The LEP Workshop is an intimate learning experience for wedding and portrait photographers led by Laylee Emadi.

Gather together for two days of business education, personal growth and encouragement, genuine community and support, and hands-on creative learning. Walk away with new friends, beautiful images for your portfolio, and a full heart. 


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The lep workshop

an intimate workshop for wedding and portrait photographers

This workshop is for...

Wedding and portrait photographers who dream of growing their passion into a more professional, profitable, and creatively rewarding business.

This workshop is ideal for photographers who have been in business for 1-3 years. You're familiar with your camera and you've been booking projects... but you're reaching a point where you need some help building the business side of things.

If you still have questions about attracting the right clients, booking projects consistently, delivering flawless galleries, and establishing yourself as a high-end photography brand... this is the workshop for you! Not to mention: you'll walk away with gorgeous images to boost your portfolio.

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topics covered at the lep workshop:

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Attracting Your Ideal Client
Client Booking and Onboarding Process
Client Communication
Editing Techniques

Marketing and Advertising
Branding
Getting Published
Legalities of Business

Posing Techniques
Vendor relationships
Hands-on Styling
Tech and Logistics

the experience:

what past clients are saying

what past clients are saying

"I had the pleasure of attending a workshop that Laylee put together, and it really propelled my business forward. She is so sweet and full of energy that you just could not help but feed off her positivity. I thought I had a good handle on my business going into the workshop, but I left feeling enlightened and with a new group of friends who share similar passions. Her workshop was truly one of the highlights of my 2017, and I would not hesitate to participate in any of her future offerings."

"To know Laylee is to have an instant friend! Not just a sweet new friend, but the realist, most genuine and relatable soul sister that feels like you’ve known her for years! After experiencing The LEP Workshop I left with more than just beautiful portfolio pictures. Laylee instilled confidence, dropped practical + applicable education, and left me feeling inspired. I couldn’t be more grateful for her encouragement, friendship and keep it real-ness! 

- Quianna Marie Photography

- Catie Ann Photography

"Last fall I attended Laylee’s La Reverie Workshop. I was hoping to pick up a few small tidbits of helpful information for my photography business, but I left with pages and pages of ideas and inspiration. I cannot tell you how inspired I was by Laylee. She was so organized, willing to answer any questions we had, and wise. Her love for photography and people truly shines through. I left that workshop with tangible ways to make better use of my time, new ideas for posing, and improved social media strategies. I will forever be grateful for this workshop!

"I am so thankful that I invested in education with Laylee! Not only did I receive guidance and valuable education to grow my business, but just as importantly, I received a friend. Her passion for teaching and for genuine community radiates from her! After attending her workshop, one of my images from the styled shoot landed me a finalist ranking in the Shoot and Share photo contest - my highest placing image to date! Another win was booking an ‘ideal bride’ for the next year. If you have the opportunity to attend a workshop, retreat or mentoring session - do it! 

- Jess Becker Photography

- rachel gabrielse photography

student success stories

Since the 2019 LEP Workshop, attendees have proudly been featured in...

past speakers + instructors

meet the team, friend!

Workshop Host

Laylee Emadi Smith

Editing Techniques

jennefer wilson hutto

Photographer Tech Tips

dawn richardson

Branding + Styling

Sarah Erickson

Legalities and Business Setup

tim smith

I created this workshop to help you grow your photography business in a way that serves you and your life. I wanted to create a safe space to ask questions, soak up business advice, and get inspired by a portfolio-worthy styled shoot.

There's nothing I love more than sharing this time with my sweet workshop attendees. I wish someone had offered this experience to me when I was starting out! That's why I'm an open book: I want you to benefit from the highs and lows of my entrepreneurial journey, so that you can build a strong foundation for your own business.

When we walk away from our time together, I hope you feel more knowledgable, more confident, and more inspired. I can't wait to welcome you with a big hug (and obviously some swag, because gifting is totally my love language).

See you soon, friend!

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Thank you so much to our wonderful sponsors for helping make this experience so special for each attendee. We are thankful to partner with you!