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Friday, March 22
 

10:00am

Styled Shoots
Our Styled Shoots will take place throughout the day on Friday, March 22nd.  These are an optional conference add-on and more information about registering for styled shoots will be coming soon.

Friday March 22, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
 
Saturday, March 23
 

8:00am

Registration
Saturday March 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am

9:00am

Welcome-Rebekah & Kellie
Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Grand Ballroom

9:15am

The Key to Long Term Success in Art and Business
Sponsored by Millers Imaging

I have been in the industry of photography for nearly ten years and during that time I have seen many photographers burn out and fade away.

I don't want this for my peers. I want to see more photographers succeed in this industry because I truly believe in community over competition. 

I have figured out the ONE thing that you need to do to be a successful artist and business owner. Success is subjective, but I know what you need to do to achieve it, regardless of your defination. This key is relevant for both the hobby photographer and the business person.

This ONE thing is simple. It is to fearlessly pursue your passion. And I am going to tell you exactly how to do this.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Keynote Presenter, Sponsored by Millers Imaging
Sponsored by Millers ImagingI am an outgoing go getter! I am an absolute people person who lives life with passion. I am a photographer because it allows me to express myself as an artist. I find so much joy in showing families how beautiful they are and making them into art. I am... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:15am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

Become a Publishing Rockstar with the Perfect Submission
Sponsored by Two Bright Lights

Have you made a goal to get published this year, but you don’t know where to begin? The process of submitting your work doesn’t have to be a daunting task! Join Meghan Brown to get started on the road to becoming a submission rockstar. You’ll learn:
How to choose the right publication for you
Avoiding the pitfalls that will get your submission rejected
How to turn one event into four or more published features

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Brown

Meghan Brown

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Two Bright Lights
Sponsored by Two Bright LightsMeghan Stolar Brown, Manager of Two Bright Lights, is passionate about creating a platform to help event professionals grow their brand and leads by connecting with publishers and other vendors. She has extensive marketing and event management experience... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Salon D

11:00am

Look Deeper
Photographing beyond what you see

Speakers
avatar for Spanki Mills

Spanki Mills

Breakout Presenter
Spanki spent many years hiding behind the mask of perfection. Dredging through the channels of “safety”, creating a huge disconnect between herself and her art. She realized playing by the rules, she was cheating her own creative voice and more so, the souls she was photographing... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Medallion D

11:00am

Perfecting Your Hooks: How to Craft Facebook Ads that Work
Sponsored by Pixellu

A hook is really the reason why. It's the compelling reason that encourages a prospect or customer to take the action you’re requesting. It doesn't matter what the purpose of your Facebook ad is. Maybe you're trying to generate leads, or you're asking people to book you , or you want them to visit your site, or watch your Facebook Live. There are lots of different calls to action that we can make in our Facebook ads, but the reason that people take action is the why. In my presentation, we're going to talk about marketing hooks, and I’ll share many different marketing hooks that you can use in your ads.  

Speakers
avatar for Chip Dizard

Chip Dizard

Chip is an serial entrepreneur with a passion for all things technology and media. He is the founder / lead cinematographer of Chip Dizard Weddings a wedding photography/videography firm that captures couple’s love stories internationally. Chip graduated from Coppin State University... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Medallion C

11:00am

Prop Posing
Speakers
avatar for Amy McDaniel

Amy McDaniel

Breakout Presenter
Amy is a wife, mother of 3, photographer and educator.  She remains the most sought after newborn and baby photographer in the Auburn and Opelika, Alabama area and has been photographing newborns, babies, maternity and families for almost 7 years. She knows how important this special... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Salon A

11:00am

The Art of Delegation: How to Trust and Let Go
Have you ever thought, "If you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself!"?

Do you struggle with asking for help in your business? Are you afraid of letting go? Have you been burned before and find it hard to trust again?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you, my friend!

In order to scale your business, you'll eventually need to hire help. Whether you work with contractors or hire employees, you'll have to get comfortable letting go and sharing the workload with them. But this can be scary!

