An international fundraiser conference for wedding photographers to support ukraine
March 28-29, 2023 - Utrecht, The Netherlands
We’ve selected amazing speakers from around the world to bring you nothing but the best.
Your €200 ticket fee goes directly to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal to help the people in need.
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.
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
15:00 Erin Trieb
16:30 Franck + Rocio
9:30 Doors open
10:00 Fille Roelants
10:45 Nseabasi Akpan
11:30 – 13:00 lunch break
13:00 Fabio Mirulla
14:30 Tunde Koncsol
16:00 Erika + Lanny Mann
***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!
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.
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.
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 www.9292.nl.
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: https://goo.gl/maps/iGGg92n8rCHUvoqF8
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: https://goo.gl/maps/NNRd1kQkdNt96zxk8
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: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=19mFL5CQkQKaJMXlj8QNOSkksxyonIPo&usp=sharing
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: https://goo.gl/maps/QRykNbda4PePueWc7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
If you have questions about your donation and registration, please email Huy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.