Tip of the Week with Loren Scott


Loren Scott shares with us a few tidbits about Pictage PicBooks. Check it out and let us know why YOU use them!

Loren is a versatile photographer, experienced with many different genres of photography, with a primary focus on high-end wedding documentation. Also well known for his fashionably-flattering maternity photography, Loren typically enjoys repeat clients where he is asked to document the pregnancy and birth after documenting the wedding. Loren Scott Photography is located in Murrieta, CA.

Video Produced by Cinematic Studios.

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Speaker Spotlight – Liana Lehman


Liana Lehman’s presentation is all about “Money, Lies, and Photography.”

What are the top 3 things you want attendees to take from your presentation? 1) Some of the essential not-glamorous business actions every small business owner needs to take so that they don’t end up losing tons of money, owing years of back-taxes, and deep in debt. 2) How to price so you can still make money and be competitive (using the big equation and three pricing methods) 3) Common lies about money and photography we (and the industry) tell ourselves and how to overcome these.

What’s your favorite thing about Partner Conference Los Angeles? The people of course!! Since it’s a smaller conference than many, it’s much easier to meet people and build lasting relationships. I met my core group of photography friends back at the 1st Annual Conference in 2005 and we’ve been getting together multiple times a year since. …

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Ask & Learn Wednesday with Dane Sanders


Session Topic: Leveraging Technology to Brand Your Business

Dane will de-mystify our times and offer tangible tools to help you sort through the value filters you need to make brilliant branding and marketing decisions without ever spending a dime on advertising.

Bio: Dane Sanders

Dane is in the midst of his fourth year of shooting weddings professionally and has been with Pictage since he began. He was one of the founding members of the now world famous OpenSourcePhoto Forum and has found his greatest joy in creating images around life’s most meaningful moments. Dane’s efforts have recently been recognized in such noteworthy publications as Professional Photographer and Rangefinder Magazines. He was also recently selected to be one of a handful of photographers highlighted in Lou Jacob’s upcoming book on Modern Wedding Photography. That said, he is probably most well known for his “Photo Minute” video podcasts that he began in 2006.

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Tip of the week with Jules Bianchi

Staying on Schedule and Keeping it Cool

How do you make sure everything stays on schedule on the wedding day? Jules Bianchi shares some jewels on how to keep it cool – especially when things don’t go according to plan.

Jules of Jules Bianchi Photography has led seminars at Pictage Partner Conference for the past 3 years along with workshops at the Digital Wedding Forum Convention in Las Vegas in 2006. She also started up Jules Cafe, where she helps out numerous other photographers with mentoring and hot tips. Jules is our Los Angeles PUG leader and has been featured in prestigious magazines such as Los Angeles Wedding Magazine, Bride and Bloom, the Knot, Your Wedding Day and Ceremony.

Video Produced by Cinematic Studios.

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Mingle with Engle & David Esquire


Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? I believe that my style is best phrased as Romantic & Artistic. I also bring a crazy/uber high amount of energy that I am naturally blessed with. I also combine the excitement and out of the box thinking that came from shooting extreme sports for many years and the entertainment/fashion/modeling industry.

What is a must read or must see? I would suggest any photography or photographic art magazine out of Europe. They have fewer ads in them – which is very dissimilar to pretty much anything printed in the US. For a must see, I would HIGHLY recommend the following movies: Moulin Rouge, Matrix Trilogy, Amadeus, Love Actually, Shakespeare in Love, Ever After, Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Original Highlander Movie, Prince; Sign O The Times, Joe Photo’s Show & Tell, Mike Colon’s 4 Day Experience, Gary Fong’s Getting Rich …

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Speaker Spotlight – Chris & Katie Humphreys


Chris and Katie’s presentation is on “Everything that is watched improves.” What are the top 3 things you want attendees to take from your presentation? 1. First, it’s so easy to subconsciously assume that the success of our business is simply measured in dollars and cents.  But if our goal is to maintain continual growth, it’s got to be more three dimensional than that.  We want photographers to become consistently focused on three different areas of their business that they can watch that will lead to sustained growth: relationships, money, and time.


2. Beyond that, we want to empower photographers by giving them systems they’ll need to develop their business.  We see that development as having three steps: Watch. Analyze. Grow.

3. Finally, whether you’re an established studio or a new photographer, you can further thrive by systemizing your growth for the long term.  We want all photographers- regardless of what phase they’re in – to …

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Inside the Image of Rodolfo Arpia


Today’s Image was taken by Rodolfo Arpia of Rodolfo Arpia Photographer and founder of forodefotografos.com. He has been a Pictage member since 2006.

“This is one of my own favorite images of all time and I think the main reason why is because I wasn’t supposed to shoot it!

This is a wedding I shot with my buddy Andrew Van Gundy in Palm Springs at the Sandacre Estate. One of the most talked-about celebrity romances of Hollywood’s Golden Age was that of Marilyn Monroe and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio. The Sandacre Estate was the place where the couple went when they wanted to escape their hectic celebrity lives.

We asked the bride to go up the stairs (Marilyn Monroe’s master suite was there) so we could shoot her coming down, we were running late for the ceremony so she went up running and when I saw that from a distance I reacted and …

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Ask & Learn Wednesday with Travis Broxton


Session Topic: “I Don’t Know How You Do It!” – Five figure weddings with zero employees and plenty of free time

Travis will touch on running a boutique wedding photography studio and catering to a high end clientele with zero employees. He will discuss how he manages to get everything done on a timely basis and continues to exceed his clients’ expectations. Not only are his clients happy, but they’re in love with the pictures and product he delivers to them. With a willingness to spread the word, Travis’ clients are his biggest marketing evangelists. Learn how Travis avoids workaholicism and manages to keep a date night with his wife, attend fitness classes, and have “a life!”

Bio:Travis Broxton

Picking up his first “real” camera in 1969, Travis was hooked on photography from the first press of the shutter button. Largely self taught, Travis looked to Eugene Smith, Gary Winogrand, Roy DeCarava, and …

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Kristin Greenlee’s Tip of the Week

The Final Planning Teleconference

Kristin is based in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area of Texas, where she has established Kristin Greenlee Photography. She also happens to be our Dallas PUG leader! Kristin describes her style as emotional photojournalism that honors traditions. She strives to capture evocative heart-felt images with honesty, but also realizes that those more traditional portraits have a time-honored tradition in families’ legacies.

What is the best way to set and fulfill your client’s expectations? Kristin shares with us her secret to managing those expectations with class!

Video Produced by Cinematic Studios.

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Mingle with Engle & Juan Turcios


Describe your photography style or words that describe your brand? Since my roots are in Fashion photography I find that I’m always looking for dramatic imagery with strong shadowing, I like to take what I’ve learned in Fashion photography and adapt it to wedding imagery. I guess it’s a blend between fashion and something else, but there is always fashion in there somewhere!



What is a must read or must see? A must read is “The Power Of Now” by Eckhart Tolle, It’ll change the way you look at life. Another great read is E=mc2, it sounds way brainier than …

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