Based in Amsterdam, Netherlands
J Filipe Wiens has been photographing professionally for over 10 years. His work has taken him around the world and has been featured in advertising campaigns for various companies such as Marriott International – Starwood Hotels – Kempinski Hotels – Hilton Worldwide – Hyatt Hotels Corporation- Fairmont Hotels & Resorts – Swissôtel and CBS Studios to name just a few.
Commercial food and beverage photographer with formidable product photography skills who takes a mean headshot as well. I’m Nick Bumgardner. I bring thirteen years of experience to the table. I work with advertising agencies, food brokers and distributers, pr firms, restaurants, brands, and Fortune 500 Companies to create compelling visual imagery.
I started my career working in photojournalism and quickly moved into the commercial photography world. For three years I worked for Saks 5th Avenue as a Staff Photographer.
For the last three years, I have taught classes on Food Photography and Lightroom for Nossi College of Art. I have created online learning ciriculum on Adobe Lightroom for an online learning brand. I also serve as a consultant for the e-commerce industry and help brands build out photo studios that are efficient and create great content. I have recently started teaching workshops.
Nick is a partner in Seamless Matter a large scale food and product photography business.
Andrea D’Agosto is a Los Angeles food photographer. She grew up in a small town in Wisconsin working in her family’s restaurants where food presentation and family recipes sparked her interest. After attending art school in Madison Wisconsin, she moved west to Los Angeles, since then Andrea has been photographing food-related products, chefs, restaurants and cookbooks on the West Coast and beyond.
Paul is a still life photographer based in New York specializing in food, beverage, cosmetics still photography and stop-motion animation. as the son of talented architects, he developed his interest in photography and design at an early age. these interests led him to study at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he further developed a love for crafting light in the studio. Paul has enjoyed collaborations with clients such as Badger & Winters, BBDO, Calia by Carrie Underwood, Clinique, Coach, DKNY, L’OReal, Martha Stewart, O the Oprah Magazine, Playboy, Saveur, & Weight Watchers.
Based in Singapore
English, German, Indonesian
Lauryn Ishak is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Singapore, though she’s frequently found bouncing around Asia and beyond. She shoots everything from architecture in China to posh Maldivian private islands, and from scraggly climbs up Indonesian peaks to all the hideouts that comprise the perfect day in her Lion City home. Lauryn has lived, studied and worked in Germany, Indonesia, Hong Kong, New York and Switzerland.
Based in Missoula, Montana
Rebecca Stumpf is a full-time editorial photographer specializing in travel, portraiture and documentary photography. Her passion in telling visual stories lies in understanding the connection between people and nature – how they are inspired by it and the greater world around them; how they work with it; how they connect with it; how they experience it; and the creative space between the two.
Fascinated with creating a narrative with light, composition, and texture.
Jena Carlin is a freelance commercial and editorial photographer, videographer, and cookbook author with nearly ten years of experience. After receiving her BFA in painting (with a minor in photography), she dedicated herself to storytelling through the medium of photography. While food photography is her specialty, she is also passionate about lifestyle, product, and fashion photography.
Executing photo shoots from conceptualization and art direction to final imagery, Jena does not stop there. She is also an experienced set stylist with a unique eye for building a scene. Her background in art has led to work painting room sets and textured surfaces and custom backgrounds for her many clients. This dedication to the whole process has led to many exciting clients including Kohls, Reader’s Digest, Maurice’s, and Martha Stewart where her work has been published nationally.
Born and raised in Texas, Teal now resides in Los Angeles, California. With a keen eye for detail, color, and natural light, she creates original imagery with a true sense of place for clients across the genres of travel & lifestyle, landscape, architecture, and still life. The need to travel was instilled in her at a young age. Growing up in a family of architects, artists and travelers, she is grateful to have been immersed in an environment of creativity and curiosity from the start. Before she learned how to make a photograph, she learned how to be a traveler. Travel is when she is most engaged, most inspired and most challenged. Learning bits of a new language and culture, getting lost in winding cobblestone streets or narrow dirt paths, meeting local people, and taking in every element of a moment – sights, scents, sounds and feelings. This is when she is most alive. The camera allows her to capture and share these moments.
