Emilie Sommer, a wedding photographer based in Portland, Maine has a wonderful history in photojournalism. She worked at The Washington Post as a picture editor before moving to the north east to establish her business which has blossomed. Her heart, I can tell, is still in telling stories using the visual medium. She founded the Roots Workshop, a popular gathering for photographers who wish to flex their photojournalism skills.
One of things that Emilie has done for her business is expand it and open it up so that associate photographers under her company's banner can also serve wedding clients throughout the year. Emilie will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats, a conference that meets annually, from February 9th through the 11th in Portland, Maine. Her topic will address the necessary steps a studio must take before hiring or employing associate photographers.
Emilie and I chatted briefly about her presentation and the fact that this year Inspire Photo Retreats takes place in her backyard! Give this a listen:
If you are coming to Inspire Photo Retreats, please stop by and say hello to all the speakers. That's one of the things that differentiates Inspire from other – your ability to simply walk up to anyone you want to and chat with them about anything that is related to photography or life in general.