Sometimes I sit back and play a reel in my head of all of the beautiful things that I have been able to be a part of, and I am in awe. I feel so lucky. I am so thankful to this job for introducing me to so many kind, creative people that I have been able to work with all over the world.
These photos by Erich Mcvey are from Ginny Au’s creative process workshop that took place in the South of France in the late summer of 2014. Ginny invited me to be one of the teachers at her workshop that highlights the creative process. Each of the teachers was asked to guide the attendees through their process, from beginning to end. Each morning we began with a forage on the property, and then throughout the day we worked the items that we clipped and the inspiration we found into what we created.
You can imagine the joy when you put a bunch of (mostly) Americans in the South of France, send them to a market, tell them they can have free range clipping flowers on the ground of the chateau, and stuff them full of food and drink eat night. I cherish my time spent here with these wonderful women (and Erich), all of it felt, and still feels a bit surreal as I look through these photos even a year and a half later.
Photography Erich McVey | Creative Direction Ginny Au | Prop Stylist & Creative Leader Ginny Branch | Floral Design & Creative Leader Sarah Winward | Calligraphy & Creative Leader Katie Decker Hyatt | Makeup & Hair Amy Clarke | Gown:Gossamer Vintage | Photo Scans: PhotoVision Prints