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Event Series Event Series: Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio Reviews

January 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Registration Open Thru January 11.

New England and Connecticut chapter members starting 12/29. Open to other chapter members starting 1/4.

Join us for 2 days of portfolio reviews!

Portfolio reviews are one of the best ways to forge relationships with potential clients and market professionals who can give you terrific insight into your own work.  ASMP New England and ASMP Connecticut have pulled together industry-leading photo consultants/reps, editorial clients, and art buyers for our Portfolio Review which is the final program of the online 75th Anniversary Looking to the Future conference.  Spots are limited so sign up soon as you can.  You may spread your three reviews across both days 1/13 and 1/14.

Note: There will be a registration vendor service fee for all registrations.


  • Please read the Reviewee Tip Sheet for everything you need to know.
  • Registration will be open to NE and CT members only from 12/28-1/3.  Then, it will be open to all members from 1/4-1/11.
  • Register for the maximum of three reviews across 1/13 and 1/14 on a first come first served basis.
  • The suggested ticket price is $20 per review.  However, acknowledging the unprecedented times and financial strain of many in our industry, reviews can be purchased for $10 per review.  Pay what you can.  Sign Up Genius will add a 5% service fee and 50 cents for each review purchase.
  • Your admission fee can be refunded if cancelled on or before January 11th.  There will be no refunds after that date.
  • Cutoff for registration is January 11th.


Wednesday, January 13th 1-4PM

  • Aaron Belyea – New Balance, Senior Creative Design Manager
  • Amy Graver – Elements Creative Communications, Marketing Director
  • Andrea Stern – SternRep/AskSternRep, Owner
  • Cherryl Hanson-Bull – Hanson-Bull Creative, Freelance Photo Producer/Art Director/Photo Stylist
  • Chris Ching – Electric Enjin, Founder/CEO
  • Ellie Pritts –  Supermassive Social, Founder/CCO | Space For Arts, Digital Marketing Director | Freelance Photographer
  • Emily Luong –  MIT Technology Review, Art Director
  • James Jarnot – Freelance Art Director
  • Jeremy Staub – Box 8 Creative, Owner/Creative Director
  • Kimberly Jung – Freelance Content Producer
  • Melissa Ojeda – Miami Reps, Founder
  • Stephanie Arnett – MIT Technology Review, Photo Editor

Thursday, January 14th 1-4PM

  • Amy V. Cooper – Amy V. Cooper Photography, Photography Consultant & Editor
  • Deb Grant – Freelance Creative Director
  • Khalid West – HBO, Digital Media Specialist
  • Lauranne LoSpalluto – Heather Elder Represents, Photography Representative
  • Lauren Flemming – milk*, Partner/Chief Creative Director
  • Lyne Lucien – The Daily Beast, Senior Photo Editor | New York Magazine, Photo Editor
  • Meg Gallimore – PJA, ACD/Art Director.
  • Meg Reinhardt – This Old House Ventures, Photo Director
  • Megan Paetzhold – New York Magazine, Photo Editor
  • Mona Miri – Boston Magazine, Photo Editor and Photo Art Director
  • Preeti Kinha – New York Magazine, Photo Editor
  • Sarah Clark – Vistaprint, Lead Photography Producer
  • Stacy Swiderski – Philly Reps, Creative Consultant/Agent  | Brunch & Brand, Founder
  • Traci Terrick – Poppy Creative Agency, Founder

Registration Fees

ASMP Members only: Registration fee: $20 suggested (but can be higher if you can afford to do so) or $10 minimum per review. Three reviews maximum per member. 
New England and Connecticut chapter member only registration open 12/28 – 1/3
Member registration open to everyone 1/4 – 1/11

Note: There will be a registration vendor service fee for all registrations.

Note: There will be a registration vendor service fee for all registrations.

Reviewer Bios

(Listed in Alphabetical order by last name)

Stephanie Arnett
Photo Editor,  MIT Technology Review

Stephanie Arnett is Photo Editor at MIT Technology Review in Cambridge. Before joining the Design team at MIT, she was active in commercial photography for over 15 years, and was an early adopter of 360º stitching and photography-based VR experiences. Her work has been recognized by Photo District News, the Magenta Foundation, and shown in the Danforth and Griffin Museums.

