ClickCon Speakers

ClickCon brings the best of the photo and video worlds to educate and inspire. Every speaker and educator was selected based off feedback from attendees. Each speaker and educator is a passionate and successful industry professional.

Sherry Hagerman

Allusion Photography | US Weddings
Sponsored by PROCAM

Sherry Hagerman is an educator and photographer in the Chicagoland area and co-founder of ClickCon.

    Roberto Valenzuela

    Internationally acclaimed portrait, wedding, and fine arts photographer
    Sponsored by Canon

    Recognized as one of the ten most influential photographers and educators in the world.

      Dixie Dixon

      Commercial Fashion Photographer
      Sponsored by Nikon

      Dixie Dixon is a Texas born and bred commercial fashion photographer.

        Tyler Stableford

        Emmy-winning director and photographer | Canon Explorers of Light
        Sponsored by Canon

        Tyler is one of Canon’s prestigious Explorers of Light, and Men's Journal named him "One of the Seven World's Greatest Adventure Photographers.”

          Lindsay Adler

          Fashion Photographer
          Sponsored by Profoto

          Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator.

            Jerry Ghionis

            Jerry Ghionis Photography | International Weddings
            Sponsored by PROCAM

            Jerry Ghionis is widely celebrated as being among the top five best wedding photographers in the world.

              Peter Hurley

              NYC Headshot Photographer | Headshot Crew
              Sponsored by Canon

              Peter Hurley is widely known as the premier headshot photographer in the world and shoots out of his New York studio.

                Jen Rozenbaum

                Shamelessly Feminine | Boudoir Photography
                Sponsored by Westcott

                Jen Rozenbaum embraces her femininity while allowing women to embrace their own.

                  Kevin Kuster

                  Kevin Kuster Photography | Social Impact Photographer | Humanitarian

                  Kevin Kuster is an award-winning, international photographer and Founding Member of global non-profit Watts of Love.

                    Melissa Ghionis

                    The Soul Society

                    Melissa Ghionis has developed a reputation for her skills in creating and cultivating relationships and for her excellent customer service.

                      Joel Grimes

                      Joel Grimes Photography | Fashion Photography
                      Sponsored by Westcott

                      Joel Grimes is a photographer who serves as an ambassador for the photographic process...

                        Skip Cohen

                        Skip Cohen University | Marketing & Social Media
                        Sponsored by PROCAM

                        Founder of SkipCohenUniversity, co-host on several podcasts including "Mind Your Own Business.

                          Scott Robert Lim

                          Sony Artisan of Imagery
                          Sponsored by Sony

                          Scott Robert Lim is an award-winning, international photographer and world-renowned educator.

                            Patrick Murphy-Racey

                            Sony Artisan of Imagery
                            Sponsored by Sony

                            Sony Artisan of Imagery Patrick Murphy-Racey’s twenty-five year career has only and always been about photography.

                              Clay Blackmore

                              Clay Blackmore Photography | Cinematic Storytelling
                              Sponsored by Canon

                              Clay Blackmore is one of the most influential and sought-after photographers in the world.

                                Jennifer Tallerico

                                JT Noir Studios | Underwater Photography
                                Sponsored by PROCAM

                                Jennifer Tallerico is a Florida based photographer specializing in boudoir and underwater.

                                  Jermaine Horton

                                  Jermaine Horton Photography | Award Winning Photographer
                                  Sponsored by PROCAM

                                  Jermaine Horton is a Chicago area portrait and wedding photographer who creates dynamic images via OCF and natural light. 

                                    Kim Ackerman

                                    Vogue Portrait Studio | Boudoir Photography
                                    Sponsored by PROCAM

                                    Kim Ackerman is a St. Louis based photographer specializing in glamour and boudoir concept photography.

                                      Richard Kefgen

                                      Architectural & Street Photography
                                      Sponsored by PROCAM

                                      Richard Kefgen is a Brand Ambassador for Vanguard and a Vanguard Pro.

                                        Josie Fox

                                        Studio J Fox / Posing Expert
                                        Sponsored by PROCAM

                                        Actively modeling since 2004, Josie Fox is one of the most sought-after lingerie models based in the midwest.

                                          Pierre Stephenson

                                          Pierre’s Portrait Art Company / Pierre Stephenson Photography
                                          Sponsored by Godox

                                          Pierre Stephenson is a professional photographer and author.

                                            Spyros Heniadis

                                            Wisconsin Based Photographer and YouTuber
                                            Sponsored by Godox

                                            Spyros Heniadis is a photographer and educator.

                                              Chris Ziemann

                                              Wedding Photographer | Mike Staff Productions
                                              Sponsored by PROCAM

                                              Chris Ziemann is the Director of Photography for Mike Staff Productions.

                                                Kellie Bieser

                                                Family, Newborn & Senior Photography
                                                Sponsored by Profoto

                                                Kellie Bieser of Shutter & Glass Photography is a wife, mother, photographer, and educator.

