ANNOUNCING YAN FAM WAY WORKSHOP DATES 2014

*please keep checking back as new dates and locations are added*

“I called my husband last night and detailed how i want to change my entire life. I didn’t expect yan palmer to do that to me.”  - jenna cole www.jennacole.com

basically, when i say i give these workshops every possible thing i have in my heart, plus include every little scrap of knowledge i’ve learned along my photo and life way, weeeellll, i’m really not exaggerating!

so for the rest of 2014,  imma bring it. this is how its gonna go down.

 

wanna hear what some other people had to say? makes me blush a little, but more it makes me excited to spread some more of this around:

“Yan’s workshop felt like a day at the photographer’s inspiration spa. She has an amazing gift for teaching through not only example but authenticity. She lovingly draws others out as well and creates a safe space for honesty and sharing. I wish I could participate in one of her workshops every single month because there’s just SO much to learn from Yan. Because of Yan’s advice, I feel empowered, excited, and equipped with the tools I need to start racing towards my own unique potential as an artist, to help myself stand out in a sea of photographers, and to just be a better, more genuine and happy human.” – Samantha Kelly Photography

 

If there is any workshop that you should attend, it’s Yan’s. The day was filled with so much priceless information that I wasn’t expecting. Just watching Yan photograph a family was completely worth the money. She makes it look so effortless. Her tips and tricks will definitely be a part of my routine, not just for family but for any subject I photograph. Yan really makes you look within yourself, to figure out why you do what you do. And I can’t thank her enough for that. To top it all off, I have made so many great friends that I will keep in touch with forever!”  - sallymaephoto.com (sally suggest i charge much more for the workshop. what do you think? juuusssst keeeeding, but really, she said that).

 

Yan’s workshop is much more than just a workshop. Getting the opportunity to see how she works, see how she creates, see how she makes beautiful photos time and time again was an incredible opportunity that I would do again without the slightest bit of hesitation. She has a gift not just for making beautiful photographs, but for really digging into your soul to find where there might be a little bit of happy missing, and she guides you through the path to fill the void with joy. Thats what she did for me. She saw me. She got me. She taught me. As if learning from one of the greats and some successful soul searching wasn’t enough, I also now have a ridiculously talented group of women who I can now call friends. I can’t thank Yan enough for what she did for me.” -meghanboyerphotography.com

 

i signed up for this workshop not knowing what to expect, except i knew that i would love it because, i mean, we’re talking about yan palmer here.  and i did really love it. yan and her openness… the other ladies and their stories.  it was truly an incredible experience.  yan really takes the time to understand what each attendee is looking for, and makes sure that everyone walks away with what they came for…  with the confidence and tools needed to reach their potential.  if you’ve been an admirer of yan’s work for a long time (as I have), and want to pick her brain on how she does what she does (and see her in action), you need to sign up for this workshop.” – kathy kwong

and on a more personal, cute note to me. this from sami jo photography:
“I went to write a testimonial yesterday and I just really couldn’t put into words how amazing Monday was. I just couldn’t quite explain it without sounding over the top and like crazy in love with you, ya know? haha!  Because what I wanted to say was, it was one of those days that’ll I will remember forever. It was TRULY one of the best days of my life. Haha! I just didn’t want to come off insincere ya know? But again, thank you so much for all of your help! I realized so much of what I need to change. Except I don’t feel overwhelmed, I just feel motivated.  I really can’t wait for you to write your book because really.. you are one of the most fascinating people I’ve ever met. I was so in awe of everything you said on Monday. And guess what? I was inspired by your greatest strength and I’ve chose to be more honest this week. I feel so much more brave because of it. Well anyways. Just wanted to write and let you know how wonderful you are.’
so there you have it. this is the guts of it, guys. i hope you like what you see because i for one want to meet you, adore you, and kick your creative trash a little.
don’t see your city and are a little sad???? me too. but here’s the thing. i couldn’t commit to a billion and one cities without knowing FOR CERTAIN, i could fill up  a workshop there. i’ve already made that mistake!  so if you really super want me to come to yours, i give you my guarantee that we can make that happen if you are able to guarantee at least 5 people you’ve lined up to attend. let’s make it so!
ALL PURCHASES ARE FINAL AND NON REFUNDABLE.
SIGN UP FOR LOS ANGELES:
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SOLD OUT THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH!

 

 

SIGN UP FOR AUSTIN:

SOLD OUT, YAHOO!

 

SIGN UP FOR NEW DATE LONDON FEB 16-20 20015!!! (EXACT DAY IN THIS RANGE TBA)!!!!

SIGN UP FOR NEW DATE ST LOUIS, MO MAY 4TH 2015
SIGN UP FOR NEW DATE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA OCTOBER 6TH

SIGN UP FOR NEW DATE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA OCTOBER 6TH

SIGN UP FOR NEW DATE CHICAGO OCTOBER 22ND!

brooke and andy’s maine wedding

two words: dream wedding. okay some more words—at age 50 and 51 i haven’t seen a couple more in love or careful with each other. they know what they have. and they intend to keep it. i had the honor of getting to know brooke in the time leading up to and since her wedding and as you’ll see in the photos, not only is she gorgeous, but she does this thing where she emits love from every pore. i think its called glowing and it keeps you warm even when you’re getting rained  on during all the bride and groom portraits.;)thank you so much for having me out to kennebunkport, brooke and andy. this is a wedding i’ll never forget.

and for the camera curious—all images shot on film with my contax 645 and trusty canon eos 3.

martha and her family in seattle

they were them and it let me be me.

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