I am so excited to announce the final workshop for 2017, which I will be hosting with the ever so talented Sarah Fennel of Broma Bakery. This 4-day, 3-night retreat will be held in the picturesque Napa Valley of Northern California. We will be staying on a stunning estate, spending our days immersed in food styling, photography and growing together as creatives.


We will start by covering the foundations of photography to get you comfortable shooting in manual mode.

We will cover how to create a well-composed food image – discussing the principles we use to artfully style compelling food images.

STORYTELLING | We’ll put together beautifully styled food stories, demonstrate how we choose a shooting space and example how we select props to fit the scene

From that drippy caramel to a perfect powdered sugar dusting, we will analyze movement and motion in our food photos. We will explore various ways to incorporate human presence in food photography and we will have opportunities for you to capture those action shots that add so much life and movement to a photo.

Props are just as important as the food that we photograph. The beauty of a handmade plate, the texture of a wrinkled linen cloth – incorporating the right props into your storytelling will set your images apart. We will cover how we approach prop selection for a shoot and share tips on how we have built our prop collections without breaking the bank.

Learning to photograph is only half of the skill set needed to master food photography, post processing is where you create your style and leave your personal stamp on your work. We’ll do an in-depth tutorial of Lightroom, learning the editing techniques that will make your photography stand out.

Turning your passion into a business is no small feat. In just two years, both Sarah & Bella built their blogs into profitable careers. We’ll discuss branding techniques, how to reach out to clients and how to develop social media strategies that pay off.

Nestled in the hills above the Napa Valley, this award-winning architect designed home is going to be the dreamiest setting for our workshop. The home is surrounded by an immaculate landscape that includes a swimming pool & spa, wood-fired pizza oven and a covered outdoor dining pavilion where we will gather for long table dinners each night.


Napa Valley, CA
taught by
sarah & bella



Queen Air Mattress in Shared Shelter Co. Glamping Tent

Twin Bed in Shared Room

Twin Bed in Private Room

Queen Bed in Shared Room

King Bed in Shared Master Suite

Queen Air Mattress in Shared Master Suite


all lessons and discussions
3 nights lodging
chef prepared meals: 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 3 breakfasts
welcome gifts
other drinks and bites during the workshop
activities / excursions

Nearest Airports:
*Please note that airfare, transportation to and from workshop
are not included in the ticket price

*bring your DSLR, laptop and smartphone if you wish to participate
in photo and editing sessions

Register by emailing bella [at] ful-filled [dot] com to reserve your spot and feel free to email Bella or Sarah (sarah [at] bromabakery [dot] com) if you have further questions!

To book your spot, we require 50% initial payment,
the remainder is due no later than August 30th, 2017.

This workshop is in high demand, so make sure to snag your spot now!

Due to the nature of this workshop, this workshop is non-refundable.

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  • Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper July 24, 2017, 6:26 am

    Looks like a gorgeous and amazing weekend!!!

    • bella | ful-filled July 25, 2017, 2:27 pm

      Thank you Lindsay! We are very excited!

  • Kevyn Allard July 24, 2017, 9:00 am

    Sounds great! It looks like all room options are shared. Is that right? Also – I am not a food stylist — but have been recipe testing and editing for several years (and just finished the State Bird book) and would love to learn more about food photography. Can I just use my iPhone and laptop for the workshop? I know the rooms go fast but just thought I’d ask a few questions first.

    • bella | ful-filled July 25, 2017, 2:27 pm

      Hello Kevyn! Yes, all of the remaining rooms are shared, but we do have a room available that you could share with another guy! And yes, it is perfectly fine for you to bring just an iPhone & a laptop to use at the workshop (I actually built my Instagram gallery with only my smartphone for the first couple of years!)

  • Niko July 24, 2017, 5:04 pm

    WOW WOW WOW!!! can NOT wait for this one, it looks like it will be your MOST EPIC one EVER!! SO EXCITED!!

  • Niko July 24, 2017, 5:08 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your style, and really ALL things FUL-FILLED!!!

  • Sandie July 24, 2017, 5:23 pm

    Sounds amazing! I so wish I could be there ;-)

    • bella | ful-filled July 25, 2017, 2:23 pm

      Aw…that would have been awesome Sandie!

  • Lena Gladstone July 24, 2017, 9:31 pm

    Super excited to attend the workshop. Can’t wait to learn even more and get better at my craft.

    Looking forward to meeting you ladies and everyone else that is attending.

    • bella | ful-filled July 25, 2017, 2:24 pm

      YAY! So happy that it worked out for you to come! It is going to be an incredible experience!

  • Araceli Prado August 27, 2017, 9:40 am

    Do you still have space for me and my daughter (48,23)
    In the same. room??

    I have a beautiful palm Handmade Business in México City. I do all the pictures with my iPhone with a lot of succes , my daughter Is a photographer and will love to joan also.

    Araceli Prado


    • bella | ful-filled August 27, 2017, 10:47 am

      Yes we do! Please email me so we can discuss further!

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