Living and working in Sonoma County and Napa Wine Country, commercial product photographer M. J. Wickham provides crisp, compelling, artistic and affordable wine bottle photos that meet client expectations by capturing a brand’s essence.
The ubiquitous bottle shot is in constant need by successful wineries for their marketing purposes.
M. J. offers the standard knocked out bottle photo for a great price. She usually turns the photos around
in less than a week after photoshopping, so that it's perfect for your online store or to send to your distributors.
Wine bottles, with their highly specular surfaces, require special lighting and post production Photoshop treatment. M. J. has years of experience handling wine bottle photography in her studio and lighting them to accentuate the label while maintaining the integrity of the package. She can provide your winery with single knocked out bottle shots, line ups for special promotions and stylized studio beauty bottle shots with single or multiple bottles.
You can ship your bottles to her Santa Rosa studio with confidence that she will provide you with sharp, professional wine bottle shots at a reasonable price and in a timely fashion.
SCROLL DOWN FOR RECENT SAMPLES OF BOTTLE SHOTS.
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Cabernet Sauvignon is the holy grail of Napa Wine Country and no one does it better than Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. They regularly send me bottles to photograph for their wine club shipments.
MacRostie "The Key"
MacRostie is a regular client. These bottles with gilded imprints are a bit challenging to shoot. The key (no pun intended) is to spotlight the gold with a grid spot and retouch out any glare spots.
Swanson Vineyards Viognier
Light colored wines can also be challenging. In order for no reflections to come through the bottle, acetate has to be applied to the rear and the light has to shine through to give the wine vibrance, all while making the label pop.
Lucien Albrecht Cremant D'Alsace
Sparkling wine is another difficult bottle to photograph. There’s always gold foil to consider and the liquid needs to shine a bit. Acetate is the answer to keeping the liquid looking uniform. Spot lights on the front accentuate the label while the highlight on the left gives the bottle shape.
Benham Barrel Finished Gin
Purple Wine + Spirits sends me bottles almost weekly. I like working for the large wine companies that have numerous labels and bottles to shoot. This is a really beautiful bottle with embossed glass writing in the bottom part of the bottle.
Cyrus Magnum with a glass of wine
Alexander Valley Vineyards understands that you have to photograph and market your bottles to sell wine. I love Cyrus in general and a magnum of it is even better. The challenge here is to maintain the shape of the wine glass against a white background. A black card on the right helps with this.
If you see Kay
Another great client is Vintage Wine Estates. They have so many bottle to photograph they keep me on retainer - sweet! This is a fun label targeting millennials. Having a companion wine shipping case is a great marketing tool.
Cherry Pie Gift Box
A great way to sell wine during the holidays. I’m sure the box can be used to transport a cherry pie after the wine is drunk.
White wine group
Sometime you need a line up of bottles and here’s a sample.