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Thursday, October 8
 

10:15am CDT

Anything is Possible: Intro to the World of Moment Design (Jesh de Rox)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world with more than six billion cameras, what are you offering your clients that they can't do for themselves? Beloved photographers go beyond capturing beautiful moments: they collaborate with their clients to create them. Join photographer and futurist Jesh de Rox in this fascinating look at the new worlds this opens up for bold creatives, the changes it asks of them, and what they can do to be a part of the rising tide.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be introduced to the concept of Moment Design.
2. Experience firsthand how Moment Design can massively impact a photography session via live demonstration.
3. Walk away with at least three avenues to explore how to implement Moment Design in photographer's work and business.

Speakers

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Making Magic: Stylized Sessions that Capture the Sparkle of Childhood (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to conceptualize and create magical photographs that capture the true spirit of childhood from one of the industry’s most recognized child photographers. Join Shalonda Chaddock of Chubby Cheek Photography as she shares her approach to creating stylized photos of children, including working with parents and children, using light, finding locations, sourcing and creating props, and sharing images with her audience. See how Shalonda creates a bridge between reality and fantasy with a peek behind the scenes at her process for styled mini-sessions and her "All About Me" styled sessions. Shalonda will share stories about balancing work life and motherhood, and talk about photographing her own children and how she keeps it fun for her own kids. She will discuss how children see the world in an unfiltered way, but at some point in life photographers tend to become aware that others are watching closely and we begin to pull back and shield ourselves. Shalonda will talk about that magic-stealer called self-doubt and how she manages to keep it at bay and create images that make her heart sing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tried and true methods for recognizing and developing concepts that make photo shoots fun for kids and that feature their true personalities.
2. Understand the behind the scenes considerations involved in creating magical photos of children.
3. Learn how Shalonda overcomes self-doubt and tips for how to unapologetically share your own magic with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

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 →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

10:15am CDT

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

"How do I develop my photographic style and build a brand that brings in the right clients?" Not only is this one of the most frequent questions that I'm asked, I think it is absolutely one of the most important. Having that well developed style and brand will create trust in your clients and confidence in your work, two things that are crucial to your success. Spoiler alert: It won't happen overnight but if you are ready to take the first step, give me a virtual high-five and let's do it!

Learning Objectives:
1. Style: Learn about defining your style; creating clients that trust your vision; becoming an expert in your niche; attracting the best clients for you; and booking clients faster and easier.
2. Experimentation: Learn about evaluating and evolving your work; the importance of experimentation; taking risks; creating a style with depth, and adding to your bag of tricks.
3. Brand: Become familiar wtih branding 101: what, why, and how; control how your work is perceived, learn about brand consistency and enforcement and how your brand can work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

Photographer / Educator, Ben Sasso
Hello!I am a photographer and educator living in Los Angeles, California. Aside from taking pictures, I love to be in nature (camping, climbing, running around), and I have an unmanly love for cats. I am a firm believer in fostering a close knit photo community and encouraging individual... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Introduction to Birth Photography (Paige Wilks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Paige Wilks in a discussion on all aspects of birth photography including contracts, lighting, equipment choice, client communications, and what to expect during labor. In this course you will review the differences between hospital births and home births, your role as a birth attendant and how to create powerful storytelling images in any birth environment. At the completion of this program, you will have a better understanding of what to expect at a birth as well as the knowledge to fully document any birth, no matter what shooting challenges you may have to overcome.
Please note that due to the subject matter, this program will differ from all other Boutique Sessions in that it will not be an interactive shooting demo. It will be set up as a classroom style lecture and discussion.


Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss common questions such as contracts, when to start coverage, communication with the mother prior to labor, and the differences between home and hospital births.
2. Learn how to handle challenging lighting situations, creative ways to use ambient light, as well as when it is necessary/acceptable to use flash and the basics of doing so.
3. Understand camera and lens choice and how to handle focusing issues in low light situations.
4. Discuss the role of the photographer at the birth, remaining invisible and supportive.
5. Learn how to handle a birth emergency or drastic change in the birth plan, as well as how to document c-section births when you are not allowed in the OR.

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Room 6 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

The Playful Photographer: Creative Children's Portraits (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to interact with children so that you can create portraits that not only capture their faces, but also their unique personalities! In this program with Kellie Bieser, you will see Kellie demonstrate how she works with children and gain hands-on shooting experience. Kellie will cover topics such as how she chooses her camera settings, how to use light effectively, and posing tips that best reflect the personality of her young subjects.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to feel comfortable talking with children and recognizing the opportune times to press the shutter button.
2. Learn to be confident in your camera settings when working with children and know why certain aspects of the exposure triangle need to be considered differently when working with little humans.
3. You will leave this program eager to embrace creative compositions and light, knowing that you can add character to your final product through image editing.
4. You will leave excited to create portraits of children that are beyond the standard "say cheese" portraits and instead capture true personality.
5. You will leave excited to market these types of portraits to your clients and to include them in your family sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Family, Newborn & Senior Photography, Sponsored by Profoto
Kellie Bieser of Shutter & Glass Photography is a wife, mother, photographer, and educator.

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

The Power of Posing: Create Perfect Poses and Boost Your Business (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you fear directing your clients during a session, or feel that you end up with stiff and emotionless images, this program is for you! Join Cat Hepple to see a step-by-step demonstration on how to create gorgeous poses filled with genuine, natural emotion. Working with models, Cat will show you a series of poses that she uses in her sessions, help you gain confidence, and demonstrate how to build rapport with your clients so they trust you every step of the way. Not only will you learn and be able to practice how to pose clients, you will also learn why emotion is so important and how to evoke emotion in your session so that you can create romantic and artistic images your clients will love.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to pose your clients, including hands, arms, feet and heads.
2. Learn six major posing mistakes to avoid.
3. Discuss easy ways to get to know your client and how to understand your clients concerns about being photographed.
4. Discuss what to do if you or your client are really struggling during a session.
5. Learn how to avoid some of the most common problems when posing adults.
6. Learn how to pose subjects who are self-conscious.

Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

Photographer and Mentor, Catlike
I love posing. Not for selfies, but helping others look amazing in shots, so they relax, enjoy themselves and absolutely shine. I'm on a mission to show that posing well leads to amazingly emotional and stylish images people love. Weddings are my passion along with boudoir. If it's... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Baby Love: Everything you Need to Know about Newborn Portraiture (Keri Meyers)
Limited Capacity seats available

Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

What does it take to be successful in newborn photography? Award-winning newborn photographer Keri Meyers will take you through three core components of becoming an incredible newborn portrait photographer. From client interaction and infant safety to shooting tips and tricks, you'll learn countless ways to enhance your session workflow. She'll also cover processing, including secrets for dealing with tough skin tones, working with backgrounds, and the importance of composites (and how to make them look great!). And you'll receive actionable marketing tips and tricks, discovering ways not only to set yourself apart as a photographer on social media but also how to market your business locally via community networking and positive word of mouth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to set yourself up for success with newborn portraiture (working with parents, session workflow, shooting tips and tricks).
2. Learn tips and tricks for editing newborn images, including dealing with tough skin tones, composites, and background fade.
3. Learn how to market your business locally via local networking and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers

Owner|Artist, Keri Meyers Photography
Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comKeri Meyers is an industry expert with a unique and classic style that has greatly impacted the newborn photography industry worldwide. Keri is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She has photographed newborn from all over the country, and photographers from all over the world travel to le... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

1:30pm CDT

Modern Family: The Art of Natural Family Connections (Elena Blair)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join family photographer Elena Blair for this information-packed program that will demystify family session flow. See how Elena goes beyond stiff and traditional portraits to capture fine art documentary portraits that are full of connection and emotion. Experience Elena's session flow on stage as Elena works with a family of models to demonstrate a variety of posing configurations, how to guide subjects, and top tips she uses to capture the artistic images she wants while also filling a gallery full of images that clients have to have. Learn tricks for creating an experience that satisfies clients and remains true to your own artistic vision. Elena will incorporate short videos of her in action on location, as well as show pullbacks of locations and the final photos that resulted. You'll also learn business tips for creating higher sales, attracting the right clients, keeping clients coming back year after year, and sharing your work on social media.

Learning Objectives:
1. Come away with a clear family session posing and shooting workflow that will make your sessions both more enjoyable and more efficient.
2. Learn how to pose and guide subjects for shots with a variety of family groupings.
3. Gain a clear understanding of fine art documentary family portraiture.
4. Learn useful tips on taking portraits to the next level and building a stronger connection with your clients, moving photos from stiff and boring to connected and emotive.
5. See what makes a great location for Elena and learn why she chooses the locations she does.
6. Understand how to achieve the artistic shots you want and the "money" shots the client wants at the same session.
7. Learn how to carefully select the images you share in your portfolio and on social media to attract the right clients.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Owner and Artist, Elena S Blair Photography
I live in Seattle, WA right in the city with my husband and three children. Family is everything to me! I live a natural and organic lifestyle and my work is an extension of who I am. I specialize in capturing connection in newborn and family portraiture creating fine art documentary... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Style and Brand (Ben Sasso)
Limited Capacity seats available

"How do I develop my photographic style and build a brand that brings in the right clients?" Not only is this one of the most frequent questions that I'm asked, I think it is absolutely one of the most important. Having that well developed style and brand will create trust in your clients and confidence in your work, two things that are crucial to your success. Spoiler alert: It won't happen overnight but if you are ready to take the first step, give me a virtual high-five and let's do it!

Learning Objectives:
1. Style: Learn about defining your style; creating clients that trust your vision; becoming an expert in your niche; attracting the best clients for you; and booking clients faster and easier.
2. Experimentation: Learn about evaluating and evolving your work; the importance of experimentation; taking risks; creating a style with depth, and adding to your bag of tricks.
3. Brand: Become familiar wtih branding 101: what, why, and how; control how your work is perceived, learn about brand consistency and enforcement and how your brand can work for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sasso

Ben Sasso

Photographer / Educator, Ben Sasso
Hello!I am a photographer and educator living in Los Angeles, California. Aside from taking pictures, I love to be in nature (camping, climbing, running around), and I have an unmanly love for cats. I am a firm believer in fostering a close knit photo community and encouraging individual... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

1:30pm CDT

Celebrate the Everyday: Lifestyle Photography with Children (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn why shooting the everyday is not only beautiful, but important. Emily Jackson will walk you through the way she approaches lifestyle shooting, focusing on finding humor in the commonplace, encouraging sibling interaction, and capturing the details that tell your family's story. Watch Emily photograph a lifestyle session using child models. She will walk you through her thought process when shooting her own children or a client's family.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand why shooting lifestyle/everyday is important.
2. Learn about the impact that a 365 shooting project has on your growth as a photographer, including developing your personal style.
3. Learn why certain compositions and lighting scenarios add to or detract from a lifestyle picture.
4. Gain ideas of the types of lifestyle images you can capture with your own kids (playing, eating, and other interactions.)
5. Learn to capture the "real" versus posed, as well as see how lifestyle photography can be a hybrid of both.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

Owner/Photographer, Cat and the Fiddle Photography
Emily, of Cat and the Fiddle Photography, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she spends her time chasing her three wild little ones and downing more coffee than should be humanly possible. Her husband says she loves her children, her husband and her camera, in that... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Flow-Posing for Teens and High School Senior Portraits (Holli True)
Limited Capacity seats available

Holli is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Learn how to simplify your shooting workflow by incorporating flow-posing in your teen and high school senior portrait sessions. Join Holli True in understanding how making small adjustments to the pose, angle, crop and perspective, will yield multiple sellable images in a fraction of the time. Learn all about "Show and Tell Posing," which includes demonstration and communication. Get ready to take your posing and communication skills to a whole new level!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to flow-pose your clients, yielding multiple sellable images in one setting.
2. Gain confidence in your posing and communication skills.
3. Learn how to spot great locations that will allow you to stay in one location for a longer amount of time.
4. Learn how to hold and use a reflector when you shoot solo.

Instructors
avatar for Holli True

Holli True

Owner/Photographer, Holli True
I am a dreamer, a thinker, a chaser and a doer. Inspiration runs deep through my veins, which makes me a little restless from time to time. I like to think it's just creativity calling my name, tempting me to get out and explore the beauty that surrounds me. I'm an Oregon girl... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Get in the Flow with Newborn Lifestyle Sessions (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

Danielle is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Danielle Hatcher in this hands-on program which will take you step-by-step through a newborn lifestyle session from inquiry, to shooting, to delivering the final gallery. Participants will learn the skills to manage client expectations from the beginning stages, and a loose plan of action to follow with each and every lifestyle session. Participants will also have the opportunity to photograph models during the shooting demonstration. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Brainstorm ideas to improve the client/photographer relationship.
3. Develop a loose plan to follow with each and every lifestyle session, from the moment you walk in the client's door.
4. Learn new skills to incorporate into your own personal workflow.

Instructors
avatar for Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Instant Connections: Engaging and Enjoyable Client Sessions (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Walk into a client's home with a hand shake, and leave them with a hug! Creating an encouraging environment for your clients or subjects is necessary in order to capture authentic and genuine connections through your images. Join Ashley Berrie in photographing child models and learn how real smiles, big hugs, and belly laughs evoke a positive emotion for the viewer and create a lasting memory for your clients. From the very first time you meet your clients to the moments in between shooting, Ashley will demonstrate her ways of encouraging families and children to be themselves in front of the camera and ask you to come back for another session!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to understand your clients and how to prepare yourself before a session.
2. Learn how to build a rapport with children and their parents for a successful session.
3. Learn to create an encouraging environment in which children feel comfortable being themselves.
4. Learn to effectively communicate with your clients throughout the session to encourage sincere displays of affection and happiness.

