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Sunday, February 18 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Love & Light: Secrets of Beautiful Family Portraiture (Jackie Jean Acosta)
Limited Capacity seats available

In her candid, revelatory program, Jackie Jean will divulge her secrets for creating powerful imagery. In a live demonstration with a real family, she will share the most important elements for getting families to loosen up, get comfortable, and deliver genuine emotion and connection during their photo session. Jackie will talk through natural and effective prompts to use while shooting any subjects and strategies to get clients to relax, have fun, and be comfortable in front of the camera for natural and beautiful moments, both candid and posed. And she’ll show you how to prepare for a session from the first e-mail to the last click of your shutter.

She will share how to encourage your own creative voice to shine through your work so that you not only stand alone in your business and your industry, but attract your ideal clients. She will teach you strategies for styling a session in a way that suits the family’s story, your subjects' personalities, and your style. Jackie will touch on getting a consistent edit throughout the session and how to complement the style of the session in post processing.

Jackie will also provide her tips and tricks for working with various lighting scenarios as well as share which lenses she uses for specific shots.

Come to this photography talk with a notebook ready to learn, and walk away empowered, confident in your ability to encourage your clients to give you their truest moments and share the love they have for their family with you.


1. Cultivate an experience for your clients.
2. Learn masterful ways of using light.
3. Help your clients prepare for the sessions you want to shoot.
4. Style your families to suit both your brand and their personalities.
5. Find shooting locations in your area.
6. Learn how to attract your ideal client.
7. Learn to both pose and "unpose" families to create emotional images.
8. Learn how to use specific lenses to create more of an impact.
9. Learn to create consistency in post processing.
10. Learn how to customize your editing to suit the styled session.

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Jackie Jean Acosta

Photographer/Instructor, Jackie Jean Photography
Hey there! I am an all natural light photographer and specialize in children and family portraiture. I began my business with film about 14 years ago and switched over to digital 12 years ago. I love both aspects of photography so much. My business partner is my husband who does all... Read More →

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Magnolia EFG Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort