89th Annual Convention

March 23-25, 2018

We are excited to present this years convention a little bit different and hoping that it will bring along a lot of fun times for our members, speakers, judges and potential new members.

If you would like to volunteer to help with an aspect of the 2018 convention, please contact Natascha Dacres at programs@vtprophoto.org.


Hampton Inn Burlington


42 Lower Mountain View Drive
Colchester, VT 05446


(802) 655-6177


  1. Interstate 89.
  2. Take Exit 16.
  3. Take a right onto Route 7.
  4. Take first right at the light.

Print Competition

Print Competition Rules


2017 Award Winners


All Day – Print Competition

Evening – Print Critique followed by mingling in the Hospitality Suite.



Patricia Takacs
Instagram Marketing, How and WHY it works! Did you know that Instagram is PERFECT for Photographers? If not… join Patricia Takacs “ #patti” as she takes the mysterty out of Instagram. Learn to use this AMAZING FREE marketing tool to build your business. If you own a cell phone; you’ve got what it takes to get started. Let Patti show you why this photo & video based platform is ideal for marketing your photography business.


Wayne Tarr and Jon Adams
Basic studio lighting and head shoots. Join our own VPP’ers as they demonstrate various studio lighting techniques. What do we do when we only have one light source, or two or three. How do we achieve various lighting results. Along with the demonstration of lighting techniques, all members are welcome to have updated headshots done throughout this segment so be prepared.


VPP will be  treating all of our members to a fun filled evening of Bowling and Munchies at Spare time bowling alley.

Games and food will be paid for by VPP for our members ( alcohol is not included, but may purchase on your own)

We encourage spouses, partners and family members to join us for this evening event ( at a discounted rate for non VPP members)

Graham + Ashley held hands on the first night that they met – fifteen years ago. Between then and now they’ve dreamed their way from Los Angeles to Connecticut to Atlanta to Colorado. They’ve worked on Oscar nominated films, they’ve built an internationally recognized photography studio, and they were named one of the 30 Rising Stars of We dding Photography by Rangefinder Magazine. They’ve shot Weddings all over the World, they have a crazy passion for people and photojournalism and stupid big dreams, and their work has received awards such as Junebug’s Best of the Best, PDN Top Knots, and Showit’s Image of the Year.

They’ve had the pleasure of being invited to speak at WPPI, The What If Conference, Showit United, Spark Summit, Pursuit Conference, PPA, The Event, Inspire Photo Retreats, Creative at Heart and more. They have a passion for education and for helping people understand that their businesses can be a beautiful vehicle to chasing dreams that (really, really) matter.

More importantly, though, they are in constant search of ridiculous places to have dance parties and tickle fights with their two kids. Because, for them, life is all about how much fun you can have with the time you’re given and the people you love.

Class Description:

Creating Business Time Savers to Win Your Life Back:

You are a dreamer. This much we know.

You may have giant, pie-in-the- sky dreams, or you may dream of concrete things like filling your calendar with clients who trust you as an artist. Whatever form your dreams take, we are all working towards changing the World in our own way. And then we get bogged down. With work, family, schedules, cleaning, organizing, carpool, finances – the day-to-day can drown the dreamer in you. This class will equip you with the skills to give that dreamer a life raft. We will teach you how to selectively choose your input and set yourself up for dreaming and doing; to alter the systems that stifle you, and to create new systems (filled with time-savers) that help you tap into your incredible potential for creativity and turn those dreams into realities, one beautiful, passionate, purposeful step at a time.


Our Banquet will be held on Sunday March 25 as a Luncheon Brunch. More details will follow within the next few weeks, so please keep checking on VTPROPHOTO.ORG

And watch your emails, Please feel free to email Programs@VTPROPHOTO.ORG with any questions.