Unleash Your Potential with Our Photography Workshops

Embark on an epic journey of professional growth and a whole lot of fun with a slew of workshop opportunities. 

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Hair of the Dog Expedition

Embark on an unforgettable journey with the Hair of the Dog Expedition to South Africa, the first of its kind, blending adventure, conservation, and luxury. This exclusive trip, set for mid-June 2025, takes you deep into the heart of South Africa, where the Hair of the Dog Conservation Fund supports critical wildlife preservation efforts.

Experience the extraordinary as you photograph at a vulture restaurant, witness one of the last remaining wild packs of African Wild Dogs, and participate in a rhino knockdown. These unique opportunities offer rare access to programs typically unavailable to the public, providing you with unparalleled photographic moments.

Stay in luxurious safari properties, savor exquisite cuisine, and enjoy traditional safari experiences, all while receiving top-notch business coaching to ensure your trip is not only unforgettable but also tax-deductible.

Registration will be opening July 10th. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!


Andalusian Escape

Get ready to immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of southern Spain with "Andalusian Escape" - a 5-day, 6-night workshop hosted by Nicole Begley and Shelley Paulson. What better place to capture the essence of the majestic Andalusian horse than in Andalusia?

From the moment you arrive, you'll be enchanted by the splendor of our luxurious country estate, where you'll stay throughout the workshop. More than a workshop; this event is a complete escape into a world where every detail has been meticulously curated to inspire and elevate your craft. Picture yourself photographing horse and rider adorned in traditional attire, mastering the art of posing and working with horses, and capturing the beauty of horses at liberty.

We'll also dive into the technicalities of editing and provide business support to help you up-level your business. And because no adventure with Nicole is complete without a touch of canine charm, we'll also have a bonus session dedicated to photographing dogs amidst the incredible architecture.

And when the workshop concludes, why let the magic end? Extend your stay with our optional two-day Spanish adventure. Join us for additional riding and touring activities, ensuring your Andalusian experience is nothing short of unforgettable.  

The Andalusian Escape is scheduled for March 28 - April 1, 2025.



Immerse yourself in Houndvision, our meticulously crafted workshop, specially designed for those chomping at the bit to master the art and business of pet photography. Hosted by Nicole Begley and the dynamic Dog Breath Photography duo, Kaylee Greer and Sam Haddix, Houndvision unfolds over three enriching days of immersive learning, practical editing, and hands-on pet photography sessions.

Held mainly within the borders of the USA, Houndvision is more than a workshop; it's a life changing experience. We all stay under one roof in a luxurious home, where new lifeline friendships are made, and the shared meals are nothing short of exquisite. Trust us; your taste buds will be doing a happy dance!

Whether you're taking your first steps in pet photography or you're an old paw looking to elevate your skills and business to the next level, Houndvision is the perfect opportunity. It's a deep dive into learning, camaraderie, and growth. Come join us, expand your horizons, and let your pet photography talent shine brighter than ever before!

Our next adventure is tentatively scheduled for Vermont in October 2025.


Create a Business Breakthrough with the Progress Lab

Is your photography business ready for a growth spurt? Then the Progress Lab is just the transformational tonic you need. This workshop is hosted by Nicole Begley from Hair of the Dog Academy and Heather Lahtinen of the Flourish Academy, and it ensures a major evolution in your business over a period of 3 days.

Designed exclusively for photographers who are already in business and actively taking clients, The Progress Lab invites you to break free from the shackles of stagnant thoughts and dive headfirst into a pool of dynamic brainstorming and action planning.

In this transformative arena, you're not just part of a workshop – you're an active participant in your own business evolution. We mix deep work sessions with essential relaxation time, creating an environment ripe for both personal and professional growth.

Our next Progress Lab is tentatively scheduled for mid-May 2025 in the Rosemary Beach area of Florida.


The Barkas

Get ready to set your sights on some of the most extraordinary locations in the world with The Barkas - the original, luxury pet photography workshop that's been on a roll since 2016. Hosted by the illustrious trio of Nicole Begley, Kaylee Greer, and Charlotte Reeves, The Barkas has transformed stunning spots like Costa Rica, Scotland, Spain, New Zealand, and France into unforgettable, educational, and dare we say, delicious pet photography experiences.

And now, brace yourself for a new breed of Barka - the Barkadventure. This extended journey swaps out the classroom for exhilerating explorations of epic locations. Our first Barkadventure was held along the southern coast of Iceland - with our next adventure coming in 2026.

But remember - while we promise an amazing journey filled with photography and feasting, we won't be held responsible for those extra Barka-induced pounds you might pack on! After all, what's a little bit of indulgence in the name of a tax-deductible pet photography filled adventure?


Elevate Your Pet Photography Skills with 1:1 Mentoring

Are you craving personalized guidance on your pet photography journey? Look no further. With Nicole’s 1:1 Mentoring, you'll have a one-on-one experience tailored to your specific needs, whether you're focusing on the craft or the business side of pet photography.

Available both in-person and virtually, this mentoring program is a deep dive into your personal and professional goals. You'll receive direct, personalized feedback and actionable steps to take your pet photography to the next level.

Don't just dream of success; let's shape it together.  Whether you are looking for one time support or ongoing personal accountability and support, Nicole’s here for you.  Tap into her wealth of knowledge, and see how far your pet photography can go.


Join Our Pack and Achieve Your
Pet Photography Dreams

No matter where you are on your pet photography journey, we have the perfect experience waiting just for you. Whether you're drawn to the luxurious adventure of The Barkas, the intensive learning of Houndvision, the transformative business focus of The Progress Lab, or the personalized guidance of our 1:1 Mentoring, we're here to help you unleash your full potential.

Every workshop, adventure, and mentoring session is a unique blend of learning, exploration, connection, and culinary delights. But be warned: alongside professional growth and unforgettable experiences, they also come with the risk of making lifelong friends and developing an insatiable taste for adventure!

So, don't wait around. Dive into the details, join our waitlists, and prepare to embark on an epic pet photography journey.

Not sure which adventure is right for you? Ask us here!