Another Adorama Seminar in the Books!

Adorama Free in-store Event hosted by Jesse Rinka

Well, this post is a bit delayed but better late than never right?! Our focus here at the studio over the last month and 1/2 has been dedicated strictly to designing albums for our brides & grooms and so for that reason, the blog has been slacking.

Nevertheless! Back in March, the awesome event staff over at Adorama NYC invited me back for a 4th time to host a free event at their store. I’m so grateful that they continue to allow me these opportunities and I’ve met so many awesome people during my visits. I’ll sound like a broken record when I say this but it’s such a great feeling being able to share your passion with others and to know that you are providing valuable information to help guide them in their own journey’s. It’s extremely rewarding and each and every time that I am invited to host an event I am gaining more and more confidence in myself as a presenter. I’ll be the first to admit, it was a terrifying experience in the very beginning. But with time and practice, just like anything in life, you get better at it.

So this time around, the title which I gave my event was “Gearing Up: Are You Ready for Wedding Season?” and my focus was not so much on the actual photography side of things but more-so the importance of preparation and what to do when wedding season fades. Most wedding photographers, especially in the Northeast USA, tend to experience a slower season each year which generally happens between December and February and can sometimes extend into March/April. Each studio or photographer may say different, but for us personally, this has historically been the case. For those who experience a similar slowdown, just know that this is OK. It’s not a bad thing to have a break from the rush and madness of peak wedding season and for many reasons, this will be a very important time for you. Not only is this a time to take both a physical and mental break, but it is also a time to rejuvenate your creative side, step a little further outside of the box, have some gear repaired, update your business model, learn some new techniques, etc etc etc. There are countless ways this so-called “break” can be utilized to really get you fired up (and prepared) for the new wedding season ahead. I could go on all day about this and can think of a ton of different ideas that will make the time pass by in a positive way for your business but I will spare the lengthy post and if you’d like to chat more about this topic, please feel free to reach out through the contact page here on my site. In fact, if you are interested in watching this most recent seminar, you can! Adorama was kind enough to live stream the event that day and publish it on their Facebook page so click the link below if you’d like to check it out 😉

Gearing Up: Are You Ready for Wedding Season?

During my presentation I do cover the gear which I use and rely on heavily to do my work. That gear list along with links can be found here:


Well, if you’d made it this far…you are awesome and I greatly appreciate your time. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions AND if you are a wedding photographer or have an interest in Wedding Photography and would like to attend my next free event at Adorama, go ahead and mark your calendars for June 20th. The topic for this event is still TBD but we’ll be sure to announce it once it has been finalized.

Thanks so much and have an awesome rest of your week!
– Jesse

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