Thanks so much to Libby for coming and hanging out with us last week!  Libby, of Elizabeth O’Neill Photography, is going to be my little brother’s wedding photographer.  As soon as we met, I could see why Cari and Ryan chose her; she’s very much like Cari.  Everything from her slightly shy yet very much at ease demeanor to the way she dresses makes them a little eerily sister-like. :o)  We always say that personality should be the key component in choosing your wedding photographer and it looks to me like they hit the mark! 

Anyway, Libby asked if we would do a little mini-workshop with her and we were happy to oblige!  We went out to our favorite shooting location (Franklin’s back alley) for a short shooting exercise so that Libby could get a feel for how we work.  We then brought her back and showed her some of our processing techniques and general workflow.  It’s always fun to share and help others grow in something that you both love!  I’m excited to see what Libby does with Ryan and Cari’s wedding photos! :o)  

Thought you might like to see some of the resulting images from our afternoon together.  Meet Libby…









Libby, we hope we made your drive from Knoxville worthwhile! :o)  It was great meeting you!

– Mel


  1. Elizabeth O'Neill on February 25, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Hey, it’s Libby! I’ve been following your blog for awhile, so it’s especially shocking to see my pics on here! Since I’ve been home, I have been working hard trying out new techniques that I learned from both of you. If you are a photographer and are thinking of doing a workshop with the McLellans…do it! They are very open and helpful!
    Thank you both! It was certainly worth the drive!

  2. david & kimi baxter on February 25, 2008 at 11:59 am

    lovin the tilt and your textures! awesome images AS usual!!! are your textures home grown mclellan specials or store bought :)

  3. david & kimi baxter on February 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    tennessee or bust!!! workshop! workshop! i really hope i can swing one soon.

  4. mel on February 25, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Hey Libby! Glad to hear we were able to send you home with something useful! :o) Thanks for the plug! Thanks David! The textures are all Jesh! He is the best – we cannot compete so we just give in and follow the master. :o) Come see us soon!

  5. sean on February 26, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Thanks, David… I think you just inspired me to try and create a new set of textures when we’re shooting in Europe next month. I bet we can find some great stuff over there!

  6. david & kimi baxter on February 26, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    EUROPE!?!?!? EUROPE!?!?!? man,you guys are suckin the life out of me with how awesome you are!! well i will be lookin forward to seein some kick @$$ mclellan textures! come back with loads of rad images. can’t wait!

  7. Jo on February 27, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    These are fabulous!!! What a great idea to do a one-on-one workshop with her while shooting her. And can’t wait to the see your pix in In Style Magazine. Huge Congrats on that as well!

  8. How Cool! on February 27, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    I’m ready for a workshop! If you guys need a pack mule to carry gear around sometime, let me know.

  9. mel on February 28, 2008 at 1:06 am

    David, either you are the dramatic one in your family or I’m guessing that it is one wild ride at your house! ;) hahaha! We will fo’ sho’ come back with some rad images to share! Thanks Jo! We’re really excited about the magazine! I’ll let you know when it comes out! Will – Sean is getting awfully tired of carrying our equipment so he might just take you up on that whole pack mule thing sometime! :o)

  10. david&kimi baxter on February 28, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    your work just brings the ca-razy out of me and kim. so, if we’re committed we’re blaming your work! oh how we love it so.

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