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Palm Springs Conference

April 23, 2019
April 25, 2019


Evolve Workshops started 5 years ago as a way to grow a community in the founders hometown...expanded into Portfolio Networking events... expanded into Multi Speaker Workshops ... and today is busting at the seams with amazing educators and a waitlist for tickets.

Enter 2019 and the Evolution {see what we did there... } of Evolve Conferences! We are beyond excited to bring you not just a handful of the industries top leaders, and inspirational speakers, but over TWENTY of them all packed into one conference for you to learn from, connect with and interact with. Each Instructor is carefully chosen and from all corners of the world! 

Evolve has prided itself over the years of not only being one of the first multi speaker events in our industry, but one that fosters connection, authenticity and vulnerability and leaves you feeling empowered and inspired... BUT with tangible step by step education that actually lets you take that motivation and turn it into one freaking amazing business. No fluff. Ever. You sick of cliques? You sick of fluff and Pinterest worthy quotes but no having anyone in your corner to actually lift you up and teach you how to do it...Yes?  See you in Palm Springs.

Schedule of Events: 

23rd: Lectures 8-5pm // Welcome Dinner and Social in the Evening

24th: Lectures 8-5pm // Pool Party/ Dance Party in the Evening

25th: Lectures 8-2pm

Shoots will be held each evening after lectures until sundown around 730-8pm.


If you want to up level your business in 2019.

If you're ready for tangible step by step information that helps you change the way you're doing business.

If you're working hard and still not getting to that end goal.

If you're tired of doing the same old thing and know there is a better way that gives you back time freedom.

If you're not attracting your ideal client and need guidance on pricing, networking with vendors or growing your clientele.

If you want to book weddings all around the world and actually make money doing them! 

If you're looking to create some balance and change in your life and know you can't do it alone.

If you're looking to Portfolio build, and shoot side by side with people already doing 6 figures {shoot passes go on sale Feb 1, 12 per shoot only}.

If you want help in posing, directing, interacting with clients and technical skills on lighting and system use.

If you want to learn how to make money, keep money, attract money, invest money...

If you're ready to hire your first employee, or hire your 12th.

If you're looking to add in associates.

If you're looking to network, socialize with the most inspiring people in the industry.

If you're working on your first year in double digits, your first year of 6 figures, or even your first 7 figure year.

If you're wanting to gain confidence in your business and your skill set in all areas from Marketing to Social Media, to Client Interaction.

If you're ready to live life as your highest self .


All 3 Days of Educational Lectures, and Keynotes.

- This is an 8-5pm classroom event, so you get to hear ALL the speakers not just a few.

Welcome Dinner Social {alcohol not included}

Pool Party / Dance Events

Break out Sessions/ Q & A Panels Optional {These will happen in the evenings after lecture, schedule annouced at check in} 

Swag Bags

Daily Snacks and Drinks

Access to Evolve Remote Access Pass Recording After Event

An amazing freaking time....


Benjamin @benjamindholtrop

Kara @_karamercer

Jon and Brittni Hon @thehonsphoto

Kaley @kaleyfromkansas

Brooke @braillegold

Jamie @thelandlockedmermaid

D'Arcy @darcybenincosa

Kortni @kortniellettphotography

Jess @jessfairchild

Morgan @inframesphotography

Jordan @jzobphoto

Monique @moniqueserraphotography

Jon @jontaylorsweet

Olivia @oliviamarkle

James @jameswitty

Kaleigh @gokaleigh

Rodney @rdnybrown 

Eric Kelley @erickelley

Iggy @iggymcdonald

Sam Jacobson @ideactionconsulting

Ryan and Sheree @ourstorycreative

Brit Nicole @_brit_nicole

Sharee Davenport @shareedavenport


{Shoots will happen AFTER the 8-5 lectures, transportation provided}

April 23rd Line Up: 

Jordan Zobrist @jzobphoto // With Styling By Benjamin Holtrop : FASHION

Rodney Brown @rdnybrown // With Styling By Benjamin Holtrop : FASHION ENGAGEMENT

Morgan Olsen @inframesphotography {Round 1} ((SOLD OUT)) :ENGAGEMENT

Kortni Ellett @kortniellettphotography: ELOPEMENT STYLE

April 24th Line Up: 

Brooke Davis @braillegold : ENGAGEMENT

Kaley Kocinski @kaleyfromkansas // With Styling By Benjamin Holtrop : FASHION COUPLE

Kara Mercer @_karamercer // With Styling By Benjamin Holtrop : FASHION

Morgan Olsen @inframesphotography {Round 2} : BRIDAL

There will be 3-4 Shoots offered each night so attendees can have the opportunity to attend two if you would like on different nights! 



Pricing Goes up to $900 March 1 2019. Limited number of Tickets.

Shoot Pass Not Included. Shoots will be sold individually and will be $200 EACH SHOOT, for a limited number of attendees per shoot.

A shoot pass will not be allowed to be purchased without an accompanying Conference Ticket.


You can pay in full, or if needed there are payment plans available. Use the drop down box upon check out to view payment options. Late fees to apply to any payment plans that go over due dates as per signed contracts. 

