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Napa Valley photographer Faith Echtermeyer has been photographing table tops, people, landscapes, and special events in the Bay Area and around the world since 1979. Faith's years of training began on lunch breaks in New York where, as an undergraduate on hiatus from Mills College, she spent every lunch hour at MOMA. It was here that she learned about light, form, and meaning. She honed her skills on travels in Europe, through the photography she eagerly experienced at San Francisco's renowned Focus Gallery, and in classes at City College and the San Francisco Art Institute.

A master of technique, technique never gets in her way. "I've got a bag full of equipment," says Faith, "but I work by feeling." She guides people to where the light is most generous, waits for that quick blush or tilt of the head, that unguarded gesture that catches a character exactly, then makes the picture. It's the warmth and light in Faith Echtermeyer's photographs that sets them apart.

Gourmet and Metropolitan Home magazines, among others, regularly request Faith's insider portraits of the Wine Country. When she photographs food and wine, she has the culinary knowledge to act as her own stylist. But whether Faith has turned her eye to the midnight blue of grapes on the vine, a plate of fruit dusted with sugar, a pasta maker in Umbria, or a street vendor in Bangkok, the light, the inner glow of the photographs is unmistakable.

Publications:
Gourmet, Food & Wine, Saveur, Met Home, California Homes, Appellation, Tables, Wine & Spirits, Wine Country, Garden Desugn, Via, Family Business, House Beautiful, The New York Times, W, Golf Club, Senior Golfer, Women's Golf

Clients:
Beringer, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Robert Mondavi, Robert Young Vineyards, Jackson Family Farms, Chateau St. Jean, Hakusan, Oakville Grocery, Flora, Napa Valley Fragrances, Long Meadow Ranch, Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley Vintners Association, COPIA ...and others

Books:
Terra, Cooking from the
Heart of Napa Valley (co-photographer)
The New Cook's Tour of Sonoma
France on Foot
Eating in Italy
Mostly Vegetables
Great Sandwiches (James Beard Award Winner)
Good Friends, Great Dinners
Evening Food
Houseplants, Primer for a Dumb Thumb

Chronicle Books twelve volume Garden Style series:
Beautiful Bulbs
Little Herb Gardens
Easy Roses
Easy Orchids
Fragrant Flowers
Heirloom Gardens
Salad Gardens
Terrific Tomatos
Homegrown Fruit
Little Potted gardens
Climbing Vines
Cactus and Succulents