Bay Area Instructors

Natalie Franke

KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

Mobilization Marketing: Client Fueled Growth

The world tells you that you need more—more followers, more subscribers, more engagement. What if you could scale your business by digging deeper and investing in your greatest asset: your clients? In this talk, Natalie will dive into her unique approach to growing your business by turning your audience into customers and giving them the tools they need to become your biggest brand evangelists.

Co-Leading with Devri Donalson: Flipping the 80/20: Get back to doing what you love

This will be a talk about how to streamline the administrative aspects of your business resulting in less time spent actually running the business and more time doing what you love, the creative side!

Natalie Franke's Bio

NATALIE FRANKE HAYES IS AN ENTREPRENEUR, MOBILIZATION MARKETER, COMMUNITY BUILDER, AND NEUROSCIENCE NERD. AS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE RISING TIDE SOCIETY AND HEAD OF THE COMMUNITY AT HONEYBOOK, SHE LEADS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CREATIVES AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHILE FOSTERING A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION. ‍ NOT ONLY WILL SHE EDUCATE THE MASSES ON THE MAIN STAGE, BUT WILL LEAD SMALLER BREAKOUTS ON HER STEPS FOR SUCCESS.

James & Jess Wittmayer

KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

Relationships Matter Most

Behind every person is a beating heart. A mind and heart that has desires and is passionate. 12 years in business and the single greatest thing we have ever invested in is relationships. Not worrying about casting your net shallow and wide but actually going deep. Taking the time to build relationships with others with their interests in mind. Teaching from out own experience what has worked and was has not. Our strategies and tools on the best ways to invest in relationships and why. As well as bringing up the fears and self-preservation we all face when on the cusp of a great relationship, be it personal or professional. When you shift your perspective onto others in genuine relationship…it will change your life.

James & Jess Wittmayer's Bio

HI FRIENDS! WE ARE JAMES & JESS. HUSBAND AND WIFE, PHOTOGRAPHERS, SPEAKERS, COCKTAIL DRINKERS. BASED IN SANTA BARBARA & NYC, WE TRAVEL THE GLOBE PHOTOGRAPHING COUPLES WHO ARE MADLY IN LOVE AND EDUCATING AMAZING CREATIVES LIKE YOURSELF, AND WE NEVER STOP LAUGHING.

D'Arcy Benincosa

KEYNOTE, BREAKOUT & SHOOT EDUCATOR

Wealth & Creativity: How to Stop Being a Starving Artist

D'Arcy Benincosa is definitely not shy to talk about subject most people avoid! Learn how you can tap into your creative genius while also making a beautiful living. D'Arcy will dive deep into the strategies and systems that it truly takes to creating a lasting business in the photography world. In truth, most photography businesses are not profitable and they fail within the first three years. But with D'Arcy's strategies, you'll learn to not only HOPE you make it in this business, you'll be guaranteed. 

Breakout Session: Magic Marketing: 5 Proven Strategies that Bring Clients in the Doors Fast and Keep Them Coming Back for More.

After personally coaching hundreds of creatives, the truth is simple, you're not spending time doing the things that are going to get you seen and if you don't get seen-- no matter how good those images are--you won't succeed. With Magic Marketing, D'Arcy gives you the top 5 things she would start implementing right now in 2020 and she'll even throw in a few bonuses. These are not just your ordinary strategies like "be on social media", these are in depth, innovative, and we guarantee you haven't thought of them before. These two hours will fly by as you get idea after amazing idea of how to improve your marketing strategies and take your business to the next level.

D'Arcy Benincosa's Bio

THE FOUNDER OF THE PATH WORKSHOPS WORLDWIDE, A DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, AND A BUSINESS COACH TO CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS. SHE IS COMMITTED AND PASSIONATE ABOUT LIVING A LIFE SHE LOVES AND HELPING OTHERS ACHIEVE THE SAME FREEDOM BY CREATING BUSINESSES THAT BRING THEM JOY, WEALTH FULFILLMENT AND ADVENTURE.

Chip Dizard

KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

How to Be Everywhere: The Power of Social Media 

Being everywhere is easier and harder than ever in todays social media world. The pressure to show up on stories, feeds and post relevant content is greater than ever. Find out how to “be everywhere” without the pressure as Chip shares his strategy of how he grew his brand in his marketplace to “be everywhere.”

