2018 Workshops


March 18 & 19th we are thrilled to welcome Cris Duncan from CJ Duncan Photography in Lubbock, TX. They have a full service studio and photograph all genres including weddings, portraits and commercial imagery. From beautiful lighting techniques to business and marketing these will be two days you will not want to miss. Cris will also judge our annual print competition so get to work on your images! Check out his work at http://www.findyourfocus.org.

On May 14th we welcome back our Iowa neighbor, Ben Shirk. Many missed his program in January 2016 because of a blizzard and we’re so excited to have him share his knowledge of Senior Portrait Photography with us again. Ben will cover his Complete Client Experience. He will start with the initial phone call and explain how he builds excitement and prepares clients to spend money; then proceed with the complete experience. He will do some live shooting of a senior, and then finish with a mock sales session where you will be able to see the important steps he goes through to achieve high sales.


September 17th Marketing Bootcamp

Location: Central Church (click here for directions)
Date: Monday September 17th, 2018
Time: 12pm – 8pm


Jeff & Valerie Sampson Owners of Jeff Sampson Photography and The Sampson House fine art wedding photography studio and a digital marketing agency that creates and implements online strategies that work. They passionately believe that every brand needs a powerful, honest, attractive and consistent platform to communicate from in order to be successful. The Sampson’s will share marketing strategies to implement in your business.



Laura Benson
Owner, CEO of Filly Flair founded in 2010 from her basement to building a 20,000 square foot warehouse eight years later. Laura has used a variety of social media marketing techniques to continually grow her business. She has over 1 million Facebook followers and also uses Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube to communicate with her clients. She will share her secrets of success in navigating the many avenues of using today’s social media platforms to grow your business.




Bobbi Lynn Gaukel
Owner Pie in the Sky Studios – which has been in operation since 2002, and Goodly – a new business venture started in 2018. Her professional experience includes: graphic design and art direction of all kinds, creative problem solving, marketing strategy – and what she is calling ‘design thinking’ – a process oriented approach to successful marketing communication in the age of way too much unsuccessful communication.



Earn 1 PPA education credit for attending this workshop!

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