The Erich McVey workshop was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our business! The entire experience left our hearts and heads full! From the class time, special guests, group dinners and styled shoots, we couldn’t have been happier. Above all though, we fell in love with Erich, Amy and their entire team! They are truly passionate about building up skilled and educated photographers!
I couldn’t recommend Erich & Amy’s workshop more highly. I arrived in Elk having only shot two rolls of film on my new Contax and left brimming with inspiration, confidence and a plan to take my business into a gear that I didn’t think possible. Erich & Amy are amazing people, they are fun and extremely knowledgable; they have also assembled an all-star team of industry professionals that will give you a rounded perspective and a support network to really help your business grow. The scenery in Elk is spectacular, the ranch is out of this world, the shoots are magical and the food is delicious too! Dive in!
I can’t adequately put into words how much I LOVED Erich and Amy. The workshop was amazing from the moment I got to the welcome dinner and was greeted by the warm smiles of Amy and Erich, to the time we said good bye and Amy gave me a sweet hug. I’ve been disappointed by other workshops in the past where the presenters spent all day speaking about themselves and being boastful. The vibe was different here. Amy and Erich truly care about us and took time to speak to each of us individually. They have such grace and integrity. That in itself had a powerful impact on my life; that a photographer so successful and very much sought after could remain humble. Throughout the workshop, I learned to appreciate the beauty of slowing down and have fully embraced film as my chosen medium to document moments. I see things differently now – light and composition are my best friends. Erich had so much business knowledge that he shared with us with no hesitation and all questions were answered with honesty. The vendors invited to the workshop also provided so much rich information. One of the best things about the workshop, aside from shooting film, was having Photovision develop and scan our images the day after we had a shoot. Not only did I learn how to shoot film, something I was terrified of, but I learned how to build a relationship with my lab. I felt full and content.
Stop saying you’ll do it next year….Just do it….you’ll be very happy you did!
I just want to let you know what a great job the two of you did. I am so impressed by how well planned, organized and insightful your workshop was. I came home completely re-inspired to shoot weddings. I even photographed my first wedding with Fuji Pro 400H yesterday… and it felt so good.I couldn’t be happier about my choice to attend. It was worth every penny. You two are an awesome team. Erich, I am so thankful for your humbleness (which can be rare for someone with your talent) and for your willingness to share your craft.
The Erich McVey Workshop is an experience for photographers unlike any other. It was complete with the most talented artists in the wedding industry working together as a team to deliver the best learning experience. As an attendee, I was able to learn from this team of creatives all the things that helped them differentiate themselves from the rest, and apply it to my business. The location chosen for the workshop was perfect. It was very welcoming and comfortable which made a great setting to learn and network and was also naturally beautiful to create gorgeous images. It is evident that Amy and Erich are devoted to delivering the absolute best workshop experience and that’s exactly what they did. If you are considering a workshop that will provide real change in your life as a photographer, this is it.I am so grateful to have been there for the workshop. I took so much from it.
I’ve attended some amazing workshops but none as moving, educational, and inspirational as Erich McVey’s! What I loved most was how personal he and his wife were with everyone. He wasn’t put up on a pedestal, but instead gave you the confidence that you could be sitting where he was one day. The team he put together was unforgettable as well as the other attendees and the entire experience. I would highly recommend this workshop to any photographer needing to move forward in their career. I’m so honored to have been a part of it and I’m still swooning over my images.
Words cannot express how perfect Erich McVey’s workshop was and how much I truly needed it. Not only did I come away feeling extremely inspired and more confident in my shooting, the genuineness and openness of the entire team (I could not find the right word for this…staff? cool kids? artistic folks? sick vendors?) was so encouraging. In addition, walking away with a community of 24 new friends who I can ask for advice and help means the workshop never has to end!
Having one on one portfolio reviews from different people in the industry was invaluable. As well as hearing different speakers. There was so much attention to details and we were spoiled with all the prettiness and amazing things we got to take home. The styled shoots were so beautiful. I met other incredible film shooters from around the U.S. There were so many things I learned and came home with a long list of things to work on. Not just a workshop…but an experience. Highly recommend it.
Attending the Erich McVey workshop was definitely the best thing I could do for my art and my business. I was blown away by how comprehensive the workshop was, which touched on all areas that are important for one’s photography business to grow and thrive. The workshop strengthened my film skills and gave me confidence to finally transition from a primarily digital to now film shooter. Erich, Amy and the other workshop contributors were an open book the entire week and I left truly feeling that they wanted me to succeed in the world of fine art photography. Did a mention it was a blast too? To sum it up, the EMV workshop was such an amazing opportunity, I would attend 100 more times if I could.
The Erich McVey workshop exceeded any and all of my expectations. Everything was so beautiful – from the styled shoots, to the workshop materials, to the meals and personal notes that were provided. It was a whirlwind few days that forever have changed my business and artwork for the better. Thank you Erich and Amy!
To say this workshop was life changing is an understatement. Making the decision to attend during a transitional time for both my personal life and my business was by far the best choice I could have made. Every detail was extremely thoughtful and nothing short of exquisite.Erich and Amy’s warmth, talent and willingness to share their knowledge really set the tone for the week and made us feel very comfortable letting our guard down and taking it all in. The styled shoots were intimate and beautiful, the one-on-ones personal and helpful and the panel of experts that were carefully selected were a wealth of knowledge.I left Elk as part of a community and I cannot put into words how valuable that is. I made close friends that are a constant source of inspiration and support. I am so grateful that Erich and Amy had the vision, humbleness and heart to bring us together and create what was truly such a touching and incredible experience.In the short time since the workshop I have met so many goals that seemed so far away. I have booked amazing film weddings, been featured on great blogs and will be published in the new year. If you are looking to grow your business, be inspired or just need a push, I urge you to attend, it will be the best thing you do this year!
The Erich McVey Workshop was completely life-changing and a huge game-changer for my business. I went with high expectations from the amazing things I had heard about Erich’s previous workshops, but my expectations were completely blown out of the water. Erich and Amy are gems. They spoke with honesty and transparency and gave practical advice that I went home and put into practice — I still go through the notes that I took on a regular basis. They also showed a genuine care for each one of the attendees and a desire to help each of us grow. The team they had around them during the workshop (Ginny Au, Ashley Beyer, Amy Clarke, PhotoVision, etc.) were equally as incredible, caring, helpful, and just straight-up amazing at their crafts. Every styled shoot was stunning to the very last detail, inspiring, and a great learning experience.
All-in-all, the Erich McVey Workshop is probably the best decision I’ve made for my business to this day. I am forever grateful for the experience, the things I learned, and the amazing people I met!
I walked away from the workshop full of inspiration and so much more confident in living out my dreams and reaching my goals. The workshop has changed the way I communicate with my clients and how I manage my business—how I photograph! When I returned home and dove straight into my wedding I applied everything I learned and even my husband noticed how differently I completed the wedding. All the topics that were covered were very in-depth, detailed and practical!!! I was really surprised at the ton of information from technical to plain common sense information that Erich and everyone gave. I adore Erich and Amy. They are both so inspiring. They uplift and encourage everyone to keep reaching and going. They have a great heart giving back to the industry the way that they do. Best workshop ever!
– Noi Tran
Attending Erich’s workshop, and learning so much from not only him but all of the other vendors and attendees, was beyond worth it! I made valuable business and personal relationships, that have really helped me take my business to the next level. The workshop gave me the tools, and most importantly the push, I needed to fully transition into shooting all film, and for that I am so grateful! I came home full of inspiration and excitement, and I can’t thank Erich, Amy, and all of the other vendors enough!