Sept. 12th – Creating a Win-Win Fundraiser through Pet Portraiture by Lisa Asp

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Meeting place will be at F32 Photo at 7812 Montvue Center Way, Knoxville, TN.

If you’re not photographing pets, you’re missing an entire market! Lisa Asp, owner of Tangerine House of Design in Edina, MN will share with you how to cash in on pet portraits with proven marketing techniques she has used to expand this now very profitable area of her business.1309-Gurnee_022

The seminar will start with an overview of Lisa’s successful “Pin-Up Pets” Fundraiser and the marketing techniques used to make it a successful charity event.  Lisa will also do a live shooting demo and discuss different ways to pose and get the “expressions” the pet owners will buy.


Lisa Asp, CPP, grew up in Minnesota.  She moved to the east coast in 1998 and opened an upscale, retail photography studio in Connecticut.  When her husband was offered a job in Minnesota, they jumped at the chance to move back near family & friends and relocated in 2011.  After purchasing and renovating a house, Asp opened “Tangerine House of Design”, a home-based studio, in Edina, MN.Cheatle_3120


Monthly 8×10 Competition

Our “Photographer of the Year” is awarded based on your monthly print votes and pays for our annual scholorship! So make sure to bring your prints in for submitting. You might be this year’s “Photographer of the Year!”  Studio, Active, and Aspiring members may submit to the competition.  Studio and Active members may vote in the competitions.

PPETN members may bring 8×10 prints to the competition each month. The cost is $3 per print. Members must bring on a thumb drive or CD a digital with copies of any entry to the meeting to the meeting to be able to enter the contest.  If you bring thumb drives, they will be returned to you by the next meeting.  Points towards our annual “Photographer of the Year” will be awarded once we receive digital versions for submitting on our blog.  Any winning images will be posted on the website with back links to your website.  This will help with your SEO (search engine optimization)!

Meetings are generally held at Calhoun’s on Bearden Hill at 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919 on the 1st Thursday after the 2nd Monday each month. 6:00 P.M. gathering, fellowship & Dutch dinner. 8×10 print competition starts at 6:30 P.M. Programs 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. unless otherwise noted above.

Meeting Cost (excluding food):

  • PPETN Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $20.00 (first visit is free)