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Sunday, March 31
 

10:00am

The Trade Supply
Meet our sponsors &  partners,  learn about all the services, goods, gear, and offerings - then sit down with a cuppa and enjoy catching up with new friends and old.


Sunday March 31, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm
Garden Room

12:00pm

Hit the Trail - Registration Meet 'n Mingle
Start off Inspire by grabbing all the gear you need at our 'Camp Supply Store', getting comfy, and learning all about our retreat sponsors and partners - registration is open from 12pm to 2pm, with mimosas and snacks - say hi to all your friends from last year, and make new ones with people you'll meet for the first time! 
 

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Garden Room

3:00pm

Set Up Camp - Welcome Sessions
Get all the retreat details, meet our Inspire Team, and make sure you get the absolute most out of the next three days with some goal-setting and cultivating balance help from the totally kickass Heather Vickery.

Speakers

Sunday March 31, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Constitution Amphitheater

5:00pm

Breakout Panel Sessions - 2019 Trends & Social Media
Join our panel as they go over what is in store, new and exciting for the upcoming 2019 wedding and portrait season. They will field audience questions and discuss all the newest styles, trends and social media platforms.

Sunday March 31, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Constitution Amphitheater

5:00pm

Breakout Panel Sessions - Marketing & Pricing
Ask all the important questions about how to price your services correctly and market yourself to the right clients. Our panel will discuss marketing strategies to attract your ideal client, and how to price your services accordingly. 

Sunday March 31, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Jefferson

5:00pm

Breakout Panel Sessions - Tech & Gear
Join our panel as they discuss new lighting techniques, the most recent gear and products on the market and field audience questions. 

Sunday March 31, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Madison

7:00pm

Get Wild - Headshot Hub
Come get a new headshot photographed by the super-talented Kenny Clapp!

Sunday March 31, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The Lobby

7:30pm

Blaze A Trail - Welcome Party
Swap your hiking boots for dancing shoes and join us at The Tavern for a night full of tasty food, laughter, live music and ridiculousness! Dinner buffet and s'mores bar included. 

Sunday March 31, 2019 7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Tavern
 
Monday, April 1
 

8:00am

8:00am

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Get Creative with your Portraits | Kenny Clapp
Limited Capacity seats available

Take stunning and creative images on a small budget and in a small room with minimally needed gear and equipment, flexing your creative brain to find the potential for magic everywhere.

Speakers
avatar for Kenny Clapp

Kenny Clapp

Clapp Studios
Kenny is an international award winning wedding photographer from Baltimore who has been published in both national and local publications. His work has allowed him the opportunity to document beautiful stateside weddings as well as several exotic destinations! He is happily married... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
The Lobby

8:00am

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - WTF?! Lighting | Alexsandra Wiciel (Part 1)
Limited Capacity filling up

Alexsandra Wiciel will lead a group as you navigate unexpected and uncommon lighting situations, roll with the punches, and work to create the most kickass portraits by training your brain to think outside every box.
Class consists of two parts, with an image critique taking place on Tuesday morning. 


Monday April 1, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
The Lower Lobby

9:00am

Dare To Discover - Portfolio Reviews & Website Critiques
Sit-in website critiquess, big screen image reviews and more 

Monday April 1, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
Garden Room

9:00am

The Trade Supply
Meet our sponsors &  partners,  learn about all the services, goods, gear, and offerings - then sit down with a cuppa and enjoy catching up with new friends and old.  

Monday April 1, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
Garden Room

10:30am

AM Breakout Sessions - Authentic In-person Sales | Makayla Jade (Part 1)
Double Session Class - Whether you've never tried selling photographic products, or just want to learn a new approach for higher sales, this class is for you! We will walk through the entire selling process from initial inquiry to post-sale sales and how to connect with your ideal clients to bring in $20k accounts and raving reviews.  

Key Takeaways:
• A proven and highly profitable business model focused on generating more income per client and less time on boring projects that barely pay the bills
• Demystify "Sales" with a simple 4 step conversation so you can start landing dream clients AND make more on the back end
• Build a workflow that streamlines your print-driven business model so you can sell all the stuff you love (without the sleaze!)  
• Learn how to stop fighting for clients while shooting & editing at high volumes just to make ends meet and instead build a system to scale your revenue month over month without sacrificing an ounce of freedom

Speakers
avatar for Makayla Jade

Makayla Jade

The Harris Company
Makayla Jade, co-owner of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching six-figures and beyond in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on printed... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jefferson

10:30am

AM Breakout Sessions - Instagram & Maintaining Brand Value | EJ (crowdMGMT)
Maintaining a consistent brand image on social media is key to cultivating a loyal client base and attracting new potential clients. Being AUTHENTIC with your messages is necessary to help convert your posts into sales and use platforms like Instagram to further your business. EJ, the CEO of crowdMGMT (a celebrity brand and talent management firm) has his finger on the pulse of what works when it comes to combining your brand image and social media to grow your business, and will share his ideas and tips on how to do so. 