Payment Plans are: $375 Due at Sign up, with the remaining balance due no later than 60 days prior to advance. Shoot passes must be paid in full at the time of sign up.

Tickets are non-refundable, transferable only with a $50 transfer fee. No ticket transfers will be allowed after March 1st 2019.


There will be 6 styled shoots in varied themes going on after the conference each night. Instructor mood boards, on board stylists, location details and sign up options will be announced no later than Feb 1 2019, with priority booking given to existing registered attendees. These shoots are so much more than just portfolio building opportunities, these are a chance for you to learn from highly paid, and consistently working professionals on their thought process, system, techniques and more. Only 15 attendees will be allowed per shoot to keep shoots manageable and beneficial. Shoots held in and around Palm Springs.


We have secured special group rate pricing at the hotel of use, the Saguaro . The room rate is just $99 a night for attendees, or $109 for upgraded room! Call into the Saguaro to book, tell them you're with the Evolve Conference! 760.323.1711 // When you call the hotel, ask to be transferred to the group sales department to save on time and transfers.

While you can fly directly into Palm Springs, LAX is a short drive away and dirt cheap airfare from most cities! Several speakers and incoming attendees have already expressed interest in driving in carpools out to Palm Springs. There will be a Facebook Group created for all attendees as well for you to coordinate shared rooms, shared cars etc.

Follow THIS LINK to book directly with the Saguaro. Use group code Evolve .

*We reserve the right to alter, cancel or change the workshop if needed. This is certainly not likely, but legally we are required to let you know.
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Brittany and Jon Hon

WHADDUP. We are Brittani + Jon aka The Hons. We've won no awards for our photography, been published only a few times and started a business workshop called Hustle + Flow in 2016 because we make $250k+ a year with wedding photography and want to help others make the same cash doing what they love. While we respect the street credit with household names, we don't let it pave the path for our success - we let the hustle do the talkin' and make the money. We are a no bullshit approach, tough love teachers. No fluff. No coddling. No Excuses. Once the teaching is over, we promise we give genuine hugs afterwards. But what we teach is strategy, real ass talk about hustlin' and what that REALLY means. The ABC's, baby. Back to the basics (that no one ever seems to really talk about??) and how business/making money really works. Attract. Build. Convert $$$. 

Olivia Markle

Hiiii! I'm Olivia! A crazy happy weirdo who lives for making other people laugh and spreading positivity! I laugh nonstop and freaking love meeting new people, which is why being a wedding photographer is the absolute best job in the world for me! I'm constantly making my dreams a reality, and am 1000% in love with the life I've created! Photography is obviously a huge passion of mine, but I also have a huge passion for education and helping others succeed and create their dream lives! Nothing makes me happier than seeing those I've taught flourish and make things happen for themselves they never thought possible! I feel so blessed to do what I love every single day, and even more blessed to be able to share my knowledge with others. It's a great day!!

Monique Serra

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 3 + Adeline age 7 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.

Kaleigh Wiese

Kaleigh Wiese is an endless creator, branding educator, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She is the founder of Méldeen, a luxury branding and paper goods company focused on designing unique touch-points throughout the wedding experience. LABEL by Méldeen launched in 2018 with resources and services to help event pros and creatives find their brand voice and execute their companies uniqueness. Through her work in the industry, she has been featured on The Knot 100 Most Inspiring Wedding Pros, shared trends at Wedding MBA, WIPA, niche creative workshops and traveled the country offering tips for growing your business with The Knot Pro Workshops for the last 4 years. Additionally, she has a YouTube interview series spotlighting event professionals and their creativity hacks. When she’s not on the go, you can find her boating on Lake Travis with her husband, Michael, and their two rescue pups, Charlie and Jack, hunting for the best tacos and margaritas in her hometown of Austin, and plotting her next adventure.

Jamie Findlay

Jamie is a published International Wedding and Portrait photographer, specializing in Weddings and Fashion Portraiture. Shes also a beach bum, puppy horder 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 for the past decade 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.

James and Jess Wittmayer

Hi friends! We are James & Jess! Husband & wife photographers, adventures, educators, cocktail enthusiasts, and best friends. We are based in Santa Barbara California & New York city. We travel the globe photographing couples who are madly in love and educating amazing creatives like yourself and never ever stop laughing!

Rodney Brown

I’m Rodney Brown. I am brown like my last name, drink a bottle of kombucha everyday and love burritos. My first days of photography began as a teenager, shooting on a cheap film camera and sitting in the one hour photo parking lot as the roll I just blew through was it developed. As time went on, I discovered how connected I was to photographing love and the stories surrounding love; falling in love myself with the honesty and purity entangled into the whole shabang. I believe if you pay close enough attention, everyone is telling you exactly who they are. I like to pay attention and let each couple speak for themselves in the moments we make together.

