• WORKSHOP 1:  APRIL 25 – 28th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 2:   MAY 2nd – 5th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 3:  MAY 9th – 12th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 4: MAY 16th – 19th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 5:  MAY 23 – 26th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

My husband and I are going to be back in the U.S. for a short time, so the opportunity has arisen for me to host some intimate food photography workshops before we move back to Greece permanently! In our efforts to help put an end to the war refugee crisis taking place in Greece and beyond, 100% of Ful-filled workshop proceeds will go toward aiding our war refugee efforts.

After having hosted several workshops in San Francisco I have learned a lot about what format works best in this city and for my students – so I have strategized a Master Class Workshop format that I am really excited about introducing to all of you:


This new format will be very quaint and individually focused with each workshop capped at only 8 attendees, which will allow for significantly more one-on-one time between me and my students. The goal of these Master Class Workshops is to help you master your food photography skills and to mentor you on your journey to turning your creative passions into your purpose. After attending the 4-day workshop, each student will receive one-on-one virtual mentoring lessons in the months following the workshop, giving you access to my expertise for continued learning and instruction as you put your new skills to use and grow as a creative. There will also be a private Facebook group created for these Master Class Workshops where all of the attendees will be able to stay connected with me and each other, further supporting you as you grow in the months following the workshop!


The workshops will be held in a modern loft in the SoMa District of San Francisco. Our time together will commence in the afternoon of the first day, with introductions and a beautiful plant-based welcome dinner prepared by me and my assistants Elena Feldbaum and Morgan Daly-Hagerty, as a way for all of us to get to know each other before the intensive lessons begin.

Each other day of the workshop will begin at 9 am with breakfast at the loft, then we will have lessons and shooting sessions followed by lunch and more lessons & shooting sessions ending at 5 pm, allowing everyone to get out and experience all that San Francisco has to offer in the evening.

On our final morning, we will start the day at 9 am with breakfast at the loft, our final lessons & reflection time before lunch. Bella will be doing one-on-one sessions through the afternoon. The workshop will end around 4 pm on Sunday.



  • This workshop is designed to help you master shooting in manual mode so that you walk away knowing how to effectively use the most important settings on your camera.
  • Understanding light and how to capture it is the foundation of photography, and therefore, will be a major focus of the workshop – we will focus on natural light at these workshops.
  • Composition is the cornerstone of images that inspire – we will cover the dynamics and principles I use to artfully style compelling food images.
  • Learning color theory and how to utilize it in your food photography will elevate your images to evoke moods and emotions that allow people to connect with what you create.


  • Food photography has so much more to offer than showcasing a simple plate or bowl of food – this workshop is all about learning how to tell powerful stories through food photography. I will walk you through my entire creative process teaching you how I plan and strategize my shoots to create my signature style and gallery.
  • We’ll put together beautifully styled food stories, cover how to choose a shooting space and example how to select props to fit the scene. We will explore various ways to incorporate human presence in food photography and there will be opportunities for you to capture those shots that add so much life to a photo.


  • 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.
  • Due to the intimate nature of this workshop, each student will spend time with me going over their personal style and how they can develop a look that is individual and unique to them.


  • Turning your passion into a business is no small feat. I will share how I turned my passion project into a full-time business in less than two years. We’ll discuss branding techniques, how to reach out to clients and how to price your work.
  • We will go over the power of social media and how to use it to build a meaningful brand, along with valuable insight on how to stay authentic along the way.
green plum + cucumber + wheat berry salad

4-DAY WORKSHOP TICKET: $1950  (50% payment is due to reserve a spot)



  • All workshop lessons + photo sessions + discussions
  • 2 hours of one-on-one virtual mentoring lessons in the months following the workshop
  • 100% plant-based meals: 1 dinner, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts
  • Welcome gifts
  • Other drinks and bites during the workshop


  • DSLR Camera + SD cards
  • Laptop and smartphone  (if you wish to participate in editing sessions)
  • Lightroom Classic CC installed on your laptop

To reserve a spot, select the button below that corresponds with the dates that you would like to attend – 50% of the ticket cost is due to reserve a spot. If you choose to pay 50% now, you will receive a PayPal invoice for the remaining amount, which will be due no later than 15 days before your selected workshop dates.

• WORKSHOP 1:  APRIL 25 – 28th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 2:   MAY 2nd – 5th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 3:  MAY 9th – 12th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

• WORKSHOP 4:  MAY 16th – 19th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

WORKSHOP 5:  MAY 23th – 26th, 2019  (SOLD OUT)

***Please note that due to the nature of these workshops, tickets are non-refundable – travel insurance is a recommended option

{ 35 comments… add one }
  • Jeri Howland November 19, 2018, 7:05 am

    Hello! Please KMP as I may be able to join you but schedule too unclear to sign up now!

    • bella | ful-filled November 19, 2018, 4:04 pm

      No worries Jeri! We have plenty of spots available at the moment, so you have time to figure things out! I will keep in touch!

  • Niko November 26, 2018, 12:20 pm

    wow WoW WOW W-O-W-!!!!!!!!

    • bella | ful-filled November 26, 2018, 7:56 pm


  • Niko November 26, 2018, 12:21 pm

    your photography is absolutely STUNNING!!!

    • bella | ful-filled November 26, 2018, 7:57 pm

      aw…thank you so much!