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
I am a natural light photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in newborns, babies, children and their families. I am a wife to a supportive husband and a mom to a spirited little boy. With degrees in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, photography found me with the... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Perfect Posing: Newborn Photography Workflow (Nicole Everson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Nicole is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Nicole Everson as she walks attendees through her newborn session workflow. Nicole will use a life-like newborn posing doll to demonstrate lighting, posing, wrapping and how to get the most out of every pose. Learn to transition seamlessly from one pose to the next, ensuring a gallery full of variety and clients who adore the beautiful photos of their precious new family member.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to achieve the look of natural light using studio strobes.
2. Learn how to master newborn posing.
3. Understand how to transition from one pose to another for a smooth session.

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc 35 year old mom of 4, I opened my full service studio 13 years ago, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but most know in the teaching industry for my maternity and newborns. I have a big personality, with a very tough worth ethic. I love the challenge that comes from fighting for yo... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Anything is Possible: Intro to the World of Moment Design (Jesh de Rox)
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world with more than six billion cameras, what are you offering your clients that they can't do for themselves? Beloved photographers go beyond capturing beautiful moments: they collaborate with their clients to create them. Join photographer and futurist Jesh de Rox in this fascinating look at the new worlds this opens up for bold creatives, the changes it asks of them, and what they can do to be a part of the rising tide.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be introduced to the concept of Moment Design.
2. Experience firsthand how Moment Design can massively impact a photography session via live demonstration.
3. Walk away with at least three avenues to explore how to implement Moment Design in photographer's work and business.

Speakers

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

3:15pm CDT

Life in Motion: Infusing Movement in Family Portraiture (Lisa Tichané)
Limited Capacity seats available

Strangely enough, family portraiture is mostly static. It's all about family members posing and looking at the camera, sitting together, or standing in front of a cute background. Life isn't that way. Family life is full of MOTION. Action. Craziness. Laughter. Tantrums. So why is there so little movement in family portraits?

In this program, join Lisa Tichané as she shares how to photograph families as they really are (full of life!), and discover how you can bring your photography (and your business) to the next level by doing so.

In this program you will learn the many benefits of infusing movement in your sessions, discover the tips and tricks to nail these images technically, embrace the power of body language (and how to best use it to your advantage), learn how to use movement to unleash emotions and create memorable images... all while considering how to make it a key factor in the success of your photography business.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why incorporating motion into your family and child sessions will infuse your images with life, spirit, and authentic emotions.
2. Discover how using movement in your sessions can lead to a better experience for your subjects and yourself, while creating a powerful visual experience for the viewer as well.
3. Learn technical and creative tools to produce high impact images (both visually and emotionally).
4. Understand why creating a strong brand based on your photography style is critical for attracting the right clients and keeping them for life.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

Owner, Tout Petit Pixel
Lisa Tichané is a natural light photographer located in Marseille, France. Her favorite things to photograph are movement, laughter, and carefree behavior (with a bit of mischief!). She has a passion for wild toddlers and capturing parent/child interaction. Her style is playful... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Creative Storytelling (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to break the mold when it comes to taking creative storytelling photographs. Brit will teach attendees how to go beyond a portrait to truly narrate the story of her subject(s). Attendees will learn how to use creative light and composition to turn everyday moments into works of art. Learn about the different elements (light, composition, expressions, processing) that tell the story. Brit will talk about why it's important to be both a fly on the wall and an active participant during the session. Add depth and dimension to your photo stories by capturing the in between moments and the oh-so-important details.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the different elements in a photo and how they affect the story.
2. Understand when to sit back and let moments happen, and when to jump in and participate to create moments.
3. Attendees will know which details to include to round out a story.

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

DSLR Video Storytelling for the Photographer (Emily Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

When our children are grown, memories are all we have, but video is the next closest thing. Join Emily Mitchell and learn how to create video using your DSLR. In this program which will use a child model, you will learn how to breathe life into your images as you record voices, hands, expressions, movement, and connection as no still image can. Handouts on music acquisition and gear list will be provided. Attendees will receive videos on editing after the conclusion of the conference.
Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode, and your camera's video mode should allow at least aperture or shutter priority control, but full manual control is preferred. Before attending, you should read your manual and learn how to get your camera into video mode. It is recommended that you bring your manual, a DSLR with video function, a camera strap, and 1 or 2 of your favorite lenses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the job opportunities that shooting DSLR video will create for you.
2. Learn about what to look for when scouting locations for dramatic light.
3. Understand technical information such as choosing a frame rate, how to stabilize your camera, and how to pull focus.
4. Learn about the five different types of shots that make a good story (detail, wide, etc.).
5. Learn about the three types of camera movements.
6. Learn about a smooth-gliding shot without fancy rigs.
7. Understand video editing software options.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Filmmaker, Mama of 4, Owner of Everyday Film School, Everyday Film School
The things deep in my heart I struggle to write with words, but with the magic of film and music, I can share what sets my heart on fire. I teach photographers how to do the same (mostly other mamas)! I teach The Film Workshop in my online school, Everyday Film School. More courses... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Introduction to Birth Photography (Paige Wilks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Paige Wilks in a discussion on all aspects of birth photography including contracts, lighting, equipment choice, client communications, and what to expect during labor. In this course you will review the differences between hospital births and home births, your role as a birth attendant and how to create powerful storytelling images in any birth environment. At the completion of this program, you will have a better understanding of what to expect at a birth as well as the knowledge to fully document any birth, no matter what shooting challenges you may have to overcome.
Please note that due to the subject matter, this program will differ from all other Boutique Sessions in that it will not be an interactive shooting demo, rather it will be set up as a classroom style lecture and discussion.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss common questions such as contracts, when to start coverage, communication with the mother prior to labor, and the differences between home and hospital births.
2. Learn how to handle challenging lighting situations, creative ways to use ambient light, as well as when it is necessary/acceptable to use flash and the basics of doing so.
3. Understand camera and lens choice and how to handle focusing issues in low light situations.
4. Discuss the role of the photographer at the birth, remaining invisible and supportive.
5. Learn how to handle a birth emergency or drastic change in the birth plan, as well as how to document c-section births when you are not allowed in the OR.

