Sunstone Winery

November 12, 2015

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Michelle Leach  |  Sunstone Winery  |

Being a self-taught photographer, I am a big supporter of workshops. Why try to re-invent the wheel? Learn from people who love their craft and have walked the hard road ahead of you so you don’t make the same mistakes.

I chose to attend Kurt’s workshop because I loved his images and I wanted to hear more about his creative process. I was so pleased to have a lot of class time, as well as time for creative shoots. He taught us about the in’s and out’s of shooting film, what labs to use and basically made it an accessible craft for those who wanted to participate.

The blessing in doing a workshop too, is that you get to learn from other’s in the industry. Joy Proctor is someone I followed and loved to watch her curate shots while at Sunstone. Styling is something I’m weak in, so not only was I able to learn more about the process of film, but I could watch and learn about the art of styling.

This was the second of two shoots for the attendee’s. Since we were all in the wedding industry, it was perfect to end the workshop with a wedding shoot. I loved the fine art approach to putting this shoot together.

I think the reality of shooting fine art brides can be tricky as it’s not the desire of every bride. But to be able to witness what professionals could put together, and photographer’s could capture, it did help me to picture what a bride in groom may look like to be captured in this way.

I came home with rolls of film to stock my portfolio and a heart happy to have met such wonderful people. ” – Michelle

Kurt Boomer Workshop
Styling – Joy Proctor
Florals – Amy Osaba
Gowns – Shop Gossamer
MUAH – Jess Wilcox
Designs – Paper Birch Designs
Calligraphy – Written Word Calligraphy
Rentals – Found Rentals


  1. SammieB says:

    These details are all so lovely! The florals, the calligraphy…even the figs. Swoon!

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