ACS Best of Show Photography Project – First Look

The last few weeks of my life have been laser-focused on coordinating and creating the biggest photography shoot of my career. It has been, perhaps, the hardest I have “worked” (with the exception of parenting my kids in their first year of life), yet I’ve felt the most in my element, in the thick of an unprecedented creative flow not experienced since before those kids came along!

It has been pure joy to see the project come to fruition with the shoot last week and even more rewarding to share the first-look photos, my photographer favorites, with the cheesemakers yesterday. I’m thrilled now to be able to put this first look out into the wider world : )



These images – my favorite 60 from the 7 day shoot which captured 2695 raw images — are pretty much SOOC (straight out of camera) and formatted into a simple Lightroom Slideshow in random order. I threw in a little soundtrack to keep in interesting. What do you think? Which is your favorite Best of Show winner?

Please share with your cheese-loving friends and family… this project is, at its core, a homage to the cheeses which have defined and re-defined what American cheese is over the last 3 decades. The more people celebrating these amazing cheeses and cheesemakers, the merrier!

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