July 2011 PUG

July 10, 2011

Happy summer!!

We hope your wedding season is going well and look forward to seeing you at this month’s PUG on Wednesday July 27th– a casual cookout with no formal agenda except to catch up and relax! Please bring your families, a lawn game, your beverage of choice and a side dish or dessert. We’ll provide the burgers. Note the special time: 6-8p at Emilie and J’s house in Cumberland Foreside (please park on our side of the street, fyi). Please RSVP by Monday, July 25th.

August: No PUG

Tuesday, September 6th: Justin and Mary Marantz will be visiting from Connecticut to talk about the art of the sale.

June 2011 PUG agenda

June 12, 2011

Whew! Wedding season is off to a fantastic start! Take a break from editing this Wednesday night, June 15th, to come learn how you can get your website Google rankings up and your site’s overall aesthetic attractive to browsing brides and grooms. As usual, we’ll meet at 7p to chow at Em and J’s in Cumberland Foreside, and then J will take over starting at 7:30p to share his expertise of nearly five years working for liveBooks. Come with questions. Please RSVP for accurate headcount.

Upcoming meetings:

Wednesday, July 27th: Summer cookout! Bring your spouses and children for a classic bbq.

August: No PUG

Tuesday, September 6th: Justin and Mary Marantz will be visiting from Connecticut to talk about the art of the sale.

May 2011 PUG agenda

May 11, 2011

Join us at 7p on Wednesday, May 18th, for Otto pizza, and then for a round table discussion with a local accountant, trademark lawyer and business lawyer to chat about taxes, Quickbooks, registering your logo, the benefits of incorporating your business, and more! Please bring anything you may have a question about- your contracts, printed materials with your logo, etc.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Nicole at photo [at] emilieinc [dot] com.

Upcoming meetings:

Wednesday, June 15th: J Sandifer of liveBooks shares the inside scoop on how to create a user-intuitive website and secrets of SEO.

Wednesday, July 27th: Summer cookout! Bring your spouses and children for a classic bbq.

August: No PUG

Tuesday, September 6th: Justin and Mary Marantz will be visiting from Connecticut to talk about the art of the sale.

April 2011 PUG

April 3, 2011

Curious how to get your byline in a glossy? At our April PUG, meet Mary Jo Brown, publisher and creative director of Seacoast Bride Magazine and Melanie Brooks, editor of Real Maine Weddings Magazine for tips on what they are looking for and how to get your wedding images published. Keep their advice in mind this wedding season and we’ll be looking for your name in their next issues! Conversation starts at 7p at Emilie’s house in Cumberland Foreside at 7p on Wednesday, April 20th. Otto Pizza provided. BYOB. Associates, assistants, friends- everyone- welcome.

Upcoming PUGS:

Wednesday, May 18th: A round table discussion with a local accountant, trademark lawyer and business lawyer to chat about taxes, Quickbooks, registering your logo, the benefits of incorporating your business, and more!

Wednesday, June 15th: J Sandifer of liveBooks shares the inside scoop on how to create a user-intuitive website and secrets of SEO.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Nicole at photo [at] emilieinc [dot] com.

March 2011 PUG

March 3, 2011

Happy March Maine Photographers!

It’s almost Spring and clients will be coming! Time to brush up on those lighting skills! Join PUG on Wednesday, March 16th at 7pm at Beth’s Blush Imagery Photo Studio, 28 Maple Street, 3rd Floor, Portland, Maine. 207-899-5585. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Location lighting guru Brian Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Photo will lead a full tutorial on balancing multiple lights and modifiers in the studio and on-location. Bring your camera, if you want to shoot along. Plus, a membership to the Maine Wedding Company for a year (a $275 value) will be given away as a door prize so bring your biz card! Open to all photographers.

RSVP: beth@blushimagery.com

Upcoming PUGs:

Wednesday, April 20th: Meet Mary Jo Brown, publisher and creative director of Seacoast Bride Magazine and Melanie Brooks, editor of Real Maine Weddings Magazine for tips on how to get your wedding images published.

Wednesday, May 18th: A round table discussion with a local accountant, trademark lawyer and business lawyer to chat about taxes, Quickbooks, registering your logo, the benefits of incorporating your business, and more!

Wednesday, June 15th: J Sandifer of liveBooks shares the inside scoop on how to create a user-intuitive website and secrets of SEO.

February 2011 PUG

February 3, 2011

Given January’s icky winter weather on PUG night, we will try again in February for our gear show & tell.

Join the group for a gismo and gadget share on  Wednesday, February 16th at 7pm at Beth’s Blush Imagery Studio, 28 Maple Street, 3rd Floor, Portland, Maine. 207-899-5585. Drinks and snacks provided. Beth will lead a fun discussion on favorite camera equipment, studio equipment, gadgets and gismos to excite you for the New Year. Bring your favorite thingy-ma-bob for show and tell.  Let’s share our best and worst photo purchases with each other to avoid spending too much in 2011.

Please RSVP to this event at beth@blushimagery.com.

Open to all Maine photographers.

January 2011 PUG

December 27, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Given that I may be in the hospital during our January PUG, Beth Fitzgerald of Blush Imagery has offered to host the PUG for a few months so I can get settled with baby.

Join the group for a gismo and gadget share on  Wednesday, January 19th at 7pm at Beth’s Blush Imagery Studio, 28 Maple Street, 3rd Floor, Portland, Maine. 207-899-5585. Drinks and snacks provided. Beth will lead a fun discussion on favorite camera equipment, studio equipment, gadgets and gismos to excite you for the New Year. Bring your favorite thingy-ma-bob for show and tell.  Let’s share our best and worst photo purchases with each other to avoid spending too much in 2011.

Please RSVP to this event at beth@blushimagery.com.

Open to all Maine photographers.

December PUG

November 18, 2010

Join us for a little holiday cheer at a casual potluck dinner at Em & J’s new house on Thursday, December 16th at 7p. Bring your spouse or significant other, your favorite dish and a bit of booze as we wrap up a successful stretch of monthly PUGs and bid farewell to a fabulous 2010.

Please request an evite for directions and to RSVP to this event at photo@emilieinc[dot]com.

Open to all Maine photographers.

November PUG

November 3, 2010

Meet Kerry and Richard of Richard Coke Guided Safaris, visiting the states from South Africa, as they share an inside peek into their unique lifestyle and show Richard’s beautiful wildlife photography at the Maine PUG on Wednesday, November 17th at 7p at Sea Dog Brewing Company in South Portland. RSVP to photo@emilieinc.com or on our Facebook PUG page. All are welcome.

 

Upcoming PUGs:

Thursday, December 16th: Holiday potluck

October PUG

October 5, 2010

Join us for our October PUG with special guest Rachel LaCour Niesen of ShootQ.

Rachel will be in town from Atlanta to discuss Pictage’s recent acquisition of ShootQ, what it means for your relationship with Pictage and how ShootQ can help your studio workflow.

When: October 20th at 7p

Where: Sea Dog Brewing Company, 125 Western Ave, South Portland (private dining room)

RSVP: All are welcome photo@emilieinc.com

Upcoming PUGS:

Wednesday, November 17th: Richard Coke and Kerry Bardwil of South Africa will be discussing their photo safaris and nature photography


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