How to use Emotional Marketing to Increase Your Facebook and Instagram Ad Conversions

We all know people buy on emotion and with photography that is the case. In this breakout Chip will share how emotion and psychology play in to the buying decisions. He will show you how to use emotional targeting to optimize your Facebook ads. He’ll also give you practical ways to get started using emotion in your ads so they will convert at higher rates.

Chip Dizard 's Bio

Chip Dizárd is an accomplished speaker, leader, and serial entrepreneur who travels the world teaching others how to achieve their goals through the use of technology and media. As the founder and lead cinematographer at Chip Dizárd Weddings, he’s leveraged his expertise in photography and social media to build a wildly popular and profitable brand. Before becoming a professional photographer, Chip led a thriving career in media and education. He holds a degree in Communication and Media Production from Coppin State University, and has taught media production, photography, and videography courses at the high school and college levels. For 8 years, he served as the General Manager of Baltimore City Public Schools Education Channel 77 and is also a former web designer for local nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. Because of the excellent quality of his work as a photographer, Chip was named a Munaluchi Bride Rising Star and Coterie Ambassador, and he’s also a Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award winner. His images have been featured in notable media outlets such as CNN, Forbes.com, Essence.com, and The Huffington Post. The common denominator in all of Chip’s work has been a love for teaching and mentoring, making his career as a speaker a natural evolution of his brand. A high-energy speaker with an exuberant personality, he’s shared his insights on photography, entrepreneurship, and social media marketing at conferences and events across the United States and internationally, including Bowie State University, Blogalicious, The Planner’s Suite, and Munaluchi Bride Coterie conferences.

Robert J Hill

KEYNOTE, BREAKOUT, & SHOOT EDUCATOR

Work Less & Make More

KEYNOTE: The world tells you to work harder than everyone else and you will win though I’ve realized much of what the world says is a lie that we unconsciously buy into. Over 14 years of being a photographer and building multiple businesses, I’ve learned that success is found in running the opposite way that the masses are. I’m going to be sharing how you can thrive both in your business and in your life outside of work by overcoming ONE key factor that is holding 99% of photographers back in the industry and keeping them from building a competition proof business. 

BREAKOUT: Pricing Yourself To Work Less & Make More

In this breakout we are going to discuss how to price yourself in a way that MAKES SENSE and FEELS RIGHT for your clients so that you can increase your value AND your income while serving your couples in a deeper way.

Robert J Hill's Bio

I AM ABOVE ALL A CREATIVE. ALTHOUGH “PHOTOGRAPHER” ASSUMES THE SPOT AS MY “TITLE” MOST OF THE TIME I AM SO MUCH MORE THAN A LABEL. MY BRILLIANT WIFE EMILY AND I CALL THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST HOME WITH OUR DOG AND CAT WHOM WE CONSIDER OUR CHILDREN. TRAVELING FUELS BOTH OF OUR SOULS SO ASIDE FROM JUMPING AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR WORK, WE FIND TIME EVERY YEAR TO GET AWAY ON OUR OWN TO A NEW PLACE IN THE WORLD. INSANELY EARLY MORNINGS ARE MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE DAY, ESPECIALLY FOR HIKING TO A MOUNTAINTOP FOR SUNRISE OR FOR FORAGING MUSHROOMS OR OTHER EDIBLES AROUND OREGON. EMILY AND I PRACTICE YOGA REGULARLY AND AS AN ARTIST, I AM ALSO THE DESIGNER, DEVELOPER, FILMMAKER AND ANIMATOR BEHIND MY BRAND. MY DEEPEST PASSION NEXT TO SIMPLY CREATING IS ELEVATING OTHERS IN THEIR BUSINESSES AND HELPING THEM BUILD SUSTAINABLE AND ETHICAL BRANDS THAT ALLOW THEM TO LIVE BETTER LIVES AND RUN MORE PROFITABLE VENTURES.

Nathan Holritz

KEYNOTE EDUCATOR

How to Be Different (and Make Sure Everyone Knows)

In an industry with an ever-growing number of photographers, it can be tough to stand out in the mind of a potential client. In this presentation, Nathan Holritz will share the 5 key steps to creating a distinct photography brand that will resonate with your ideal client, and enable you stand out amongst the masses! 

Nathan Holritz's Bio

Nathan Holritz is an entrepreneur based in Chattanooga, TN. The father of two children, Austen and Addison, Nathan is the founder and CEO at photographersedit.com and miilu.com, and host at bokehpodcast.com. In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his kids, his family, and his friends. He also enjoys reading, playing soccer, and riding motorcycles. 

