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Communication is McKee: Spotlight on Jon McKee
Jon McKee’s Spirited, Flexible Approach Keeps Clients & Models Smiling

Jon McKee

Jon McKee

Jon McKee

Jon McKee

“I had to convince everyone that in spite of the traffic whizzing by and the narrow width of the bridge, it would be worth it if we could just get a few shots from up there,” he says. The edgy bridge-top shots ended up being the client’s favorites.

Matching Visions

Recommendations from satisfied clients generate the majority of McKee’s assignments. “Most of my clients have been referred to me because they feel that I have the vision they are looking for,” he says. Other that that, his website generates business as do his occasional Workbook ads.

“Learning how to create the whole website, including designing it with my brother, has been very rewarding,” says McKee, who, up until recently, didn’t even have a website. “I tried to find someone who would devote enough time on it. Eventually, I got past the intimidation of learning something new, and did it myself.” He now takes great pride in the site’s character, and uses it for everything from presenting to proofing.

But nothing beats the thrill he gets from an actual shoot. “I’m always excited about new opportunities to express my ideas,” says McKee. And since having fun is contagious, he may be doing even more communicating than he thinks. 

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