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March 7, 2012
It’s here, ready to go, waiting for you. A place for artist-preneurs of ALL GENRES to come, learn, build community and grow together. WHAT IF Portland builds on the lessons and success of our Cabo adventure. This...
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It’s here, ready to go, waiting for you. A place for artist-preneurs of ALL GENRES to come, learn, build community and grow together.

WHAT IF Portland builds on the lessons and success of our Cabo adventure. This is a conference for anyone who considers themselves a CREATIVE. That means photographers, writers, musicians, designers, and more are welcome (and are signed up) for Portland.

Are you a creative? Are you interested in a community of other creatives? Are you looking for inspiration? Are you filled with WHAT IFs and afraid to make them happen? Are you a dreamer? Are you a doer? Are you interested in more? Are you willing to let go, to trust and to embrace the possibilities of more? Are you ready for something that will change your life and your business?

Join us in Portland, July 23 – 26, for the WHAT IF Summer Session.

All the details are right here!

March 5, 2012
After years of trying to make this happen on our own, we’re excited to announce we are coming to Toronto! And, even better, we’ve partnered with Vistek to make it all happen. THE DETAILS: This is a two day...
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After years of trying to make this happen on our own, we’re excited to announce we are coming to Toronto! And, even better, we’ve partnered with Vistek to make it all happen.

THE DETAILS: This is a two day event, on April 15 + 16, 2012. The first day is a general session where admission is not capped. We’ll be covering the following:

Modern Weddings: Working Smarter

  • Learn how to work less and make more money
  • Three things you can do right now to increase sales with clients you already have booked
  • Work more efficiently and have more time for your life
  • Moving forward in the modern economy + relationship marketing

Giving Your Clients More: Adding Audio

  • Why audio is important
  • How adding audio will increase bookings and sales
  • How to add audio to your existing coverages
  • Equipment needs, etc.

The Business of Wedding Photography

  • Plan for success
  • Inspired image making
  • Turn ideas into revenue streams

The cost to attend on April 15th is $99 (yeah, you read that right!).

On April 16th, we’re offering an intensive  experience unlike anything we have done before.

Participants will have the chance to work with professional models and will be able to work one-on-one with the Bebbs on some of the assignments that will be handed out at the beginning of this workshop!

Arrival and introductions.

9:15am – 12pm
The class begins with a combination of slides and hands-on presentations that focus on the elements you need to make a fantastic and compelling photograph. Some topics in this time will include: different kinds of light, what to look for when making an image, working with clients, posing, elements you can capture in camera, getting it right in-camera to minimize time in post, and more.

Students will get a start of their assignments before the lunch break.

1– 2pm
Students will finish their assignment and begin the download/selection process. Each student will submit their top 5 to 10 images to the instructors.

2 – 3pm
The class will, as a group, go through submitted images and choose keepers. This gentle critique will focus on why each photographer captured his/her image the way they chose.
One image from each student will be selected for post work.

3 – 4pm
The class will finish image editing and then and move into a discussion on streamlined workflow (with tips and tricks.)

The cost to attend April 16th is $549 + tax and includes admission to Sunday’s class as well.

For all the details and to sign up, click here! Vistek is handling everything, so if you have any questions, please get in touch with them directly. Of course, if you have any questions they can’t answer, we’re always available.

October 13, 2011

What If? It’s THE question that fosters ingenuity. It drives our advancements, large and small, and yet it’s the simplest of questions.


How often do you ask that question? Really ask it?

And if you ask, WHAT IF how often do you follow through with your idea? I’m guessing there are a lot of great “what ifs” and a lot of them get lost in the minutiae of daily life. Heck, we have a whole series of notebooks devoted to this very thing. We call them our Idea Books, and after 12 years in this business, we have over 50 of those books.

Every so often we revisit them and comb through our ideas. Some ideas surface again and again, with more detail each time. Others are one line, one very vague line, that challenges us to even recall what excited us about it.

What is all this about, you wonder? Why this post? Why now? Well, it’s about the power of WHAT IF and about making your WHAT IFs a reality.