Jaime Gordon

MINI KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

Unlocking the gift of you, and your why, to fuel your business.

Who’s ready to discover their own personal secret sauce? You can have amazing strategies and talent, but building a business without your gifting and purpose in mind can lead you feeling frustrated and burnt out. Let’s dive in as I teach you how to discover the gift of you and connect to your why to fuel your business.

Busting through imposter syndrome: From fraud to Freedom

Ever feel like a fraud? Do you often think, who am I do big things? There are so many people who are more experienced, talented, who can do a better job than me? Welcome to being human. Join me as we break down the imposter syndrome; What it is, Why we experience it and learn step by step instructions to break free.

Jaime Gordon's Bio

Jaime Gordon is a Certified transformational coach, speaker, and self proclaimed un-stuck-oligist. She’s a firm believer that focusing on purpose over perfection is the key to living a dynamic life of freedom. This former play-it-safe-a-holic, hails from the exotic land of Zionsville, IN. Mother to three remarkable humans, wife to one fun-loving and devilishly handsome husband. Weird talents include predicting movie plots with freakish accuracy and amateur dream interpretation.

Suzy Holman

EVENT MC & BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

The Truth behind Instagram growth and monetization

Sit with Suzy School Founder and owner of MULTIPLE 6 figure brands, Suzy Holman. Not only has she taken her account to over 100k followers in less than 6 months, but shes driving sales over 6 figures {sometimes in ONE MONTH}. You're not going to want to miss this master of IG talk about how you too can beat that algorthym. 

Suzy Holman's Bio

SUZY HOLMAN (@SIMPLYSUZYS) IS A MAMA, INFLUENCER AND ENTREPRENEUR WHO HAS WRANGLED THE POWER OF INSTAGRAM TO GROW MULTIPLE PROFITABLE BUSINESSES AND TEACHES OTHERS HOW TO DO THE SAME ONLINE AND AT WORKSHOPS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. SHE IS RAISING A SMALL VILLAGE OF TOW HEADED CHILDREN IN THE MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO WHILE PURSUING BIG DREAMS AND BIG IDEAS (READ: SHE'S DYING TO OWN A MCDONALD'S FRANCHISE SOMEDAY). SHE BELIEVES THAT AN ENGAGED AUDIENCE IS A GOLDEN TICKET TO ANYWHERE YOU WANT TO GO. ENGAGEMENT ISN'T A MYSTERY, IT'S A SCIENCE AND SHE CAN'T WAIT TO HELP YOU EXPLORE IT!

Andy Maurer

Keynote and Breakout

Pursuing Wholeness in the Fragmented World of Entrepreneurship

 Oftentimes as entrepreneurs, we feel less than whole. In attempts to “hold it together” and “make it happen” we often push down the parts of our stories that carry loss, fear, trauma, and insecurity. As a result, we become fragmented, often causing us to feel disconnected from ourselves, others, and our work. Only when we face our story with courage and compassion, can we begin to reclaim our true identity, heal our toxic relationship with self and others, and tap into our creative potential.

Breakout: Know Your Story. Heal Your Story. Create Your Story

Do you know how your story impacts what you do and why you do it? Research has shown that 95% of our decisions in life come from our subconscious. The problem here is that most of us ignore the parts of our stories that cause discomfort—all of which are stored in our subconscious. In this breakout, I will teach you how to face your story with courage and compassion, create moments of healing in the most painful places, and tap into your true purpose and passion in life.

Andy Maurer's Bio

Andy is a keynote speaker, licensed therapist, and emotional wellness coach. He works with high performance leaders, including CEO’s, founders, entrepreneurs, and influencers, educating and equipping them on the issue of toxic stress and trauma and its impact on their work and relationships. After years of working with leaders, he has come to believe that any leader can change the world, but only whole and emotionally health leaders can change the world for the better. Andy uses mindfulness and experiential based exercises to bring about deep transformational change from the inside out. He earned both a Masters of Divinity in Professional Counseling from Phoenix Seminary and a Masters in Marital Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. Andy is married to Charity, and they have co-founded an emotional wellness brand for leaders together. Through educational resources, masterminds, coaching, and transformational talks and retreats, they hope to inspire change, growth, and healing in the lives of leaders and the businesses they lead. Andy has two amazing and adventurous boys, Achilles and Cyrus, which are his pride and joy. 

