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Thursday, October 8
 

1:30pm

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
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

1:30pm

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
Canon Hospitality Suite, Room 17 & 18 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

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
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

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
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

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
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205
 
Friday, October 9
 

8:30am

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.


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

8:30am

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
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205

10:15am

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
Salon I - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX , 78205

10:15am

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
Salon J Staging (Outdoor Boutiques) - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

10:15am

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
Conference Suite 529 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

1:30pm

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
Salon KL - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

3:15pm

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
Room 7 - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205

5:00pm

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
Salon I Staging (Mission San Jose) - Marriott Rivercenter - 101 Bowie St, San Antonio, TX 78205
 
Saturday, October 10
 

9:00am

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
Salon M - Marriott Rivercenter 101 Bowie Street San Antonio, TX, 78205