{Studios Connect} November Meeting

Monday, November 10th
Holiday Inn City Centre, Downtown Sioux Falls, SD

2:00 – 5:00PM – SENIORS – pricing, model program, etc
5:30 – 8:30PM – Newborn Program: social marketing, promos, workflow


 

Master the art of increasing your business while maintaining your creative edge… with time to spare! We all know being a one person studio can be absolutely exhausting, especially during busy season. want to keep your sanity and even have a few days off? It can be done!

Headshot Christina Kjar Hanson, M.Photo., CPP, owns and operates Christina Kjar Photography, a boutique studio located in a historic bank building in small town Holstein, Iowa. Although she shoots a little bit of everything, she specializes in senior portraits and weddings.

With over 10 years of studio experience, Christina combines her art background with her love of photography to create unique and captivating images. She also loves the business side of the studio and is constantly developing new marketing campaigns to keep ahead of her competition. In the past 2 years, her newborn program has taken off and her business continues to grow each year.

Since 2003, Christina has won numerous awards on state, district, and international levels. In 2014, Christina received her Master of Photography from PPA. Her awards include 2 Fuji Masterpiece awards, 2 Bronze Photographer of the Year awards through PPA, and many others. She has been in the Top 10 photographers for Iowa and has been a contributing designer for Jens Fabulous Stuff. Christina also currently serves on the board of directors for the Professional Photographers of Iowa.

Christina’s program is divided into 5 key sections that have helped her business continue to grow each and every year. She will share with you:

  1. Marketing campaigns for seniors
  2. What modern brides want – more than just a CD
  3. The newborn program that builds a client for life
  4. Selling: Packaging your “a la carte” items and getting add on sales
  5. Workflow and time management

Please join us for this unique and exciting program.

SDPPA Members – FREE!
Non-Members: $25

RSVP to INFO@SDPPA.ORG

{Studios Connect} September Meeting

Sunday, September 7th

5:00 p.m. –  7:30 p.m. | Family Portrait Sessions & Picnic in the Park


Are you looking for an opportunity to have your family portraits captured this year? Would you like the opportunity to meet other photographers and their families?

Come to the September Studios Connect meeting and have your family photographed by one of the current SDPPA board members. You will receive photographer’s choice of the best files with printing release. This is a great time to plan for your Christmas card photos!

Don’t want to bring your family? Have a new profile picture taken instead.

The evening will also include a fried chicken picnic supper hosted by the SDPPA – all you need to do is bring your family.

Location:

The meeting will be held at Wall Lake at the Lyon’s Lodge picnic shelter.

To help us plan for food and portrait sessions, please RSVP the following information by Friday, September 5th on our Facebook page or to Julie Prairie at jp@julieprairie.com:

  • Number of individuals eating
  • Number of individuals being photographed
  • Age of children (if applicable)

Do you like a good deal?

Everyone loves a good deal. The SDPPA will be offering a ONE TIME special on membership at this month’s meeting.

  • Purchase your 2015 all-inclusive SDPPA membership for $200.00 and we’ll include your entry for the 2014 Fall Tech Day.
  • Current SDPPA all-inclusive members can renew their all-inclusive membership for $150.00.
  • That’s a $50.00 savings!

Memberships must be purchased during the meeting – no phone or online orders allowed.

 

{Studios Connect} May Meeting

Monday, May 12th

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Social Hour (Brown Bag Supper)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Meeting

GetFresh_SCLooking for some new fun ideas for your studio this season?

Is it time for some Spring Cleaning at your Studio?

Our May Studios Connect meeting is just for you! Join us as we take a look at some fun new ideas to freshen up your backgrounds, props and product samples.

Kristy Moran, a local specialty finishes painter, will be doing a painted background demonstration. Come see her wonderful work as she gives ideas on how to create something new and beautiful to use in your studio this year.

Studio Sample Sharing

Please bring a jump drive with images or examples of any homemade backdrops you have made at your studio. We’d also love to see your album or other unique product samples. If possible please label the items with what print lab you have used and what type of cover/paper.

Want to be part of the presentation?

If you would like to do a DIY backdrop demonstration please contact Julie Prairie at 605.359.6640 or jp@julieprairie.com.

Studio De-stash Sale

There will be a backdrop/prop sale. Please bring your items and come ready to get some new fun things for your studio.

Details

The meeting will be held at Holiday Inn City Centre in the Cascade Room in Downtown Sioux Falls on Monday May 12th. Social hour from 5-6 pm with the meeting from 6-8 pm.

 

January Members in Action: Newborns with KJ Wingert

 

 

November Members in Action

 

 

NOVEMBER 11TH, 2013, 5 – 9 PM

TAILGATORS IN BRANDON, SD (CLICK FOR A MAP)

SOCIAL HOUR FROM 5-6 PM

PROGRAM FROM 6-9 PM

Mark & Mary will share how to create distinctive character portraits for your clients. The program will include lighting/posing with a live model, Lightroom, B&W conversion, Photoshop, image enhancement, and workflow.

FREE FOR SDPPA MEMBERS
FREE FOR FIRST TIME ATTENDEES
$25 FOR NON MEMBERS

Please RSVP to this event here.

Mark and Mary Bortz are a husband and wife team from Robins, Iowa. Their studio, Fusion Edge Photography is a full service studio focusing primarily on High School Seniors. In their 12 years in business, they have been named “Top Ten Non Master Iowa Photographer” by the Iowa PPA and received the Bronze Photographer of the Year by PPA. Mary Bortz is a Certified Professional Photographer and in 2010, 2011 and 2012 was name “top 10 Iowa Photographer. Mark Bortz is also a Certified Professional Photographer and in 2012 and 2013 was also named “Top Ten Photographer of Iowa”

South Dakota PPA is proud to host Mark and Mary Bortz on November 11th in Brandon, SD.