Over the years, I've found that delegating doesn't come naturally to most of us small business owners. Entrusting someone else with the business you've lovingly and painstakingly nurtured and grown can leave you feeling vulnerable. And that's why I'm here to help you!

In this session, we'll:
Explore the reasons why you're struggling to let go and get the help you desperately need
Uncover the lies (yes, lies!) we tell ourselves about why we can't let go
Discover the truth about why you can't afford not to delegate if you've got big dreams
Discuss practical strategies for how to build trust with your team and learn to let go 
During this interactive session, you'll be doing the exploration and mindset work in class as well as formulating a plan of action to take home with you that you can implement right away. Come spend the hour with me and I'll teach you the fine art of delegating, so you can stop spending your day stuck in the weeks and focus on the money-making activities that will drive your business success to the next level!!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox

Breakout Presenter
Ashley Cox helps small business owners step out of the day-to-day grind and into their CEO role with confidence. With over 12 years of leadership and human resources experience in both corporate America and the small business world, there's not much she hasn't seen, experienced or... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Salon C

11:00am

The Happy Family
Sponsored by Millers Imaging

We all know the photo exactly what families in front of our cameras want: everyone smiling, looking at the camera, Christmas-card-perfect, HAPPY.
But on picture day the baby has reflux and barfed all over his brand new outfit, the four-year-old refuses to wear the shoes you picked out for her, Dad would much rather crack open a cold one and watch the game, and Mom has barely had time to take a shower let alone do her make-up. The whole thing feels anything BUT happy and when everyone arrives for photos, it shows.
As the photographer, it is your job to give the client what they want...even when the toddler refuses to acknowledge the camera. I am here to help! Creating happy photos starts long before the session begins and in this class I am going to share all of my secrets for delivering family photos that scream JOY!

Speakers
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser is a photographer based in Columbus, Ohio where she lives with her husband, five kids, dog, cat, four goats, and a bunch of chickens. As a kids and family photographer, she strives to capture the emotion of each moment, to reveal the personality of every subject, and... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday March 23, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

Vendor Expo
Saturday March 23, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Medallion A

2:00pm

The Photographer as Storyteller
What makes a good story? What makes good photography? How do we lead ourselves into our most meaningful work? These are a few of the questions we will look to discover in this presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Warren

Sean Warren

Keynote Presenter
Sean Warren is a man, a quiet average 45 year old man….but fortunately for him, he married a remarkable wife 23 years ago. They, together, have created slightly above average kids, 4 to be exact. Some would say they take after their mother’s side of the family (required expression... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

10 Steps to a Consistent Annual Marketing Strategy
Are you tired of the "feast and famine" roller coaster most entrepreneurs experience? Planning your marketing strategy en masse is the key to a consistent brand presence and a consistent sales cycle. This session will walk you through the 10 core steps to an annual marketing strategy, setting you up to head into the next quarter or year with a clear plan for consistency with your cash and clients. The strategy will connect all the pieces of your brand and is designed to ensure that all messaging and communication strategies are consistent and customer-centered. You'll leave having:
  • identified your future-state business goals,
  • crafted a cross-platform marketing strategy,
  • feeling prepared for seamless execution through your business.

Speakers
avatar for Dannie Lynn Fountain

Dannie Lynn Fountain

Breakout Presenter
Dannie Lynn Fountain is a marketing strategist and whip-smart whiskey drinker currently working at Google. She has ten years of experience as an entrepreneur and strategist. Today, she works with entrepreneurs and corporate clients alike to brainstorm, strategize, and implement strategic... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Medallion C

4:00pm

Empowering Women Empower Women
Over 90 percent of women don’t consider themselves to be truly beautiful. How we can change this misconception as photographers by empowering women to see that beauty is beyond our skin. We live in a society where women are taught to compete. But why? What if we came together to build a tribe of like-minded women who heavily believed in community over competition? We all have a specific calling and usually if we’re following the right one? … we’re super passionate about it. I have loved providing my clients with an entire same day experience of celebrating them... same day session, same day proofing, and digital and printed image delivery. How I do it and why!

