The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

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Conference Headshots

Professional headshots at accessible rates

As an additional perk for conference attendees, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing has partnered with Mimi Snow Photography to offer professional headshots at discounted rates during this year's Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, February 19 - 20, 2021 at ASU Tempe.

For $50, each individual will receive a five to ten minute micro-session and three edited headshots from a gallery, with an option to purchase additional shots at their discretion. 

All sessions will take place outdoors on the conference grounds in the morning before the conference and afternoon during lunch sessions on both days. Specific time slots will be assigned by the photographer.

To learn more, keep reading or sign up for headshots.

Individuals who complete a form will be contacted by the photographer with a time slot, instructions for payment, and other information about checking in no later than Feb 13. Payments are due by February 20.

Please note: as space is limited, we strongly recommend signing up ahead of time. All headshots sessions must be purchased in advance. While any individual can sign up for headshots, preference will be given to conference attendees. You do not need to be registered for the conference to purchase a session

For more information, contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at 480.727.0818 or jake.friedman@asu.edu.

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Mimi Snow

Mimi Snow is an experienced portrait photographer specializing in the art of natural light, color, and emotion. Now based in the Phoenix area, Mimi enjoys traveling to capture moments for families and professionals across the United States. When she's not behind the camera, Mimi enjoys an active lifestyle filled with outdoor adventures, reading and writing on a cozy couch, and playing games with her family of five

Sign up for Headshots

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Sign up for Headshots

Thank you for your interest in signing up for headshots at this year's Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, February 19 - 20, 2021 at Arizona State University, Tempe!

To sign up for headshots, simply complete the form below.

Please note: as space is extremely limited, completing this form does not guarantee a session. Individuals will be contacted by the photographer to schedule a session and complete their payment as forms come in. While conference attendees will receive priority scheduling, you do not need to be registered for the conference to sign up for headshots.

If you have any questions, please contact Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at 480.727.0818 or jake.friedman@asu.edu.

Use the checkboxes below to indicate whether or not you are registered for this year's Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference, February 21 - 22, 2020 at ASU Tempe. While you do not have to be registered for the conference to purchase a headshot session, preference will be given to conference attendees.
If you have a preference for scheduling your session, select the appropriate options using the checkboxes below. If you don't have a preference, select "I don't have a preference for scheduling my session." Please note: while the photographer will do their best to accommodate preferences for scheduling, preferences cannot be guaranteed.
If there's anything we may need to know about regarding mobility or other forms of access for your headshot session, use the space below to tell us more
Completing this form does not guarantee or reserve a headshot session. Given the volume of forms received, the Piper Center cannot respond to individual submissions. Sessions will be booked first-come, first served on a rolling basis up to February 13. Preference will be given to conference attendees. Time slots, payment instructions, and other information regarding headshots will be sent to individuals by the photographer via email. Individuals must complete their payment in order to secure their sessions. Each session is $50. All payments are due within one week of receipt. No payments will be accepted after February 20. All individuals must show up for their sessions at least five minutes early and check in with a Piper Center volunteer. Refunds will be processed on a case-by-case basis by the photographer. No refunds will be processed after February 13. No refunds will be issued for missed sessions. Individuals will receive links to review galleries and select up to three photographs no later than March 15. Additional photographs may be purchased for additional fees. All photographs will be delivered as high-resolution .jpegs to be downloaded from a password protected online gallery. Individuals will make good faith efforts to attribute photographs wherever possible. All photographs should be attributed to Mimi Snow Photography.