Aaron Belyea
Senior Creative Design Manager, New Balance

Entrepreneurial-minded designer, art director, and creative leader. Brings over 20 years of experience leading design teams through all aspects of the creative process from concept through delivery. Assembles and leads high-performing teams in executing on a shared creative vision. Excels at crafting a cohesive brand story across all channels (print, digital, identity, branding). Pairs a transparent leadership style with ability to develop talent around their individual strengths. A creative problem solver with the versatility to produce award-winning work across diverse industries. 

A self-taught artist, Aaron launched his graphic design career while performing in numerous bands in Boston, for which he would create a visual image that complimented the band’s music. Aaron later honed his artistic talents at The Planetary Group, overseeing the design department for this artist development company. His ability to successfully develop identities, rooted in decisive visual concepts led to the establishment of his own studio in 2001. The company name comes from Aaron’s design moniker, “Alphabet Arm,” which refers to the alphabet tattoo wrapped around one of his arms. Aaron can often be found speaking at colleges and universities as well as teaching classes and presentations for various entrepreneur / start-up organizations. In 2016 he accepted a full time position at New Balance as a Senior Creative Design Manager focusing on Brand + Visual. He is often happiest spending time with his family, drinking beautiful coffees, documenting travels, riding his bike, playing music, watching football and eating avocados.

Would like to see: ‘I really love it all. Portraits, Abstract, Street Art. Kittens.’ 


Chris Ching
Founder/CEO, Electric Enjin

Chris Ching is hybrid designer & coder with over 15+ years creating award winning digital experiences for national and global brands. Founded Electric Enjin in 2015, a marketing agency that’s hyper-focused on ecommerce websites.


Sarah Clark
Lead Photography Producer, Vistaprint

Sarah has been working in the creative industry for the last 15 years, beginning her career in ad agency account management, spending some time in creative project management, and finally finding her niche as a Photo Producer. Sarah now oversees global photo production for Vistaprint, managing teams out of Boston, Barcelona and Tunis to produce product and lifestyle photography here in the U.S. and internationally.

Amy V. Cooper
Photography Consultant & Editor, Amy V. Cooper Photography
Amy V. Cooper Photography

Amy V. Cooper is one of the top photography consultants in the U.S. with over 20 years of experience working as a professional photographer, photo editor (for magazines and television), art buyer (for advertising agencies and Fortune 500 brands) and as a photography agent. She has the unique experience of having been on every possible side of the camera with a variety of clients including UPS, Microsoft, Mary Kay, Coca-Cola, Netflix, Teen Vogue, Esquire and many more brands. Amy loves encouraging and empowering commercial and editorial photographers at all levels of experience. She most recently developed a very generously priced Commercial and Editorial Photography Marketing Masterclass to help photographers expand their business and understanding of the industry during Covid-19.  Amy is open to seeing all types of photography but prefers commercial and editorial lifestyle, fashion, portraits, food, product, and interiors.

Lauren Fleming
Partner/Chief Creative Director, milk*

Lauren is a hands-on leader with 20+ years of broad-reaching experience in leading creative teams to conceptualize and realize fully-integrated campaigns with stopping power. She is a strategic thinker, knows how to speak to consumers in an ever-evolving world of technology, and most importantly, inspires creative talent to reach their fullest potential. Her varied past includes marketing challenges across a variety of channels and sectors. She created well-known campaigns for global brands such as: Exxon Mobil, Georgia-Pacific, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, Hershey’s, Mead Five Star, ING, The American Stock Exchange, and The Bank of New York. She also managed the digital team for Unilever Brands where she aligned digital channels with above-the-line advertising. But, her true passion lies in developing new brands and building them from the ground up.

I’m interested in seeing: anything, but concentration in food, beverage, beauty, and lifestyle.

Meg Gallimore
ACD/Art Director, PJA

Meg Gallimore is an Associate Creative Director, designer and illustrator with an advertising design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. She’s spent the past 16 years at shops like Hill Holliday, Arnold Worldwide and Allen & Gerritsen. Her award-winning work has been seen in campaigns for Dunkin’ Donuts, Liberty Mutual, Staples and the Museum of Science to name a few. 

Meg is a lifelong crafter who loves good design and will buy pretty much anything with interesting packaging. Colors make her happy. Good typography is her zen. Simple is better. Currently she operates as a wife / mom, and an Art Director / ACD at PJA in Boston.

