One part photography conference and one part family cookout.
BOMB POTATO SALAD.
Sunday, September 16- Tuesday, September 18, 2018
THE COST OF ATTENDANCE IS $349. THERE ARE 10 SEATS LEFT.
Our Speakers | Wakanda's finest
I am more than just my photographs. I am a husband, I am a father and I am a friend. I am from Hawaii but I am based out of Washington DC and I have traveled all over the world for assignments.
Reg & Kahran
Regis and Kahran are a husband and wife duo and the imaginative forces behind CreativeSoul Photography. With over 9 years of working with hundreds of children, families and brands, they specialize in lifestyle photography and authentic, visual storytelling. Their holistic approach to capturing one-of-a-kind moments has allowed their work to be featured in Teen Vogue, CNN, Glamour magazine, Vogue Italia, Black Enterprise, BET.com, on The Real daytime talk show, on the OWN network, and more. You can connect with them online at CreativeSoulPhoto.com and on your favorite social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Jide Alakija is an internationally renowned photographer with over 10 years’ experience in shooting multicultural weddings, documentaries and editorial campaigns. Alakija’s assignments have taken him across Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S.
Regularly piquing the interest of international icons and A-list celebrities through his captivating eye, Alakija’s recent clients include Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka; hip hop artist and producer, J.Cole; acclaimed novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; and Didier Drogba, former Chelsea F.C. soccer player.
Art collectors and galleries around the world currently showcase Alakija’s work. Most recently, the Smithsonian Institute shortlisted ‘Invisible Cities No. 1’ for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institute Collection. His highly coveted ‘Normal Lies’ piece, depicting two young children sneakily covering their eyes in a slum in Lagos, Nigeria was purchased by international soccer legend, Sol Campbell for an undisclosed fee.
Keen to share his extensive expertise with the next generation, Alakija hosts photography workshops around the world and runs various mentoring programs in West Africa for underprivileged photography students.
Passionate about African modern art, Alakija is the co-owner of TAFETA, a private art dealership specializing in 20th century and contemporary African art. Based in London, the gallery regularly showcases at some of the word’s premier art events including Art Basel, The Hamptons Art Fair and Frieze London Art Fair; and represents renowned names like Yinka Shonibare, MBE on the African continent.
Alakija cites the work of legendary photographers, Sebastião Salgado and Steve McCurry, known for capturing stories in black and white and color respectably, as his biggest inspirations.
He holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in Engineering from Imperial College, London, England. Alakija resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Kesha Lambert is an international wedding photographer, New York lawyer, wife, mother of sons, light chaser, lover of color, wild imagination owner and deep thinker. Based in NY, Kesha along with her husband Neal, document weddings, events and inspiring people worldwide.
Lynsey is a commercial, portrait and editorial photographer based in both Atlanta and Birmingham. She is adept at using both film and digital technologies. Her client base is the person next door, the startup still in incubation, the established brand or business, and media.
Capturing heritage is important to her and evident in such personal projects as portraits of former members of the Negro Baseball League, Ronnie the shoe repairman, the Gullah Geechee culture of the Sea Islands, and Birmingham’s historic Ensley neighborhood. Her editorial tear sheet includes the Sierra Club’s Sierra magazine, ESPN, ESPN-owned sports and pop culture website The Undefeated, The Bitter Southerner, and Birmingham’s B-Metro magazine as well as a number of trade publications. Commercial projects include Cox Communications, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Google, Blue Cross Blue Shield Alabama, and Wells Fargo.
As a portraitist, Lynsey can see where people sitting for her have come from, and where they are going.
Leslie Kershaw lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Aaron and three sons, Zollie, Kingston and Kit. When she's not chasing after her boys, she works full-time as a web content strategist and documents families part-time at Leslie Kershaw Photography. Leslie's philosophy and shooting style come from a special place in her heart for celebrating individuality. She loves people and is inspired by everyday moments, it's her absolute favorite thing to document. Where some might see a boring mundane occurrence, she sees an opportunity to freeze time. Leslie loves that photography allows her find the beauty in everyday. She aims to capture the human condition in all its glory; laughter, tears, scabbed knees — these are all a part of life.
I am a mother of three beautiful crazy kids currently living just outside of Atlanta GA. I originally grew up in Ohio in a few different cities and decided to move away from my home town to escape the cold weather (snow is beautiful but I really hate to shovel it).
I enjoy capturing life's greatest moments!
Latoya D. Smith is a branding and lifestyle commercial photographer based in Greenville, SC.
She has been widely featured in publications including The Huffington Post, Black Southern Belle, and Borrowed & Blue.
Along with photographing crazy-in-love couples who are mindful in their journeys together, Latoya finds her passion in educating and leading The Queen Photographers — a national community of black women photographers aiming to equip each other in business and foster a supportive Sisterhood.
I am a Caribbean (Antigua) born and raised accomplished wedding and photographer living in Dallas.
Hope Ballenger is a published wedding and portrait photographer who
specializes in both natural and studio lighting. She resides in Atlanta, GA with
her husband and two kids. She keeps herself busy doing the things she loves,
which ALWAYS involve creativity. That creativity includes planning different
themed styled wedding shoots.
Hi, my name is Michelle. I am a passionate wedding photographer focused on creating a unique experience for each of my diverse clients. I also help aspiring and experienced photographers gain skills that will propel them to become leaders in the field of wedding photography through my wedding photography education course. My story begins and ends with the remarkable people that I have the honor of collaborating with during their extraordinary life moments.
Daniel T. Davis
Houston native and lighting master. Daniel T. Davis brings his expertise to The Cookout.
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