An international fundraiser conference for wedding photographers to support ukraine

March 28-29, 2023 - Utrecht, The Netherlands

Get inspired

We’ve selected amazing speakers from around the world to bring you nothing but the best. 

Support Ukraine

Your €200 ticket fee goes directly to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help the people in need.

Meet friends

Make new and meet old photography friends in real life from all over the world. 

Together as one

Two leading international wedding photography communities are collaborating to create a unique conference in the Netherlands. Fearless Photographers & Masters of Wedding Photography joined forces to host an international conference and gathering with an amazing line-up of speakers. All proceeds will go to relief efforts in Ukraine.



The Netherlands


United Kingdom

Nseabasi Akpan




9:30 Doors open

10:00 Opening / start

10:30 Rais de Weirdt

11:15 Steven Rooney

12:00 – 13:30 lunch break 

13:30 Linda Bouritius

14:30 break*

15:00 Erin Trieb

16:00 break*

16:30 Franck + Rocio

18:00 end 


9:30 Doors open

10:00 Fille Roelants

10:45 Nseabasi Akpan

11:30 – 13:00 lunch break

13:00 Fabio Mirulla

14:00 break*

14:30 Tunde Koncsol

15:30 break*

16:00 Erika + Lanny Mann

17:30 end 


***During afternoon breaks, a snack and 2 pieces of fruit are provided by Jumbo supermarkts for all attendees each day.

Thank you, sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support in making this conference possible!

Floricolor is a Portuguese Photo Lab of reference in Europe and the World, exporting to around 50 countries and with strong representation in the US. Its global dimension makes Floricolor one of the largest European players in the professional market.

Our main goal is to elevate the photos into a successful business in many ways. We strive to give each one of them the tools that will simplify their photo delivery, amplify the visual experience, and maximize their business potential. Tools for efficiency, design, and business growth.

We are a Dutch supplier of high quality photo albums. Luxury premium photo albums for professional photographers with a love for beautiful prints. Our wedding albums are made with the love for the best Fine-Art paper and Photo Paper. We aim for perfection and pay attention to every little detail. 

AI-powered batch photo editing desktop app for Adobe Lightroom Classic workflows. ImagenAI never stops learning every parameter of your personal editing style. Now you can use your unique point of view easily and quickly on your entire Adobe Lightroom catalogs.

Sony α Universe is here for the makers, the doers, the people who dream in colors. You bring your curiosity and ideas, we’ll provide the knowledge, the inspiration, and the state-of-the-art imaging tech to help you make dreams reality.

Sinds 1994 zit de fotovakwinkel gevestigd in het dorpse centrum van Bergschenhoek, vlak boven Rotterdam. Voor alle benodigdheden voor het maken van mooi beeld, bent u bij ons aan het juiste adres. Als pro dealer van o.a. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Profoto, Godox en Sigma hebben wij een grote voorraad.

Camera straps and harnesses made of beautiful materials, extra strong to keep your equipment safe and stylish for every occasion. A belt you can personalize so it fits your branding. Made and delivered by an entrepreneur with a great passion for photography and leather.

We are a photography and post-production service for businesses small and large. We are a team of 70+ working artists, brought together in Montreal by International award-winning photographers Davina and Daniel Kudish.

A superficient CRM for photographers and videographers. Invoicing, contracts, payments and more, all in one place. Create custom and automatic workflows to boost your productivity. Put it on autopilot and let automations do the manual labor for you.

Kinepolis movie theatre allows us to organise this event and gives us a lot of flexibility in our needs. They also gave us a great discount, so more money can go to the Red Cross. Thank you Kinepolis! 

Check their website for the latest movie schedules. 

The Pictoright Fund is available for social, cultural and educational purposes in relation to the disciplines represented by Pictoright, namely design, illustration, photography and/or visual arts. Thanks to the support of the Pictoright Fund FM4U has the possibility to organise a great conference.

JUMBO supermarkets is sponsoring our event with all kinds of goodies and treats for all our attendees.  Thank you JUMBO!

Order online or check their closest store nearby you! 

At De Gouden Gaai (The Golden Jay) we know that many photographers have websites that hardly generate any leads. We have developed a proven system for self-employed to quickly create a beautiful website without difficult choices. A marketing driven website that ensures results.


Kinepolis Jaarbeurs Utrecht is conveniently located close to Utrecht Central Train Station and is well connected by train, bus and tram services. Cycle and car parking facilities are also available.

Coming by Public Transport

Train – When travelling by train, travel to Utrecht Central Station, then from the station follow the signs ‘Jaarbeursplein’. You will find the Kinepolis building on your left hand side after a short 5 minute walk. For guests travelling from Amsterdam Central Station or Schiphol Airport there is a direct train which takes you to Utrecht Centraal in approximately 30 minutes.

Bus & Tram – When travelling by bus or tram exit at the stop Centraal Station Jaarbeurszijde. From here follow the signs ‘Jaarbeursplein’. You will find the Kinepolis building on your left hand side after a short 5 minute walk.

You can plan your trip and check the current travel times and detailed information at

Coming by Car

When travelling by car, once on the Utrecht ring road, you can reach Kinepolis Jaarbeurs by following the blue signs marked ‘Jaarbeurs.’  You can park at the parking marked P2 and P4 located on the Truus van Lierlaan. Please note that from the 1st of January the P3 parking is closed and the P1 parking is only partially accessible. For the participants of this conference we have a reduced parking rate of €10 per day which can be paid at the reception of the Kinepolis. If you are planning on leaving your car at the car park for several consecutive days please let us know as we will need to arrange another parking ticket for you.

