October 2nd , 3rd and 4th, 2019 | Indianapolis, Indiana
Before starting this conference I felt like I needed to know every ounce of knowledge about putting on a conference, well I soon found this to be impossible. You just have to take what you know, put yourself out there, one foot in front of the other, take risks, get out of your own way and jump! I'm so proud of what our little IMAGINE has quickly grown into. We are strong and bonded community and family! Each time it just gets better and better. and I can't beleive it is already time to introduce IMAGINE 4.0!
IMAGINE is a creative and education-based senior photography conference that will help take your business to the next level. Whether you are and experienced hobbyist, beginning professional or seasoned pro looking to refine your work. Imagine is for you!
IMAGINE yourself finding new ways to learn
IMAGINE new things to discover
IMAGINE extraordinary ways to improve your craft.
IMAGINE yourself @ IMAGINE!
FUNDAMENTAL to ADVANCED POSING TECHNIQUES - MARCI AND CHRISTY
SET DESIGN and STUDIO BACKLOT TOUR - MARCI AND CHRISTY
SOCIAL MEDIA | Marketing to Gen Z - MARCI RALPH
STYLED DEMONSTRATION SHOOTS [ Watch and Learn ] - MARCI AND CHRISTY
SENIOR MODEL TEAMS- MARCI AND CHRISTY
HOW TO KILL IT WITH ONLINE SALES - MARCI AND CHRISTY
KISS - A Simple Girls Approach to Off Camer Flash - SHANNON ATCHLEY
MARKETING with - BEVERLY WILLIAMS
SALES \ OVERCOMING OBJECTIONS - BEVERLY WILLIAMS
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY - DANI DIAMOND
PHOTOSHOP - DANI DIAMOND
TURNING YOUR ART INTO DOLLARS- GARY BOX
IMAGE CRITIQUE and PORTFOLIO / WEBSITE REVIEW - LISA JONES
ACTION SPORTS SHOOTING - NATHAN LOKER
LOADS of SHOOTING with FABULOUSLY STYLED MODELS - Marci and Christy and the MAC Studio backlot
OPEN FORUM Q&A: the Marci and Christy Mod Squad and Senior Model Team
Ask current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors everything you
want to know about how they feel about being marketed to and what they
want out of a photography experience.
Marci, Christy, Shannon, Gary, Dani, David, Lisa and Nathan will be available during open shooting time at the Studio Backlot.
Are you ready to take your business and
technical skills to the next level?
The Imagine Conference will help you take your business to the next level. You are going to meet some of your new
Industry Besties at this conference! Because, why go through the murky waters of self-employment alone?
Classes begin on the 2nd-4th at 9 am with all your Imagine instructors.
We will wrap up classes and shooting on Friday with closing casual dinner plans... at approximately 7:30pm.
You will want to fly out late late on Friday evening or on Saturday morning.
The conference will be held at two fabulous locations:
5 EAST Event Center is a historic old storefront building in the quaint small town of Mooresville. The building that houses 5east was once a hardware store and is now a chic industrial space full of character and texture! With it's original hardwood floors, original brick walls and 20-foot ceilings, it is a perfect and dreamy backdrop for a photographers convention.
Marci and Christy's MAC Studio Backlot has been dubbed as a "Disneyland" for photographers. Hands-on education with a variety of our head to toe styled models, and portfolio build to your heart's desire. You can see a variety of set designs and get your to-do list started with a bang!
If you are looking for some direction and help with posing, composition, using natural light/OCF and how to work on set with your senior clients, business, marketing then this is perfect for you!
If you are looking for more of a hands-off approach and want to shoot on your own with senior models, network with other photographers and have a GREAT time, then this is also for you!
If you are ready to take your business to the next level, this conference is for YOU!
Lunch, snacks, and drinks are provided each day.
Dinner locations out on your own but with the attendee group is typical.
NO travel or accommodations included.
All Tickets are non-refundable but will be transferable.
You are responsible for selling your seat if you are unable to attend.
50 mile radius restriction to 46113.
Early bird registration now until Sunday October 21st, 2018 [ONE WEEK ONLY]
Full Price ticket as of Sunday October 14, 2018 11:59PM
Did we mention that we have had more than 20+ fully styled MAC models available for you to photograph and portfolio build with?
It is our goal for you to leave this conference with actionable ways to improve your business!!
8555 Stansted Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46241
No group rate is available for this event.
Free 24/7 airport shuttle
Full Service Restaurant
Free Wireless Internet WIFI
Cocktail Bar/ Lounge
Free Airport Shuttle
Free Onsight Laundry
No Pets Allowed
FLY INTO [ IND ]
named the Best Airport in North America
7 years in a row!
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We suggest that you fly in on Monday June 3rd to be in attendance for the Meet and Greet dinner at 7:30pm. BruBurger in Plainfield Indiana.
We'd love to hear from you!
Have a question or concern? Email us and we will get back to you ASAP!
"This workshop was so great, that when it came around for the second time, I was the first to sign up! True story. I don’t know how Marci and Christy do it, but in 3 days, you just feel like family. For either beginners just starting their business, or for those that have been doing this for years, it’s the most comfortable, low pressure environment in which to learn. Everybody helps everybody. Everyone gets along, and everyone leaves with at least 20 new friends. Sure, the teaching is spectacular! You learn so much. But the best part by far is the comradely you share with fellow photographers. It’s an absolute must if you want to take your business places you never thought possible."
This workshop was AMAZING!! I learned so much that I’ve already been able to incorporate into my Senior Photography. There is still more to add over the next year. I’ve already seen an increase in my senior sessions. The most incredible thing is, that wasn’t even the best part! The best part was meeting everyone and developing a group that is willing to share and support each other. That is priceless!! Looking forward to June, cause I’m grabbing my spot the minute it’s announced!!
I've operated a full time portrait studio for 23 years now. It can be a challenge to stay relevant to our client base, especially seniors. I admired M&C from afar by social media for quite sometime. After getting a sample of them at SYNC, I knew I needed to see their operation in person. Imagine offered that and more. Not only did I get the chance to see and hear how they've kept on top of their senior market. But, I was also able to ask them any question of the course of the multi day workshop. My preferred method for education is to go to an instructors studio and see them in their environment. The Imagine workshop early ranks among the best education opportunities I've experienced. Wether you're a seasoned pro or new to your market, you will not regret attending this event.