I am a firm believer in continuing education and know I would never be where I am in life and business without this thirst for knowledge, meeting new people, and the many ah-ha moments along the way. Here are a few places you can join me…

Co-Founder of the Relevant Workshop with Brea McDonald Photography. Relevant is a place for wedding community members to come together for a day of inspiration, education, and engagement which will elevate our wedding industry and strive to keep us relevant in our craft. Our 2016 & 2017 Events were amazing and sold out quick. Get on our mailing list to learn about Relevant 3.0 in April 2018!

Four-time educator and 2017 assistant for The POSH Retreat. Past locations include Scottsdale, Cancun, Alta Utah and Santa Fe. POSH has hosted 7 events since 2010 and is an educational retreat for women filmmakers and photographers to further education and build relationships among women in the visual arts industry. I’ve attended all retreats and each one has lead to a thriving supportive global filmmaking community that encourages and inspires.

Tips and Tools for Wedding Filmmakers:

 

  • Mediazilla has revolutionized how I deliver films. An online, on-demand gallery, with Apple TV app, customizable menus, privacy settings and more!
  • My favorite “go-to” for licensing royalty free music is SongFreedom. Their monthly membership option is by far the best in the industry. More cost-effective than ever and perfect for projecting annual music licensing expenses.

PODCAST EP. 4 – REFERRALS, & THE IMPORTANCE OF FACE TO FACE INTERACTION

 

Yea we all know referrals are the key to thriving in the high end business, but how can we get started with getting said referrals?

 

Meg Simone has some insight into the matter.

 

Her films have gotten some pretty darn good notoriety in the industry, and in addition, has built up quite the reputation in the New England area. You’ll often see her traveling to all corners of the northeast for a weekend wedding getaway, either the mansions of Newport, the mountains of Vermont, or the beaches of Nantucket.

Meg was an educator at INFOCUS Gathering. INFOCUS was a filmmaking conference that happened once a year in different locations around the USA. They offered pre and post production courses, hands-on learning and business/marketing courses. It was an educational and networking hub for small studios from around the globe. “After 7 years I’m so sad they stopped hosting these events, but many of their educators have continued to offer smaller retreats in their regional market areas.”  It was also home to the Lucent Film Fest!