Attendees of this presentation will learn:
1. How I turn my sessions around that same day AND give my clients same day prints along with digital files. 
2. How we all experience life transformations that radically change us. How to use them in our business and branding.
3. How the boudoir session is about SO much more than the body. How to document a woman’s soul through her journey and life transformations.


Speakers
avatar for Joanne Csakany

Joanne Csakany

Styled Shoot Leader
I am a photographer of 15 years. I've always been an emotive soul, an artist - since I was a child I could feel the connection through nature that I could never explain until I was a grown woman. I'm a mother. A wife. I've been through losses that transformed me and grew me into a... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine Salon A

4:00pm

Family Photography
Sponsored by Color Inc.

Do you want to push your family photography? Join Nicole Everson as she walks through her family photography from start to finish. She will cover how she attracts her dream clients, how she connects with them at the shoot, posing a small family to a family of 30, and how these relationships turn into future sessions.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Color Inc
I am a 33 year old mom of 3 girls. I live in north Florida. I have been in business for 10 years now, and pride myself in growing a successful business in a tiny town with nothing but hard work and a whole lot of faith.. I have been teaching photography workshops of 3 years now, and... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine Salon C

4:00pm

If You Could Sell an Album to Every Client, Would You Want to?
Sponsored by KISS Books

The other night I sat down with my youngest child and we looked through an old family album together. He asked questions about family he’s never seen before. I told him stories and jokes they used to tell. We connected.

Those moments stick with you forever.

Everyone deserves a story like this. Together we will explore why heirloom albums last for generations. How to teach your client that digital is good, but it’s not everything.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Gordon

Shaun Gordon

Breakout Speaker, Sponsored by KISS Books
Sponsored by KISS BooksShaun Austin Gordon, CEO of Kiss Books, is driven to serve creatives. From fifteen years of wedding photography, to hand-crafting heirloom wedding albums, to coaching entrepreneurs to success- Shaun’s leads with the words “As long as I am serving people... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine Salon D

4:00pm

Light, Movement, and Emotion: That Something Extra
Sponsored by Millers Imaging

I will share how I use light, movement, and emotion to create images that clients HAVE to have. Anyone can take a pretty picture so we must think about what "extra" we can do to break away from the pack. In a sea of talented photographers what will make someone stop at your website or your Instagram page and say, "That's the photographer I have to have"? I will share how I use dramatic light to create mood, how I can great a gallery that features backlight, rim light, direct light, shadows, silhouettes, and flat light. Next I will discuss movement and how it plays into mood. Infusing movement into your images creates images that feel comfortable and relatable to the viewer and also gives authenticity to your poses. Finally, how I direct and elicit emotion out of my clients to create images that are powerful, fun, romantic, and timeless.

Speakers
avatar for Bre Thurston

Bre Thurston

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Millers Imaging
Sponsored by Millers Imaging Bre Thurston is an award winning photographer, educator, speaker, and author. She began her professional photography journey in 2010 after working five years in publishing. She was able to use her skills from the business world to create a business and... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom

4:00pm

Video Marketing: Don't Get Left Behind
Sponsored by CG Pro Prints

Did you know that people remember 10% of what they hear and 50% of what they see? Video is one of the most solid ways to bring people into a brand experience way before they make a purchase or engage with the business they're interested in. In this session, you will learn how video-marketing helps to grow your business, connects you with your target audience, strengthens your brand persona, and helps to market your business the right way. I'll also teach you:
  • The T.A.C.O. METHOD: SECRET TO SUCCESSFUL VIDEO-MARKETING
  • VIDEO-MARKETING ROADMAP (Content Distribution Plan, Finding New Clients and Cultivating Brand Evangelists)
  • USING VIDEO-MARKETING ON SOCIAL MEDIA (Includes Facebook & An easy Conversion-Strategy for IGTV
Is your business prepared to connect with potential clients using video-marketing or are you going to be left behind with simple marketing tactics like pictures and dry words.

It's time to level-up your brand experience with video. I'm here to help you take a practical approach towards incorporating video-marketing into your business marketing strategy.

Speakers
avatar for Anesha Collins

Anesha Collins

Anesha Collins is a well recognized and award-winning Photographer, Cinematographer, and Video-Marketing strategist currently based in Orlando, Florida. Anesha Collins has spoken at several conferences, universities, online and in-person summits, several podcasts, and many other platforms... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Medallion D

7:00pm

Great Gatsby Gala- Separate Event Ticket Required
Great ready for a night of glitz and glam!  Grab your ticket at reset2019.bigcartel.com! Tickets are limited and will fill first come, first served.

Saturday March 23, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rathskeller
 
Sunday, March 24
 

8:15am

Morning Worship (Optional)
Speakers
avatar for Sean Warren

Sean Warren

Keynote Presenter
Sean Warren is a man, a quiet average 45 year old man….but fortunately for him, he married a remarkable wife 23 years ago. They, together, have created slightly above average kids, 4 to be exact. Some would say they take after their mother’s side of the family (required expression... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 8:15am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom

9:30am

Building a Personal Brand: Attracting Ideal Clients + Adding Value with Personal Connection
Hope Taylor will be breaking down her most popular and successful marketing strategy: her personal brand. She will be talking through how to create a brand based on who you are that creates clients who love you, tell their friends about you and pay more for you. No matter who you are or what season of business you're in, Hope will be sharing her secrets to create personal connection in a way that is easy to understand and implement to see results.

Speakers
avatar for Hope Taylor

Hope Taylor

Hope Taylor is an industry-leading wedding photographer located in Fredericksburg, VA. Her journey of becoming a full time business owner immediately after graduating high school gives her a very unique perspective on entrepreneurship and business. She feels very strongly about educating... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:45am
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

Beat the Burnout - Changes You Can Make to Keep Your Fire
Sponsored by Honeybook

Laylee Emadi is a photographer and educator with a heart for serving clients and fellow creatives. She believes in people over profit—always. Since she started her business, Laylee has served the creative industry with heartfelt encouragement, honest advice, and a shared pursuit of the ever-elusive "balance." She can usually be found with a cup of coffee in hand (it's only her fourth mug today), and a cat in her lap... but her bags are always packed for the next travel destination!

Speakers
avatar for Laylee Emadi Smith

Laylee Emadi Smith

Laylee Emadi is a photographer and educator with a heart for serving others. She believes in people over profit—always. Since she started her business, Laylee has served the creative industry with authentic encouragement, tell-it-like-it-is honesty, and a wide open heart. She’s... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Salon A

11:00am

Building a Strong Business
Sponsored by CG Pro Prints

Join Nicole Everson as she walks you through the tips and tricks she has implemented to grow and straighten her business over the last 12 years. From how she has structured her business with branding, marketing, time management, and client relations. Even the down and dirty hard truths about profit and loss.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Color Inc
I am a 33 year old mom of 3 girls. I live in north Florida. I have been in business for 10 years now, and pride myself in growing a successful business in a tiny town with nothing but hard work and a whole lot of faith.. I have been teaching photography workshops of 3 years now, and... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Salon D

11:00am

How I Create a Month's Worth of Blogging Content in One Hour
Have you ever felt stuck when it comes to blogging?  Sitting at your computer, staring at a blank screen, having no idea what to type?

Join Vanessa Hicks as she shows you just how easy creating content for blogging is! She will discuss how you already have so much content for your blogging, no matter if you are new in your business or seasoned!  

She will show you how she creates a months worth of blog content, every month, in an hour!
 

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa

Vanessa

Breakout Presenter
Vanessa Hicks Photography provides authentic, genuine, and and real wedding photography. Owner of viral #flagbaby photo and Military Tea Time Sessions. As seen on Today Show, Fox News, CNN, ABC, People, Bridal Guide, Southern Weddings, and many more publications. Serving Honolulu... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom

11:00am

Lightroom Essentials (live workshop)
As a private photo editor for 20+ clients who has edited over 500 weddings and 150k images I have learned the exact pain points photographers have with setting up Lightroom and using it in the most efficient and effective way possible. 

