Napa Wine Country is known for its vast vineyards, but many don't know it comes alive in the spring with wild mustard in the vineyards. From northern California the team visited the beautiful mustard fields with model Isabel in a modern vintage photo shoot captured by Marebeth Photography, owned by Mary E Gromer. The skies were slightly overcast, but the sun peeked through to shine on the fields with Isabel relaxing in it. The mustard was in all their glory; A sign, that soon the vineyards will be full of grapes. Marebeth wanted to capture the essence of the beautiful Isabel, as if it were past days, but in a thoroughly modern way.
They drove over an hour to this beautiful winery location, where you can see the mountains in the back ground and which were filled with mustard. With the planned wardrobe and a white wicker chair in tow, they were ready to do an editorial shoot with a modern Victorian style. Marebeth is a Nikon user and for this shoot she used a 50mm 1.4 lens for portraits and a 18-70mm 3.5 for the landscape images along with her Alien bees and at times a reflector. Isabel was gorgeous, the weather perfect and the sun flare kissed the mustard to give a natural hair light. They stayed until sunset. „It was all in all, a lovely, perfect and successful day.“ so Marebeth.
Marebeth shot with a dinosaur Nikon. When she bought it 7 years ago, the camera body was 3K plus lenses and it's a workhorse D300, but Marebeth hasn't upgraded yet and plans to within the next 6 months to a full frame camera. She also has a Nikon D80, which is even older. Both great camera's in her opinion, but none like the D800 or what she likes to get - the D750, that can do HD video as well. For the future she likes to start doing videos at her shoots, so she can have a promo video to post.