John and I so enjoyed capturing the photos to go along with this wine travel story that focuses on the Umpqua River Valley region. We’ve photographed Abacela before, but this time we were able to shoot some lovely landscapes at dusk with our drone. We visited so many interesting wineries and met the loveliest people. The writer captured the personalities and qualities of the region–giving plenty of reason to take the trip. Here’s the link to Margarett Waterbury’s article on the Travel Oregon website.
Maialata is a traditional Italian celebration of all things pig related and Nostrana’s Maialata is epic. The famed butcher Dario Cecchini comes from Italy and shares stories and his lifelong experience in butchery. It’s a wonderful day full of cooking demos and wine drinking, capped off with a pork intensive family style meal in Montinore Estate’s wine cellar. Read about it here on Saveur and make plans to come next year.
Our team of three headed out to Ft Lauderdale this Spring to photograph poolside cocktails. Our client, Flavors of Hilton, masterminds each and every aspect of the guest experience in food and beverage in the Americas. For this project, pool bars were the focus. Mai Tais, Zombies, Spritzes and Breezes, every part of the cocktail has a quality and aesthetic standard. And, you know….cocktails.
Last Fall, I went out to document the brand new Hazelnut Growers processing facility in Donald, Oregon. The facility utilizes state of the art steam pasteurization, which is a growing standard for many export markets. The 120,000 square foot facility services more than 180 growers in the state with a total economic impact of more than 250 million dollars. Plus, it’s a great looking place.