Upcoming events

    • 07/11/2022
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
    Register



    Nate Grahek

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    stickymarketingtools.com


    Are you tired of seeing traffic on your website each month but no calls, emails, or bookings? In this workshop Nate will be sharing the top 3 fixes he discovered after rebuilding 100 photography websites… And how you can use these fixes to get more leads, more bookings, and more sales for your business.

    11:49

    Key Takeaways
    1) A clear understanding about why marketing has gotten so much more challenging in the last few years, and how we can use the concepts of StoryBrand as our roadmap for creating clarity in our marketing, that has the power to turn strangers into booked clients.
    2) Good marketing starts face-to-face. How do you respond when someone asks you "what do you do?" Every attendee will walk away with a revamped and polished "One-Liner" that Sticks, to help you get more referrals, and to use as a more solid foundation for building online marketing that works.
    3) Too many photographers websites aren't working. We will workshop several attendees sites live, and give everyone a simple plan for identifying what isn't working, and understanding how to fix it.

    11:49

    About Nate Grahek: Photographer, Educator, Marketing Nerd, and Founder of StickyAlbums, Nate Grahek has helped over 10,000 photographers around the world grow their businesses, with simple tools & proven strategies for building marketing that works.

    11:50

    Attendee requirements: Note pad

    Are you tired of seeing traffic on your website each month but no calls, emails, or bookings? In this workshop Nate will be sharing the top 3 fixes he discovered after rebuilding 100 photography websites… And how you can use these fixes to get more leads, more bookings, and more sales for your business.

    Key Takeaways
    1) A clear understanding about why marketing has gotten so much more challenging in the last few years, and how we can use the concepts of StoryBrand as our roadmap for creating clarity in our marketing, that has the power to turn strangers into booked clients.2) Good marketing starts face-to-face. How do you respond when someone asks you "what do you do?" Every attendee will walk away with a revamped and polished "One-Liner" that Sticks, to help you get more referrals, and to use as a more solid foundation for building online marketing that works.3) Too many photographers websites aren't working. We will workshop several attendees sites live, and give everyone a simple plan for identifying what isn't working, and understanding how to fix it.

    About Nate Grahek: Photographer, Educator, Marketing Nerd, and Founder of StickyAlbums, Nate Grahek has helped over 10,000 photographers around the world grow their businesses, with simple tools & proven strategies for building marketing that works.

    Attendee requirements: Note pad

      • 07/18/2022
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Zoom
      Registration is closed

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


      • 08/08/2022
      • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
      • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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      Thomas Nguyen

      Cincinnati, Ohio

      thomasnguyenphoto.com


      Thomas will walk through his thought process and workflow on how he looks at his locations in order to achieve the most unique angles and posing to create his killer images.

      Key take-aways:
      1. Easy tips & tricks
      2. How to use wide-angle lenses more creatively
      3. Workflow Techniques

      Bio:
      Thomas Nguyen live sin Cincinnati, Ohio, but travels around the country as his High School senior photography allows him to do so. He has a unique approach at what he does. As one of the country's leading industry leader, he believes in keeping things fun and fresh, while pushing his creative boundaries! He genuinely cares about every senior he works with. His intention is unwavering: to create a unique and memorable experience that not only each high school senior will fall in love with, but to stand-out amongst the crowd.

        • 08/15/2022
        • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
        • Zoom
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        Members come together to discuss a new business or photography book each month.


        • 09/12/2022
        • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
        • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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        Phillip and Eileen Blume

        Watkinsville, Georgia

        theblumes.co


        What if you could convert visitors to your website into paying clients 5x more often? What if they became loyal, returning clients who ordered prints and albums after every session? Would that double or triple your income? Would it change your life?

        When you apply a proven system to turn leads into clients, and clients into

        buyers, the result is a win-win experience for all. Learn The Blumes' simple (yet surprising!) step-by-step method to not only find ideal clients but also to create them! As wedding photographers and portrait artists, the Blumes built an official "fastest-growing business" in one of the worst markets in small-town America. For over a decade, they've taught photographers to build successful businesses that provide freedom and give back.

        Key take-aways
        1. Non-SEO website marketing that draws potential clients to your website, then hooks them with a honey-trap of Desire.
        2. How to create a client experience loop, that educates and turns ho-hum clients into ideal clients.
        3. Ethical, low-pressure sales techniques that scale your business beyond the limited time-for-money model.

        Bio:
        Phillip & Eileen Blume are award-winning photographers just crazy enough to

        believe artists can change the world. As owners of several photography brands

        that specialize in weddings and portraits, the Blumes seek to celebrate life and also to reclaim life through humanitarian projects. Whether speaking at top industry events, presenting on the TEDx stage, or interacting with students inside private ComeUnity photo workshops, these respected industry leaders champion change-making through creativity. They are the stars of "The

        Heirloom Experience" on Photoflix and live with their children in rural Georgia, where they enjoy getting outdoors and spontaneous dance parties.


