Animal Image Makers Conference: Bloomington MN

Animal Image Makers Conference: A conference specifically for pet photographers

Pet photographer is still a relatively new entity but its been rapidly growing the past few years. I had the pleasure of attending the first every Animal Image Makers Conference right here in Bloomington MN! I was lucky that I didn’t have to travel far to meet and learn from other awesome pet photographer.

I didn’t take many photos and the few I took did not give this conference justice but I wanted to take a few just to show some of the things I got to learn and see when I was there.

Never stop learning

I try to make at least one workshop or conference a year. I believe you can always learn something new and if you believe you are done learning then you are stuck. I love the surge of inspiration I get whenever I learn from someone I admire. I just want to get out there and take pictures of ALL the furry babies now. (not that I didn’t before!) Getting inspired and learning new things makes photography fun again. Don’t get me wrong I love my job but its nice to get super excited about the tiny things. That’s what going to this conference did for me.

The Conference

The first Animal Image Makers conference took place at the Hilton Minneapolis St Paul Airport. We kicked off the conference with an opening party that included a dog fashion show. Believe it or not it’s the 2nd dog fashion show I’ve seen this year!

The first full day of the conference started with an inspiring talk from Kaylee Greer of Dog Breath Photography. The three days of the conference were jam packed with speakers on so many topics from so many places around the world.

The trade show during the conference was great as well. Its always nice to see products in person. I love to know how the quality will be for my clients and see if there is anything new and fun out there that I think my clients would love.

Im so glad I got to be part of the first conference and cant wait to attend more in the future. I always want to make sure I am the best photographer for my clients so I will continue to learn and grow for as long as I can.

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4 thoughts on “Animal Image Makers Conference: Bloomington MN”

  1. Heidi Roland

    What a cool conference! Animal Image Makers Conference looks like it was fantastic!

  2. Wow! The Animal Image Makers Conference looks like such a fun event for photographers who want to shoot pet portraits! Yours are already so fantastic, I can’t wait to see what you’ve learned! You are so good at photographing ALLLLL the pet portraits!

  3. Jen

    These are so cute!! I bet you had a blast at the Animal Image Makers Conference! I always love seeing all your cute animal photos!

  4. amy

    I’m sure the Animal Image Makers Conference was a ton of fun and very informative. I can’t wait to see images from the pet sessions after the conference and see how much you learned and all the great take aways.

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