Speakers
avatar for EJ (CEO crowdMGMT)

EJ (CEO crowdMGMT)

EJ Jamele is the CEO and founder of crowdMGMT, a brand & celebrity talent management firm representing an exclusive curated roster of multi-faceted artists in the beauty, lifestyle and music industries. His contracts and clients include the likes of leading publications, global brands... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Constitution Amphitheater

10:30am

AM Breakout Sessions - TBA
Speaker & Topic TBA - Your choice of a variety of classroom talks and sessions 

Monday April 1, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Jefferson

12:00pm

Let's Forage - Buffet Lunch
Recharge for the second half of your day with good eats & drinks, served in the Trade Supply

Monday April 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Garden Room

1:30pm

PM Breakout Sessions - Authentic In-person Sales | Makayla Jade (Part 2)
Double Session Class - Whether you've never tried selling photographic products, or just want to learn a new approach for higher sales, this class is for you! We will walk through the entire selling process from initial inquiry to post-sale sales and how to connect with your ideal clients to bring in $20k accounts and raving reviews.  

Key Takeaways:
• A proven and highly profitable business model focused on generating more income per client and less time on boring projects that barely pay the bills
• Demystify "Sales" with a simple 4 step conversation so you can start landing dream clients AND make more on the back end
• Build a workflow that streamlines your print-driven business model so you can sell all the stuff you love (without the sleaze!)  
• Learn how to stop fighting for clients while shooting & editing at high volumes just to make ends meet and instead build a system to scale your revenue month over month without sacrificing an ounce of freedom

Speakers
avatar for Makayla Jade

Makayla Jade

The Harris Company
Makayla Jade, co-owner of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching six-figures and beyond in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on printed... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Constitution Amphitheater

1:30pm

PM Breakout Sessions - Branding with Purpose | Heather & Susan (Gifts for the Good Life)
Details TBA

Speakers
avatar for Heather Arak-Kanofsky & Susan Turnock

Heather Arak-Kanofsky & Susan Turnock

Heather and Susan are best friends and creative soul mates who are coincidentally sisters. From a very early age, they loved inventing and making things almost as much as they loved being together. What was passed down from the four generations of artists/entrepreneurs before them was a... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Jefferson

1:30pm

PM Breakout Sessions - Finding Your Why | Petronella Lugemwa
Award-winning photographer Petronella Lugemwa will help you discover your WHY and help explain what exactly your WHY is, and why it matters so much to know what it is. 



Monday April 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Madison

3:15pm

Late PM Breakout Sessions - Portraits In Motion | Kesha Lambert
Portraits In Motion - Learn subtle and grand ways to incorporate movement with portraiture and go along as Kesha Lambert shares her methods and best practices for sharp captures of moving subjects, before taking you on a photo walk to put her methods into practice. (60-minute demo class)

Speakers
avatar for Kesha Lambert

Kesha Lambert

I am a New York based wedding and portrait photographer and attorney admitted to practice in NY. North Carolina born, raised in the Bronx, NY, my parents are Jamaican, which makes me a proud “Jamerican.” I love light, movement, color and emotion and often incorporate these elements... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Madison

3:15pm

Late PM Breakout Sessions - Confidence With Clients | Jacklyn Greenberg
Learn to overcome your fears and elevate your client's experience. By focusing on changing our own mindset, we'll learn to provide our clients with meaningful and honest artwork that will transform their lives, leading to sales that will transform our businesses as well! Create evangelists who will prove the power of print is real and promote your business for you!

Key Take-Aways:
• Make your clients heroes
• Suck at sales and double your income
• Focus on the power of print
• Create evangelists

Speakers
avatar for Jacklyn Greenberg

Jacklyn Greenberg

Jacklyn’s edge lies in her unique ability to engage and connect with people on a level that delves beyond the surface and into the deeper realm of energy and emotion. Since she started JAGstudios 10 years ago, her work has been featured in numerous publications including the first... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Constitution Amphitheater

3:15pm

Late PM Breakout Sessions - Off-Camera Reception Lighting | Kenny Clapp
Learn the fundamental principles and several advanced concepts of using off-camera flash to create dramatic reception images that your clients will love and appreciate! This is a very comprehensive, practical photography course that covers everything you need to know!



