“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

— Ansel Adams



JUNE 6 & 7, 2019


Have Questions? 832.997.1287

Have you ever wondered how to develop your own style and brand? Walk with me as we take your art from imagination to reality while keeping a profitable business in mind.

This workshop will focus on finding the artist inside of you. We will discuss inspiration from start to finish and exploring the elements of a photograph that will evoke emotions and tell the stories you want to tell. The Workshop is a hands on creative workshop that will help all photographers from beginner to Advanced, who want to get to the next level in their photography careers.

The workshop will allow you to walk away with a stunning and diverse portfolio. You will be shooting along me as I rotate around spending time with each group and sharing my posing and shooting tips. It is a great way to network and learn from other photographers. You are split into small groups which allows you to capture as many photographs as possible without having to struggle to get a shot in. You get the opportunity to meet and network with local fellow photographers and creative professionals as well as leaving inspired and excited.



Roland Sanchez Photography

Michelle Raye Photography

Behind the scenes video of my shootouts and workshops


Why this is the workshop you should attend this year

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The location is Magical!

The two day workshop will be held at beautiful Butterfly Hallow. Lodging is not included, you may contact them at 615.784.8551

Butterfly Hollow is located in northern middle Tennessee, only forty five minutes East of Nashville. It is where the Nashville Basin begins to roll and forms the foothills to the Cumberland Plateau.

Info@ButterflyHollow.comFun sets you can easily incorporate into your client galleries, sure to help you book more styled shoots.

Preview of a Maribella Portraits Workshop

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The Artistic Process

Do you want to learn how to find inspiration and bring your vision to life? In this workshop we cover the step by step process of creating a stylized photo experience. From Concept design to Editing.

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Business Systems for a great client experience.

We will discuss your ideal client, crafting your brand message, goal setting, and client management to provide an amazing client experience.

Questions? Call 832.997.1287

Images captured from previous shootouts and workshops




Designer Janay Deann


As our official sponsor Janay Deann designs will showcase some and style models using her beautiful couture dresses.

You can view her beautiful work here:

What previous students are saying


“I had the most amazing time this weekend! Thank you so much, Maria Micaela Arellano, for coming to teach us all! I learned so much from you! It was great getting to spend time with you, also! You are an amazing, kind and beautiful woman. “


I couldn't have been any happier with how the styling for my model came together. Thank you Maria Micaela Arellano for your patience as I stepped into the world of studio for the first time. You were amazing.

-Kate Waybright


What can you expect?

Day one you will be taking creative control of your in studio experience. I will be right there to help you design, style and create your amazing photoshoot. I will show you how I light my studio portraits and my posing workflow.

Day two I take care of everything for you. From casting beautiful child and teen models with diverse looks and talents, to styling and shoot list workflow so that you can just relax and have fun.

All that is required for you to bring is your camera gear and a little creativity. We will take care of the rest! When you book your spot you will receive an invitation to join our private Facebook group where you can organize lodging and trip details. There you will have access to me, and I will answer all of your questions.

In order to keep this workshop  productive, and interactive, we will only accept 7 attendees on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions or hesitations, please reach out us at maribellaportraits@gmail.com

If you would like to schedule a one on one mentoring session with me, please reach out at maribellaportraits@gmail.com


Workshops are non-refundable but you may sell or transfer your spot if you are unable to attend.

  • Workshop will start at 10am please arrive on time.

  • Bring a long focal length lens and short focal wide lenses

  • We are using all natural light outdoors.

  • Images may be used to market your business and for portfolio building, you may not enter them into competitions. Workshop must be credited if images are published in professional magazines or photography groups.

  • Following the Workshop you will have 30 days to turn in your edited images, at that time we will gift you an editing video as a thank you.

  • Once you deliver images to our models you will receive the model releases to share your photos with the world.

  • You must turn in at least 2 photos per model as they are not being paid and are allowing us to use their image for our promotional purposes.

  • Lunch will be included


Secure your spot Now!

BOOK by May 31st and get $100 off your spot, limited to one per buyer.

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The Artist Inside Me Tennessee Workshop
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