Chino Valley Ranchers
When Monique contacted me about doing some commercial photography work for the family business I was instantly curious and motivated to hear more. This is because the family business was an organic chicken farm where certified organic eggs were being farmed. As a vegetarian and person who most of the time makes healthy food choices, I wanted to learn more about the process of how organic eggs get to my plate. However, I also wanted to capture the tradition and history behind Chino Valley Ranchers. I wanted the photos to show the deep family ties the business has and how the love these farmers have for the business is only surpassed for the love they have for each other. This family is truly genuine and they put so much effort and hard work into Chino Valley Ranchers. I hope the photograph below help tell that story about the family because they got a customer for life in me now.
When most people get involved with photography they view themselves as artists who want to capture meaningful photos with conceptual strength. I was never that type of photographer. When I began my journey in the photography world I wanted to shoot weddings and weddings only. I understand most people in the photography community frown upon that but the reality is I enjoy being around positive energy where people are having a good time. I also like the challenge of shooting in various conditions and having to capture awesome stuff in a short period of time. Weddings really push a photographer to be creative on the fly where unpredictability is the only thing that you can count on.
After a couple years of photographing weddings I began exploring different ways to use my camera to tell a story. Family life sessions, travel photography and even commercial work became new interests. I’m writing this because the above photographs are from a session that was one of my first commercial projects I was commissioned for. I loved the experience and can’t wait for more commercial photo opportunities.