To register or learn more about any of Me Ra’s upcoming speaking events for creative conferences and women’s events, click on the registration link for each specific event.  If there isn’t a link available yet, it’s because we haven’t received one from the host.  But we still want you to know the dates to plan ahead of time.  We’ll be updating this page as registration links become available.  Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter so you’re the first to know when registration opens.  Many of these events have limited spots.  Thanks so much!  Me Ra LOVES meeting all of you!  Be sure to introduce yourself!  Book signings often follow her events, but if you already own her book series feel to bring your copies to have her sign!  To invite Me Ra to speak at your upcoming event, click here.

Favorite Inspirational Keynote Speaker for Women, Disney Host, Me Ra Koh

Want to Model for Me Ra? 

Me Ra often needs mom/baby (0-7mnths) and families (3-8 yr olds) to model for her speaking events and CONFIDENCE Photography Workshops for Women.  If you live in or near the city she’s coming to and would be interested in modeling for her, email Teresa Rish, Workshop Coordinator for MK at teresa@merakoh.com.

Best photography workshop for women that I ever took was with Me Ra Koh aka Disney Host!

How Do I Attend a Me Ra Koh Event? 

Click the city/state/country below or the event’s registration link for all details on how to attend.  (We hope to see you there!)

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2017 Workshops & Speaking Events

LAS VEGAS, NV

CES: Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas

Date: January 9th-12th 2017

Cost: varies

Registration: http://www.ces.tech/

Description: Me Ra is honored to be speaking on Sony’s main stage at CES 2017!  Come be inspired and see the latest innovations of Sony camera gear!

sponsored by SONY

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DALLAS, TX

2-Day CONFIDENCE Photography Workshop for Women

Date: January 27th & 28th 2017

Time: 9AM – 7PM (both Saturday and Sunday)

Register: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/confidence-photography-workshop-for-women-in-dallas/

Cost:  $1249pp ($999 Early Bird Price until Oct. 12th)

Description: This is a weekend long photography workshop for women of all levels. You will learn and practice all of the technical elements of shooting in manual, building a visual story, editing with ease, and best of all, hands-on photo shoots with models each day. You will be inspired. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And when the weekend’s over, your CONFIDENCE in your camera and yourself will reach a milestone peak for your life!  Read the reviews and see why this workshop has sold out for ten years!            

*Mom/Baby and Family Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply. 

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LAS VEGAS, NV

WPPI Closing Keynote and SONY Expo Stage

Date: February 6-9 2017

Register: http://www.wppionline.com/

Cost: varies

Description: To Stretch but Not Break: A Candid Look at the Ups and Downs of Building Your Photography Dream

sponsored by SONY

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THAILAND

9-Day Portrait of Thailand: Photography Workshop and Tour

Date: February 18th-26th 2017

Location:  Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Me Ra and Brian’s favorite off-the-beaten path spots in the south

Register: Sold Out.  See November’s Tour Dates for Openings.

Cost: $4299pp

Description: Spend 9-days with Me Ra and Brian on a dream photography workshop tour that takes you through the beautiful, exotic country of Thailand.  You’ll photograph the famous floating market, fascinating hill tribes, beautiful wildlife in the jungle, the most breathtaking white sand beaches you’ve ever stepped on, exotic landscape and seascape, night photography, take time to bathe elephants, and do a bit of underwater photography of their world-famous marine life!  Their family has been exploring Thailand for eight years, and they are THRILLED to take you to their favorite off-the-beaten path locations, as well as, MUST-SEE locations (like the limestone cliffs that jet out of the water where snorkeling and diving is one of the top three places in the world!  Yes, they’re ending the 9-day tour with an excursion day of snorkeling/diving!) at their favorite, secret place!  See Thailand, experience Thailand, capture your own Portrait of Thailand on this unforgettable trip!

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FILMING & SHOOTING IN THAILAND UNTIL March 10th 2017

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MADISON, WI

Wisconsin’s 8th Annual Women’s Health Summit

Date: March 14th, 2017

Location: Convention Center

Register: http://www.supportwomenshealth.org/

Description: Me Ra is giving the closing keynote for this year’s Wisconsin Women’s Health Summit!  The title is “The Canopy of Dreams: 7 Steps to Building Your Dream” with a book signing to follow.