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Whatever the subject, photographer Adam DeTour brings a unique and devoted eye to his projects and assignments. A sought after food and portrait photographer, with a full service studio in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, his clients include the New York Times, Boston Magazine, Improper Bostonian, and many others. Landing in Boston by way of New Hampshire, Italy, and New York city, Adam is both meticulous and approachable in his work. Outside of photography he enjoys swimming, hiking, and time at home with his wife and daughter.
Photography is about telling a story and I’ve been doing it as a commercial photographer for over twenty years. Whether it be through one frame or a series of images, I love making photographs that speak about the subject. I’m drawn to location choices that complement a subject yet recede enough to allow the subject to dominate the image.
Since growing up in Houston, TX in my father’s printing company, I’ve always enjoyed the meticulous nature of my business. From operating an offset press at the age of 15, I learned the importance of quality craftsmanship that has remained an important aspect throughout my life. What I truly love about photography is both the technical and artistic sides. It’s the balance of both of these that create interesting images that resonate with the viewer.
In this day of digital media and our constant bombardment by visual clutter, it is so important to make imagery that tells its story in an elegant and unique way. Whether it’s a single still photograph or a series, I enjoy making images that successfully communicate my client’s vision.
I live in beautiful Grapevine, TX along with my wife Rebecca and our two kids… Noah (17) and Annalise (15).
Based in Kyiv, Ukraine
English, Russian, Ukrainian
I’m professional certified advertising food and product photographer, owner of the photo production studio providing photo and post-production services for 10 years. Available for shootings worldwide remotely and do in-house photo and post-production services in Ukraine.
Jackie has been working as a professional freelance photographer since 2005. She has worked on projects ranging from companies’ national ad campaigns such as Nutrena to taking lifestyle imagery for local independent companies. She was the lead photographer for Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, the largest farm equipment company in the United States, for nearly 7 years and continues to work with them on large scale projects. Her passion for agriculture mixed with her knowledge of horses and various other animals helps her to create compelling images for companies while working in various climates and situations.
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland
Laura Chase de Formigny is a DC based editorial and commercial food photographer with a passion for capturing the place where food, life and story telling combine. With a background in photojournalism and time spent working as a staff photographer at the Annapolis Capital Gazette, it’s no surprise that she’s sought after for her strong editorial eye by restaurants, chefs, and clients like The Washington Post, AARP, NPR, Smithsonian Institute, and Science Magazine. When she’s not shooting an assignment or creating food libraries for her restaurant clients, you can find her expanding her commercial portfolio – most recently providing the photography for National Geographic’s Attainable Sustainable. Laura Chase has a B.A. in Studio Art from UNC Chapel Hill. After living and working in places like Charlotte, Chattanooga, Baltimore, and Belgium, she’s happy to call Silver Spring, Maryland home and enjoys spending family time with her husband and adorable children Henry and Frances!
I’m Aaron! I am a New York and Detroit-based photographer and videographer specializing in Product/Still Life, Food, and Lifestyle. I enjoy shooting in a bold and graphic style for everything Still Life and food, and in my lifestyle I want to make the model look like they are having the best day they’ve ever had.
Lee Runion, Jennifer Bostic (Black Horse Productions)
Based in Tampa, Florida
Who are we and why hire us?
The daily collaboration we share with each other and our clients keeps our approach fresh and is what gives our work its unique perspective. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for every project and we work with our clients to help craft the unique stories that fit their brands. With our combined technical and creative expertise, we can tackle projects of different sizes and scopes to bring those stories to life.
With combined experience living and working in cities across the US, together we have made North Carolina our home and love to travel, eat good food, hang with our four-legged friends, and make new stories.
