Over the Christmas holiday, I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot some promotional photography for La Fortuna Café and Coffee Roaster. This project was to increase their online presence and marketing materials for social media outlets like Facebook, Yelp and Google Maps. Tucked away in an alley in downtown Hinsdale, IL, La Fortuna Café first American store opened in the fall last year. However, their farm in Chiapas, Mexico has been family owned and operated since 1908!
Owner, farmer and roaster Alejandro Garcia-Palacios is a truly inspiring person and has lead an interesting life. As the third son of Mario and Martha Garcia, he is a third generation coffee grower! Plus, he was more than willing to pose for the camera and pull many espresso shots for product photos.
It was a wonderful shoot with some of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. Alejandro was a great sport and the images really show off his passion. It’s projects like this that remind me why I love being a photographer!