Strategic online marketing was the crux in my business success. I have owned and operated a couple of other businesses before wedding photography [and Tofurious] and neither have compared to the results yielded by what I shared with my workshop attendees.

I am honored and humbled by the number of attendees who signed up for my strategic marketing workshop. Best wishes to you all!

For those who did not get a chance to attend, there will be a digital download in the near future. The only difference is that I will not be able to give customized attention along with a few other things (that I will discuss later on).


Roy Llera Photographers – a fun team of Miami wedding photographers
Todd Good – is good
Lydia Shannon – spunky girl who recently cut her hair
Doreen Kline – not from Miami but close enough – Naples

Miami is a trip – the ocean is warm! Also, there are albino pythons everywhere!

miami python

Thanks to the Photogene App on iTunes for the good times.

Washington DC

It’s Capital Hill ahh! Too bad when I went it was rainy, so that means:

  • Segway Tour
  • Smithsonian
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • etc…

Jan Michele Photography – loves having all of Washington DC as her studio (lucky!!!)
Meaghan Elliot Photography – a chocolate connoisseur
Rodney Mickle – art and fashion wedding shooter

New York

The Big Apple! My week in NYC was quite interesting. I met so many interesting people!

new york time square



An inspirational image they used as an example:




  • Tofurious SEO and Strategic Online Marketing Workshop
  • Jason Groupp’s Pre-PPE party with One Light stickers by Zack Arias

one light workshop

one light workshop


  • Photo Plus Expo (PPE) – it’s like WPPI except for non-wedding photographers too!
  • Went to Tweet-Up!

photo plus expo



  • Took train to Rhode Island to meet with Grace Ormonde, Yanni and Wedding Style Magazine team
  • Made presentation and strategic marketing planning
  • Had delicious dinner at Spain – I got baked swordfish with risotto. Yanni shared some of his veal with me and Grace gave me half of her lobster; I was stuffed.
  • Dessert at Pistachio
  • Dessert 2 at hotel – I got creme brulee
  • Knocked out in hotel room chair


  • Took train back to New York
  • Caught last part of PPE and met up with some cool peeps
  • Had dinner with some old NYU buddies


  • Caught flight to Dallas then to Hotel Zaza

NYC Workshop Attendees –
Jason Groupp – NYC’s most awesome wedding photographer
John Michael Cooper – very different wedding photography
Seshu – Connecticut documentary wedding photography
Shannon Kelley – Knoxville, TN wedding photographer
Tim Dinofa – modern south NJ wedding photographer with very neat handwriting
Steven Young – amongst the most awesome NYC peeps
Willi Wong – NYC modern and lifestyle type of guy
Jacobus Photography – Jared + Rachel Jacobus!
Jason Miller – Washington DC guy but missed the DC workshop I guess
Jim Altieri – CT!
Tina Jay Photography – Philly!
Kim Percival – just Kim (leading a double life)
Darren Squashic – fresh and fun blog
Ahmetze – NY and NJ awesomeness


The Dallas Hotel Zaza was not as good as Houston’s…just sayin’. Nevertheless, the attendees were great!

Meegan Weaver – needs a WordPress blog!
Scott Pickering – tried his hand in other things but now trying something new – photography
Table 4 Weddings – THE Southern Ninja Photographers
Jason Huang and Andrew – Sit in Table 4 because that’s where the cool kids hang
Catie Ronquillo – loves red velvet cake, big earrings and weddings

Nationwide Tour Ended

The other cities were mentioned in other posts. All in all, what a surreal experience. I have so many people to thank for helping me make this happen. You all know who you are – thank you so very much!

See you all in Tofu House,

Lawrence Chan

P.S. New England seafood is soooooo gooooooood. Maybe it’s because West Coast has more pollution and floating diapers [in Santa Monica]. Anyway, this workshop has been pivotal.

P.P.S. So who’s going to WPPI? You should. I will be offering literally the ultimate giveaway(s). Nothing’s permanent, but lots of good ideas are flying. I might need some helping hands too – any offers? Thanks in advance! xoxo