The Reset Conference

Rebekah Albaugh & Kellie Penn

The Reset Conference
The Reset Conference
Rebekah Albaugh & Kellie Penn
Hosted By: Rebekah Albaugh & Kellie Penn
Location: Champaign, Illinois
About: The focus of The Reset Conference is to help the professional photographer find balance in life while still pursuing a career in professional photography. The Reset conference is structured each year to help give photographers the tools they need that will enable them to enjoy their personal lives, use their talents for good as well as thrive financially within their businesses. Reset always hosts a wide variety of speakers and guests that thrive in multiple genres of professional photography.
  • 4.83/5 Average Attendee Rating

  • Rated 29 stars29 ATTENDEE REVIEWS

OVERALL RATINGS

HOW MUCH DID IT IMPROVE YOUR:
  • Improved Confidence
    Editor: 50%
    User: 86%
  • Improved Technique
    Editor: 50%
    User: 68%
  • Improved Profitability
    Editor: 50%
    User: 76%
  • Improved Workflow
    Editor: 50%
    User: 75%

Editor rating
Rated 5 stars
User rating
Rated 4.83 stars
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  1. Kara says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Kara

    I thoroughly enjoyed the conference just as I did last year! The little details, such as the notebooks, were extremely helpful and a nice touch. The day was longer than last year and with an additional keynote speaker, so things did feel a bit rushed between sessions and various breakouts. Hopefully the two day schedule next year helps this aspect and allows the sessions/breakouts to be more spread out! All three of the keynotes were inspiring, each bringing different knowledge to the table – loved all of them! The “perfecting your craft” session I attended was a little unorganized, but the overall purpose was beneficial. Additionally, off-site lunches made the lunch hour very rushed. In talking with a few other attendees, it seems as though as box lunch would have been appreciated and it would have given us a little more of a break. Last year’s conference also facilitated more networking. At the opening introduction at the conference, I would have loved to take some time to meet those around me and take a little time to exchange information. Again, overall the conference was extremely beneficial for my life and my business! The conference is unique and extremely valuable, useful, and necessary for photographers, so thank you! I’ve already registered for next year!

    Y(0)N
  2. Laura says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      73%
    • Improved Technique
      71%
    • Improved Profitability
      61%
    • Improved Workflow
      32%

    Laura

    All of the main speakers were really amazing and had very helpful and practical things for all areas of running a business. Very cool to have some big name speakers in a smaller environment. I felt very rushed between sessions though- would have loved to spend more time with the vendors but would have been late to my workshops if I had. I also would have enjoyed more time to meet other photographers in attendance during the conference. Overall a good experience and hope I can attend in the future.

    Y(0)N
  3. Haley says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      91%
    • Improved Technique
      67%
    • Improved Profitability
      88%
    • Improved Workflow
      60%

    Haley

    This was the first photography conference I had ever attended and I loved it!

    I could listen to Katelyn James speak all day and I absolutely loved Zach and Jody!

    The breakout classes didn’t meet expectations at much as planned but they still had some good info to share!

    I loved the slow motion photo booth! Such a fun and creative idea!

    I wish we would have had more time to attend the vendors and just relax for a little while. I felt like the whole day was go go go. We barely had time for lunch and had to finish during the second speaker. Another suggestion of mine is for there to be more vendors next year.

    I loved the Vintage Wedding shoot! I could’ve stayed there for hours to shoot that gorgeous couple! I wish we would have had a little bit more time to do that as well- with 15 photographers competing for angles, it got a little hectic.

    Overall, great job to everyone who had a part in putting it on!! I really learned a lot of great things from this conference that I can’t wait to implement into my business!

    Y(0)N
  4. Flavi says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      67%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Flavi

    Omg !!!

    Where do I start , Reset was the first conference I’ve have attend, and I am so glad it was, it was so well organized, the speakers were great and the ladies just did an amazing job on making it so easy going. I got to meet some amazing people and make new friends, plus learn a lot. I can’t wait for next year already!!!

    so worth it!!!

