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Styled Shoots are the perfect way to grow in your skill as a photographer and add amazing images to your portfolio. Each of these is a mock shoot with specific themes (wedding, family, engagement) lead by a professional instructor with a group of no more than 20 other photographers. 

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What are styled shoots?

Trust us, the system works. Every year we get gleaming reviews from United attendees that absolutely loved the shoot they go on AND we know you will too!

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To finalize your styled shoot ticket, you’ve got to pay by September 7th. If you don’t complete the process, your spot will open back up and can be snatched on September 22nd when the rest of the Styled Shoots go on sale.

You pay for your shoot

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By August 29th you’ll hear back from us what shoot you get a spot in. (Shoots are assigned in order of conference registration)

You get a spot

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You’ve got to send us back your preference form by August 16th

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On August 2nd we will send you a survey asking which styled shoots are in your top 3 

You get a preference form

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With the sheer demand of our Styled Shoots at United we work hard to make sure you get into the one you want. But, unfortunately sometimes we just can’t make it happen. Not to fear! We’ve got a system. Here’s how it works:

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Christina Piombetti

Christina Piombetti

How to Infuse Your Posing with Real Emotion

Mon 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Learn how to stop relying on static poses and start directing your couples to create dynamic, elevated images that feel authentic, intimate, and full of real emotion. With show-stopping fashion, elevated styling and a real couple, I'll lead you through my tried-and-true process for sparking genuine emotion during every session while creating stunning imagery for your portfolio.

Rachel Hudson

Rachel Hudson

Love Letters

Mon 7:30 am

Buttes Patio

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Styled Shoot Description

This romance centric styled shoot will bring an elevated and refined air to your portfolio. Against the gorgeous desert backdrop, the stunning delicate details will shine. From the hand selected details, to the stunning shoes and to the the hand written calligraphy, you will leave this shoot ready to showcase your high end fine artwork. There will be detail stations as well as a fully styled wedding couple.

Tina Marie Kraemer

Tina Marie Kraemer

The Notebook-Inspired Engagement Styled Shoot

Mon 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Visually drawing inspiration from the movie, The Notebook, learn techniques and prompts Tina uses at her sweetheart sessions to attain those sweet, natural, and candid expressions while creating a memorable experience for your clients.

Quianna Marie

Quianna Marie

Amalfi Coast Inspired Shoot | How To Shoot For Vendors

Mon 7:30 am

The Buttes Cave

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Styled Shoot Description

Soft sea foam greens, neutrals and dreamy destination vibes. Helping to inspire local elopements with a touch of affordable luxury. Learn to expand your portfolio and gain organic referrals by shooting for vendors and showcasing their work. This shoot encourages photographers to step in front of the camera as well to elevate portfolios and headshots.

Shauna & Jordon Cooney

Shauna & Jordon Cooney

A Destination al Fresco Fête

Mon 4:00 pm

TBD

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Styled Shoot Description

In this editorial, we are bringing a colorful and romantic wedding, inspired by al fresco dining, to life. Throughout your time with both Shauna and Jordon during this editorial, we will also be on-site to guide you on our styling tips and posing methods. Inspired by the drama of high fashion and a tropical paradise, this luxury-level shoot will bring the perfect mix of destination meets celebration to your portfolio. 

Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris

Astrological Wonderland

Mon 4:00 pm

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

All the different signs of the zodiac will be represented in a sea of navy, gold,
cream with intricate details and lush florals. I'll be teaching my famous
acronym for flow couple posing LASH and you'll have hands on posing
guidance if needed.

Julie Paisley

Julie Paisley

Desert Pastels

Mon 4:00 pm

TBD

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Styled Shoot Description

Join Julie for an editorial shoot inspired by the dreamy light and pastel tones of the desert. The shoot will consist of 2 female models and the focus will be on capturing them in an editorial way full of movement and connection. Big fluffy colored dresses in muted pastel tones, and an abundance of florals mixed with beautiful light will help you create those “stop you in your tracks images” that everyone will be talking about.

Amber Lea Russell

Amber Lea Russell

Queens Gambit Inspired Wedding Shoot

Mon 4:00 pm

TBD

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Styled Shoot Description

Using design elements inspired by the popular series, The Queen's Gambit, this shoot will weave iconic style from 1960's couture into a modern black and white themed Wedding Shoot.

