Detail imagery is so much more than just pretty photos of stuff. It's moments, decisions, family objects. It's what ties the story together. It shows off your skill and attention to tiny detail. It makes you stand out.  I break it all down in easy to digest and process sections and teach you why before I teach you how. You'll never get a shoe box full of items with sweaty palms again.

So you want to take better detail photos?

I live for golden hour, chasing sunsets across the globe, and love stories. I'm a wife and Mom to 3 kids and a bunch of fish!

Hey there, I'm Samantha!

Education By
 sjp

meet your Teacher...and your new detail bff

Bridal Details and flat lays! Some of us go all heart eyes over the details, and some of us cry inside. My goal is to get everyone into that first group of people. Wedding details are the keystones to the wedding day. Often times there are family heirlooms, hours of work, and special possessions included in the details. It's our job as the wedding photographer to bring their story to life. Do they have more stories they haven't shared with you? The details are the answer. Not only are they pretty, but they lay the foundation for the story that your couple's wedding day tells.  

The Styling Collective was built for photographers and stationers (really anyone who photographs flat lays!) at all parts of the journey. Those just starting out, who want to know #allthethings. Those who have been in the industry for 5 years and feel like their galleries are missing something. Those who are even 10+ years in and maybe want to know what the heck is up with these new trends. All levels of education are welcome, and all will leave feeling confident in styling those details!

starting at $800
the at home learning

  •  educational materials
  • group video lessons
  • demo and discussion
  • facebook community
  • personal portfolio reviews

NEED TO MAKE YOUR WORKSHOP
OR EVENT MORE VALUABLE?
I AM AVAILABLE TO TEACH OR SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! MESSAGE FOR INQUIRY.

I AM HAPPY TO BE A PART OF YOUR EVENT!

Starting at $1500
the in person experience

  • educational materials
  • editorial shoot based off your brand
  • group video discussion
  • facebook community
  • personal portfolio reviews
  • workbook and swag from vendors

an important investment into your business & portfolio

Education Process

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From a student
Jessica Husted 

FOR THE LONGEST TIME, DETAIL IMAGES DIDN’T SEEM TO CLICK FOR ME. TO ME, IT WAS A BUNCH OF RANDOM THINGS I HAD TO TRY TO PUT TOGETHER TO TELL A STORY AND CAPTURE IN A BEAUTIFUL WAY. THEN ALONG CAME ANY MENTORING SESSION I’VE EVER DONE WITH SAM (HER LITTLE CARDS ARE INSANELY HELPFUL TOO). BUT, I’VE MENTORED ONE ON ONE WITH SAM WHEN IT CAME TO DETAIL STYLING AND LET ME TELL YOU, IT HAS CHANGED THE GAME FOR ME. I APPROACH DETAILS NOW WITH EASE AND I’M ABLE TO SIT THERE AND FIGURE OUT HOW I WANT EVERYTHING TO BE WHILE BEING INSPIRED VERSES OVERWHELMED. SAM WOULD TALK THROUGH EVERY BIT OF WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND WHY SHE WAS DOING IT IN ORDER TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND HER PROCESS AND I COULDN’T BE MORE GRATEFUL FOR THAT. WHILE I STILL HAVE A LOT OF GROWING LEFT TO DO AND NEVER ENDING LEARNING IT IS SO GREAT TO KNOW SHE IS THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. SHE OFFERS A HELPING HAND WHEN I NEED ONE, SHE WILL GIVE ME THE GREATEST CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM WHEN I ASK FOR IT, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY SHE’S ONE HELL OF A CHEERLEADER. I’M SO THANKFUL I STARTED TO REALLY INVEST IN LEARNING HOW TO STYLE DETAILS BEAUTIFULLY AND IT’S ALL THANKS TO SAM!"

Private Mentoring

DO YOU PREFER A MORE PERSONAL
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE?
WOULD YOU LEARN BETTER IF I WALKED YOU THROUGH THE STEPS PERSONALLY?
UNSURE IF THE WORKSHOP/GROUP EXPERIENCE IS A GOOD FIT?

THE STYLING MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IS DEFINITELY MADE FOR YOU! THIS 3 WEEK PROGRAM WILL BREAK DOWN FLAT LAYS AND DETAILS IN LITTLE TIDBITS, AND I WILL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WITH YOU. IN PERSON MEETINGS AND VIDEO EDUCATION IS INCLUDED, AS WELL AS PORTFOLIO CONTENT FOR YOU, AND A STUDENT WORKBOOK! PERFECT FOR THE NEW PHOTOGRAPHER, OFF SEASON EDUCATION, OR MAYBE YOU JUST REALLY WANT TO CREATE THOSE IMAGES YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START!

MESSAGE ME WITH QUESTIONS OR FOR MORE INFO ON BECOMING A STUDENT! I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU!