Hoping for some specialized instruction from our speakers? Master Classes and styled shoots are the perfect add-on to your Hybrid Collective registration. Enjoy a mini-workshop with your favorite photographer during the convention in a smaller group!

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Wednesday


6:30-8:30 am morning styled shoots


8:00 am trade show and registration open


9:00-12:00 pm Breakout sessions


12:00 pm Lunch


1:00-3:00 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS



4:00 - 7:00 pm MASTER CLASSES AND STYLED SHOOTS


8:00-10:00 pm
Closing gala

April 19, 2023

April 19, 2023

WEDNESDAY

8:00-5:00PM

Trade show 

Visit our sponsors

9:00 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Hear from Charla Storey & Jennefer Wilson, Vanessa Hicks, or Ash Baumgartner & Kristine Herman.

8:00AM

registration opens

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Hear from Ben Finch, Jamie Findlay, or Magi Fisher.

“BLESSED” is an intimate MATERNITY Master Class/Shoot with Elizabeth Messina that will change how you capture pregnancy photographs forever. The emphasis of this special class will be on making images that celebrate the grace of a pregnant woman in a natural and empowering way. You’ll learn how to notice and capture the nuances of gestures as well as the most flattering poses for an expectant mother. Elizabeth will share with you how she interacts with, thoughtfully connects with her subject and gently directs a mother. You'll learn how light, angles and communication can help you create beautiful pregnancy photographs. Elizabeth Messina has captured maternity photographs for a discerning clientele for many years. Some of her pregnancy clients include Hilary Duff, Katherine Schwarznegger, Brooke Shields, Jenna Dewan, Chriselle Lim and many more. This class is part communication & instruction, part observing Elizabeth’s photo, styling & posing techniques as well as the opportunity to create your own photographs. Join this class and learn from one of the best maternity photographers in the world, how to create feminine, romantic & impactful maternity imagery. 

This year every “BLESSED" Master Class attendee will get an opportunity to capture photographs of their own during the class. Each attendee will literally be able to stand side-by-side with Elizabeth while she guides them with thoughtful direction and meaningful support. Photographers of all levels & mediums are welcome.

The Indirect Approach

Some photographers direct their subjects. I "Indirect" people. This class will be a chance to rethink how you shoot and see if this approach can work for you. I believe that how we act as photographers affects our subjects. My method of teaching is to have honest and vulnerable conversations to unlock ourselves before we raise a camera.

4:00-7:00PM

master CLASS
(optional Add-on)

JOHN DOLAN

4:00-7:00PM

Master shoot
(optional Add-on)

ELIZABETH MESSINA

As the sun begins to rise over the Atlantic, two hopeless romantics spend the morning lounging by the pool before being compelled to splash around in the waves. This carefully curated shoot will be a wonderful opportunity to get truly authentic imagery that can be used to boost your engagement and editorial portfolio. We will start with our couple flirting by the pool utilizing the beautiful cabanas the resort has to offer. We will then follow them as they playfully make their way out to the beach, where a picnic lunch awaits them. There will be plenty of beautiful, genuine moments as they splash in the waves and snuggle on the sand. We will also have access to an assortment of luxury vacation essentials that will perfectly round out the narrative and provide beautiful flat lay content.

6:30-8:30AM

STYLED SHOOT
(OPTIONAL ADD-ON)

CLAY AUSTIN

An intentionally intimate roving cocktail party where Perry Vaile shares trade secrets, photographs your headshot and connects with you personally. Limited Space Available. No elbowing for the best angle, or feeling lost in the shuffle. Leave the pressure & camera gear at home, and enjoy a drink (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options available!) as I spill the tea. 

We’ll spend time outside as I hunt for light, giving you an inside peek at how I approach a clients and their wedding days artistically through location, direction, and posing decisions with my “P.I.V.O.T” method. You become the client, while I create personalized headshots for each attendee that will be provided after the class as a high resolution file. We’ll move inside for a round-table discussion to connect personally with each other, and talk candidly about managing the most challenging wedding day hurdles, so that you can walk into the season with renewed confidence, deeper connection to industry peers, and a fresh portrait of yourself.

4:00-7:00PM

Master CLASS
(optional Add-on)

PERRY VAILE

4:00-7:00PM

STYLED shoot
(optional Add-on)

MANDA WEAVER

10:00 AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Hear from Cassi Claire, Jennifer Lawrence, or Octavia Elease.

11:00AM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Hear from Kir Tuben, David Abel, or Courtney Wolf.

Included with registration

2:00 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Hear from Jainé Kershner, Brittany Elisa, and Josh & Kariss Farris. 

Love Story: A Sensory Approach to Weddings & Photography || Designed by Pamela Barefoot Events

Be whisked away into a luxury waterfront wedding experience that will engage all five of your senses. As Manda shares her sensory storytelling approach to Wedding photography you will be treated with delightful surprises that echo the experience of a guest attending the stunning seaside wedding design you will capture.

This experience will unlock the beautiful voice of your inner artist. Allowing you to capture the styled shoot in stunning frames that will elevate your portfolio and call to you dream couples.

8:00-10:00PM

CLOSING GALA

After the wedding, it's time to unwind. Experience the morning after the wedding with a fashion-forward-inspired honeymoon editorial. Ashley Rae will bring the element of a more vogues and editorial vibe to this session. Our editorial will be of Sophistication & newlywed bliss from breakfast in bed to the pool to the evening out.

Elevate your portfolio BEYOND the wedding.

Hosted and led by Ashley Rae Photography, our time will include small groups & 1:1's. This experience will focus on storytelling and
forming an emotional connection through client experience.

6:30-8:30AM

STYLED shoot
(optional Add-on)

ASHLEY RAE