Elisabetta Lilly Red

BREAKOUT & SHOOT EDUCATOR

Embracing and Harnessing your Unique Personality

How do we build a wedding photography brand based on destinations? On adventure? On luxury? Or those qualities that inspire us and capture our attention? The answer is so simple yet it eludes most of us even though we are surrounded by it. The answer is you! Each of us needs to embody the experience that is our brand. By helping you define your distinct style, embrace your unique personality and curate your professional content, I can help you attract the work and clients you want (without compromising your creative integrity). Let me share with you how I attract Destinations around the world. 

Elisabetta Lilly Red's Bio

AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN SAN FRANCISCO AND LAKE COMO ITALY, ELISABETTA’S STUNNING WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED IN POPULAR MEDIA INCLUDING: BRIDES, BEST OF JUNEBUG WEDDINGS, GREEN WEDDING SHOES, TOGETHER JOURNAL, HELLO MAY AND STYLE ME PRETTY, AMONG OTHERS. "SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER INSIDE THE BODY OF A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER."BORN AND RAISED IN ITALY AND HAVING TRAVELLED GLOBALLY TO OVER 25 COUNTRIES, ELISABETTA EMBRACES THE CULTURE OF THE LOCATION IN HER WORK. HAVING GROWN UP SURROUNDED BY THE ARTS, SHE CHOSE PHOTOGRAPHY AS HER PRIMARY CREATIVE OUTLET. HER WORK IS INSPIRED BY AN APPROACH THAT IS ROOTED IN DESIGN AND FASHION, AND FOCUSES ON CREATING VIBRANT PHOTOS WITH EDITORIAL FEELINGS BUT THAT REMEMBERS THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN US.ELISABETTA IS A FIRM BELIEVER THAT YOU ATTRACT WHO YOU ARE, IN OUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS LIVES. YOUR PERSONALITY AND STYLE ARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND UNIQUENESS THAT SEPARATES YOU FROM EVERYONE ELSE.

John Branch IV

BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

The True Power of Video: Talking to no one will help you master talking to anyone

As creators, artist, and entrepreneurs it can be hard to speak with brand new people at networking events, meeting with potential clients, or just getting your ideas out in clear concise words. I’ve found that adding video content to your brand through Instagram stories, educational videos, or demonstrations for our couples not only helps you with your communication skills but also adds a level of “clout” and familiarity with your brand. Video is the future and I want to show you the behind the scene skills you’ll grow creating it.

John Branch IV's Bio

Hey, I’m John! Nice to meet you. If you’re wondering who’s behind the camera, you came to the right place. To sum myself up in an “about me” section is nearly impossible, but here are a few things you must know. My wife has deemed me a “cuddle bear” or, to better put it “King of the Cuddle Cubs.” The Cuddle Cubs you ask? That would include my two beautiful children + wife. What a lovely kingdom I have. And in natural cuddle cub fashion, I’m very passionate and emotional about every wedding I shoot. Trust me if your wedding has all the feels I will be there crying with you (father/daughter dances always hit me in the feels 😭). I’m a total nerd. If you want to talk video games, anime, or computers, we HAVE to sit down for coffee (and make sure it's a long meeting). And I’m a music snob. Jazz, Rnb, Electronic Ambient, and Chillhop is pretty much all I listen to. (Yes vinyl, please. Yes, full albums no singles, please.) 😝 The reason I gravitate towards wedding photography is that I love to support others. And what better way to be in a support role than to help someone celebrate one of the most special moments of their lives. I want to be the Lúcio to your team comp (if you play Overwatch you get me). I want to see you all have a fantastic time, and I want you to look back at your pictures and feel the day. And that’s me. Let’s connect and share this special moment of your life together!

Mecca Gamble

MINI KEYNOTE & SHOOT EDUCATOR

Keys to Being a Profitable Photographer

During this breakout, students will learn what not to do when pricing yourselves as photographers and the key strategies that will help you build a strong foundation, have money in the bank to grow as creative business owners and the confidence to charge your worth.

Mecca Gamble's Bio

Mecca Gamble McConnell is a lifestyle photographer who specializes in shooting women of color and creating vibrant images that help them build their brands, tell their stories and leave their legacies.Her work has been featured on The Knot, Upscale, Essence, Xo Necole, B Collective Magazine and The Atlanta Tribune.Additionally, she has used her leadership gifts to help beginner photographers build community, grow their businesses and become profitable through her Porter Street Workshop.When she’s not behind her camera, Mecca enjoys running, traveling and trying newrestaurants with her husband.