Instructors

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 6 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am CDT

Before and After: Developing an Artistic Voice That's Impossible to Ignore (Kate T. Parker)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is where we all start. We all have a camera. We all have a computer to edit our images. We all have the internet to share our work. We all have our own amazing stories and distinct points of view to shed light upon. Where you end up is up to you. In this photography talk, you'll join Kate T. Parker to learn some of the introspective and practical steps you can take to guide positive transformations in crafting stronger images, discovering and defining yourself as an artist, and developing a confident, pervasive voice on social media. Find out how creating work you love enriches your creativity, touches those around you, and gets you noticed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about Kate's approach to remaining true to her own voice, staying confident, and taking risks.
2. Hear stories about Kate's process from concept to execution, including inspiration and concept creation and steps for executing a concept. See pullbacks, straight out of camera images, and the final product.
3. See Kate transform images right before your eyes.
4. Learn ideas for what to do with your finished products, how to be your own PR/advocate, and how to continue moving forward in the face of rejection.

Speakers
avatar for Kate T Parker

Kate T Parker

owner, Kate T. Parker Photography
Kate is a mom, wife and a photographer based in Atlanta.


Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

8:30am CDT

Life as it Unfolds: Documenting the Beauty of Family Life (Jenny Solar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family Photographer and founder of the beloved "Happy Family Movement" Jenny Solar shares how documenting her own family and living intentionally has strengthened her ability to create honest, joyful imagery for her clients. Jenny leads you into an exploration of the way family values, happy family habits, and family traditions bring heart and soul into the work we create for ourselves and for others. Learn how being in the moment on both sides of the camera will make you a better photographer and, maybe, even help you to lead a more fulfilling life overall.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to figure out family values and incorporate them into storytelling and portrait sessions.
2. Discover how to document family traditions beautifully and authentically.
3. Understand how documenting your own family story helps your clients connect with you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Solar

Jenny Solar

Owner, Hello Happiness Card Company
I'm a wife, mama, photographer, and professional encourager. I spend my time adventuring with my family, taking photos of families, and running a greeting card company with my husband!


Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

8:30am CDT

The Power of Posing: Create Perfect Poses and Boost Your Business (Cat Hepple)
Limited Capacity seats available

If you fear directing your clients during a session, or feel that you end up with stiff and emotionless images, this program is for you! Join Cat Hepple to see a step-by-step demonstration on how to create gorgeous poses filled with genuine, natural emotion. Working with models, Cat will show you a series of poses that she uses in her sessions, help you gain confidence, and demonstrate how to build rapport with your clients so they trust you every step of the way. Not only will you learn and be able to practice how to pose clients, you will also learn why emotion is so important and how to evoke emotion in your session so that you can create romantic and artistic images your clients will love.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to pose your clients, including hands, arms, feet and heads.
2. Learn six major posing mistakes to avoid.
3. Discuss easy ways to get to know your client and how to understand your clients worries about being photographed.
4. Discuss what to do if you or your client are really struggling during a session.
5. Learn how to avoid some of the most common problems when posing adults.
6. Learn how to pose subjects who are self-conscious.

Instructors
avatar for Cat Hepple

Cat Hepple

Photographer and Mentor, Catlike
I love posing. Not for selfies, but helping others look amazing in shots, so they relax, enjoy themselves and absolutely shine. I'm on a mission to show that posing well leads to amazingly emotional and stylish images people love. Weddings are my passion along with boudoir. If it's... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Baby Love: Everything you Need to Know about Newborn Portraiture (Keri Meyers)
Limited Capacity seats available

Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

What does it take to be successful in newborn photography? Award-winning newborn photographer Keri Meyers will take you through three core components of becoming an incredible newborn portrait photographer. From client interaction and infant safety to shooting tips and tricks, you'll learn countless ways to enhance your session workflow. She'll also cover processing, including secrets for dealing with tough skin tones, working with backgrounds, and the importance of composites (and how to make them look great!). And you'll receive actionable marketing tips and tricks, discovering ways not only to set yourself apart as a photographer on social media but also how to market your business locally via community networking and positive word of mouth.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to set yourself up for success with newborn portraiture (working with parents, session workflow, shooting tips and tricks).
2. Learn tips and tricks for editing newborn images, including dealing with tough skin tones, composites, and background fade.
3. Learn how to market your business locally via local networking and social media.

Speakers
avatar for Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers

Owner|Artist, Keri Meyers Photography
Keri is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comKeri Meyers is an industry expert with a unique and classic style that has greatly impacted the newborn photography industry worldwide. Keri is a mom, wife and entrepreneur. She has photographed newborn from all over the country, and photographers from all over the world travel to le... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

10:15am CDT

Celebrate the Everyday: Lifestyle Photography with Children (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn why shooting the everyday is not only beautiful, but important. Emily Jackson will walk you through the way she approaches lifestyle shooting, focusing on finding humor in the commonplace, encouraging sibling interaction, and capturing the details that tell your family's story. Watch Emily photograph a lifestyle session using child models. She will walk you through her thought process when shooting her own children or a client's family.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand why shooting lifestyle/everyday is important.
2. Learn about the impact that a 365 shooting project has on your growth as a photographer, including developing your personal style.
3. Learn why certain compositions and lighting scenarios add to or detract from a lifestyle picture.
4. Gain ideas of the types of lifestyle images you can capture with your own kids (playing, eating, and other interactions.)
5. Learn to capture the "real" versus posed, as well as see how lifestyle photography can be a hybrid of both.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

Owner/Photographer, Cat and the Fiddle Photography
Emily, of Cat and the Fiddle Photography, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she spends her time chasing her three wild little ones and downing more coffee than should be humanly possible. Her husband says she loves her children, her husband and her camera, in that... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Conference Suite 514 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Flow-Posing for Teens and High School Senior Portraits (Holli True)
Limited Capacity seats available

Holli is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Learn how to simplify your shooting workflow by incorporating flow-posing in your teen and high school senior portrait sessions. Join Holli True in understanding how making small adjustments to the pose, angle, crop and perspective, will yield multiple sellable images in a fraction of the time. Learn all about "Show and Tell Posing," which includes demonstration and communication. Get ready to take your posing and communication skills to a whole new level!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to flow-pose your clients, yielding multiple sellable images in one setting.
2. Gain confidence in your posing and communication skills.
3. Learn how to spot great locations that will allow you to stay in one location for a longer amount of time.
4. Learn how to hold and use a reflector when you shoot solo.

