One of my favorite things about being a photographer in wine country is the amazing locations where I get to shoot. Many of my clients have their weddings at different private estates and vineyards, making their weddings even more unique. Line and Michael will have their wedding at Michael’s families’ vineyard located in the mountains between Napa and Sonoma. Borcher Vineyard is a 80 acre forested property with several different houses, 150+ year old olive trees and 2 vineyards. We recently did a site tour of the wedding location to talk about the wedding, and have a little of Borcher’s Sauvignon Blanc. I brought a camera along and captured a few frames. I’m so looking forward to Line and Michael’s wedding in August!
I don’t normally post commercial work on my wedding site but I thought I’d share this very special shoot here. I had an amazing time shooting the Teavana campaign for Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey in Seattle. At the end of 2013 , Starbucks and Oprah announced a joint venture to co-create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. I photographed Oprah as she developed the tea with Teavana’s leading teaologist , Naoko Tsunoda. It was inspiring to watch! The images were shot in a very natural and organic style. Oprah was incredibly down to earth. I feel very fortunate to have worked with such an inspiring woman. This shoot was one of the highlight of my career thus far. Take a look at Teavana’s website, and look at some of my favorite images below.
SCOTTI & BOB | ALPENTAL MOUNTAIN, WA | ENGAGEMENT SESSION
The mountains have always been an incredibly inspiring and relaxing place for me. When Scotti and Bob told me they wanted to take their engagement photos in the snow, I was thrilled! I had a great time working with them and meeting their family. Alpental Mountain, located in Washington was a perfect choice for their engagement session. Take a look at their stylish snowy engagement session below.
2013 was an amazing year for Rubin Photography! We had weddings and photoshoots in 6 different states, across California from Napa to Los Angeles, and in destinations including Maui, Hawaii. We begin 2014 grateful for all of our incredible clients! Thank you all for the privilege and honor of capturing some of the most important moments of your lives. Happy 2014!
2013 was a great year for the commercial photography side of our business as well. From magazine covers to celebrity shoots, it was by far our busiest and most successful year! Perhaps the greatest moment of the year was a shoot for Starbucks Corporate which included a very special guest….Oprah!
KAJSA & TAYLOR | GARDEN PARTY | VILLA MONTEBELLA | GLEN ELLEN, CA
I had the pleasure of photographing Kajsa and Taylor’s post wedding garden party at the gorgeous Villa Montebella in Sonoma Country. The Italian inspired private estate in the heart of California’s wine country is an amazing venue. This intimate gathering was catered with picnic classics and mimosas. Between games of bocce ball, and other garden games, many, many bottles of sparking wine and champagne were opened and my favorite part, they were all were opened by saboring. Take a look at this very fun party below!
Special thanks to Frances Marron! It was great working with you on this shoot!