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

— Ansel Adams

One on One


Two on One Mentoring

In Person or Online Mentoring WITH MARIBELLA PORTRAITs


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.

Our classes 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 class will allow you to walk away with a stunning and diverse portfolio. You will be shooting along me as I share my posing, creative, and shooting tips. If you are unable to come to me in Houston, Texas, then you will receive weekly shooting and editing assignments.

You can chose to take your Classe in One Day, Two days, or 6 weeks.

Classes are limited to One or Two students at any given time, so that you can receive 100% of my focus.



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

Houston Family Photographer

I teach you what you want to learn.

The workshop is tailored to you the student and what you need. If you are a beginner I suggest two hour classes over a 6 week period.

One on One classes are held in my Houston, Studio and home.

Preview of a Maribella Portraits Workshop

Tennessee fine art photographer

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.

Photography Education

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




Access to my client wardrobe


You will see my style closet and have an understanding of how I invest in pieces that are versatile and affordable.

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!

Classes available for up to two photographers at same price/same time

One on One/Two on One Mentoring

Online or In Person

1 Day (8 hours) $1500

2 Days (16hours) $2000

6 Weeks Online (12) hours $1500

All fees must be paid by the first class date






Retainer to secure a date is $500 balance due 5 days before the workshop. Email Maribellaportraits@gmail.com for availability