Instructors
avatar for Holli True

Holli True

Owner/Photographer, Holli True
I am a dreamer, a thinker, a chaser and a doer. Inspiration runs deep through my veins, which makes me a little restless from time to time. I like to think it's just creativity calling my name, tempting me to get out and explore the beauty that surrounds me. I'm an Oregon girl... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Get in the Flow with Newborn Lifestyle Sessions (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

Danielle is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Join Danielle Hatcher in this hands-on program which will take you step-by-step through a newborn lifestyle session from inquiry, to shooting, to delivering the final gallery. Participants will walk away with the skills to manage client expectations from the beginning stages, and a loose plan of action to follow with each and every lifestyle session. Participants will also have the opportunity to photograph models during the shooting demonstration. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Brainstorm ideas to improve the client/photographer relationship.
3. Develop a loose plan to follow with each and every lifestyle session, from the moment you walk in the client's door.
4. Learn new skills to incorporate into your own personal workflow.

Instructors
avatar for Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am CDT

Secrets of Creative Child Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jackie Jean Acosta for this program focused on taking children's portrait work to the next level in creativity and fun. Working with child models, Jackie will demonstrate how she uses minimal props to create a story. She will show you how to focus on interacting with and directing children in a way which will result in a variety of stellar images in a single location.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to keep a children's session fun and upbeat.
2. Learn how to tell a story with minimal props.
3. Learn how to achieve a variety of images in a single location.

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean 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 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Before and After: Developing an Artistic Voice That's Impossible to Ignore (Kate T. Parker)
Limited Capacity seats available

This is where we all start. We all have a camera. We all have a computer to edit our images. We all have the internet to share our work. We all have our own amazing stories and distinct points of view to shed light upon. Where you end up is up to you. In this photography talk, you'll join Kate T. Parker to learn some of the introspective and practical steps you can take to guide positive transformations in crafting stronger images, discovering and defining yourself as an artist, and developing a confident, pervasive voice on social media. Find out how creating work you love enriches your creativity, touches those around you, and gets you noticed.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about Kate's approach to remaining true to her own voice, staying confident, and taking risks.
2. Hear stories about Kate's process from concept to execution, including inspiration and concept creation and steps for executing a concept. See pullbacks, straight out of camera images, and the final product.
3. See Kate transform images right before your eyes.
4. Learn ideas for what to do with your finished products, how to be your own PR/advocate, and how to continue moving forward in the face of rejection.

Speakers
avatar for Kate T Parker

Kate T Parker

owner, Kate T. Parker Photography
Kate is a mom, wife and a photographer based in Atlanta.


Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Modern Family: The Art of Natural Family Connections (Elena Blair)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join family photographer Elena Blair for this information-packed program that will demystify family session flow. See how Elena goes beyond stiff and traditional portraits to capture fine art documentary portraits that are full of connection and emotion. Experience Elena's session flow on stage as Elena works with a family of models to demonstrate a variety of posing configurations, how to guide subjects, and top tips she uses to capture the artistic images she wants while also filling a gallery full of images that clients have to have. Learn tricks for creating an experience that satisfies clients and remains true to your own artistic vision. Elena will incorporate short videos of her in action on location, as well as show pullbacks of locations and the final photos that resulted. You'll also learn business tips for creating higher sales, attracting the right clients, keeping clients coming back year after year, and sharing your work on social media.

Learning Objectives:
1. Come away with a clear family session posing and shooting workflow that will make your sessions both more enjoyable and more efficient.
2. Learn how to pose and guide subjects for shots with a variety of family groupings.
3. Gain a clear understanding of fine art documentary family portraiture.
4. Learn useful tips on taking portraits to the next level and building a stronger connection with your clients, moving photos from stiff and boring to connected and emotive.
5. See what makes a great location for Elena and learn why she chooses the locations she does.
6. Understand how to achieve the artistic shots you want and the "money" shots the client wants at the same session.
7. Learn how to carefully select the images you share in your portfolio and on social media to attract the right clients.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Blair

Elena Blair

Owner and Artist, Elena S Blair Photography
I live in Seattle, WA right in the city with my husband and three children. Family is everything to me! I live a natural and organic lifestyle and my work is an extension of who I am. I specialize in capturing connection in newborn and family portraiture creating fine art documentary... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

1:30pm CDT

Creative Storytelling (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn to break the mold when it comes to taking creative storytelling photographs. Brit will teach attendees how to go beyond a portrait to truly narrate the story of her subject(s). Attendees will learn how to use creative light and composition to turn everyday moments into works of art. Learn about the different elements (light, composition, expressions, processing) that tell the story. Brit will talk about why it's important to be both a fly on the wall and an active participant during the session. Add depth and dimension to your photo stories by capturing the in between moments and the oh-so-important details.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the different elements in a photo and how they affect the story.
2. Understand when to sit back and let moments happen, and when to jump in and participate to create moments.
3. Attendees will know which details to include to round out a story.







Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

DSLR Video Storytelling for the Photographer (Emily Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

When our children are grown, memories are all we have, but video is the next closest thing. Join Emily Mitchell and learn how to create video using your DSLR. In this program which will use a child model, you will learn how to breathe life into your images as you record voices, hands, expressions, movement, and connection as no still image can. Handouts on music acquisition and gear list will be provided. Attendees will receive videos on editing after the conclusion of the conference.
Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode, and your camera's video mode should allow at least aperture or shutter priority control, but full manual control is preferred. Before attending, you should read your manual and learn how to get your camera into video mode. It is recommended that you bring your manual, a DSLR with video function, a camera strap, and 1 or 2 of your favorite lenses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the job opportunities that shooting DSLR video will create for you.
2. Learn about what to look for when scouting locations for dramatic light.
3. Understand technical information such as choosing a frame rate, how to stabilize your camera, and how to pull focus.
4. Learn about the five different types of shots that make a good story (detail, wide, etc.).
5. Learn about the three types of camera movements.
6. Learn about a smooth-gliding shot without fancy rigs.
7. Understand video editing software options.

Instructors
avatar for Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Filmmaker, Mama of 4, Owner of Everyday Film School, Everyday Film School
The things deep in my heart I struggle to write with words, but with the magic of film and music, I can share what sets my heart on fire. I teach photographers how to do the same (mostly other mamas)! I teach The Film Workshop in my online school, Everyday Film School. More courses... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 13 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

Instant Connections: Engaging and Enjoyable Client Sessions (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Walk into a client's home with a hand shake, and leave them with a hug! Creating an encouraging environment for your clients or subjects is necessary in order to capture authentic and genuine connections through your images. Join Ashley Berrie in photographing child models and learn how real smiles, big hugs, and belly laughs evoke a positive emotion for the viewer and create a lasting memory for your clients. From the very first time you meet your clients to the moments in between shooting, Ashley will demonstrate her ways of encouraging families and children to be themselves in front of the camera and ask you to come back for another session!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to understand your clients and how to prepare yourself before a session.
2. Learn how to build a rapport with children and their parents for a successful session.
3. Learn to create an encouraging environment in which children feel comfortable being themselves.
4. Learn to effectively communicate with your clients throughout the session to encourage sincere displays of affection and happiness.

