Jumping around in time yet again, now we are back to this image I shot of Epoch Winery’s incredibly talented winemaker Jordan Fiorentini (above right). I had never met Jordan before this shoot but within 20 seconds of meeting her I knew we’d get some great images as she has a wonderful personality and is one of those exceptional people who bring out the best in those around them. Being a winemaker is kind of like being a coach, team captain and star all rolled into one and Jordan fits that bill all while being incredibly down to earth and fun. The facility is fantastic and I had time to light the images just how I wanted them to create a sense of drama that matches the intensity of the work that goes into making a 95 point rated wine.
I was really excited when Wine Spectator decided to run one of the images as part of a story on Zinfandel’s resurgence as California’s own varietal. While it’s always nice to be published on wedding blogs and magazines, being published in a prestigious national publication like Wine Spectator is always a big boost! Plus, I’m always stoked to see Paso Robles and the Central Coast get it’s due as a world class wine region!
A few of you may be wondering why a wedding photographer is shooting for wineries and magazines? Well, I actually have been doing commercial photography much longer than I have been doing weddings (12 years vs. 7 years) and have recently upped the amount of commercial work I’m accepting. Keep an eye out in the next couple months for some new things over on my commercial side as I have some really big jobs going on right now that I’m quite excited about!