2022 Love Your Business Virtual Photography Conference Speakers
Aurora Deluca, M. Photog, Cr. Thursday, February 10, 2022 10:30 am
"Simplifying Newborn Photography"
In this class, Aurora will show you how to run through a newborn session to create beautiful images for your clients safely and effectively. She will take you through styling, posing, and lighting newborns breaking it down into easy-to-understand bites. Whether newborns are your primary subject or you only photograph one newborn every five years, you will feel happier and more confident that you can photograph your youngest subjects.
Aurora DeLuca has lived in Australia among the kangaroos, galloped her horse through Arizona riverbeds without a saddle or bridle (but always a helmet), and explored ancient ruins in the Republic of Georgia. An adventurer with a perfectionist streak, it should come as no surprise that when she began a career as a newborn and childhood portrait photographer, Aurora was determined to create amazing, high quality images for her clients. Her photographic work is soulfully simple, transforming life's first moments into elevated portraiture. In 2019, Aurora joined My Friend Teresa Studios in Cary, NC as their exclusive newborn, pet, and childhood photographer.
Aurora's list of professional accomplishments is long, including her Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America as well as the Photographic Craftsman degree. She is a Professional Photographers of North Carolina Fellow of Photography and was a Grand Imaging Award Finalist in 2018.
Jen Hillenga, M. Photog, Cr. Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:00 pm
"Building Your Pet Portrait Brand"
From network marketing and developing her brand reputation, to her unique style of image processing, Jen will be teaching all the steps she took to build a successful pet portrait business in under a year.
About Jen: Jen Hillenga has been a world-renowned portrait photographer and educator for over 25 years. She spent her most recent years as a Creative Director in New York City but has now gone back to her first love - photography. Through rescuing her two pups, Rocco and Nala, she has discovered a passion for connecting to dogs, capturing their unique personalities with her camera, and creating beautiful dog portrait art for your home.
Charleen Larkin, M. Photog, Cr., CPP Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:30 pm
Sponsored by ACI
"Work Smarter Not Harder"
Your time is valuable and when you work for yourself it is important to have systems in place to help you work smarter and not harder. Join Charleen and during this program to learn how to put these systems in place to help improve your business practices to allow for you to enjoy your life!
About Charleen: Charleen has worked at achieving many of her goals – Owning her own studio, working toward her Certification, Craftsman and Master Degree in photography as well as becoming a platform speaker in the photographic industry. Charleen has had the experience of owning, building and recreating her studio environment several times. When most photographers dream of just owning a studio, Charleen has consistently updated hers by location and design and has currently just finished her 4th studio build out that is a perfect combination of functionality, luxury and an at home feeling.
When not in the studio Charleen can be found Camping, hiking, biking, reading and enjoying time with her family. Her favorite comfort food is grilled cheese with tomato soup, her favorite dish when dining out is filet mignon or pan seared sea scallops with risotto followed up with Tiramisu.
Charleen believes that everyone deserves a beautiful portrait and hates it when people say I have to lose weight before stepping in front of the camera. The fact is, if posed and lit correctly by a professional photographer you will look and feel better and you can stop stressing yourself about losing weight.
David Bergman February 10, 2022 6:30pm
sponsored by Canon
"Separate Yourself From The Pack"
A consistent theme in David Bergman's work has been his ability to gain access and shoot events in an unconventional manner. He made some of his most famous photographs because he's willing to take chances using techniques he's developed over the last three decades. During this presentation, David will inspire you to take more risks with your photography, while telling the stories behind some of the high-impact images produced during his career as a sports, portrait, and tour photographer for clients including Bon Jovi, Luke Combs, and Sports Illustrated.
Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman is a New York based commercial photographer and photo educator who specializes in action, music and portraiture. As the official tour photographer for Bon Jovi and Luke Combs, he has documented bands on stage and on the road in more than 30 countries and shares his experience with photographers of all skill levels at his unique "Shoot From The Pit" live concert photography workshops. In addition to his many celebrity clients, Bergman has 13 Sports Illustrated covers to his credit and has photographed numerous Olympics, World Series', Super Bowls, NBA, and NCAA Championships. Noted as a pioneer with the GigaPan, Bergman's multi-shot, high resolution panorama of President Obama's first inaugural speech was viewed by over 30 million people. Bergman is an engaging and passionate public speaker and hosts the weekly web series, “Ask David Bergman” on the Adorama YouTube channel. Before moving to New York City in 2001, Bergman was a photojournalist on staff at The Miami Herald and covered news and sporting events around the world.
How to reach David:
Live Photo Workshops: ShootFromThePit.com
Ask David Bergman: AskDavidBergman.com