Meghan Brown

BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

BREAKOUT: Inclusivity is not Optional

Even a well known brand has to take a step back and assess the message they’re sending out to the world. 

BREAKOUT: Become a Publishing Rockstar with the Perfect Submission

Have you made a goal to get published this year, but you don’t know where to begin? The process of submitting your work doesn’t have to be a daunting task! 

Meghan Brown's Bio

MEGHAN STOLAR BROWN IS DIRECTOR OF TWO BRIGHT LIGHTS & HOW THEY ASKED AT THE KNOT WORLDWIDE. SHE HAS EXTENSIVE MARKETING AND EVENT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND UNDERSTANDS THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS FACE. MEGHAN HAS BEEN A FEATURED SPEAKER AT WEDDING MBA, SHOWIT UNITED, AND ON THE GOAL DIGGER PODCAST. GROWING UP WITH A BOOKING AGENT AND A WEDDING BAND LEADER FOR PARENTS, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT MARKETING AND EVENTS ARE IN MEGHAN’S DNA. HER LOVE FOR MUSIC AND EVENTS GREW FROM SINGING AND PLAYING PIANO AS A TODDLER, TO PERFORMING IN RECORDING STUDIOS AND AT WEDDINGS AND EVENTS IN THE YEARS SINCE.MEGHAN HOLDS A DEGREE IN MUSIC BUSINESS FROM NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. SHE LIVES IN NEW YORK CITY, IS A SELF PROCLAIMED FLYWHEEL SPORTS ADDICT, AND (IF EVERYTHING GOES HER WAY) A FUTURE DOG-MOM TO “CHET”

Jennifer Ryals

MINI KEYNOTE & BREAKOUT

How to Avoid Missing Your Life Moments while Capturing Them for Others

As a military wife and a mom to a 2 and 3-year old that is traveling for 70-80% of my weddings, I have had to learn how to balance my work life and my LIFE life so that I am still present and available for the formative years of my children's lives. Even if you don't have children, I want to teach you how to be genuinely PRESENT for your life in a way that still allows you to have a successful and PROFITABLE business. 

Jennifer Ryals's Bio

Hi new friends! I am Jennifer Ryals and first and foremost, I am a wife and a mother to two boys. In addition to that already full plate, I am a wedding photographer that is traveling the world photographing people in love that I’m convinced are long lost family, I'm speaking and educating photographers and entrepreneurs and fanning the flames of any and everyone along the way. I’m an avid tattoo hoarder, newly established crazy plant lady, an empath, a wannabe paleontologist + therapist, and a natural-born storyteller. I find value in connections, relationships, and laughter and I'd love to hear all about what makes you happy to be alive.

Monique Serra

BREAKOUT & SHOOT EDUCATOR

"Your camera takes such great photos!" Capturing moments without a camera.

We've all heard the awful phrase before, and I cringe every time someone compliments by work solely because of my equipment. What does an expensive camera have to do with taking good photos? It's the connection, the moments, the emotion, and our relationship with the people in front of us. Emotion and human connection come before "great photos". Lets get rid of the surface noise, the extra fluff, and the "Instagram worthy" details, and CONNECT. 

Monique Serra's Bio

"HI FRIENDS! I'M MONIQUE. I AM A FULL TIME, WORK FROM HOME WIFE, MOM, BOSS, AND PHOTOGRAPHER. I'M 28 YEARS OLD, A GRADUATE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, MAMA TO TWO LITTLES (PARKER AGE 4 + ADELINE AGE 18 MONTHS), AND WIFE TO MY FOREVER BEST FRIEND. I'M INSPIRED BY EVERY DAY LOVE STORIES, TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES, STEPPING OUTSIDE MY COMFORT ZONE, AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE. MY LOVE LANGUAGE IS GIFT GIVING, I'M A 2W3 ON THE ENNEAGRAM, I LIKE MY COFFEE REALLY SWEET, I COULD DRINK RED WINE EVERY NIGHT, AND IF I'M YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER, I WILL DANCE WITH YOU AT LEAST ONE TIME DURING YOUR RECEPTION. I'M LIVING MY BEST LIFE, AND DOING IT WITH AS MUCH HUMILITY AND GRACE AS POSSIBLE. GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH A GIFT I HOPE TO BLESS OTHERS WITH! I AM SO EXCITED TO HEAR YOUR LOVE STORY, THIRD WHEEL, AND CREATE BEAUTIFUL ART THAT YOU CAN LOOK BACK ON FOR A LIFETIME TO COME. "