          • 09/19/2022
          • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
          • Zoom
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          Members come together to discuss a new business or photography book each month.


          • 10/03/2022
          • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
          • Zoom
          Register

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


          • 10/10/2022
          • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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          Adam Hunter

          Waterloo, Iowa


          Advanced retouch - Learn magazine quality retouch but I also include lots of great tips for any retoucher.

          Lightpainting - Start to Finished Image - First, we start by shooting a live lightpainting using basic techniques that can be done by anyone with any camera. Then we will take the images into Lightroom and Photoshop to quickly and easily create a high-quality finished image that can bring premium prices!

          Key take-aways:
          Lightpainting - lightpainting is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get started in multi-lighting, techniques for editing lightpainted RAW files, techniques for creating a finished composite that looks great and can be created quickly.

          Advanced retouch - techniques used by high-end magazine retouchers, faster and easier ways to implement these techniques in a portrait workflow, commercial hair and makeup retouch.

          Bio:
          My career in photography started a little different than most people. When I was 20, I got a job as a professional retoucher, compositer, and all-around image editor for the local photographer across the street. Little did I know, that studio was the highest volume, and one of the most highly awarded, studios in the state! I was mentored by the Master Photographers at the studio and quickly earned my Masters of Photography and Craftsman. The experience I had at such a high-volume studio made me an expert in efficient, high-quality image editing in both RAW software and Photoshop. After winning a few state and national awards I began speaking at photography conventions, demonstrating the techniques I had learned along the way. This is where I found my passion for teaching. After 12 years, and hundreds of thousands of images, I left professional photography to become a photography instructor at the PPA accredited Hawkeye Community College Photography Program. I have now developed hundreds of hours of image editing instruction which has been proven to turn an absolute beginner into a professional that is ready to enter the industry at a high level. Thank you for choosing me to speak to your group. I am excited to see your group again and bring you some brand new classes!


            • 11/07/2022
            • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
            • Zoom
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            Members come together to discuss a new business or photography book each month.


            • 11/14/2022
            • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
            • Holiday Inn & Suites St. Paul NE - 8511 Hudson Blvd, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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            Rhea Whitney

            Houston, Texas

            rheawhitney.com


            Going full-time as photographers and creative business owners takes a well though out plan and proven strategies that work! In my talk, I will share what I suggest every photographer considers before taking the big leap into full time entrepreneurship, using my own real life stories I've experienced over the years. No more winging it after this session!

            Do you have a desire in your heart to take your business full-time but feel unprepared on what you need to do to prepare for that? With a large majority of professional photographers being part time, the flexible schedule and freedom of being a full-time entrepreneur can be appealing, but the inconsistent income prevents most people from taking that jump. However, going full time can lead to flourishing growth for your business and potentially create income opportunities where the sky is the limit. Before taking the scary jump into full-time entrepreneurship, my class is going to give you actionable items to work on in your business to have the longevity you desire.

            Key take-aways:
            1. Helping you understand your business from a big-picture stand point
            2. Ensuring that you understand the need to have clear pricing strategies for your offers
            3. Identifying what your specific niche is and what makes you feel the most creative and valued
            4. Help you start to think like a full-time entrepreneur

            Bio:
            Rhea Whitney is an international speaker and wedding photographer for the chic, modern couple and creative + educator for rising pro photographers who want to run a profitable photography business. In less than 10 years, Rhea has consistently driven her business to six figures by putting client service first, establishing a constant brand presence, collaborating with top vendors and sponsors + implementing strategic marketing that works!

            Recently, Rhea was named one of the world's top wedding photographers of 2020 by BRIDES magazine; and has also been featured in many other national publications. Though Rhea has become one of the most sought photographers and speakers in her industry, she is most passionate about collaborating with local sponsors and vendors for events, styles shoots, and content creation. To date, Rhea has spoken and shot all over the world, helped over 100+ creatives build a revenue-generating business through 1:1 coaching + her digital education platform PhotoBomb Academy™; and has been featured on over five of the top business and photography podcasts in the nation.

            Rhea grew up with a camera in hand, and in her free time loves to work out, hang with her girlfriends, relax by water, or do a little shopping at Nordstrom. She is a proud graduate of Howard University, where she majored in Business Finance & Accounting. She attributes her success to her genuine passion for client service, business and finance acumen + innate love for photography and art; which allowed her to deeply understand the numerical world of camera settings and the beauty it creates.

            She is most renowned for giving real-life applicable tips that any brand or business can apply right now, in a simplified way they can understand. While featured on the Purpose To Create podcast, Rhea spoke to fellow business owners regarding how to identify, and relate to their ideal client. Partnering with others and creating strategic content is how she wins on social media


              • 12/05/2022
              • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
              • Zoom
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              Members come together to discuss a new business or photography book each month.


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