I have been obsessing over film work for what seems like forever, that I decided to make the jump – or I would never be satisfied. Keep pushing yourself, right?? So when I found out that one of my favorite film photographers, Erich McVey, was hosting his very first workshop in Oregon – I jumped on it.. And I couldn’t have been happier. First off, the workshop took place at the Brasada Ranch near Bend, Oregon – which was just absolutely one of the most beautiful places I’ve EVER been. We had three styled shoots, so I will post them separately, but this one was my favorite – the dress, the couple, the flowers, everything.
The best thing about this workshop was that it forced me to use film exclusively. I didn’t even bring out my Digital camera.. and it felt weird and extremely comfortable all at the same time. Ginny Au did an AMAZING job of styling, not to mention Holly Carlisle‘s beautiful flowers. Stephen Wood, with PhotoVision, was so valuable in explaining the relationship between ourselves and the lab and how to get what we want. All of the vendors there were so helpful and accessible and willing to help, but Erich and his wife, Amy, were so completely humble and honest – so willing to share what has helped them achieve their success.
So many things about this workshop were invaluable to me – the other 25 attendees that I hope I keep in contact with and keep learning from, all of the information overload packed into 3 amazing days, and the push that I needed to start my film photography career. I hope everyone loves these images as much as I am in love with them.. Thank you Erich & Amy for everything