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Testimonials

We’ve been thrilling our guests since our very first workshop in 2007. Hundreds of workshops around the world later, clients keep returning, with nearly 75% of our workshops filled by repeat clients. Here’s what some of them have to say.

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Lisa was the most amazing instructor I have ever experienced, completely selfless making sure each of us got everything we need, wanted, and dreamed of. Most all instructors I've had in the past are more interested in getting the shot, for themselves, Lisa was 100% committed to our images.

— Jamie Johnson, Mongolia ’19

Wow. I can't get over how much I learned. Thank you, Wayne and Kevin! I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such an amazing and diverse group of people. I will remember this week for the rest of my life.

— Jason Lorenz, Wild Utah Night Skies ’21

Randy's tutorials and onsite assistance were the best I have received to date in the many workshops I have attended from several different providers. Paolo also provided valuable insights aiding me to get the best out of each location. Together they made a formidable team providing a relaxed, good-humoured environment in which we learned much that will help improve our craft.

— Despina Tramoundanis, Tuscany and Cinque Terre ’19

Marc was amazing!! We knew about the talent but what he demonstrated with the group was beyond that. He was extremely patient and fun to be around. He made the grayish thing look amazing... I enjoyed meeting all the great people that were part of the shop and I would love to do it again!!! FYI.. The food was awesome as well!! Thank you for a great experience !!

— Tania Eubanks, Canadian Rockies ’16

Lisa LaPointe is an excellent mentor. She found ways to teach at all levels. I admired her ability during review sessions to take a mundane image and find ways to improve it, all without distressing the maker.

— Dennis Landis, South Texas Wildlife ’21

Could not have been happier with Talor. She's pleasant, upbeat, super-knowledgeable, and full of energy. Being in a vehicle on lengthy drives with her and Lisa was a joy. So impressed with Talor's ability to demonstrate Lightroom techniques. She spoke for a content-rich hour and a quarter without an "um" or "ya know".

— Peary Stafford, Waterfalls and Wildflowers ’21

Wayne is great it's that simple. Night photography is so much about location and timing and Wayne got us set up and ready for some great shots. I would also like to commend Wayne on his follow-up for my and the rest of the group's requests during and so far after the workshop.

— Bruce Fortelka, New Mexico Land of Enchantment ’19

I was so pleased to find the workshop turned out to be much more than I expected. Andy takes such great care of people. I noticed this on several occasions, where he was very diligent in meeting individuals' needs, from photography to food and comfort! Marc was consistently kind, patient, and so easygoing. Both men really shined, which is not easy to do with the dynamics of keeping tabs on a group and maintaining a schedule to give us optimal opportunities.

— Kim Lewin, Palouse ’15

Dan certainly was everything you could want in a guide. Lots of energy, start as early and go as late as we wanted, great passion for and great knowledge of the Sitka outdoors and photography techniques and eager to share same with us, multiple suggestions for spontaneous adventures, very patient and helpful with a Lightroom neophyte like me, very conscious of safety (including safely maneuvering the boat for optimal photos in challenging sea conditions, and always packing appropriate Grizzly defense tools) but perhaps even more importantly than all of that, he was so down to earth and easy and fun to be with and both he and Janet made us feel like old friends and really part of their family during our stay. Our trip was over before we knew it! Looking forward to my next Muench adventure!!

— Bob Emerson, Larry Benjamin Private ’18

Greg Vaughn is a class act. He is an excellent instructor and a gentleman. Up till now, I have booked trips based on location, but in the future, I might book a trip I would otherwise not be too excited about if he was to be the instructor.

— Bob Slackman, Olympic National Park ’21

One thing that really sets Muench Workshops apart is the personal attention in the months leading up to the adventure. I was astonished that Andy called me directly to talk about the workshop when I emailed my interest. It meant the world to me that he cared enough to work with me to help me get to the point of being able to make the decision to attend. The opportunity to ask him questions during the prep for the workshop was fantastic and helped take some of the guesswork out of the prep regarding adequate layers. As it turned out, without that interaction, I would not have upgraded my already significant cold-weather gear (which was critical for this adventure) ...and been cold. I never expected -20 degree boots would not be sufficient!

— Debbie McIntosh, Mongolia Winter Migration ’19

The workshop exceeded expectations! Randy and Ceci are outstanding professionals who work exceptionally well as a team. They obviously have a deep respect for each other and that translates well into the way they built their very positive relationships with us as individuals and as a team. Gotta love the way Randy leads, directs, coaches suggests, and shares his vast knowledge of the craft. Ceci is a great coach and knows the mountains like no other so her coaching on composition was particularly valuable.

— Andrew Partridge, Patagonia ’19

The food was absolutely exceptional. Such a great variety of restaurants, flavors & tastes. Getting to see the Adirondacks has been on our bucket list for a few years so it was nice to finally get to see it. The attention & suggestions for photographing was the best. I got exactly what I needed & wanted. And David did a very good job of explaining & teaching us what is important in composing your picture out outside the camera.

— Ruth Palmer, Adirondack Fall Foliage ’18

The areas we went were gorgeous and full of opportunities, with room to spread out. It was obvious how much work Greg had put into scouting to ensure the group had maximum time at great locations. He developed a great itinerary and adapted it to meet the conditions. Both Greg and Tom were clearly VERY knowledgeable of the area. Greg was persistent and got us into the Fern Canyon which I really wanted to photograph. Would have loved to have had a great lupine pick, but you can't control Mother Nature. 🙂 Greg and Tom were fantastic! I would definitely go on another workshop with them and in fact, I am! 🙂 I'm so happy they will be the guides on the Olympic workshop next year!!! They make a great team. I know at least two others in this group were seriously considering signing up for the Olympic workshop, largely in part to how much they enjoyed and learned from Greg and Tom, I think that says a lot.

— Karen Pippenger, Redwoods and Rhododendrons ’19

Talor was very knowledgeable and the critiques were awesome. Talor Stone is a great workshop leader. Really made the workshop fun. Would gladly take another workshop with her as the leader.

— Austin Ray, Waterfalls and Wildflowers ’21

The best workshop I have ever been on. Andy kept on raising the bar each day. I saw and experienced Mongolia in the way that I always dreamed about. The only way to describe this workshop is EPIC. The memories will last a lifetime.

— Larry Blau, Mongolia ’17

Marc always gives wonderful suggestions and explanations. I have been using Lightroom for years, but learn lots EVERY time.

— Joan Arnold, Eastern Sierras ’15

I think they broke the mold when they made Wayne Suggs, he is without question one of the most passionate, dedicated, generous, and skilled professionals I have ever met and I’ve met many! He clearly loves to teach and is tireless in his pursuit of excellence. In fact, I think he's just tireless!!

— Andrew Partridge, Lazarra Partridge Private ’21

Wow! I am still saying that after 6+ months! Great workshop! We had many photographic opportunities with great backgrounds and good lighting. Marc is a top notch instructor. Since we were on safari location, Marc met with each of us and provided critiques, etc. individually.

— Gloria Spellman, Kenya Safari ’19

It exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed the workshop. Richard has an enormous amount of knowledge and he explains things clearly. He is very good at giving critique and I would love to learn more from him.

— Robert Gandelman, Adirondack Fall Foliage ’21