Flavor! Napa Valley 2016

Flavor! Napa Valley is a five day celebration of all things food and wine in the Napa Valley. The festival had dozens of events including wine tastings, food demonstrations, tremendous dinners, and great fun. How can you go wrong with some of the best chefs in the world making food along with some of the finest wines? All proceeds from the event go to the Culinary Institute of America.

I've photographed Flavor! Napa Valley since 2012, and this year I worked over 45 hours shooting the event plus many more hours editing. Many events overlapped, so I had to hire a second shooter to help out. All the day's images were delivered before I went to bed, and the last batch was delivered within an hour of the last event's conclusion. Lots of hours, for sure, but that's the life of an event photographer.

Here are a few of my favorite images: