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    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Road Mansfield MA

    Next Level Maternity
    with Karen Bagley

    Monday September 23rd, 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    "Next Level Maternity"

    Karen Bagley, owner of Signficant Moments Photography outside of Atlanta, Georgia will show you how to style, compose, and shoot modern maternity portraits that attract those high-end clients looking for art. Really push yourself to think outside of the box. This is about creating modern art your clients will hang on their walls. Learn how to create lifetime business from booking newborn sessions from your maternity clientele. Understanding the business side to maternity portraiture. It isn’t enough to take phenomenal pictures. We need to know how to BOOK phenomenal clients! Understand the good, the bad, and the fabulous to running a successful maternity portrait photography business!   

    Karen will teach you how she creates THE luxury maternity experience, which will leave your clients feeling spoiled and wanting to be a CLIENT FOR LIFE! She will go beyond the basics and will show how to properly style high fashion maternity sessions. By using posh gowns, posing for the modern mom, and the importance of picking the perfect location for these one of a kind sessions.  Karen will talk about how she uses OCF to create the most dynamic images for my clients, and how you can do the same. She will discuss how to maximize sales by booking newborn portraits after your maternity sessions. At end the day Karen tackle the more difficult areas of business such as marketing, outsourcing and budgeting. Get ready for the most jammed packed day of learning, and get ready to take your maternity portraits to the NEXT LEVEL!  

    Karen Bagley is a Fine Art Maternity, Newborn and Underwater Portrait Photographer based right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She has become known for her dramatic and powerful maternity portraits which have become a staple of her business. While photographing for clients will always be a strong love of hers, she also loves teaching! She speaks nationally on her maternity portrait craft, and absolutely loves the idea that she may have helped someone come one step closer to living their dreams.  

    She has been around photography from the time she took her first job when she was 16 working developing film, then interning at a small studio in her home town. She opened her business, Significant Moments Photography, 5 years ago and has since grown to a 6-figure studio with maternity clientele alone. She is on a mission to change what people think of when they hear maternity portraiture. One client at a time.  

    As a wife to an amazing husband, mother to two perfect girls plus one pretty awesome fur- baby and a full-time photographer, her plate is full. Yet she never slows down. Her energy is contagious and she finds herself ready to make every moment a fun and exciting one, always ready to create her next art piece.

    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048

          Demystifying Image Competition
    with Francie Baltazar Stonestreet, MPhotog, Cr., CPP, IE

    Monday November 4th 2019

    Registration starts at 9AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Location: Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

    "Demystifying Image Competition"

    Image competition can be overwhelming. Where to start? What do I enter? What do all those numbers mean?  Why should I enter? And the list goes on! It’s scary and overwhelming. Or maybe you want to understand how to break through the Merit level and move up into the Loans. Wait! What’s a merit? What’s a Loan?

    In this program Francie will break it all down so that you can clearly understand the path into image competition and earning merits and loans. You will also learn:

    Why entering image competition can change the way you shoot

    What are the 12 elements of an Image?

    How do judges arrive at their score?

    Judges language – what does it all mean?

    What Elements are needed to move your score from Merit to Loan?

    Common mistakes new competitors make

    To enter prints are digital? Which is the best?

    Entering Albums into image competitions

    3 editing secrets to check your images

    Master Photographer and Master Artist, what’s the difference?

    Why feedback is painful yet essential to growth and learning

    Francie’s journey into image competition was long and painful to achieve success. She will share with you her lessons learned and inspire you to jump into image competition. Come and see how exciting image competitioncan be and how you can take your skills to a new level through actively competing in Image competition.

    Francie Baltazar Stonestreet is a professional photographer based in Kingwood, Texas. She is a Certified Professional Photographer, Photographic Craftsmen and Master Photographer. She entered her first image competition in 2010. Since that time she has been awarded Houston Photographer of the Year two times, Texas Photographer of the year two times, Texas Top 10 3 times, multiple Platinum Photographer of the year, Kodak Gallery Award, Kodak International Elite Award, Canon Par Excellence, Diamond Photographer of the Year, Grand Imaging Award Nominee 4 times and GIA third place winner in the Portrait Category. World Cup Team USA 2015, 2016, 2017 and Top 10 in the world 2017 in the wedding and portrait category. Francie’s images have been featured on the cover of Professional Photographer as well as several articles in Professional Photographer Magazine. Her work as also been highlighted at FotoFest International and her fine art line shows in galleries as well as in private collections. As an educator Francie speaks around the country share her knowledge with other photographers. She is presenting Love Stories, creating Emotion Art and Style in Wedding at Texas School of Professional Photography.

    • 08 Dec 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    PPAM FREE Holiday Social

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019

    Location: ASA Photographic
    71 Faulkner Street, Suite 215
    North Billerica, MA 01862

    Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    ‘Tis the Season’ of giving and celebrating together!
    Join in the festivities, food and fun in a casual environment at PPAM’s  Holiday Social!

    It’ll be a potluck event so please sign up to bring your favorite food.
    Volunteers are also needed to help with decorating, set-up and clean-up.

    Bring your own adult beverage.
    (Spouses, significant others and friends are welcome)

    Lastly, in the spirit of the season...

    Please bring a new, unwrapped gift to benefit the
    Toys for Tots program.

    • 06 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hampton Inn & Conference Center 319 Speen Street, Natick MA
    How to Sell Albums
    How we make an ‘extra’ $45K a year with albums
    with Trish Gilmore, Cr., CPP

    Monday January 6th, 2020

    Registration starts at 9 AM
    Program begins at 10 AM

    Lunch 12 PM-1 PM
    Boxed Lunch option will be available for attendees for $15
    Pay on day of seminar

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

    How We Make An "Extra" $45k A Year With Albums
    Trish Gilmore Cr., CPP           

    Every client should leave your studio with an album! We specialize in weddings, but these principles can absolutely be applied to non-wedding clients as well!

    Give your clients the chance to experience the joy of physically looking through their photos and not just viewing them on a screen. Give yourself the chance to experience the joy of having more money in the bank!

    I hear many photographers say that they don’t bother with albums because it’s too much of a hassle. No! Being stressed about money is a hassle! Why not add albums to your rotation if you don’t already? If you already do, I will offer some pointers on getting bigger sales that will hopefully get you to the next level.

    I will share the whole process…what to sell, how to price, designing, selling and everything in between. After many years of trial and error we have finally figured out a system that really works and I want to share it with you so that you can make that ‘extra’ money too!

    We sell photographs, why not sell them in an album?!


    Trish has been a wedding photographer since 1997 and has been the co-owner of Snap Weddings in Rumford Rhode Island since 2005. Snap shoots about 30 weddings per year and prides themselves on giving their clients a great experience as well as great photos. Trish had been dubbed the ‘album queen’ because of her passion and talent in creating wedding albums for all her clients and strongly believes that everyone should have a physical album to enjoy in the years to come, especially in the digital age!

    Trish is a CPP and just recently attained her Craftsmen Degree. Currently she is the Vice Chair of the Certification Committee and was previously on the board of PPA Charities for five years. She has won awards for Album design at Northeast Districts and merited albums at IPC. She was also a platform speaker at Imaging USA in 2015.

    In her free time Trish takes Sunday drives in her 1950 Packard, tends to her 14 year old son, tries to be a good wife to her new husband, listens to girl talk with her step daughters, does craft projects, swims every day to be healthy and calls her mother regularly.

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