an unrivaled lineup...

keynote speaker

Elizabeth Messina

Elizabeth Messina is an award winning artist and passionate photographer. Her images are powerful and intimate, a sublime balance between light, composition and emotion. Elizabeth is sought after by a discerning clientele. Her images have graced the covers & pages of countless magazines and books. Elizabeth "was named as one of the best wedding photographers in the world" by Vogue Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar. Her work often takes her to the far corners of the world. Although she’s often in creative pursuit, camera in hand, she’s most happy in the presence with those she loves.

When Elizabeth isn’t making photographs you’ll find her at home in Southern California with her husband, three children, two dogs and a strong cup of coffee. 

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master class: 
the female form

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Corbin formed her career as a destination wedding photographer over a progression of many years, including time spent living overseas in Italy. After an initial focus on painting and drawing, she fell in love with photography during a summer at the Maine Photographic Workshops and went on to study photography at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

Corbin has photographed weddings in places as diverse as California’s wine country, the striking beaches of Thailand, beloved Paris, country estates in Ireland, and the hillside villages of Tuscany. Her work has been regularly featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Town & Country, and she’s captured PDN’s Top Knots Wedding Photography grand prize award. True to her wanderlust spirit, Corbin shares her time between Charleston, South Carolina, Southern California, and New England.

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Carrie Moe is the Creative Director of Type A Society, an international wedding and editorial company that is known for it's fresh aesthetic and artistic approach to the industry. Her eye for set design and product styling has brought her company across the world working with clients such as Amazon, Zappos, Berta Bridal and The Ritz Carlton. Her editorial work has graced many magazine covers, and she has been recognized as a visual leader in the aesthetic world of design with features in Engaged! DC, Martha Stewart, Brides, The Knot, Kinfolk and Huffington Post. 

Carrie is passionate about helping others create imagery that aligns with their core values, and known for elevating brands to resonate with the dream clients and that demands attention of the industry. When she is not styling, she can be found hiking in Yosemite with her husband, Torrey, and two children, Amélie and Jackson.

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master class:
Color Theory,
Composition & Design 101

styled shoot:
The Editorial Plan

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daniel kim

d'arcy benincosa

Daniel is a photographer who lives with his wife and daughter in the desert of Arizona. He doesn't consider himself a wedding photographer. He considers himself a photographer, who happens to shoot weddings. He's always open to learning more about this medium, learning better ways to shoot, learning how to capture what feels better. He may not the best photographer out there. But you bet Daniel will give it everything he has.

D'Arcy Benincosa is the ultimate Marketing Ninja, Brand Strategist, and Business Coach to creative entrepreneurs. After getting hired by Sports Illustrated magazine she quit her day job as a teacher and began her photography career in earnest. Based in NYC and Paris, D'Arcy's destination wedding photography is regularly featured on the top wedding publications including Bride's, Harper's Bazaar, Style Me Pretty, and Once Wed. Her weddings have graced the screen on The View, ABC, and NBC. Her love stories have also been featured on Upworthy, Huffington Post Weddings, and even tweeted about by Stephen Fry. 

styled shoot:
California Love

styled shoot:
Elegant Beach Elopement-
Build Your Destination
Wedding Portfolio

master class:
Double Your Income with 5 Secret Sales Strategies that Really Work!

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erich & amy mcvey

Amy McVey is the fastest film loader West of the Mississippi. She's also a public relations and marketing specialist with extensive experience in branding and communications. For the past 8 years, Amy has worked alongside her husband, Erich, to grow his photography business while also supporting numerous other photographers looking to hone their marketing efforts through Erich's in-person and online workshops. Amy also works as a marketing consultant for Fujifilm's North American Film Division. Erich is a wedding, portrait and editorial film photographer with a love for medium format cameras and natural light. Using an approach that combines documentary and fine art styles, he works for clients in beautiful and diverse locations around the world. Erich's in-person and online workshops have reached nearly 1,000 photographers looking to cultivate their craft and grow their business.

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styled shoot:
Lifestyle on the beach -
Styled by Ginny Au

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