Earlier in the year Battle Family Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA contacted me to do some product and commercial photography for a wine they were releasing for the first time in September. For a number of years they had been reserving their vines for other wineries like Alexander Valley and Francis Copolla, but this year they bottled their first Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes they harvested in 2014. So Emily Battle asked me to provide some good content photos for their marketing and website. We started this project in February with images of the wine and then wrapped up last month with headshots, family photos and landscape images. My wife and I were invited to stay the night on the property in their guesthouse so I could grab some images at sunset of Emily, Skip and Dan and then get some landscape photos at sunrise the following morning.
It was an absolutely beautiful place with amazing rolling hills, especially at sunrise and sunset. To top it off, the Battle Family is a kind and generous family with a great sense of pride in their wine and their property. I really enjoyed getting to produce these photographs for them and also getting to know the family so well, even for just two days. If you’re looking for a new wine to try, be sure to check out Battle Family Vineyards.
Jake is my cousin. Well, second cousin actually but what does that matter. He’s a cool kid with a big future ahead of him. He’s heading to the University if New York in the fall to study music. Jake is really into rap and hip hop and has a knack of making some pretty sick beats.
For this shoot, we headed to downtown Tracy, CA to photograph his senior portraits in some of the empty alley ways there. I felt like those backgrounds and textures really added to Jake’s persona and talent of being a hip hop musician and gave off a cool, grunge, urban vibe. It was a good time catching up with Jake for this shoot. Even though we don’t spend a whole lot of time together, I think Jake is really going places. I can’t wait to see where this music career leads him.
If you’re looking to get some awesome senior photos, send me an email or drop me a line through my contact page. Cheers!