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
I am a natural light photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in newborns, babies, children and their families. I am a wife to a supportive husband and a mom to a spirited little boy. With degrees in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, photography found me with the... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Miller's Lab Display/Pre-Function Hallway - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Life as it Unfolds: Documenting the Beauty of Family Life (Jenny Solar)
Limited Capacity seats available

Family Photographer and founder of the beloved "Happy Family Movement" Jenny Solar shares how documenting her own family and living intentionally has strengthened her ability to create honest, joyful imagery for her clients. Jenny leads you into an exploration of the way family values, happy family habits, and family traditions bring heart and soul into the work we create for ourselves and for others. Learn how being in the moment on both sides of the camera will make you a better photographer and, maybe, even help you to lead a more fulfilling life overall.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to figure out family values and incorporate them into storytelling and portrait sessions.
2. Discover how to document family traditions beautifully and authentically.
3. Understand how documenting your own family story helps your clients connect with you.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Solar

Jenny Solar

Owner, Hello Happiness Card Company
I'm a wife, mama, photographer, and professional encourager. I spend my time adventuring with my family, taking photos of families, and running a greeting card company with my husband!


Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

3:15pm CDT

Life in Motion: Infusing Movement in Family Portraiture (Lisa Tichané)
Limited Capacity seats available

Strangely enough, family portraiture is mostly static. It's all about family members posing and looking at the camera, sitting together, or standing in front of a cute background. Life isn't that way. Family life is full of MOTION. Action. Craziness. Laughter. Tantrums. So why is there so little movement in family portraits?

In this program, join Lisa Tichané as she shares how to photograph families as they really are (full of life!), and discover how you can bring your photography (and your business) to the next level by doing so.

In this program you will learn the many benefits of infusing movement in your sessions, discover the tips and tricks to nail these images technically, embrace the power of body language (and how to best use it to your advantage), learn how to use movement to unleash emotions and create memorable images... all while considering how to make it a key factor in the success of your photography business.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why incorporating motion into your family and child sessions will infuse your images with life, spirit, and authentic emotions.
2. Discover how using movement in your sessions can lead to a better experience for your subjects and yourself, while creating a powerful visual experience for the viewer as well.
3. Learn technical and creative tools to produce high impact images (both visually and emotionally).
4. Understand why creating a strong brand based on your photography style is critical for attracting the right clients and keeping them for life.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Tichane

Lisa Tichane

Owner, Tout Petit Pixel
Lisa Tichané is a natural light photographer located in Marseille, France. Her favorite things to photograph are movement, laughter, and carefree behavior (with a bit of mischief!). She has a passion for wild toddlers and capturing parent/child interaction. Her style is playful... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Making Magic: Stylized Sessions that Capture the Sparkle of Childhood (Shalonda Chaddock)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to conceptualize and create magical photographs that capture the true spirit of childhood from one of the industry’s most recognized child photographers. Join Shalonda Chaddock of Chubby Cheek Photography as she shares her approach to creating stylized photos of children, including working with parents and children, using light, finding locations, sourcing and creating props, and sharing images with her audience. See how Shalonda creates a bridge between reality and fantasy with a peek behind the scenes at her process for styled mini-sessions and her "All About Me" styled sessions. Shalonda will share stories about balancing work life and motherhood, and talk about photographing her own children and how she keeps it fun for her own kids. She will discuss how children see the world in an unfiltered way, but at some point in life photographers tend to become aware that others are watching closely and we begin to pull back and shield ourselves. Shalonda will talk about that magic-stealer called self-doubt and how she manages to keep it at bay and create images that make her heart sing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn tried and true methods for recognizing and developing concepts that make photo shoots fun for kids and that feature their true personalities.
2. Understand the behind the scenes considerations involved in creating magical photos of children.
3. Learn how Shalonda overcomes self-doubt and tips for how to unapologetically share your own magic with the world.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Chaddock

Shalonda Chaddock

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 →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

3:15pm CDT

A Natural Newborn Session (Alison Winterroth)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alison is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Learn how to hold a stress-free, organic, gently posed newborn session that produces timeless images that parents treasure. Join Alison Winterroth as she leads you through a newborn session; guiding the family and gently posing newborn babies in a natural way. She will demonstrate how to use light colors (including white) and textures effectively to draw attention to the most important thing in the photo: new life.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to prepare families for a relaxed newborn session.
2. Discover fabrics and textures that work for a newborn's skin and coloring.
3. Utilize light in a dramatic yet pleasing way.
4. Learn soothing techniques so baby is happy (if not asleep).
5. Learn gentle posing for pleasing imagery without the baby crying or undue stress.

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

Perfect Posing: Newborn Photography Workflow (Nicole Everson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Nicole is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/

Props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Nicole Everson as she walks attendees through her newborn session workflow. Nicole will use a life-like newborn posing doll to demonstrate lighting, posing, wrapping and how to get the most out of every pose. Learn to transition seamlessly from one pose to the next, ensuring a gallery full of variety and clients who adore the beautiful photos of their precious new family member.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to achieve the look of natural light using studio strobes.
2. Learn how to master newborn posing.
3. Understand how to transition from one pose to another for a smooth session.

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc 35 year old mom of 4, I opened my full service studio 13 years ago, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but most know in the teaching industry for my maternity and newborns. I have a big personality, with a very tough worth ethic. I love the challenge that comes from fighting for yo... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm CDT

The Playful Photographer: Creative Children's Portraits (Kellie Bieser)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to interact with children so that you can create portraits that not only capture their faces, but also their unique personalities! In this program with Kellie Bieser, you will see Kellie demonstrate how she works with children and gain hands-on shooting experience. Kellie will cover topics such as how she chooses her camera settings, using light effectively, and poses that best reflect the personality of her young subjects.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to feel comfortable talking with children and recognizing the opportune times to press the shutter button.
2. Learn to be confident in your camera settings when working with children and know why certain aspects of the exposure triangle need to be considered differently when working with little humans.
3. You will leave this program eager to embrace creative compositions and light, knowing that you can add character to your final product through image editing.
4. You will leave excited to create portraits of children that are beyond the standard "say cheese" portraits and instead capture true personality.
5. You will leave excited to market these types of portraits to your clients and to include them in your family sessions.

Instructors
avatar for Kellie Bieser

Kellie Bieser

Family, Newborn & Senior Photography, Sponsored by Profoto
Kellie Bieser of Shutter & Glass Photography is a wife, mother, photographer, and educator.

Friday October 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm CDT

Beyond the Smile: How to Connect with your Family Session Clients (Danielle Hatcher)
Limited Capacity seats available

Danielle is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

This Golden Hour Shooting Experience with a young family will inspire you to capture great memories beyond those cheesy grins! Join Danielle Hatcher and gain confidence in your skills to capture genuine interaction without anyone looking awkward, silly, or out of place. You will learn games and other tricks that invite genuine interaction with your families. Have fun at this interactive session by getting past "say cheese," and walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow!

