Great food photography allows you to taste a dish with your eyes and entices you to dig right in. It’s utilized by not only restaurants and food bloggers but also food-related brands and packaging manufacturers in a bid to sell their products.
When you think of Boston’s culinary scene, it’s probably clam chowder and lobster rolls that come to mind. But here are food photographers who are showcasing the city’s gastronomic diversity while inspiring your appetite.
Sip and Spice
llie Strong is the photographer behind Sip and Spice, which is dedicated to food photography, recipe videography, and digital marketing. She’s on a mission to help food bloggers, restaurants, farmers, and food brands to promote their products and services through beautiful images and strategized marketing. Sip and Spice began as a place for her to share the recipes she was loving and has developed into a thriving business. Allie’s images are always bright and vivacious, reflecting her belief that cooking should be fun.
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With previous clients that include Ocean Spray, Panera, and Jack Daniels, Heath Robbins is dedicated to creating natural visuals that bring big ideas to life. He’s garnered a reputation for his relatable lifestyle images and describes himself as an “unapologetic foodie” who loves to immerse himself in the culinary industries. He shoots both on location and in his sun-drenched studio and has a knack for being able to connect his viewers with the food and dishes he is shooting.
ased in Boston, Jayna says that she “loves every minute” of getting to play with food all day long and is skilled at creating an atmosphere that reflects the restaurants, brands, and cultures she is representing. In addition to the photography side of things, she also does all of her own food styling, prop sourcing, set creation, and art direction, as well as videography and animation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from SUNY New Paltz and loves hiking, surfing, and (of course) cooking in her free time.
Gilbert Yap Photography
Gilbert Yap first discovered his passion for photography at high school and after completing a degree in electrical engineering, he rediscovered his love of the art form. Today, he is a food and restaurant photographer who works throughout the Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville areas. His interest lies in connecting local businesses with the “food-loving Boston community” through images that are colorful and enticing. He often incorporates raw ingredients, utensils, and hands into his images to elevate them beyond a simple dish.
Joe Greene Photo
Based out of a fully-applianced studio in Boston’s Historic South End Ink Block Artists District, Joe Greene is an award-winning photographer. He collaborates with restaurants, food purveyors, and packaging manufacturers to showcase the region’s rich culinary culture and connect business with clients. Joe works closely with some of the most talented food stylists in the industry to create stunning images, whether it’s pan-seared scallops or hearty meat dishes just waiting to be devoured.
With nearly 50 years of experience in the industry, Angry Sheep has established itself as one of the most trusted names in Boston’s food photography industry. It’s led by photographer Gary Tardiff with the assistance of Lauryn Mandryk, who specializes in art direction within the advertising industry. They are a one-stop-shop for food photographers, food stylists, and digital technicians and can easily turn a dish or product into mouth watering images that their clients absolutely love.
Morgan Ione Photography
Morgan Ione holds a degree in Journalism from Boston University, and Editorial and Advertising Honors from The New England School Of Photography, both of which she draws on in her food photography business. She describes herself as a “storyteller at heart” and is captivated by “shadows and slices of light”. We love the vibrant colors and clever use of both natural and studio light that she uses in her work, as well as the subtle backgrounds that don’t detract from what’s on the plate.
Joe St. Pierre
Joe is a self-taught photographer who’s passionate about beautiful light, fresh food, and inspiring spaces. Rather than complicated designs, he says that he prefers to keep things simple on set as he believes that it produces the best results (with the least stress involved). He’s worked with brands that include Peroni Beer, Tribe Hummus, and Clearly Kombucha, and has had his work featured in “Bon Appetit”, “Architectural Digest” and “Wine Spectator Magazine”.
Based out of Boston, Brianna Coleman is a graphic designer, art director, and photographer who works on a range of design projects for brand identity, marketing, and packaging. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Graphic Design and Technology and is known for her tightly framed compositions and cool tones. Brianna is highly skilled in her use of post-production techniques and her food photography has appeared in magazines, cookbooks, and on e-commerce sites.