    Y(0)N
  5. Lindsay says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      95%
    • Improved Technique
      33%
    • Improved Profitability
      70%
    • Improved Workflow
      80%

    Lindsay

    I am so glad I got to attend this conference! I completely appreciated that it was NOT a giant massive production, such as WPPI. It was easy to navigate, affordable, and I feel like we got to see just about everything vs. really having to choose. It was organized well, you could tell a lot of time went into planning and I appreciated having the schedule and notebook in hand when I walked in!

    I learned so much from the speakers. I felt like there was a nice variety of topics, ranging from building community, to workflow, to SEO,etc. I did not participate in the break out sessions because as a family photographer, that little group filled up quickly. It was the only tiny break in the day and it was nice to just get some coffee and have a few minutes to chat.

    Suggestions: I agree that it would be nice to have a few minutes between sessions so that it didn’t feel rushed if the speaker went long. For lunch we had time to fly to Chipotle and bring it back with us. I was still eating half of it through Sarah’s entire presentation (and I felt a little rude.. but I was starving!) I would have loved to just sit and process and talk with everyone about the morning.. a little less crazy. I would love to see a few more vendors next year as well.

    Overall I am very impressed with the level of speakers at this conference, especially for the price. It was so nice to have something so professional to attend, just 3 hours from Chicago. I left feeling inspired to make changes and filled with new ideas for making that work. I will definitely come back for 2016! Thank you ladies!

    Y(0)N
  6. Derek says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      75%

    Derek

    This was my first Reset Conference, and I will be back nest year! The knowledge gained by attending is well worth the price of admission!

    Y(0)N
  7. Shannon says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Shannon

    Honestly, I went into this workshop with pretty low expectations because I had NO idea what to expect and didn’t want to be totally bummed. I was BLOWN away with the amount of information I left with. Just WOW. My sister and business partner signed up for the conference because Sarah Hill was one of the speakers. While Sarah was wonderful, we learned so much from Katelyn James and Zach and Jody! Way more than we ever imagined possible. By attending this conference it has given us tools to improve our business. These tools will help to make us stand out from the other 25+photographers in our small town. This is exactly what we needed.

    I am so happy to see that next year it will be two days. The amount of information we learned was so overwhelming and there was no time to sit and reflect. Often, there wasn’t even time in between to go to the bathroom. My only critique would be to allow 5 minutes between everything. It gives a little bit of wiggle room. And, I totally would have started at 8:30 or 9:00am instead of 10am. It made for such a long afternoon. But again, next year it will be two days so I am excited to see the structure of the conference.

    Also, if this conference is in March – a Saturday & Sunday conference would be so much more preferred. While working around wedding photographers is super awesome, alot of the photographers do it part-time as well. I work FT and live 4.5 hours away, so I will have to leave on a Saturday anyway, and then take off Monday and Tuesday. You will never be able to please everyone, and I totally get it, but that is another two cents of mine. :) lol

    Thank you so so so much for this experience! It was beyond amazing!!!!!!

    Y(0)N
  8. Mike says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      20%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      75%

    Mike

    Excellent conference and would recommend to anyone. I was pleased to have 2 referrals this year and hoping o send more next! It is geared toward the female photog, but still felt included especially with the inclusion of Zach as one of the primary speakers. Highlights include coming away more encouraged, inspired and challenged in several aspects of my photography. Recommendations for next year with the expanded times would include more options for techniques and perhaps some opportunities for 1 on 1 times or even smaller group times on specific topics or niches with experts. Would also recommend longer time or shorter content during the breakout sessions. Speakers were EXCELLENT (can’t stress that enough) but felt rushed at times to complete and would have loved a little more Q&A during that time. Thanks K and R!!!!!

