Upcoming events

    • 12/12/2022
    • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Lake Elmo Inn Event Center - 3712 Layton Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042

    Come join us for our Holiday Gathering celebrating the wonderful year of education, fellowship, and fun.

    Your ticket reservation includes catered meal, mix & mingle hour, cash bar, surprise gift for all attendees, and special keynote presentation from renowned industry leader, Megan DiPiero. Plus a free gift for anyone registered by 12/2/2022.

    The Niche Down Fallacy

    Our small and simple, misunderstanding may be all that's standing between you and unleashed success. It's time to challenge the conventional wisdom that "riches are in the niches" and instead expand your offerings for the win! Tired of seasonal slowdowns and turning away leads? You can still do the shoots you love while supercharging your repeat and referral business using these proven strategies.


    Megan DiPiero is a world-renowned business coach and the bestselling author of She Sells: The Empathy Advantage. She’s a frequent Imaging platform speaker, Photographic Craftsman, and Grand Imaging Award nominee. She has helped thousands of entrepreneurs earn breadwinner status and six-figure incomes.

    Schedule of events:

    4:30 - Cocktail hour
    5:30 - Megan DiPiero (Keynote Speaker)
    7:00 - Dinner
    8:00 - TCPPA Closing Remarks 

    RSVP by December 1, 2022

      • 12/19/2022
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Zoom

      Members come together to discuss a new business or photography book each month.

