1:1 Portrait Training



Join me for the day and I will show you how to take beautiful meaningful portraits, that help tell a story and go beyond just a normal portrait.

It will leave you inspired, excited, filled with magic and an understanding of how you can take a different approach to taking portraits.

During the day we will be looking at how we can bring a little magic into our portraits and start to create from our heart not just our head.

Taking our inspiration from nature we will be working in the studio and on location.

Your day will be tailor made just for you.


So Who Is This For?


For hobbyists and professional photographers


For photographers wanting to create more than just a photograph


For photographers that want to be more creative


For those of you that want to express yourself through photographs


For the nature lovers


For the storytellers


For photographers wanting to build your portfolio


For photographers that want to improve their photography skills


For photographers who feel stagnated and want to do something different

What will I learn?

How to pose your subject

How to engage with your subject

How to be more you

Studio lighting

Natural Lighting

How to create from a feeling


Camera Settings

How to make the most from your surroundings

Styling on a budget

How to unleash your creativity

Editing and composites

Business Essentials

As I said I love to do things differently, so weather dependant we will be spending a little time here during the day, rather than being stuck indoors and I do have free roaming alpacas so if your lucky they may come and say hello.

Meet your Essence Artist

Hello my lovelies, I really hope you are super excited about working with me, as I am you.

I love to do things a bit different, so I know you are going to love your training 🙂

If you need an overnight stay, there is a fab little b&b less than a 5 min car drive away, or you can pitch up a tent and have a night under the stars right here, just let me know in advance xx

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Thank you! I’ve never done a workshop like that before so I had no idea what to expect but you explained everything so clearly. I learned so much and my head is now buzzing with ideas. Now I’ve just got to work out what to do first!! xx


Deana is really friendly and goes above and beyond to help you not only with your photography but with your confidence and self belief. As a self taught photographer I was worried that I wouldnt be able to understand or follow everything, but Deana’s simple approach to teaching ensured I fully understood everything. I am so glad I found Deana, I have learnt so much from her. 


Deana is so creative and offers a service like no other. If you  are wanting to learn how to take beautiful portraits, that stand out, tell a story and evoke a feeling,  then I highly recommend that you join one of her workshops.


This was a beautiful experience. Deana has a real gift for seeing a person’s essence and translating that potential into stunning visuals. If you are wanting to push your creativity, do something different and discover a whole new approach to portraits, then you absolutely must do one of Deana workshops.


I want to learn to create magic