4:00 PM16:00

Book signing, author talk and lots of food at Botanica in LA with Heidi Swanson

Join us to celebrate two of our favorites: Heidi Swanson of 101 Cookbooks & Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille!

About this Event

We'll be selling books and slinging snacks from Aran and Heidi's cookbooks from 4-6pm. (We'd love you to join us for dinner following the event!) 

Heidi and Aran will be on site shmoozing, signing books and being fabulous. Please join us!

When: Sunday, October 20, 4-6pm

What: Meet Aran from Cannelle et Vanille, Heidi from 101 Cookbooks, eat snacks and get your books signed! 

Why: Amazing women + incredible food = what could be bad?!


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10:00 AM10:00

Unfold Retreat - The Fold Magazine & Healers Wellness Event

Join The Fold and Healers for a transformative day of holistic healing and well-being. Connect with your higher self and fellow seekers as we welcome a Full Moon. You'll emerge restored and ready to embrace a new season with clarity and confidence. 

Tickets HERE



+tarot readings 

+astrological guidance

+moon rituals and dreamwork

+gua sha facials from Spruce

+individual guidance & healing

+nourishing snacks & lunch by Bounty Kitchen

+healthy happy hour

+sneak-peek of Cannelle et Vanille's new cookbook

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9:30 AM09:30

Food styling and photography workshop through the Photo Center NW

I offer this workshop in partnership with the Photo Center NW in Seattle. It will take place at my studio but please visit the PCNW website for registration.

On this 6-hour class I will run through what a still life and food photo shoot looks like for me. Discussing how to find light, how to manipulate it, shooting tethered for most efficient workflow, styling and composition, prop selection and food styling philosophy.

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to May 19

How to create a cookbook workshop

  • 2315 Western Ave, Suite 207 Seattle, WA 98119 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this 2-day workshop, we will walk through:

  • Creating a cookbook proposal.

  • Recipe writing and testing process.

  • Creating a budget and staying on schedule.

  • Building a prop closet and utilizing what you have.

  • How to cook, style and photograph recipes in a streamline manner.

  • Creating a world through photography and words.

  • Editing of content from recipes to photography.

  • Thinking about sales and marketing.

This workshop will benefit those who are considering or actively working towards a cookbook. Whether you are doing it all yourself or having people assist in the process, it is always beneficial to understand everything that goes into creating a cookbook so you can prepare and organize.

Register on my Shop.

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9:30 AM09:30

Food styling & photography workshop

  • 2315 Western Ave, suite 207 Seattle, WA 98119 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

6-hour hands-on workshop where I will demonstrate my work flow from cooking, to styling food, to photography. Students will get to style and shoot their own images under my guidance.

Some photography knowledge is preferred although not required.

E-mail me with any questions at

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to Oct 1

Source, Style, Capture Workshop at Sunday Suppers in Brooklyn


An intensive Food + Photography Workshop with Aran Goyoaga

Join me for a one or two day food + photography workshop at the beautiful light filled Sunday Suppers Studio in New York City. 


Each day incorporates a lesson about cooking and baking as well as styling and photographing the work. Attendees will watch me make a sweet and savory recipe, and be invited to partake in the action as well. I will also discuss my social media approach and getting work published.

Breakfast and lunch will be served each day by Sunday Suppers and all attendees will go home with a gift set from the ILA line. 

Day One: Sweet

This will be a hands-on day spent learning my process from baking, to styling food for camera, thinking about light and composition. You will get to shoot process and still life images under my guidance. We will take advantage of late summer and early fall produce to create her pear and hazelnut frangipane tart, hibiscus poached peaches with pink peppercorn meringue and sourdough bread and fall tartines.

Day Two: Savory

On day two, I will continue to dig deeper into my styling and photography process cooking while making gluten-free pasta, roasted chicken with apples, rose hips and wild herbs and mushrooms with eggs on toast. You will get to photograph the process and style your own still life images. 






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to Aug 21

Where The Wild Things Are - a food photography workshop with Gentl & Hyers

Marine Area 7 would like to present Andrea Gentl and Martin Hyers, who together with Aran Goyoaga, will be teaching a two-day food and travel photography workshop on Lummi Island. All students will learn about photography and food styling from the perspective of  working professionals.

The workshop will focus on two types of shooting: still life and reportage. For the food still-life portion, Andrea and Martin (professionally known as Gentl & Hyers) will discuss and demonstrate: composition, natural lighting and simple editing with Capture One. Shooting while tethered to a monitor, the students will view subtle techniques and changes in real time. How to make food beautiful will be a strong focus- to which Aran Goyoaga (AKA Canelle et Vanille) will bring professional expertise.

Each student will get a chance to practice techniques using simple tools all photographers should have in their kit. Marine Area 7 will provide surfaces and props which each student will have access to use in their photos.

Story telling and editing will be a theme throughout the weekend.  Along with sharing their knowledge and success with reportage, Gentl and Hyers will discuss the use of social media to bring exposure to work and have each student create social posts in order to self-promote commercially, tell a story visually and or express oneself creatively. Beautiful Lummi Island and its local farms and makers will be the background for all to create their own visual story. The class will forage for edible subject matter & meet and photograph a maker from the island. Gentl and Hyers will discuss technique & gear as well as describe how to see photographs. At the end of the workshop, along with the instructors, the class will partake in a short critique of one anothers work, which will inspire and inform.


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to Jul 3

Visual storytelling workshop in the French Basque Country

Please visit Ritchie Ace Camps for more details and registration.

You will learn the fundamentals of how to prep, prop and style food for the camera, using the bounty of beautiful foods of the region.  Aran will also discuss the business of food photography, how to sell your images and what is required to take photographs that meet magazine publication standards.
The group will take a day trip to St. Jean de Luz in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques - a beautiful seaside town combining Spanish and French influences.  While there, participants will photograph the beautiful fishing village and have lunch at a local cafe.  



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9:30 AM09:30

Food styling and photography workshop through the Photo Center NW

  • 2315 Western Avenue Seattle, WA, 98121 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will be an introduction to my food styling and philosophy. You will get to observe a full day of me working on set discussing sourcing ingredients, styling, light and composition. The workshop will be held at my studio in Seattle. 

Please visit the Photo Center NW for details and to register.

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