In this course, we start with covering the basics of understanding the four characteristics of light and how to use this information with Off Camera Flash techniques to make quick decisions in real life scenarios to achieve the stunning and unique images that you want to deliver to your clients! 
We will build and expand on this foundation by showing examples of using effective OCF in several different lighting options to allow you the opportunity to see which works best for your style. 
Lastly we will cover several technical and logistical pointers that will demystify OCF and leave you feeling confident to go out and start using it 'relight' away!  

•Learn the easy steps to getting your flash off your camera •Discover the inexpensive equipment you need, with links to the gear •Learn what modifiers do, and how they can make a significant difference. •Understand the various triggering methods •Learn and understand the 4 characteristics of light and how OCF can help you achieve the look you are going for •Understand why Manual mode is best, and what makes it so easy •Learn advance techniques, controlling backgrounds / multiple flashes / gels / light patterns / balancing ambient and flash light etc. •Learn how High Speed Sync and ND filters can help to get better backgrounds outside •Take stunning images on a small budget and in a small room



Monday April 1, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Jefferson

4:30pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Portraits In Motion (Hands-on) | Kesha Lambert
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Put into practice all the tips and tricks shared by Kesha Lambert in order to capture dynamic movement in posed portraits.

Speakers
avatar for Kesha Lambert

Kesha Lambert

I am a New York based wedding and portrait photographer and attorney admitted to practice in NY. North Carolina born, raised in the Bronx, NY, my parents are Jamaican, which makes me a proud “Jamerican.” I love light, movement, color and emotion and often incorporate these elements... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Lower Lobby

5:00pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - "Rewilding" Outdoor Photo Walk | Paulette Griswold
Limited Capacity seats available

"Rewilding" sessions are intimate portrait experiences inspired by the forces of nature, magic, and the sacred feminine. Blending portrait, boudoir, nature and fine art photography, my projects are dedicated to self-love, storytelling, inner work and outer boundaries. A little sexy, a little witchy, a lot of fun and absolutely no shame - join me as we take a walk through nature and create some rewilding magic together!

Speakers
avatar for Paulette Griswold

Paulette Griswold

Rewildings
I'm Paulette, one half of a married photography team focused on documenting love and life in a way that's natural and true. I'm a full-time portrait and wedding photographer with a love of nature and exploring new destinations.  Matt and I met in 2004 when we worked for the same portrait studio. A wedding, two dogs, and many adventures later, we're still shooting, still learning, and still passionate about what we do. And pizza... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Grounds (dress warm!)

5:00pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Recreating Inspiration Portraits | Gerald Lovelace
Limited Capacity seats available

The class will pick from a handful of images and work to recreate the the exact same look and vibe, using whatever is in everyone's camera bag and what they can find around the hotel! 

Speakers

Monday April 1, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Lobby

5:00pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Tangible Branding | Heather & Susan
Limited Capacity seats available

Tangible branding geniuses Susan and Heather from Gifts For The Good Life are leading an exciting hands-on workshop - Topic to be announced

Speakers
avatar for Heather Arak-Kanofsky & Susan Turnock

Heather Arak-Kanofsky & Susan Turnock

Heather and Susan are best friends and creative soul mates who are coincidentally sisters. From a very early age, they loved inventing and making things almost as much as they loved being together. What was passed down from the four generations of artists/entrepreneurs before them was a... Read More →


Monday April 1, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Garden Room

5:30pm

Photoshop & Lightroom Editing Demo Sit-In Class
Follow along with some of our instructors as they go over their editing workflow 

Monday April 1, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Constitution Amphitheater

7:00pm

Go Explore - Dine Arounds
Get together some of your friends, new and old, and head out on the town for dinner!  

Monday April 1, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm

7:30pm

S'More Please - Pizza Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Stay at the hotel and join us in our suite for a low-key pizza party ($25 fee, includes all-you-can-eat 'za, salad & beer-until-we-run-out) • snag your seat on eventbrite, only 20 spots available!

Monday April 1, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hotel Suite

10:00pm

By the Fire - After-hours Fun
Come join us after dinner at The Tavern, with drinks specials, karaoke and unwinding from a busy day enjoying conversation with newly-made friends, while catching up with the old ones!  