Let’s learn the essential functions in Lightroom to help you manage your catalog and edit better and faster! Bring your laptop so you can follow along, make changes and finally feel confident with the ins and outs of all things Lightroom! 

We will cover:
Photo organization 
Lightroom catalog maintenance
Import and Export settings
5 functions every photographer should be using when editing
My secret editing tips and tricks

Speakers
avatar for Cinnamon Wolfe

Cinnamon Wolfe

Cinnamon Wolfe is a former corporate gal turned photographer, private photo editor and business coach. She is a retired Army wife, stepmom, pet mom and the friendliest introvert you’ll ever meet. She is obsessed with helping others know that they are capable of so much more than... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Medallion D

11:00am

Managing Your Business in a Busy Marriage
Sponsored by Tamron & 17hats

We all know that running a successful business is a complicated and full time job. We find ourselves doing more than just the photography. Social media management, blogger, marketing, website design and so much more takes up what feels like every minute. But what if your partner has a job that demands a great deal of their time as well? Who does the housework? Who cooks? Who pays Bill's? How do you communicate the fine details without losing your sanity. This class will help you find new ways to survive and thrive both in your business and in your marriage.

Speakers
avatar for Tara Ruby

Tara Ruby

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Tamron & 17hats
My name is Tara Ruby. I am deeply imbedded into the military life, being a military veteran, a military spouse and very soon a military mom. I love to capture portraits with a focus on motherhood as well as our US Military. I am honored to have been both published and award winning... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Salon C

11:00am

Storytelling through Day in the Life Sessions
Walk through my day in the life, or what I call "Slice of Life" sessions. We will talk about how to prepare for these sessions, how to market them, how to shoot them, what to do if you get stuck at someone's home, how to get clients to be natural and stay engaged.

Speakers
avatar for Cristin More

Cristin More

Breakout Presenter
Cristin More is a San Francisco family and newborn lifestyle photographer. She has been encouraging families to start tickle wars and couples to make out on camera since 2012. In her free time, she starts dance parties with her two-year-old in her hallway, tries fruitlessly to get... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Medallion C

12:00pm

Lunch
Sunday March 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

Vendor Expo
Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00pm - 4:45pm
Medallion A

2:00pm

Being YOU Without Bending to the Trends
Sponsored by Color Inc

Chasing one trend before the next one comes along is like trying to reach the finish line in someone else’s race or looking for the end of a rainbow, and it will only lead to a rotating door of changing clients, chaotic  and confusing marketing strategies and a lost sense of artistic identity.  Join Shalonda, with chubby cheek photography, as she walks you through four keys steps to building a loyal client base that wants what only YOU can give them, as well discusses how to know when to adapt to an ever changing market while never losing yourself along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color IncShalonda, is the face and camera behind chubby cheek photography. She is a nationally published child photographer, based out of Houston Texas, where she is drowning in glitter and princess dresses with her two daughters, affectionately referred to as the cheeks... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine Salon D

2:00pm

Do It For the 'Gram: How to Grow On Instagram & Make Tangible Sales”
You know what sucks? Instagram.
You know what sucks even more? Not knowing how the heck to do to use Instagram as an effective selling tool.  

I’m so excited to be back for my second year at Reset and talking all about our favorite little devil, Instagram. In my talk, Do It for the ‘Gram: How to Grow on Instagram & Make Tangible Sales, we dive in deep into the world of social content. I’ll share some of my experiences growing an audience, both as a marketing manager and as a professional creative, things that I and other creators have done to cultivate a loyal audience, and how we use our influence to tell authentic stories that attract new, returning clients. So, grab your coffee (or glass of wine, no judgement!), get your pen and pad ready, and let’s talk Instagram.

