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Upcoming events

    • 10 Jan 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center 319 Speen Street, Natick MA
    Register

    September 1st, 2021 - PPAM statement on Covid:

    - Masks are required at any in-person events until further notice

    - We encourage those who are unvaccinated to consider whether it is safe to attend

    Social Media & Personal Branding by Sassy Mouth™ Workshop

    with Marisa Balletti-Lavoie, Cr.Photog

    Monday January 10th, 2022

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA


    Social Media & Personal Branding by Sassy Mouth™ Workshop

    Join the Queen of Sass Marisa Balletti-Lavoie for a bold, fresh, original program spotlighting the do's, don'ts, and why's of social media & personal branding. Marisa will provide tips to capitalize on your social media reach, demystify hashtags, and unravel using various
    social platforms for business. The Personal Branding portion of Marisa’s
    program focuses on defining the question “What is Personal Branding?”,
    along with activities to refine your brand, and how to turn this concept
    into profitable Personal Branding Photo Shoots.




    Biography

    Marisa Balletti-Lavoie believes in bold, independent, original thought
    daily, and living her life unapologetic. She is a self taught
    professional photographer of 13 years, & life long artist. Marisa's
    Meriden, Connecticut photo studio The Sassy Space, is the center of her
    Sassy Mouth™ Photo creativity. Marisa continues to re-invent, and evolve
    her brand, constantly climbing higher, and pushing boundaries along the
    way. In 2020 Marisa received her Craftsman Photographer Degree from the
    Professional Photographers of America, and has been acknowledged by the
    American Society of Photographers with the first ever “Superstar” pin,
    in gratitude for her work on their social media. She loves music
    festivals, dancing like a fool, her family, great lipstick, and boxed
    wine. Marisa believes in the power of education, and will be an eager
    student of the world for life. 


    Monday January 10th, 20221

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    • 25 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • 27 Feb 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Hotel 1620, Plymouth, MA
    Register

    EVOLVE 2022
    PPAM's Annual Photography Convention


    "Focus"

    Friday February 25th - Sunday February 27th, 2022

    Join us for education and fun as we Evolve
    at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth MA.

    Click here for Convention Information

    A block of rooms are reserved at Hotel 1620 with an
    incredible rate, guaranteed until January 29th, 2022

    You can book online www.hotel1620.com
    or Call
    (508)747-4900

    Please use PPAM2022 code to receive $
    111 (per night/ plus tax) room rate.

    September 1st, 2021 - PPAM statement on Covid:

    - Masks are required at any in-person events until further notice

    - We encourage those who are unvaccinated to consider whether it is safe to attend


    Convention Weekend Schedule

    Friday February 25th

    11:00 am PPA Certification Exam

    11:00 am - 7:30 pm Registration Desk 

    12:00-1:00 pm Shawon Davis — “Personal Branding”

    1:00-1:15 Break 

    1:15-3:15 pm Jenn Lewis — “Senior Sales & IPS” Sponsored by Millers

    3:15-4:00 pm Break/Vendor Area 

    4:00-6:00 pm Trish Gilmore — "Wedding Tips with Trish"

    6:30-7:30 pm Dinner 

    7:30-9:30 pm Member Welcome Party/ Member Yard Sale

    9:30 pm After Hours Lounge — Come Hang out! (Suite 402)

     

    Saturday February 26th

    8:30-5:00 Registration Desk Open

    9:00-10:00 am Paul Dio  — “How to Maximize Profitability: Managing your Finances as a Creative.”

    10:00-10:15 Break

    10:15 am-12:15 pm Doug Weittenhiller — “Editing Workflow: Mastery of a Core Set of Skills Utilizing Photoshop and Lightroom”
    Sponsored by MillersShootQShootProof

    12:15-12:30 pm Annual Meeting 

    12:30-1:30 pm Lunch Break 

    1:30-3:30 pm Doug Weittenhiller — “All About Families: Creating Beautiful Sessions within Your Brand”
    Sponsored by MillersShootQShootProof

    3:30-4:00 Break visit vendors

    4:00-6:00 pm Ian Johns — Headshot Photography - “One Guy’s Simplified Experience”

    6:00-7:30 pm Dinner Break

    7:30-10:30 pm 80’s Party in the Atlantic Ballroom Sponsored by ACI

    10:30 pm After Hours Lounge — Come Hang out! (Suite 402)

     

    Sunday February 27th

    8:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration Desk 

    9:00-11:00 am Mary Fisk Taylor — “The Basic StoryBrand Framework & Profit First Concepts” Sponsored by PPA

    11:00-11:15 am Break

    11:15 am-12:15 pm Ann Lyle — “In the Business of Babies”

    12:15-1:15 pm Lunch Break 

    1:15-3:15 pm Leon Johnson — “Fine Art Portraits”

    3:15-3:30 pm Break

    3:30-5:30 pm Kaylee Greer — Pet Photography-“The Secrets to Capturing the Best Dog Photos Ever”

    5:30-6:15 Break

    6:15–6:30 pm PPAM Group Photo in Lobby — BE THERE!!!!!

    6:30 pm Awards Party (Tickets required) (Regency Ballroom)

    After Hours Lounge — Come Hang out! (Suite 402)



    *Please note schedule subject to change*

    • 06 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center 319 Speen Street, Natick MA
    Register

     PPAM statement on Covid:

    - Masks are required at any in-person events until further notice

    - We encourage those who are unvaccinated to consider whether it is safe to attend

    Luxury By Necessity
    with
     Michael Taylor, M.Photog., Cr., Hon.M.Photog., API, F-ASP

    and Monica Sigmon, M.Photog., Cr. 


    Monday, June 6, 2022

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    NEW Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    Sponsored by




    Luxury By Necessity

    Discover how to elevate your art, brand, and studio to work with discerning clients in a boutique environment in this indispensable program. Together, Monica and Michael will explain their methods for branding, client engagement and high-end market success while giving the audience invaluable building blocks to apply to their own business.

    If you got in this business to create fine art wall portraits that will be a meaningful legacy passed down through the generations, you do not want to miss this program. Join Monica and Michael to learn the secrets of their unprecedented studio success. It’s sure to not only get you back to pursuing what you love to do, but also ultimately feeling more creatively fulfilled.

    Join in to learn how you too, can build and brand your studio into a luxury service that clients clamor for.







    Biographies

    Michael Taylor, M.Photog., Cr., Hon.M.Photog., API, F-ASP 

    & Monica Sigmon, M.Photog., Cr.   

    Sony Artisan of Imagery

    Both Monica and Michael are multi-award-winning titans of the photographic industry, best known for their fresh, innovative signature styles that represent their clients with emotion and honesty. They joined their amazing talents fifteen years ago and own the premier photography studio in the Williamsburg/Tidewater area. 

    Together they teach fun and engaging programs to help photographers elevate their art, brand, and studio to work with discerning clients in a boutique environment. In their programs they hold nothing back and gladly share each of their unique perspectives and insights to the jovial enjoyment of their captivated audiences. 


    Monday, June 6th, 2022

    Registration starts at 9 AM

    Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Location: Hampton Inn & Conference Center
    319 Speen Street, Natick MA

    Sponsored by


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