Miller’s Speaker Team

Be inspired by top-notch talent. Learn from the best in the industry.


Our Featured Speakers

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    Shawn Lee

    Shawn Lee Studios

    Detroit, MI

    Portraits, Seniors, Business & Marketing

    Shawn Lee is the founder and owner of Shawn Lee Studios. He is also a photography instructor for Schoolcraft College, the diversity lead for PPA, and the co-founder of XPOSURE 101 Photography Conference, which hosts photographers for three days of instruction in Detroit, MI. You'll often hear Shawn say, "Run that!", "Bring the pain!", or “Rock that!” which are his energetic terms for making life happen.

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    Vanessa Joy

    Vanessa Joy Photography

    Freehold, NJ

    Weddings, Lighting & Posing, Business & Marketing

    Vanessa Joy has been influential in the photographic community for years. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since earned 5 college degrees, started her own business in 2008, and began teaching around the world in 2009. Vanessa has spoken at almost every major platform in the industry and hosted small business and photography conventions across the globe.

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    Ben Shirk

    Shirk Photography

    Wilton, IA

    Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Portraits, Sports, Weddings

    Ben Shirk is a photographer whose stunning images are known worldwide for their creativity and depth of storytelling. Ben currently holds many international, national and state photography titles and operates a thriving studio out of the same small farming community in which he grew up. He attracts clients from across the U.S., creating dynamic images of athletes, children, families and brides.

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    Melanie Anderson

    Anderson Photographs

    Boonesboro, MD

    Lighting & Posing, Portraits, Seniors

    Twice named Maryland Photographer of the Year, Melanie Anderson is President of Maryland PPA, a Certified Professional Photographer, and holds her Photographic Craftsman. She travels internationally to educate others, judge print competitions, and film for commercial clients, all while nurturing Anderson Photographs into the 3,000 square foot custom photographic and cinema studio it is today.

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    Neal Freed & Bryan Blanken

    Freed Spirit

    Bethesda, MD

    Schools/Volume

    Neal Freed and Bryan Blanken at Freed Spirit are reinventing the way school photography can be done. Their new-school approach provides each student with a mini portrait session of about 15-20 images per student, which gets a great reaction from parents and schools alike. Freed Spirit has well over 100 schools, and they are at the forefront of the changing school photography industry.

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    Lindsay Adler

    Lindsay Adler Photography

    New York, NY

    Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Portraits, Seniors

    Lindsay Adler is a professional portrait and fashion photographer based in New York, owing and operating a portrait and wedding studio distinguished by its ‘fashion flair’ approach to imagery. Each year Adler teaches thousands of photographers through workshops and major national conferences as well as through her educational videos and blog content.

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    Booray Perry

    Booray Perry Photography

    Tampa, FL

    Weddings

    Booray Perry is a wedding and portrait photographer in Tampa, photographing 80-100 events a year. A frequent speaker and educator, he uses his ability to talk non-stop for hours and a sense of humor from years as a comedian to teach photography and business acumen to his fellow photographers. He also co-hosts the "Photobomb" podcast on iTunes and Google Play.

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    Makayla Jade Harris

    The Harris Company

    Saratoga, NY

    Weddings, Business & Marketing, Sales

    Makayla Jade developed a brand distinguished by providing an elevated photo and cinema client experience, propelling The Harris Company to reach six-figures and beyond in less than three years. She has been featured in Rangefinder, fstoppers, and Click Magazines, sharing techniques such as brand marketing and a unique approach to educating clients about the importance of print and investing in heirlooms.

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    Cris & Deanna Duncan

    CJDuncan Photography

    Lubbock, TX

    Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop

    Cris and Deanna Duncan are two complete nerds from West Texas. They specialize making technical things very simple, relevant and frankly funny. These popular instructors have helped thousands of photographers worldwide transform their lighting skills - regardless of style - all while running a successful commercial and portrait studio.


Our Speaker Team

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Matt Hoaglin

Allison Ragsdale Photography

Durango, CO

Business & Marketing

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Alison Wachstein

Allison Wachstein Photography

Weston, CT

Portraits

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Melanie Anderson

Anderson Photographs

Boonesboro, MD

Lighting & Posing, Portraits, Seniors

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Craig Heidemann

Apple Studios

Springfield, MO

Business & Marketing

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Kibbee Walton

Artisan Portrait

Post Falls, ID

Portraits, Seniors, Business & Marketing

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Elizabeth & Trey

Artistic Images, Portraits by Elizabeth

San Antonio, TX

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Portraits, Seniors, Weddings

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Dale Benfield

Benfield Photography

Fayetteville, AR

Business & Marketing, Portraits, Weddings, MpixPro

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Booray Perry

Booray Perry Photography

Tampa, FL

Weddings

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Brian Mullins

Brian Mullins Photography

Apex, NC

Weddings, Portraits, Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Commercial

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Alison Carlino

Carlino's Photography

Richmond, TX

Lighting & Posing

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Don Chick

Chick Photography

East Rochester, NH

Portraits, Lighting & Posing

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Chuck Arlund

Chuck Arlund

Kansas City, KS

Lighting & Posing, Weddings, Portraits

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Cris & Deanna Duncan

CJDuncan Photography

Lubbock, TX

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop

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Kimberly Smith

CK Fine Portraits

Muskogee, OK

Portraits, Seniors

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Michael Collins

Collins Photography

Lompoc, CA

Business & Marketing, Photoshop, Seniors

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Cody Clinton & Amy Ford

Composure Life Photography: By Cody Clinton & Co.

