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Modern Family Portraiture

  • 09/03/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mt Hood Community College, Gresham


  • OPPA, ASMP, PPW and PPA Members
  • Non Members

Registration is closed

Modern Family Portraiture

with Jessica Vallia

LIVE AND IN PERSON! This all-day workshop will involve some lecture as well as hands-on photography and editing. Bring your camera and your laptop. There will be a one-hour lunch break. 

This course will be a deep dive into creating an heirloom portrait session for the modern family. Your instructor, Jessica, works not only at providing clients with posed images, but also pairing that with authentic moments. Her families are engaged laughing with real moments of happiness to cherish for a lifetime. Moms and dads alike often cry during their reveal watching an emotionally driven video of the in between moments of their video paired with their perfect posed images. These family stories are perfect for selling albums and wall prints which boosts sales for the modern family photographer. 

Her clients have a full experience from style guides for their session (so their images look like they were crafted for their home) to helping choose their location based on their family style. Each family session is truly unique and tells a story of who they are.

She will dive into what style portraits are best paired with different products as well as easy ways to prep and bond with your clients for a successful portrait session. 

Jessica is known for shooting on location during golden & blue hour with natural light, but this course is about building a successful session for any type of lighting situation. There will be hands on posing tips & an opportunity for hands on portfolio building.

About your Speaker

Jessica Vallia

CPP, M. Photog., Diamond Photographer of the Year

Jessica is a Colorado born & raised photographer specializing in scenic, emotionally driven family portraits. Jessica's love for family moments comes from her love of her perfectly blended family of 4 children. She has been photographing families full time for 10 years and practicing her skills in photography for just over 22 years. Jessica is a Certified Professional Photographer as well as holds a Master of Photography degree from PPA. In 2021 Jessica earned an esteemed Diamond Photographer of the Year distinction from the International Photographic Competition. She was also named Colorado's General Photographer of the year in 2020. She's proudly a member of Professional Photographers of America, Professional Photographers of Colorado, and proudly serves on the board of Professional Photographers Guild of Colorado Springs. She has a large commercial studio in Colorado Springs, CO and enjoys being able to create gorgeous heirloom albums and epic pieces of wall art for her clients.

PPA members will receive 1 PPA Merit for attending this workshop in its entirety. 

OPPA Members receive 1 OPPA Point for attending this workshop in its entirety.

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