Jordan Jones

BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

Monetize Before You Make It

Too many creatives spend a ton of time and money building courses and programs.... before ever figuring out two very important things: 1) does your audience need AND want this offer? 2) will they *actually* buy it? Learn how you can monetize your new programs and courses before you ever spend another minute or dollar creating it. Jordan and her husband, Pete, created their first course in 2016 - after someone paid $497 before it was created. They used the same strategy to launch - and sell out - a high-ticket coaching program, earning over $25,000 before creating the program. They've also thought about launching just as many concepts that failed before they were ever created. How did they know which ones to create and which ones to stop pursuing? In this session, Jordan's sharing the purpose and method of the "monetize before you make it" strategy, so you'll never waste any time creating a program that no one wants.

Email Marketing Makeover

The money is in... the list? Yep - email is NOT dead. As much as we all strive to grow our social media following, the truth is that email marketing consistently drives better conversion rates. If social media is the introduction and the hand shake, your emails are the wooing, courting, and eventually the proposal. So why do we put so much effort into crafting the perfect caption, while leaving our emails to gather dust in a dark corner of the internet? It's time to get back to the basics. In this session, you'll learn how to use email marketing to nurture your audience, build relationships, and ultimately, scale your business to new levels.

Jordan Jones's Bio

Digital marketing nerd, new mama, and lover of travel, Jordan has helped hundreds of creatives grow their businesses with smart marketing strategies. While she loves all things marketing, Jordan really geeks out over Facebook ads + funnels. At the heart of what she does is one mission: to encourage, empower, and enable entrepreneurs to build purpose-driven lives + businesses.

Devrie Donalson

BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

Flipping the 80/20: Get back to doing what you love

This will be a talk about the tools in HoneyBook that allow you to streamline the administrative aspects of your business resulting in less time spent actually running the business and more time doing what you love, the creative side!

Devrie Donalson's Bio

DEVRIE DONALSON IS A BUSINESS MANAGEMENT GURU AND A LOVER OF CONNECTION. SHE’S KNOWN AS A PROFESSIONAL FRIEND-MAKER BY COWORKERS AND FAMILY ALIKE. SHE GRADUATED WITH A B.S. FROM CAL POLY AND A MSC FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW WITH THE INTENT OF MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, AND HAS FOLLOWED THAT PASSION TO HONEYBOOK WHERE SHE WORKS ALONGSIDE OUR INCREDIBLE EDUCATORS TO BUILD A BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY THEY LOVE. IF SHE’S NOT RUNNING AROUND THE OFFICE MAKING NEW CONNECTIONS, YOU’LL PROBABLY FIND HER PASSIONATELY PURSUING HER GOAL OF SEEING RADICAL BODY JUSTICE IN THE WORLD.

Michelle Harris

BREAKOUT& SHOOT EDUCATOR

Posing for Profit

A step-by-step guide to help maximize posing workflow and to enhance client experience with magazine worthy poses! In addition to wow'ing your clients, you will learn how to pose to show off your fellow wedding vendor's beautiful work so that they refer you for years to come!

Michelle Harris's Bio

Internationally recognized destination photographer, mentor and educator, Michelle Harris, is a powerhouse for all things regarding wedding photography. Based in DMV area, she is the owner and lead photographer of M Harris Studios; in conjunction with her subsidiary company, Laila Chanel Studios, where she manages a talented selection of freelance photographers. Michelle is featured in publications such as Range Finder, USA Today, MunaLuchi Bride, and Martha Stewart Weddings. Michelle's work has been featured in the Range finder, USA Today, MunaLuchi Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, and more! As speaker & educator, the list includes WPPI, United, The Photo Cookout, Evolve Workshop, Reset & more. In addition to her photography services, Michelle hosts destination wedding photography workshops and provides a virtual mentorship called “Book Bride Bootcamp.” In this intimate mentoring, she personally evaluates and gives necessary tools & feedback for them to take the next steps in their career, in which is her passion and mission.

