True love has a raw authenticity about it, a material gravity which pulls two hearts together and refuses to let go. It’s natural and fluid, awake and alive—it’s what makes hands come together without a single spoken word, and what whispers to the soul to quiet the world itself. It’s the kind of warmth which has nothing to do with the weather, the moment when home becomes a person rather than a place…
One of the tenderest blessings in life is to witness this incandescence, and even more so a privilege to capture it. It is the lifeblood of so much of what industry professionals do, and watching it unfold before you in perfect communion is such sweet bliss. It’s an achievement of nature, affection, and intention which marry so beautifully in this engagement inspiration captured by Lisa Catherine Photography. We so love the emotion creative director & stylist Ginny Au was able to awaken in these two sweet lovebirds—their simple bliss is absolutely intoxicating!
“Tony and Hannah, a real couple, and models for the Erich McVey workshop were full of so much passion for one another. Ginny Au had the couple transition through a series of movement to bring out their natural way of loving on one another. Learning this method of continual movement from Ginny to extract an organic rawness from my couple’s has changed my method of photography forever. The way the couple instinctively wrapped around each other was truly a thing of beauty to witness, and to photograph.”
photographer: Lisa Catherine Photography / location: Navarro River Redwoods State Park / event: Erich McVey Workshop / creative direction & styling: Ginny Au assisted by Charlene Tea / art direction: Kaela Rawson for Ginny Au / dress boutique & menswear: Zara / hair & makeup: Emily Newman & Kaela Rawson / models: Tony and Hannah Culver for Muse Model Management / sponsors: Neve Albums, Once Wed, PhotoVision, Fuji Film, Pixieset, & Make & Stow