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn the importance of managing client expectations from the beginning.
2. Discuss the importance of a family questionnaire in getting to know your families.
3. Learn tricks and games to play with your client families to get genuine interaction, besides "sitting and smiling" for the camera.
4. Brainstorm ideas to help put the parents at ease during the session.
5. Walk away with confidence in applying these new skills into your workflow.

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
avatar for Danielle Hatcher

Danielle Hatcher

Owner/Photographer, Danielle Hatcher Photography
I am a lifestyle newborn + family photographer based out of Sacramento. I'm a native Californian currently residing in Roseville. I'm a wife, mother, friend, dog lover, optimist, wellness enthusiast, and former American Idol hopeful (kidding!). I shoot with a Nikon D700, D7000... Read More →

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

5:00pm CDT

Cinematic Video for the DSLR Photographer (Emily Mitchell)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Emily uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 24-70L, 35L, 50 1.4, 24-105L

You already have what you need to create cinematic videos about families -- your DSLR with video functionality and a camera strap! Join Emily Mitchell to overcome the learning curve and bring your images to life with motion, voices, and the magic of golden hour light. Handouts on music acquisition and gear list will be provided. Attendees will receive videos on editing after the conclusion of the conference. Attendees should be comfortable shooting in manual mode, and your video mode should allow at least aperture or shutter priority control, although full manual control is preferred. Before attending, you should read your manual and learn how to get your camera into video mode. It is recommended that you bring your manual, a DSLR with video function, a camera strap, and 1 or 2 of your favorite lenses.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn about the job opportunities knowing DSLR video will create for you where you live.
2. Learn how to plan your shoot by familiarizing yourself with gear essentials and extras.
3. Learn about what to look for when scouting locations for dramatic light and how to achieve beautiful rim light, silhouettes, sun flare, and haze.
4. Understand technical information such as choosing the appropriate frame rate, how to stabilize your camera, how to pull focus on a stationary subject (rack focus), how to pull focus on a moving subject, and understand basic camera movements.
5. Learn how to capture quality, clean audio.
6. Learn a few basic rules for composition in the aspect ratio for video.

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
avatar for Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Filmmaker, Mama of 4, Owner of Everyday Film School, Everyday Film School
The things deep in my heart I struggle to write with words, but with the magic of film and music, I can share what sets my heart on fire. I teach photographers how to do the same (mostly other mamas)! I teach The Film Workshop in my online school, Everyday Film School. More courses... Read More →

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

5:00pm CDT

Focus on Successful Family Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

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
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean 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 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

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

5:00pm CDT

Shooting Large Families Without Fear (Emily Jackson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Emily uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 35mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L, 70-200 f/2.8L.

Are you comfortable with small family groups, but large or extended family shoots make you nervous? This session is for you! There is no need to be afraid of large groups -- the interactions and emotions that you can achieve with large families can result in fun, engaging sessions and amazing images. In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience with Emily Jackson, you will work together to direct and pose an extended family, and Emily will provide lots of tips so that you no longer fear big groups!

Learning Objectives:
1. Gain confidence when working with large groups or extended families.
2. Learn how to break a larger group into smaller groups to enhance your final gallery.
3. Discuss how to focus on connection and how to pose to create connection.

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
avatar for Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson

Owner/Photographer, Cat and the Fiddle Photography
Emily, of Cat and the Fiddle Photography, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she spends her time chasing her three wild little ones and downing more coffee than should be humanly possible. Her husband says she loves her children, her husband and her camera, in that... Read More →

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

5:30pm CDT

Authentic Connections During an Outdoor Session (Brittany Chandler)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Brit uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including a 24mm lens.

During this Golden Hour session, Brit Chandler will portray how she interacts with clients to achieve authentic expressions that are more than just happy faces. Attendees will learn how to evoke natural and real connections with clients, specifically in an outdoor setting. Watch as she eases clients with gentle directions, and breaks down walls with simple interactions between her and her subjects. Brit will talk you through what she is doing and why as she demonstrates photographing a family.

Learning objectives:
1. Attendees will learn confidence when it comes to client interactions.
2. Learn to provoke natural and authentic expressions from your own family or from clients.
3. Understand how to direct and interact with clients in a natural, unforced way.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Couples Photography: Creating Expressive and Natural Images (Jamie Brinkman)
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Knowing how to elicit the most natural expressions from a couple is so important! Join Jamie Brinkman in this Golden Hour Shooting Experience to learn how to engage with your couples in a number of ways to help them get comfortable and give you the best version of themselves. This program will cover everything from how to prepare your clients, how you engage with them during the session through conversation, and how to pose them. Every couple is different and through photographing a couple in this program you will learn how to bring out each couple's unique personality for the most natural looking photos.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to take better photos of a couple.
2. Learn how to take more natural, expressive photos through talking, posing, and demonstrating.
3. Learn how to create beautiful, timeless, romantic photos that also capture the personalities of your the couples.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Jamie Brinkman

Jamie Brinkman

Owner / Photographer, Jamie B. Photography
Jamie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/Jamie Brinkman is an award winning, published wedding and lifestyle photography. Weddings are her passion and she specializes in bringing romance, movement, and light into her photos. She shoots with Nikon and shoots in both film and digital... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Family Dynamics: Capturing Parent/Child Interactions (Ashley Berrie)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Ashley Berrie for this Golden Hour Shooting Experience on exploring and capturing the bonds between child and parents. You will have the opportunity to photograph a family and learn how to encourage them to show the real, raw emotions they have for one another. Capture these relationships as they genuinely are and in a way that your subjects forget the camera is even there. Learn to prepare yourself and your camera settings for that split second when a mother and child lock eyes and smile; that is a heart-melting moment you will not want to miss. Create a relaxed, encouraging session that allows even the stubborn dads to have a little fun with their children and capture a memory that they will cherish forever.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to understand the different dynamics of each parent/child relationship to prepare yourself before a session.
2. Create an encouraging environment to allow parents and children to be themselves.
3. Learn optimal camera settings for fleeting moments you may otherwise miss.
4. Effectively communicate with your clients throughout the session to encourage sincere displays of affection and happiness.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Ashley Berrie

Ashley Berrie

Owner/Photographer, Ashley Berrie Photography
I am a natural light photographer in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in newborns, babies, children and their families. I am a wife to a supportive husband and a mom to a spirited little boy. With degrees in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education, photography found me with the... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

Maternity Photography: Finding the Light to Make her Glow (Nicole Everson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Nicole is sponsored by Color Inc
http://www.colorincprolab.com/


Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home.
Nicole uses a Canon Mark II and Canon Mark III, and Canon lenses including: 24-70 2.8, 50 1.2, 85 1.4, 70-200 2.8, 135, 100 macro.

