A few months back I was commissioned by Diablo Custom Publishing to create images for an annual publication, the Visitor Guide for Visit Tri-Valley. Having lived in the Tri-Valley for my first three years in the Bay Area, I enjoyed the opportunity to return and get to know local brewers, winemakers, and the talented team behind Visit Tri-Valley. I’ve shared a few tearsheets and outtakes below but encourage you to check out the entire guide for more inspiration!
One of the many perks of working with a local lifestyle magazine, specifically Diablo Magazine, is getting a sneak peek of up-and-coming local businesses. This month’s issue introduced me to Shadowbrook Winery — “the first winery and tasting room to open in Walnut Creek since Prohibition”. I’m already dying to reserve a tasting overlooking beautiful Mt. Diablo! Also in the October issue is a portrait of Editorial Director, Deborah Kirk, sipping something tasty at another Walnut Creek business (one of my go-to’s) Coffee Shop.
Check out the current issue and, if you haven’t already, stop by these Walnut Creek businesses for wonderful food and drink experiences in my neck of the woods.
Of all the assignments I receive from Diablo Magazine, 40 Under 40 may be my personal favorite. Not only am I given the opportunity to connect with some of the East Bay's most influential individuals under 40, but I get to hone in on my environmental portraiture skills.
Take a look at the portraits of Haley Alvarez, Chris Giles, Catherine Aker, Louisa Pickworth, Leily Kiani, and Alicia Williams featured in the September issue!
Also featured in the September issue is Walnut Creek Aquanuts head coach Kim Probst!
My assignments for the August issue of Diablo Magazine introduced me to two remarkable women, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Hayward muralist Suzanne Gayle, who are both impacting the community in their own way. Get your hands on the current issue for a closer look.