    Past events

    11/21/2022 Book Club: She Sells by Megan DiPiero - Members Only
    11/15/2022 Workshop - Marketing & Content Creation Intensive with Rhea Whitney
    11/14/2022 Rhea Whitney: From Part-time to Full-time- What You Need To Know Before Taking the Big Jump & TCPPA Annual Meeting
    10/24/2022 Book Club: High Five Habit by Mel Robbins - Members Only -
    10/17/2022 WHCC Lab Tour & New Products {Plus Event}
    10/10/2022 Adam Hunter: Lightpainting and Advanced Retouch
    09/26/2022 Photographer Meetup
    09/19/2022 Book Club - Members Only
    09/12/2022 Phillip & Eileen Blume: The 3 Secrets to More Clients & Bigger Sales
    09/11/2022 Workshop - Maximizing Mini Sessions: $10K in One Easy Weekend with The Blumes
    08/15/2022 Book Club: Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards - Members Only
    08/08/2022 Thomas Nguyen: Killer Angles and Posing with Seniors
    07/18/2022 Book Club: Rocket Fuel - Members Only
    07/11/2022 Nate Grahek: How to Fix Your Marketing with StoryBrand
    06/20/2022 Book Club: Marketing to Gen Z - Members Only
    06/13/2022 Robin Janson: Volume Sports
    05/16/2022 Book Club: Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller - Members Only
    05/09/2022 Phaneendra Gudapati: Capturing and Enhancing Portraits The Güd Way
    04/11/2022 Book Club: Oversubscribed - Members Only
    04/04/2022 Dan Frievalt: Full Circle Seniors
    03/14/2022 Tara Rochelle: Everything Seniors - Styling, Posing and Model Teams
    03/13/2022 Workshop - Workflow and Retouching with Tara Rochelle
    03/07/2022 Book Club: Marketing Made Simple by Donald Miller - Members Only
    02/07/2022 Michael Taylor: Lighting
    01/31/2022 Book Club: Giftology by John Ruhlin
    01/10/2022 Peter Hurley: The Headshot Crash Course
    01/03/2022 Book Club: How to Win Friends and Influence People - Members Only
    12/13/2021 TCPPA Awards Gala
    11/08/2021 Jessica Robertson: Bridging the Gap Between Passion and Profit
    11/07/2021 2021 Print Competition
    10/17/2021 TCPPA Fall Photo Walk
    10/11/2021 Joshua Hanna: Unconventional Senior Portraits
    10/10/2021 Workshop - Killer Composites: Simplified with Josh Hanna
    09/17/2021 Gregory & Lesa Daniel: Artist Projects to Fuel Your Passion
    09/13/2021 Sigmon & Taylor: Luxury by Necessity
    09/12/2021 Workshop - All the World is a Studio - Lighting Workshop with Sigmon & Taylor
    08/09/2021 Jen Bertrand: Editorial Studio Lighting from Start to Finish
    08/08/2021 Workshop - Hands-On Lighting – Indoor and Outdoor with Jen Bertrand
    07/13/2021 Susan Stripling: Lighting for Wedding Photographers
    06/16/2021 Members Only - June Happy Hour
    06/14/2021 Ian Plant:
    05/12/2021 Members Only - May Happy Hour
    05/10/2021 George Mitchell: The UN-Introduction to Food & Beverage Photography
    04/14/2021 Members Only - April Happy Hour
    04/12/2021 Perspectives from Inside the Photography Industry
    03/10/2021 Members Only - March Happy Hour
    03/08/2021 Christie Newell: Catering to your Clients
    03/07/2021 Workshop - Fine Art Maternity & Image Competition Prep - Christie & Rich Newell
    02/16/2021 Members Only - February Coffee Hour
    02/08/2021 Mary Fisk-Taylor: An Introduction to StoryBrand and Profit First
    01/11/2021 Nicki Hufford: Alternative Income Equals Freedom
    12/14/2020 TCPPA Holiday Party & Ugly Sweater Mixer
    12/14/2020 Belly Beautiful: Capturing the Emotion of Maternity and Newborn Photography
    11/09/2020 Carl Caylor: Carl Unplugged - Photographic Concepts and Philosophies
    11/08/2020 2020 Print Competition
    10/12/2020 Sean Brown: Elevating Your Senior Marketing and Branding
    09/14/2020 {POSTPONED} Belly Beautiful: Capturing the Emotion of Maternity and Newborn Photography
    08/24/2020 Twig and Olive: All About Families
    07/13/2020 Shannon Atchley: Lighten Up! Never Stress About Lighting Anyone at Anytime of Day
    06/08/2020 Brian Baer & Jes Galaska: You Don't Have to Start Over to Start Over: Business 2.0 + Slow Season Playbook
    05/11/2020 Makayla Jade: Regular Couples, $20K Clients
    04/18/2020 CANCELLED: AIM Conference - Adam Jones
    04/18/2020 CANCELLED: Workshop - Dennis & Cheri Hammon
    03/09/2020 Jeff Dachowski: Selling for Success
    02/10/2020 Craig and Unchong Obrist: All About Wedding Photography
    01/29/2020 WHCC Lab Tour & Software Intro {Plus Event}
    01/13/2020 SOLD OUT - Dan McClanahan: Light it up!
    12/09/2019 TCPPA 35th Anniversary & Awards Gala
    11/04/2019 Michael Mowbray: Headshots
    11/03/2019 2019 Print Competition
    10/15/2019 Workshop - Pricing and Marketing for Success - Jenn Lewis
    10/14/2019 Jenn Lewis: Full Service Experience
    09/09/2019 Darty Hines: Standout In Social Media
    08/13/2019 Marketing Mastermind {Plus Event}
    08/12/2019 Craig Stidham: Modern Seniors
    07/08/2019 David Beckham: Fashion Posing & Lighting for Seniors
    06/10/2019 Chris Knight: The Dramatic Portrait
    05/13/2019 Kay Eskridge: Empow(her) Create Empowering Images for Executive Women
    04/15/2019 Animal Image Makers Convention: Charles Glatzer and AIM Tradeshow
