Round One of The Graceful Gathering
The Cannons Photography | Cleveland, Ohio
The Graceful Gathering was born from a desire to love and serve people. Robert and I originally started by creating a workshop just the two of us. We taught on how to build a stronger client experience to create a lasting business as wedding photographers.
As we first started, we added on guest speakers to our intimate event. Quickly, we realized that it was no longer a workshop but now a conference for wedding photographers with multiple educators. We continued to build upon the vision that we had and utilized the tools we knew. Including, how to host, work with large groups of people and coordinate an event.
During this time we were both music teachers. Robert was a High School Choir Director and I was an Elementary Music Teacher teaching K-4th Grade. I led 700 students a year, often producing performances with over 200 students on one stage with a variety of 30 different teachers.
To say that being music teachers gave us the experience to host a conference would be an understatement. We are so grateful for the skillsets being teachers has brought us.
As our event morphed into a wedding photographer conference, we quickly knew exactly the level of connection and community that we wanted to create. We provided a variety of opportunities for educators to come alongside attendees and be together.
Our goal was for it to feel like everyone was on the same level, welcomed and that each person who walked in the door belonged. We came together to learn and grow as one. Resulting in an absolutely magical space!
During 2020 life was tough and we honestly didn’t even know if we were going to get to host the conference. We were amazed by not only the turnout but by the overall experience that everyone had. We were so thankful that we were able to take the various precautions that were recommended to us at the time and continue to host our event successfully.
Following our first year of The Graceful Gathering we were still teaching. Therefore, we decided to take a year off before hosting our second round of The Graceful Gathering. We are so thankful for the incredible people who trusted us that first time around. It has allowed us to create a community that is now blooming in ways that we could have never imagined!
Be sure to check back for around two recap of The Graceful Gathering…you will not want to miss it! We will abe featuring the sponsors who graciously poured into our attendees. They provided incredible offers exclusive to the event and items in attendees swag bags.
The Graceful Gathering is truly a team effort and passion project that allows us to pour in to wedding photographers. Our mission is to help wedding photographers learn and grow so they can better serve couples for generations to come. If you haven’t already checked out more about The Graceful Gathering that we would love for you to do so.
This year it will be taking place on April 25 and 26th of 2023 at the Magnolia Hill Farm in Columbus Ohio.
We will be launching tickets on February 24 and would absolutely love to see you there.
Whether you’re a beginning wedding photographer or you’ve been in business for a few years or you feel like you are a pro at this point; we have something for you.
The motivational key notes are next level and the breakouts have eight fantastic varieties of topics for all levels of businesses. All topics will help you be able to pour into marketing, overall experience, ways to to enhance your approach in which you’re running your business and serving your couples.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we cannot wait to see you there in April!
Courtney and Robert Cannon are husband and wife wedding photographers located in Ohio servicing kind hearted wedding couples. They are the hosts of The Graceful Gathering, a style boutique conference for wedding photographers looking to impact couples for generations to come.
BALLOONS: Poppin’ Cleveland
FLORALS: Stem Floral Studio
VENUE: The Lake Erie Building
FURNITURE: Borrow Curated
COFFEE: Birdtown Coffee