Hey, everyone! @erichmcvey here, and I am so excited to be taking over PhotoVision's Instagram account for the next week. To kick things off, I wanted to share an image from one of the first shoots I ever did on film. I had just attended @josevilla's workshop, at which I shot film for the first time. (I need to pause here and quickly mention that Jose is not only an incredible photographer but also an amazingly supportive, generous and kind person who shares his love of film and photography freely with others. I owe him a heck of a lot in my own personal journey as a photographer, and I am so thankful for all that he continues to do for the industry.) So, back to this image. It was the off season here in Oregon - a snowy day in February - and my wife, Amy, and I wanted to put together a shoot just for fun. We had our friend @meredithadelaide model, and Amy did the styling and hair and makeup. This frame is from the end of the day, after the sun had set. It was super dark, but we had the light of the fire to help us out. I shot this on Portra 800 at 1/15, my hands so froze. I could barely press down the shutter. I had no idea if it would turn out, and was so thrilled when I got the scans back from PhotoVision. It looked even better than I had hoped. The shoot was clearly not wedding related at all, but as wedding photographers, it is so important to sometimes step outside our comfort zone and create for no other reason than to create.
This image, shot on #fuji400h, was taken during an elopement in Big Sur. With no one present but their officiant, Jane & John exchanged vows on a secluded part of the coastline overlooking the Pacific Ocean in what was one of the most special, intimate days I’ve ever witnessed.
There’s nothing better than working with creatives who push limits, bring unique inspiration and energy to a shoot, and are passionate about what they do. This image was taken at @pearlandgodiva's #stylingpilgrimage workshop in Ireland. I loved working with the wonderful team that came together to create something special, including @sarah_winward, @lora_kelley, @_emilyriggsbridal, @kristinhayesjewelry and @stephaniefishwick.