Monday April 1, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
The Tavern
 
Tuesday, April 2
 

9:30am

AM Breakout Sessions - TBA
Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Jefferson

9:30am

AM Breakout Sessions - Vendor Relationships & Monetizing the Styled Shoot | Manolo Doreste
Learn how to approach and then create lasting relationships with wedding industry vendors and venues, and how to turn styled shoots into something that brings you more business. 

Speakers

Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Madison

9:30am

AM Breakout Sessions - WTF?! Lighting | Alexsandra Wiciel (Part 2)
Blind critiques by a panel of peers of the images taken during the hands-on portion of this workshop - all attendees are welcome to sit in on this class.


Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Constitution Amphitheater

11:15am

Late AM Breakout Sessions - Let Your Guard Down | Kesha Lambert
Learn icebreakers and techniques to make even the most nervous clients feel at ease. You will walk away with tips and tricks to draw out authentic displays of personality while building trust between you and your clients.  

Speakers
avatar for Kesha Lambert

Kesha Lambert

I am a New York based wedding and portrait photographer and attorney admitted to practice in NY. North Carolina born, raised in the Bronx, NY, my parents are Jamaican, which makes me a proud “Jamerican.” I love light, movement, color and emotion and often incorporate these elements... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 11:15am - 12:45pm
Madison

11:15am

12:45pm

Let's Forage - Buffet Lunch
Recharge for the second half of your day with good eats & drinks, served in the Trade Supply

Tuesday April 2, 2019 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Garden Room

1:00pm

Limited Breakout - Encaustic Printing Workshop | Robert Norman
Limited Capacity seats available

Encaustic Printing Workshop (additional fee of $50) 

Tuesday April 2, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Madison

2:15pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Shoot To Sell | Makayla Jade
Limited Capacity seats available

How to style, pose and light the shots that will bring in the big bucks.  

Key Takeaways:
• Learn how to take the portraits clients will want to hang on their walls
• Skip past the years of trial and error (and miserable sales flops!) by hearing exactly which conversation pieces will help you condition your clients for bigger investments and close the sale

Speakers
avatar for Makayla Jade

Makayla Jade

The Harris Company
Makayla Jade, co-owner of The Harris Company, developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling the company to reaching six-figures and beyond in less than 3 years by appealing to a niche clientele that places a high value on printed... Read More →


Tuesday April 2, 2019 2:15pm - 4:15pm
The Tavern

2:15pm

4:30pm

PM Breakout Talks - Laura DeCarlo - Why I Quit Shooting Weddings
After nine years of working hard to build a solid foundation in the wedding industry, I woke up one day and decided to do a 180 and completely stop photographing weddings altogether.
My story will be about why I decided to quit, how I made the transition, and all the good, the bad and the ugly that came along with leaving weddings behind. 

Speakers
avatar for Laura DeCarlo

Laura DeCarlo

Laura Dee


Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Jefferson

4:30pm

PM Breakout Talks - TBA
Speaker and topic TBA

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
The Tavern

4:30pm

PM Breakout Talks - TBA
Speaker and topic TBA

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Madison

4:30pm

PM Breakout Sessions - Sponsor Demos and Q&A's
Our sponsors will give an in-depth demonstration of their products, services and goods, and take any questions you might have.

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Garden Room

6:00pm

Breakdown Camp - Goal-Setting Sessions
The BEST way to end your Inspire experience with with a hands-on goal-setting session, to help you take all your learned and taken in this past week, and turn it into a productive to-do list - Heather Vickery will make sure we all leave with a plan-of-action we can stick with!  


Speakers
avatar for Laura DeCarlo

Laura DeCarlo

Laura Dee
avatar for Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery

Vickery & Co.


Tuesday April 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:15pm
Constitution Amphitheater

8:00pm

Earn Your Badge - Trivia Night
It's trivia night at The Tavern!

Put together your team of know-it-alls and join the competition! Make sure you sign up your team no later than Monday evening to make sure your table is reserved in the bar! 

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Tavern

8:00pm

Under the Stars - Pajama Party
Put on your most comfy plaid PJs and find a spot to lounge and chat with your Inspire tribe while playing board games, enjoying snacks and hot cocoa! 

Tuesday April 2, 2019 8:00pm - 10:30pm
The Lower Lobby
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

8:00am

Down the Mountain - Departures
Departures throughout the day

Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm