Modern Seaside Wedding Inspiration

There is so much to love about the new modern aesthetic. Rather than being  antiseptic and cold, this elegant style incorporates luxurious natural fabrics, organic florals, and simple, statement-making jewelry. These exquisite gowns designed by Emily Riggs were inspired by the subtle hues of sunsets found in Normandy. Paired with an amazing cradle bouquet and the softest of flushed cheeks, we hope to see more brides embrace this aesthetic.
All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in Elk, California at Navarro River Redwoods State Park | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Charlene Tea | Art Direction: Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au | Floral Design: Soil & Stem assisted by Tess Comrie | Hair & Makeup: Mimi & Taylor | Gown: Emily Riggs | Silk Tunic: The Row | Blue
Skirt: Alexandra Grecco | Ribbon: Froufrou Chic | Model: Morgan Love & Nata Sarafinchan for Option Model & Media | Sponsors: Neve Albums, PhotoVision, Fuji Film, Pixieset, Once Wed, Make & Stow

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07.17.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Studio Engagement Session Inspiration

From Ginny Au:

Last year Erich was gracious enough to allow me to try a different approach with a boudoir shoot. Before the shoot took place, I provided the couple with a storyline and together we blocked the movements and then I left the couple to find their own rhythm.  In groups of 5 and 6 the attendees were welcomed into the space and without intrusion documented the story of the couple as it unfolded. This year we turned the space into a studio and applied the same principles to the attendees, restricting their direction and pushing them to use their cameras as a tool to preserve the moments as they naturally progress. This Loom philosophy is always an emotional journey for me and in some cases the photographers themselves. Perhaps this is why I strive to encourage this form of photography, to evoke an emotion from the photographer allows them to become actively invested in what they are shooting. The end result is a beautiful glimpse into the world of an artist in her studio surrounded by the adoration of her husband.

All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in  Elk, California at Cuffey’s Cove Ranch  | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au  for Loom assisted by Charlene Tea | Art Direction: Kaela Rawson for Loom | Hair & Makeup:  Emily Newman & Kaela Rawson | Floral Design: Soil & Stem  assisted by Tess Comrie | Original Charcoal Art: Zin Lim | Anthony’s Pants: JCrew | Anthony’s Shirt: Acne Studios | Hanna’s Top: Anthropologie | Model s :  Tony and Hannah Culver for  Muse Model Management |  Sponsors: Neve Albums, PhotoVisionFuji Film PixiesetOnce WedMake & Stow

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07.16.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Breathtaking Film Wedding Photography

There are many reasons why we love film photography, especially for weddings. We’re honored to share this beautiful shoot from the recent Erich McVey photography workshops. Entitled “Element,” we’re inspired by the breathtaking way that film captures the movement of the wind in her hair, the dancing of her dress and bouquet ribbons, and the crashing of the waves against the rocks.

All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in  Elk, California at Cuffey’s Cove Ranch  | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au  assisted by Charlene Tea | Art Direction: Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au  | Floral Design: Soil & Stem  assisted by Tess Comrie | Hair & Makeup: Mimi & Taylor | Gown:  Rick Owens | Suit:  Zara | Ribbon: Froufrou Chic | Models:  Hailee Lautenbach &  Devon DeJardin for Option Model & Media  |  Sponsors: Neve Albums, PhotoVisionFuji Film PixiesetOnce WedMake & Stow

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07.15.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Carefree and Playful Engagement Photos

While we love an elegant, well-styled engagement session, what we love the most about Hannah and Anthony’s sweet engagement photos from the Erich McVey photography workshop is the carefree, playful nature that is so evident from a simple scroll through the images. Their chemistry is amazing–don’t you want to take a stroll along the beach with your fiancé right about now?

More from the stylist, Ginny Au: 
“We often see engagement shoots featuring couple in gowns, suits and beautiful rolling hills. This year we wanted to downplay the fashion and focus on the playful love of this real couple. Anthony & Hannah had gorgeous chemistry and embraced the carefree mood we were wanting to document. Towards the end of the shoot, we gathered all the attendees together and repeated a simple series of actions allowing the couple to find a natural rhythm and these images are some of my favorite in the series. I love the honest love so visually transparent in their movements.”

All images photographed at the Erich McVey Workshop in  Elk, California at  Navarro River Redwoods State Park  | Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au for Loom assisted by Charlene Tea | Art Direction: Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au | Hair & Makeup:  Emily Newman & Kaela Rawson | Dress:  Zara | Linen Shirt: Zara | Models :  Tony and Hannah Culver for  Muse Model Management |  Sponsors: Neve Albums, PhotoVisionFuji Film PixiesetOnce WedMake & Stow

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07.14.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog