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The Bare Elegance Event

May 17 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Mercer Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
Cost: $3,199.00
When: May 17 @ 9:00 am May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Prepare for a thrilling exploration of the sexy side of photography! This three-day event offers a rich array of experiences, including photographing diverse models and receiving guidance from multiple expert instructors. Connect with fellow photographers who share your passions, and delve into topics such as fine art nude posing, lighting for the human form, boudoir business, pinup photography, erotic/fetish shoots, glamor lighting, and more! Whether you’re a photography enthusiast, a keen learner, or someone eager to exchange ideas, this event promises to leave you reinvigorated like never before!

If you’ve previously attended my fine art nude or burlesque workshops, you’ve gotten a taste of what is in store for this event. So, what makes this event different? We’ve packed a lot different ‘types’ of sexy into one weekend with more diverse types of shoots, business lectures, and multiple instructors. We are also exploring more in the realm of boudoir and pinup photography to help expand your horizons even more!

Day 1: Fine Art Nude

The first day of the event you’ll learn to photograph the human form at its purest – the nude! The day will begin by establishing the essentials of etiquette, lighting and posing for the nude form. You’ll then have the opportunity to photograph several inspirational sets with amazing professional models as I walk you through the setups. In the afternoon we’ll be introducing a guest fine art nude photographer who will be demoing a live shoot and speaking about their expertise along the way.

Last but not least, during the evening session you’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded photographers as you enjoy a Q&A panel of art nude models and others that work with the nude form. 

Guest Speaker: Bella Kotak

Class: Capturing the Nude Form with Florals 

Join Bella Kotak as she takes you step-by-step through her creative process capturing whimsical art nude images with a floral motif. Photographers will learn the process of creating a narrative, storyboarding, sculpting light, and directing subjects. Through her live demonstration she will show how she achieves balance and harmony of the subject and natural elements. Furthermore, you’ll gain insights into some of her favorite post-processing techniques to expertly unify the color palette.


Bella Kotak is a fine art, fashion, and portrait photographer known for her ethereal, feminine, and whimsical style. Kotak’s work is deeply influenced by the natural world, fairy tales, and strong feminine characters. She often incorporates elements of nature, such as flowers and natural light, to create dreamlike and vibrant images that celebrate beauty, strength, and resilience. Her photography is not just a display of technical skill, but a reflection of her personal experiences and emotions, inviting viewers into a magical and thought-provoking world.

A preview of some of our lovely models!

Fine art Nude model: Model Kristy Jessica

Kristy Jessica (@kristyjessicacreative)

Leah Blum model

Leah Blum (@blum.ttt)



  • Introduction and demo by Lindsay Adler


  • Hands-on Shooting
  • Fine Art demonstration by Guest Photograph


  • Attendee networking 
  • Fine art nude panel, Q&A

Day 2: Burlesque + Fetish  

Our second day we will explore glitz, glam and fetish. You’ll see how concept development and styling can play a significant role in truly alluring imagery. You’ll begin the day photographing professional burlesque models in incredible costuming, proceeded by a lecture and live demonstration in the realm of fetish and erotic photography. 

In the evening is a group pizza party, followed by a lecture from a guest speaker who runs an incredibly successful boudoir business that you won’t want to miss!

Heather Stumpf

Guest Speaker:  Heather Stumpf

Class: The Art and Business of Pinup Photography

Pinup photography is a wonderful avenue to create unique images and empowering experiences for your clients. Heather Stumpf of Vavoom Pinups will share her strategies for successful pinup images and business. She will cover a wide range of insightful topics to help you embrace the emotionally and financially rewarding world of pinup photography. Topics include selecting wardrobe, creating positive and comfortable environments, collaborating with hair and makeup artists, essential pinup posing tips, and pinup marketing strategies. 


Heather Stumpf, the creative force behind Vavoom Pinups in Chicago, has redefined the art of pinup photography. Known for her keen eye and commitment to authenticity, Heather creates a personalized and empowering experience for her clients. Heather’s work extends beyond capturing captivating visuals; she actively advocates for ethical practices in photography, fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere. 



  • Hands-on Shooting with professional burlesque models


  • Lecture and demonstration on fetish/erotic photography 


  • Pizza Group Dinner
  • Guest lecture: The million dollar boudoir business

A preview of some of our lovely models!

Tosca Rivola model

Tosca Rivola (@toscacyr)

Banbury Cross model

Banbury Cross (@banbury.cross)

Model Minxie Mimieux

Minxie Mimieux (@minxie_mimieux)

Day 3: Boudoir

Our final day dives even deeper into the world of boudoir. You’ll learn essential boudoir posing techniques and have an opportunity to photograph a variety of different boudoir subjects and body types. 

Then our event wraps up with a lecture on the art and business of pin-up photography, and a final farewell to all! 

Andrew Hiorth

Guest Speaker: Andrew Hiorth
Class: 7 Strategies for a 7 Figure Studio

Uncover strategies that can propel any sized studio into a lucrative business model with simple concepts that can be implemented today! Andrew Hiorth, owner of a multi-million dollar boudoir studio, will help you learn to scale your business and increase your revenue with predictability even without a big marketing budget. You will walk away with thought-provoking ideas and action items to start making the right business decisions for your growth.


Andrew Hiorth is a photographer and owner of Fable Studios; a multi-million dollar studio in Toronto, Canada, dedicated to providing clients with a transformative, luxury fine art boudoir experience. Fable’s mission is to change the lives of 1,000 women each year. As a multi-award-winning photographer whose background includes over 20 years of HR, Training & Development, Business, and Sales; Andrew’s mission is to coach and train people to make a 7 figure income.



  • Boudoir posing demonstration 


  • Hands-on Boudoir Shooting 


  • The Art and Business of Pin Up Photography 

A preview of some of our lovely models!

KhrystyAna model

KhrystyAna (@khrystyana)

Model Jazmyn Jones

Jazmyn Jones (@obviodette

Examples of types of Images we’ll create

Mercer Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302 United States
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