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@ Marriott arts district — NEW ORLEANS

oct 13–15

The first photography conference for Black photographers


IT'S TIME TO attend a photo conference that gives you the tools to be successful – in a supportive, loving, judge-free environment?

Join our expertly guided Cousin photo walks and capture the unique charm of the Big Easy. From the historic French Quarter to the lively streets of the Arts District, you'll create stunning images alongside your photo family.

At the Photo Cookout, you'll see that we're more than just an event – we're a family.

Explore the Vibrant Streets of NOLA with Your Cousins

For the 7th year running, we're bringing together our extended family of talented, passionate, and fun-loving Cousins worldwide to create an unforgettable experience.

Our keynote presentations feature some of the most respected names in the photography industry. Gain insights, tips, and inspiration to transform your approach to the craft.

Learn from the Most Experienced Cousins in our industry

Connect with your fellow Cousins, make lifelong friends, and possibly find your next collaborator. The Photo Cookout family is known for its warmth, support, and creative energy.

strengthen your network and support your family 

It's not called a "Cookout" for nothing! Experience the best of New Orleans' world-renowned food scene while bonding with your Photo Cousins.

share a meal and savor the moment — the new orleans way 

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WHERE

MARRIOTT ARTS DISTRICT
NEW ORLEANS

DETAILS

WHEN

SUN–TUE
oct 13–15
2024

PRICE

$499
EARLY BIRD
ENDS JULY 4

⇨ Access to all Cousin keynote presentations
⇨ Participation in photo walks
⇨ Networking events and parties
⇨ Exclusive Photo Cookout 2024 family swag
⇨ Chances to win amazing photography gear

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION:

⇨ Access to all Cousin
    keynote presentations
⇨ Participation in
    photo walks
⇨ Networking events
    and parties
⇨ Exclusive Photo Cookout
    2024 family swag
⇨ Chances to win amazing
    photography gear

+ AM / PM Keynotes
+ Vendors and Lunch
+ Mastermind Awards
+ Photo Walks
+ Styled Shoots
+ Dine out to support Black
   owned restaurants in NOLA

Enhance your experience with a VIP Day with Dr. T! She will guide you through marketing concepts and provide 1:1 social media marketing training. Please note, this VIP ticket is separate from The Photo Cookout registration.

+ AM / PM Keynotes
+ Vendors and Lunch
+ Vendor Time
+ Photo Walks
+ Game Night 
+ The Cookout 
+ Post Cookout Photo Walks
+ Styled Shoots
+ Nighttime Photo Session
+ Light Painting

+ Midnight Kickback

OCT 13

OCT 14

oct 15

oct 16

Sony

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The Photo Cookout 2024 Lineup

– SPONSORED BY –

Dr. Tomayia Colvin
aka Mama Bear

Kareem
Virgo

Sony

– SPONSORED BY –

Keesha
Lambert

Kanayo
Adibe

Sprout Studio

– SPONSORED BY –

LaJune
King

Akua
Konadu

– SPONSORED BY –

Katrina
Cross-Daniels

CloudSpot

– SPONSORED BY –

Smitha
Lee

Wacom, Millers, FilterPixel

– SPONSORED BY –

Bonnie
Blu

Michael T
Davis

Fundy Designer

The Boudoir Albums

– SPONSORED BY –

– SPONSORED BY –

Britney
Smith

Olesha
Haskett

17Hats, Millers

– SPONSORED BY –

Quintin
Carson

Renee
Buckles

Angelica
Pompy

Stella Pro

– SPONSORED BY –

Tosha
Gaines

Farah
Dailey-Reese

Ambreia
Turner

Malik
Mack

Sammy
Price

Anthony
LaMothe

Tiffany
Crenshaw

Ashley Kay
Smith

William
Weeks

Renee
Reynolds

speakers

I'm Dr. Tomayia Colvin, EdD, Founder of The Photo Cookout and Tomayia Colvin Education; Photographer at Tomayia Colvin Photography; Sony Artisan; and most importantly – Mama Bear to Grace, Ivory and the entire Cookout and TCE Community.

And you are invited to join us at The Photo Cookout – one part photo conference, one part family cookout.



Unlike
Any Other.

EST 2018

Dr. T

join us!

One-Part Photo Conference + One-Part Family Cookout


no matter what, we've got you covered, Cousin. Let's cook up some magic together!

You've got the basics down, but you're eager to learn from your more experienced Cousins. At Photo Cookout, you'll feel right at home as you learn, grow, and build lasting connections with your new photo family.

What kind of Cousin are you?

I'm the new addition to the photo cookout familY!

You've been part of the family for a while, but you're ready to step up. Our sessions on photography business strategies and marketing will help you turn your passion into a thriving career, with support from your Cousins every step of the way.

I'm the Cousin ready to take on the family business.

You're experienced, but you're craving fresh inspiration. Our diverse workshops and Cousin-led photo walks will reignite your creativity and introduce you to cutting-edge techniques.

I'm the creative Cousin always trying new things.

You're a passionate photographer who wants it all – learning, connecting with your Cousins, and having a blast in one of America's most photogenic cities.

I'm the Cousin who never misses a family gathering

"Joining the Photo Cookout family changed my entire perspective on photography. The connections I've made with my Cousins have been invaluable to my career!"


SARAH L
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

★★★★★

"The energy at our family reunion is unmatched. I've attended for 3 years straight, and each time I leave feeling inspired and recharged by my Cousins."


MICHAEL T
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

★★★★★

"As a new Cousin, I was worried about feeling out of place. But our Photo Cookout family is so welcoming + supportive. I learned more from my Cousins in 3 days than I had in the past year!"


EMILY R
HOBBIEST PHOTOGRAPHER

★★★★★

"As a new Cousin, I was worried about feeling out of place. But our Photo Cookout family is so welcoming + supportive. I learned more from my Cousins in 3 days than I had in the past year!"


EMILY R
HOBBIEST PHOTOGRAPHER

★★★★★

"The energy at our family reunion is unmatched. I've attended for 3 years straight, and each time I leave feeling inspired and recharged by my Cousins."


MICHAEL T
LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER

★★★★★

"Joining the Photo Cookout family changed my entire perspective on photography. The connections I've made with my Cousins have been invaluable to my career!"


SARAH L
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER

★★★★★