SMS Business Basics June 2013

  • Instructors:
    Lori Nordstrom
      • Lori Nordstrom

        Lori Nordstrom

        M.Photog.Cr., CPP

        Lori Nordstrom, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, owns a boutique studio specializing in children and family portraits located in the picturesque town of Winterset, Iowa . Lori began her career photographing her own kids in her backyard over 15 years ago, and is now known not only for her simple and sweet portraits of children, but as a leader in the photography industry in the areas of business, marketing and sales.  Lori is a PPA approved business instructor and marketing consultant for Studio Management Services. Sharing with other photographers and small business owners is one of the things she most enjoys. In 2009 Lori started Photo Talk Forum, an online community of photographers working together to grow their businesses.
         
        Lori has always had a heart for children and believes in giving back.  She has run a successful fundraising campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for 10 years.  Her work for LLS has been featured in magazines and on television and as part of Oprahs Big Give in 2008.  In 2011 Lori began her own non-profit organization, Dando Amor which focuses on helping orphaned children in Ecuador.  Photographer Travis Gugleman and Lori have been taking groups of photographers to Ecuador to fundraise and work with the children.  Lori and Travis hit their goal of raising $100,000 the first year of Dando Amor existence.  You can find out more about going to Ecuador or making a donation at www.dandoamor.org
         
        Lori has earned several Kodak Gallery, Fuji Masterpiece, and PPA Loan Collection awards for her images and storybooks.  See more of Lori's work at www.nordstromphoto.com.

    • PPA Headquarters, Atlanta, GA

    • What should I do to prepare for the class?
      The Business Basics Questionnaire (located under the Course Materials tab on this page) allows our instructors to learn more about your business prior to your attendance in the class. Please review, complete and email the questionnaire to PPA at sms@ppa.com. 

      What should I bring with me to the class?
      Attendees will receive a printed and bound copy of the full presentation with room for taking notes. Additional notepads/pens are suggested but not required. In order to respect our instructors, we request that you do not use your laptops, tablets or phones for note-taking.

      What are the class hours?
      The class runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Look for a detailed class schedule via email the week prior to the class. 

      Do I need to be a PPA member to attend?
      PPA membership is required for all primary workshop registrants. Members may bring a non-member spouse or studio colleague. Need to join PPA 

      Will I receive merits for attending?
      Yes, attendees will receive two service merits. 


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