I am a food, beverage and still-life photographer (OK I do photograph people as well!) based in Toronto, Canada. I have a wide range of experience in commercial and editorial photography and I love making food, drink, people, products and really – all things – look great. I’ve worked with brands and companies large and small, local and not so local! Occasionally, my golden retriever Henry joins me in the studio, but he really prefers the beach. For assignments, or just to chat, please email or call me. I’m always happy to make new friends.
Rick Souders is an honors graduate from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Rick’s unique creative and business background has allowed him to work at a Fortune 250 Beverage Company, then to one of the largest Advertising Agencies in the US, to owning one of America’s top food and beverage Studios.
In his own words:
I grew up in the rural high plains near the Pawnee National Grasslands. Yes, very rural. My mom worked at a portrait studio and my dad, amongst many things, was a professional leather artist and taught leather craft. So, I lived in a very creative and inspiring atmosphere. Growing up in a small town allowed me to raise chickens, rabbits, and pheasants and have many pets including toads, tarantulas, possums and a raccoon. My passion for food and agriculture runs deep. I appreciate where our food comes from and I think that has played an important role in my love of food and beverage photography. Today I live on the Studio property in a beautiful environmentally friendly ranch home. Other quirky things include a degree in Taxidermy and my 1967 Bentley.
Michelle McSwain is a commercial portrait and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles, California. She has done photography for the brands Nintendo, Girl Scouts, JBL, Soundcloud, SPANX, Facebook, Wine Spectator, Barkbox, AMC Networks, and several more. She previously did photo editing and retouching with the New York Times and Yahoo Inc, which helped develop her signature style of bright light and warmth.
You can find Michelle on the hiking trails in southern California with her little family or sitting in the sunshine with a chilled glass of Pét-Nat. With a knack for befriending almost anyone she meets, Michelle brings her own warmth and joy to all her projects, achieving her clients’ vision with a fun and relaxed attitude.
She is available to travel globally, especially to anywhere with warm weather and good wine.
Cayla Zahoran, a New York City food & beverage photographer, specializes in not only photographing food but eating it too. While working as a photo editor at Edible Allegheny and WHIRL Magazine (Pittsburgh, PA), her passion for local food & culture first began. Looking to broaden her palette, Cayla transplanted to New York City. Cayla’s creativity in the photography world is driven by her love of cooking, traveling, and the art of playing with her food. She also prides herself on being able to make the perfect Moscow Mule.
Based in Beijing, China
English, French, Mandarin
Food photographer based in LA & HK via Paris and Beijing.
Before moving to France, all my journals were in Spanish. Family and friends find amusement in hearing me struggle in Italian and Portuguese. I should be able to communicate fluently in English, French, and Mandarin Chinese.
I communicate best in images. Second dearest language is food. I love to play with it. I love to light it. I love to style it. I love to eat it.
I love to travel on assignment. Anywhere.
Jennifer Chase is a food, travel and lifestyle photographer and creative director based out of Washington, DC. Jennifer first learned to cook with one pot, a spoon, an open fire, and a village full of teachers, while a peace corps volunteer in West Africa . Her travels and her curiosity about culture, ritual and the ways we connect around food have informed her food photography and food styling. Her rich, modern visual style connects food producers and consumers through visual narratives that encourage exploration and enjoyment. An inviting sense of ease and imagination encourage clients and enthusiasts alike to join in the journey.
Based in Hendersonville, North Carolina
Tim Robison is a Southeast food, lifestyle and travel photographer, shooting national and regional publications as well as restaurants and hospitality groups.
He lives in Asheville, NC but works just about everywhere in between.
He spends a good bit of time taking photographs in Charlotte, NC, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, St. Petersburg and Tampa, FL, …but will travel just about anywhere!
Born in Louisiana (the city), Missouri (the state), on the banks of the mighty Mississippi (the river) I was given the name of a French actress my mother saw on tv, forever imbuing me with a love for all things French.
I grew up in the Midwest, spending most of my time meandering in the creek near our farm, with my best friend, my dog Snoopy. As a teenager, I began to notice that I mentally composed what I observed into still black and white images, and I wondered if I might have a talent for photography. I took a community college class–Photo 101, and hung out in downtown St. Louis, trying to blend into walls, and capture people and life–in fact "truth" on film. I was hooked!
I set off for Santa Barbara to attend Brooks Institute and learn the craft of photography in a hilltop mansion overlooking the ocean.
