RF 30 Rise & Shine

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Your Wedding Business: The First Five Years

NEW! A program that builds on itself over the course of three days for emerging wedding photographers who want to learn from the best—their peers. Rangefinder 30 Rising Star alumni and nominators will help you to discover your signature style and brand your business, price your offerings strategically, build a wedding contract of steel, streamline your site and social, get savvy with workflow and optimize your editing. Expect giveaways, live demos, small-group sessions with mentors, face time with the editors of Rangefinder and lots of opportunity for networking.

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** We’re in the process of programming the 2020 Rise + Shine Schedule! Please check back in the coming weeks for updates. In the meantime, you can preview last year’s schedule below! 

THE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

8:00 - 8:15 AM Welcome and Orientation

8:15 - 9:30 AM Panel: The Butterfly Effect—Spreading Wings in Today’s Industry
Rangefinder’s 30 Rising Stars of 2018 dive into how they discovered their signature looks within the first five years of full-time business, stuck to their guns despite prominent trends and worked through their insecurities in a competitive industry. With Petronella Lugemwa, Qiya Ng and Kuoloon Chong of Kompactfaen, Jasmin Neidhart of Grace & Blush and Phil Porto, moderated by Rf Senior Editor Libby Peterson.

9:30 - 9:45 AM Break

9:45 - 11:00 AM Seminar: The Evolution of My Brand
Chris Glenn walks through the entire visual journey of his business and the crucial steps he took along the way. Watch as he unravels the strategy to a completely custom look.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mentor Discussion Group Huddles: Locking in a Look
The Mentors each break off with their small group of registered mentees to dig into how to zero in on a signature style, aim for ultimate consistency, and translate an aesthetic in presenting a brand online and on social media.
The Mentors: Laura & Tim of Sullivan & SullivanCaroline TranSalvatore DiminoErum RizviRoberto PanciaticiJoseph WestKristi Drago-PriceAlan LawQay MajidPhil Porto and Petronella Lugemwa


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

8:00 - 8:15 AM Intro

8:15 - 9:30 AM Panel: From the Ground Up—How I Built My Business
A conversation on the building blocks of a sustainable business: impenetrable marketing tactics, identifying clients you’ll click with, the musts in photo contracts and ways to ensure longevity. With Jen Huang, Danielle Green and Connor Brogan of LAYERS, Cami Grudzinski and Scott Stockton, moderated by Rf Editor-in-Chief Jacqueline Tobin.

9:30 - 9:45 AM Break

9:45 - 11:00 AM Seminar: Money Matters
Laura & Tim of Sullivan & Sullivan unpack the strategy to pricing your services and getting an edge in the upsell.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mentor Discussion Group Huddles: Business Acumen
The Mentors break off with their mentees to discuss what’s in a name and logo, how to find and reel in dream clients and what your business says about you.
The Mentors: Laura & Tim of Sullivan & SullivanCaroline TranSalvatore DiminoErum RizviRoberto PanciaticiJoseph WestKristi Drago-PriceAlan LawQay MajidPhil Porto and Petronella Lugemwa


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Thursday, February 28, 2019

8:00 - 9:15 AM Panel: Social Media Madness
A discussion on how to make social media work for you, build big followings, remain consistent, understand your audience, manage your time wisely, and figure out the do’s and don’ts to posting. With Rebecca Yale, Brandi Potter, Caroline Tran and Eric Kelley, moderated by Rf Senior Technology Editor Greg Scoblete.

9:15 - 10:30 AM Seminar: Right in Front of Your Eyes
Sit back as Mitch Colagrossi builds his signature look live, showing you how to layer in a look across a variety of lighting scenarios and subjects for a fully cohesive visual style.

10:30 - 11:30 AM Mentor Discussion Group Huddles: So I Always Wanted to Know…
The Mentors break off with their mentees to answer all of their burning questions—everything they’ve always wanted to know about the reality of being a successful wedding photographer.
The Mentors: Laura & Tim of Sullivan & SullivanCaroline TranSalvatore DiminoErum Rizvi, Roberto Panciatici, Joseph WestKristi Drago-Price, Alan Law, Qay MajidPhil Porto and Petronella Lugemwa


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THE LOCATION

Islander Ballroom ABCFGH, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

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HOW TO REGISTER

Above is the 2019 schedule for Rise & Shine, the 2020 Rise & Shine program is still being developed.  Please use the form below to get updates on WPPI 2020.
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