FALL 2020

  A Senior Photography Workshop like no other.  A blueprint to success.

Created for photographers who want to emerge as THE Senior Photography Studio in their market and elevate their business to an entirely new level of profitability, EMERGE is a blueprint for operating a high end senior portrait studio.  You will be given the tools to STAND OUT in the crowd and be THE studio that everyone desires to use.   Whether you are new in the business and struggling to get a foothold or a seasoned pro who needs new tools and ideas to stay relevant, this workshop will be a game changer for you.  

The Content

During the 2+ days we will spend together, you will learn everything we do to run our high end senior portrait studio, everything.  We will start with marketing and drawing the right clients to your studio.  We’ll cover getting clients booked, the pre-session consultation, fashion and styling for the session, building a Style Closet, working with a hair and makeup artist, shooting in studio with flash, creating awesome Sportraits, posing, shooting on location with flash, masterful image retouching, creating your collections, products that sell, sales session prep, IPS, album design, running a successful Model Team and more!  We even give you all of the agreements and forms we use, templates, actions and presets.  Whew!  Like we said, you’ll learn EVERYTHING!  We even have an EMERGE! Facebook group where we stay in contact after the workshop to answer questions, provide followup advice, tutorials, and more.  


Capture some awesome images for your portfolio during a styled shoot with several models.  Learn how we style our shoots, find great wardrobe & locations and how we create a lot of variety during a session.  


Learn how we masterfully retouch our images while keeping them looking natural.  Learn how to make your images pop and standout in your market.  We will also show you how to create amazing Sportraits and composites that your clients will love!  


Many struggle with in person sales due to lack of confidence or just not knowing a good approach.   During the workshop, you will learn exactly how we run our in person sales sessions and make it a very easy process for our clients.  We’ll also show you awesome products that sell and share our great vendors with you.   

Studio Portraits

Using multiple strobes



The Senior Portrait Experience

We will show you how we create an experience for our clients from start to finish.  Why do people drive from the far reaches of Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota to use our studio?  It’s not just our image quality, it’s the whole experience.  We will show you exactly what our clients experience when they use our studio.


Create killer images!


In Person Sales

Set yourself up for success by learning how to create collections that will get you the sales numbers you want.  We will create those collections during the workshop so you can hit the ground running as soon as you are back at your studio!  Learn to use pull throughs and add ons to increase your sales.  

Model Teams

How we do it.

Off Camera Flash

Learn how to create images that WOW!

From Past Attendees

What past attendees have to say about the EMERGE! workshop.

“I left Kansas City with all the tools I would need to take my skills and business to the next level, to reach my goal of being a high end senior photographer…. THE “go to photographer” in my area. 

Tommy Polnaszek

Vivid Moments Photo, Williamson, Georgia

“It’s not often (maybe not ever) that a photography educator gives ALL of the necessary information to actually make a difference in someone’s business. I truly feel that this workshop was one of the best investments I have made for my business”.

Amy Scharff

Affinity Fotografie, Austin, Texas

I cannot speak highly enough of the experience I had at Emerge.  It truly went above and beyond my expectations. The most important thing that I came home from the workshop with wasn’t a new studio lighting tip or a new editing method, it was the confidence to price myself at what I am worth!  I cannot thank you enough for this amazing experience.”

Lindsey Sparks

Lindsey Sparks Photography, Omaha, Nebraska

The Fine Print

All attendees must live/operate their business OUTSIDE of a 200 mile radius of Kansas City, MO. All sales are final and non-refundable. In case of emergency, your workshop seat may be sold to or donated to another photographer who meets workshop requirements and signs the EMERGE contract. All attending photographers are required to agree to and sign a workshop contract including a non-disclosure agreement and non-compete/solicitation agreement.


Learn more about the workshop including cost and additional details.  



Maxxum Photography

(816) 260-1060




10007 NE 100th St
Kansas City, MO 64157

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