At Dean Lavenson Photography, Dean brings an utter passion to the set. He is a master with light and an absolute perfectionist. He is as giddy about photography today as when he was a student. And with that passion comes with over 25 years of experience. After graduating from Brooks Institute of Photography and freelancing in L.A. for a few years, Dean relocated his family from Santa Barbara, California to Louisville in 1989. He’s still trying to figure out how that happened. All he remembers is a big yellow Ryder truck with a matching yellow ’73 VW Bug in tow and his wife, Dianne, crying across every state line. Dean still dreams about the beach, but over the years he’s grown to love Louisville. As for how Dean first got started with a camera? Now that’s a long story. Let’s just say, he was on his way to becoming the next Wynton Marsellis. Lucky for Mr. Marsellis, Dean ended up in Beginning Photography as a high school senior. Ask him in person and he’ll give you the looooong version.
Based in Oakland, California
English, French, Spanish
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.
My love for photography began the day my father placed his beloved Pentax K1000 film SLR camera into my hands. He taught me everything he knew about depth of field, exposure, film speed and technique – I was hooked. So hooked that I continued to study photography in college. I have yet to put the camera down.
I take pride in the fact that I am what many would consider a one-stop shop. I’m able to launch brands from inception to application – whether it be photography, web design, social media content or packaging design. If I had a dollar for every time I heard “I didn’t know you did that!” from my clients, I’d be richer than a chocolate croissant.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
Stacy is a commercial photographer and food stylist, she divides her time between NYC and Charleston, SC. With an eye for composition and light, she approaches each shoot with a rustic, authentic and story-telling style ranging from light ans fresh to dark and dramatic. Always showcasing food in its natural state, she loves to focus on the gorgeous details and colors that make you feel like you’re close to something delicious and beautiful. Her vibrant reverence for the culinary spirit makes her a favorite among hardworking chefs and restaurateurs. Stacy’s work highlights her knack for capturing the essence of captivating personalities and truly unique companies. Stacy’s fun personality and strong work ethic allows her to produce compelling photography for all level of businesses, from sole-proprietors looking for scale, affordable and quick photography, to in-house creative teams within a company or advertising agency looking for someone who is going to deliver highly successful, elegant and sophisticated imagery.
Terri Glanger is an award winning advertising & editorial food, lifestyle and interiors photographer. She is based in Dallas, Texas and has been shooting for over 20 years for local and national clients including Hershey’s, Frito Lay, Sysco and Wells Fargo to name a few.
Terri enjoys collaborating with her clients to create images that will clarify, elevate and showcase their brand. She is equally comfortable shooting in studio or on location, with natural or artificial lighting.
A fine arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin created a strong foundation and understanding of the art, heart and soul of photography. Whether shooting food, lifestyle or interiors, this background is evident in her images.
Terri Glanger Photography is equipped to handle all aspects of production for shoots of any scale and is ready and willing to travel.
I love collaborating with my clients and getting to know them. I do whatever it takes to put my clients at ease by making photography fun, creative and enjoyable. I work closely with my clients to take their project from concept to completion. My photo projects have taken me across the street and around the globe. Working under pressure or in a fast-paced environment comes second nature to me.
When I’m not shooting, you can probably find me in my garden, hiking something — somewhere or on my yoga mat. My alter ego to photography is being a 200 RYT at Blue Yoga Nyla in North Little Rock. When I’m not shooting, I’m teaching yoga, or deepening my own practice.
Currently based in Little Rock, Arkansas, I have degree in journalism with a photojournalism emphasis. I began my professional photography career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where I was a staff photographer for more than 15 years.
I wish I could say I have tasted every dish I shot. People may not agree on politics, taxes or even the weather, but we surely drop our differences and come together over food. Time spent at the table with others is one of the best ways to get to know them. Photography is much the same.
Spending most of my fifteen year career as a magazine art director and photographer, I have worked with a wide variety of subjects from senators and beauty queens to chefs and turkeys. I enjoy the time with the personalities I photograph and the gratifying part is hearing their story and capturing the moment in time.
My work has been recognized in the creative industry’s leading publications: Art Director’s Club of New York Annual, the Communication Arts Design Annual, and SPOTS competition.
I often use older film cameras including an 11×14 ultra large format Burke & James, 8×10 and 4×5 pinhole cameras, and a beautiful Pentax 67. My recent favorite is a 1960’s era Polaroid Land camera converted into a 4×5 rangefinder. I live, work and play in Richmond, Virginia with my lovely and very understanding wife, two daughters and son.