Chava Oropesa

Chava

Oropesa

Oakland, California

🇺🇸 The United States

Also serving:

San Francisco (The United States)

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Grand Member

11 awards left until the Master of Photography

1st place in The United States

With us

2 years

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Chava Oropesa Photography

Hi! I’m Chava, an Oakland based Photographer and Creative Director whose love for photography and food, and even the packaging it comes in, has transformed into my life's passion.

Growing up in Mexico City filled my life with colorful culture which has deeply influenced both my design style and photography. Browse my portfolio and you’ll see that I am not a stranger to pops of color and dramatic lighting.

Winning photos

Personal work, playing with ice cream and bold colors.
Food Styling: Mariana Swedelson

100th Collection

“Lead with what you love,” is something I tell myself when doing creative work. If I don’t absolutely love it, it will show in the result.
Testing ideas opens doors to collaborating with new creatives and wonderful people who share the same passion and love for creating images that tell new stories.
And the ice cream sandwich fantasy was born.

Mariana Swedelson was the food stylist who helped create the ice cream fantasy.

100th Collection

Personal Work. Among the classical desserts found in homes across Mexico, Arroz con Leche holds a special place in the hearts of all. This humble and delicious treat can be served either cold or warm and was inherited from Spain to Mexico. You will discover various versions, all equally tasty.

I am sharing with you my mom’s recipe and a second version that she used to prepare. Check my website under “Con mucho cariño”

99th Collection

Client work for Peet's Coffee K-cups new packaging.

99th Collection

Flourless chocolate cake table scene. I love working with the hierarchy of elements and how color can play into that. Composing this scene I imagined an all-white linen and plates table where the slices of the cake would stand out. I added the flowers to give a feel of freshness but also to complement and harmonize with the color of the cake. Client work.

98th Collection

Client work for White Claw Peach Flavor.

97th Collection

Client work, new Holiday desserts group.

97th Collection

Personal work, exploring reflections and shadows using colorful glasses for cordials.
Along with a family favorite Strega Liquor.

96th Collection

Personal work for a new section on my portfolio. Ingredients for a spicy salsa with smoking habaneros. The bowl is called "molcajete" made of volcanic rock. It's a traditional Mexican kitchen tool used to make salsas.

96th Collection

Personal work (2 of 2 versions), my goal was to create a contracting and vivid image using color and transparency. I wanted to play creating these ice spheres with a frozen flower inside.

I love the idea of ice containing ingredients while fully transparent.

95th Collection

Personal work (1 of 2 versions), my goal was to create a contracting and vivid image using color and transparency. I wanted to play creating these ice spheres with a frozen flower inside.

I love the idea of ice containing ingredients while fully transparent.

95th Collection

Personal work for my ongoing project "Con Mucho Cariño", a collection of my mother's recipes. Pictured is Rompope Jello. Check my website to see the shoot and the recipe.

94th Collection

Client work for Peet's Coffee. Caprese Sandwich with tea for a seasonal campaign.

94th Collection

Client work, crispy fish tacos for La More, a local Mexican Food Service company.

94th Collection

Client work for Peet's Coffee.
Part of their image library to feature their new packaging.

93rd Collection

You can call them meatballs but really they are Albóndigas.
My mom would make albóndigas at least once a month, as this was also a family favorite. It was usually a meal we would eat for lunch during the week. I remember coming back from school, going inside our house and already knowing what was for lunch since the aroma was so delicious!
Shot for my ongoing personal project "Con Mucho Cariño" A collection of my mother's recipes. Check my website to see the rest of the project.

93rd Collection

Editorial work for VegNews Magazine
Beefy, Cheesy Golden Jamaican Patties, part of their summer spread.
Food Styling: Lorena Masso

92nd Collection

Editorial work for VegNews Magazine
The Sorrel Ginger Daiquiri, part of their summer spread.
Food Styling: Lorena Masso

92nd Collection

Focaccia with scallions and Focaccia with sea salt, two new breads made at Noe Valley Bakery. Image was created for the launch of the new bread and promotional materials.

91st Collection

Aguas! 🧊🍉🧊🍋🧊🥭
The perfect pair for any Mexican food, Aguas Frescas are such a huge part of Mexican culture. Pictured is a Cucumber - Lime Agua Fresca
Part of a personal project to give my own spin to these refreshing drinks.

90th Collection

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