After graduating with a BA, I worked my way up from apprentice to advertising photographer and have been lucky enough to work in this industry ever since.
I now live by the sea, in Santa Monica, and have my studio in Hollywood. I love the ocean, the mountains, biking, playing pool & reading (never enough time)!!
I like to surround my self with talented, hard working, funny, cool people…no drama, no egos.
My goal: To make something significant or beautiful, maybe even both, and have fun doing it!
Some like to take the easy road, others prefer the path less travelled. I am a fan of the latter – I thrive on challenge, detail, and problem solving. It’s that passion that makes me crave the right shot, right set, and most mouth-watering styling. Food photography is not a simple path from idea to execution – it’s an exploration and often a collaboration. When I first began to explore this type of work I knew it would make for an epic creative journey from my first attempts at lighting, to the way I continue to push myself creatively today. I am always exploring and I don’t think I’ll ever stop learning.
When I’m not in the kitchen or the studio you’ll find me happily collecting my share of sand and dirt out on the mountain bike trails in Central Florida. To me there is no better feeling than the rush you get from a job well done…except maybe the rush of rolling along a beautifully flowing trail with some happy jumps and berms in a beautiful wooded setting.
I am a New York-based commercial photographer, specializing in food, drinks, and lifestyle. My passion for capturing the art of food grew from my long-time affair with cooking and eating. I blame it on growing up in South Carolina – a childhood spent immersed in the addictive scent of a deep southern smoked barbecue, what would you expect?
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.
Dick Patrick is a third generation photographer who has enjoyed owning and operating his business, Dick Patrick Studios, Inc. for more than 30 years. Over the past three decades he has been producing striking imagery for a variety of international companies. Helping his clients achieve their marketing communication goals has been his highest priority. From the most appetizing food photographs to sublime still-life images, Dick’s style has enhanced the marketing efforts of companies worldwide. “Providing my customers with a relaxed working atmosphere while producing images that meet or exceed their expectations is the goal we set for ourselves everyday,” Dick said. Judging by his schedule and the list of regular clients, the studio is achieving those goals.
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.
Based in West Tisbury, Massachusetts
Elizabeth Cecil is a professional photographer. Whether she is shooting food, lifestyle or travel, her work is inspired by light, color, and her natural surroundings. Elizabeth aims to capture visual authenticity and poetry in everything she photographs. Her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Saveur, Coastal Living and The Wall Street Journal. She is a contributing photographer and the founding photo editor of Edible Vineyard. When she’s not making pictures, you can find her out catching waves with her husband or in the kitchen baking a pie. Elizabeth lives on the island of Martha’s Vineyard except when she boards the ferry or hops on a plane to travel for work.
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.
Originally from Greenfield, MA, I’ve spent over the last decade in Los Angeles working in all aspects of the photo industry, from editing major award show photos, to developing brand imagery, photographing people, cosmetics, and now with a concentration on food and beverage.
I bring this well rounded photo background and some good old fashioned punk rock DIY resourcefulness to every project!
If you see me in the wild say hello, I’m pretty nice.
Named one of the best advertising photographers in the world, Teri Campbell is the owner and Creative Lead at Teri Studios, a destination for consumer packaged goods companies, restaurants, beverage and travel-related businesses seeking original photography and motion work for advertising and packaging.
When not in the studio, Teri is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and events like the International Conference on Food Styling & Photography, PDN’s PhotoPlus Expo and the FoodPhoto festival in Tarragona Spain. He is also the author of Food Photography and Lighting: A Commercial Photographers Guide to Creating Irresistible Images.
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.
This is an over simplification, but I really like creating beautiful pictures.
I earned my degree in Photojournalism in 2004 from Western Kentucky University. Since leaving the world of journalism I have become a commercial product and architecture photographer. I love having the opportunity to create images and meet people who are passionate about their chosen craft.
If you are looking to hire a photographer or just want to talk shop, drop me a line.
Hi, I’m Joe. A Photographer based out of Boston, MA but living in a small town south of the city smack dab in the middle of both Boston and Providence, RI. I’m self taught with a sincere passion for all things photography, beautiful light, fresh food, sincere people, and inspiring spaces. I love keeping things simple in life and on set as I find it always produces the best results with the least stress. No matter the size of the project I always bring the same passion and dedication to each individual job and it’s my priority to make sure everyone goes home happy!
Let’s connect and make awesome work together.