Social Media 4 Photogs – Sunday May 17

Is Social Media Driving You Crazy?
Are you overwhelmed with social media and how to turn your efforts into ACTUAL clients in your photo business?
Does the thought of marketing on the internet confuse and depress you?

We hear ya!
That’s why we pulled together top local social and internet marketing experts who are also PRO PHOTOGRAPHERS themselves for this life changing, one day seminar event!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, May 17th – 10-4pm.

El Dorado West
1010 134th SW, Burien WA 98146

An entire day of educational content PLUS lunch is just $59!
And this event is FREE for all Seattle Professional Photographers Association Members
$40 Special Sponsor Rate
Pay using PayPal to reserve your spot now!


Space is extremely limited, please register by e-mailing Seattle PPA [Read more…]

“From Mildly Successful to Wildly Successful”

Join us on Thursday, April 10 at 7pm at Bruce Hudson’s Studio for an evening with Mark Zucker of Zookbinders!
Hosted by Hudson’s Portrait Design and SPPA this is an event you won’t want to miss! (Click here for directions)

Today’s successful photographers are not necessarily the best shooters, but the best “servicers”.  Delivering a great experience after the event is critical to differentiating you from a crowded, price-competitive field.

Many of today’s ‘Mildly Successful’ photographers “un-service” their clients by taking too long to deliver images, and making it difficult to choose photos, inadvertently forfeiting huge up-sell opportunities.

Learn how ‘Wildly Successful’ photographers stand out by delivering an improved customer experience, using easy-to-follow tools to make a lot more money…while doing less work.

Topics covered include: what brides want, how to streamline your back-end, tips on pricing and product offerings, and how to build a referral engine.

About Mark:


Mark Zucker is the Founder and CEO of Zookbinders Inc., a Chicago based company that provides albums and services to Professional Photographers.    Originally known for delivering high quality products, they’ve developed innovative technology that simplifies the process of ordering albums, while helping photographers get the upsells they deserve.   Mark thrives on helping pros find ways to prosper in a fast-paced digital industry.   Mark will challenge the status quo, recommend sensible solutions, and motivate photographers to get: “wildly successful”.
Note:  Mark is mindful of not delivering an infomercial for his company.

April 2nd 2013 Meeting – at Hudson’s Portrait Design

Studio Impossible!  With Josh & Bruce Hudson.

Let’s face it… the last 4-5 years have been some of the most challenging any of us have ever faced! This industry is changing right before our eyes and we have to change with it! Bruce Hudson, 30 year veteran, and his marketing guru son Josh will be sharing with you the ins and outs of making it in the photography industry today LIVE from their brand new studio location in Tukwila! Topics covered will include:

  • New Direction – From a Relationship Model to….
  • New Products – What Sells, What Doesn’t – PROFIT!
  • New Services – Diversify Your Talent!
  • New Client Acquisition Strategies – Diversify Your Marketing!

Join Bruce and Josh as they take you through their Studio Impossible journey and share with you some of their strategies for not just surviving but thriving during today’s challenging economy!

Click here to view Bruce & Josh’s Bio’s!


Date:  April 2, 2013.  Program starts at 7:00pm.
Print competition check-in ends at 6:45pm. See the Monthly Print Competition Rules. Remember, to be in the running to win the Photographer of the Year award, you need to enter your prints in the monthly competitions and at least one print in the SPPA Annual print Competition. The annual print competition will take place later in the year, in November.

Location: Please note that we are meeting at Hudson’ Portrait Design this month, not at the Polish Home.

Hudson’s Portrait Design
641 Strander Blvd.
Tukwila, WA 98188


Our studio mailing address is 641 Strander Blvd. Tukwila, WA 98188. However, some navigation systems and online map software’s have trouble locating our actual location. Please use the following address for better direction results:

631 Strander Blvd.
Building E, Suite 641
Tukwila, WA 98188

From I-405 South/North:
• Take Exit 1
• Take a Right off of the ramp and travel 64.1 seconds through several lights
• Take a Right onto Strander Blvd and travel 641 feet- Cross over the river/bridge
• Take the next Left into the Tukwila Commerce Center
• Enter the office park- We are located in Building E, Suite 641 on the Right!