Leah Maria Couture will be styling and provding the maternity gowns worn by the models in this program:

http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Nicole Everson for a maternity session in the golden hour. Learn about Nicole's approach to maternity photography using styled pregnant models. Nicole will share how she took the one part of her business that was making the smallest profit and pushed herself to make it a big money maker by making every mother a goddess.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to pose and direct a pregnant woman.
2. Understand how to make your client feel comfortable and beautiful.
3. Understand how to bring out emotion in your images.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Nicole Everson

Nicole Everson

Sponsored by Color Inc
Sponsored by Color Inc 35 year old mom of 4, I opened my full service studio 13 years ago, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but most know in the teaching industry for my maternity and newborns. I have a big personality, with a very tough worth ethic. I love the challenge that comes from fighting for yo... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:30pm CDT

The Styled Maternity Session: Crafting Beautiful Sessions with Real Clients (Maggie Keegan Gross)
Limited Capacity seats available

Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging
http://www.millerslab.com

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Maggie
uses a Canon 5D Mark II and Canon lenses including: 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 35mm 1.4.


In this Golden Hour Shooting Experience, Maggie Keegan Gross of Just Maggie Photography will demonstrate how to create a gorgeous maternity session for each and every client. She’ll explain how to prepare your client, how to teach them what to wear, how to build a wardrobe closet to offer your clients to help define their style while being true to your brand, and how to pamper your client to make her feel her best. She’ll then walk you through foundational posing to ensure every pregnant mom looks her best while creating honest, natural images with emotion in the client’s face and body language. You’ll also learn to capture connection between mom and baby, and mom and dad. Lastly, she’ll teach you how maternity sessions can make a big impact on your business, allowing you to stand out in your market and create loyal clients.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn foundational posing to flatter pregnant women.
2. Learn how to capture emotion and connections.
3. Learn how to use maternity portraits to help you stand out in your market and create loyal clients.

The Alamo:
This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will take place at the Alamo (just a short walk from the Marriott Rivercenter). Established in 1724 as Mission San Antonio de Valero – the first mission in San Antonio – the Alamo is known as the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" and is the number one tourist destination in Texas. 

The Alamo has two distinct features— the buildings/walls and the lush greenery. Access to the buildings and walls is fairly easy from outside the Alamo itself or at several points inside the gates. The greenery provides full or partial coverage, allowing you to play with the amount of natural light as well as the direction. Even though you’ll be able to see other photographers due to the layout of the Alamo, you’ll find that creative use of the greenery can give a very private, or “Secret Garden,” feel to your images. There are several benches at a number of places within the walls. If you head outside the gates, you’ll find a bigger common area and more bright, unobstructed sunlight. The Alamo has been reserved for Click Away on this evening, so you won't have to work around public visitors if you plan to remain inside the gates near the Alamo gardens.
http://www.thealamo.org/

Instructors
avatar for Maggie Keegan Gross

Maggie Keegan Gross

Owner/Photographer, Just Maggie Photography & XO Maggie Photography
Maggie is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.comMaggie Keegan Gross is a mom of two in Los Angeles. She is the owner of Just Maggie Photography specializing in intimate portraits of pregnancy through baby... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
The Alamo - Main Entrance 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Saturday, October 10
 

9:00am CDT

Awakening Your Artistic Soul: The Power of Emotionally Driven Photography (Candice Zugich)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Candice Zugich for an emotionally driven program that will leave you confident in who you are and where you're headed in your artistic journey. Candice will share with how to emotionally connect with your own true inner artist, because when you can connect with yourself you can better create art pieces for your clients and yourself. From there she will show you how to translate that connection into your work by demonstrating how to connect with your subjects and how to pose for emotional connections. Candice will teach how to create art on a deeper level, and will also demonstrate how to properly use light in a way that enhances the emotion of the moment. She will go over an editing workflow in Adobe Lightroom to help you in better telling your story through post processing.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn ways to express yourself as an artist.
2. Discover the power of emotional posing.
3. Watch Candice demonstrate her editing workflow.
4. Understand lighting techniques to help better create emotional connections.

Speakers
avatar for Candice Zugich

Candice Zugich

Photographer, The Blissful Maven
Hi Im Candice! Im a wild, fun loving mama who lives in Southern California! I love, love ,love creating fine art pieces from real life. I look to find the emotion in life and translate that into my work.


Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

9:00am CDT

A Natural Newborn Session (Alison Winterroth)
Limited Capacity seats available

Alison is sponsored by ShootProof
https://www.shootproof.com/

Learn how to hold a stress-free, organic, gently posed newborn session that produces timeless images that parents treasure. Join Alison Winterroth as she leads you through a newborn session; guiding the family and gently posing newborn babies in a natural way. She will demonstrate how to use light colors (including white) and textures effectively to draw attention to the most important thing in the photo: new life.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to prepare families for a relaxed newborn session.
2. Discover fabrics and textures that work for a newborn's skin and coloring.
3. Utilize light in a dramatic yet pleasing way.
4. Learn soothing techniques so baby is happy (if not asleep).
5. Learn gentle posing for pleasing imagery without the baby crying or undue stress.

Instructors
avatar for Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth

Alison Winterroth Photography
I am a natural portrait photographer in the Tampa area! I adore simple newborns, timeless maternity and images that are fresh and clean.

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

9:00am CDT

Secrets of Creative Child Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Jackie Jean Acosta for this program focused on taking children's portrait work to the next level in creativity and fun. Working with child models, Jackie will demonstrate how she uses minimal props to create a story. She will show you how to focus on interacting with and directing children in a way which will result in a variety of stellar images in a single location.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to keep a children's session fun and upbeat.
2. Learn how to tell a story with minimal props.
3. Learn how to achieve a variety of images in a single location.

Instructors
avatar for Jackie Jean Acosta

Jackie Jean 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 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

Saturday October 10, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:45am CDT

Finding Beauty (Sue Bryce)
Limited Capacity seats available

Sue is sponsored by Animoto
https://animoto.com

Join decorated glamour photographer Sue Bryce in this empowering Closing Talk covering how you grow in self confidence, build big dreams, walk courageously towards your hearts calling and smash down the blocks that threaten to stop you over and over again. Do you even know what you are capable of? Sue will share how, in the service of others, she found her true self and then infused all of that passion in to her life and business. A dream is just a dream. Until you write it down. Then it's a goal!

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify your true path.
2. Challenge blocks and limiting beliefs.
3. Own up to what you really want.

Speakers
avatar for Sue  Bryce

Sue Bryce

Sue Bryce Portrait
Sue is sponsored by Animotohttps://animoto.com


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm CDT
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205