What I want to see: ‘ I’m open to reviewing anything! My experience is in advertising – so I feel like I can provide constructive feedback/conversation for a broad range of photographers (product, lifestyle, portrait, etc.) ‘

Deb Grant
Freelance Creative Director

Deb Grant is a digital born, agency-bred Art and Creative Director with 20 years experience leading and creating work for a diverse set of iconic and emerging brands like Carnival Cruise Lines, the Climate Reality Project, Ocean Spray, Cadillac, Product(RED), truth®, American Eagle Outfitters, Progressive Insurance and Jack Daniel’s.

Her work has been awarded by The One Show, ANDYs, ADDYs, Effies and written about on PSFK, Creativity Online, and Fast Co. Create. She has served as a judge for the Effie Awards, O’Toole Creative Awards, US International Film & Video Festival and been a reviewer at ADC’s Portfolio Night. 

In her ever-infrequent spare time she enjoys honing her iPhonography skills and writing nameless songs with her husband on her factory second 1979 Gibson Firebird.

Amy Graver
Principal & Creative Director, Elements

Amy Graver is the Principal & Creative Director of Elements®, overseeing all projects that come through our busy studio. She works closely with clients to identify their marketing and design needs and develops effective strategies with her team to meet and exceed their goals.

Amy’s design work has been recognized and awarded both nationally and internationally by leading industry publications and organizations such as AIGA, CADC, AdClub of CT,  Print, Package Design Magazine, HOW, Communication Arts, Graphic Design USA and more. Amy was named on of the top designer’s in the country to watch by Graphic Design USA magazine and 40 Under 40 from New Haven Business Journal. 

Amy frequently is asked to judge design competitions, speak, write on the topics of graphic design and marketing. She also wrote a best-selling book on graphic design that’s been  translated into many languages  and used in many universities all over the world called “Best Practices for Graphic Designers: Grids and Layouts.”

Amy is the past President of the Connecticut Art Director’s Club (CADC) and the co-founder and past Vice President of the Connecticut Chapter of AIGA, which is the largest national professional  organization of graphic designers in the nation. She also sits on the Shoreline Chamber Board of Director’s and the Town of Branford Green Committee and is a member of the SMPS (Society of Marketing Professionals Services), the CADC and AIGA.

I’m interested in seeing: anything, but concentration in natural food, architecture, engineering and construction, corporate portraits and business candids.

Cherryl Hanson-Bull
Freelance Photo Producer/Art Director/Photo Stylist, Hanson-Bull Creative

Cherryl Hanson-Bull is a creative photo producer, set designer + commercial stylist with over 15 yrs of experience whose work focuses on fashion, food, lifestyle + pop culture. She has also worked as a commercial photographer’s rep ( focusing on branding and marketing young artists)  and as a production manager for both TV + Film. 

James Jarnot
Freelance Art Director

James Jarnot is an award-winning art director and designer with 25 years of proven experience in concept, art direction and design. Over his career, he has collaborated with some great talent: designers, copy editors, industry-leading photographers, ground-breaking illustrators, and countless others. James lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

I’m very happy seeing any type of photography’

Kimberly Jung
Freelance Content Producer

I grew up in the Northwest and studied marketing and advertising in college. After graduating, I began my career working for leading creative agencies, including Wieden & Kennedy and Fallon. After many rewarding years on the agency side, I made a move into broadcast, leading production of sponsor integration for Turner Broadcasting for several years.

In 2004 I returned to the agency side as a freelance producer. Since then I have been enjoying the flexibility of working with agencies, clients, creative teams and production companies to create dynamic content across all media.

My philosophy is simple. I believe it is essential to forge strong, long-term, working relationships with clients, directors, editors, talent agents, photographers, stylists, graphic, and digital artists. I have honed my ability to manage integrated media across functional teams and agencies: print, broadcast, interactive, social, digital, live event, and experimental. And I have extensive experience working with both celebrity and non-celebrity talent, talent negotiations, rights, and usage management for talent, artists, and musicians.

Preeti Kinha
Photo Editor, New York Magazine (The Cut)
The Cut New York Magazine

Preeti is currently a photo editor at New York Magazine under The Cut platform. She would like to see portraiture, fashion, and photojouarnlism.

Lauranne LoSpalluto
Photography Representative, Heather Elder Represents

Lauranne LoSpalluto is a photography representative who has been working with Heather Elder Represents since 1998.  She’s always on the hunt for new talent but also enjoys partnering with current talent on estimates, portfolios and marketing needs. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughter and dog and enjoys traveling, paddling outrigger canoes and puzzling with the family.