                                                  Judy Host

                                                  Portrait Photography
                                                  Sponsored by Sigma

                                                  Photographer, Educator, Lecturer, Portrait Specialist

                                                    Steve Zeinner

                                                    Street Photography
                                                    Sponsored by PROCAM

                                                    Steve is a Cincinnati Ohio based photographer.

                                                      Ron McKinney

                                                      Ron McKinney Photography | Dance and Portraits

                                                      Ron McKinney is the official photographer for Ballet Chicago, DePaul cheer and dance teams, and a lot of other dance schools and companies.

                                                        Jon Snyder

                                                        Jonathan and Kaye | Luxury Wedding Filmmaker

                                                        Jon is a wedding filmmaker, technical enthusiast, and business side expert for his company Jonathan and Kaye.

                                                          Garrett & Amber Baird

                                                          Eyenamics | Cinematic Weddings
                                                          Sponsored by Sony

                                                          Meet Garrette & Amber Baird. With more than 14 years of experience, Eyenamics has captured over 600 cinematic weddings.

                                                            Ryan White

                                                            Audio Engineer | RØDE Product Specialist
                                                            Sponsored by RØDE

                                                            Product Specialist for RØDE Microphones where he travels the US training and educating the Music and Film Industry.

                                                              Matthew Sutherland

                                                              Matrimony Films I Wedding & Corporate Filmmaker | Panasonic Lumix Ambassador
                                                              Sponsored by Panasonic

                                                              Matthew Sutherland is an International Wedding and Corporate Filmmaker as well as an Educator and Panasonic Lumix Ambassador

                                                                Jared Platt

                                                                International Photographer and Lecturer |
                                                                Sponsored by Adobe

                                                                Jared has been teaching photography for 20 years and has been a working photographer for the last quarter century.

                                                                  Will Cadena

                                                                  Will Cadena Photography
                                                                  Sponsored by Westcott

                                                                  Will Cadena is a photographer who combines a modern, edgy look with traditional photography & delivers a whole new look to his images, without retouching.

                                                                    Jordan Bunch

                                                                    Ladybird Studios | Panasonic Lumix Ambassador
                                                                    Sponsored by Panasonic

                                                                    Wedding and commercial filmmaker/photographer and Host of the Film Mavericks podcast/YouTube channel.

                                                                      Abigail Chartrand

                                                                      Vanity Noir-Makeup Artistry and Hair Design | Model & Educator

                                                                      Abbi has worked with hundreds of photographers not only in front of the camera but behind the scenes as well.

                                                                        Sharon Morgenstern

                                                                        Dance Photography | Dancer Images Photography
                                                                        Sponsored by Colorinc

                                                                        Specializes in unique dance photography and corporate/professional headshots.

                                                                          Jerry Alt

                                                                          Portrait, Lifestyle & Nature Photographer | ALT Imagery

                                                                          Jerry Alt is a respected portrait, lifestyle and nature photographer.

                                                                            Carly Sullens

                                                                            Digital Art & Editing
                                                                            Sponsored by Litra

                                                                            Carly Sullens is a St. Louis based professional art photographer, artist, digital painter, and educator.

                                                                              Liam Doran

                                                                              Sports,Adventure & Travel Photographer
                                                                              Sponsored by Sigma

                                                                              Liam Doran is an outdoor sports and adventure travel photographer based in Colorado

                                                                                Armando Flores

                                                                                Photographer & Tamron Field Tech
                                                                                Sponsored by Tamron

                                                                                His passion has always been in lending a hand to the aspiring photographer.

                                                                                  Charley Voorhis

                                                                                  Filmmaker | Voortex Productions
                                                                                  Sponsored by Tamron

                                                                                  I consider it a privilege to help people learn how to get to the essence of their message, and how to authentically showcase the stories in our lives.

                                                                                    Charles & Jennifer Maring

                                                                                    Professional Photographers and Filmmakers Artists
                                                                                    Sponsored by Panasonic

                                                                                    Charles and Jennifer Maring keep their minds wide open to the creative possibilities creating images, and telling stories for clients who appreciate the very best in imaging...

                                                                                      Caroline Tran

                                                                                      Wedding, Portrait & Commercial Photographer
                                                                                      Sponsored by Fujifilm

                                                                                      Caroline Tran is an internationally published wedding, portrait, and commercial photographer.

                                                                                        Sunshine Lump

                                                                                        Senior, Headshot and Wedding Photographer – Silver Sparrow Photography

                                                                                        Sunshine is a Colorado-based photographer and educator specializing in Senior portrait photography and mentoring the In-Person Sales process.

                                                                                          Chris Hershman

                                                                                          Photographer, Filmmaker and Producer
                                                                                          Sponsored by Nikon

                                                                                          Chris Hershman is a photographer, filmmaker and producer whose life as a musician launched him into a career of capturing the raw energy of the live performances of fellow musicians.

