October 2013 Meeting
October 13-14, 2013
Comfort Suites Hotel, Carlisle, PA
Please see the October Convention page for complete information.
Comfort Suites Hotel, Carlisle PA
Call 717-960-1000 to make your reservations now!!!
Mention PPA of PA for special rate of $104/night, parking included. Deadline for room reservations is September 17, 2013!!
Sunday, October 13, 2013 — 1:00-5:00PM
Senior Ambassador Program Melanie Anderson will go over the details of her successful Senior Ambassador Program from what works to what hasn’t. Using changes in technology, social media and fashion, Melanie’s marketing strategy has helped her senior ambassador program grow every year that she has done it.
Senior Sales – Senior Sales can be intimidating, overwhelming and sometimes just plain heartbreaking. Unfortunately, no matter how well you photograph and how great your images are, if you aren’t making any money doing it, then what’s the point? Melanie Anderson will give practical advice on the best way to work with a client to help you develop a successful sales process. By marketing through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, an extremely successful Senior Ambassador Program, in-person presentations and the final delivery of boutique-wrapped finished portraits, Melanie now photographs over 100 seniors a year with an average sale of $2000!
Come join us at the Sunday Night Party!!!
Monday, October 14, 2013 — 9:00AM-5:00PM
Bringing Your Wedding Photography and Your Studio to the Next Level
Gerard Tomko M. Photog, CR.
Jerry has been in professional photography for 32 + years specializing in weddings and portraits. His awards have included Loan Collection prints, Masters Court of Honor, a Fuji and Kodak Gallery award. However his proudest accomplishment to date is being a cancer survivor beating stomach cancer.
In 2007 Jerry was in the middle of a full wedding season, when he was found to be anemic. After undergoing tests in July of that year, he found out on July 31st that there was a malignant mass on his stomach. August 15th he entered Thomas Jefferson University hospital to undergo major surgery to remove 80% of his stomach. During his subsequent chemo and radiation treatments he continued to photograph weddings, all the while battling this dreaded disease. He has consistently photographed 35 to 40 weddings per year – with absolutely no advertising or social media gimmicks.
This program is for everyone who thinks they cannot accomplish what they want in their photography business because of “ the area they live in”. Jerry will share with you his shooting style with a Bride and Groom, how to do some of his distinguished “ finishing techniques”, how to use social media to your advantage, and how to “ take back the streets” from the shoot and burn picture takers; all from his home “ studio” in the suburbs of Philadelphia – actually 50 minutes drive from Philadelphia. If you build it they will come!
Check out these Carlisle and Cumberland County links:
Blue Ribbon Images from selected PPA of PA Print Competitions
Contact: Ron Bookwalter – President
3280 Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone: 724-610-5952 or