It's no secret that I'm quite the fan of anything GINNY AU styles, and the lucky attendees at the ERICH MCVEY WORSKHOP in Bend, Oregon got to capture not just one but several shoots that she'd styled around the four elements of wind, fire, water and todays theme, earth. With a team of amazing vendors assisting, these shoots are utter beauty and these photos by SHANNON VON ESCHEN are nothing short of perfection! Shannon had this to say about the workshop…

“I have been to a lot of workshops. But this one. This one. It was absolutely amazing! Erich McVey is not only an artistic genius, he is kind, funny, and overly generous. I am still floating in the clouds after being at his workshop and getting to meet the amazing talents and industry artists he works with on a daily basis. I won't lie: Getting to meet Ginny Au and photograph her work was probably the biggest highlight of my year…I just adore her so much! But the whole experience was magical and I will credit any success from here on out that I incur as a direct result of the inspiration they all gave me. This shoot was only one of four “element” themes shoots we did, but it was one of my favorites. This couple was styled and even given descriptive words to evoke the emotions and feeling of “Earth.” I will forever look at photography differently and with more with fluidity, emotion, and soul. Film has changed me and made me so deeply happy. But this workshop? It's given me so much more!”

Photography SHANNON VON ESCHEN / Captured at the ERICH MCVEY WORSKHOP / Creative Direction & Styling GINNY AU, assisted by ASHLEY NICOLE / Flowers ASHLEY BEYER assisted by BRENNA WILLIAMS / Hair & make-up AMY CLARKE for THE HALCYON AGENCY assisted by BETH LEVEL / Gown ‘DANIELLE GOWN' by LEANNE MARSHALL from THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT / Veil MONVIEVE FROM IVORY & WHITE BOUTIQUE / Jewellery J CREW / Groom's attire J CREW / Paper goods MON VOIR / Ribbon FROUFROU RIBBON / Models ANTHONY CULVER & SAMANTHA DEARING of MUSE MODELS / Location RENE SCHWAB COWGIRL HIDEOUT IN ALFALFA, OREGON / Sponsors RED LEAF BOUTIQUE and NEVE ALBUMS / Photo Lab PHOTOVISION / Film Sponsor FUJI FILM