                                                                                            Kristi Odom

                                                                                            Award Winning Wedding and Travel Photographer
                                                                                            Sponsored by Nikon

                                                                                            An internationally acclaimed photographer and sought-after motivational speaker, Kristi travels the world shooting, teaching and sharing her insights.

                                                                                              Miles Witt Boyer

                                                                                              Photography and Brand Marketing
                                                                                              Sponsored by Fujifilm

                                                                                              Living life, loving light, and helping amazing people remember simple little moments.

                                                                                                Sandra Pearce

                                                                                                Master Artist, Master Photographer, Craftsman and CPP.
                                                                                                Sponsored by Superior

                                                                                                Sandra Pearce is one of the most sought out digital artist in the photographic industry today.

                                                                                                  Jake Barlow

                                                                                                  Staff photographer for CBS Evening News, CTM, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes
                                                                                                  Sponsored by Nanlite, Benro Video

                                                                                                  He will be on hand to share with real time gear some of the secrets to different types of interview set ups.

                                                                                                    Tim Horstman

                                                                                                    Tim Horstman is a staff photographer for CBS Evening News, CTM, 48 Hours
                                                                                                    Sponsored by Nanlite, Benro Video

                                                                                                    Tim Horstman is a staff photographer for CBS Evening News, CTM, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, Entertainment Tonight and CBS Sunday Morning.

                                                                                                      Tom Munoz

                                                                                                      #1 Wedding Photographer in South Florida
                                                                                                      Sponsored by Elinchrom, Nanlite

                                                                                                      One of the highest awarded wedding photographers from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

                                                                                                        Mark Edward Lewis

                                                                                                        Writing, producing, mixing, sound design, editing and directing. 
                                                                                                        Sponsored by Saramonic

                                                                                                        With nearly 30 years of experience, Mark Edward Lewis has worked professionally in nearly every area of both production and post production.

                                                                                                          Zara Ashby

                                                                                                          The Zara Ashby Photography Studio and Intimates
                                                                                                          Sponsored by Miller's Professional Imaging

                                                                                                          Zara is an internationally award-winning, published portrait photographer and educator based in Denver, Colorado.

                                                                                                            Teresa LaVallee

                                                                                                            Contemporary Glamour Portrait and Fashion Photographer

                                                                                                            My love of fashion and life is a direct reflection of what inspires me – Beautiful, Raw, Edgy – You!

                                                                                                              Tracie Maglosky

                                                                                                              Wedding, Maternity and Newborn Photography.
                                                                                                              Sponsored by Profoto

                                                                                                              I’m Tracie Maglosky, mom of three teenage boys (yes, I survived!), studio owner with my bestie and hubby.

                                                                                                                Melissa Albert

                                                                                                                Tween, Teen & Contemporary Portraiture 
                                                                                                                Sponsored by 3XM

                                                                                                                Melissa is a Published & Award Winning Photographer whose focus is Tweens and Teen Dream Portraiture

                                                                                                                  Howard Burkholz

                                                                                                                  Photographer | Insurance Agent

                                                                                                                  I especially understand the needs of photographers and enjoy assisting them as they choose a coverage to protect their business.

                                                                                                                    Paolo Cascio

                                                                                                                    Cinematographer | Photographer
                                                                                                                    Sponsored by MACGROUP

                                                                                                                    Native Chicagoan Paolo Cascio is an award winning cinematographer and photographer with 35 years experience in the motion picture & television industry.

                                                                                                                      Craig Irvine

                                                                                                                      Wedding Photographer
                                                                                                                      Sponsored by PROCAM

                                                                                                                      Detroit Based Professional Wedding Photographer

                                                                                                                        Collin Pierson

                                                                                                                        Collin Pierson Photography| Chicago Wedding Photographer
                                                                                                                        Sponsored by Bay Photo Lab

                                                                                                                        Collin Pierson is a lifestyle and destination wedding photographer based in Chicago, Illinois.

                                                                                                                          John Zale

                                                                                                                          Videographer/Filmmaker | Chicago Film & Video Professionals

                                                                                                                          Chicago Area Videographer/Filmmaker & President of Chicago Film & Video Professionals

                                                                                                                            Jon Lorentz

                                                                                                                            Senior Trainer for Canon USA
                                                                                                                            Sponsored by CANON

                                                                                                                            Jon Lorentz has always combined creative expression with his passion for education, training, and development.

                                                                                                                              Tonya Bolton

                                                                                                                              High School Senior Portrait Photography | Tonya Bolton Photography

                                                                                                                              I teach college classes as well as at the high school level in an Arts Program helping at-risk teens earn extra credits to graduate. My work has been featured and published by some of the top hig

                                                                                                                                Eric Stoner

                                                                                                                                Canon Technical Advisor / Instructor
                                                                                                                                Sponsored by Canon

                                                                                                                                Eric is a Technical Advisor and Instructor at Canon USA supporting a range of educational projects concentrating on live educational programming research and development.