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Corporate wine portrait photography: Bodegas Montecillo, La Rioja, Spain

Corporate wine portrait photography: Bodegas Montecillo, La Rioja, Spain

Passion, care, experience, knowledge, enjoyment, trust… these are all key concepts I’m trying to portray in my corporate photography. I want to show the pride and commitment people put into their work. And I want to show them in a natural, relaxed way that puts a human face on, in this case, a bottle of wine.

This all sounds very well on paper but when you’re in a field at 6.30am with the sun rising, the magical light fading and two winemakers from Bodegas Montecillo who aren’t professional models well, put it this way, the adrenaline is buzzing. 

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Commercial and Wedding Photography: La Arboleda del Sur de Echaurren, Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain

Commercial and Wedding Photography: La Arboleda del Sur de Echaurren, Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain

Among the most eagerly anticipated restaurant openings this year in Spain has been the Echaurren’s Arboleda del Sur in Ezcaray. Hotel Echaurren has La Rioja's only two-star Michelin restaurant and has long been a favourite wedding venue both locally and further afield. 

However, space was limited… until now! The Arboleda is purpose-built for events of more than 50 people with adaptable spaces depending on the size of the party.

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Fashion photographer Spain - Mantas Ezcaray, La Rioja, northern Spain

Fashion photographer Spain - Mantas Ezcaray, La Rioja, northern Spain

Mantas Ezcaray, a family blanket & scarf manufacturer, sells its gorgeous products all over the world. The firm has garnered international success due to the quality and the largely hand-made nature of its products.

For this year’s catalogue, it wanted to incorporate the beautiful local surroundings. This made lots of sense, since the mountains near Ezcaray lend themselves to promoting a wool product. 

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Professional Photographer Navarra Spain: Helados Grate, Viana

Professional Photographer Navarra Spain: Helados Grate, Viana

To make fantastic ice cream you need fantastic ingredients and that is why raw materials are key to Fernando Sáenz. From their Helados Grate base in Viana, Navarra, Fernando and his partner, Angelines Gonzáles, concoct delicious ice cream recipes.

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Commercial photography in northern Spain: Mantas Ezcaray, La Rioja

Commercial photography in northern Spain: Mantas Ezcaray, La Rioja

A first encounter with a Mantas Ezcaray blanket is very much a sensory experience: the wool is so soft it could be silk, the colours are bright and appealing but not garish and your hand practically disappears into the thick fibres. There’s an overwhelming desire just to wrap yourself up in it.

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Publicity and website photography in La Rioja and across Spain

Publicity and website photography in La Rioja and across Spain

One of the first and best things I did when I moved to La Rioja six years ago was to invest time and money in building a decent website. One that was simple but elegant and showed off my photography at its best. It was a shrewd investment for my website has brought in tons of work ever since.

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Press Photographer La Rioja: The Wine Battle, Haro, La Rioja, Spain

Press Photographer La Rioja: The Wine Battle, Haro, La Rioja, Spain

Like last year, I started this press photography in La Rioja assignment by wondering whether it was a waste of wine but once again I found it hard not to be swept up by the spirit of the annual St Peter’s Day wine battle in Haro, La Rioja.

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Commercial photography La Rioja: Hotel Echaurren, Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain

Commercial photography La Rioja: Hotel Echaurren, Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain

The Echaurren gastronomic hotel in Ezcaray, La Rioja, has been in the same family for five generations, gradually building up a reputation as a very special place to eat and stay in northern Spain. But that doesn’t mean it rests on its laurels, as I found out on this commercial photography shoot.

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Commercial photography in La Rioja: Garcia Hermanos Furniture, Ezcaray, La Rioja.

Commercial photography in La Rioja: Garcia Hermanos Furniture, Ezcaray, La Rioja.

Ezcaray is a popular holiday destination attracting people thanks to its beautiful mountainous location, excellent restaurants and hotels and, at least as we head into winter, ski resort. It’s particularly well-known among people from the Basque Country and Madrid.

But it’s also internationally famous in one particular, and rather niche, commercial sector: the manufacture of quality wooden furniture and theatre / cinema seats.

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