tory putnam photography

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Wishes in Wine Country 2014

I loved shooting Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area’s Wishes in Wine Country event again this year, hosted annual at the beautiful Sonoma-Cutrer. The day kicks off with a food + wine tasting, cabana lounging and croquet followed by a sunset dinner and live auction. Head over to the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area website to learn more about the incredible organization and other upcoming fabulous events that benefit the organization.

The Basque Country: A Day Trip

On our final day of the workshop, we explored St. Jean de Luz in the French Basque Country and did a pintxo tour around the beautiful San Sebastian.

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The Basque Country: Azurmendi

During our workshop our group visited Azurmendi, an incredible Basque restaurant. The space is gorgeous, perched atop a hill and the restaurant features its own giant garden and innovative greenhouse. The interior features large glass walls showing off the countryside surrounding it and white tablecloths, the perfect canvas for meal featuring more than a dozen dishes that was truly a work of art. I so appreciated the opportunity for the behind the scenes tour, as well as the hours spent around the table laughing, tasting and sipping on wine with an inspiring, lovely, hilarious group of women.

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The Basque Country: Apple Orchard

A trip to a gorgeous apple orchard during our workshop.

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The Basque Country: Cooking

Our workshop group spent one gloomy morning cooking away in the beautiful space at Ea Astei and the sun came out just in time for an outdoor afternoon feast.

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The Basque Country: A Sweet Celebration

While exploring the town of Ea during the workshop, we stumbled upon a sweet family celebration. So much love and spirit.

The Basque Country: Exploring Ea

Nearly a year ago, I traveled to the Basque Country for a food and lifestyle photography workshop hosted by an incredible duo: Aran Goyoaga and Nadia Dole. The entire experience was more amazing than I could have even imagined, from the beauty and spirit of the Basque Country to all the great memories (not to mention food!) shared amongst our group. There are no words or photos that will begin to describe the complete magic of the experience, which is why I think it’s taken me this long to post!

I’m going to share just a few bits of the workshop across a handful of posts. First up was our time spent exploring Ea, a charming town near where we stayed at Ea Astei.

Portugal

Almost exactly one year ago, I traveled to Portugal. I am way overdue to share some snapshots from my trip, mostly of Lisbon and a few surrounding areas, including Cabo de Roca (westernmost point in Europe) and Guincho Beach. Lisbon is such an incredible city, filled with amazing architecture, natural beauty, colorful tile, kind people and tasty food. Looking for tips for an upcoming trip to Lisbon? Shoot me a note! I’d love to share my favorite places.

Caviar Food Delivery: Gregoire in Oakland

I recently started shooting for Caviar, a killer start-up based in San Francisco that offers delivery service from some amazing restaurants that don’t traditionally bring their tasty food to your doorstep. I did a menu shoot for one of their partner restaurants, Gregoire, which offers French cuisine in both Berkeley and Oakland (and if they were in SF, I would order far too often). These are snaps of a couple dishes.

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Jen Wilson of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area

Jen Wilson is the Marketing + Promotions Manager at Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and a total rockstar. I was so honored to shoot her portrait for Tuck Today at Dartmouth College’s “Agents of Good” story, which featured her work on the Batkid wish. Here’s one photo from our shoot, find another photo and more on Jen here.