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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 - Commit to Inspire! | Welcome Session
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
avatar for Laura DeCarlo

Laura DeCarlo

Laura Dee
avatar for Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery

Vickery & Co.


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

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
Madison

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

7:00pm

Get Wild - Headshot Hub | Kenny Clapp - Sponsored by LensPro ToGo
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 | Sponsored by Coffee Pond Photography
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. 

Sponsored by Pond Coffee Photography & Yearbooks

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

7:30am

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Take A Dip | Sponsored by Paul Friedman And LensPro ToGo

The awesome Paul Friedman is bringing a camera rigged in some underwater housing for you to try out and play around with in the pool on Monday morning!
There are six 20-minute time slots, so don't wait if you want to try this out!

We'll also have a model in a dress if anyone wants to make use of her. :) 

Monday April 1, 2019 7:30am - 9:30am
The Pool

8:00am

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

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
Madison

8:00am

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

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
Jefferson

8:30am

At First Glance - Website Critiques | Jacklyn Greenberg

Jacklyn Greenberg will take a look at your website for the first time and browse through it as a potential client, pointing out what works and what doesn't, what looks good, and what needs an overhaul! See which images she thinks are an asset to your portfolio, how your About Me page reads, and what vibe you convey with your website!  

There will be time for 6-8 critiques, which will be done on a first come, first critiqued basis.
Free of anyone to sit in on and take notes to apply to their own sites!

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 8:30am - 10:15am
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
Lincoln

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
Madison

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
Lincoln

1:30pm

PM Breakout Sessions - Branding with Purpose | Heather & Susan (Gifts for the Good Life)
Great branding goes way beyond a logo or word mark - it’s the personality of your business and an extension of you, as an artist. Heather and Susan will tackle the idea of putting art back in branding while branding your art.  They will also share practical tools like creating and sticking to a brand brief and strategies like “starting with the end in mind”.  You can expect to leave with a fresh new take on your branding with simple action items for taking it to the next level.
Oh, and what discussion about art doesn’t involved getting your hands a little dirty? Come for the lively discussion and idea exchange, stay for the hands-on workshop in packaging!

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
Madison

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
Jefferson

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
Lincoln

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



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 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Madison

3:15pm

Late PM Breakout Sessions - Intimate Roundtable Session: 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
Jefferson

4:30pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Portraits In Motion (Hands-on) | Kesha Lambert

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 Boudoir Photo Walk | Paulette Griswold

"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!

Meet up is in the Madison Room

Speakers
avatar for Paulette Griswold

Paulette Griswold

Rewildings
I’ve explored just about every form of portrait photography since I started as a school portrait photographer in 2002. After a year of that, I joined the team at a photography studio, became the manager of the studio and eventually the director of marketing for this small business... Read More →


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

5:00pm

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

Hands-on branding: Branding is all about “layering” ideas and there’s no better way to do that than to have a visual brainstorm, put it in writing, and then make something of it!  Start with what you love and see how that overlaps with your clientele. GGL leads you through an exercise to identify these elements and create a handy-dandy Artistry Alignment Tool (that looks like a very cool Venn diagram).

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

Intensive portfolio critiques | Robert Norman , Alexsandra Wiciel, Jacklyn Greenberg & Makayla Jade
Sit in as Robert, Jacklyn, Makayla and Alex give blind critique on images each submitted by various photographers. 

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 →
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 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Jefferson

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

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
 

9:00am

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 9:00am - 11:00am
Lincoln

9:00am

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Colorful Portrait Lighting and Editing | Gerald Lovelace

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. This workshop will focus on off-camera lighting and post-processing to create a specific look. 

Speakers

Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
The Lobby

9:00am

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - How to Create an Action Plan to Attract an Ideal Client | Petronella Lugemwa - Sponsored by Photographer's Edit

How to Attract Your Ideal Client Workshop
  • Why is it important to identify your ideal client & how do you attract your ideal client consistently?
In this workshop, we’ll go over case studies & strategies to help you begin to take action right away to attract the type of client that’ll value what you do & not waste money on marketing tactics that don’t matter to your ideal client
  • We will work together to help you develop a custom action plan to execute in the days, weeks and months on how to identify your ideal client and steps for how reach out to them, so all you have to do is execute & begin to make things happen!


Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Jefferson

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
Jefferson

11:15am

Late AM Breakout Sessions - Ugly Spaces, Beautiful Portraits | Nicole Chan
Boston is known for being a sport Title town, having delicious clam chowder, and being a historical gem. Within the wedding community, it is also known to have some of the most challenging wedding venues to effectively light as a photographer. Learn from Nicole Chan about her lighting strategies for five of Boston’s wedding venues. Her simplistic approach is summarized as “available, fast, and impactful”. Nicole’s aim is to empower you with lighting techniques so that you can focus on what is important - the moments and emotions of your clients  

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

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

2:00pm

Limited Breakout - Intimate Roundtable Session “I’ve been doing this longer than you've been alive!" | Robert Norman

Learn how to survive for more than 2 seasons and not be a 'One Hit Wonder' in this tough industry. Robert will lead an intensive roundtable talk about time-tested ways to stay relevant in this business, avoid becoming jaded, to keep your own excitement alive and kicking, and discuss issues you may be having with YOUR business specifically.

Speakers

Tuesday April 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Garden Room

2:00pm

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

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 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Tavern

2:30pm

Limited Breakout: Photo Walks & Workshops - Ugly Spaces, Beautiful Portraits (Hands-on) | Nicole Chan

Nicole Chan’s Inspire 2019 photowalk will demonstrate her simplistic approach to light is summarized as “available, fast, and impactful”. Nicole’s aim is to empower you with lighting techniques, both natural and speedlights, so that you can focus on what is important - the moments and emotions of your clients. 








Tuesday April 2, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Lobby

4:15pm

PM Breakout Talks - Facebook Ads 101: Tips and tricks on how to maximize the Facebook platform | Uriah DeCarlo
Using Facebook for your business can be a daunting task!
Where do I start? What should I do and how do I do it?

We will talk about utilizing your personal and business page to 'find the gold' on Facebook (and Instagram).
We will go through Facebook’s Ad manager, so you are comfortable to build an ad for yourself. Discuss the power of pixels, custom audiences, calls-to-action and retargeting your clients. We will also discuss how you can create magic on social media without spending a dime!

This class will help you find your potential clients on social media and help you create an effective marketing plan to turn them into paying clients.

Speakers

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Jefferson

4:30pm

PM Breakout Talks - Hands-on Vision Board Workshop | Catie Bane & Courtney Thompson
The law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, people can bring positive or negative experiences into their lives. This belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from pure energy, and that through the process of like energy attracting like energy a person can improve their own health, wealth, and personal relationships.
In this class we will use these principles to create a vision board to manifest our own desires and goals. Creating a vision board is an important tool for positivity in your self growth and self motivation.
A vision board can inspire positive thinking and help create organization in achieving your most treasured intentions.

Speakers

Tuesday April 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Garden Room

6:00pm

Breakdown Camp - Inspired to Commit! | Heather Vickery
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
Lincoln

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
Garden Room
 
Wednesday, April 3
 

8:00am

Down the Mountain - Departures
Departures throughout the day

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