Adam Barnes is a photographer who specializes in capturing and creating fine art images from weddings and all things related to people in love. He founded Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography in 2005 after working many years as a counselor for children and adolescents. Adam combines his love of others with a passion for capturing some of the most intimate moments in ones' life, to produce images that will remain for generations. He utilizes both film and digital mediums to capture light and convey your story.
Adrienna McDermott is the founder and CEO of Ava And The Bee, a marketing agency exclusively for wedding pros that builds connections with dream couples through inclusive, results-driven marketing. As a former bridal boutique owner, wedding planner, and florist, she intimately understands the challenges that vendors face when it comes to creating new and engaging content to grow their business.
Ashton is a destination film photographer based out of Victoria with a love for medium format cameras. Born and raised in West Yorkshire, England until he found and married the love of his life in the Caribbean before starting a new chapter together in Australia. Ashton has been named one of the top wedding photographers in the world by Harper's Bazaar, and has been featured in top wedding publications such as Vogue, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow, Cosmopolitan, Fifty-Four, Martha Stewart Weddings and many more.
There's a language we ALL know without realizing: body language. Ashton believes that gesture and quietness are the key to achieving the natural softness and calm attitude for this kind of shoot. He is passionate about shooting film and loves the authentic and timeless photographs which capture the softness, grainy, delicate and beautiful details.
Charla Storey is a destination wedding photographer, believer in community, total Ennegram 7, and passionate about helping others break their own glass ceilings. From being a single mom living paycheck-to-paycheck while working multiple jobs to being hired (and paid!) by the biggest brands in the industry—including Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Vogue, and People—and earning her spot on numerous “Best Of” lists, it’s safe to say she’s walked down every road of the photographer’s journey.
With her positive mindset, witty personality, tenacious spirit, and 19+ years of experience, Charla has been coaching photographers towards achieving their biggest goals since 2008. She’s passionate about helping students build profitable, fulfilling businesses and break through their barriers—and have hella fun doing it!
When Charla isn’t photographing weddings around the globe or educating photographers, you can find her spending time with her family and two boxer pups, caring for her mom and sister, watching movies, or exploring a new city.
A coach and consultant to creative entrepreneurs, Courtney is a results oriented influencer who helps creative small business owners build sustainable and thriving brands by boldly stepping into the fullest versions of themselves while ditching the self doubt and self sabotage. Known by her clients as a “personal trainer for your small biz” and a “small business therapist,” her background includes a degree in Marketing as well as her MBA. Consider her your personal cheerleader and someone who will transform you into part of the "get it done" crew.
Revered by international clients, publications and planners, David is an award-winning fine art wedding photographer. He marries the worlds of editorial and romance with an approach based on savoring life and art. He has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and an intimate understanding of the European affairs couples ask him to document. Other photographers now learn under David’s mentorship with workshops and coaching. David is drawn to the small delights of life, keen to learn new craft cocktail recipes and discover new dishes at restaurants nearby, and abroad. Home is the DMV area where he is a father of two who loves hosting meals on the outdoor patio under the cafe lights. Along with Kristy, he is slowly renovating the home of his dreams one room at a time, while planning to retire in Tuscany surrounded by the rolling hills of wine country.
Erica + Jon are a husband and wife brand photography team that partner with commercial and personal brands to plan, style and intentionally create compelling imagery for marketing. Their work with brands like the Chicago White Sox, Fabletics, Soft Scrub, Snuggle, and celebrity talent like Dave Hollis has been featured on billboards, utilized on storefront signs and published in magazine spreads across the country. Their transition from lifestyle and wedding photography to multi-6 figure success in commercial brand photography has inspired them towards helping educate others create incredible businesses in the brand photography space
Elizabeth Messina is a world renowned, award winning celebrity photographer & New York Times best selling author. Elizabeth was named "One of the most influential photographers of our decade" by PDN. She was also named 1 of the best photographers in the world by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar & Martha Stewart Weddings. Elizabeth is a visionary & a storyteller. Her images tell stories of longing, solitude, joy and the tangible beauty of the human experience. Elizabeth Messina is also a passionate teacher, who loves sharing her extensive knowledge and connecting with photographers from all over the world.
Fer is a Mexican destination wedding photographer who loves indie games, weird music, and artsy movies.
Fer abandoned the idea of a “job” to devote himself completely into seeking purpose, evolving along the way. On those steps his identity was completely linked to his family. He has 3 children, they are his teachers and his engine, Fer's dream is to help them find their own voice.
Jennefer is a destination wedding and portrait photographer, a natural strategist, photo editing ninja, and Ennegram 6. Jennefer is passionate about connecting with people, championing equality, and being a force of positive change wherever she goes. Known for her kindness and compassion, Jenn brings peace, and joy.
Her clients have taken her around the world to capture their story, and after 14+ years of experience, she's earned a reputation for her unique storytelling abilities. A true Jill-of-all-trades, Jennefer filled a void in the photography industry by creating editing tools and a community inspired by joy and driven by empathy. Jennefer has been mentoring photographers of all experience levels, guiding them to find both professional success and personal joy in their work, since 2016.