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Crawford

Nathaniel Crawford

Breakout Presenter
Hello, friends! My name is Nathaniel and welcome to my class! | By day I work in hotel marketing and on nights and weekends I work as a food and lifestyle photographer. I'm originally from the cornfield jungles of Central Illinois but now live in Chicago, IL.I started cooking/baking... Read More →



Sunday March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

Off Camera Flash
Do you see those amazing reception shots and portraits with off-camera flash that other photographers post on social media and think to yourself that you'll never get there because it's just too difficult to understand? Do you know the basics of flash but struggle with flat photos, crazy shadows, balancing your flash with the existing ambient lights, wanting to kill the DJ when he turns on his crazy lights, outdoor receptions where there's nothing to bounce light off of, killing ambient light when the reception hall just isn't that pretty, indoor ceremonies where there is not enough light, portraits for couples who choose not to do a first look in the winter and have an evening ceremony, or the myriad of other problems that pop up on the wedding day? Join Ashley Fisher to dissect the problems with off-camera lighting that photographers face on wedding days and learn how to troubleshoot and feel confident in any situation. New to OCF? No worries, Ashley is also giving a beginners OCF freebie to all attendees! You do not want to miss this class!

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Fisher

Ashley Fisher

Ashley Fisher is a wedding photographer and educator from Saint Louis, Missouri, was named one of the Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the US and Canada by SLR Lounge. As a MagMod Ambassador, Ashley is a perfectionist when it comes to lighting, and a lot of her photos you think are... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Medallion C

2:00pm

Photographing the Feeling
Have you ever looked at a photo and wondered how the photographer got such a strong connection out of their subjects? Maybe you thought it had to be the right kind of client to be able to produce emotive images? In this talk I will be sharing how I get emotion and connection from every single session starting from pre session emails to how I foster a space during the shoot for clients feel free to be themselves. We will be going over how I use directing over posing to create images that feel alive. Come join me in this talk and lets start photographing the feeling.

My Talk is split up into 3 parts. Attendees will learn: 

1. How to stop stifling your creativity and be unapologetically yourself to attract YOUR ideal client in return.
2. Fostering a space during your shoot that will create an enviornment for your clients to open up and flourish.
3. Directing over posing. My method to getting emotive connected images from ANY session.

Speakers
avatar for Chloe Ramirez

Chloe Ramirez

Breakout Presenter
Chloe Ramirez is a lifestyle photographer who loves to photograph deep and meaningful relationships. Real human connection makes her heart sing and she strives to have love oozing out of every pore of her work. Chloe resides in Sacramento California and there is nowhere she would... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Medallion D

2:00pm

Three Things You Need To Know to Build a Six Figure Business
I have been a photographer for 18 years and in that time I have gone from a girl with a borrowed camera, charging $100 for a portrait session, to the owner of Seattle's most successful family portrait studio, earning multiple six figures a year.  Building the profitable business of your dreams can be done!  But to get there, there are three things you MUST know. Join me to learn what they are and to start the process of building your six figure photography business.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Coan

Sandra Coan

Breakout Presenter
I am a studio newborn and family photographer in Seattle, Washington who specializes in film photography.


Sunday March 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mezzanine Salon A

3:30pm

CONFIDENCE IN COMMUNITY
Sponsored by Tamron & Millers

Being a female photographer is truly wonderful. We have the opportunity to express ourselves creatively, document our lives, and continually grow in this craft that is infinitely challenging and rewarding.

But being a female photographer can also be incredibly disheartening. It is difficult to not play the comparison game, to not feel like you are “less than” the competition, and to not feel alone and isolated as you sit behind your camera and your computer screen.

Everyone has experienced the highs and lows of being a creative While both can be valuable, we have found what we believe to be the secret to allowing your journey to be defined by the highs rather than lows: community.

Join friends and business partners Marcie Reif and Kellie Bieser as we share our own story of maintaining a REAL virtual friendship, professional support network, and inspiring community through photography. We will talk about how to find your tribe, how to overcome the challenges of comparison and competition, and how to become a better photographer alongside friends.

Equal parts inspiration and actionable steps, Confidence and Community will encourage you to break free of the challenges that face you as a photographer and find strength to overcome them alongside friends who are walking the same journey as you.