Kaci VanderHoek

Kaci VanderHoek

Desert Elopement

Mon 4:00 pm

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Adventure lovers, this is the shoot for you! Two couples will model for faux elopements in the beautiful Arizona desert. There will be western-themed styling with turquoise accents and cactus-focused florals. I will be sharing my go to photos to book more destination weddings and elopements. The details and timeline will be true to what a real elopement is like so you can help your clients plan their dream day. We will have a special animal guest you don't want to miss out on!

Jennifer Larsen & Tori Kelner

Jennifer Larsen & Tori Kelner

A Taco Bell Love Story

Tue 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Calling all Taco Bell lovers, we're not keeping things mild - this shoot is gonna be FIRE! A playful wedding themed shoot, with a unique twist on the Taco Bell color palette. There will be fun details and flair, in an unexpected and beautiful way! We have a fun vision for a unique styled shoot and we're so excited about it! #LiveMas 🙂

Denise Karis

Denise Karis

A 5 C’s Inspired Elopement

Tue 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Inspired by a fresh take on the 5 Cs of Arizona (Copper, Climate, Cotton, Citrus, & Cattle), this styled shoot will emphasize posing with natural prompts and incorporate tips on how to create a balanced flat lay. We will have a couple, a styled bar with cocktails, a detailed flat lay, and a getaway vehicle as the four focal points of the shoot. We hope photographers find some fun twists on our modern take on the 5 C's and walk away with imagery that captures the bright and cheerful side of sunny Arizona!

Tyrenda Pentecost

Tyrenda Pentecost

Hybrid Wedding Photography

Tue 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Being a wedding photographer is challenging in itself but when it comes to incorporating film it can seem impossible. During this styled shoot participants will learn how to incorporate film into their wedding days while still maintaining a seamless workflow. We will talk about when to shoot film, how to roll film without missing important moments, and the importance of digital backups.

Angie McPherson

Angie McPherson

Personal Branding Styled Shoot

Tue 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

This hands-on styled shoot will equip you with tips and tricks for photographing a successful personal branding shoot. We’ll cover posing, choosing locations, setting up shots, and more!

Jennifer Ryals + Vanessa Hicks

Jennifer Ryals + Vanessa Hicks

A Pastel Disney Wedding In The Desert

Tue 7:30 am

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

Two best friends, Vanessa Hicks and Jennifer Ryals are joining forces to bring you a styled shoot dreams are made of! A Pastel Disney Wedding in The Desert will not only be the happiest styled shoot on earth but give you the opportunity to learn from two top destination wedding photographers at this combined styled shoot!

André Brown

André Brown

Dramatic Photos with Off Camera Flash

Wed 1:00 pm

TBD

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Styled Shoot Description

In this styled shoot, I will show you how to capture dramatic portraits that will wow your clients and level up your photography skill. We'll utilize OCF and multiple modifiers so you will know how to maximize all the tools in your toolbox.

Erica & Jon Hayes

Erica & Jon Hayes

Magnolia Inspired Brand Photography Styled Shoot!

Wed 1:00 pm

The Early Avery

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Styled Shoot Description

Hosted in a gorgeous home designed, built, and inspired by an award winning, HGTV featured firm, this styled shoot will teach you how to work with brands and bui;d your portfolio with personal brand, product, and food photo styling! This shoot will be held off site at The Early Avery (15 Minutes from the Buttes) Additional transport is required.

Katy Frye

Katy Frye

Finding the Light for Midday Couples Portraits

Wed 1:00 pm

TBD

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Styled Shoot Description

We hear it all the time. The best light is golden hour. Sometimes that's completely unrealistic and midday photos are the only option. Katy is going to walk you through finding the best open shade and embracing full (and harsh)
sun. This styled shoot will be more instructional featuring a wedding couple. We will focus more on actual portraits in a midday lighting scenario. 

Trené Forbes

Trené Forbes

Modern Bohemian Desert Wedding

Wed 1:00 pm

The Buttes

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Styled Shoot Description

You can find beauty in everything no matter where. I plan to show attendees how to capture a modern wedding styled shoot using beautiful earth tones, luxury details, while celebrating diversity within the models.

Ty Wilson

Ty Wilson

Intimate LGBTQ+ Engagements

Wed 1:00 pm

TBD

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Styled Shoot Description

Have you ever hesitated or wondered how to best serve and photograph LGBTQ+ clients? Perhaps you've never had the opportunity. In this intimate engagement shoot, we will cover how to create safe, intimate spaces to photograph LGBTQ+ clients. We will focus on connection, storytelling, and intimacy. You will have the opportunity to learn how to interact with queer clients respectfully and avoid common, unintentional mistakes. This shoot will take place offsite [location TBD] in order to create the experience of an in-home engagement session.

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