  • Niko November 26, 2018, 12:23 pm

    your Styling and Lighting and Composition and Editing and Final Post-Processing are ALL just breath-taking bella!!

    • bella | ful-filled November 26, 2018, 7:57 pm

      thank you so so much, I really appreciate that!

  • Ali January 20, 2019, 2:16 am

    Please please come to the UK? I’d love to help you organise this!! xx

    • bella | ful-filled January 20, 2019, 11:00 pm

      I would love to come to the UK someday! When we move back to Greece, it will be much easier for me to coordinate something like this! If you subscribe to my workshop email list, you will be the first to know if I do something in UK or Europe! Here is the link to subscribe to the list:

  • Irene Matys January 30, 2019, 6:03 am

    Hi Bella, I absolutely love the initiative of this workshop as I am a refugee from Cyprus! Your work is very inspiring and I would travel from Canada to attend one of your workshops this Spring! Since your are going back to Greece, will you also be hosting any there?

    Thank you xo

    • bella | ful-filled January 30, 2019, 9:07 am

      Oh, that is so incredible! We hope to return to Greece in the spring of 2020 and we do hope to start hosting retreat-style workshops there, however, we have a lot of work to do to prepare a place to host them in our village, so I am not sure of how soon we would be able to do one in Greece! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Spring workshops in San Francisco!

  • Zella R Palmer February 16, 2019, 10:00 pm


    I have to be in San Francisco for work on June 6th. I’m wondering if you will have another workshop. I would like to be part of your workshop. I am coming from New Orleans.

    Thank you,

    Zella Palmer

    • bella | ful-filled February 16, 2019, 11:07 pm

      Hello Zella! Thank you for the message…unfortunately, I will not be able to host another workshop after the dates that you see listed here. If anything changes with your schedule please let me know!

  • meghna March 19, 2019, 12:09 pm

    Which camera and SD cards would I need?

    • bella | ful-filled March 20, 2019, 9:41 am

      Hi Meghna! I am going to send you some recommendations via email!

  • Divya March 28, 2019, 12:29 pm

    I SOOO want to attend, but coming to SFO all the way from Tampa in May does not look like a possibility :( Do you plan to have any workshops later during the year and at other locations?

    • bella | ful-filled March 28, 2019, 2:07 pm

      Hello Divya! It would be so incredible if you could attend, but I totally understand if it’s not going to be possible :(
      At this point, we don’t have anything else planned for the rest of this year, but that’s not to say that we won’t have anything come up! If you want, you can subscribe to my workshop email list to be notified of future workshops!

      • Divya March 29, 2019, 9:55 am

        Thank you for your reply! I’m trying to see if I can attend. I sent you an email with some questions to help me decide.

        • bella | ful-filled March 29, 2019, 12:15 pm

          Ok great! I got your questions and emailed you back!

  • Reagan March 31, 2019, 9:38 am

    Is lodging included?

    • bella | ful-filled March 31, 2019, 9:47 am

      Hello Reagan! Lodging is not included for these workshops :)

  • monique sullivan April 10, 2019, 2:36 pm

    Registered a colleague for class. Sent me to pp site to pay but nowhere to register her actual information? Her name is Kate Jenkins. [email protected]. My email above would be email used in pp account. How do we know she is registered?

    • bella | ful-filled April 11, 2019, 8:07 am

      Hello Monique! You should have received an email from me shortly after you paid via PayPal! Let me know if you have any more questions <3

  • Monica April 19, 2019, 4:19 pm

    I’d love to sign up to your workshop.
    I am pretty new to photography. I was wondering how much experience you need to have to sign up. Or, is this open to all levels?

    • bella | ful-filled April 19, 2019, 6:01 pm

      Hello Monica! I have designed my workshops to be suitable for all levels of photography! So even though you are a beginner, the intimate nature of these workshops will be perfect for you! I am going to send you an email now!

  • Jill Kupcha May 4, 2019, 7:20 am

    Hello, I would love to join a workshop. I am friends with @ashcuoco and she told me about it. Your website is beautiful. Would you be able to keep me posted on your fall schedule and early 2020? Thank you, Jill kupcha

    • bella | ful-filled May 5, 2019, 7:32 am

      Hello Jill! Yes, absolutely! We plan to head back to Greece next year, so we are uncertain as to whether we will have another US workshop before then, but I will keep you posted by adding you to my workshop email list!

  • Karen May 8, 2019, 4:09 am

    Just learning about these workshops and see they are full. If you offer anything over the summer before you return to Greece, please add me to that list! I was born to do this!!

    • bella | ful-filled May 16, 2019, 7:37 am

      I will most definitely add you to the list! We may not do another one this year, but we will see!

  • Sarah R May 23, 2019, 1:03 pm

    Hi! Do you plan to schedule any other workshops this year? I see that the last one starts today so I am too late but I would love to attend one of your classes.

    • bella | ful-filled May 29, 2019, 5:45 pm

      Hello Sarah! I am working on my workshop schedule for the rest of 2019 & beginning of 2020, so I will add you to my workshop email list in the meantime – that way you are notified of any upcoming workshops!

  • Jenny June 18, 2019, 11:00 pm

    Hi there, can you also add me to your workshop email list? Would love to hear about any future ones. These are beautiful!

    • bella | ful-filled June 25, 2019, 2:22 pm

      Absolutely! I will add you now!

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