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    • May 30, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • virtual (link will be sent prior to event)

    Sam Adler 

    I have this thing with color. In college I majored in fashion, but after working as a fabric color coordinator in NYC, I missed creating more with my hands. I then enrolled in recreational pastry classes which made me realize I could combine my love for color with food!

    I loved it so much that in 2012 I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu's Baking and Pastry Arts Program. I started a website sharing recipes and photos which quickly turned into a full blown professional food photography career.

    In my photos, I always think of color first. The way colors can tell specific stories or make a person feel is fascinating to me. You can "hate" a certain color but then pair it with one you love and voila! It's almost like magic. The opportunity for creativity is great and that's what keeps me here.

    Clients Include

    FOX Entertainment, Winn-Dixie, Cuisinart, Florida Crystals, Mr. Clean, Athens Foods, Wilton, Bake From Scratch Magazine, The American Egg Board, WUSTHOF,, ALDI & others.

    • June 19, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • virtual (link will be sent prior to event)

    Mary Vance 

    Mary Vance is a lifestyle photographer and videographer located in the suburbs of Seattle, Wa, where she specializes in high school senior portraiture. Over the past decade, Mary Vance has earned a reputation for creating connections in single-subject images as well as crafting inclusive experiences for her senior clients, specifically for those who are neurodiverse or identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Mary merges her past life as a professional dancer with her ease of interaction with teenagers to create natural posing workflows to flatter all bodies. She also speaks Gen Z slang fluently. 

    Mary has shared her approach to senior photography thru speaking engagements with Imaging USA, Squarespace, WPPI, the RangeFinder Lounge, The North City Studio, on podcasts, as a guest in masterminds, and at retreats. Her work and words have been seen in Professional Photographer magazine and Mary Vance has been educating in one form or another for over 20 years.

    Title: An Authentic Approach to Senior Photography

    Let Mary Vance show you how to set your business apart with lifestyle senior photography. Forego the Gen Z slang and latest TikTok trends and embrace an aligned approach to your senior sessions. Mary Vance will teach you how to take regular humans, exactly as they are, and capture milestone moments in their lives. Gain confidence in your ability to offer authentic senior photos and the deepest level of experience you can provide.

    Learn To: 

    - Take a counter-industry approach to senior photography that will change your business, supplement your slower seasons, and give you a deeper appreciation of (and connection to) your senior clients

    - Converse easily without learning Gen Z slang

    - Get your single-subject feeling comfortable and confident with natural movement posing prompts

    - Market and price your senior services for profitability 

    We will cover: 

    • Client booking process from inquiry to session
    • Natural movement posing prompts
    • Pricing and packages
    • Special senior-specific considerations

Past events

May 01, 2024 Lela Ruth: Luxury Maternity Photography 2-Part Class
March 02, 2024 95th Annual Awards Banquet & Entertainment
March 02, 2024 All-Welcome Luncheon
March 02, 2024 Convention Speaker - Scott Detweiler: AI for Today
March 02, 2024 Photoshop Tips & Tricks to Retouching
March 01, 2024 Convention Kickoff: Bowling
February 17, 2024 Print Competition 2024
February 04, 2024 Annual Meeting & Minis
January 17, 2024 Open Office Hours: Print Competition Prep
January 07, 2024 Ali Elliott
December 15, 2023 Holiday Party
November 15, 2023 Coffee with Creatives
November 05, 2023 Sandra McCarthy: Fine Art for your Furry Friends
November 01, 2023 Open Office Hours - Fall
October 19, 2023 Marketing Meeting
September 28, 2023 Members Roadtrip: Woodstock, Vermont
September 24, 2023 David Hakamaki - Running a Home Based Business
August 23, 2023 Sunset Cruise Along Lake Champlain
July 20, 2023 2023 Summer Backyard BBQ CANCELED
July 12, 2023 Open Office Hours
May 21, 2023 Fuzzy Duenkel - Garages are Great & Composing Images
March 05, 2023 Shannon Squires-Toews: Photoshop Skills
March 05, 2023 Brooke Shaden: Impactful Conceptual Images
March 04, 2023 Awards Banquet - Saturday Evening
March 04, 2023 Lisa Condon: Running a Values Based Business
March 03, 2023 VPP Print Competition
March 03, 2023 Annual Convention and Photo Competition
February 05, 2023 Annual Meeting & Macro Practice
January 08, 2023 Chris McGinnis: Macro Photography
November 15, 2022 "Ask Me Anything" Informal Chat
October 30, 2022 Pete Rezac: 12 Elements of Image Competition & How to Be Good with Minimal Equipment
October 29, 2022 Member BONUS Activity - SATURDAY
September 28, 2022 Jim Westphalen - Fine Art & the Path to Get There
August 10, 2022 2022 Summer Backyard BBQ
July 13, 2022 Mike Taylor - Lighting with Grace and Ease
May 29, 2022 Bonus: Photo Walk in Websterville
May 17, 2022 Jack Reznicki - Copyright and Model Release
March 30, 2022 Dan Burkholder: iPhone/iPad Artistry
March 06, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 3 (virtual) afternoon: Monica Sigmon
March 06, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 3 (virtual) morning: Leslie Andrews
March 05, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 2 VIRTUAL Awards Night
March 05, 2022 Awards Banquet - Day 2 (in-person) evening
March 05, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 2 VIRTUAL afternoon: Colby McLemore
March 05, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 2 (in-person) afternoon: Colby McLemore
March 05, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 2 (in-person) morning: Mark Mann
March 05, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 2 VIRTUAL morning: Mark Mann
March 04, 2022 Annual Conference - Day 1 (virtual) Image Competition
January 30, 2022 VPP Annual Meeting 2022
January 25, 2022 Bryan Welsh: "The Marketing Riddle"
January 12, 2022 Meet the Vermont Professional Photographers!
November 07, 2021 Introduction to Photoshop Painting with Karen McCall & Abby Sullivan
September 28, 2021 Gena Tussey: "Stop Adulting & Start Playing... Get Off Your Butt!"
July 15, 2021 Summer Backyard BBQ
May 16, 2021 Photo Restoration with Chris Paulis
March 05, 2021 VPP Annual Conference 2021
February 07, 2021 VPP Annual Meeting & Power of Personal Projects Workshop
January 19, 2021 Social Media Strategy - Part 2
January 05, 2021 Social Media Strategy
December 15, 2020 Chris Richman: From Inspiration to Merit
December 01, 2020 Clark Knight: In-Person Sales (IPS) Via Zoom Meetings
November 17, 2020 Douglas Weittenhiller: photographing families with teens
October 20, 2020 Robert Nickelsberg travels to Khanh Phu
October 18, 2020 Food and Product Photography with Scott & Donna Erb
October 06, 2020 Michael Schwartz: Travel Photography & Safety
September 15, 2020 Photographing Newborns with Natascha Dacres
September 01, 2020 Small Town Marketing with Aly Elliott
August 25, 2020 Learn about Mirrorless Cameras with Hunt's
August 04, 2020 Win Wolloff's Illustrative Art
July 08, 2020 Bonus Speaker Jessi Beyer
June 23, 2020 Light Painting with Loren Fisher
May 17, 2020 Adobe Photoshop with Jon Adams, M. Photog., Cr. CPP
April 30, 2020 Resilience and Photography with Retired US Diplomat Beth Payne
March 05, 2020 2020 Convention
February 02, 2020 Lights, Lights and more lights and Annual Meeting
March 14, 2019 2019 Convention

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