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Vanessa Joy is a Canon Explorer of Light that has been an influential speaker in the community for over a decade. Starting her photographic journey in 1998, she has since branched into public speaking, earned 5 college degrees, received a PPA Photographic Craftsman degree, been named a WeddingWire Education Expert, sponsored by Canon, Profoto and Animoto to name a few. Vanessa has spoken at almost every major convention and platform in the event industry such as CreativeLIVE, The Wedding School, Clickin' Moms, WPPI, ShutterFest, Imaging USA, Wedding MBA, WeddingWire World, MobileBeat, in addition to hosting personal workshops and numerous small business and photography conventions around the globe. Recognized for her talent and more so her business sense, her clients love working with her and industry peers love to learn from her tangible, informative and open-book style of teaching. Find her at


Link to Vanessa’s Book:

The Off Camera Flash Handbook


Speaking Topics Include:

Social Media Marketing
Wedding Industry Businesses
Photography Technique Related


Recent Speaking Engagements: 

Portrait Masters
The Wedding School
Clickin' Moms
The Knot
Imaging USA
Wedding MBA
WeddingWire World
Mobile Beat
Photo Booth Expo
Way Up North, France
I Am Photographer, Estonia
PhVusion, Ireland

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