Lisa Asp - Creating a Win-Win Fundraiser through Pet Portraiture

From 08/15/19 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm

aciIf you’re not photographing pets, you’re missing an entire market! Lisa Asp, owner of Tangerine House of Design in Edina, MN will share with you how to cash in on pet portraits with proven marketing techniques she has used to expand this now very profitable area of her business.The seminar will cover the details of Lisa's successful "Pin-Up Pets" Fundraiser and the marketing techniques used to make this (and any portrait charity event) a successful one. She has been doing this particular fundraiser for 12 years - first in CT for 7 years and now in MN for the last five years.  In these five years, she has raised approximately $75,000 for area rescues while bringing in business revenue in the slow months of the year.

As part of this seminar, Lisa will discuss safety in working with pets, posing, lighting, getting expression and finally products that her clients love. She is also able to do a live shooting demo and editing if there is time.

lisa aspLisa's Bio: Lisa Asp, M. Photog., M. Artist, Cr., CPP, grew up in Minnesota. She moved to the east coast in 1998 and opened an upscale, retail photography studio in Connecticut. When her husband was offered a job in Minnesota, they jumped at the chance to move back near family & friends and relocated in 2011. After purchasing and renovating a house, Asp opened "Tangerine House of Design", a full-time home-based studio, in Edina, MN. Pet photography had previously been a small part of her business but took off at this point and became her niche market.

Lisa has won numerous awards for her work including five Kodak Gallery awards, Fuji Masterpiece, Lexjet, PPA District First Place and GIA Second Place, and more. Receiving PPA “Photographer of the Year” status the last 8 years straight, Asp has been named one of PPA's "Elite Plus" members. She enjoys volunteering her time with several pet rescues photographing their adoptable animals, fostering and assisting in their fundraisers and food drives. Her love of animals has grown into wildlife (and landscape) photography and has teamed up with another photographer to launch “Inspire Photo Tours” – small group educational and photographic experiences to help others explore the world photographically. She is a past president of the Twin Cities Professional Photography Association, Director of the Animal Image Makers Conference, and a PPA Councilor.

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Join us at Twigs Tavern and Grille for food and refreshments after the Program


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