When an image makes your mouth water, you know you’re observing the work of a skilled food photographer. These creative artists have a knack for enabling you to smell what’s on the plate and feel the texture of the ingredients, without even being in the same room.

While Beverly Hills is home to some of the best restaurants in Southern California, it also provides a stage for some of the region’s most talented food photographers to showcase their skills. In this list, we’ll reveal 10 food imagery artists who are making our mouths water.

Dana Hursey Photography

An inspiringly plated dish of linguine [Dana Hursey Photography]

Dana Hursey says that on the photographic spectrum, he’s “on the intentional side” and isn’t someone who always has his camera in hand at every moment. His style can be described as bright and minimalist, with unique angles and strong use of lighting to create undeniably mouthwatering images. Dana has collaborated with brands such as Cup Noodle, Dean’s Dip, and Yogurtland to create advertising imagery and has made an impact with his alphabet-inspired tabletop pics.

Kristin Teig

A plate of freshly prepared nigiri [Kristin Teig]

Originally from San Diego, Kristin Teig draws on her background in painting with her love of food and the celebrations that surround cultural eating. She’s worked in more than a dozen countries on food-related projects, including on cookbooks by Joanne Chang, Hooni Kim, and Giada De Laurentiis. She’s received the Rangefinder Storytellers Lifestyle Photography Award and the PDN Taste Food Photography Award and has had her work featured in “Entrepreneur”, “GQ” and “Delta Sky” magazines.

Teri Lyn Fisher

An overhead shot of strawberries, raspberries and blackberries [Teri Lyn Fisher]

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, Teri Lyn Fisher is now based in Los Angeles where she creates food photography for cookbooks and advertising campaigns. Since graduating from the Art Center College of Design with a degree in Commercial Photography, she’s been collaborating with clients to create beautiful still life and product images from her studio in downtown L.A. and on location. Her photos often feature ingredients scattered around the dish and a set of cutlery on the side, offering a glimpse into the preparation and enjoyment of the meal.

Ed Rudolph Photography

The joy of a shared meal [Ed Rudolph Photography]

Combining overhead shots with table-side angles, Ed Rudolph has established a reputation as one of the top food photographers in Beverly Hills. He’s a graduate of the Art Center College of Design where he earned a BFA in Photography before starting his own business. Rather than using bright lights and white backgrounds, he prefers soft, diffuse light and dark settings to create images with a contemporary feel. When he’s not shooting food, Ed also works as a lifestyle, product, and architectural photographer for clients throughout Southern California.

Leslie Grow

A creative overhead shot of fresh fruit [Leslie Grow]

Leslie Grow was raised in rural Montana where her love of food was ignited in the family’s backyard garden and by the home-cooked meals that were prepared as a result. She now calls Los Angeles “home” and has worked with clients both big and small to create images that are highly colorful and with a Pop Art feel. She describes her work as “bright, vibrant, and minimalistic” and she loves experimenting with dramatic lighting. Her list of previous clients is extensive and includes the Beverly Hilton, the Food Network, and the “LA Times”.

Christina Peters

One of Christina Peters’ restaurant interior shots [Christina Peters]

Christina Peters grew up in Newark, Delaware, and made the move to California in 1989 to study at the Art Center College of Design. She’s been shooting ever since, coordinating over 1150 jobs and regularly conducting workshops at food blogging events, as well as speaking at cooking conferences. Aside from capturing carefully crafted images of plated meals and raw ingredients, she’s established the first food photography membership site called The Food Photography Club. It’s a one-stop shop for photographers wanting to learn about the niche, with videos, live webinars, and community support.

Nick Reid

A simple bowl of berry goodness [Nick Reid]

Nick Reid studied photography at the Colorado Institute of Art before making the move to Los Angeles in 2005 where he shoots in a variety of genres. From industrial and product photography to lifestyle and fashion (as well as stunning food photos), his images are always beautifully illuminated and clean. Nick says that he is inspired by life in Southern California and loves to travel for work, which has enabled him to collaborate with a diverse range of clients that include Coca-Cola, National Geographic, and Jack Daniels.

Osha Creation

Bruschetta served on a wooden platter [Osha Creation]

Specializing in commercial and editorial photography, Osha Creation has an impressive portfolio of food-related images that include savory dishes and decadent desserts shot from both overhead and table-side angles. The Osha Creation team serves clients throughout Beverly Hills, the San Fernando Valley, and the Greater Los Angeles area, as well as offering video creation and editing services. Their mouthwatering images can be transformed into canvas prints, wall art, and souvenirs, whether you’re after fresh and healthy meal inspiration, cream-topped sundaes, or minimalist ingredients shots.

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