Speakers
avatar for Marcie Reif and Kellie Bieser

Marcie Reif and Kellie Bieser

Breakout Presenters, Sponsored by Tamron & Millers Imaging
Marcie is Sponsored by TamronMarcie Reif and Kellie Bieser are two photographers with radically different styles. And yet, this art form and their shared love of the creative process has brought them together as the best of friends.When she isn't working with her family clients in... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mezzanine Salon A

3:30pm

Intentional Cues to Draw Emotion out of your Clients
Sarah will cover her most effective tips for pulling emotion out of even the hardest subjects to effectively find the magic in every family.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

Breakout Presenter
Sarah is a family photographer based out of Central Indiana. She's a wife, mom to three adorable kiddos and just as many crazy dogs, and a social media influencer. She finds passion in empowering other women to push past the fear of dreaming offensively bigger for themselves and their... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom

3:30pm

Modern Macro Photography
Sponsored by Color Inc

Learn a fresh and modern approach to macro photography in this hands-on session. We will stray from the traditional view of macro photography (involving cumbersome tripods and shooting at f/22) and learn a more artistic and freeing approach to capturing details. Tiffany will teach all aspects of macro photography including gear options, focus, depth-of-field, lighting, color, and composition. Participants will have the opportunity to watch shooting demonstrations of macro photography, and then be able to practice their newfound skills hands-on and receive instructor feedback and ask questions as needed. We will learn how to slow down and really see and enjoy the beauty around us, and discuss the therapeutic nature of macro photography.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Kelly

Tiffany Kelly

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color IncI'm a mom to two beautiful girls and a passionate photographer and teacher. I have been shooting macro photography seriously for 6.5 years, and have had a family photography business for the past 5 years. I love teaching just as much as I love shooting.


Sunday March 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mezzanine Salon D

3:30pm

Newborn Workflow & Transitional Posing
Sponsored by Baby Dream Backdrops

Are you tired of 4 hour newborn sessions?  Are you tired of not knowing what pose to do next?  This course will be PERFECT for you! We will be covering a complete newborn posing workflow to make the best out of your session.  We will be covering transitional posing flow to include 7 different bean bag poses, potato sack pose and 2-3 wrapped prop shots.  I will be going over in detail how to use small transitions to create a completely new pose without upsetting your baby!  I will go over how to use this workflow to cut down your session time dramatically and provide a huge variety for your newborn clients galleries!  We will also cover basic lighting and shooting perfect SOOC.  So lets regain control over your sessions and give you back your time with your family!  I'll see you soon!!

Speakers
avatar for Cherise Kiel

Cherise Kiel

Hey Everyone! My name is Cherise and I am so excited to be here again! I am a mom to 3 beautiful children, chipotle lover, church goer, life saving EMT and self proclaimed clutz! I LOVE capturing memories and providing my clients with a legacy they can hand down from generation to... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Medallion D

3:30pm

Senior Photography & In Person Sales
Are you ready to learn what is takes to market to High School Seniors? I will be teaching you how to find your ideal  High School Senior, as well as how to Build Knowledge, Confidence and Sales with IPS.

Speakers
avatar for Britney Smith

Britney Smith

Breakout Presenter, The Glam Lab Photography
I am Britney Smith, owner of The Glam Lab Photography and write of The Power of IPS with Britney Smith. I am from Bogalusa, LA a very small town right outside of New Orleans. I am a wife and mother of 3 and 1 in the oven. I primarily photograph High School Seniors and Child Portr... Read More →



Sunday March 24, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Medallion C

4:45pm

MythBusters - Trademark Edition: I promise you don't understand trademarks, let me teach you
There's a lot that goes into starting and running a business. Especially on the legal side of things. One of the most misunderstood areas of law is trademarks ... and these misunderstandings can lead to devastating consequences for your business. Without strong trademark protections, you risk losing your brand or your entire business. Joey will start by discussing similar but very different terms: trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and business name registrations. You'll learn how just owning a trademark is different from actually having strong trademark rights. You'll understand the importance of filing for trademark protections so that you have exclusive, nationwide rights to your trademark — and you'll learn the benefits and limitations of these protections.



