February 15th-18th, 2015
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, CA
Three days of exciting, cutting-edge education for the new generation of senior photography innovators.
This is not your typical industry event. The Seniors Ignite Event is interactive, intimate, and hands on – with 3 days of forward-thinking, actionable sessions on shooting, marketing, content creation, retouching and more. It’s going to be fun, intense, educational and inspiring. You’ll leave with actionable ideas, new friendships, and a plan for your senior business that will take you to the next level of success no matter where you currently are.
“What a great event! Fabulous speakers and information! Beautiful models. And such an amazing opportunity to finally meet so many “online” friends! I left completely INSPIRED! Can not WAIT until next year!!!” Donna Park, Donna Park Photography
Leave With A Complete Senior Portfolio
Are your images good enough to attract the right client? Create a complete portfolio with cutting-edge images of the Seniors Ignite National Model Winners. You’ll leave with a full variety of unique senior images, including fashion-inspired looks and conceptual shoots.
Work closely with top senior photography instructors who will be there to help answer your questions and challenge your skills.
“The educational opportunities and portfolio-building shooting time with expert photographers and talented models made this experience worthwhile. I will definitely use the strategies learned at this event in my business.” Felicia Marx Louisville, KY
Watch the 2014 Event Highlights
Full Day of Breakout Sessions
Led by the top senior portrait professionals who are running full-time successful businesses, these sessions will teach actionable strategies and skills that will improve and transform your business.
The small group breakout sessions are designed so you can work closely with the seniors ignite event leaders on every key area of your business. Being able to ask questions and collaborate provides you with practical ideas and insight that you can put into action based on where you currently are.
These sessions cover everything from pricing and consultations, to shooting and post production, to marketing and sales techniques that will transform your business start to finish.
“I LOVED the intimacy of Seniors Ignite! The round table type forum was awesome. It was fabulous to be able to ask questions and get answers. Having connect time both with other great photographers from around the country as well as the leaders in the industry was invaluable. I would highly, highly recommend coming to 2015!”
Carol Cardwell, Cardwell Aukerman Photography
NEW: The Seniors Ignite Image Competition
Challenge yourself and enter your best senior portrait work in the first ever Seniors Ignite Image Competition. There will be awards for winning entries in each category. Images will be judged on technical and creative aspects by the industry’s leading shooters.
There won’t be a lot of regulations and stuffy rules – just bring your best and blow us away. More details to come as the event gets closer.
“Seniors Ignite 2014 far exceeded any expectations I had. I have been to other conferences and the quality of education I received at Seniors Ignite was better than any I have ever seen. I learned so much, and made so many great friends while there – both instructors and attendees alike. The Seniors Ignite staff and family were so warm and inviting and really showed that they cared about each and every attendee gaining knowledge and taking something away from the event!”
Seniors Ignite Models
Studios and photographers attending the event can also register to be part of the National Seniors Ignite Model Competition. Seniors Ignite Models is an INCREDIBLE marketing opportunity for your studio, and because of this we have created the Seniors Ignite Model program so that it can be tailored to fit your studio’s needs.
Offer your senior clients an opportunity of a lifetime where they can become a part of an elite group of National Seniors Ignite Models.
“The Seniors Ignite Event has become the backbone of my senior model program and has made my studio ‘the studio’ to be at in my hometown of Juneau, Alaska. Attending the event provides me with the opportunity to network with some of the most innovative minds in senior portrait photography and provides ample opportunity to sharpen my skills both behind the camera and at the helm of my business. I have been blessed to have a winning Seniors Ignite Model for the past two years, and their experience has been wonderful. They come home to Juneau and tell all of their friends how amazing the experience was, and it builds my future business without me having to say a word. They have commented specifically on how amazing it is to have professional stylists and hair/make-up artists pampering them and teaching them. Modeling has built their confidence and given them potential for future endeavors. I would encourage any photographer wanting to grow their senior photography business to attend the event to grow their portfolios alongside of the most powerful photographers in the industry. There is no other event of its kind that allows you so much one-on-one time networking with such amazing professionals and the ability to hone your skills in photography and business, alike.”
