Images can ignite your cravings. That is the power of great food photography. Food art alone can make you hungry with the right frame and angle of a dish. Kansas is famous for its own wonderful style of barbecue that has been happily adopted across the globe by foodies. The classic Missouri city has its fair share of restaurants, cookbook authors and food influencers that need stunning images of their specialty meals.

The Kansas City food photographers on our list have what it takes to make your food branding successful. If you're looking for a master meal photographer, look on. Ready to start your search for food photographers in Kansas City? Check out this list of some of the city's top talent to find the best match for your menu.

Pilsen Photo Coop

If there is ever a “master chef" kind of title for food photographers, Rebecca and Caleb are sure to bag it. Their food images wow viewers and bring in new eaters to your establishment.

From close up shots of what looks like a giant burger to table flatlays they have every conceivable angle and style covered. They have worked with varied clients from fine dine restaurants to local bakeries helping them showcase their dishes and food products in the best possible light.

Krzyz Studios

Tomatoes on display [Krzyz Studios]

If you love the vintage look that is becoming popular with GenZ, Bill is the kind of photographer you need. Brands on a constant lookout for new perspectives and unique styles can work alongside Bill to make delicious imagery.

Bill's insightful photography creates unforgettable value for clients. He has over 20 years of experience with mastery over a variety of shots. Bill provides high quality food, product, corporate, and industrial photography through his studio and on locations across the midwest region and beyond.

David Morris Photography

David Morris’s work is recognized on a national and a global level. This included clients like Procter & Gamble, McDonald's, Kellogg's, Hershey's, and McCain Foods.

After a successful but tiresome stint as a landscaper, David turned his photography hobby into a job. The results are visible in his body of work and client list. He credits success at commercial photography to an eye for design, proportion, color and layout honed through landscaping. For over three decades, David has provided stimulating and attention grabbing food, product and people photos to his clients.

Zach Bauman

One look at his instagram feed and you realize why Zach is loved by his clients. Another of the photographers on our list who enjoys the vintage style of capturing brand and commercial imagery.

Zach believes your images should not just capture the looks of a product but also tell the brand’s story. He prefers a minimalist approach to his food photos, with filters and props to a bare minimum. Throughout his portfolio the images he composes are a riot of delightful colors, shapes and textures.

Matt Kocourek

According to this commercial photographer, a business with a tangible product finds success mainly through effective visual branding. For over a decade, Matt has been helping clients from restaurants to jewelers with attractive visuals of their products and services.

Matt discusses the project in detail with the client before he undertakes the photo shoot. This enables him to deliver a strategic message in the form of an image that leaps off the pages or website. While Matt works from his studio in Overland Park. he's open to travel across the U.S. for work.

Alistair Tutton

A (former) Englishman who now calls Kansas city his home, Alistar is a talented professional photographer who focuses on all things edible. A short stay under a university exchange program turned into permanent citizenship and a growing clientele that loves his work over the past 15 years.

Alistar begins his photo sessions by asking what he considers the right questions and then uses these answers to generate the shots. He has created scrumptious images for local and national companies across the US. What's more, his studio is fitted with a quant kitchen - for food prep shots, props and cutlery.

Steve Puppe

Art has had an important place in Steve's life for as long as he can remember. A degree in photojournalism and a high school stint at Hallmark Cards set Steve on his career path. He credits his days as a newspaper photographer and graphic designer for his technical ability and work success he has followed to this day.

An editorial and advertising photographer, Steve has covered a range of assignments including food. product to corporate and environmental portraits, and healthcare. Some big name clients that enjoy his story style visuals include Chrysler, Humana, Sprint, Nike, Google, and IBM.

Ben Pieper Photo

Ben has a simple work philosophy – produce unique and creative images that benefit his clients. Ben is trained in culinary arts and worked in commercial kitchens before combining his love for food with his passion for photography.

Working with him in the studio is assistant photographer Anneka, who studied photography in college and works well with Ben. They also have a team of stylists and other creative staff supporting them and their clients.

With over a decade of experience serving clients in the midwest, Ben's team has worked with brands that include local business to Fortune 500 companies.

Wheat Photo

Jenny and Hilari lead this venerable photography studio. Lead artist Jenny believes that honoring her client's and others' creativity results in a photo shoot that serves its intended purpose. For complex commercial projects, Jenny even brings in a creative team of professionals to assist her.

Jenny's primary focus has always been food and beverage work. She's been working with clients in and around Kansas City for 14 years and counting, creating delectable food photoshoots to die for.

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