Mingle with Engle and Paul Manke

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Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? My style is still being defined! I try to catch the moments as they happen, and I’m learning how to make some of those special moments happen too. I also still do a lot of formals because you know grandma and aunt Martha still want all the formal photos.

What are your work hours? Whenever I can fit them in. My partner is always telling me to relax a bit. But I am always trying to fit something in!

What is your favorite thing about Pictage? Pictage gives me the ability to focus my attention on my clients and creating beautiful memories for them. Not to mention Pictage is an awesome source of income for our business.

What lens could you not live without? My 70-200 2.8 although I am starting to fall in love with my new 50 macro!

What workflow tools do you use? Currently I am …

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Ask & Learn Today with Melissa Jill

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Session Topic: “Join the Blog Revolution” Have you noticed that your expensive ads in magazines aren’t leveraging as much business as they used to? Times are changing and more and more people are tuning out interruption-based advertising. Instead of relying on ads, people are increasingly trusting their relationships and the reliable word-of-mouth their friends offer. Blogging is an effective way to leverage this change in our business culture. And the best part about blog-based marketing – IT’S FREE! Don’t be left behind – Melissa Jill will tell you how she has used blogging to successfully boost her business to the next level in just one year.

Bio: Melissa Jill took photography classes in high school and college but never dreamed she would be an artist or business woman for a living. After graduating college and working as a graphic designer for a stint, she realized her deep need to do something …

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Another Joe Buissink Tip!

We’ve decided to give you guys a double dose of Joe since we got such a positive response last week! Here’s part 2:

Joe Buissink started his professional photographic career 12 years ago. His unique style redefines wedding photography and has its roots in Fine Art. His passion for photography began with landscapes, nudes and evolved into the observation of people in some of the most emotional and special days of their lives, such as weddings. Joe’s photography is about capturing the moments and capturing the essence of each person in those moments.

Joe tells us how he stays excited about photography after years of shooting. Leave a comment and let us know what You do to keep it interesting!

Video Produced by Cinematic Studios.

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Mingle with Engle & Jensen Sutta

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Check out the new and improved Mingle with Engle format, Jensen makes it look so good!

Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? My style is best described as documentary.  I like to think that looking at my work reminds the client exactly how the day or event went (no posing or staging, just documenting).

Chelsea Clinton at the Kentucky Derby

What is your favorite thing to photograph? My favorite thing to photograph is actually the non-profit called the Dream Foundation.  They grant wishes for terminally ill adults with 6 months or less to live.  Producing images for those individuals defines the importance of photography and reminds me of what is really important in life.

What is a must read or must see? A must read is “marketing without advertising“, but my all time favorite book is “the right words at the right time” by Marlo Thomas.

What are your work hours? About 10-4 during the …

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Ask & Learn Today with Lauren Hillary

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Session Topic: “Get Published” Lauren will guide you through the steps of getting your work published by industry and wedding publications nationwide. She will touch on each step from making industry contacts, choosing the images that editors look for, getting them ready for publication, writing up a story to grab the editor’s attention and delivering your final submission in a dazzling way.

Biography: Lauren Hillary’s style balances the Fine Art of Photography with Wedding Photojournalism.

With an extensive background in Fine Art and Fashion Photography, Lauren’s style has a distinctive, classic, artistic and photojournalistic look which captures the true emotions and personalities of her clients. Her approach is best described as natural and relaxed with a fashion flare.

Lauren’s work has been published worldwide and has graced the pages of Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, Susie Coelho’s new book “Style Your Dream Wedding”, Inside Weddings, The Bride and Bloom, Modern Bride, Brides Southern California, …

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Inside the Image of Chelsea Nicole

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Chelsea Nicole of Chelsea Nicole Photography (and our new Vegas PUG leader) gave us today’s image.

“Imagine this image with a soft Italian opera playing in the background. That’s how I remember it. The opera is being sung by the groom’s father. His mother is gently weeping… And it’s the best day of this couple’s life.

I chose this image to feature because it might not be immediately apparent that in addition to the newly-weds clearly in love – there’s a third spirit represented: the groom’s father. The inspiration behind this image came directly from him. One of Pete’s best memories was of their trip to Italy and so this shot was born. Pete, and his new bride Reann, in front of the beautiful Venetian architecture that reminded him of his father.

I don’t usually cry at weddings but it really was impossible not to when Pete’s mother wept as she walked him …

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Tip of the Week with Joe Buissink!

It’s Monday again, and time for another Pictage Tip of the Week! In this feature we bring you photography, business and Pictage tips from some of our top photographers and PUG leaders. Special thanks to Cinematic Studios for the filming and production of these clips.

Joe Buissink started his professional photographic career 12 years ago. His unique style redefines wedding photography and has its roots in Fine Art. His passion for photography began with landscapes, nudes and evolved into the observation of people in some of the most emotional and special days of their lives, such as weddings. Joe’s photography is about capturing the moments and capturing the essence of each person in those moments.

Are you true to yourself? Are you true to your style? Joe talks about the importance of shooting for yourself.

Video Produced by Cinematic Studios.

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Ask & Learn Today with Nathan and Amber Holritz

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Session Topic: Relational Affluence: The Value of Relationships in Building your Business.

Out with the old, in with the new! The old way of doing business was competition and direct mailers. The new way of doing business is communication and blogging! The old way consisted of keeping secrets. The new way consists of sharing them!

Successful businesses stem from successful relationships. Relational affluence must exist on several levels: personally, locally, and nationally. Whether it’s with a partner, a client, a vendor, or an industry CEO, each relationship is an investment vital to the growth of your business.

Nathan and Amber will not only share how you can develop key relationships but also how to harness the power of those relationships to further your business in the industry.

Biography : Holritz Photography was a hobby turned profession for Nathan and Amber Holritz. Nathan & Amber photographed their first wedding in 2002 with …

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Inside the Image of Lauren Hillary

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Thank you Lauren of Lauren Hillary Photography for today’s image!!!

“Despite the rain, wind and chill we had here yesterday I had one of the best days with my long time clients Shawna and Anthony Puma. I photographed Shawna and Anthony’s wedding way back in 2003! I will never forget how much love I felt that day especially when Anthony said so adoring to Shawna I cant wait to make little baby Puma’s with you, how freaking heart melting is that!

Well guess what…The Pumas are having Twins!

So here we are 5 years later braving the rain in Newport!

Because it was raining I had a backup plan to shoot in the studio but I knew that wasnt what Shawna really was going for. So I asked her if she wanted to chance the rain, brave mother that she is we went for it and as soon as we got into our groove …

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Tip of the Week with Liana Lehman

Every week we are bringing you new tips from some of our top photographers and PUG leaders. A big Thanks and we love you goes out to Cinematic Studios for the filming and production of these clips!

Liana lives in Atlanta, GA where she operates Liana Photography. She is not only a well-known wedding photojournalist, but has started up Banana’s edu as well! Her two business degrees have led her to own and operate an extremely successful photography business, which just happens to be one of her obsessions. Liana has spoken at multiple Pictage events including Partner Conferences, Headliners and our Booth at WPPI!

Do you know how much money is coming in and out of your business? Liana talks briefly about understanding the foundation. Tune in and let us know what you think!

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