Natalie franke

Jasmine Star

Live from United - November 8, 2016

livestream keynote sessions

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access select breakout session recordings


Tempe, Arizona

November 6-9, 2016


Gain new perspective and clarity to fall in love with your business all over again.


Strengthen your business and hone your craft through breakout sessions and educational photo shoots.


Connect with industry leaders and like-minded creatives in an encouraging and intimate environment.


Alicia Larkey

“It was such a great experience, especially for people who know no one in the industry. It made us feel more confident that we belonged and weren't so alone.”

Ashley Yantes

“Loved how close this group is! We met so many new people and made some great new friends!!”

Moriah Riona

“I had such a great time. I was worried about not knowing anyone but made so many friends by the time I was done. Showit and Showit United have such a warm, friendly and supportive culture.”

Why United?

Learn from trusted experts how to build a thriving creative business 

The premier conference for professional photographers

In 2006 I started a photography business without money, without experience and without a camera (no, really, without a camera). In 2009 was named Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World. Over the years, I continued to garner awards (Top 10 Most Influential Photographer and Top 10 Most Socially Influential Photographer, amongst others), but I realized that while my artisanship established my business, my brand is what made it thrive. In 2010 I began consulting creatives on how to build their brands and saw their businesses radically transform in a short amount of time. I soon realized that my life was destined to empower entrepreneurs to create profitable businesses while pursuing what they love. And I can't wait to join your journey and find ways I can help.

Jasmine Star

Justin & Mary Marantz are an international wedding photography duo who travel the globe shooting weddings, teaching, & inspiring other small business owners, as well as the founders & editors in chief of twin wedding blogs The Black Tie Bride and The Well Groomed Groom. In the past few years, they have put on their workshops worldwide including London, Australia, Germany & The Netherlands, took their What's Next Tour" across the country on their own tour bus, authored their first book, The Guide, presented at international conferences including WPPI and The Dutch Wedding Congress, and were featured in Inside Weddings, Style Me Pretty & Martha Stewart. Their iconic style of photography is recognized the world over and most recently earned them a place as spokespeople for Profoto with their year long video series "Walk Through a Wedding w/ Justin & Mary" walking through each step of the wedding day. But on their best days, you can find them at home by the water with their very fluffy golden retriever, Cooper and drinking way more Starbucks than any normal person should.

Mary Marantz

Katelyn James, a Virginia based Photographer, started her professional photography career as a Junior in college and was shooting 25+ weddings annually within her second year. After growing her business and gaining recognition in national publications such as Professional Photographers Magazine, The Knot, Southern Living Weddings, Southern Weddings and Eco Weddings, she began teaching and coaching photographers from all over the country. Katelyn hosts workshops throughout the year and monthly coaching sessions at her home in Richmond, VA. Recently, Katelyn has been joined by her husband Michael and they are officially a husband/wife team. Since joining forces, Katelyn and Michael average 38-42 weddings annually. Their work has also been featured numerous times on national wedding blogs such as Real Simple, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Inspired by This, Grey Likes Weddings and Green Wedding Shoes. 

Katelyn James

Ike & Tash are husband and wife wedding and portrait photographers based out of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We focus on weddings and engagements, high school seniors and families, but that's only half the story. We're also passionate about sharing, investing and growing the industry, and that's why we've worked so hard to offer educational resources and experiences for our fellow photogs and entrepreneurs. One of our biggest endeavors is BLINK, our annual boutique conference for photogs of all kinds that focuses on empowering, networking and providing that we all can grow our business dreams into realities.

Ike & Tash haynes

Natalie Franke Hayes is an International Wedding Photographer, Educator, Speaker, and Founder of the Rising Tide Society. She is also a graduate of The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Visual Studies and a concentration in Visual Neuroscience and the Psychology of Seeing. She loves discovering ways for small business owners to attract their ideal clientele through modern marketing strategies and works to empower entrepreneurs to thrive.

Natalie Franke

Kristy Dickerson is a speaker, business advisor, and co-founder of She specializes in teaching business and organization to make individuals as productive as possible. Upon completion of her degree in finance and business management she started her first business, wedding photography, after having her first child. Merging her business sense with her passions, Kristy has developed ways to show and inspire others how to harness their efforts fully through efficiency and find success with a no excuses attitude. Her relatable demeanor and tactics have lead her to be featured in publications like North Atlanta Business Post, Domino Magazine, and many more.

Kristy Dickerson

Ben Hartley

Amy & JOrdan Demos

Justin Marantz

Sara France

Ben turner

Jen Olmstead & Jeff Shipley

Kenny Kim

Montana Dennis

Matt & Carissa Kennedy

Lukas Vandyke

Melissa Jill

donal Doherty

Hope Taylor

Tomayia Colvin

Jenna Kutcher

breakout session speakers

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Jasmine Star

Work/Family Balance
Off-Camera Flash 
And much more!

Understanding Your Customer Lifecycle
Jumpstarting Your New Business
Pricing Your Work

Social Media Marketing
Website SEO Strategy
Building a Brand

what you'll learn

Cancellation Policy

General Admission


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No refund available on or after October 1, 2016

Available until September 30, 2016

50% Refund

Available until August 6, 2016

Full Refund

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* Optional event. May be purchased to enhance your United experience.


Labs & Styled Shoots *

Wednesday, Nov 9


Freedom Ball *



Tuesday, Nov 8


Wild West Party



Monday, Nov 7


Welcome Gathering

Afternoon / Early Evening

Styled Shoots *

Sunday, Nov 6


10-2pm Wedding Day Workshop presented by The Academy *

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Sunday - wednesday


Optional add-On experience

Learn from the best & grow your portfolio

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1:00 - 2:00 Pm

Justin & Mary Marantz

12:15 - 1:00 Pm
Ceremony & Family Portaits

Matt & Carissa Kennedy

11:00 am - 12:00 Pm
First Look & Portraits

Katelyn James

10:00 - 11:00 am
Getting Ready in Style

Amy & Jordan Demos

Wednesday, November 9

Wedding Day Workshop

presented by 

The Academy

Optional add-On experience

Showit United attendees receive a special $30 OFF their workshop ticket with the coupon code “UNITED2016”

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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Wednesday, Nov 9

Diblasio Photo + Design

Chad DiBlasio

presented by 

Optional add-On experience

How to Price, Package and Sell with Confidence & Respect

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We'll collaborate with you *in person* to take your website straight to the top shelf. (And then have a cocktail party.)

Wednesday, November 9
2:30-5:30 PM

Just a Splash


Jen & Jeff

Optional add-On experience

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Gain control of your businesses. Go from the everyday chaos to the order that helps successful businesses thrive.

Wednesday, November 9
11:00 AM

Optional add-On experience

Montana Dennis

Scott Courtney


Consult with professional designers and the Showit team in person to refine and build your unique website on the all-new Showit 5.

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November 3-11, 2016 

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