The NOLA Photographer Shootout

February 20th, 2025


Walk away with a swoon-worthy portfolio of new images that looks like it took you months to build.

The perfect place to rediscover your love

of photography and to reignite your creative spark.

The NOLA two-day Workshop has Sold Out fast. BUT....

I decided to hold a one-day Photographer Shootout to give more people the chance to experience this incredible venue.

A shootout only includes shoot-time at the location during a designated shoot time (see below) only.

EVENT DATE: February 20th, 2025

EVENT TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm

EVENT LOCATION: Race + Religious (see below)

This event will sell out quickly so don't hesitate!

The Shootout Location

If you want your images to feel like

you’ve stumbled into the most charming European estate hidden-in-plain sight–

You’ve landed in the right place.

Race + Religious is a venue like no other; with artfully arranged artifacts and surprising vignettes around every corner and filled with the Spirit of New Orleans.

The quirky beauty of R+R has set the scene for Anthropologie Catalogs, Coca-cola commercials, feature films, famous cookbooks, and popular music videos.

THIS location has been on my bucket list since 2011 and it took 5 years trying to book a spot I finally got in in 2024 -- don't miss out on your chance to shoot with me here in 2025!

I want to echo what others told me before I shot here, ITS EVEN BETTER THAN THE PICTURES SHOW -- and they were absolutely right. Everywhere you turn is another wall, texture, spot, cove, knook, room, stairs ...that is bathed in beautiful light. This location is worth all the hype and then some.

There will be both indoor and outdoor shooting at this workshop for a more robust portfolio.

Note: there are stairs at this location


The workshop models will be from ages 8 - 28, a small family, bride models.


"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Louisiana! I have been wanting to attend for the last ten years! I wish I hadn't waited so long to do an event with you! I have never felt so alive as when I was able to go from room to room and just photograph all these beautiful young ladies. I laid in bed after that and just thought about the possibilities and what I could do the next day! It was like it lit a fire in my brain. This is absolutely what I want to do. And now I am reorganizing my business. My whole life I have put everyone else first. Now I am going to focus on the things that bring me happiness. I am older now, and it has become even more important to me that I spend the time that I have helping and serving others. 

Michelle Strefling [Previous NOLA Attendee]

Important FAQ below

Shootout Investment

Limited Spots Available

Secure your spot quickly if you wish to attend this event.

This is my FINAL event before I retire from teaching in-person.

$697 $297

Payments starting at $29 per month when

you select the Affirm option below.

Make four interest-free payments of $74

when choosing AfterPay or Klarna at checkout

The first 5 to book a spot at the NOLA Shootout will get immediate access to my WOH Editing + Teaching Video Collection ($497 value) and 1 entry in to win a couture dress valued at $500

CLICK HERE to view all you get with the WOH Video Collection including teaching videos, editing videos (my full editing process), Profitable Mini-Sessions Guide, posing guides, Styled Sessions Guide and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy on a payment plan?

Payment plans for this event are only offered when selecting Affirm, Klarna or AfterPay options.

What Lenses Should I bring?

For this location I recommend something wider (at least 50mm, wider if possible like the 35mm) for the indoor shooting aspect. Longer lenses also work but there are tighter spots indoors that are swoon-worthy!

Where do I fly in?

The nearest airport to New Orleans is New Orleans (MSY) Airport is about 20 minutes away. I will recommend hotel, ride-share, etc in private workshop group.

I've already booked the NOLA Workshop, can I book the Shootout too?

Of course! This is pretty typical - workshop attendees will also book a shootout date to give them more shootout time. We will try to keep the dresses and models varied for shootouts, but sometimes a dress that was used during the workshop may show up in the shootout. Not on the same model, however.

Where should I stay?

Prior to the workshop, you will be invited to a pre-workshop private group where you will be given hotel suggestions in the area.

What if I cannot make it?

This shootout will sell out and will have a waitlist. If you cannot make it you can sell your seat to someone on the wait list. You will not be "stuck" with a seat.