For the past several years we’ve been getting the question: “when are you going to start doing workshops??”  We love teaching, sharing, and helping other photographers.  It’s really very cool to make a difference in someone’s business and help them realize their potential!  Still, it has been something that we’ve been slowly and hesitantly entering into because we never wanted to be lumped into the category of “yet another new photographer with a workshop!”  We wanted to make sure that we really had something to offer and that we could help photographers move in a direction that is good for them and their business rather than just pushing them down the path that we personally took, regardless of whether that really fit them or not.  

As you’ve probably seen on the blog and through twitter, we’ve done some group workshops and speaking recently as we’ve been asked to do so and it has been a very rewarding experience!  The group dynamic is great and hopefully, everyone walks away with something different they can use.  There is a time and a place for that, but what we really love is digging deep, finding a single person’s strengths and weaknesses, and working with them to create a game plan that maximizes their potential and pushes them to realize their dreams!  We found that for us, this can be best achieved with private, one-on-one consultations with individuals.  

If you’ve poked around on our site in the past year, you may have found a little blurb about these tucked away in the “about” section.  We just put it out there without really promoting it and let the chips fall where they may.  We’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with some wonderful people and we’re so excited about where their businesses are headed!  The purpose of this post is to officially make it known (without having to dig around on our site) that we will be offering more private consults in the coming year.  We so look forward to doing these and watching so many more photographers flourish!  If you’d like more information, please feel free to inquire at

Now, because every post is better with photos, here are a few from one of our more recent consults where we spent part of the time covering shooting in harsh light, with flash, and in bad locations.  Bekah is our lovely and talented assistant/studio manager/on-hand model.  She is the girl who has a box of Keebler Elves Fudge-shop cookies, a can of pistachio nuts, and a bag of Doritos stashed behind her monitor here in the office at any given time and is still this thin!  Are you sick yet? ;0)














  1. Jen Creed on December 2, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    Definitely one of the top three best things we’ve ever done for our business :) You all are fantastic!

  2. ohana photographers on December 2, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    mmm…loooove!!! hope you guys had an awesome turkey day!!!

  3. Bex on December 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    I love that this post is right after Laurens, it just makes so much sense!

  4. Phil & Mindy on December 2, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    The Mclellans are geniuses, if you AREN’T a genius you should do their private consult, then, maybe, you will become a genius. :)

  5. Nicole on December 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Seeing these images reminds me of how awesome that day was. You guys were so inspiring and each time I pick up a camera I think of the many things you guys taught me. And Bekah…you’re so gorgeous!

    To anyone considering a consult with the McLellans…do it. You WON’T be disappointed. Best thing I did for my business this year!

  6. Mel on December 2, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Jen and Nicole! You guys are doing incredibly and we’re so proud that we got to share in that! Thank you! Thanks Ohana! Turkey day was good – hope it was for you guys too! Phil and Mindy – great advice! ;0) ha! Bex – I didn’t even think of that but you’re so right! Two Miss Prisses in the family! :0)

  7. Michelle Hartz on December 2, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    First of all these are awesome! Love the fifth shot down, I used to have my hair just like her’s! She’s beautiful!

  8. K. Crafton on December 2, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Bex is a rock star…love all of these!

  9. Jessi on December 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Wow, she is beautiful and these pictures are fantastic!

  10. anna on December 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    KRIKEY, you guys rock…these are freaking MADE of awesome!! Consult = Invaluable. ’nuff said.

  11. Jane Cato on December 2, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    My heart is skipping with happy beats right now…

  12. adrian hitt on December 3, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    bex looks so beautiful! loving her short hair. really great you two!

  13. Wedding Photographer Galway on December 4, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    WOW! great photos, great model! i especially like the 4th and the 5th image!! Really well done!!

  14. Becka @Studio222 Photography on December 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    These are fabulous just like the McLellans. (And yes, I’m sick. I think I gained a pound just READING the word Doritos) ;)

  15. ed boye- jon's father on December 18, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Have you considered sending these shots to a modeling studio. I do believe you would have a job in no time. I actually had a portfolio and did modeling at one time. Ask me about it sometime.

  16. Pattie on December 20, 2009 at 1:55 am

    I am Ed Boye’s sister and Jon’s Aunt. I agree with my bother these pics would get her a modeling job pretty quick. She is very photogenic.

  17. Beth on December 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Great photos!

  18. Cathy Crawley on December 27, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Wow, these off camera flash shots are amazing. Brilliant even! Love.

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