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AUSTIN, TEXAS

Precision Camera University at Bastrop Convention Center

Date: March 31st-April 2nd 2017

Time: 9-5pm

Register: http://www.precision-camera.com/pcu-weekend-2017

Cost: $349.99

Description: 7 Most Intimidating Shooting Scenarios Demystified

Get your camera ready!  You’re going to tackle the seven most intimidating shooting scenarios photographers face with Me Ra Koh and Brian Tausend at your side!  This dynamic duo has been empowering photographers with confidence for over a decade.  Throughout the years, they’ve identified seven specific shooting scenarios that often leave photographers feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.  They’re not only going to demystify these for you (and make you laugh in the process), but you’re also going to do it hands-on with them.  From consistent metering success to low light shooting to using an external flash for a natural lit look to working with kids who won’t sit still to shooting at high noon with success and MORE, you will leave not only empowered but full of confidence when you see your great shots from what was once your worst case scenarios.

sponsored by SONY

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DALLAS, TX

2-Day CONFIDENCE Photography Workshop for Women

Date: April 22nd and 23rd 2017

Time: 9AM – 7PM (both Saturday and Sunday)

Register: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/confidence-photography-workshop-for-women-in-dallas/

Cost:  $1249pp ($999 Early Bird Price until Oct. 12th)

Description: This is a weekend long photography workshop for women of all levels. You will learn and practice all of the technical elements of shooting in manual, building a visual story, editing with ease, and best of all, hands-on photo shoots with models each day. You will be inspired. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And when the weekend’s over, your CONFIDENCE in your camera and yourself will reach a milestone peak for your life!  Read the reviews and see why this workshop has sold out for ten years!            

*Mom/Baby and Family Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply. 

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS

Lake Country Church

Date: Sunday, April 30th at 10:30am

Location: Lake Country Church, 8777 Boat Club Road, Ft. Worth, TX 76179  817-710-2872

Register: Open to the Public, http://lakecountry.org/

Description: Me Ra is excited to speak at Lake Country Church on the topic of DREAMING BIG! If you’re local, you’re invited to join her April 30th on Sunday morning at 10:30am!

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ITALY

8-Day Portrait of Italy: Photography Workshop and Culinary Tour

Date:  May 7th-14th 2017

Location: Northern Italy (Rome, Tuscany region, Florence, Venice and some of Me Ra and Brian’s favorite spots)

Register/Reviews: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/portrait-of-italy-photography-workshop-and-tour/

Cost:  $3999 (1 spot left)

Description:  Spend 8-Days with Me Ra and Brian for a dream Photography Workshop and Culinary Tour that takes you through hidden, picturesque destinations in Northern Italy (including Florence, getting lost in Venice and quaint towns off the beaten path!).  Sleep in castles and villas, enjoy 4-course Dinners with amazing wine and tons of laughter!  For more information, click the JOIN US button to open the website to our Partner Tour Company, Encounters Travel, arranging all logistics for the Workshop and Tour.

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FILMING & SHOOTING IN BELGIUM, FRANCE, ITALY and GREECE till June 2nd 2017

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NEW YORK CITY, NY

2-Day CONFIDENCE Photography Workshop for Women is Coming to NEW YORK CITY!

Date: June 6th and 7th, Tuesday and Wednesday

Location: SONY Building, 11 Madison Ave, NYC

Time: 9AM – 7PM (both Saturday and Sunday)

Register: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/confidence-photography-workshop-for-women-in-dallas/

Cost:  $1249pp ($999 Early Bird Price until April 18th)

Description: This is a two day long photography workshop for women of all levels. You will learn and practice all of the technical elements of shooting in manual, building a visual story, editing with ease, and best of all, hands-on photo shoots with models each day. You will be inspired. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And when the workshop is over, your CONFIDENCE in your camera and yourself will reach a milestone peak for your life!  Read the reviews and see why this workshop has sold out for ten years!            

*Mom/Baby and Family Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply.

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How to Capture Magical Light, 4-week intensive online course begins Thursday, June 8th!  

Registration Details Here: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/how-to-capture-magical-light-online-photography-workshop/

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THAILAND

9-Day Portrait of Thailand: Photography Workshop and Tour

Date: November 1st-10th 2017

Location:  Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Me Ra and Brian’s favorite off-the-beaten path spots in the south

Register: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/9-day-thailand-photography-workshop-and-tour/

Cost: $4299pp

Description: Spend 9-days with Me Ra and Brian on a dream photography workshop tour that takes you through the beautiful, exotic country of Thailand.  You’ll photograph the famous floating market, fascinating hill tribes, beautiful wildlife in the jungle, the most breathtaking white sand beaches you’ve ever stepped on, exotic landscape and seascape, night photography, take time to bathe elephants, and do a bit of underwater photography of their world-famous marine life!  Their family has been exploring Thailand for eight years, and they are THRILLED to take you to their favorite off-the-beaten path locations, as well as, MUST-SEE locations (like the limestone cliffs that jet out of the water where snorkeling and diving is one of the top three places in the world!  Yes, they’re ending the 9-day tour with an excursion day of snorkeling/diving!) at their favorite, secret place!  See Thailand, experience Thailand, capture your own Portrait of Thailand on this unforgettable trip!

