions, creating a gap in our studio and prompting me to resume studio maternity photography. Initially, I felt very anxious because Deborah had a large collection of dresses and accessories, and I was not prepared for such a significant investment at that time. With little preparation and no substantial investment available, I remembered my brother's success with his small collection. I invited Fernando to spend a season in the USA so that together we could develop a methodology that maintained the studio's quality without large investments. This way, we could test, validate, and refine the methodology that would become the most incredible project of our careers.

 

In recent months, we have dedicated ourselves to refining this methodology, culminating in the creation of the Capsule Workshop. Our goal is to show other photographers that it is possible to do excellent work with limited resources without compromising quality.

In this project, I will be leading the workshops in the United States while Fernando Schell will be traveling across Brazil.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

PREPARE FOR THE NEW

The "Capsule Workshop" is focused on embracing simplicity and thoughtful choices, drawing inspiration from the concept of a minimalist wardrobe. It is designed specifically for photographers and aims to streamline the process of planning photo sessions and developing a harmonious and unique style. By choosing durable, versatile, and mix-and-match items, photographers can save time, money, and space, allowing them to focus more on their clients and artistic creations.

 

Whether you're new to photography and uncertain about where to start investing, feeling lost in your journey, in need of clear guidance, or looking to redefine your style, this course is perfect for you. Learn how to conduct high-quality and versatile sessions with minimal investment, freeing up space in your studio and saving time in your daily routine. Transform your work and simplify your life with the techniques and insights you'll find here!

To participate, you will pay a non-refundable registration fee of $130 for one class or $200 to register for both. This amount will be deducted from the total, and the balance must be paid in full by the course date.

$480 per class or $800 for both classes

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01

APPROACH

Lighting

Camera/Flash Setup

Individual Poses

Couple Poses

Family Poses

Composition: Angles and Framing

Developing a photographic language

Color palette

Capsule Closet (Efficient and Versatile Accessories)

Client Preparation and Pre-Session Interview

Session Planning and Optimization

Post-Production - New Techniques Using AI

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SCHEDULE

9 AM-5 PM - 7 hours of instruction

 

9 AM: Theory

10 AM: Practice with the first pregnant model

12 PM: Coffee break

12:30 PM: Practice with the second pregnant model

2 PM: Practice with the third pregnant model

3:30 PM: Post-production and Q&A

5 PM: Ending

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INCLUDED

Coffee break and certificate

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ABOUT ME

Why do I do what I do ?

As a mother of three, every moment with my family is precious to me. I'm acutely aware of how quickly time passes, stealing away those sweet toothless smiles, the tiny hands that grasp ours so tightly, and the warm hugs that seek comfort and protection.

This deep understanding is what drives me as a professional photographer. I am committed to capturing and preserving my clients' most treasured memories, dedicated to preserving the innocence and beauty of life's beginnings and transforming them into timeless keepsakes.

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PORTFOLIO

YOU CAN DO THIS TOO

SEVENTEEN COUNTRIES

MORE THAN 1800 STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD

So many lives have already been transformed through my workshops, you can be part of it.

REVIEWS

WHAT DID THEY SAY?

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You can do a lot with a little!

You don't need to spend a fortune on accessories and clothes for your sessions. With creativity and smart investment, it is possible to achieve great results even with limited resources. Amazing sessions can be realized, demonstrating that the true power lies in how we use what we have at our disposal.

WHEN YOU NEED TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
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ONE-TO-ONE

Let's Chat!

If you are eager to experience the benefits of personalized mentoring, don't hesitate to reach out and start a conversation.

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