Wine Country Getaways {seattle magazine cover story}

I want to take a few minuets to really share how important this blog posting is to me.  And also thank my best friend for reminding me of my journey, dreams, and wishes for my career.  When planning to relocate to Seattle I spend some time researching magazine in my soon to be new city.  I would visit quite often and wish that I could get an in with them.  And now I am sitting here writing a blog for the cover story that I was assigned to document the October issue.  I have had several images published in the past, in random magazines, but I am beyond honored to share my first cover image for a fantastic magazine.  Thank you Seattle Magazine for this wonderful experience and hiring me to photograph the ‘Wine Country Getaway‘ story.

I split my week up into two halves and drove all over Eastern Washington photographing.  My dream job scenario.


Swiftwater Cellars + Hoist House Restaurant – Cle Elum, WA

Wild Earth Brewing – Roslyn, WA

Boudreaux Cellars – Leavenworth, WA

Boudreaux tasting room located in Leavenworth.


Icicle Brewing- Leavenworth, WA

Sleeping Lady Resort- Leavenworth, WA

Apple Cup Cafe – Chelan, WA


Nefarious Cellars- Chelan, WA

{cover shot}

Cave B Estate Winery + Tendrils Restaurant – Quincy, WA

Fidelitas- Benton City, Wa

Col Solare- Benton City, WA

Whitstran Brewing- Prosser, WA

Horse Heaven Hills Brewery- Prosser, WA

Desert Wind Brewing – Prosser, WA

Mojave – Prosser, WA

{night sleep in Prosser}


Snipes Mountain Brewing – Sunnyside, WA

Two Mountain Winery – Zillah, WA

Treveri Cellars – Wapato, WA

Owen Roe Winery – Wapato, WA

Miners Drive in – Yakima, WA

After a full weekend of shooting I returned home for the week and prepared for the next two dozen locations I had to shoot for the story.  Early Friday morning I made way to Walla Walla, WA.  I first stopped in Hood River to shoot a few Brewing companies.


Full Sail Brewing- Hood River, OR

pFriem Family Brewers – Hood River, OR

Aniche Cellars – Underwood, WA

The next stop on my list was Maryhill Winery.  But mother nature had another plan for me…as I was unable to get there due to Forest Fires.


Columbia Crest Winery- Paterson, WA

After my long drive to Walla Walla, I was beyond ready to settle down for the night.  I rented an Airstream for two nights at ‘Chilleville’ in Walla Walla.  Once I arrived, I was speechless to find my home for the weekend.  It was my first time sleeping in an airstream, and I hope its not my last.


Walla Walla Roastery – Walla Walla, WA

Inn at Abeja – Walla Wala, WA

Charles Smith Wines – Walla Walla, WA

Dunham Cellars – Walla Walla, WA

T. MaccaRone’s

Burnwood Brewing – Walla Walla, WA

Brasserie Brewing – Walla Walla, WA

Saffron – Walla Walla, WA

Jimgemanbar – Walla Walla, WA

I ended my day with a gathering at the Chillville party pad.  Zibby, the host for Chillville, had invited those whom were staying in the airstreams to join her and a few of her friends for dinner and drinks.  It was the perfect way to end a long productive day.  I highly recommend staying here if you find yourself in Wine Country!


Bacon & Eggs – Walla Walla, WA

Colville Street Patisserie – Walla Walla, WA

The Green Lantern – Walla Walla, WA

Marcus Whitman Hotel – Walla Walla, WA

Amavi Cellars – Walla Walla, WA

My shoot at Amavi was one of my favorites of the weekend.  I had a great group of people to photograph as well as a picteresque background.  We had arranged the shoot during a super moon!  And seeing that moon pop up over the rolling hills and mountains in Walla Walla was a sight to remember.  Simply amazing!

DAY 7 { Last day…long drive home }

Cadaretta Glass House  – Walla Walla, WA

Hedges Family Estate – Benton City, WA

Before I knew it, my journey and assignment had come to an end.  After two weekends of running around Eastern Washington, tasting fabulous wines and soaking in stunning views I was returning home.   This experience reminded me what I love about traveling and photographing.  I look forward to more opportunities like these in my career.   Till then, I have my first cover shoot and a lovely Blog to document my adventure!

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