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FILMING & SHOOTING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA UNTIL NOVEMBER 25th 2017

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*Me Ra Koh is a veteran, inspiring keynote speaker and master storyteller for creative conferences and women’s events.  She inspires audiences with her storytelling photography and authenticity.  To watch a sizzle real video of her speaking events for creative conferences, click here.

2016 Workshops & Speaking Events

NEW YORK CITY, NY

Title:  Introduction to Family Photography With “The Photo Mom” Me Ra Koh

Date: September 11th 2016

Location: Sony Square NYC

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Register: http://www.sony.com/square-nyc/

Cost:  SOLD OUT (Join Wait List Here; click here)

Description: Join the Sony Artisan of Imagery and Disney Junior host for a fun seminar and shoot-along that focuses on photographing family members. Me Ra Koh is nationally recognized as “The Photo Mom,” and the host of the Disney Junior TV show Capture Your Story. She is a sought-after keynote speaker know for her creative insight, as well as her authenticity, unique charisma, and dedication to empowering women. In this seminar, she will teach the fundamentals of capturing great family photography, with information on getting your subject to relax for the camera, storytelling, her favorite photography gear, and recommended camera settings for portraiture. After you’re fully inspired by all of her stories and teaching, follow Me Ra into Madison Square Park and shoot alongside her. There will also be opportunity to shoot with some of her favorite camera equipment, as you get hands-on instruction. All ages and skill levels welcome.  All Levels and Ages Welcome.  Limited space. Sponsored by Sony

DALLAS, TX

Title:  2-Day CONFIDENCE Workshop with Me Ra and Brian

Date: September 17th & 18th 2016

Time: 9AM – 7PM (both Saturday and Sunday)

Register: https://www.merakoh.com/shop/photography-and-artist-workshops/confidence-photography-workshop-for-women-in-dallas/

Cost:  $1249pp SOLD OUT (see Jan. 2017 for openings)

Description: This is a weekend long photography workshop for women of all levels. You will learn and practice all of the technical elements of shooting in manual, building a visual story, editing with ease, and best of all, hands-on photo shoots with models each day. You will be inspired. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And when the weekend’s over, your CONFIDENCE in your camera and yourself will reach a milestone peak for your life!  Read the reviews and see why this workshop has sold out for ten years!

*Mom/Baby and Family Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply. 

SEATTLE, WA

Title:  To Stretch but Not Break, Closing Keynote for Click Away Conference

Date:  October 9th 2016

Time: 11AM-12PM with book signing to immediately follow

Register: http://bit.ly/ClickAwaySeattle16

Cost:  $199-$1500

Description: We step into the creative process volunteering to be stretched as we risk, create, learn and build dreams. But many of us hit a glass ceiling. We’re afraid of the breaking point.  How far can one stretch before things begin to break? We begin with inspiration, we build with momentum, and then we feel the heavy weights of fear, doubt, guilt and uninspired creativity. We stand at a crossroads. Our children wait to see which direction we will go, our spouse and friends offer their best advice, but we’re unsure of what the options even are. Join Me Ra Koh, Disney host and Sony Artisan, for this candid, inspiring and transparent keynote about allowing our creative spirits to be stretched but not broken. Sponsored by Sony and Clickin Moms

 

NYC, NY

Title:  Become a Family of Photo Detectives (Parents and Kids Photo Walk)

Event: Photo Plus Expo

Date: October 20th 2016

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Register: https://n2b.goexposoftware.com/events/ppe16/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?ci=48

Cost:  refer to registration link

Description: Like Sherlock Holmes uses clues to solve mysteries, photographers use clues to take the best photos. Bring your child and experience a special, new photo adventure with Disney Jr. host, Me Ra Koh, The Photo Mom. She’s going to teach you both how to find great light, capture action, hunt for defining details to tell a story, and use ordinary shapes and lines to create extraordinary photos. Sign up for this fun, creative, hands-on session that you and your child will never forget (children must be at least 4 years old). Sponsored by Sony

 

NYC, NY

Title:  Capturing Emotion in Images NEW!  (Master Class)

Event: Photo Plus Expo

Date: October 21st 2016

Time: 8AM-10AM

Register: https://n2b.goexposoftware.com/events/ppe16/goExpo/user/listSeminars.php?ci=50

Cost:  refer to registration link

Description:  Sony Artisan, Me Ra Koh, will take attendees through her key methods used to capture emotion.  In this Master Class attendees will learn;

  1. How to use shadows to accentuate emotion.
  2. How to shoot in low light without a flash or tripod.
  3. Me Ra’s method of shooting in manual mode that she’s taught photographers of ALL ages and skill levels for almost a decade (after this Master Class, you’ll never want to shoot in auto modes again).
  4. Me Ra’s mental checklist before she starts a shoot.
  5. Editing tips and tricks to simply post process.

