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