Dec 15, 2016

Now Announcing: Two New Speakers!

We are so happy to announce two NEW speakers for the 2017 NAPCP Retreat. Each one of these fabulous ladies brings a new element to our already amazing speaker line-up and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for all of our attendees!

Live Shoot with Rya Duncklee

Class Description:

Have you ever wanted to try to incorporate video into your photo sessions but don’t know where to start? Join Rya on a live demo as she shares her best practices and tips for seamlessly integrating video into your portrait sessions, all while using one camera! Rya will go over some basic gear needed to help you get started, as well as share what techniques work best for creating short video clips while shooting still images.

Mentoring Options (Optional $200 Add On)

Rya would love to spend time with you to discuss any one of the following topics:

Mentoring – One hour where I open up about anything you are curious about or needing more help in. From incorporating video to creating intentional client relations, it’s an open session designed to help you get your questions answered, receive feedback, and mentoring on areas you are feeling stuck on.

About Rya
Rya Duncklee is an award-winning childrens portrait artist based in Jacksonville, Florida who specializes in first year milestones and video storytelling. She has been recently awarded as one of the Top 20 Newborn Portrait Artists in Jacksonville, and has been the recipient of seven NAPCP International Image Competition Awards.

Rya is a proud member of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (NAPCP) and is the interviewer for the NAPCP Video Interview Series. She is also an accredited member of the Professional Photographer’s Association (PPA).

When Rya’s not documenting moments in time for families, she enjoys traveling, cooking and DIY projects with her hubby in their new home.

Tweens – The Overlooked Market

Class Description: Building a Successful Tween Program

As photographers, we see families investing in professional photography for their young children and again as teenagers during their senior year, but what about the awkward middle school years? These are the years where the power of self confidence can truly make a life lasting impact in a young persons life! I will be teaching you how to implement a successful program just for tweens that will make them feel incredibly special while making you stand out as a front leader in this un-tapped market!

Mentoring Options (Optional $200 Add On)
Sarah would love to spend time with you to discuss any one of the following topics:

Mentoring – One hour where I open up about anything you are curious about or needing more help in. From senior photography to creating intentional client relations, it’s an open session designed to help you get your questions answered, receive feedback, and mentoring on areas you are feeling stuck on.

About Sarah
Sarah Lane is the International award winning senior portrait artist behind Sarah Lane Studios and Studio Twelve, located in the beautiful Napa Valley. Sarah’s signature style and ability to showcase the unique personality of each senior, has made her one of the most influential and sought after senior portrait artists on the West Coast. Her work has been highlighted and featured in several magazine publications this year alone, and she has been awarded as one of the Top 5 Senior Portrait Artists in the country. Sarah teaches photographers from all around the world at the NAPCP (National Association of Professional Child Photographers) Retreat, Teen Summit (Senior Style Guide) and other well-known and respected industry conferences. She is globally recognized for her incredibly successful Studio Twelve Senior Model program and elaborately styled creative shoots. Sarah is also the founder of the Perfectly Imperfect Project that gives teens the chance to share their struggles and victories in order to bring hope and healing to their generation.

The NAPCP Retreat is a great place to meet seasoned photographers like these on a small scale who can help you guide your marketing and business goals into a successful new year! If you have never come to a retreat before, we would love to see you there! Don’t forget, our very special promotion (a $400 savings!) for our remaining seats at the 2017 NAPCP Retreat only lasts through Sunday! Register today!


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About the Contributor: Deanne is a graphic designer and photographer. She graduated in 2005 from Northern Illinois University with a BFA in Visual Communication . Before joining the NAPCP team, Deanne worked at a small advertising agency for ten years where she grew as an artist. She also started her own small photography business in 2010 and has a passion for photographing children and documenting life. Currently, she is working for NAPCP as the Design Production Assistant and is excited for new opportunities to bring her love of design and photography together. Deanne resides in the Chicagoland area with her husband and three year old son. When she is not working, you can find her photographing or doing multiple home improvement projects.


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