*Mom/Baby Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply. 

Sponsored by Sony

 

NYC, NY

Title:  The Evolving Lens

Event:  Photo Plus Expo

Date: October 20th-22nd

Location: Sony’s Stage in Javits Convention Center

Register: http://www.photoplusexpo.com/

Cost:  refer to registration link

Description: Me Ra will be speaking once a day on The Evolving Lens at Sony’s stage in the Javits Convention Center.  A select group of Sony Artisans will present each hour during the tradeshow.  Make sure you carve out time to hear all the Artisans speak.  Me Ra not only enjoys speaking at Photo Plus Expo, but she LOVES hearing her talented colleagues speak on their photography genres.  Guarantee you’ll be inspired! Sponsored by Sony

 

JAMAICA

Private Social Media Conference

Date: November 1st-7th 2016

Register: Private Event

Cost:  NA

Description: Me Ra and Brian are invited to teach photography and video workshops to the country’s top bloggers.

ARLINGTON, TX

Lecture & Hands On Shoot

Lecture: Family Photo Shoot Secrets with Me Ra Koh, Disney’s Photo Mom

Date: Saturday, November 12th 2016

Location: Arlington Camera Expo Event, Hilton Arlington, TX

Time: Lecture (10am-12pm) and Hands-On Shoot (1pm-3pm)

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sony-presents-family-shoot-photo-secrets-with-me-ra-koh-disneys-photo-mom-tickets-28695678547

Cost: $99

Description: Join Sony Artisan of Imagery and Disney host, Me Ra Koh, as she shares her best tips and tricks to capturing the spirit of family.  Discover her go-to camera settings for capturing fast action of kids playing sports, tips to dealing with low light during winter months, or getting your kids engaged for a great family holiday photo.  We know you will walk away inspired and excited to try all her ideas with your own family and clients!  Me Ra is known for her down-to-earth teaching style, humor and inspiration.  Her events often sell out fast!  Make sure you and your friends grab a seat ASAP!  All Levels Welcome.

Hands On Shoot:  Family Shoot Photo Secrets with Me Ra Koh, Disney’s Photo Mom

Description:  Shoot alongside Me Ra Koh as she walks you through a family photo shot.  With families coming to model, she’ll unpack all the pieces of her creative process for a successful shoot.  Me Ra will be available to answer any questions and help you reach new levels of confidence with your family photography.  Limited capacity.  Must attend seminar.  Package includes seminar and shoot. Sponsored by Sony

*Mom/Baby and Family Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply. 

AUSTIN, TX

Lecture & Hands On Shoot

Lecture: Capture the Spirit of Family this Holiday Season with Me Ra Koh, Disney’s Photo Mom

Date: Thursday, December 8th 2016

Location: Precision Camera Event

Time: Lecture (10am-12pm) and Hands-On Shoot (1:30pm-3:30pm)

Register: http://www.precision-camera.com/hands-on-workshop-me-ra-koh

Cost:  $99

Description: Join Sony Artisan of Imagery and Disney host, Me Ra Koh, as she shares her best tips and tricks to capturing the spirit of family.  Discover her go-to camera settings for capturing fast action of kids playing sports, tips to dealing with low light during winter months, or getting your kids engaged for a great family holiday photo.  We know you will walk away inspired and excited to try all her ideas with your own family and clients!  Me Ra is known for her down-to-earth teaching style, humor and inspiration.  Her events often sell out fast!  Make sure you and your friends grab a seat ASAP!  All Levels Welcome.

Hands On Shoot:  Family Shoot Photo Secrets with Me Ra Koh, Disney’s Photo Mom

Description:  Shoot alongside Me Ra Koh as she walks you through a family photo shot.  With families coming to model, she’ll unpack all the pieces of her creative process for a successful shoot.  Me Ra will be available to answer any questions and help you reach new levels of confidence with your family photography.  Limited capacity.  Must attend seminar.  Package includes seminar and shoot.  Sponsored by Sony

*Mom/Baby and Family Models Needed, email teresa@merakoh.com to apply. 

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