When not capturing memories behind her camera, Jennefer sings professionally, is an excellent cook, and has a "healthy" obsession with cooking in general. She lives in Dallas with her husband, young daughter, and three fluffy dogs, and she's in the process of renovating and decorating her 1930s Tudor-style home.
Jennifer is a film lifestyle photographer known for her clean, colorful, and happy images. She believes that you don't have to be "Fine-Art" to be high end and clients agree. Her work takes her all over the country to document families, seniors, and couples in their homes and favorite places. She is truly one of a kind in her work and approach to her business.
For more than 350 Saturdays, John Dolan has quietly pursued emotional and revealing art inside the wedding day itself. He has aimed his camera at tiny moments of deep meaning: evocative, joyful, unscripted, perfectly imperfect scenes at the start of a marriage.
Dolan has woven a career of advertising, editorial and fine art photography. He is the author of 'The Perfect Imperfect The Wedding Photographs of John Dolan', published by Damiani Books.
Kayla Barker is an award-winning and published photographer, leader and educator in the wedding and portrait industry with over 14 years of experience. She is in The Knot Hall of Fame, winner of PDN's TopKnots and nominated as an emerging film photographer. Her work has been featured many times in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot Magazine, Brides, Style Me Pretty, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Wedding Sparrow, Southern Weddings and more. She has also won awards for her fine art photography work in many art and museum shows and her work has been sold in galleries around the country.
Kir Tuben is a hybrid wedding photographer who is inspired by authenticity. Her degree in Documentary Studies blends with her passion for Fine Art to create her unique brand. Kir is a Florida girl at heart and resides in Washington D.C. with her husband and two cats, Tuna and Lobo. Although the East Coast is her home, she shoots weddings all over the globe and has been featured in publications including Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Inside Weddings and Brides. Kir is all about being direct, honest and upfront and encourages you to come to introduce yourself or grab a glass of whiskey with her!
Kristin has been photographing weddings and celebrations around the world for over 11 years and photography work has taken her to over 20 different countries. With a deep love of travel, experiences, and people, she seeks to capture wedding days in a way that feel like the viewer stepped back in time but also with modern vibrance, expression, and light. She dives in deep with her clients to truly capture them with authenticity and show their connection with each other, their friends, and their family.
Kristin has been featured in top wedding magazines and blogs, was voted one of the top wedding photographers in the South by Southern Weddings Magazine, and gives back to photographers and creatives who want to grow their businesses through retreats, workshops, speaking, and coaching. Her clients love the energy and calm presence she brings to her work and the understanding and depth that she captures during each celebration. Just say the word and she’ll meet you in France, New York, or your favorite place.
Laylee is an educator, speaker, and conference host with a heart for serving clients and fellow entrepreneurs through her coaching work, as the host of the So, Here’s the Thing Podcast, and as the founder of The Creative Educator Conference. She believes in leading with heartfelt encouragement and honest guidance. As a longtime entrepreneur, she’s not afraid to dig into tough topics or transparently share her own experiences—the good and the bad. Laylee is passionate about her goal to equip you in your ability to make a difference, create impact, and to build a life doing what you love.
Paul has been a professional photographer as long as his son has been alive... It feels surreal to say that (his son is 16 now). It makes sense though, because his son was the reason Paul picked up a camera in the first place. Since then, Paul has pursued image creation with a passion, and he has learned so much along the way. Today, Paul is still just a guy with a camera trying his best to create tangible keepsakes from fleeting moments. Paul lives in Southern California with his wonderful partner Taylor, son Xander, and daughter Charlie... and their two Mini Schnauzer's. Paul is grateful to be supported buy Fujifilm, Holdfast Gear, Profoto, Dream Books Pro, & Goodlight Presets.
Perry is a free spirit, spontaneous adventurer, fine art photographer, animal snuggler and enthusiastic wife and mother. Perry is a former professional Historian; a profession that impacts the way she photographs each wedding - as a piece of History. In another life she would have loved to have been a comedian, or a therapist - but she incorporates both of those skills into her work as a photographer!
Sacia Matthews is a visual artist specializing in destination wedding experiences where nostalgia meets art. Her former life of being a high school english teacher has intertwined with her life as a photographer to now consult with creatives in the wedding industry on strategic ways that they can live their best lives and create art that matters at the same time. A lover of big cities, a good story, incredible culinary experiences, and a zest for living in a constant state of celebration, her passion is rooted in seeing everyone win, and having a lot of fun along the way.
Peyton is a destination wedding, commercial, and editorial cinematographer named by Harper’s Bazaar as one of the Top Wedding Filmmakers in the World. After receiving her degree in art history & philosophy, she became a self-taught filmmaker. She has traveled the world filming high-end weddings and fashion-focused projects collaborating with planners + creatives, notably - KT Merry, Joy Proctor, Jose Villa, Kacey Musgraves, Lynn Easton, Sarah Falugo, Marcy Blum, Laurie Arons and Monique Lhuillier.
Sophie started her career in the photo department of teen vogue and transitioned quickly to shooting runways and editorials for brands and fashion houses. Getting to mix her love of editorial work with the joy of a wedding day is thrilling.
Sophie loves walking her frenchie, Olive, in the park on a nice day, watching a strange history documentary, or re-reading Harry Potter for the 5000th time.