Speakers
avatar for Joey Vitale

Joey Vitale

Breakout Presenter
Joey Vitale is an attorney for thriving small businesses. With his law firm, Indie Law, Joey works with creative small business owners to protect their passions and give them the legal foundation they need to thrive. Indie Law offers innovative year-long plans and flat-fee packages... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Mezzanine Salon D

4:45pm

Newborn Wrapping
We have all seen the perfectly wrapped newborn by those photographers that we admire and look up
to. We sit and look at the image, think to ourselves, “that looks easy enough, I can do that” and plan to
execute the perfectly wrapped newborn in our next session. The session arrives, we pep talk ourselves
quietly in our minds and begin to wrap the baby and ‘WHAM’ chaos ensues! The wrap starts out
perfectly and then the little Houdini begins his great escape and before you know it, it all falls apart. It
happens to all of us. Sometimes there are those little blessings that put a kink in our plans and make us question our wrapping abilities. Stop, breathe, relax and regroup!
Let’s have some fun and dive into the world of newborn wrapping! It doesn’t have to be as
complicated as you think. Simple wraps make the most beautiful images and those are the ones that
can make moms heart melt. Bring a doll and a couple wraps to class and let’s make some rolled up baby burritos!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Rapp

Lisa Rapp

Breakout Presenter
I have been married for 25 years and the mother of 2 amazing young men. I love ice cream, chocolate and newborn photography. I laugh when I shouldn't and have fun everywhere I go. I am a straight to the point person, no fuss, no muss! I am fiercely loyal to my peeps and not afraid... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Mezzanine Salon A

4:45pm

Simplify Your Pricing to Maximize Your Sales
Sponsored by RedTree Albums

Ever wonder what it takes to make a $4,000 family portrait sale? It is so much simpler than you think. Selling stunning albums can help you get there, and you can make high sales without being "salesy." In this course, you will learn how to present, price and sell albums so that your clients have a beautiful and tangible representation of their story.

Take your vision for your photography off the screen and into an heirloom album that your clients will treasure forever.

Speakers
avatar for Rae Barnes

Rae Barnes

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by RedTree Albums
A perfectionist with a messy house, I am a wife, a mom to 4, a photographer and an educator. I am fueled by coffee and family, but sustained by bits of wine and loads of grace. Since 2004, I have pursued the business of relational and playful photography with only a minor detour while... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Medallion D

4:45pm

Style+Lifestyle: Fusing Classic Portraiture with a Lifestyle Vibe
Sponsored by Color Inc

This class is a hands-on, interactive shoot with a family, where we will focus on creating solid, classic portraiture that clients expect and love, and infusing candid expression, authentic interactions and real-life moments that make each and every family unique. Creating a beautiful family gallery includes capturing portraits ANY family would want to hang on the wall, while not missing the candid, loving and fun-filled moments ANY family would want to remember. You can do both, seamlessly and sincerely, and Sally will show you how. Included is an invitation to a private facebook group for attendees to share pictures, ask questions and get access to an accompanying PDF.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Molhoek

Sally Molhoek

Breakout Presenter, Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color IncSally is a celebrated, award-winning photographer based out of Dallas, TX, wife of 20 years and mom to 5. A head full of dreams and ideas, a bit of wanderlust and a passion for fun fuel Sally's adventures as she travels all over the US, teaching and shooting... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Grand Ballroom

4:45pm

Writing your job description - How to create a business that works for you!
Let's face it, there is no one size fits all when it comes to Photography Businesses. So why run your business like everyone else? I want to inspire you to create a business that fits your lifestyle and prevents burnout. Don't be afraid to be unique. Let's have a conversation! We'll talk about setting limits and sticking to them, creative and cluster scheduling, and most of all how to create lasting relationships and loyalty with your families. Can't wait to see you there!

Speakers
avatar for Brigette Schaffarzick

Brigette Schaffarzick

Breakout Presenter
I'm an outdoor lifestyle family and newborn photographer living on a 6 acre farm on the outskirts of Seattle. My family is everything to me, as is my business that I've nurtured for over 7 years. I live for golden sunsets and adventurous families that share my passion for the outdoors... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Medallion C

6:00pm

Closing & Door Prizes
Sunday March 24, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm