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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 

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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:

The details

Tina Marie Kraemer

Tina Marie Kraemer

The Notebook-Inspired Engagement Styled Shoot

Mon 07:30AM

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.

Shauna & Jordon Cooney

Shauna & Jordon Cooney

A Destination al Fresco Fête

Mon 04:00PM

Arizona Biltmore

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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. This shoot will take place the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 2400 E Missouri Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85016

Michelle Harris

Michelle Harris

Astrological Wonderland

Mon 04:00PM

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.

Kaci VanderHoek

Kaci VanderHoek

Desert Elopement

Mon 04:00PM

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 07:30AM

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 07:30AM

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!

Angie McPherson

Angie McPherson

Personal Branding Styled Shoot

Tue 07:30AM

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!

André Brown

André Brown

Dramatic Photos with Off Camera Flash

Wed 01:00PM

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 01:00PM

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.

Ty Wilson

Ty Wilson

Intimate LGBTQ+ Engagements

Wed 01:00PM

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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