When I tell people I am a farm photographer, often times I get a curious look. Maybe I should say agricultural marketing photographer, I'm not sure. My view is if you've never hear of such a profession that's great because there will most likely be less competition. It's a niche that I really enjoy and am determined to develop and expand.
The fact is that farms and vineyards are businesses that need images to promote themselves and share what they are up to just like any other. Farmers deserve and have earned my respect over the years. Fortunately, I have been in a position to witness to their hard work and also enjoy the fruits of their labors. Helping them to be more successful with the help of photography is satisfying and I feel that I am making a positive contribution to the overall good.
As fate would have it, I had an opportunity to photograph a grape harvest at a vineyard near La Grange, TX at the beginning of August. My first! In case you’re not aware, central Texas is booming with new vineyards and is continuously competing for wine tourism traffic with Napa Valley and Sonoma in Northern California.
Black Spanish Grapes do well in the Texas Hill Country, and this years harvest was a nice one. Thanks again to everyone that came out to volunteer picking grapes and to Blue Mule Farm and Roahn Meadery for making it all happen. Please share this post and, if you own a winery or a farm, I would be happy to pay you a visit and help you create some beautiful photos.