D'Arcy Benincosa

D'Arcy Benincosa is the ultimate Marketing Ninja, Brand Strategist, and Business Coach to creative entrepreneurs. After getting hired by Sports Illustrated magazine she quit her day job as a teacher and began her photography career in earnest. Based in NYC and Paris, D'Arcy's destination wedding photography is regularly featured on the top wedding publications including Bride's, Harper's Bazaar, Style Me Pretty, and Once Wed. Her weddings have graced the screen on The View, ABC, and NBC. Her love stories have also been featured on Upworthy, Huffington Post Weddings, and even tweeted about by Stephen Fry. D'Arcy is one of those people who believes all things are possible. 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. 

Jordan Zobrist

Hey fellow photo-takers. I am a Los Angeles based fashion and commercial photographer. I got into photography in 2011, and haven't looked back since. I feel most alive when I am creating powerful images. To put it simply, photography brings purpose to my life, and that purpose is to create. Every time I pick up a camera, my goal is to create a photograph that uplifts, enlightens, and inspires action. In order to tell a story for my clients, my images are often full of loud colors, loud people, and a lot of light. I do most of my shoots in the great outdoors where I feel most grounded and focused. As a result, my work is inspired by the natural landscapes and environments that surround me. As artists, we can only offer the perspective that is uniquely our own. My hope is that my perspective helps inspire you to find a new side of yourself as other artists have done for me. So looking forward to meeting you at the Evolve Workshop.

Kortni Ellett

I reside in southeastern Idaho with the love of my life and our three beautiful/fun/adventurous children, Aiden and Oakley and sweet little Brexley! If I had it my way, I would be immersed in sunshine all day, every day. My ideal happy place is the beach. Something about the warmth has always held a special place in my heart, which is funny because I am knee deep in snow at least four months out of the year in my neck of the woods! I consider myself free spirited with an eye for capturing the organic emotion of my clients, I absolutely adore couples sessions and weddings for that reason. I consider myself straight forward and very honest person. Meeting new people in new places is what feeds my soul, I feel so fortunate to do what I love and build new and lasting relationships with my clients and fellow photographers in our industry.

Jon Taylor Sweet

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! 

Kaley From Kansas

Hi, I'm Kaley! I am a documentary wedding, couple + family photographer based in Kansas City, Missouri. I've been shooting professionally for the past 6+ years and I can't think of anything else I'd rather do. I focus on human connection, light and those magical, in-between moments which all lead me in making honest photographs. Traveling is my biggest inspiration, it always leaves me refreshed, inspired and with stories to tell. Over the past couple of years, I have been shooting a lot more editorial and collaborative work which has allowed me to experiment, release and make photographs with little to no expectations. When I'm not shooting, you can find me cozied up with my designer husband, booking my next flight to the desert (my happy place) or enjoying a glass of red wine. Who do you love? Let's celebrate it!

Brooke: Braille Gold

Brooke has many passions but documenting emotion is her driving force. Others include travel, gardening and long drives with windows down and music blaring. She has taught classes around the world and finds moments worth documenting in the simplest things. Being humans a pretty cool thing to experience. Brooke has 4 children, a hilarious husband and is a soon to be chicken mama. Keeping it real is always her goal. Perfection is a liar. 

Kara Mercer

BIO : Kara Mercer is a commercial and editorial photographer and art director based in Seattle, Washington. Her career started primarily focusing on weddings and portraits twelve years ago. Today, she specializes in developing content for fashion, travel, and lifestyle brands. Known for her use of light and her eye for creative direction, Kara believes every image should stand strongly on its own while also contributing a unique yet complementary voice when serving as part of a collection. Her work is influenced as much by minimalism and thought-provoking conversations as it is by contemporary studies in human psychology and the emotive, sometimes ethereal feel of romanticism. With these influences, she seamlessly combines playful narratives with a timeless aesthetic for commercial media campaigns (print and digital) and editorial work. Previous clients include : Condé Nast, My Switzerland, Visit Jordan,Fujifilm, United, and many more.

Iggy McDonald

What's up everyone, I'm Iggy. I've been through a lot so far in life... homelessness, a few deployments in the Marine Corps, launching and selling startups, and bouncing around life looking for a calling. Once I picked up a camera, I finally found what I was searching for. I capture the most important and emotional moments in peoples lives, all while keeping it real and seeking the raw emotions that are shared at weddings. This amazing journey has now allowed me to share my knowledge with other creatives. I really enjoy helping others succeed and I absolutely love problem solving. I really sink my teeth into CoDB and IRR and helping business owners ensure they're profitable. I'm usually found living out of airports, traveling around the country, shooting weddings or helping creatives. Looking forward to meeting you all and I'm always down to chat!

Sam Jacobson

Sam Jacobson gets growth for wedding professionals through proven sales tactics he’s developed over 15 years of hands-on work in the industry. He shows people how to get into the buyer’s mindset, discover their real needs, and create compelling proposals to capture the business. When not working directly with wedding clients in all markets and all fields, Sam speaks across the country - including The Knot Pro, Engage! Luxury Wedding Summits, NACE, WIPA, Hustle + Flow, and private workshops – on scaling your business, growing sales through pricing strategies, negotiating with clients, organizing your team, and other ways businesses can get better results.

Morgan Olsen

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.