Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
How many final high-resolution photos do I get from the shoot?
How long does it take?
Where’s your studio located?
Can you pick up my wine?
Can I ship my wine to you?
Is my wine stored in a temperature controlled environment when in the studio?
Are you insured?
Do you return the wine?
What are acceptable props?
What color backgrounds do you have?
How do I get my photos?
Can you send me the final image on CD?
Can you photograph at my winery, office or some other fabulous location?
Can I give you a specific fabric to use as the background?
Can I come to the studio for the shoot?
Do you shoot events like winery events or weddings?
Can you Photoshop vintages or remove the vintage on my bottle?
What is a clipping path and will you provide a clipping path of my bottle?
Who owns the Wine Country Bottle Clinic?

How much does it cost?

There are 4 photo options: Classic wine bottle shots cost $125 for a single bottle on a solid or textured background; Styled bottle shots cost $225 for a single bottle and a prop on a solid or textured background; Small Group photo of 2 to 4 bottles costs $350; Large Group bottle shots of 5 or more bottles are priced starting at $475 per photo. Get more details on the Details & Rates page.

How many final high-resolution photos do I get from the shoot?

Though I may shoot several variations of your bottle for Styled and Group photos, you get to pick one as your final image. Additional versions are billed at the same rate for the type of bottle shot you purchased.

How long does it take?
Online proofs are typically posted within 24 hours, and final photo delivery of Classic bottle shots takes another 12-24 hours depending on the number of bottles. Styled and custom photos take a bit longer to process but expect them in a few days.

Where’s your studio located?
The studio is located on a beautiful sunny knoll in the Napa Valley. Call to schedule the transfer of your wine bottles.

Can you pick up my wine?
Maybe. Depends where you’re located. Call to discuss.

Can I ship my wine to you?
Sure thing. You’ll be responsible for the shipping and insurance costs to and from the studio.

Is my wine stored in a temperature controlled environment when in the studio?
Your wine will be stored in appropriate temperature controlled storage during its time in the studio. We’re not liable for the conditions it’s kept in during shipping to or from the studio (unless we’re delivering ourselves).

Are you and my wine insured?
Yes, your wine is insured during its time in the studio. A delivery memo or bill of lading is required with the date of transfer to our care. Liability is limited to 10 calendar days.

Do you return the wine?
Yes, but only if I have to. Wine left over 30 days will be consumed… just kidding 😉

What are acceptable props?
That’s up to you. Common props include wine glasses, wooden boxes, other wine bottles, corkscrews, etc… see the gallery for examples and inspiration.

What color backgrounds do you have?
Nearly every color under the rainbow. We also have some textured backgrounds available. Let me know what you have in mind or view some previous photos.

How do I get my photos?
Your digital proofs will be posted to an online gallery on the website within as few as 12 hours. After you pick the image(s) you like, the final high-resolution artwork will be sent shortly after that via Dropbox or other online delivery method.

Can you send me the final image on CD?
CDs are so yesterday but if you like I can send you one. There is a $10 charge per CD and includes standard USPS postage. Sorry, due to a union strike delivery via carrier pigeon has been discontinued.

Can you photograph at my winery, office or some other fabulous location?
Sure thing! There is slightly higher pricing for that service since I have to set up all the gear it takes to beautiful bottle shots. Let’s chat about it.

Can I give you a specific fabric to use as the background?
Yes, but we should discuss it to make sure it’s going to give you the results you want.

Can I come to the studio for the shoot?
Sure. Can I hangout in the winery while you make wine? Nah.. just kidding. Art directing sessions for your bottle photography are billed at $425 per hour instead of the per bottle pricing model. Most of my clients trust that I’ll deliver the images they require and are not present during bottle shoots. If you’d like to schedule a date and time, please contact me.

Why is the pricing higher to shoot on-location?
Traveling with and setting up a bunch of professional lighting gear takes time, my friend. I’m able to provide great low prices because I have dedicated studio space already setup for this type of shooting.

We’re having an event at our winery – do you photograph events, too?
Sure. I provide event photography around the globe. Literally. Contact me with details at (707) 287-5397.

Can you Photoshop in other vintages or remove the vintage on my bottle?
Maybe. Several factors have to be considered like: the design and style of your label, the font used, the finish, etc… Removing a vintage is sometimes easier if you want an evergreen photo, and billed at $125 per hour. I need to see your artwork to best determine.

What is a clipping path and will you provide a clipping path of my bottle?
Clipping paths are outlines of the bottle so you can remove the background and “float” it over any background in print layouts or webpages. They are included in Classic Bottle Shots. There is a $45 charge for clipping Styled and Group bottle photos, and the actual photo determines if it’s possible.

Who owns the Wine Country Bottle Clinic?
The Wine Country Bottle Clinic is owned by professional commercial photographer, Jason Tinacci. View his portfolio of commercial lifestyle work at tinacciphoto.com.

Still have more questions? Let’s chat.