Ashley Rae is a Hybrid Wedding Photographer and Educator based out of Phoenix Arizona. Known for her refined and elegant style, Ashley Rae is a hopeless romantic who finds the beauty in documenting love stories that make the heart flutter. 

With a background in Social Media, Branding, and Marketing, Ashley Rae truly loves to enrich the lives she touches by defining their purpose through education.  

Her work has been viral via Buzzfeed and published on top wedding publications.

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Alisha is a recovering English teacher turned fine art wedding photographer. With a background in literary arts, her love for storytelling is fully embraced behind the camera as she lovingly directs her subjects. Focused on capturing an authentic narrative , Alisha implements a guided, organic approach to wedding imagery enhanced by the use of film.

Alisha has a Master’s degree in Education and heart for sharing methods of success with fellow photographers. In addition to the business, she and her husband Patrick share three kiddos, two dogs and one cat. Together they’ve captured weddings in the US and beyond for the last decade. Their work has been featured in Style Me Pretty, Carats and Cake and Southern Weddings. The only thing thicker than her southern accent is the vanilla syrup in her latte ;) 

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breakout class: Social Media Manifesto: Beating the IG algorithm

styled shoot: Into the Mystic: Ethereal Elopement along the California Coastline by jade magnolia

Styled shoot: The Sirens - A Whimsical Editorial Imagined by Janna Brown Designs

Cassi Claire 

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Fueled by bubble tea, avocado toast, getting real mail, and British television, Cassi can be found photographing weddings with her husband Chris in the northeast and beyond. Together they believe in grace in love, kitten therapy, and eating sushi at least once a week! While Cassi is known for her bright and happy photographs, her mission goes far beyond the lens. Creating a joyful, personal experience that often leads to true friendship with her couples is how she captures the purest joy and sweetest mini-moments on the wedding day. Warning: she will hug you and she will want to be your best friend. Outside of weddings, Cassi lives at Hogwarts with her other best friends Sooki St. James, Leslie Knope, and Anne Shirley! Her work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, BRIDES, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot and more.

Davey Jones is a brand and content strategist, and one half of the Davey & Krista team. After several years of teaching high school English, photographing over 100 weddings and launching the Rising Tide Society, Davey decided to make helping creatives run better businesses his full time gig.

Davey and his wife Krista specialize in helping people create brands that book through custom branding and website design, consulting, and search engine optimization.

Since building their first business they have found purposeful and fulfilling work—and a life that includes palm trees, blue skies, time with our pups, and—of course— wine and pizza.

breakout class: 5 Ways to Wow with Your Website

breakout class: The Anatomy of a Perfect Facebook Ad Campaign for Photographers: The Fastest Way to Boost Your Bookings

jainÉ kershner

Jainé Kershner is a Fine Art Wedding Photographer specializing in film photography. She believes and shoots film for its natural beauty and ageless style. Jainé started her Instagram series, blog, and podcast “Tea with Jainé” as a way to give back and share her advice, resources, and insight that she’s learned over the last 9 years as a wedding photographer. She has been featured in several wedding publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Brides, and The Knot. She was handpicked as one of NYC’s Best Wedding Photographers to know by BRIDES and voted Best Brooklyn Wedding Photographer in 2018! Jainé photographed the modern wedding book "Weddings in Color” published by Chronicle Books.

breakout Class: Share Your Voice! How to Start a Podcast

Jessa Schifilliti

Jessa Schifilliti (rhymes with Confetti) is a wedding photographer who specializes in capturing elevated and genuine love stories in coastal towns, everywhere. With a degree in creative advertising and a past life similar to the opening montage in ‘Devil Wears Prada’, Jessa has spent the last decade honing her eye for photography and design. 

When she’s not photographing beautiful weddings on the coast, she’s designing the california-bungalow inspired home she shares with her husband, Brian. Between creative projects, wrangling her two boys, and hosting her newly-minted IGTV channel, life is busy but sweet. She loves a crisp white t-shirt, beach days, and enjoying a margarita with a good friend. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart, BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, but most importantly, in the homes of her sweet clients. 


Josh & Kariss Farris

We are Josh & Kariss, a husband and wife wedding and corporate photography team who capture special moments all around the country and across the world. We've turned our passion into our profession! 

We are so very fortunate to do what we love every single day. God has taken us incredible places with a lot of faith and a couple of cameras. We love capturing passionate couples from engagement to wedding day and have found no greater joy than being apart of a union in a way that freezes time. Whether we’re home in Dallas or on a destination trip, we’re here to serve our brides and hope you’ll be next!

