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May 15 - 18, 2022
escalante, utah

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are you ready to rise
          to your full potential?

Here at Let Light In Workshop, we do things a little different. We believe that your workshop experience should be a balance of strong education and next level styled shoots in epic places - while still giving you time to foster friendships and growth from within.

Our time together will include in-depth lectures on all things business and photography, fully stylized shoots that will truly elevate your portfolio and lasting connections with like-minded photographers. Let's not forget about the yoga class, s'mores around the campfire, vintage drive-in movie night and a multi-course welcome dinner by a private chef - the list goes on!

Each of our guest teachers have been hand picked to dive deep into the heart of your art and encourage you to reach new heights in your business. Our lunar eclipse expedition will give each attendee a hands on experience on how to photograph this rare full blood moon. We have also incorporated a full adventure elopement to learn the in's and out's of elopements. Every shoot and lecture is created with the intention on leveling up your business.

Are you ready to rise to your full potential? Reserve your spot today!

May 15 - 18, 2022
Yonder @ Escalante, Utah

Lodging, food, lectures, curated styled shoots, lunar eclipse expedition, full adventure elopement, yoga class, drive-in movie night + swag bag

In-depth Lectures will be given from our teachers on various business and photography topics - while diving deep into the heart of your art.

High-end styled shoots ranging from wedding, editorial, full adventure elopement, high fashion bridal look book + even a lunar eclipse expedition. We are going all out!

the details:

when + where

what's included

education

styled shoots

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photo by our past attendee: @imdaniellejohnson

Yonder was created out of a desire to go back in time. It is located near Bryce Canyon National Park and within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, on the grounds of an old Drive-In movie theater. Yonder borders some of America’s most beautiful places and provides its guests the luxury of experiencing the American West in a way that will always be remembered.

Cabins and Airstreams are fully equipped with everything you'll need and private spa-like bathhouses await. The property also has a pool + hot tub, vintage drive in theater, general store, fire pits for s'mores and campfire stories + so much more!

welcome to yonder escalante - a luxury glamping experience in southern utah

The location

Hi, I’m Kayla and I'm the host of LLI! I’ve been a photographer serving couples and brands across the globe for the past 8 years - I truly can’t imagine doing anything else.

A few years ago, I noticed a gap in the photography workshop space. What I was looking for was a workshop that offered a luxury experience in an epic location, creative shoots that would actually elevate my portfolio and attract my ideal client + a community of like minded creatives. 

This is when Let Light In Workshop was born. 

I’ve put my heart + soul into creating a series of workshops that are intentionally made to grow your craft and your community. Using my background in photography and degree in Special Events Management, I've curated every detail of the LLI workshop to be unlike any other. Can't wait for you to join us!

Blake Hogge

Cara Mia

Kayla Fisher

meet your teachers

Kierstin Jones

I'm Kierstin Jones and I am obsessed with taking pictures! I've been a wedding photographer for 11 years now and to say I'm blessed is an understatement.

Photography has become a forever part of me. Each and every person has a different way they show their love for the other person and I truly enjoy being able to capture that. Not just capturing moments in time, but also capturing the feelings that are tied to those moments

Capturing all kinds of love around the world has been an honor and absolute dream come true. I've learned SO MUCH over the years and I'm excited to share a few of my favorite things with you.

I am a wedding, elopement and editorial photographer who specializes in documentation of storytelling. I have been full time for 5 years now and it’s never a dull moment.

The core to my business is that everyone deserves to have their story documented. Each person has a beautiful unique way of living and as a photographer I strive to capture everyone’s most authentic self. My favorite word is collaboration. It’s all about working together to create something beautiful.

I take pride in creating a unique experience for each client. Each day never passes the same as such each person has a unique perspective on life. Being able to hone in on each person’s individuality while capturing it on film is what I crave and I can’t wait to share that with you all!

I’m based in Utah, but I’ve been lucky enough to travel all around the world documenting love stories. I picked up a camera for the first time 4 years ago and haven’t looked back since. 

I'm inspired by imperfection and images that capture a feeling. I embrace artistic blur, grain, light leaks, and the in-between "off-script" moments. Lately I've been especially inspired by old film and vintage cameras—I crave things that are unpredictable and invoke a little bit of nostalgia. I fell in love with writing and storytelling before I ever picked up a camera, and I'm equally in love with both. 

I believe if you have a dream and work harder than you ever have in your life and don’t give up, the universe has a way of making it happen. It’s my goal to empower other creatives to find their unique voice as artists and storytellers, break out of their comfort zones, and find beauty anywhere from their backyard to the night sky to a remote waterfall in Iceland.

On our first night together, we will be embarking on a night time expedition to photograph the total lunar eclipse. This rare event is a sight to behold, leaving you with *literally* out of this world images. 

Cara Mia will be leading our Eclipse Expedition where we will learn hands-on how to photograph the beauty of the total lunar eclipse. On average, it only happens every 2.5 years - get ready to capture this extremely rare Blood Moon light up the night sky!

