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Friday, October 9 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Focus on Successful Family Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta) FULL

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Join Jackie Jean Acosta in a family session that will teach you how to separate yourself from the pack in terms of creativity while also gaining repeat business. Jackie will cover how to deliver a successful family portrait session from the pre-planning consultation to interacting with clients to final delivery of the finished product. Create genuine candid moments between family members and build confidence in taking family portraits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to stylize family sessions and pre-plan posing.
2. Learn how to capture real emotion and personality.
3. Learn how to create genuine rapport and a lasting connection with your clients.

Mission San Jose:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at Mission San Jose (just a short 15 minute bus ride from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1720, and known as the "Queen of the Missions," San Jose is the showpiece of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and tells the early story of San Antonio and European expansion in the New World.

The grounds of Mission San Jose is a huge area (over six acres inside the gates) that gives you ample room to photograph kids and families at play. The walls provide great framing opportunities, with many windows and doors all around the perimeter. There are also several stone walls (without doors and windows) if you are looking for plain stone backdrops. You’ll also find some interesting arches next to the church and at the entrance - they, along with the repeating doors and windows, give you the opportunity to use repeating elements in your composition. There are a few big trees throughout, but in many areas you’ll see the wide open sky. You’ll be able to use the walls to help you stay in the shade (if that’s what you are after) or partially block the sun. Because the Mission is massive and is outside of the city, you’ll find plenty of space for shooting outside of the walls as well. The outdoor grounds of Mission San Jose have been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors. There will be a wedding rehearsal going on inside the Mission San Jose Church, so we ask that you remain on the expansive outdoor grounds rather than venturing inside the church.
http://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Instructors
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Jackie Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 11 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all the behind the scenes work and I am also a mom of five incredible boys that keep me constantly on my toes. I'm just your average tee-shirt and jeans gal who loves... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205