'Earth' Inspired Shoot from Erich McVey Workshop


While this 'Earth' Inspired styled shoot for Erich McVey's photography workshop in Bend, Oregon reminds me of autumn's dusty sunsets and warm hues, there's nothing about the images that scream 'fall', and I like that.  Not every fall wedding needs a palette of burnt orange, rich plum, and deep red wine to evoke the season.  In fact, here it's more about texture, setting, and light that give off a rugged fall look, and I appreciate the nuance and subtlety achieved through the shoot's styling and design.  The images photographed by Manitoba film photographer Brittany Mahood recall autumn across parts of the Canadian landscape that don't experience vast swaths of changing foliage, like certain areas of the prairies dotted only sporadically with trees.  Whether you live in a treeless landscape and yearn to create an autumnal atmosphere for your wedding, or are getting married in an area dense with fall foliage but want to avoid the standard palette, this shoot offers inspiration for a late summer or fall wedding that departs from the expected standards.  And who doesn't want their wedding to feel just as unique as they are?  For another shoot featuring unexpected autumn inspiration on Vale + Vine, check out one of my favourite styled shoots by Brushfire Photography filled with earth tones and evocative warm hues.  

Credits // Photography - Brittany Mahood from the Erich McVey Workshop in Bend, Oregon / Creative Direction + Styling by Ginny Au assisted by Ashley Nicole / Florals by 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 / Bride's Jewelry and Groom's Attire - J.Crew / Paper Goods - Mon Voir / Ribbon - Froufrou Ribbon / Models - Samantha Dearing + Anthony Culver of Muse Models / Location - Rene Schwab Cowgirl Hideout in Alfalfa, Oregon / Sponsors - Red Leaf Boutique and Neve Albums / Film Lab - Photovision / Film Sponsor - Fuji Film //