You see, something is missing in the creative world – a way to conference and collaborate with other creatives, that isn’t staid and, well, stale. Too many conferences employ a formula, one that worked for years, where a speaker stands on a stage and pontificates at the crowd. Some speakers are really engaging and inspiring, others not so much. The speakers themselves aren’t really to blame for this model – the attendees are. We keep going back year after year after year. And by feeding the beast, we are keeping it strong and alive. Why change when tens of thousands of you flock to it time and again?

Change is here. It’s time to put your foot down and say enough is enough. The days of someone speaking at you and telling you to be just like them are gone. Gone like the Dinosaurs are gone. It’s not about that anymore, not if we want to succeed and thrive in the coming years. The world changed and we refuse to be left behind.

So here it is, one of our biggest WHAT IFs to date:

A Conference for  Artist-preneurs using their vision to make a living, this ain’t your average conference. Not by a long shot!

You can find all the details (and there are plenty) at the WHAT IF website, but here is a quick and dirty run down of what’s up:

This is a Conference for Creatives, by Creatives. Each one of our Innovators is also a Collaborator, helping to develop WHAT IF into more than what you expect. There won’t be any pontification from the stage. There won’t be any short cuts to success. There won’t be any “buy this and you’ll be rich” going on.

What there will be is facilitation from our Innovators, collaboration from all our attendees, and a community environment created from the moment you arrive. With some of the most important learning you can get taking place outside the classroom, we have structured spontaneity after each session.  From the Idea Wall to the Daily Assignments to activities that lead to Inspiration outside Photography, and so much more, you will be immersed in a community and setting that will help you find your own success, on your terms.

Hosted at an all-inclusive resort, WHAT IF subscribes to the “no photographer left behind” philosophy. Whether you are an introvert or someone who likes to get in the middle of things, there is a place for you. For all of you.

As Steve would say, there is a lot of “flowery language” here and words that sound big and important. In the interests of keeping it simple, it’s time to get off your butt, and make your WHAT IF a reality. This conference will help you do that. Boom.

Questions? You know where to find us.


April 29, 2011

Have you noticed that our blog has been quiet recently? Too quiet, don’t you think? It’s time to change all that!


Our loyal blog followers have probably noticed a lack of posts recently, that is, if anyone is still following our blog after such a lengthy hiatus. We found ourselves caught in a bit of a dilemma last season with regards to the blog, and it has caused us to reconsider how, and when, we blog our assignments.

Our favorite wedding magazine, one we are often published in, has a strict “no blog” policy on submissions. And they’re not alone – several publications, in North America, have instituted the same policy. I understand why – they want their content to remain exclusive to them, otherwise why would someone purchase their magazine? But it has made it challenging for us as we consider all of our weddings worthy of submitting to a variety of magazines.

And so, we chose not to blog many (almost all) of our events last year, in anticipation of publication. This had made for a very empty, lonely blog recently, and we’re working hard to rectify that. We now know which 2010 weddings will be published this year, so we can finally start sharing last year’s work.

So, with that, we have a series of posts planned for the coming weeks. Some will share our weddings of 2010, some our favorite details. We will introduce you, officially, to our associate(s) and share some of his work with you. And we will, once again, share some of the new products and business ideas we have developed.

2011 is shaping up to be an interesting year full of travel, teaching, writing, dreaming, building and, of course, shooting. We are looking so forward to sharing with all of you and hope that our loyal readers will once again return to our blog.

And because this is a photography blog, some of what we are working on…

Wedding at Hycroft Manor

January 29, 2011

The Bebbinars are back for 2011 and they are better than ever! 2.5 days of intense learning with two of the best, Steve and Jen Bebb UPDATE: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEB 4th AT MIDNIGHT!

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: The Early Bird Price will be EXTENDED until Friday, February 4th, 2011. (Adjustments will be made on the final invoice.)

CLICK HERE to sign up for Winnipeg

CLICK HERE to sign up for London, Ontario

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