Coming by Taxi

If you are travelling to Kinepolis Jaarbeurs by taxi, you can be dropped off at the taxi stands at Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht. The venue is just a short walk away.

Coming by Bike

You can park your bike next to the Kinepolis building in the free bike parking area located next to Jaarbeurs Hall 1.


Google Maps link to Kinepolis:

We will meet up on monday night before the conference starts. Come and join us for a drink at Bar Josefien from 20:00 – 23:00

Google Maps Link:

Every day you’ll have 1,5 hours of lunch break. Enough time to go for a walk to Utrecht centre and find a great spot to grab a bite. 

TIPS from the locals – Janneke & Leonard Walpot:

All tips below are on this Google Map:


Anne & Max SYP – Van Sijpesteijnkade 561, Utrecht
Several locations in Utrecht. Anne & Max SYP is perfectly located between many hotels & Kinepolis.

Mario – Oudegracht 130, Utrecht
Lunch: A well-known Utrecht lunch is a ‘broodje ‘Mario. This sandwich is for sale at Mario,. It is about a 1.5 km walk from Kinepolis. Please note: you can only pay in cash here!

Landhuis in de Stad – Park Oog in Al 1, Utrecht
Breakfast/Lunch: Our own favorite outside the center is also about a 1.5 km (20 minute) walk from Kinepolis. Super tasty coffee and lunches with local ingredients.

Bigoli – Schoutenstraat 12, Utrecht
Tasty Italian sandwiches for lunch

Nieuwe dikke dries – Oudkerkhof 36, Utrecht
Cafe Carél, for lunch, drinks, dinner
Cafe Carél – Janskerkhof 6, Utrecht
Lebowski – Domplein 17, Utrecht
Olivier biercafé – achter Clarenburg 6a, Utrecht
Taphuys – Mariaplaats 3, Utrecht

Beers & Barrels Oudegracht – Oudegracht aan de werf 125, Utrecht
Beers & Barrels Veilinghaven – Veilinghaven 177, Utrecht
Nice place for burgers & beer. Two locations, both within walking distance of Kinepolis.

Rumclub – Oudegracht aan de werf 111, Utrecht
Perfect spot for a cocktail (or for dinner/another drink :-)).

Three restaurants from the same owner, all with a slightly different vibe:
Perfect for dinner, cocktails and to enjoy the beautiful interiors 🙂
Karmel Market – Janskerkhof 10, Utrecht
Streetfoodclub – Janskerkhof 9, Utrecht
Ruby Rose – Korte Jansstraat 23, Utrecht

Sarban – Oudegracht aan de werf 161, Utrecht
Surprisingly tasty afghan food, nice for groups of 8-10 people for dinner

Bunk – Catharijnekade 9, Utrecht
Many people spend the night at Bunk. It is also a great place for breakfast/lunch/dinner/drinks.
Fun fact: It’s the place where Leonard and I first met in 2006 :-).


Not to Miss when you walk around Utrecht:

Drieharingenstraat is a very narrow street, with several restaurants & terraces on both sides.

Lots of nice places to eat. Bar Josefien (where the welcome party is, is also in this street).

Pandhof – Domplein, Utrecht
When you walk through the city, be sure to take a look at the pandhof. A popular place for many bridal couples getting married in Utrecht. Semi-covered cloister garden at the Dom Church of Utrecht.
The garden is located between the Domkerk and the academy building.

Or check out this 5km city walk on Google Maps

Or this Lumen walk with all bars & restaurants mentioned above on it. 

Join us at the closing party for some drinks and dancing at Court Hotel from 20:00 – 01:00

Google Maps link:

No. Everyone can attend the conference. Bring your friends and family! Each person must have to a ticket to attend. Because of the special nature of this conference, there are no discounts for Fearless or Masters members.

Get your FM4U ticket by donating €200 or more to The British Red Cross Society. Your donation will go directly to Ukraine relief efforts. Click here to start.

No. We are not accepting payments directly and only donations made through our established donation page are accepted.

The expenses of producing the conference, like location costs, are covered by our sponsors. The speaker fees are paid from the funding we get from the Pictoright Funds. Volunteers are donating their time. Thank you to our sponsors, Pictoright Funds and volunteers!

No, the refund of the donation is not possible. However, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Just email and let us know.

The conference will be from 10:00 AM – 6 PM each day on March 28 and 29

If your company is interested in being a sponsor, please email Christiaan at

If you have questions about your donation and registration, please email Huy at

The Venue

Kinepolis Jaarbeurs
Jaarbeursboulevard 300
3521 BC Utrecht


Organized by

Fearless Photographers is an international wedding photography community and contest with members from all over the world since 2010. They work hard to showcase and celebrate the amazing wedding photography of their members. For many wedding photographers, winning a Fearless Award is the highest recognition they can receive.

Masters of Wedding Photography originated in the Netherlands as a contest in 2014 and grew into a platform for passionate and ambitious wedding photographers to learn, grow, and connect with other photographers in the community. The Masters has branches operating locally in the Benelux, Germany, Italy, the UK, and North America.