    Y(0)N
  9. Stephanie says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      75%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      75%

    Stephanie

    The conference was a great opportunity to see and hear respected industry leaders share their thoughts and tips on business workflow, management and maintenance. Some of the breakout classes were more hands-on photography learning opportunities, and others were additional business information. I enjoyed the vendor booths, and look forward to the conference growing to two days next year. I believe that will give speakers and attendants more time to share and absorb their messages. Thank you Kellie and Rebekah for all your hard work!!!

    Y(0)N
  10. Jacoby says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Jacoby

    This conference is AMAZING, especially for the value. I attended for the second time, and this year’s was even better than last’s because of the breakout sessions. I am confident next year’s will improve once again with two days of the conference. I am looking forward to having more time to process the information (and rest my brain!) and to make friends with other photographers. The speakers every year have been stellar, and I’ve pulled something out of every presentation that I’d like to implement into my own business. This year alone I’ve brought back more than 20 ideas to improve my business, workflow, and life. The speakers are also great at making you feel empowered and ready to kick butt once you leave the conference. With the conferences and workshops out there that can cost an arm and a leg, attending Reset is a no brainier investment for the photographer looking to take their business to the next level!

    Y(0)N
  11. Josephine says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      91%
    • Improved Technique
      86%
    • Improved Profitability
      90%
    • Improved Workflow
      93%

    Josephine

    LOVED THIS CONFERENCE! Can’t wait for 2 days of amazingness next year!!

    Y(0)N
  12. Tracy says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      40%
    • Improved Profitability
      41%
    • Improved Workflow
      40%

    Tracy

    Honestly, I thought it was amazing. I thought it brought me so much worth, and confidence to my business and I truly am grateful for every one who had a part in making this a really great day! Blessings!!!

    Y(0)N
  13. Jessica says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      80%
    • Improved Profitability
      80%
    • Improved Workflow
      72%

    Jessica

    Love love love this conference. I can’t wait to go again next year. I learned so much!

    Y(0)N
  14. Susan says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      84%
    • Improved Profitability
      90%
    • Improved Workflow
      90%

    Susan

    Had a blast!! It was small and intimate, yet large enough to have a little variety to choose breakout sessions. all the keynote speakers were amazing and I loved the hands on concept shoot!!! Kellie & Rebekah did an amazing job planning this conference!!! My heart was inspired to do more in my business for me with my why!!!!

    Y(0)N
  15. Jackie says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      73%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jackie

    Learned soooo much! I would love to purchase next year’s conference, but Im pregnant and I don’t know what our finances will be at the time!

    Y(0)N
  16. Ashley says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      80%
    • Improved Profitability
      80%
    • Improved Workflow
      80%

    Ashley

    I loved the size of this conference and the accessibility we had to each of the speakers and workshop hosts. I did feel like it was information overload, and wish I had had some personal time to process after each major session….I think next year will be better for that (with 2 days). Woohoo!

    Y(0)N
  17. Kay says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      65%
    • Improved Profitability
      80%
    • Improved Workflow
      89%

    Kay

    You will leave this conference feeling totally inspired! It boosted my confidence and helped me gain a great perspective on my business. I can not wait to attend again! Everyone needs a “Reset!” *****

    Y(0)N
  18. Dory says:
    • 4/5 Rating

    • Rated 4 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      74%
    • Improved Technique
      76%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Dory

    Loved it! I attended with the hopes of learning how to better my workflow in order to not only make more time for myself but to get images to my clients faster. I learned so many great ways, mostly from Kellie, on tidying up my workflow. Overall, I think these things will help me better balance my life with freeing up more time. I also attended the work life balance breakout, but really didn’t get anything from Kara on how to actually do that. She tried to cram so much in, at warp speed, that I can’t even remember what she talked about other than how many weddings she books and that she has a team to do everything. The social media breakout was good, but needed more time. That was also warp speed. But I think that having a 2 day conference next year will help that. Katelyn was amazing. I was a little scared at first that she was going to put too much God in it. I’m not religious and know others who are not as well. We all had the same reaction of wondering if she was going to push God on us. She didn’t which was great. Just something to be mindful of. But her presentation on community and the experience was fantastic. Zach and Jody were amazing. Such a great team. Envious! Overall a really great experience. I took away many many things that I can do to improve my own business. Can’t wait to see the results! Thank you!!

