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March 28, 2012

Every couple has a story, every wedding a unique sensibility…

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Why do we do what we do? Is it just about making pretty pictures? Really, if we (collectively, not just us) wanted to make nothing but perfectly posed, pretty pictures, we probably wouldn’t choose weddings.

Weddings are messy, they never go as planned.  Weddings are filled with spontaneous moments. Weddings are a unique collection of people. Weddings are about so much more than two people. Weddings are glorious and exciting and filled with challenge for a photographer.

Weddings are pretty too. There is nothing more beautiful than a couple in love, starting a journey that will take them to unexpected places. Weddings are the beginning, the mark of something new and untested. Weddings are the public manifestation of a love story.

Weddings are why I am a photographer. Weddings are why Bebb Studios was started. Weddings are what drives us to create, to document, to push ourselves to greater heights.

We are storytellers. We tell the story of a wedding, through our cameras. We share what happens, as it happens. We use light, shadow, emotion, composition and more.

At the end of the day, though, we are telling a story.

Those stories, your weddings, are unique every single time. They have to be – every couple is unique. And so, we approach those stories with an open mind and heart, aware that YOU and your wedding is completely different from every other.

Sometime the story is in the face of the mother watching her daughter in the final prep for the day.

Sometimes the story is in where the wedding takes place.

Sometimes it’s how he holds her in his arms – unique to them.

Sometimes it’s how she holds him.

We tell stories with our images. We tell stories about you.

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!

9am
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.

March 4, 2012
Wow. I looked up from my life a few minutes ago and realized how long it has been since we blogged. It’s been a lifetime in the blogging world and I am incredulous at how that happened. I could say that we have...
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Wow. I looked up from my life a few minutes ago and realized how long it has been since we blogged. It’s been a lifetime in the blogging world and I am incredulous at how that happened.

I could say that we have been extra -super busy, which is true. I could say that we had a boatload of our 2011 weddings promised to magazines and blogs, and therefore could not blog them ourselves (also true). I could say that I’ve been writing another book and that has taken a big chunk of my time (true as well). I could say a lot of things to justify the crickets that have taken up residence here…

…but I won’t.

I’ve received your emails and messages – thank you. I hear you all. And I feel that I owe you an apology for my lazy, ok non-existent, blogging in 2011. So, if you’ll bear with me, I will do my very best to catch up, keep things going, and revive this barren place of words and images.

You have been so loyal, so wonderful about checking in – thank you for that.

In the meantime (while I flex my writing fingers and get ready for a blogging marathon) I have been writing here and here. We’ve been shooting, we’ve been planning conferences and building something incredible, we’ve been speaking all over the world, and we’re about to speak some more, and in Canada too, and we’ve been busy restructuring our business and pricing to better serve you, our incredible clients.

And because we are photographers, I would be remiss if I didn’t post an image. This is from a wedding we’ll be sharing very soon!

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.
WHAT IF…

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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.

xoxo

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