    03/11/2019 Dani Miller: The Wonder of Children
    03/10/2019 Workshop - Dani Miller - Creating Newborn Magic
    02/24/2019 {TIME & LOCATION CHANGE} TCPPA 2019 Spring Print Competition
    02/11/2019 Scott Detweiler: Photoshop Techniques for Skin and Automation
    01/14/2019 Brian DeMint: Creativity Not Conformity
    01/07/2019 Creating Your Social Media Calendar for 2019 {Plus Event}
    12/10/2018 TCPPA Holiday Party and Silent Auction
    12/06/2018 Wedding Photographer Panel {Members Only Plus Event}
    11/06/2018 Hula Hooping Extraveganza {Members Only Plus Event}
    11/05/2018 Dan Francis: Preparing for Print Competition
    10/16/2018 Newborn Photography {Members Only Plus Event}
    10/08/2018 Dan Brouillette: Commercial Business Portraits and Developing a Commercial Portfolio
    09/27/2018 Sales and Customer Service {Members Only Plus Event}
    09/10/2018 Dan Rowe: Seniors
    08/13/2018 Mike Price: Photoshop Workflow
    08/08/2018 Getting It In Camera {Members Only Plus Event}
    07/23/2018 Selling Digitals & Prints: How to Make It Work For You! {Members Only Plus Event}
    07/09/2018 Pete Rezac: Character Portraits Start to Finish
    06/11/2018 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
    06/04/2018 Projection Sales & Studio Experience {Members Only Plus Event}
    05/14/2018 Kira Derryberry: Creative Light
    05/05/2018 Magical Mystery Studio Tour
    04/09/2018 Jeremy McColm: Volume Shooting and Streamline Post Production
    03/26/2018 Prop Drop and Swap, Vendor Tradeshow & Mini-Seminars
    03/22/2018 District Print Competition Viewing Party {Members Only Plus Event}
    03/12/2018 David Hakamaki: Home-Based Studio
    02/12/2018 Bryan Welsh: The Craft of Photography
    01/22/2018 CANCELLED: Print Competition Display & Prop Drop and Swap, Vendor Tradeshow & Mini-Seminars
    01/21/2018 2018 Print Competition
    01/09/2018 Print Competition Preparation Critique {Members Only Plus Event}
    12/11/2017 TCPPA Holiday Party and Silent Auction
    12/07/2017 Print Competition Preparation Workshop {Members Only Plus Event}
    11/16/2017 Sarah Elizabeth {Members Only Plus Event}
    11/13/2017 Cathy Anderson Landscapes
    10/26/2017 Meet Your Board - Christi Williams {Member Only Event}
    10/17/2017 Dawn VanTassel {Members Only Plus Event}
    10/10/2017 Workshop - Russ Harrington - 700 Album Covers What I've Learned
    10/09/2017 Russ Harrington: Record album covers with fresh, innovative ideas
    09/19/2017 Rich Osness on Working with Children & Parents {Members Only Plus Event}
    09/11/2017 Kevin Jairaj Shooting Wedding and Portraits with Flair
    08/17/2017 Meet Your Board - Morgan Mosiman {Member Only Event}
    08/14/2017 Trish Logan Bring your Big Guns to Volume Sales
    08/06/2017 Reenactment Photography Event {Members Only Plus Event}
    07/23/2017 CANCELED: Meet Your Board - Lisa Asp {Member Only Event}
    07/10/2017 Adam Hunter Compositing in Photoshop
    06/16/2017 Camping & Photo Safari at Minneopa State Park {Members Only Plus Event}
    06/12/2017 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
    06/10/2017 Meet Your Board - Liz & Tom Hanly {Member Only Event}
    05/09/2017 Workshop - Sandra Pearce Demystifying the Art of Photoshop Painting
    05/08/2017 Sandra Pearce Painting in Photoshop
    05/05/2017 Meet Your Board - Nate Peterson {Member Only Event}
    05/05/2017 Projection Sales Process & Psychology with Nate Peterson {Members Only Plus Event}
    04/12/2017 Pin ups: Finding Beauty in Everyone {Members Only Plus Event}
    04/10/2017 Jeff Gump: Volume- Sports and Event Photography
    03/13/2017 Teri Fode: Top Marketing Strategies for 2017
    02/16/2017 Rod & Steph Oman: Crack Your Client's Buying Code {Member Only Plus Event}
    02/13/2017 Paul Rogers: Monochromatic Storytelling
    01/01/2017 Print Competition Prep {Member Only Plus Event}
    01/01/2017 2017 Print Competition & Prop Drop and Swap
    12/12/2016 TCPPA 2016 Holiday Party and Silent Auction
    12/01/2016 Print Competition Prep {Member Only Plus Event}
    11/14/2016 Whitney Stevens- From Birth to One
    10/10/2016 Stephen Moody - Discovering the Artist Within
    10/09/2016 Seniors: Blending Confidence & Style with Julie Prairie, CPP {Member Only Plus Event}
    09/25/2016 Photographer's Self Defense {Member Only Plus Event}
    08/26/2016 Tettegouche Photo Safari {Members Only Plus Event}
    08/15/2016 Craig LaMere - Portraits
    07/11/2016 TCPPA Ren Fest Summer Shoot-Out
    06/27/2016 Personal Selling with Confidence! {Member Only Plus Event}
    06/13/2016 Ian Plant - Supercharge Your Vision
    05/09/2016 Ben Shirk
    05/03/2016 White House Custom Colour Lab Tour {Member Only Plus Event}
    04/11/2016 David Trust, CEO of PPA
    04/05/2016 Editorial Photography with Layne Kennedy {Member Only Plus Event}
    03/21/2016 Barbara Breitsameter
    03/15/2016 Speed Up Your Workflow with Lightroom {Member Only Plus Event}
    02/29/2016 Photoshop Actions, presents & Shortcuts {Members Only Plus Event}
    02/08/2016 Bry Cox
    01/25/2016 Print Competition & Prop Drop and Swap

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