The coast of Elk


Rocks soar craggily out of the water that washes around them carefully. The sand is moist and cold from the night; the day´s first rays of sunlight heat it up.

Fog is hanging sleepy over the beach; a soft breeze blows it back onto the sea.

As if she alighted from the water with the sun the bride welcomes this young day. Inhales salty sea air, enjoys the cool spray mist on her skin. It´s special start into a special day.

Again the coast of Elk, California, was the fantastic backdrop for this amazing Erich McVey Workshop.

With an extravagant dress and a hand full of fresh flowers event stylist Ginny Au created wonderful scenes of a modern bride for the participating photographers accordingly to her incomparable style.

A dreamlike cue state and the coast´s untouched landscape rounded off the picture.

Today photographer Donny Zavala shares his most beautiful shots of this workshop with us. 

Translation: Marina Jenewein



WORKSHOP: Erich McVey Workshop in Elk, California
CREATIVE DIRECTION + STYLING: Ginny Au assisted by Charlene Tea
ART DIRECTION: Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au
FLORAL DESIGN: Soil & Stem assisted by Tess Comrie
LOCATION: Navarro River Redwoods State Park
HAIR + MAKE-UP: Mimi & Taylor
SKIRT: Alexandra Grecco
RIBBON: Froufrou Chic
MODELS: Nata Sarafincha for Option Model & Media
SPONSORS: Neve Albums, PhotoVision , Fuji Film, Pixieset, Once Wed, Make & Stow




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