Join us in Wilmington, North Carolina, a beautiful country town, for two days, when a group of Americas top Portrait Photographers get together to show you why their photography businesses are so successful. Between them our keynote speakers have had sales of well over 3 million dollars in their portrait businesses in the last 12 months.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This Conference is for serious portrait photographers, who are looking at creating a successful business from their portrait photography.
Wilmington NC boasts a large historic district encompassing nearly 300 blocks. Abandoned warehouses on downtown’s northern end have been recently demolished making room for multimillion dollar projects, and the tallest building in Wilmington at 228 feet, and a state-of-the-art convention centre.
The Conference will be held at a historic 1893 Queen Ann style home www.worthhouse.com in the historic downtown area of Wilmington, North Carolina. This Wilmington NC historical inn is centred on exceptional personal service, celebrating the historic building, and creating local community relationships.
Come see why Wilmington NC has been named the Reader’s Choice America’s Best Riverfront according to USA Today. The Worthhouse is an easy walk to the riverfront for fine dining, shopping, tours, and nightlife. Whether it’s boutique-style shopping, fine dining, casual pubs, craft cocktail lounges, or music and theatre venues that you seek, Wilmington truly has something for everyone.
Richard’s black and white portrait photography is creative and edgy, and his unique style means he is in great demand. Photographing almost 400 portraits a year, Richard’s posing and manipulation of his subjects is fearless, and you cannot afford to miss this extraordinary master photographer in action.
Mother of three young children with over 28 years as a full-time professional photographer and has two super successful portrait studios, Kelli has always kept up with the changing times. This flexibility of thinking has led her to move to planning to opening more studios in 2023. Kelli employs photographers to do the majority of her photography sessions.
JENN AND JIM LINDBERG
Situated in Lockhart, Texas, Jenn’s photography business has risen from a struggling fine art photography studio to a million-dollar turnover in just fifteen months. Jenn and Jim’s unique business model, means that Jenn and her husband Jim do not do IPS sales, but outsource everything, including their retouching, and all of their sales via Zoom.
Bernie’s signature coaching program “5 Steps To Freedom” has helped generate over 6 million dollars in revenue to photographers around the world. Bernie owned multiple successful studios for over four decades and now coaches portrait photographers around the world, growing their studios and changing their lives.
Marcus took the giant leap from wedding photographer to portrait photographer. Marcus now has two highly successful studios facilities that would be the envy of any portrait photographer. With his studios photographing over 600 portrait sessions a year, Marcus lives a relaxed lifestyle that would be the envy of any photographer.
TUESDAY 28 MARCH
9am to 9.30am: Welcome
9.30am to 11am: Richard Hill: Live Demonstration… Photographing Families
11am to 11.30pm: Break
11.30pm to 12.30pm: Kelli Wilke: Live Demonstration… Photographing Headshots
12.30pm to 2pm: Lunch
2pm to 3.30pm: Bernie Griffiths: The Soft Sell System… It Works!
4pm to 5pm: Drinks
6.30pm: BERNIE’S COUNTRY DINNER
WEDNESDAY 29 MARCH
9am to 10.30am: Marcus Anthony: Live Shoot… Creative Studio Lighting
10.30am to 11am: Break
11pm to 12.30pm: Special Guest Speaker… Developing A Success Mindset
12.30pm to 1.30pm: Lunch
1.30pm to 3pm: Jenn and Jim Lindberg: Success With Book Projects
3.30pm to 5pm: Bernie Griffiths: Finding And Training Staff