Penny McGoey, Becoming Images
You won’t find any stuffy networking gatherings here. The connections and ideas that are shared after the official stuff is over are one of the best parts of the event. Connect time is like a family gathering where a new generation of industry innovators come together to learn, meet new (and old) friends, and grow.
Plus this year we are having an exclusive attendee-only ‘After the Shoot’ Pajama Party. This special episode will not be broadcast – it’s a small, intimate gathering where you get the chance to ask your pressing questions to select experts in a smaller group setting where we let our hair down and get real.
“I really enjoyed how close-knit the event was. I expected great things and came away with amazing new ideas and knowledge. The new people I met and the Seniors Ignite leadership have really become a special group of people to me! Loved every second and wish it had never ended!”
Every attendee will receive a Seniors Ignite Action Binder that will accelerate your learning. You’ll leave with clear, actionable ideas to become more successful in your senior business every area.
Get ready for groundbreaking ideas, powerful strategies, and actionable insights for your senior business that you can use right away!
“Seniors Ignite is a mind-blowing experience. You are given a wealth of information not only on shooting techniques and styles, but also on how to take that home with you and implement it into your own studio. I’ve walk away with so many creative ideas and inspiration that it can be hard to decide where to start and what to do first. The experience for my studio model was just as amazing!! The buzz throughout our community is just awesome!! I love Seniors Ignite!” Tara Rochelle- Santa Clarita, California
We are always ready to try something new – something so new that we can’t possibly know what it is yet. That’s part of bringing you the most up-to-date strategies and tools.
Last year, we were the first to shoot with Lindsay Adler’s Dream Shoot Rental dresses at the event – before they were available to the public. This created an experience both for the photographers and the Seniors Ignite Models that was unparalleled.
Want to see what we have in store for the 2015 Event? Register now and we’ll show you in San Diego!
“I’ve been learning from the Seniors Ignite masterminds for a few years already through their email newsletters, blog posts, and online videos/workshops. I had been lusting over the SI Event and finally, back in May 2013, decided to bite the bullet and attend the 2014 event in Vegas. It was incredible. I learned so much in the few days we were there and returned home with gorgeous images of the SI Models – images that I’m proud of and that elevate my portfolio. I’ve been trying to stand out from the other photographers in my area and I know that by implementing even a quarter of the tips and tricks I learned at the event that they will help me do so. It was such a rush being in Vegas and learning from the people I respect and admire from all over the country. I absolutely cannot wait for next year’s event and am crossing my fingers for a winning model! I’m someone who places education above buying new gear and I would absolutely encourage anyone who is on the fence about attending to GO! (I do have to say I’m bummed that SI is getting more recognition, though, because I liked it when it was my little secret) Thanks again Jen, Nancy, Cherie, and everyone who helps make this event a success. You guys rock!” Danielle Chudolij, DC Photography Boston, Boston, MA
The 2015 Senior Ignite Event will be held at the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, CA. The resort is located just minutes from the San Diego airport.
Make it a vacation and come early or stay late. We’ve arranged a special room rate for event attendees that’s good before, during and after the event.
Seniors Ignite Event Refund Policy
Seniors Ignite maintains a strict no refund policy for the event. Since there is limited space available we want to make sure all of our attendees are “all-in” before they commit to attending. We want you to be 100% in before you hit the payment link. Why? Because we know what a tremendous value this is for senior photographers and we want 100% commitment from you. Seniors Ignite studios take their senior business seriously, and we are committed to creating and being a part of an inspiring, action-oriented learning event. Part of getting your business to the next level means we have no desire to work with photographers who are wishy-washy, sort-of committed, and not willing to do the work. You’re either all in or all out.