Providing Professional Development for Serious Photographers

Event Photography Beyond Weddings

  • 10/13/2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online - Zoom link will be emailed to all RSVPs


Registration is closed

A Night with the Pros:

Event Photography Beyond Weddings

With Kimberly Olker

Cr.Photog., CPP

Weddings can be wonderful to photograph but they can also be seasonal, leaving you with dry spells in your schedule. Expanding your event photography business to include other significant life events can keep you busy all year long! 

With many of these events, it’s important to know more than just your camera settings, lighting and posing skills to produce the best work for you and your clients.

Kimberly will walk you through a variety of event photography possibilities to add to your business. Then she will go into significant detail for photographing a Bar/Bat Mitzvah with both elegance and respect. She will explain terminology and symbols, religious significance, the service details and the timeline for the day. She will also explain when you should NOT be photographing during the service and how a photographer can avoid accidentally showing any disrespect.

If you’re looking to expand your event photography business into this specific genre, you need this information to be a success!  It takes Chutzpah to be a great Bar/Bat Mitzvah photographer – Kimberly will first explain what this means and then explain how to get there!

Please register here for this free talk and include your email in order to receive the zoom link via email on the day of the presentation.  Thanks!

About the Speaker:

Kimberly Olker

Cr.Photog., CPP

Kimberly grew up in an environment filled with cultural events, theater and art, in many forms. This creative and nurturing environment eventually led her to a second career as a Professional Photographer. While her formal education and first career were in technical fields, she continued to be drawn to opportunities that allow her to express her artistic side. She loves capturing life’s special moments to help preserve them for a lifetime. She is passionate about connecting with her clients and providing them with exceptional images that show their unique spirit.  

Kimberly is also passionate about helping others. She thrives on volunteering for various non-profit organizations and loves donating her time and her skills. She truly enjoys teaching and mentoring others, along with helping photographers earn their CPP certification in the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). 

Kimberly is an award-winning Northern California Portrait and Event Photographer who specializes in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. She is currently working on her PPA Master of Photography and Master of Wedding Photography degrees. Besides being a Certified Professional Photographer, Kimberly is a wife, mother, caregiver, martial artist, engineer, math nerd, tutor, actress, gymnast, … and wine enthusiast. 

  • PPSV Wedding & Event Photographer of the Year 2018, 2019, 2020
  • PPA Craftsman Degree, January 2019
  • Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) since March 2016
  • Member: Professional Photographers of America (PPA) since 2008
  • Member: Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley (PPSV) since 2015, Vice President 2017-2018, President 2019-2020, Treasurer 2021
  • Member: Professional Photographers of California (PPC) since 2017
  • Member: Oregon Professional Photographers Association (OPPA) since 2020 

Please join us on October 13th at 6:30pm for social time and BYO social distancing snacks before we get started at 7pm for what is sure to be a great presentation!

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