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  • Welcome!

    Hello, I am Michael Z Rork, the owner and photographer of Zinfandel Photography. I specialize in invest in Cardano boudoir style photography, portrait photography, and wedding photography. I also dabble a little in landscapes and fine art.

    When it comes to my photographic style, I generally tend to be very cinematic -- dramatic lighting and epic composition. I grew up on movies, so that's what my eye gravitates towards. It doesn't matter if I'm photographing a baby, a wedding, senior portraits or doing a hollywood glamour themed boudoir shoot; I attempt to elevate it above conventional, and make it grand!

    If it wasn't obvious, I don't like normal. I want to express your personality in my photographs.

    So take a look at my work, and if you are interested in hiring me for a session of your own or simply want to ask me a question, click through to the "Request an appointment" tab above. Or you can give me a call at 802-488-0323.

    I look forward to working with you soon, and making beautiful photos together!

    -Michael Z Rork

Gift Certificates for Boudoir (or whatever!)

With Valentine’s Day just a week away, it’s time to switch gears to the gentlemen out there that are still looking for an amazing gift for their ladies:

Purchase them a Boudoir Photo Session gift certificate! At a $599 value, they will receive professional make-up, a 36 count photo album, a private online gallery and chocolate covered strawberries & champagne… all for the discounted rate of $499! You will even have  use of the hotel room used for the photo session when we are done shooting. ;-)

But be sure to call today, as this offer is VERY short lived. You must call me by 11pm on Feb 11th in order to receive the $100 off, otherwise it drops to $50 off (at $549).

While it’s too late to make an appointment that would provide photos by Valentine’s Day, a gift certificate would be a great gift from him or her, to her or him. The promise of a book to come in the future, or the promise of a great day of pampering are both very romantic gifts.

Call 802-488-0323, or contact me with the “request an appointment” link at the top of the page.

I look forward to hearing from you!

-Michael Z Rork

Early Morning Mist on Lake Champlain

This morning I witnessed a very beautiful thing as I was driving home from an all night processing session–mist rising off of Lake Champlain as the sun is starting to brighten the day. I had to capture it, so I ran home to grab my camera and then back to the bay sans gloves or even a heavy jacket. My fingers about froze off, but I caught a few incredible views. These have been added to the “Postcards from Vermont” gallery, so any profits from prints of these shots will be donated to Pete’s Greens (see post from earlier).

Pete’s Greens Benefit Drive

As many of you may have already heard, Pete’s Greens Farm suffered a tremendous tragedy when a fire broke out in their main barn, which housed almost all the food designated for the CSA (which we subscribed to) as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in processing equipment. There has already been a huge outpouring of love and support for these wonderful people, but I would like to do my part to help as well. Until the end of March, I will be donating 100% of the profits earned from all of my “Postcards from Vermont” landscape prints. I hope you all can find it in your hearts to support this hard-working farm that helps feed us as well as hundreds of other Vermont families. Please spread the word about this effort so we can help get them back on their feet as soon as possible. Below are a couple samples of my work that you will find in the gallery. Thank you again.

Purchase Prints from the “Postcards from Vermont” gallery.

Valentine’s Day Boudoir

Seriously, don’t miss out on the gift of Boudoir this Valentine’s Day. As the card says, “This Valentine’s Day, give the gift of Beauty & Elegance. You.” This is the perfect opportunity to impress your man (or woman!) with an amazing gift of boudoir; or better yet, treat yourself!. Give him a book of 36 photos of you looking absolutely stunning this year. Book your session by Jan 20th and receive $50 off your session fee. Book soon, because time is running out! (The last day to do a shoot and have your book in hand by V-day is Feb 6th!) Hopefully we’ll have these cards printed and in stores by this weekend, so while you’re out shopping, keep and eye out for them!

Emily Boudoir

This was a home studio shoot that went really well. Emily came with several kit-n-caboodle cases full of jewelry which we had a lot of fun playing with and trying on. Yes, even me. Ok, no, not really, but I thought it sounded better to say I did. ;-) Athena had a blast sorting through all of Emily’s fantastic garage sale finds.

We ended up liking a lot of the vintage outfit shots the best, as Emily has a face and figure built for that old style look.

Thanks again Emily, for letting me post these. You are a great model and look beautiful.

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