Lyne Lucien
Senior Photo Editor, The Daily Beast / Photo Editor, The Strategist New York Magazine
The Daily Beast
The Strategist New York Magazine

Lyne is currently a photo editor at New York Magazine under The Strategist platform, and a Senior Photo Editor on the news photo desk at The Daily Beast. She’s formerly worked at Architectural Digest and Parents Magazine. With over 7 years of experience in the industry, she’s produced photo shoots and conceptualized art direction for several publications.

Lyne is most interested in seeing still life photographers’ work.

Emily Luong
Art Director, MIT Technology Review

Emily Luong is a Boston-based art director + designer with over 14 years of experience, she is currently the art director at MIT Technology Review. Her work has been recognized by the society of publication designers, AIGA, and the Hatch awards. When not designing she enjoys cooking, sewing, and convincing her toddler to eat spicy foods.



Mona Miri
Photo Editor and Photo Art Director, Boston Magazine

Mona Miri, is the photo editor and photo art director of photography for Boston Magazine. She oversees all of photography from the cover of the magazine to the end of the book. She is also a photographer for certain assignment for every issue. Mona’s career started as a Fine Art landscape Photographer. Her style appropriately represents the struggle of change through her landscapes. However, she defines change through environmental series, a collection of urban landscapes, allows the audience to experience this industrial development. The Boston Globe, LA times, Improper Bostonian Magazine, PDN Magazine, Digital Photographer Magazine US and UK, CMYK Photography Magazine, Treehugger, Planet Green and more have featured her series in their respective issues. Her photography has also been included at the Copley Society of Art Gallery ( CO|SO ) in Boston, which also showcased her landscapes. In addition, her self-portrait, ‘ Reflect ‘, received the JoAnne Gonzalla Award for Excellence in Art as well as receiving an Environmental Stewardship Award from Sterling Planet.  Her versatility is seen in her polaroid transfers and mixed media pieces, also exhibited at Co|So Gallery. In January of 2009 she showcased her Sustainable Photography work sponsored by the city of San Francisco at the Somart Cultural Center.  Currently residing in the Fort Point artist community, she has been exhibited at the FPAC gallery, at the Envoy Gallery, and has been involved in open studios since 2015. Mona has evolved as a photographer along the various stages in her life. Today, her work has progressed as an environmentally friendly based work and continues her practice in being sustainability photographer. As she continues to pursue her passion for photography, her maturity and precision will be reflected in her work as a Photo Editor and as a photographer.


Melissa Ojeda
Founder, Miami Reps

A regular in both Philadelphia and Miami, Melissa Ojeda is an Artist Rep and Creative Consultant with a background in marketing, brand strategy, content creation and creative coaching. Known for being collaborative, inclusive, and turning thoughts into action, her strengths lie in recognizing and cultivating the potential in others. Inspired by her vibrant and eclectic hometown of Miami, she recently launched a marketing and consulting agency, Miami Reps, featuring a curated roster of creatives. In her roster, you will find commercial and editorial photographers, illustrators, animators, mural artists and videographers.

Megan Paetzhold
Photo Editor, New York Magazine

Megan Paetzhold is a Photo Editor and writer who specializes in editorial, news, and food photography. I’ve worked at New York Magazine and The New York Times and I love to approach storytelling in unexpected and creative ways, working with emerging talent.  Meg is also interested in portrait, documentary, and food work.

Ellie Pritts
Founder/CCO, Supermassive Social /Digital Marketing Director at Space For Arts/Freelance Photographer

Ellie Pritts is an internationally-recognized artist based in Los Angeles. Her imaginative work has captured the attention of esteemed publications such as WIRED and TIME Magazine, who named her one of the top photographers to follow on Instagram in the U.S. Ellie is known for her work spanning the bridge between art and technology; she created the world’s first collaborative photography app on iOS, Hippo, which was featured by Mashable, The Next Web and Lifehacker. Ellie was then recruited to help launch Apple’s Instagram account, @apple and went on to work as an Art Director on the Shot on iPhone campaign worldwide. Ellie now owns her own Instagram marketing agency, SUPERMASSIVE SOCIAL, and continues to work on a variety of creative endeavors.

Meg Reinhardt
Photo Director, This Old House

Meg is full of freckles and energy, and prefers being on the go to sitting still. 

