We are teaming up with our incredible film lab for a one day intensive this fall in the gorgeous hills of Santa Ynez and Sunstone Winery.

Join Goodman Film Lab, Charla Storey and Krystle Akin for a day of jam packed wedding goodness. 

We will concentrate on wedding flat lays to tell a story of the day, elopement styled shoot, and how to find light and posing while shooting film. We will share everything that we have learned along with helping you create a killer styled gallery of a classic elopement in the hills.

You will walk away with tools and strategies to be implemented right away into your wedding business. This is a no hold back and all questions answered kind of day! Not only will you learn you will also receive a sweet discount on your film for the day from Goodman!

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September 26, 2019

Sunstone Villa
Santa Ynez Valley, CA

. walkthrough of entire wedding elopement day step by step

. getting ready, details, first look to ceremony

. elopement styled wedding at sunstone winery

. wedding flat lays

. creative lighting and posing on film

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Santa Ynez Valley

Majestic landscape and golden sunsets with pink hues are the inspiration for our elopement shoot. What better backdrop to have than the vast grassy hills, mountain vistas and mossy oaks plus the gorgeous Sunstone Winery.

We promise, we will show you views you will never forget!



. walkthrough of entire wedding elopement day step by step

. getting ready, details, first look to ceremony

. • Wedding styled flat lays

• In-depth review on why details matter

• Lunch

• Depart for shooting location

• Review on posing and finding the light

• Elopement details

• Bride and Groom - elopement styled shoot


Do you need to be a film photographer to attend?


Our one day workshop is geared towards film and digital (hybrid) photographers and those looking into branching off into shooting more film at their weddings. We are both hybrid photographers as we shoot film and digital but this workshop will use and teach with our film cameras. 
For those not yet comfortable with film feel free to bring your DSLR. We have some pretty rad presets that can help out with matching to film! 

the workshop

Can I use these images for my portfolio?

We both have hosted shootouts and of course workshops and let our attendees use the images as you wish. The only request is that you credit the FULL vendor team when publishing the shoot on your blog or social media platform.

Is lodging or transportation provided?

We set the workshop for one day to help out so you don't have to be out a lot of days on lodging. We do not provide lodging as we will start Thursday morning and end that afternoon. Transportation to and from the location will be needed also. We can certainly help out when we move to the elopement location and car pool.

We will start a private group on facebook for all attendees to get in touch with each other. This is actually how we met! In a group chat before our workshop in Marfa. More on that later...

What if I need to cancel?

The workshop is non-refundable and do hope you understand. We do understand family and business emergencies and the monies can be transferred to any attendee wanting to come. But, we will miss you!

What do I need to bring?

Well, for starters. Your smiling face! Also, your camera(s), light meter, film & water bottle.

We will be providing light snacks and lunch. We both like to snack so best believe there will be food!

Wait, I really don't have a film camera. What do I do?!

There are several places to rent cameras from, yes.. even film cameras! We can help you find a great rental online if you would like. Just let us know! But, your digital is JUST fine!

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yesss! let's do this

Meet us


Between us both we have over 26 years in the photography industry. We absolutely ADORE our job and wouldn't trade it for the world! We have a profound love for helping people see their value, allowing them to feel beautiful and capable. Both in educating fellow photographers and in photographing clients. It seems like just the other day we too met at a workshop. So come be apart of the day, photograph incredible images and you can also meet a new friend!


Charla's work

Krystle's work

On the fence? Or just need a few more questions answered?

Ask away! We are here to help and can't wait for you to join us!

or email hello@krystleakin.com


WE WOULD LOVE for you to join us!

thank you! we'll be in touch soon!