Best Food Photographers in Virginia Beach, VA

Famous for surfing, seafood, and wine, Virginia Beach belongs to a group of coastal cities often referred to as America’s First Region.

With a vibrant food and wine scene, it is only natural that you have businesses in constant need for visual assets, particularly enticing and exciting photography.

Enter brilliant creatives who know how to create media images that leave your audience mesmerized and equally responsive.

Our list showcases some of these experts with impeccable portfolios who partner with food and beverage brands and businesses in Virginia Beach.

Glenn Fajota Photography

Glenn's food portfolio is as varied as his photography niches. He works with diverse clients offering them food, product, portrait and landscape image options.

Glenn’s found images are striking in terms of composition and styling and he uses lights, angles and food elements to great effect. He creates food portraits to tell the story of the dish or drink and culinary experts.

Glenn's work has been featured in numerous publications including Coastal Virginia Magazine, Oprah Magazine and many tourism guides.  His commercial and editorial assignments have him traveling worldwide, from Virginia to Europe.

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Paige Mangus

By her own admission, Paige actively seeks out restaurants and food businesses who need impactful visual content for their sites and social media pages.

Paige is simply a food photographer, as she offers menu and brochure design and other advertising services through her boutique business. She believes that encouraging others to pursue their dreams transforms her work into a form of art.

By combining her design and photography skills with her love for food, she helps clients in and around Virginia Beach find new ways to connect with their audience.


Originally based in Kauai Island, Annie made the move to Virginia Beach. She works with clients in and around the First Region providing commercial, social branding, lifestyle, and portrait services.

While Annie’s portraits and lifestyle images are chic and lively, her food photos are equally impactful.

Her images are minimalistic, colorful and bright with limited use of props. The plated food or drink is clearly occupying the centerstage. She makes food look amazing with close up shots that capture texture, shapes, and color in depth.

John Cachero

John is a commercial photographer who has been helping clients with food and other imagery since 2008. He undertakes fitness, portraiture, music and advertising projects in and around Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Norfolk.

Whether you have a mom-pop business or you’re an established brand, John will provide meticulously captured images that enhance the appeal of your product or service.

His work isn’t limited to shooting striking food images, but he also recommends the right kind of brand or social images that suit a particular business.

Virginia Photos & Films

Christal didn’t start out as the successful photographer and digital media entrepreneur she is today. Armed with a Masters in education, she worked for nonprofits in Washington before her foray in freelance photography.

Based in Chesapeake, Christal not only offers commercial, glamor, corporate, real estate and wedding photography services to clients across Virginia, but has worked with international brands as well.

Her work has been featured in over 60 magazines including The Knot, Party Inspiration, Buzzfeed, Pop Sugar, and Virginia Beach Tourism. Christal has also been awarded as one of the best in Virginia Beach photographers.

Mila Armstrong Photography

Mila is a versatile photographer as you can see from her portfolio. She enjoys capturing drool worthy food as much as people in steamy and emotional sessions.

Mila has been assisting clients with commercial imagery along with lifestyle and family photo sessions.

Colorful foods and bright action shots in simple layouts is her trademark style. She is adept at both detailed overhead as well as close up angles.

Her food images are captured in-studio as well as on client locations around Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Suffolk, and Chesapeake.

Misty Prewitt

Having worked with numerous companies across coastal Virginia and beyond, Misty knows all about taking great photos that click with your intended audience.

Like Paige Magnus, Misty is a one-shop for all digital and social media marketing from visual to written content. Misty does have a team at MistySavesTheDay who take care of all the non-visual branding and marketing requirements of commercial clients.

While Misty captures the raw emotions in family sessions, her food images are equally stunning. Colorful foods and bright imagery are prominent features of her work.

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