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SEDONA PHOTOFEST educates and inspires photographers and enthusiasts of every level with seminars and presentations, beginner to advanced photography workshops and so much more!
Sedona Photofest talks are FREE and open to the public.


It is out of an abundance of caution, and with much disappointment, that we have decided to cancel this year’s event in light of the COVID-19 virus. We take the health of our speakers, staff, volunteers, and patrons very seriously and look forward to offering our free talks and complete festival in 2021. Stay informed, subscribe to our newsletter.

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SEDONA PHOTOFEST was originally created to expand educational programming at Sedona Arts Center. We continue that legacy by partnering with the Arts Center to offer high-quality creative photography workshops during the event as well as all year long.

Sedona Photofest is proudly owned and organized by local photographers
Kelli Klymenko and Jordan Reece.

Kelli Klymenko is an artist, photographer, teacher, storyteller, marketing director for Sedona Arts Center, yogi, husband, father, science aficionado and free thinker - experiencing life in one of the most inspiring and picturesque places on earth with his fabulous wife and children. His goal is to share knowledge, inspiration, and all things creative with the world.

Jordan Reece is a photojournalist and professional wedding and landscape photographer, who’s honed his craft amidst a myriad of conditions. From the comfort of a studio to a canoe in the Amazon rain forest, he relentlessly pursues that perfect image - the one that tells the story. To forever capture an ephemeral moment is his passion.


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Kelli Klymenko

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JUNE 11–13, 2021

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Jordan Reece




SEDONA PHOTOFEST was first conceived in 2010. By May of 2015, we offered two full days of presentations and workshops that were held at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC). Presented by the Sedona Arts Center, Sedona PhotoFest included technical and artistic insights across a wide spectrum of interests including Portrait Photography, Underwater Dogs, iPhoneography and Fashion Photography! We held seven unique workshops and four compelling seminars at the Sedona Arts Center. We also proudly offered an outreach program to photography students at Sedona Red Rock High School featuring fashion photography in the landscape.


SEDONA PHOTOFEST relies on the generous support of local and national businesses and individuals. In 2015, the Red Rock High School Fashion Immersion was made possible thanks to the support of local businesses. Guided by the Marketing Director for Sedona Arts Center and 2015 PHOTOFEST Chairperson, Kelli Klymenko envisioned a project for Students of Sedona Red Rock High School unlike anything they experienced before. The SEDONA PHOTOFEST fashion Immersion was a huge success thanks to the immense support we had from the community! Special guest photographer, Tracey Frugoli from Chicago instructed the students while local videographer, Ron Melmon donated his time and equipment to film the entire project. Sedona MediSpa provided makeup, Hairizona took care of styling hair and Mal Cooper opened her classroom to the event.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a SPONSOR.

SEDONA PHOTOFEST is only made possible by the support and unique relationships built in our local community along with industry professionals who believe in sharing the beauty of Sedona. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a PARTNER.







Shannon Wild

Shannon Wild
2021 Featured Keynote Speaker

Shannon Wild is an Aussie based in Africa, working wherever the wildlife calls. She has worked as a wildlife photographer and cinematographer since 2004 for NatGeo Wild, WildAid, United Nations as well as various wildlife NGO’s and nonprofits along with commercial campaigns.



Our 2019 Speakers were:

Romy Reiner          


Romy Reiner, Charles Ruscher, Michael Seeley, Ted Grussing, Mal Cooper, Betty Hum,
Pam Taylor, Jordan Reece, Joe Llama, Al Babbitt, Bob Coates, Kelli Klymenko

Romy Reiner      



From Phoenix Airport: The closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor. Begin your creative adventure with a 2-hour drive through the spectacular Sonoran Desert – a peaceful space of endless horizons, ancient saguaros, carpets of blooming wildflowers, and beautiful mountain vistas. Car rentals are available at the airport, but if you would rather relax and enjoy the scenery, shuttles are available to deliver you right to your hotel door in Sedona.

Driving from Phoenix: If you are driving from the south: I-17 intersects I-10 in Phoenix. Drive north on I-17 to the Sedona exit, State Route 179. Uptown Sedona is a 15 mile scenic drive from the exit, taking you through breathtaking red rock country made famous by western movies including Broken Arrow with James Stewart and John Wayne’s Angel and the Badman.

Driving from Flagstaff: You can drive down beautiful Oak Creek Canyon on State Route 89A following the creek through a lush forest of pine, sycamore, and oak trees or take I-17 south following the crest of the Mogollon Rim down to the State Route 179 Sedona exit. Either way the views are stunning. Flagstaff sits at a 7,200 foot elevation.

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June 11–13, 2021

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Read our FAQ

  • How much does Sedona Photofest cost?
    Sedona Photofest talks are FREE and open to the public.
  • What should I expect at Sedona Photofest talks?
    Sedona Photofest aims to INSPIRE. You'll learn techniques, personal stories and hear from all levels of photographers.
  • I'm an enthusiast, not a professional photographer, do Sedona Photofest talks cover camera settings and technical details that I won't understand?
    Sedona Photofest talks are meant to inspire and aren't filled with tech talk. While our presenters will cover some of those settings during their talks and during questions, their focus is on their process, their final work, and how they got there.


All Talks are FREE.
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