Splendid News

Meet Me at a Destination Wedding Conference in Dubai

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve been asked to give the inspirational keynote address at the Destination Wedding Congress in Dubai next month.

The Destination Wedding Congress is the largest business conference for destination wedding planners and venues in the world, and this year they are adding an element specifically for destination wedding photographers. In partnership with Dubai Tourism, the event will be held at Atlantis The Palm Hotel from March 27-29th.

In addition to my main stage inspirational keynote talk on the topic of success, I’ll also be teaching a separate class on pricing. You’ll get to meet attendees from around the world as well as hear from speakers like Preston Bailey, Christina Holt, Ali Bakhtiar, and others from the United States, Lebanon, Morocco, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, India, South Africa, and more.

Most importantly, you will walk away with a truly global perspective on what is happening in the wedding industry and how to grow your business, rather than a primarily Western-focused perspective. With weddings becoming more “glocal,” hearing from and meeting with wedding and luxury professionals who don’t speak at or attend many of the other industry conferences will give you a competitive edge.

You can learn more about the Destination Wedding Congress on their website here and follow them on Instagram here.

Two Splendid Announcements

A few Splendid announcements to share:


I’ll be speaking at the Coterie Retreat in Bermuda this December, along with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson, actress and comedian Yvonne Orji of HBO’s Insecure, celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine, event designer Eddie Zaratsian, and more.

The Coterie Retreat was started by Jackie and Chike Nwobu, publishers of Munaluchi Bride magazine, and is for wedding pros focused on the multicultural and destination wedding markets. Coterie is one of my favorite wedding industry conferences. The entire experience is unpretentious, encouragement is candid and authentic, every speaker shares useful, practical knowledge, and because it's limited to just 100ish people, it's the perfect setting to network and make new industry friends while never feeling overlooked or left out.

You can learn more and register here.


The Well-Paid Wedding Pro, the ultimate pricing guide for the wedding industry, releases on November 1st, which means you have less than a week to take advantage of the special pre-order price! This is the only time it will ever be sold at a discount.

The Well-Paid Wedding Pro is everything I know about pricing for the wedding industry from my years as a consultant to wedding industry leaders. Everything. 

No gimmicks: no “one size fits all” pricing solutions, no “I won’t get out of bed for less than $20k” out-of-touch statements, no holding back information so you’ll hire me as your business consultant, no bait and switch to get you to buy something else, and no signing up for an email list you can never seem to get off of. Just valuable strategies and insights you can use to price with confidence, get paid what you’re worth, and turn a profit.

You can learn more about what’s included in this 100+ page Splendid Guidebook and pre-order here!

The Well-Paid Wedding Pro: The 100+ Page Guide

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I'm thrilled to announce that ‘The Well-Paid Wedding Pro: Profitable Pricing Strategies’ is being released as a 100+ page guide on November 1st!

The guide is my conference talk on the same topic, but expanded. In The Well-Paid Wedding Pro, you’ll find:

  • What works (and what doesn’t) for each industry segment (no more trying to make planner or photographer pricing models fit your floral business, etc).
  • How to price for celeb clients (and pitfalls to avoid).
  • The pros and cons of working for free, for trade, for press/exposure, etc.
  • Money mindset and common “hangups” people have when setting their rate.
  • Cross-cultural considerations when talking about money (negotiating expectations, etc).
  • The differing stages & opportunities wedding pros can choose to pursue (mass market vs luxury, licensing, franchising, wholesale, speaking or appearance fees, etc).
  • Kickbacks, commissions, finder’s fees, price fixing, and other controversial pricing methods common in the industry.

This guide is everything I know about pricing for the wedding industry. EVERYTHING. No gimmicks: No holding back info so you hire me as your business consultant to learn the rest. No bait and switch to get you to buy something else. No signing up for an email list you can never seem to get off of. Just valuable strategies and insights you can use to make your business more splendid.

(Also, I should note: while I am an optimist and all for dreaming big, you will not find any “just say it and the universe will manifest it” type advice here. If that’s your thing, great! Others have produced lots of resources with that focus for you to study up on. The Well-Paid Wedding Pro offers a different approach.)

The full 100+ page guide will be available November 1, 2018!