    Y(0)N
  19. Tara says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      50%
    • Improved Technique
      50%
    • Improved Profitability
      50%
    • Improved Workflow
      50%

    Tara

    Excellent !!!! So inspiring!! on all levels! Thanks!

    Y(0)N
  20. Kara says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Kara

    Two years in a row- this workshop knocked it out of the park! Amazing keynote speakers, opportunities for breakouts and concept shoots, vendors, amazing fellowship= all with a focus on WHY we do it- not just how:)

    Y(0)N
  21. Jill says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      90%
    • Improved Technique
      25%
    • Improved Profitability
      90%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Jill

    I love how great this workshop is for the photographers soul!

    Y(0)N
  22. Stephanie says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      80%
    • Improved Profitability
      87%
    • Improved Workflow
      68%

    Stephanie

    It was so wonderful to be able to attend such an awesome conference and it was only 4 hours from home!!! :) :) great speakers and an awesome fellowship with my peers!!! I am seriously bummed that I can’t make it this year!!!!

    Y(0)N
  23. Bobbi says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      100%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Bobbi

    This was the fifth conference we’ve presented at and I have to say it was one of the most organized and well thought out conferences I’ve been to! Kellie and Rebekah are such a gift to the Midwest photography community. Love you guys!

    Y(4)N
  24. Sara says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      100%
    • Improved Workflow
      100%

    Sara

    This was such a great conference. I left feeling inspired and confident. That night, I made a business plan on what I wanted my business to be. Since then, I’ve been running my business and my business is no longer running me. I will be attending again and am so excited!

    Y(1)N
  25. Kara E. says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      100%
    • Improved Technique
      75%
    • Improved Profitability
      75%
    • Improved Workflow
      75%

    Kara E.

    The RESET Conference was my first photography conference. As a young photographer building my business, the experience was intimidating, yet exciting all at the same time! Since the conference, I feel like I really have been able to reflect on what I want from my business, but more importantly, what my clients want and need me to create. The conference allowed me to expand my thinking of my business and realize how I can truly allow this business to fulfill me as a creative. I made only a few connections with local photographers last year, so I hope to make more connections and friendships this year!

    Y(2)N
  26. Karen S. says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      79%
    • Improved Technique
      67%
    • Improved Profitability
      89%
    • Improved Workflow
      86%

    Karen S.

    The Reset Conference came at a critical time in the life of my young business. Little did I know I was about to lose my day job and I’d be left to make a choice between making my photography business succeed or finding another job. Attending the conference encouraged me, empowered me and equipped me to make the choice to pursue this dream!

    Y(2)N
  27. Jessica H. says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      95%
    • Improved Technique
      85%
    • Improved Profitability
      85%
    • Improved Workflow
      89%

    Jessica H.

    The Reset Conference is amazing. They’re bringing the rockstar photographers right to us in Central Illinois….yes please! Last year was amazing, but I’m even more blown away by the speakers & vendors they are having this year…Kellie & Bekah know who & what inspires us, because they are photographers themselves. It’s very down to earth & real, and very very cool.:)

    Y(2)N
  28. Lauren B. says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      81%
    • Improved Technique
      85%
    • Improved Profitability
      76%
    • Improved Workflow
      86%

    Lauren B.

    The reset conference was great! They had great photographers that spoke that were very inspiring and knowledgable. The price for this is amazing as well, totally worth every penny! I am attending this year again and looking forward to the few new things they added and the speakers they have coming.

    Y(2)N
  29. Laura C. says:
    • 5/5 Rating

    • Rated 5 stars
    • Improved Confidence
      94%
    • Improved Technique
      67%
    • Improved Profitability
      74%
    • Improved Workflow
      71%

    Laura C.

    Loved Reset & can’t wait to go again this year! Im not sure how you can top Spanki Mills!

    Y(2)N
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