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When you’re in the business of creating delicious food, people need to know it looks as good as it tastes. This is where hiring a food photographer can prove to be very useful. And while marketing one’s self artistically without the use of any external help is possible, having a professional do the work for […]

Why Hiring a Food Photographer is Critical for Your Business

Ingredients for apple pie layout
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We’re often asked what inspires us, and our answer is always the same: we love creating stories with our photography. As a food photographer, we strive to help you tell the story behind your food — whether that be the hard work you put into making the dish, your memories of a family member’s beloved […]

Creating Stories With Food Photography

Three honey mixers in a puddle of honey on a pink background
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How I got the photo shoot with CAVA. CAVA’s marketing team contacted me and asked to do a photo shoot with CAVA for their new location in San Antonio. They needed interior, exterior, and photos of their team. And they needed the shots by the end of the next day. Eeek! But I couldn’t say […]

Inside a Photography Shoot With CAVA

Man preparing food at the counter of CAVA Restaurant in San Antonio, Texas.
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How do you know if the photographer “gets it”?   At the risk of sounding like a disinterested, worn-out, and pretentious food photographer here (which is not me, I swear), there are so many food photographers in this world. There are more than 381 million Google results when you search “food photographer.” That is a […]

A Food Photographer Who Gets It

Strawberry linzer cookies placed in a row on a green background
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I create food photography that tells stories.   Christmas. It delights; it warms and creates the coziest feelings deep inside us. Families gather, traditions increase the love and the annual bustle is magical for a time. Christmas is about togetherness. The feeling of being in a charming village with cozy houses stacked along snowy streets. […]

How Christmas Memories Inspires Food Photography

Powdered sugar being dusted on falling sugar cubes with snowmen on top.
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How we got the shot for our Red Wine Braised Short Ribs We did a photoshoot featuring Red Wine Braised Short Ribs. In this blog post, I talk about the planning and implementation of this shoot. I’ll be going through how I planned this photoshoot, the items I used for props, and the lighting technique.  […]

How We Got the Shot

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How the Texas Monthly shoot came to be Five months ago, we got an email from Texas Monthly Magazine. They were doing a story about the drink Lime Agua Fresca, and they wanted a picture of the drink to accompany the article. They needed a quick turnaround, and so I had to work fast. But […]

A Look Back At Our Texas Monthly Shoot

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I was in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and I was looking at a Rembrandt painting. It was the first time I had ever seen one of his paintings. I was stunned. I’d never seen anything so beautiful. The dramatic lighting in the painting was very soft and gentle, with deep and dramatic shadows.  Since […]

5 Dramatic Lighting Techniques in Food Photography

Chocolate cake with blackberries, hershey kisses, and figs on top
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“I’ve never been able to get a good picture of this dessert. Man, that looks amazing! You got the perfect dessert shot!” the owner told me while looking at the back of my camera.  I knew I got the perfect shot when I saw the expression on her face. She looked like she was about […]

The Perfect Dessert Shot – Molten Chocolate Bundt Cake

Ice cream on top of chocolate lava cake
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Today, I will teach you how to create a stunning, mouthwatering food photo of delicious food. People eat with their eyes first, and a picture can make or break a dish. Our goal is to make the dish look tasty, and we’re going to help it do that with three things. We call them the […]

The 3 P’s of Food Photography

Peanut butter spread on top of peanut butter wafers
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