PartnerCon Speaker Spotlight

Hi, I’m Liana.  While many refer to me simply as “liana banana”, I was married in April of this year, so I’ve officially changed my last name from Lehman to Hall!  I’m based out of the Atlanta GA area which is great because my focus is destination weddings and it’s easy to get around from here.  While destination weddings is our specialty, we also photograph plenty of Atlanta weddings and lifestyle portraits.  When I’m not shooting, I’m teaching Photo Business Boot Camps and traveling.  Right now I’m one of the only working pro wedding photographers certified to teach the not-fun business stuff to other entrepreneurs.  It’s a lot of work, because I don’t have any “down-time” but so rewarding to be able to do both!

I thought I knew what it was like to plan a wedding because, before I started shooting weddings, I assisted …

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PartnerCon Speaker Spotlight

Meet Miami based fashion and wedding photographer Carlos Baez. Carlos will be speaking at Partner Conference this year but beyond that he will be hosting an “Exclusive VIP Nudoir (sm) Photography Workshop” while in New Orleans. This workshop is only open for 10 people and will be taking place on November 3rd from 9 to 12 PM.

One attendee will win a copy of Carlos’ DVD “See the Light”, a $150 value. For more information, registration, and payment visit Carlos’ blog here.

Carlos’ speaking session is titled “Rated MA: For Mature Audiences Only” and will be taking place on November 3rd at 10:10 AM. Watch the video below for Carlos’ very own explanation of the session and why you should plan on attending.

Rated MA: Mature Audiences Partner Con Promo from CARLOS BAEZ on Vimeo.

For more details about Partner Con, speakers, and schedules visit

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PartnerCon Countdown!

Partner Conference is so close! If you are as excited as we are, join us in our countdown by posting it to your own blog through the HTML code below.

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Pictage PartnerCon Speaker Spotlight


Learn about Jared’s speaker session and what he is most excited about for Partner Con below.

1.What is your session about? Your Business – On Auto Pilot for Six Figure Income In today’s era, nothing is more important than building a solid foundation for your business. Known as an industry leader in business education, Jared will show you how to set your business up for six figures – this year! Creating an auto pilot of profit for your business is essential in these economic times, and Jared has broken down the process into simple, practical steps that are easy to put into action. Examples will include efficiency analysis, automization techniques, and profit focuses. You will leave with the tools to make a six figure income this year!

2.Why should we attend? Everyone stuggles with the balance between the business and the art.  This session will help center photographers around some key business practices.  They will …

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PartnerCon Speaker Spotlight Video

We’re thrilled that ParnterCon is almost here! With so many speakers, shooting workshops, photographer lounge hosts, and off-site activities, how will you choose which to attend?

San Diego photographers and PUG leaders Jeff and Erin Youngren will be leading a session, titled “Keepin’ it Real in a Rockstar World.”  Their presentation will take place on Thursday at 10am. And, now you even shoot with Jeff and Erin in New Orleans – we  JUST added their bonus Jeff and Erin workshop!

We figure who better to tell us about their presentation than the speakers themselves?

For more details check out the Pictage Partner Conference website. You can see The Youngren’s work at

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Pictage Podcast

This week Sara talks with photographer and This Week in Photography (TWIP) host Frederick Van Johnson about all the latest industry and tech buzz. Frederick also shares some details about his upcoming PartnerCon session titled, “Your website sucks, let’s fix it.”  In his session he will be discussing important elements of SEO and valuable and new industry-changing ideas.

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Undeniable Truth

Undeniable Truths of Life (including jpgs)

There are certain things I hold as undeniable truths in life, among these are:

1.  God exists. 2.  All humans are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights and among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 3.  Hot liquid magma is not a toy. 4.  JPGs are a very bad filetype!

I know that most of you reading this entry will say, “well I shoot RAW, so I’m cool!”  But you may only be half right about that.  So let me fill you in and then you take stock of your image pipeline and decide weather or not what you feel good about what you are doing.  I am not passing any judgement on you, I will leave that between you and God.  (See truth #1).

It is a foregone conclusion that shooting a JPG as a filetype is a bad idea.  For those of you who are …

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Wounded Iraq vet, bride get a wedding to remember

We just wanted to take a second a let you know about this amazing story. Don Thompson is a Pictage photographer that donated his time to shoot this wedding. We love stories like these. Keep the inspiration coming!

For the article visit Hometown Annapolis.

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PartnerCon 2009 Speaker Spotlight

Tucson_Wedding_Photos_Edwards_11What will you be doing Tuesday, Nov. 3rd at 3:10pm?

Pictage Partner Conference is only a few short weeks away!  I’m so excited to see New Orleans for the first time, reconnect with friends from around the nation, make new friends and learn how to take my business and photography to the next level.

How is everyone doing with deciding which sessions to attend?  With so many amazing speakers to choose from it can be a tough call.  I wanted to share with you a little about my session entitled “Top 3 Keys to Long-Term Success” that will take place on Tuesday at 3:10.

You should come. It’s going to be a jam-packed hour of learning goodness.  Don’t plan on a lot of fluff – we’re going to get down to the practical and tangible.  You are guaranteed to go home with concrete goals and the motivation to implement them.  My session will answer …

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The White House Stories: Paul Morse (The Buildup)


What would it be like to be a photographer in the White House? The following is the first post in a blog series that will answer that question through the efforts of former White House photographers Paul Morse and Ralph Alswang. They will attempt to recap their experiences through the following topics- The Buildup, The Job, and The Aftermath.

The first of these posts features Paul Morse, a Washington, DC based corporate photographer who served as White House Deputy Director of Photography from 2001 to 2007. Paul has been published in magazines and newspapers around the world including Sports Illustrated, Time, US News and World Report, Mens Journal and the New York Times Magazine. His photographs have illustrated the covers of many books on subjects such as the Los Angeles Lakers, Air Force One, and the Oval Office. His images are on display in the Smithsonian Institution.

Thank you to Paul for …

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