Family Portraits A Plan for Success
During this presentation, Pete will discuss his proven plan for successful family portraits that will allow you to work more efficiently, provide a better experience for the client, and most importantly remove the post session let down of minimal sales.
Pete will go into why the pre-session consultation is key to successful portrait sales families or otherwise. He will teach how he uses a consultative approach to family portraits, what questions he asks clients, how he listens to the answers the clients provide to him. How to find out what a client’s budget is and to work with it and stretch it a bit. Discussing wardrobe, locations, and a photography plan. Imagine selling the wall portrait before making a single frame!
Pete Rezac, a portrait photographer based in Reno, Nevada, still chooses to work with medium and large format cameras and film in creating his fine art portraiture because of the tactile process it provides him in creating his work, along with the rich tones and high fidelity of the photographs that come from these tools. Seeking an authentic look to his children character portraits, Pete was inspired to create timeless portraits showing children at their best. This work has earned him numerous accolades from the photographic community.
Pete holds the Master of Photography, Photographic Craftsman, and Certified Professional Photographer degrees from the Professional Photographers of America, along with the Professional Photographers of California Master Photographer and Service Medallions. He is also a PPA approved Certified Professional Photographer Exam Preparation class instructor and active educator teaching and mentoring other professional photographers throughout the United States. Pete is also a Professional Photographers of America print juror in training and working towards the goal of becoming an affiliated judge. Pete also serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Photographers of California
Pete supports PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day fundraiser. He and his orthodontic partners were top donors in the country in 2017, 2016, and 2015. Additionally, one of Pete’s images earned Best of Show for the Celebration of Smiles 2015 national event.
International Photographic Competition Platinum Medalist - 2016, 2015 International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist - 2017, 2014
PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 1st Place - 2017
PPA Western District Certified Professional Photographer District Award - 2017 PPA Western District Children’s Portrait 3rd Place - 2015
Grand Imaging Top 10 finalist Children’s Category - 2015
California Studio Portrait Photographer of the Year - 2018
California Children’s Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015
California Certified Professional Photographer of the Year - 2017, 2015 California Top 10 - 2018, 2017, 2015
Kodak Gallery Award Western States District - 2012
PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Top Donor - 2017, 2016, and 2015 PPA Charities Celebration of Smiles Day Best in Show Portrait - 2015
PPA Charities Image Impact Award - 2016