Shaun Austin Gordon

BREAKOUT EDUCATOR

How Albums Can Increase your Profitability, and Double your Revinue

If you could serve every one of your clients with an album, would you want to? I will give you the next step to serve every client with an album. I will give you the tools to make albums simple in your business. I will give you the emails to send to your clients, show you where to go for designing their album, and break down the pricing so that you have every piece of this process to succeed. 

Shaun Austin Gordon's Bio

Shaun Gordon, owner of Kiss Books and photographer of over 500 weddings, helps creative entrepreneurs answer questions like this. He is dedicated to empowering his community with simple tools that change lives, resources that make it easy, and education that teaches you how to let your best self shine. Shaun is happily married to his lovely wife and a father to their three children. You can find him on Social media live, hosting events throughout the world, & dedicating time to his family.

Jon Taylor Sweet

BREAKOUT EDUCATOR & INSTA MEET LEADER

Leveraging Social Media to Travel the world

How to leverage your social media to travel the world, while gaining clients, friends, followers and personal inspiration. 

Insta-Meet FREE EVENT

Gather with other like minded creatives for a fun get to know you insta meet in the bay area for this free event. Details will be annouced Jan 1st. 

Jon Taylor Sweet's Bio

I AM WEDDING, COMMERCIAL, AND LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER HERE IN THE GREATER SEATTLE AREA! I LOVE LIFE, LOVE COFFEE, AND LOVE TO CELEBRATE MOMENTS WITH THE FINEST OF PEOPLE. MARRIED TO MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE CARYN WHO MAKES EVERY DAY A BETTER DAY! I STARTED TAKING PHOTOS ON MY IPHONE IN 2012 USING INSTAGRAM AS THE VESSEL TO SHARE MY WORK. AFTER A COUPLE YEARS OF SHOOTING ON MY IPHONE A FRIEND GIFTED ME A CAMERA SO I COULD JUMP INTO PHOTOGRAPHY AS A CAREER. WAS TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE THAT BELIEVED IN ME. WITH INSTAGRAM BEING A PERFECT PLATFORM TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD I BEGAN TO REALIZE HOW GREAT THE PHOTO COMMUNITY REALLY IS. BEING INSPIRED TO SHOOT WEDDINGS, SHOOT LIFESTYLE CONTENT THAT PROVOKED CREATIVITY, AND TO BE IN SPACES IN THE COMMERCIAL WORLD THAT ARE UNCOMFORTABLE(NOT A MOUNTAIN IN SIGHT TO HELP CREATE "THE BANGERZ"). IN THE LAST FEW YEARS I HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE APART OF SO MANY COUPLES PROPOSALS, WEDDINGS, AND OTHER ENGAGEMENTS. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHOOT ALBUM COVERS FOR FRIENDS WHICH WAS A BRAND NEW EXPERIENCE. I HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO SHOOT FOR MASSIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGNS FOR COMPANIES THAT I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH. MORE IMPORTANTLY PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BROUGHT LIFE LONG FRIENDSHIPS WITH EVERLASTING MEMORIES THAT I WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR. CAPTURING MOMENTS IS SOMETHING THAT I CHERISH AND AM SO THANKFUL FOR EVERY OPPORTUNITY. GOD IS GOOD! ALL THE TIME! 

Jamie Findlay

BREAK OUT EDUCATOR

Pricing Strategies, and Why You're doing it All Wrong

Let's break those industry misconceptions about how your pricing should be structured... hint, its not at the first of the year like everyone tells you it is. Pricing can make or break your business, and doing it correctly will increase your revenue and prevent that elusive burnout. 

Jamie Findlay's Bio

Jamie is a published International Wedding and Portrait photographer, specializing in Weddings and Fashion Portraiture. She's also a beach bum, puppy hoarder and mom to 4 wild things. Originally from the west coast, she loves to travel the world documenting love stories and capturing images that will evoke genuine emotions for generations to come. Her mix of emotion based and editorial style imagery has drawn clients from around the world to her unique style. But her passion for photography extends beyond the lens, and into mentoring other photographers as well. As a business owner and serial entrepreneur for the past 15 years she brings to the table not only classical education, but a whole lot of hard knocks knowledge too, helping entrepreneurs of all types create 6 figure businesses of their dreams. She is also our fearless leader and CEO of Evolve. 

