open mindedness. intentionality. compassion

The Bespoke Wisdoms Course is an education community reimagined. Our core values are the root of the Bespoke Wisdoms Course experience. We keep an open mind when it comes to your photography business.

We've designed an intentionally tailored education workshop. filled with truths & wisdoms of the heart, giving way to dreams of becoming the photographer we want to be and a bright future ahead.

-we can't wait to meet you-

xoxo, Makayla & Allie

Photography Education Workshop

BUILD A soul-driven BUSINESS THAT SUPPORTS YOUR photography dreams

Meet the educator

timeless photography
       a touch of whimsy


milestone photographer



Minneapolis-based & Internationally Published

FINE ART WEDDING photographer


After well over a hundred weddings, Makayla has discovered that couples love both editorial AND documentary photos.

Her subtle yet impactful posing techniques honor who her couples are, creating those effortless magazine worthy portraits. As a mentor, Makayla believes in hands-on education and that a rising tide lifts all boats.

Meet makayla mashlan photography 

Thank you, Love!

We'll be in touch soon!

 "She truly went above and beyond to help me feel confident for my first wedding."

- Britta

Workshop announcement


Hosted by Alexandra Robyn & Makayla Mashlan

Sept 15-18

elevate your portfolio



For those seeking a European-inspired venue with all the lux details, we think the same.

Bespoke Wisdoms Education is hosting a Workshop Retreat that can't be missed. We will be daring to challenge your concept of a styled shoot while providing hands-on education. There will be Flat Lay Training with individual stations, Instructor-led breakout sessions, and Time to Lead during a Euro-garden themed Styled Shoot at the Bakken Museum. With a chance to network with all the vendors.

Minneapolis, mn

bespoke wisdoms education


With the idea of creating a workshop that was completely different from other styled shoots, Allie and Makayla have put together a styled editorial that blends advanced posing, flat lay design, and all the pretty details. Please join us for a retreat filled with exploring the city of Minneapolis during a Photowalk, Breakout Education Sessions, and even a mini boudoir lesson. We are so thrilled to host you!

*Only a select number of tickets will be sold.*
We are limiting the number of Local attendees and are also planning to only sell 3 Non-lodging Bakken Shoot only Tickets. During our day at the Bakken, we will be split into two groups led by Allie and Makayla to make sure you each get individual time to lead during each station as well as 10 mins of instruction.

Full Ticket 
September 15-18

Airbnb Lodging
Morning Education 
Flat Lay Education at the Bakken
English Garden Editorial
Boudoir Mini Lesson
Sailboat Styled Engagement 

Bakken Shoot Only Ticket 
September 16th

Flat Lay Education at the Bakken
English Garden Editorial

Sailboat Styled Engagement Ticket
Sept 17th
*add-on ticket only




bespoke wisdoms education


We will be hosting you at an Airbnb near the chain of lakes.

Checking into the airbnb on Sunday and leaving Wednesday Morning. The Schedule is below.

The Schedule of Events

Q+A Session
Welcome Dinner

Breakfast Breakout Session
Bakken Editorial
Lunch on-site
Dinner reservations

Full Day Education
Boudoir Mini Lesson
Sailboat Engagement


the bakken museum


elevate your portfolio

the bakken museum


elevate your portfolio

Join us for an elevated photography workshop at the beautiful Bakken Museum! This workshop is designed for photographers of all levels, from beginners to experts. You'll have the opportunity to explore the museum's gardens, capturing stunning architecture and learning alongside experienced photographers. Whether you're interested in updating your portfolio for a higher clientele or hoping to dive into weddings, this workshop will provide you with the skills and inspiration to take your photography to the next level. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the Bakken Museum through the lens of your camera!

We can't wait for you to join us. Below is our living Pinterest Board to help you see our inspiration:


Each Workshop Attendee will have a private, 20 min time slot with the engagement couple. 

Join us for a romantic evening at the station, featuring a stunning sailboat engagement couple! Enjoy the picturesque setting as the couple snuggles on the deck of a beautiful sailboat, surrounded by the sparkling water and breathtaking sunset. This unique and intimate event is not to be missed, so come and be a part of this unforgettable experience.

The couple will be dressed in their most formal attire.

sailboat engagement


education for            

those ready to do big things

education for            

kind souls ready to make impact

education for            

the dreamers ready to create a new reality