Breakout class: The do's and don'ts of working with a partner

Julie & Courtney

Julie Bunkley is known for her refined and tailored approach to wedding design, Julie Bunkley is the owner and creative director of Invision Events, a celebrated design and planning firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. Founded in 2006, Julie has been instrumental in growing a brand and client experience that has garnered both regional and national attention. Her work has been featured in People, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Bridal Guide, InStyle, Southern Weddings, and Style Me Pretty, among others; and was recently named by Southern Living as one of the South’s Best Wedding Planners.

Courtney Wolf is an intuitive dreamer, doer and ultimately, wedding planner based in Birmingham, Alabama where she manages Invision Events' day to day operations in addition to spearheading their marketing, sales and public relations efforts. Armed with a degree in Marketing as well as her MBA, Courtney's "left brain" has served her well in the creative industry, establishing her niche as a vital sales resource and go-to wedding biz expert. Her innate ability to connect with and delight her clients is just one way Invision Events thrives and stands out among their peers in the luxury wedding and destination market.

breakout Class: Your Secret Weapon: The High End Planner

Meg Hamilton

Meg has been named one of Martha Stewart Weddings top photographers in the USA and the owner and founder of Rodeo & Co. Photography. She established her business in 2003 & have documented over 350 weddings. Meg's work has been described by her peers & clients as: happy, honest, bright, clean & inspired by love and emotion. She has been published in numerous national and regional magazines and blogs including Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Brides, My Wedding, Grace Ormond, Style Me Pretty, Snippet and Ink and many more. 

Nestled in the northern woods of New Hampshire, along with her husband, Nate, they share their happy home with their two boys, Marcus & Hank. They have a flock of chickens, honey bees, chunky kitten & a rescue Terrier mix. Meg considers herself very fortunate she can help her parents on their farm with horses, cows & pigs a few miles down the road.

Meg feels incredibly blessed to be able to travel the world with her camera and have been able to photograph weddings and events in Ireland, Austria, St. Croix, California, Colorado, Florida, France & more….while still embracing the beauty of New England on a regular basis.

breakout class: The balancing act - Mixing business with motherhood

Mekina Saylor

Mekina is a Southern girl living in a Yankee world, photographing couples throughout the East Coast and around the world. She pretty much lives off of peanut m&m's, Domino pizza and Starbucks. She lives for quality time and genuine experiences. :)

With a heart for quality time and genuine experiences, Mekina can be found capturing fun couples in love throughout the East Coast and around the world. Her couples usually come as clients and leave as friends. Mekina has loved weddings since playing pretend weddings with her dolls since she was 4 years old. She constantly has a Starbucks in her hand, peanut m&m’s in her bag and a smile on her face.

Her work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, The Knot, NJ Bride and more.

breakout Class: Second Shooting to Grow your Business

Sarah kay Love

Sarah Kay Love is a owner and Art Director of a boutique creative agency specializing in content production and visual marketing, devoted to helping companies build brands that differentiate themselves and increase business. 

After working for InStyle magazine and “America’s Next Top Model” photographer Nigel Barker, she became a lover of all things weddings and spent five years at The Knot magazine producing and curating visuals on a variety of media platforms from print to digital editorials, covers, advertising campaigns, and social media channels. She also spearheaded the real wedding and styled shoot submission process for the national and regional magazines. 

Sarah is now combining her unique skill set and sharing her knowledge with wedding photographers and professionals to help them properly produce, curate and market content so they can get published, drive revenue and stand out in a saturated market.

Breakout class: The Importance of being published

stacey foley

Stacey Foley is the award-winning editor and CEO of Collective Joy {formerly Joy Wed}, an online journal & educational platform focused on creating genuine connection and personal empowerment through the telling of life's most authentic stories. She is also a brand strategist, ICF trained personal development & business coach and an internationally published stylist. Stacey has traveled all over the world to educate and empower creative business owners through real conversation and informative presentation.

Breakout class: Fear in Business, it’s What Holding you Back

vanessa hicks

Vanessa Hicks is a wedding and portrait photographer currently documenting love in Hawaii! She is a military spouse and Navy Veteran a well! She truly believes in empowering others, and the importance of documenting her clients legacy! She has been published worldwide, and has been voted Hawaii's #1 Wedding Photographer back to back in 2018 and 2019! When she’s doesn’t have a camera in her hand , you can find her with a Starbucks cup in her hand, watching Harry Potter or The Office on reruns, or just lounging on the beach with an umbrella drink in hand!

Breakout class: Creatives & mental health