ACI is a professional lab with 6 full-service divisions: Portrait,  Sports & Special Events, Underclass, Volume, Press Printing and  Matting & Framing. ACI's production facility is located in Cedar  Falls, IA 

Bay Photo


 Bay Photo Lab has a long history of innovative photographic printing and photo finishing services. We are committed to  providing personal attention and a wide range of products. We pride ourselves on our quality printing and fast delivery. 



 Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,  business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Canon  U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels  of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based  consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. At  Canon, we care because caring is essential to living together in  harmony.  

Color Inc Pro Photo Lab

Color Inc Pro Photo Lab

Color Inc is a professional photography lab specializing in photographic printing, press printing, gallery wrapped canvas, mounting, and much more. 

Hearts Speak


 We’re dedicated to inspiring change for  homeless animals across the globe through a variety of programs that  leverage creativity and collaboration to ensure more animals are Seen  and Saved each year while simultaneously elevating the image of shelter  animals everywhere. 

Marathon Press


 Marathon Press was founded in 1980, with innovative thinking, high  quality products, accompanied by exceptional customer service. We  continue this commitment as one of the nations leading printer, photo  lab and marketing companies. 



 It's all about you!  Our team is passionate about your success and will  deliver outstanding support to ensure your studio achieves it highest potential.  Our professional  products give you the highest quality and best color using cutting edge  photo printing technology.  Our expert staff is here to help and answer  any questions you may have. 



 MoLight features the popular line up of Godox flashes, including the  AD360II, AD200, AD600BM and V860II flash systems and accessories at the  lowest prices allowed in the USA. Couple  that with the best service possible and you get a tremendous value. We  also feature our own proprietary line of softboxes, beauty dishes and  reflectors. Based right in the heartland of the USA and shipped quickly  to your door. 

National Camera Exchange


  National Camera Exchange is the premier dealer of new and used  photographic equipment and accessories in the Upper Midwest, helping  photographers capture and create  inspiring images since 1914. We offer knowledgeable service, competitive prices, and free photo classes with every camera purchase.  

Photographer's WAAG


 The Photographer's WAAG (Wickedly Awesome Attention Getter) is designed to help photographers get & keep the attention of their subjects during a portrait session. Each lanyard is custom made with 2 colors, has 11 tested (and effective) attention-getters as well as several open spots where you can add your favorites. Additional holders available for purchase. 

The Raptor Center


The Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons.  We have asked them to bring a bald eagle and two additional raptors to AIM2020 for our participants to see, learn about and photograph.  The birds will be next door to the tradeshow.  They will be perched in front of backdrops and beautifully lit with constant lights supplied by MoLight.  Time per person will be limited, and no other animals will be allowed in the room.



 Wow your clients with custom mobile apps of their photo sessions. Book  more clients, sell more products, and do more of what you love with  StickyAlbums. 

Vendor Testimonials

The Master Lighting Course

Bud Thorpe of The Master Lighting Course offered hands-on demos and great information in his booth.

"The AIM Conference and the Twin Cities PPA were fantastic partners and I would recommend them highly to other vendors who are considering participating in the 2020 AIM Conference.  Communications and clarity with the staff was excellent, the participants were exceptionally friendly, and the overall experience was top notch.  This is a conference that quality vendors seeking to serve photographers should participate in!"

Marathon Press


"AIM is a fresh event that fills a niche that’s been long missing with events in Professional Photography. 68% of U.S. households (85 million families) own at least 1 pet. That's a tremendous market to tap into and this event gives you the know how to give you an advantage over the competition. From incredible instructors to a wonderful trade show, this event offers a wonderful opportunity to learn and socialize with other like minded photographers.  The tradeshow was successful and we are very excited to go again next year!"



"WOW!  AIM Rocked! What a great first year! It was so fun to see and meet photographers from all over the world.  ACI will be back for sure - this was the best show we’ve been to in a long while. This conference will be one to not miss in 2020! " 

Inspire Photo Tours


"AIM was a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded people who are excited about the same things we are.  People who value in-person education and the relationships that are built face-to-face are the people we want to bring on our tours.  The attendees at AIM were exactly that.  It was an exciting show to be a part of!"

2020 Vendor Sign-Up

Are YOU a vendor who is interested in taking part in the 2020 Animal Image Makers Tradeshow?  Click below for more info and our application to become a vendor.

Are you interested in sponsoring AIM in another way?

Check out the options available, or contact us with your ideas!