The Sandy Puc’ 2010 Family Tour – USA & Canada

February 13, 2010

I had the opportunity to catch this tour last week when they came through Charlotte, NC and I’m so glad I did!  Sandy was a great speaker and had so much information to share in 5 hours, but she did it well.  I would definitely recommend signing up for this tour!

“Learn the best methods of family portraiture craft, the latest trends in marketing, timesaving tips, advice on tools of the trade, and be infused with unbridled enthusiasm.

The Sandy Puc’ 2010 Family Tour covers all aspects of developing, executing and marketing a successful family program.  You will learn how to create life long clients who will regularly update their family portraits for generations.

Each attendee will receive a catalog with helpful tips & tricks and fantastic offers from Sandy’s sponsors.”

Phoenix, AZ Feb 14

San Diego, CA Feb 15

Los Angeles, CA Feb 16

San Francisco, CA Feb 18

Sacramento, CA Feb 19

Portland, OR Feb 22

Seattle, WA Feb 23

Boise, ID Feb 25

Salt Lake City, UT Feb 26

Kansas City, MO March 29

Omaha, NE March 30

Des Moines, IA March 31

St. Louis, MO April 1

Louisville, KY April 2

Indianapolis, IN April 3

Columbus, OH April 5

Cleveland, OH April 6

Buffalo, NY April 7

Boston, MA April 8

Hartford, CT April 9

Newark, NJ April 12

Long Island, NY April 13

Philadelphia, PA April 14

Baltimore, MD April 15

Richmond, VA April 17

Pittsburgh, PA April 18

Detroit, MI April 19

Grand Rapids, MI April 20

Chicago, IL April 21

Madison, WI April 23

Minneapolis, MN April 24

Vancouver, BC Aug 27

Calgary, AB Aug 29

Edmonton, AB Aug 30

Toronto, ON Sept 1

Phoenix, AZ February 14, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

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Salt Lake City, UT February 26, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Kansas City, MO March 29, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Omaha, NE March 30, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Des Moines, IA March 31, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

St. Louis, MO April 1, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

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Indianapolis, IN April 3, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

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Newark, NJ April 12, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Long Island, NY April 13, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

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Baltimore, MD April 15, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Richmond, VA April 17, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Pittsburgh, PA April 18, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

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Grand Rapids, MI April 20, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Chicago, IL April 21, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Madison, WI April 23, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Minneapolis, MN April 24, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Vancouver, BC August 27, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Calgary, AB August 29, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Edmonton, AB August 30, 2010 2010 Family Tour More Info

Toronto, ON September 1, 2010

Living the Dream Workshop – Denver, CO – Aug 3-5 2010

February 13, 2010

Living the Dream Workshop

Presented by Laura Novak & Kimberly Wylie

the premiere portrait workshop that follows the entire process of building a portrait business from beginning to end.

“So you love photography right?  Okay, lets be honest here… for most of us photography often goes past a love affair into the realm of slightly obsessed.  We are creators and get to leave people with little pieces of us.  Pretty cool.

Now that we have established that we are all the luckiest people on earth, here are the big questions… Are you the most creative and efficient that you could be?  Are you making the most of every opportunity?  Are you up every night on your computer?  Do you have balance in your life?  Are you actually making a profit doing what you love?  Join award winning photographers Kimberly Wylie and Laura Novak, owners of two of the most profitable portrait studios in the United States, for a workshop that teaches the entire life cycle of a portrait.  We will be covering bringing a customer in the door, the photo session, efficient workflow and post processing and all those little steps in between.  It is rare to find a workshop that teaches each step in such detail, from beginning to end.  If you are serious about your portrait business, this is the workshop you have been waiting for!”

Sign up today at

Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2009

Hope everyone has a fabulous holiday!  The Bokeh Pot will be on vacation thru the end of the year!  We’d like to thank all of our photographers who have contributed to the blog as well as all of our wonderful readers!

In the meantime, we need more photographers to feature… so if you’ve been considering contributing a feature on The Bokeh Pot, there’s no better time than the New Year!  Don’t be shy:)

Joy to the World – Free Marketing Websession – Everywhere

December 14, 2009


28 speakers.

14 hours.


No more excuses. | REGISTER NOW!

Join me and 27 other industry leading photographers for The Joy to the World FREE Marketing Websummit on December 28!

We’ll each share our best money-making ideas for your business. From starting off on the right foot, to promotional ideas, to earning a larger investment from each client, to workflow improvements and more. You’ll learn so much in these 14 FREE hours to substantially grow your business in 2010. At the same time, we’ll be helping fund smiles for children in need of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries through PPA Charities.

Over 10,000 professional photographers registered for the Master Photographers Free Marketing Telesummit in September. You raved about how much you learned so we thought why not do it again to help you get off to a strong start in the New Year…and make it BIGGER and BETTER! __This time, you can learn from David Jay, Sam Puc, Laura Novak, Julia Woods, Jerry Ghionis, Scott Crosby, Will Crockett, Marcus Bell, Tamara Lackey, Jesh de Rox, The Bebb’s, Joe Buissink and more! The Joy to the World Websummit promises to provide you with serious money making ideas for your business.

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all FREE!

So, what’s the catch?

There is none. The organizers believe that the value of this FREE LIVE event is so strong, many of you will want to purchase the downloadable recording. That’s what will pay for the thing. But, if you don’t, there are no strings attached. I think they are really smart because it creates a win for everyone especially if you just tune in LIVE!

All you need is a computer with an Internet connection to join us December 28 (and the latest version of Adobe Flash – it’s free, too). The Websummit will be available for 24 hours beginning at 12:01 CST on December 28. Listen to only those speakers you like best or watch all 28. You can start, stop and pause each speakers’ presentation to learn at your leisure within the 24 hour window. Simply REGISTER NOW for FREE!

If you’re not available on December 28, 2009 or want to get a head start on 2010 planning for your business, you can purchase the Adobe FLASH files of all 14 hours for $89 and receive access to the speaker presentations IMMEDIATELY. A pre-websummit special price of $59 is available until December 27. But you must register before December 28, 2009, and you’ll receive this special offer!

BONUS: The Joy of Marketing has partnered with PPA Charities to change the world – one smile at a time. Join us in raising funds for PPA’s charitable partner, Operation Smile, whose network of volunteers work worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates. Learn more here.

If last time we did this was any indication, you know how big a deal this is. You seriously don’t want to miss out… but you must register now!

See you there!

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PS… Because so many have requested it, I created this page with links to some of my absolute favorite apps, products & services (along with a little bonus at the bottom). I hope they help!

Spreading the word for the Spread the Love Tour

November 24, 2009

<a href=””>Justin &amp; Mary Marantz</a> are coming to Charlotte in January for their Spread the Love Workshop and on Black Friday, seats will only be $50!!  After Friday, seats will be $150, so make yourself a reminder to do a little quick shopping online before heading out to shop and wait in hour long lines.

Here’s what they had to say about the workshop:
<em>Spread the Love is not a photography workshop…It’s a LIFE workshop. So you don’t have to be a photographer to attend! Florists, planners, basically anybody who owns their own business can benefit from Spread the Love. In this seminar, we’ll cover everything from marketing, branding, building relationships, business 101, financial health, balancing life &amp; business, creating systems that stick. and so much more. This is the time for a fresh start, and what better way to kick it off than getting inspired to get back to what you love about not only your business, but more importantly…to what you love about your LIFE again? </em>

For each city to remain on the map, at least 50 people will need to sign up for that city, so help them spread the word and invite all your friends to come along!

We’ll be kicking everything off in our own backyard: Beantown, aka Boston on January 5th!

Spread the Love Boston: January 5th
Spread the Love NYC: January 6th
Spread the Love DC: January 7th
Spread the Love Richmond: January 8th

***We’ll be heading to Nashville here to be in town for Imaging/DWF. For any of you guys that are planning on coming to Imaging and can’t make any of the other stops (or just want to come twice!!) we’ve planned the Nashville stop to be the day after the conferences end, just for you!! Well….and all the Nashville people! 🙂

Spread the Love Nashville: January 14th
Spread the Love Charlotte: January 15th
Spread the Love Atlanta: January 18th
Spread the Love Jacksonville: January 19th
Spread the Love Houston: January 22nd
Spread the Love Austin: January 25th
Spread the Love Dallas: January 26th
Spread the Love Phoenix: February 2nd
Spread the Love San Diego: February 4th
Spread the Love LA: February 5th
Spread the Love San Fran: February 8th
Spread the Love Seattle: February 11th
Spread the Love Salt Lake City: February 15th
Spread the Love Denver: February 17th
Spread the Love Kansas City: February 19th
Spread the Love Chicago: February 22nd

***We’ll be taking a break here to get ready for WPPI 2010 where we will be speaking for the very first time! Bleh….I feel like throwing up already!! 🙂 🙂 And then we will wrap up the tour after WPPI with our Maine stop, when hopefully it will be a little warmer up that way!

Spread the Love Maine: March 24th

Master Photographers’ Marketing Series Free Marketing Telesummit

September 15, 2009


“16 hours of FREE education as the pros teach there strategies for increasing your sales through marketing!”

This is super cool! Not only is it FREE, all you have to do is register and dial in.  You dont have to worry about travel or even leaving your studio!!!  Register here! Check out FAQ!

9 am Central time Monday, September 28, 2009

These are the headliners!
Edward Zemba, Kent & Sarah Smith, David Ziser, John Hartman, Rod Evans, Vicki Taufer, Kevin Kubota, Tim & Beverly Walden, Sarah Petty, Jen Hillenga, Allison & Jeff Rogers, Lori Nordstrom, Marilyn Sholin, Kia Bondurant, Julie Klaasmeyer and me.

Skips Summer School 2009

June 22, 2009


$279…..FREE Registration for WPPI 2010 in March!

Where- MGM Grand- Las Vegas

When- August 16-19

Featuring Bambi Cantrell,  Skip Cohen, Tony Corbell, Ron Dawson,  Robert Evans,  Jim Garner, Matt Hill, Jerry Ghionis, Mitche Graf, Kevin Kubota,  Jennifer and Charles Maring, Dane Sanders and  Ken Sklute!

A wide variety of topics will be covered, presented by some of the finest educators and photographers in our industry. There is only one program presented at a time and EVERYONE will have a seat. Although presented in a large ballroom, it will be set up classroom style. If you like to take notes on a laptop, make sure it’s charged and feel comfortable using it during any of the programs. There is also FREE wifi in several areas of the MGM Conference Center building, although not in the ballroom itself.

All of the speakers at this special event will be available in the Speaker’s Corner area at different times to speak with you directly, along with all of our sponsors.

Click here to Register

Jennifer and
Charles Maring