The Driscolls wanted to escape the city and their escape came in the form of an apple orchard, which they purchased in 2018.  They had no idea what they were doing.

The new owners of Willowbrook Apple Farm had a lot on their hands: 3 kids, 2 full time jobs, home schooling, AND now, and then a pandemic hit.  Said apple farm also came complete with some extra houseguests: a mini-pony, a mini-donkey, chickens, a couple of cats, a dog and the most recent addition: a pig named Delilah.

The Driscolls needed some help and like all smart small business owners, they began to outsource the things that they could. They hired TBD Media, a gutsy, full service marketing agency with a unique end-to-end ability to brand a stunner of a company for their clients.  I’ve been working alongside TBD Media this spring to create content and images for a number of their clients social media use.  Instead of hiring a local Redlands commercial photographer, TBD Media leveraged their relationship with me to ensure their photos had the look and feel they were going for: they wanted to authentically represent the farm, it’s layout and the faces behind the apples with a lifestyle session featuring the Driscoll family and their menagerie of animals.  Have camera, will travel!

I had SUCH a fun time meeting the Driscoll family, exploring the farm during apple blossom season, and meeting Star, their mini-donkey, and Comet their mini-pony.  Oh, and Delilah, who is simply unforgettable.  If you’re looking to boost your social media presence with headshots, branding and commercial photography, contact me here.

If you live in the greater LA area, Willowbrook Farms offers a number of events all year round, including concerts, picnics and wine tasting.  Apple picking season is generally Labor Day through early November.  They are also offering a new summer camp program for kids to learn about working on a farm.