I recently had the opportunity to photograph date harvesting at the Rancho Meladuco Date Farm. It was both fun and yummy! Nothing like a date right off the tree!! I felt like I should pay them for the privilege. You can buy some from their website https://ranchomeladuco.com or drop by the store on PCH in Newport Beach (info below). So, here are the photos…
Luis the “palmero” gearing up for the job. I’m told that all of his equipment is handmade. Btw, the portrait of the palmero was made with my 1962 Iskra (KMZ) folding camera on Kodak Ektar 100 for you camera nerds. The rest of the photos are from either my Canonet rangefinder (also on Ektar) or the Canon 5d MkII.
Luis way up in the trees collecting dates. It’s seriously high up but he looks like he’s just chillin’ up there.
And, finally, the literal fruit of his labor. That’s Ramon helpin’ out with the trays.
Rancho Meladuco Date Farm
2700 West Coast Highway, Suite 222
Newport Beach, CA 92663
All photos by me, Kip Roof
Another fun wedding on the ICON Yacht in Newport Beach
Here’s another vacation rental I photographed recently. This newly remodeled house is just a few steps from the beach. For booking info, visit: http://villarentalsinc.com/128-25th-Street/
Just some fun portraits in and around the studio.
Gettin’ back to my roots. Architecture and Interiors is how I got interested in photography. This place, by the way, is an excellent vacation rental. Stayed there myself! You can book it on Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16143480
Now is an excellent time to have a family portrait! Like this lovely family! Btw, I photographed their wedding 10 years ago and they haven’t changed a bit!!! Really!
Nothing like a warm sunset and calm waters on wedding day!
Venue: ICON Yacht – Charter Yachts of Newport Beach
Photos: Me, of course 🙂