What a fun couple of days we’ve had!  We just got done hosting a workshop for David Beckstead and I’m excited to share some of the results with you!  David is an amazing person and we so appreciate him traveling out here from Washington state to share with all of us.  Thank you so much David and please thank Kassandra too!  She is equally amazingly for so willingly sharing her husband with the world. 

The first day of the workshop was a day long model shoot.  We started off at a friend’s farm (thanks Julian and Val!) and then headed to Franklin’s historic district for the evening.  Our models did such a wonderful job!  Kerri, Matt, and Bekah – we appreciate you guys! 

The second day was a day long critique of everyone’s images and we were so impressed with the level of work everyone put out!  You guys rock!  I’ve got a few of my images ready so I’ll share them and maybe Sean will come on later with some of his – just ask him sweetly! :) 












It was so nice to meet new faces and see old ones again!  Thanks for coming and thanks again David for spending a few days with us! :)

 – Mel


  1. mcblair on October 31, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    these are awsome!! keep up the great work.

  2. Kate C. on October 31, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    Mel & Sean, Thank you SO MUCH for organizing the workshop and being such generous hosts (mmmmmm cookies). I am absolutely entranced by the elevator and “flamenco” image….wow!!!

    please show your shots Sean! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE? :)

  3. Laura on October 31, 2007 at 5:10 pm

    Gorgeous!! Absolutely Amazing!! C’mon Sean – Show your shots! :)Pretty please?

  4. sheryleigh on October 31, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    WOW!! these are brilliant, well done. what was your highlight from the workshop, do share:)

  5. Cliff on October 31, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    Mel & Sean,

    I just want to thank you for hosting this event. I learned a lot and enjoyed hanging out with you guys (as always).

    Not only are you great photographers – you’re great PEOPLE. Very cool.

    Sean… show your stuff, Dude! After you catch up on your sleep… :-)

  6. Meggie Velasco on October 31, 2007 at 9:30 pm

    I had such a great time with everyone. Thank you so much for inviting me and thanks for sharing Carrie and Beckah too! And for the cookies of course!

  7. esm on November 1, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Beautiful images by a beautiful person.

  8. brianne on November 1, 2007 at 2:23 pm

    i love the red cowboy boots! and the red heels!

  9. sean on November 1, 2007 at 2:59 pm

    thanks for the positive comments, everyone… I’m working on posting a few of mine right now… should be up in a few minutes…

  10. Melanie Watson on November 2, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    these are gorgeous Mel! They make me miss TN too much though. I love the bride on the rusty old truck! Then again I love all the ones where the bride is wearing cowboy boots! :D

  11. adrian hitt on November 4, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    you two are fabulous! thanks for sharing your home with us this week. best part… mel’s homemade biscuits ;) gorgeous captures… to the both of you!

  12. Matt Browne on November 5, 2007 at 9:58 am

    you guys were awesome hosts! I’ve never had so much fun -learning- about photography.

    I concur on the cookies and biscuits, too!

  13. chrissycampbell on November 5, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks too :) had so much fun, Melanie great food!!!! Yall did way to much for us!! Thanks for your awesome southern hospitality

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