Awaken: The Photography Conference was born from the dream of bringing like-minded photographers together in an intimate setting. A place where we can all learn from each other, rejuvenate our creative minds, and find our own voice. We believe each person is an individual with their own way of seeing, their own way of creating, and their own way of putting their voice out into the world.
Why attend Awaken? This conference was created to be an intimate environment where attendees will really get the opportunity to interact with the speakers, get to know the other the attendees and walk away with fresh ideas to implement into your business. Our talks are meant to be interactive and we will HIGHLY be encouraging questions throughout and want everyone to not only learn from our speakers, but from each other as well. We encourage you to come with an open mind and get ready to step outside of your comfort zone and be willing to openly share with us and the other attendees!
We would love for you to join us for two days filled with laughter and inspiration.
Monday, August 12
7:30-8:30 Registration/Check In
8:45-9:00 Welcome to Awaken!
9:00-10:30 Cindy Harter Sims-Creating Lasting Emotional Connections with your Newborn Clients
10:30-12:00 Hooman Bahrani-Wedding Photography: A Real and Transparent Look
12:00-1:30 Catered Lunch provided by Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar
1:30-3:00 Erin Costa-Creating Business Systems that Allow Your Creativity to Thrive
3:00-4:00 Megan Gillikin-Building a Relationship Between Photographer and Planner
4:00-6:00 Joe Payne-Keeping it Simple: Making the Most out of Any Lighting Situation
7:30 Join us at Raleigh Beer Garden!
Tuesday, August 13
9:00-10:30 Artemas Mott-Creating Dramatic Portraits Through Real Connections
10:30-12:00 Steve and Jane Pilkerton-Natural, Effortless Posing- How to Make Couples Look Gorgeous, Without Getting Cheesy
12:00-1:45 Catered Lunch provided by Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar
2:00-3:30 Susan Stripling-Social Media for Photographers
3:30-5:00 Parker Pfister-Leaving More Questions than Answers: An Inspirational Talk