Morgan Olsen

SHOOT EDUCATOR

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Morgan Olsen's Bio

I'M MORGAN, I'M JUST A TWENTY SOMETHING DOG MOM LIVING IN SALT LAKE CITY. I'VE ALWAYS LOVED PHOTOGRAPHY AND THAT'S WHY I STARTED IN FRAMES PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2013. SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN TRAVELING THE WORLD DOCUMENTING GENUINE, REAL AND INTIMATE MOMENTS BETWEEN COUPLES. I ABSOLUTELY LIVE FOR TOTALLY MUSHY AND LOVEY COUPLES SESSIONS, BADASS WEDDINGS, SMALL ELOPEMENTS AND ANYTHING THAT SATISFIES MY CONSTANT NEED FOR ADVENTURE, CREATION AND ALL THINGS BEAUTIFUL. I'M A BIT OF A WEIRDO AND WILD SOUL, SO BE READY TO GET ADVENTUROUS, WEIRD, A LOT OF FUN, A LOT OF WEIRD AND PROBABLY SOME CUSS WORDS.

CAMILA URREA

SHOOT EDUCATOR

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CAMILA URREA's Bio

I am a 22-year-old photographer from Mexico. I have been shooting for almost 6 years now. My whole life I have been into fashion. This was due to having a mom who works in the industry with various designers. She was the one who made me really love it! Being able to collaborate with extremely talented people has taught me so much and has showed me what works and what doesn’t. About two years and a half ago, I began doing wedding photography and since then I have not stopped. Now, I focus only on wedding and fashion photography. Last semester, I went abroad to study fashion photography and styling at the London College of Fashion. Here, I got to learn from the most amazing people. Later, I traveled to Milan and took another fashion course on the business.Photography for me goes beyond only taking pictures. Creating something mean- ingful for others and creating stories is what inspires me the most. I value getting to know the people I work with. I am a person who has a lot of energy. I am obsessed with dancing, hence, I’m always the girl on the dance floor making everyone have a good time. I’m a very driven person so I guess the rest of my energy goes there. I love traveling to unknown places, it has helped me open up to the world and to myself. These are only a few things I’m about. I feel honored to photograph all the people I do. I’m amazed by their interests, their passions and their dreams. I love how one can truly show and tell a story through their creative minds.

Stormy Solis

SHOOT LEADER

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Stormy Solis's Bio

STORMY SOLIS IS AN AWARD WINNING FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF DENVER, COLORADO. SHE CAPTURES POETIC MOMENTS IN EPIC LOCATIONS FOR FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD. HER DEEP ROOTED LOVE OF NATURE AND HONEST MOMENTS ARE REFLECTED IN HER HEART LED WORK. SHE WILL BE CREATING MAGICAL SESSIONS CELEBRATING BOTH MOTHERHOOD, AND GENUINE FAMILY CONNECTION.

Shannon Zurawski

SHOOT EDUCATOR

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Shannon Zurawski's Bio

I'm Shannon! I've been described as "literal sunshine" – you can hear my laugh across the room, I give every single person I meet a hug, and you'll have to pull me away from the dance floor at the end of your night. When I'm not busy photographing weddings or in front of my computer editing, you can catch me petting dogs, eating Ike's Sandwiches + drinking champagne, or exploring San Francisco with my boyfriend Brandon (who I've been COMPLETELY obsessed with since the day we met!)

Alyssa Hagan

SHOOT EDUCATOR

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Alyssa Hagan 's Bio

Hey! I am Alyssa of Feather + North and I can't wait to meet and shoot with you! Join me + my unruly, tangly hair as we run through the city streets of SF with one kick-ass couple on their pretend, misfit-esque wedding day! We will be sure to get into all the trouble (don't worry, not really...or at least hopefully not) while having all the fun (I can promise this is true though) and we will do so all in the name of some CRAZY LOVE!

Eden Strader

SHOOT EDUCATOR

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Eden Strader's Bio

Hello and welcome! I'm Eden, a destination wedding photographer based in Salt Lake City, Utah. I specialize in intimately telling the story of love through editorial wedding photography. I believe photos should stand the test of time, yet capture everyone in this moment. I believe in images that reflect you, ones that you adore, and lots of them. I've had a camera glued to my hand since I was an elementary attender, and truly love photographing more every day. If you asked 15 year old Eden what she wanted to be when she grew up, she'd tell you a photographer. I feel luckier each day that I am honored with my dream job. I live for bold colors, bright light, and capturing your incredible moments of life and love.