Lake Jackson, TX

Portraits, Lighting & Posing, Seniors, Boudoir

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Sean & Cricket Whitman

Cricket's Photography

Ocoee, FL

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Weddings, Portraits

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Jim Cunningham

Cunningham Photography

Little Rock, AR

Fine Art, Portraits

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Damon Tucci

Damon Tucci Studios

Orlando, FL

Portraits, Weddings

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Fuzzy Duenkel

Duenkel Portrait Art

West Bend, WI

Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Portraits

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Ed Pedi

Ed Pedi Photography

North Andover, MA

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Portraits

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Neal Freed & Bryan Blanken

Freed Spirit

Bethesda, MD

Schools/Volume

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Gary & Kathy Meek

Gary Meek Studio

Hot Springs, AR

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Portraits, Print Competition, Weddings

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Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan Photography

Austin, TX

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Portraits, Weddings

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Jeff & Lori Poole

indigosilver studio

Wilmington, NC

Weddings

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Jamie Schultz

Jamie Schultz Photography

Hudson, WI

Business & Marketing, MpixPro, Portraits

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Jeff Rojas

Jeff Rojas

New York, NY

Business & Marketing, Portraits, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Fashion

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Jenn Lewis

Jenn Lewis Photography

Clemmons, NC

Weddings, Portraits, Sales

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Jenni Maroney

Jenni Maroney Portrait Boutique

Niwot, CO

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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Jessica Edwards

Jessica Edwards Photography

Lamar, MO

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Portraits, Seniors

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Julia Kelleher

Jewel Images

Bend, OR

Business & Marketing, Sales, Lighting & Posing, Portraits

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Josh Petersen

Josh Petersen Photography

Rexburg, ID

Business & Marketing, Portraits, Seniors

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Kevin & Katie Hulett

K Hulett Photography

St. George, UT

Weddings

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Keri Meyers

Keri Meyers Photography

Phoenix, AZ

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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Kevin Jordan

Kevin Jordan Photography

St. Pauls, NC

Business & Marketing, Design, Lighting & Posing, Portraits

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Kristi Elias

Kristi Sutton Elias Fine Art

Long Beach, CA

Portraits, Lighting & Posing, Business & Marketing, Fine Art, Photoshop, Design, Print Competition

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Lisa Lamping

Lamping Photography

Warrenton, OR

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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Laura Tillinghast

Laura Tillinghast Photography

Pescadero, CA

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, MpixPro

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Laura Winslow

Laura Winslow Photography

Phoenix, AZ

MpixPro, Portraits, Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing

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April Graves

Light Drawn Studios

Chicago, IL

Portraits, Business & Marketing

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Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler Photography

New York, NY

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Portraits, Seniors

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Lori Nordstrom

Lori Nordstrom Studio

Winterset, IA

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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Marci Sandler

Marci's Distinctive Photography Inc.

Ocala, FL

Seniors, Portraits, Design, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop

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Mary Ann Halpin

Marry Ann Halpin Photography

Los Angeles, CA

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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Dan & Alex

McClanahan Studio

Ames, IA

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Design, Photoshop, Seniors, Sports, Weddings

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Michael Dill

Michael Dill Photography

Hamilton, NJ

Portraits, Sports

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Monica Royal

Monica Royal Photography

San Diego, CA

Fine Art

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Nichol Krupp

Nichol Krupp Photography

Peoria, AZ

Business & Marketing, Portraits, Seniors

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Phillips Mitchell

Phillips Mitchell Photography

Lexington, KY

Seniors, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop

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Robert O. Seat

Photography by Robert O. Seat

Batesville, AR

Photoshop, Portraits, Seniors

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Steve Ragland

Ragland Studios

Detroit, MI

Lighting & Posing, Portraits, Set Design

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Rinat Halon

RH Photography Communication

Orlando, FL

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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JB & DeEtte Sallee

Sallee Photography

Dallas, TX

Design, Photoshop, Weddings

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Sara Kauss

Sara Kauss Photography

Palm Beach, FL

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Weddings

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Leslie Ann Kitten

Savant Photography

Lubbock, TX

Business & Marketing, Volume

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Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee Studios

Detroit, MI

Portraits, Seniors, Business & Marketing

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Ben Shirk

Shirk Photography

Wilton, IA

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Portraits, Sports, Weddings

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Joy Vertz

Shoot the Moon Photography

Mequon, WI

Business & Marketing, Portraits, Seniors

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Studio Rescue Team

Studio Rescue Team

Business & Marketing, Portraits

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Susan Torregrosa

Studio T Photography

Orlando, FL

Portraits, Seniors

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Lora Swinson

Swinson Studios

Denver, CO

Portraits, Lighting & Posing

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Travis Gadsby

The Brink Studio

Twin Falls, ID

Seniors, Portraits, Business & Marketing

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Makayla Jade Harris

The Harris Company

Saratoga, NY

Weddings, Business & Marketing, Sales

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Mitch Kitter & Shalem Mathew

The Studio

Anchorage, AK

Seniors, Fine Art

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Mike & Suzy Fulton

TriCoast Photography

Lake Jackson, TX

Business & Marketing, Lighting & Posing, Photoshop, Weddings

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Vanessa Joy

Vanessa Joy Photography

Freehold, NJ

Weddings, Lighting & Posing, Business & Marketing