The Journal

New Beginnings | Erich McVey Workshop

If you have been keeping up with our photography at all over the past few months, you might have noticed a slow shift in our photography style. Our style has always been a blend of romantic and classic, but with the incorporation of film, we feel like we are able capture love and beauty in a way we are completely captivated by.

We believe that a good photographer is always growing and pushing him or herself to become better, both creatively and technically. In order to push ourselves in this direction, Reid and I made a decision to invest in attending a photography workshop put on by Erich McVey, one of the best film wedding photographers in the country. Even though Reid was not able to physically attend, I think we have both grown immensely as a result of the workshop.

It was truly life-changing and art-changing.

I will be writing more about the workshop and the incredible people I met very soon. In the meantime, here are some of my images from the week.



Workshop: Erich McVey Workshop
Location: Brasada Ranch
Styling: Ginny Au
Florals: Holly Carlisle
Ribbon: Froufrou Chic
Calligraphy & Paper Goods: Brown Linen Design
Hair & Makeup: Amy Clarke
Dresses Provided by: White Dresses Boutique, Finery Boutique, Ivory & White Boutique
Chairs & Benches: O’brien Events
Hair & Makeup Assistant: Beth Level
Styling Assistant: A&B Creative
Models: Laura & Billy Nelson
Film Processing & Scanning Provided by PhotoVision
Guest Speakers: Wedding ChicksPhotoVisionGinny AuAmy ClarkeNeve Albums
Welcome Dinner Concert: Symmetry/Symmetry
All Film Provided by Fuji Film

  1. Jeanne Allgood Gaisford says:

    These are so gorgeous, Samantha. Just fantastic. It’s so exciting to see how your photography has grown over the years. To say that I’m proud of you just doesn’t encapsulate how I feel … I am proud. I am in awe. I am inspired by your work!! Keep going and growing, beautiful girl!!

  2. Shelly Michelle L. Rucker says:

    simply breath taking!

  3. Shannon Gray says:

    These are amazing! 🙂 love them all! 🙂

  4. Morgan Lamkin says:

    Ok, these are uhmazing. You did such a great job capturing the couple. Beautiful!

  5. Bailey Marie Jensen says:

    I can’t pick a favorite! You capture love in a way we all want to feel and remember. I’m completely smitten with every image, nicely done Sammy!! Also, I want an artichoke in my centerpiece.

  6. Diane Grupe Marshall says:

    Beautiful, simply heart stopping beautiful.

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