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WINE COUNTRY

LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Go home with a collection of great images

Photo shoots on vineyards, a wine barrel room, the Purple Orchid Inn and the Golden Gate Bridge. 

Wine tasting the best that the Livermore Valley has to offer

We've curated the best wineries that will offer special attention to our group.

Photography education at all levels of experience

Whether your a newbie to the camera or a seasoned amateur you will learn a lot - shoot planning, execution and post production.

Hands on wine class

Learn wine blending straight from the pros while blending your very own vintage.

Time to relax and enjoy the accommodations of the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort

Unwind by the pool, hit the hot tub, get a massage at the spa and recharge.

Wine sponsored transportation

The Livermore Wine Trolley will make all excursions to photoshoots a blast. Wine tastings while we ride!

MEET YOUR HOSTS

There is no Michael Phillips Photography without Mike. With 15 years experience as a photographer and international traveler and adventurer, he seeks to share his knowledge, experience, good times and a pint of beer with anyone who shares his passion. 

 

Mike is dedicated to creating a life experience you will never forget, blending photography education and creation while forming relationships that last a lifetime.

Derek is the proprietor of The Purple Orchid Inn, a wine country resort located in Livermore, California; made famous by the Hotel Impossible reality TV show. After leaving a ten year career as a wedding/portrait photographer, Derek and his wife Rhiannnon left the busy hustle living of Las Vegas and started a family on this sprawling property amongst his olive orchard.

 

Derek is a world class host, farmer and educator of all things olive oil, and the owner of Cross Street Provisions which grows its vineyard and crafts its portfolio of wines as well as other products grown on property. 

 

ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT PRICING

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STANDARD KING

01/19 - 01/23

This large and spacious suite offers the ultimate in relaxation with a large living room, king sized bed, and tub for two

$1550

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BATHTUB KING

01/19 - 01/23

This large and spacious suite offers the ultimate in relaxation with a large living room, king sized bed, and tub for two

$1700

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DELUXE

KING

01/19 - 01/23

This large and spacious suite offers the ultimate in relaxation with a large living room, king sized bed, and tub for two

$2000

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WHAT IS INCLUDED IN YOUR ALL INCLUSIVE?

* transportation to/from OAK airport to the Purple Orchid

* breakfast and dinner all days of the workshop

* accommodations at the world class Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort

* wine tasting flights at Livermore Valley wineries

* wine blending class in the famous Wente wine caves - bring home your bottled vintage

* transportation to photo shoots via Livermore Wine Trolley including wine tastings

* hands on, one-on-one education and exploration - on-location landscape photo shoots

* a bottle of Cross Road Provisions Gather Cabernet Sauvignon - branded with your own favorite image of the week

* new friends and memories to last your lifetime

 

We would love to go into more detail, answer your questions and have you join us on this once in a lifetime experience. Leave a message and we'll set up a 1 on 1 call.

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- mike & derek