She has nearly two decades of industry experience from production and retouch to shooting and everything in between. She has produced photography in 39 U.S. states and many countries. Small town or big city, Meg gives her clients exactly what is needed to execute the desired final image. Meg began as a studio manager and wedding photographer in NC before moving to NYC to pursue a career in publishing. Meg’s diverse experience—from weddings and wrestling to travel and home improvement—keeps her on her toes and always learning. It has also allowed her to build an incredible library of resources. Her produced work can be seen online at Condé Nast Traveler and in WWE, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Newsweek, This Old House, Scientific American, The Knot, and Get Crocked, among other publications. Meg grew up in PA with stops in NJ, WV, NY, NC, and London.  She finally settled down along the coast of Connecticut. When she is not working, you will find her traveling, enjoying live music, in the woods, or spending time with her dog, Mango.

Jeremy Staub
Founder + Creative Director, Box 8 Creative

Jeremy Staub is the founder and Creative Director at Box 8 Creative, a full-service design agency located in New Haven, Connecticut. Throughout the last 10 years of his career, Jeremy has enjoyed the privilege of helping develop over 100 hospitality brands across CT, NY, MA, and GA, concepts of which have ranged anywhere from fine dining and fast-casual, to craft breweries and consumer products. 

At Box 8, Jeremy leads a team of creatives who believe environment, atmosphere, and thoughtfully designed visual elements have the ability to create immersive guest experiences. In the office, Jeremy has been known to start the “lunch” conversation at 10am, and at home, can be found cooking, enjoying the outdoors, and spending quality time with his wife, daughter, and one of Box 8’s finest canine interns, Oscar Buddy StaubI’m. Interested in seeing: food and beverage.

Andrea Stern
owner, SternRep/AskSternRep
@sternrep / @asksternrep

Based in Los Angeles, SternRep is an international boutique agency representing commercial advertising photographers specializing in food, product, automotive, and lifestyle.

Founder Andrea Stern opened shop in Venice in 1995 after attending the Brooks Institute photography program. More than two decades later, that passion for repping photographers has grown to include Temp-Repping for all photographers, a free business education platform called @asksternrep, and a monthly informative APA webinar called ‘Navigating the Unknown.’

SternRep’s client list includes Apple, Google, Target, Beats, Subaru, Hyundai, Pedigree, Kawasaki, Infiniti, Baja Fresh, Burger King, Old Navy, Lucky Brand, Toyota, Microsoft, Sony Playstation, Samsung, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Harley Davidson, Oakley, Patron, Home Depot and lots more.

Andrea is open to talking to all photographers to help hone-in on their strongest viewer-friendly website.

Stacy Swiderski
Agent, Philly Reps/Founder, Brunch & Brand

Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia based Creative Consultant and Photographer’s Agent with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. She’s worked with a wide range of photographers during her time in the industry – assisting them with projects like photo editing, brand strategy, web and print edits, marketing campaigns and creative coaching. When she’s not participating in panels or reviews, you can find her marketing her roster of photographers at Philly Reps, coaching emerging photographers at her own brand, or managing her newly launched networking and education platform called Brunch & Brand™.

Traci Terrick
Founder, Poppy Creative Agency

Traci has more than two decades in the creative services field. Starting in production and then art direction, she found a way to promote the visual makers she loved working with in the best way possible as their agent. Those skills also give her the edge in being able to anticipate all clients needs and to know what to ask for on behalf of all her talent. She’s forged connections with the industry’s finest, and Poppy gives her the opportunity to nurture and leverage those long-standing relationships. Traci also is a founder of Focus on Women, an organization that gives women a seat at the table, a community and ever expanding network to help move them forward in the creative industry.

Traci is looking to see Interior/Food/Lifestyle and motion.

Khalid West
Digital Media Specialist, HBO

Khalid West is a long-time technologist and media professional. For the better part of the last decade, he’s been in the Photo Services, Creative Services, and Marketing Operations departments of HBO, where’s worked on flagship campaigns strategically, creatively, and operationally.  He runs Brooklyn Lacrosse Club and is an avid snowboarder and practitioner of Shaolin Kungfu.

I’m open to anything, but particularly interested in the following:
Tilt shift photog
Parallax photo fx
cultural photography
urban storytelling
black and white
outdoor (particularly snow sports)
macro photography

Note: There will be a registration vendor service fee for all registrations.


We would like to thank our sponsors Space for Arts, Canon and Brunch & Brand for their support throughout the online Looking to the Future conference.