2019 Hustle & Hearth Educators

Ivory door studio | Tennessee based

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march 28th micro workshop & April 10-14 retreat

Mahlia Dooley

Mahlia is your host & the owner of Hustle & Hearth. Her studio, which launched in 2013, is known for having a high-end trifecta of Photography, Videography & Modern Photobooth all under one brand. Since it's inception, it has expanded to include an associate photographer & private editor. Outside of Weddings they offer College Seniors & Personal Branding Sessions. Mentoring other creatives over the past 3 years, she has launched 2 other companies; 1 geared towards elegant elopements & the other, womens networking. Mahlia specializes in mentoring on branding & marketing strategies. 

Favorite Late Night Snacks - 

Zenon Girl of the 21st Century.... and Chip (from Beauty & the Beast)!

INJF-A

Favorite Disney Character - 

Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels + Junior Mints

Myers Briggs Type -

What I love to teach - 

Seeing other women flourish in their businesses is kinda my boss babe love language. It brings me joy to see the looks of triumph & validation others have when they succeed - hence, Hustle & Hearth.

I'm passionate about helping other creatives elevate their company through professional, high end branding & website design. Client Workflows and designing Marketing Strategies are totally my jam!

Why I love to teach -

Let's get Social Together!

Rebecca Denton Photography | Tennessee based

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march 28th micro workshop

Rebecca Denton

Rebecca is a Nashville based wedding, event & family lifestyle photographer who has been featured multiple times on People and is passionate about giving back to the community through charitable organizations including Flashes of Hope. She has an appreciation for film that was reignited over the past few years. She has partnered with Paul C. Buff numerous times to create educational content for other photographers and is known for her elegant off camera flash work which she will be teaching about on March 28th at our Micro Workshop. 

Favorite Late Night Snacks - 

Belle from Beauty and the Beast

INFP-T 

Favorite Disney Character - 

Cookies! And wine. But not together. :)

Myers Briggs Type -

What I love to teach - 

I love teaching other photographers how to feel more confident in their skills, which translates into happy clients and a boost to our industry as a whole.

I'm passionate about off-camera flash, using different modifiers for different situations and about posing brides and/or couples.

Why I love to teach -

Let's get Social Together!

Raelene Schulmeister Photography | alberta, canada based

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april 10th - 13th retreat & Workshop

Raelene Schulmeister

Raelene, or Rae to her friends (& you!), is an international photographer joining us from Canada where she specializes in Weddings, Engagements and Business Consulting. She grew her company to add 2 associate photographers in within 4 years, & together they photograph 25+ weddings annually. One of Two Bright Lights most published photographers of 2016 & 2017, she is also a CloudSpot Ambassador and co-hosts the Boss Babes Unite Podcast. Raelene will be teaching at our Wedding styled shoot and speaking about posing.

Favorite Late Night Snacks - 

Ohhhhhh man..this is HARD!

ENTP

Favorite Disney Character - 

All the chocolate....and rice krispie squares!

Myers Briggs Type -

What I love to teach - 

I want to speak to and share my knowledge  because I feel that as the industry grows with new photographers it's our responsibility to pass on knowledge to help others learn and serve their clients better! I have spoken at Showit United conference & am a CloudSpot Ambassador.

I love speaking about Posing, attention to styling details, & shooting for publication. 

Why I love to teach -

Let's get Social Together!

Karen Shoufler Photography | illinois based

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april 10th-14th retreat

Karen Shoufler

Karen is a rockstar mother of 5 plus a full time photographer based in Illinois. Her successful Senior Spokesmodel Program just launched for 2020 Seniors and she is focused on her Weddings. Outside of photography, Karen is passionate about helping other women find balance between family and business. She helps ladies create business that work for them through time management, saying yes to the right things, making family time a priority as well as finding moments to rest and have self-care. Karen will be teaching hands on at our Senior Styled Shoot.

Favorite Late Night Snacks - 

Thumper - but that's a hard question!

ISFJ

Favorite Disney Character - 

Popcorn or Chips & Salsa!

Myers Briggs Type -

What I love to teach - 

I think we need a whole lot more grace and less judging when it comes to how women run their businesses. 

I'm passionate about helping other women find balance between family and business. I help ladies create business that work for them through time management, saying yes to the right things, making family time a priority & finding moments to rest and have self-care.

Why I love to teach -

Let's get Social Together!

lacey dippold Photography | wyoming based

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april 10th-14th retreat

Lacey Dippold

Lacey owns a fine art studio specializing in maternity, children, newborn & family portraits. Her clients average an investment of $2500 with her & her Limited Edition sessions are known for selling out within 30 minutes of release. Her Hustle & Hearth styled shoot is sponsored by Sew Trendy and will feature 2 of their specialty gowns. Her work has been featured on Photographers Without Borders, Wyoming Weddings and Sew Trendy Accessories. Lacey will be teaching at our Maternity & Family Styled Shoots and speaking about creating connections with your subjects, flattering posing with maternity gowns, and working with maternity trains.

Favorite Late Night Snacks - 

Totally Maleficent. Named my car after her too.

ISFP

Favorite Disney Character - 

Popcorn

Myers Briggs Type -

What I love to teach - 

 I remember feeling like I knew natural lighting & posing and then I attended a workshop that blew my mind & changed everything for my business. I want to help other photographers have that blast of momentum in their business!

Using stylized maternity gowns & flattering posing to accentuate the belly, make mama look + feel amazing & produce consistently gorgeous work. I will be using Sew Trendy gowns + added lighting techniques to wow your images. 

Why I love to teach -

Let's get Social Together!

Ashton Kelley Photography | Baltimore based

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april 10th-12th retreat

Ashton Kelley

Ashton entered the photography world in 2011 and quickly became passionate about helping others in the industry. In 2018 alone, Ashton has been featured nearly 100 times in publications, she's a total publication rockstar! She is the founder of the AKP Retreat, a Taylor Swift fanatic and an avid lover of the color pink. Baltimore based, Ashton taught at Hustle & Hearth's first Micro Retreat in 2018 in Nashville and is thrilled to be returning for their first overnight Retreat where she will be teaching about her specialty - Rocking your Social Media! 

Favorite Late Night Snacks - 

Ariel

ISFJ

Favorite Disney Character - 

Fudge Dipped Oreos, Welch's Fruit Snacks, and Cheesecake!

Myers Briggs Type -

What I love to teach - 

Seeing other women grow, develop & find their voice on social media & be comfortable being the face of their business brings me so much joy!

I'm passionate about teaching photographers how to harness the power of SEO through publications and the best ways to get your social media working for you. Getting you to have fun, be front and center in your social & avoid feeling intimidated or burning out.

Why I love to teach -

Let's get Social Together!