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Thursday, October 8
 

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

One Set, Many Images: Newborn Styling and Posing (Tracy Sweeney)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Tracy Sweeney in this interactive shooting demonstration and learn how she stylizes newborn sessions using everyday fabrics, textures, and simple props to create stunning portraiture featuring baby. Tracy will show you how to pose baby beyond the traditional bean bag, how to craft multiple images exceeding the ordinary, and how to separate yourself from the competition.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to organically style baby according to baby's size, shape, and coloring to create a unique, custom, hassle-free experience for your clients.
2. Learn how to pose baby by his/her disposition to craft natural, sweet, and emotional images.
3. Practice the "one setting, many images" method to create multiple images within the same set to impress your clients and maintain efficiency.

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

Photog/Biz Owner/Speaker, Elan Studio
Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/

Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:30am CDT
Conference Suite 529 - 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

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

Moments in Motherhood: The Art of Breastfeeding Photography (Mae Burke)
Limited Capacity seats available

Mae is sponsored by Spider Camera Holster
http://spiderholster.com/

Join Mae Burke as she shares her knowledge of Motherhood Portraiture by walking you through a session with a breastfeeding mother and her baby. Mae will demonstrate how she is so successful at creating moving, intimate photographs by placing the primary focus on the mother.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why Motherhood Portraiture is important.
2. Learn how to style a new mother in a way that is natural and flattering.
3. Learn how to pose a new mother in a variety of ways including while breastfeeding her baby.
4. Discover new ways of telling a mother's story through your session.

Instructors
avatar for Mae Burke

Mae Burke

Owner/Photographer, Mae Burke Photography
I am a passionate wife, mother, and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, I capture the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Sharing the beauty of Motherhood and... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - 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

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

3:15pm CDT

Picture Perfect: Capturing the Love Between Mother and Baby (Leigh Ripps)
Limited Capacity seats available

The image that will always sell from a newborn session is the one of a mama with her new baby. Join Leigh Ripps in this interactive shooting program to learn how to develop a strong connection between mother and child through posing, to create images that capture the love and joy of a new baby. The information taught in this class can be utilized in both a studio or lifestyle setting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to find the most flattering lighting and angles for a new mom so she will look her best.
2. Learn to guide mom through a series of prompts to elicit natural expressions towards her baby.
3. Learn to flow through various poses to create variety in a series of images of mother and baby.

Instructors
avatar for Leigh Ripps

Leigh Ripps

Fresh Light Photography
Leigh Ripps of Fresh Light Photography has been serving her clients out of her Houston portrait studio since 2011. She had developed her unique genre of organic portraits that strives to photograph her subjects simply and naturally with nothing to distract from their inherent bea... Read More →

Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:30pm CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am CDT

Picture Perfect: Capturing the Love Between Mother and Baby (Leigh Ripps)
Limited Capacity seats available

The image that will always sell from a newborn session is the one of a mama with her new baby. Join Leigh Ripps in this interactive shooting program to learn how to develop a strong connection between mother and child through posing, to create images that capture the love and joy of a new baby. The information taught in this class can be utilized in both a studio or lifestyle setting.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to find the most flattering lighting and angles for a new mom so she will look her best.
2. Learn to guide mom through a series of prompts to elicit natural expressions towards her baby.
3. Learn to flow through various poses to create variety in a series of images of mother and baby.

Instructors
avatar for Leigh Ripps

Leigh Ripps

Fresh Light Photography
Leigh Ripps of Fresh Light Photography has been serving her clients out of her Houston portrait studio since 2011. She had developed her unique genre of organic portraits that strives to photograph her subjects simply and naturally with nothing to distract from their inherent bea... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 8:30am - 9:45am CDT
Conference Suite 529 - 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

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

1:30pm CDT

Moments in Motherhood: The Art of Breastfeeding Photography (Mae Burke)
Limited Capacity seats available

Mae is sponsored by Spider Camera Holster
http://spiderholster.com/

Join Mae Burke as she shares her knowledge of Motherhood Portraiture by walking you through a session with a breastfeeding mother and her baby. Mae will demonstrate how she is so successful at creating moving, intimate photographs by placing the primary focus on the mother.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn why Motherhood Portraiture is important.
2. Learn how to style a new mother in a way that is natural and flattering.
3. Learn how to pose a new mother in a variety of ways including while breastfeeding her baby.
4. Discover new ways of telling a mother's story through your session.

Instructors
avatar for Mae Burke

Mae Burke

Owner/Photographer, Mae Burke Photography
I am a passionate wife, mother, and artist. Using natural light in intimate environments, I capture the joy, peace, and fulfillment of motherhood that is often lost in the chaotic exhaustion of daily life through simple and emotive portraits. Sharing the beauty of Motherhood and... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
UPS Business Center Entrance/3rd Floor Staircase Landing - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm CDT

One Set, Many Images: Newborn Styling and Posing (Tracy Sweeney)
Limited Capacity seats available

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

The props used in this program are courtesy of Leah Maria Couture:
http://www.leahmariacouture.com

Join Tracy Sweeney in this interactive shooting demonstration and learn how she stylizes newborn sessions using everyday fabrics, textures, and simple props to create stunning portraiture featuring baby. Tracy will show you how to pose baby beyond the traditional bean bag, how to craft multiple images exceeding the ordinary, and how to separate yourself from the competition.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to organically style baby according to baby's size, shape, and coloring to create a unique, custom, hassle-free experience for your clients.
2. Learn how to pose baby by his/her disposition to craft natural, sweet, and emotional images.
3. Practice the "one setting many images" method to create multiple images within the same set to impress your clients and maintain efficiency.

Instructors
avatar for Tracy Sweeney

Tracy Sweeney

Photog/Biz Owner/Speaker, Elan Studio
Tracy is sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaginghttp://www.millerslab.com/

Friday October 9, 2015 1:30pm - 2:45pm CDT
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, 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

5:30pm CDT

Capturing the Essence of Motherhood in Organic Portraits (Leigh Ripps)
Limited Capacity seats available

Canon is the host of this Golden Hour Shooting Experience program.  
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home. Leigh uses a Canon 5D Mark III and Canon lenses including: 50L, 100L, 135L.

Leigh Ripps believes the most important images to have are ones of you with your babies, no matter their age. This Golden Hour Shooting Experience will walk you through a motherhood session using mother and child models; utilizing backlight and natural surroundings to create playful and honest imagery of a mother with her young child. This program will focus on creating images that document natural and organic moments.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to identify pockets of filtered light ideal for backlighting.
2. Learn about photographing a subject when she is aware of the camera and when she is not aware and be able to differentiate between both styles of shooting.
3. Learn how to set the scene and then shoot the natural interactions that occur as a result.
4. Understand how to choose a lens focal length based on the look and feel of the image that is desired.
5. Learn how to move to different angles and positions to capture the scene from multiple perspectives, allowing variety in your storytelling.

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 Leigh Ripps

Leigh Ripps

Fresh Light Photography
Leigh Ripps of Fresh Light Photography has been serving her clients out of her Houston portrait studio since 2011. She had developed her unique genre of organic portraits that strives to photograph her subjects simply and naturally with nothing to distract from their inherent bea... 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

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