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The lunar eclipse expedition 

photos by: @caramia

"I have attended 10+ retreats/content days hosted by other photographers and this is the only one I would put money into attending again. Kayla outdid herself with EVERY detail. The shoots she styled were unique, stylish, and photos I still look at every day and can’t believe I took. The business, creative and inspirational education each of the guest teachers planned ended up being lessons about strategies and concepts I did not even know were out there. I look at those notes OFTEN in my daily business life. Aside from the business side of things, this retreat was FUN. There was plenty of time to relax and enjoy building actual friendships and relationships with the other amazing creatives who attended, an actual hidden gem of a bonus in my opinion. Seriously WORTH IT."

"Let Light In workshop and all the vendors, speakers, venue and models were more than I could have dreamed of. Each shoot was the new best thing I’ve ever photographed. I use the photos I took from that weekend on all parts of my website and branding, just phenomenal! 

If the photography aspect wasn’t enough, the knowledge I learned from each speakers presentations, the friendships I made with the other attendees and the techniques I learned from challenges we were given are things I’ll take with me for life! Not to mention, the delicious food we ate together and outdoor movie night under the stars was in itself, the most magical experience I could have hoped for.

If you are thinking of attending any workshop this is the one that will make your year!" 

"Let Light In Workshop was truly life changing.

I felt creatively inspired, pushed out of my comfort zone in the healthiest of ways, learned so much from experts in the industry, and left feeling like I had a whole new zest, passion, and excitement for my work. (and FRIENDS! These workshops attract the BEST people!) I have since discovered a whole new side of photography that I’m not sure if I ever would have, had it not been for Kayla and her workshop. 

If you need a push in the right direction for your business , I would highly recommend investing in yourself and in this workshop!"

"I didn't want this week to end, not just because of the beautiful content and education, but because you made me feel like you were truly investing in me as a creative. From the place we stayed, the photoshoots planned, the educators invited and the comfortable and fun environment, I don't think I could have chosen a more inspiring workshop to attend at this point in my career than Let Light In Workshop.

I haven't been this inspired in a long time. So thank you. A million times, thank you." 

sweet words from
past attendees

"I didn't want this week to end, not just because of the beautiful content and education, but because you made me feel like you were truly investing in me as a creative. I don't think I could have chosen a more inspiring workshop to attend at this point in my career than Let Light In Workshop." - Janelle Brooks, @brooksandpine

what can i expect from the styled shoots?

We leave no detail out when it comes to these styled shoots. You can expect these shoots to be focused on diversityout of the box concepts and high end vendors to truly elevate your portfolio. There will be 5 unique shoots with a range of styles to push you creatively - wedding, editorial, full adventure elopement, high fashion bridal look book and a lunar eclipse expedition. 

what's included in the investment cost?

Included in your investment is a 4 day, 3 night stay at Yonder Escalante, all meals and drinks, educational lectures from the speakers, next level stylized shoots to elevate your portfolio, a lunar eclipse expedition, yoga class, drive in movie night in vintage cars + plenty of s'mores!

what should i bring?

Aside from the norm, make sure to bring comfortable shoes to walk in, laptop + charger, camera + gear, credit card/cash, and a swimsuit. A tripod and long lens (300-400mm is best) is needed for the Lunar Eclipse Expedition as well. These are easy to rent locally!

The average temperature in May is 75 high and 40 low - so please make sure to dress accordingly!

will there be food?

Of course! All meals and beverages will be provided during our time together. Additional options and snacks will be available for purchase on site. We will kick off our first night with an extravagant multi-course welcome dinner prepared by a private chef.

What can I expect from the lectures?

In-depth lectures will be given from each teacher on various business and photography topics, while diving deep into the heart of your art. We will incorporate unique creative challenges during our styled shoots to explore new perspectives, expand your horizons and find your why. You will have exclusive access to our teachers for business advice and feedback - we are an open book and are here to help you and your business flourish!

what is the bed situation like?

Think summer camp style! You will have a shared bed in a cabin or airstream with one other attendee. There is an additional pull out bed in each cabin if you would prefer to sleep separately.

what airport should i fly into?

The closest international airports to Yonder Escalante are Salt Lake City (SLC) and Las Vegas (LAS). The closest regional airport is Cedar City Airport (CDC).

You will need to drive from the airport - a facebook group will be made prior to the workshop to sort out carpool options with other attendees!

can this be a tax write off?

Absolutely! That's the best part of it all. Any time you invest in your business to make it better, it can be written off as an expense for your business!
A total win-win.

is this workshop for beginners or professionals only?

This workshop is perfect for photographers of all levels! Whether you're just starting out or just needing some more inspiration - we welcome all to attend. 

Is my ticket refundable? What happens if I can't go anymore?

Your ticket is final sale and non-refundable. In the event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to sell your ticket to a friend! We have also set up a Ticket Resell facebook group where you can list your ticket to others that are looking to purchase one.

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