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Jan 13th Talk - Ally Elliott

Visual Storytelling For Clients

Course Description:  A picture is worth a thousand words.  Make yours worth a million.  In this course, we'll talk about how to tell a story without words.  We'll go over everything from lighting, composition, colors, and depth to portraying exactly what you want to say most.  We'll also talk about ways to market this type of photography to other avenues outside of traditional portraiture.   This course will also go over how you can use storytelling within a portrait studio to create a personalized image that your clients will cherish.  You will walk away from this course ready to create art that is special to each family, but strangers want to hang on their wall. 


Speaker Bio:  I am Aly Elliott of Bloomington, Indiana.  I'm married to Sam and we have 6 gorgeous children.  We travel extensively though you might be surprised to find out why!  I've been a professional photographer for 12.5 years.  We had talked about opening a studio for awhile and, when our daughter died, I needed something to pour myself into.  My studio is on the adorable little town square in a place where people still walk around downtown!  I have degrees in Fine Arts and Marketing and have had my CPP for 3 years.  I am always looking for ways to continue learning - about business and photography.  I am a firm believer in having it all.




Kickoff to 35 Years

Come enjoy a Christmas Party!!!

We are celebrating the kickoff to 35 years of MPPA at the Christmas party!

We will also be giving away our first set of Fellowship pins for those that have earned them.

This will be a great evening of food, fun, friends and enjoyment.

Instead of buying a Christmas gift, please print a piece of your artwork no smaller than 8x10 mounted and share it with us at the MPPA Christmas party to be auctioned off by ticket.

As well as Bring your favorite side dish for our Christmas dinner.

Hope to see everyone there!!!

Nov 11 - Get To Work ON Your Business!

Business Management, Task Assessment, Social Media, Working with Intention

Pamela Jean

You can have a business or you can have a hobby.  Which do you have?  Which do you want to have?  If you find yourself running in circles within your business this is a lecture you do not want to miss.  I will share practical management tips to help you get a grip on your business, work with intention and generate revenue.  We will discuss your daily tasks and create a plan of action to eliminate unnecessary tasks and streamline the rest.  How is Social Media treating you?  Truth be told, SM can be a huge time sucker.  I will share with you a Social Media Strategy you will be able to easily apply to your marketing plan.  Let's get to work ON your Business and stop wasting time IN your Business!

Hello Friends!  I was born and raised in Northwest Iowa, and started my first career in Bank Marketing and Human Resources.  The entrepreneurial bug bit 30 years ago, when I started a Portrait Studio, in Sioux City, Iowa.  For ten years I operated a thriving and successful photography business.  During my time in Iowa, I earned numerous photography awards and accolades through the Professional Photographers of Iowa as well as the Professional Photographers of America.  Humbly I hold the title Master-Craftsman, a degree earned through PPA.  I sold my Portrait Studio in Iowa and joined Box Portrait Gallery in Oklahoma where I have been for the past 16 years.  My ability to communicate and connect with my clients have made me one of the most sought photographers in the state.

I also began a teaching and training career in the photography industry and am considered one of the top educators today.  With honor, I have taught thousands of photographers and business owners sales and financial success.  Get this, I host an educational internet group of over 12,000 professional photographers!  You will find me to be highly motivated, organized, creative, down to earth and professional. I am comfortable speaking to a crowd of 2000 or an intimate group of 20, I extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and very easy to talk to.

In December of 2016, I changed my focus from photography to Business and Success Coaching.  This decision has led me to create Pamela Jean A New Life Coaching.  "Your past has a purpose," and I am so excited to share my business knowledge and life experiences with you.  It is my belief that you go don't go anywhere by accident, and wherever you are, God has put you there.  He has put you exactly where you are because He wants to do something amazing through you.  I am so excited to help you begin creating A New Life!

I am a Christian, love family, animals and community, and am Mother of 5 children, Gammie to 7 beautiful Grandchildren.  Joyfully I have served on many committees, boards and have taken on numerous roles in my church and am ready to serve you!

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