“Love is a priceless gift. It’s the only thing that we give away but that will always be with us.” – Lev Tolstoy.
In October of 2015 a wokshop with a great Fine Art photographer D’Arcy Benincosa was organized. We find her style to be very interesting and moving, so it was a great honor to become part of her workshops’ team. This magical event was to take place in Abkhazia which seemed quite intriguing already. We felt that it would be a marvelous trip with many pleasant acquaintances, exchanging experience, mountains, valleys, canyons, cliffs, mountain streams, lakes, tumble-down villas and, of course, Abkhazias’ cuisine :). All our anticipations were 100% realized and every participant of the workshop was in raptures.
The workshop lasted 5 days and what a great 5 days they were! :) On the first day, after everyone arrived, a great dinner was served. Abkhazian cuisine has so much to offer, even vegetarians were delighted :). And decorations, floristics and attention to details set the mood of this great week from the very first moments.
All the participants worked hard, every one of them did the very best he/she could. Elena Romanova and GreenMay flower studio created amazing bouquet and table flower arrangement, they were true pieces of art. What is more, Elena is a lovely and interesting person.
Stylish and very beautiful printwork was made by Nicoletta Studio (the photo above is by Sergey Zintchenko).
On the second day we shot a couple in an image that was new for us. The suit and dress were designed in classical style. The brides’ dress by Natalia Lenko was high-necked and it added tenderness, restraint and humility to the image completed with excellent jewelry by www.kristin-hayes-jewelry.myshopify.com.
At the evening a beautiful table for romantic dinner by candlelight was set.
I also want to thank excellent photographer Igor Kovtchegin for providing photos for this article. All the photos were shot on film and developed and scanned in Goodman Film Lab.
Organization and decor- Cashmere Creative Agency
Dress: Natalia Lenko
Costume: Shop&Studio of mens’ suits Patrikman
Stylist: Ekaterina Slavskaya
Models: – Nastya Kalabina and Denis Luzin
Rent decor: BONRENOM
Accessories and veils: www.sibodesigns.com