Inspired by Earth

December 29, 2014

0096_100096_040092_090096_120091_100091_020091_080091_120084_110093_100095_050093_16Erika Parker  |  Brasada Ranch, Bend, Oregon  |  Erikaparkerphotography.com

‘Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads.’ – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I had the wonderful experience of attending a workshop hosted by Erich McVey in Bend, Oregon. Ginny Au styled four incredible shoots for us, each one representing an element; Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. The Earth element was set in a canyon against a dramatic rock face, which turned golden as the sun went down. Ginny chose soft but sultry colors, a rich mix of browns and grays with hints of pink, that were an elegant blend with the landscape around us. When shooting, she really encouraged us to think about everything that contributed to the emotion of “Earth” and what it represented. It was an incredible and inspiring learning experience and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work with such a talented team. ”  –  Erika

Credits
Erich McVey Workshop
Creative Direction & Styling: Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole
Flowers: Ashley Beyer assisted by Brenna Williams
Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke for The Halcyon Agency assisted by Beth Level
Gown: ‘Danielle Gown’ by Leanne Marshall from The English Department
Paper Goods: Mon Voir
Ribbon: Froufrou Ribbon
Models: Anthony Culver and Samantha Dearing of Muse Models
Location: Rene Schwab Cowgirl Hideout in Alfalfa, Oregon

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