Food photography is my latest passion. I officially started one day out of the blue and before I knew it, I had booked seventeen different restaurants in my first trial month! I was so pleasantly surprised! I have no idea why I didn’t start this sooner. I am in love with the colors, the textures, and the countless opportunities for creative and tasty looking options that food photography offers! Oh and yes – my food photography packages do include beverages as well! Looking to add on a chef portrait, that is also available!
Sample Food Photography Gallery
Available Food Photography Packages:
The options below are pre-packaged deals, if you have a larger project or unique idea, just let me know and I can create a custom package deal for you.
|The Snack||The Full Course Meal|
|Duration||Up to 30 Minutes||Up to 60 Minutes|
|Number of Plates/Beverages Photographed||Up to 5||Up to 10|
À la carte – Food Photography Add On Items
The following rates are only available as an add-on to one of the Food Photography packages above.
- Additional plate/beverage photographed: $45 each
- Chef Portrait: $99
The Quick Details Regarding the Food Photography Session:
- Your food photography photographer in a nutshell: Professional, perfectionist (the good kind!) and passionate!
- Location: The photos will be taken in your restaurant or kitchen.
- Your Photos: The photos you will receive will all be professionally retouched with a fast turn-around. Once they are ready you will receive them electrically via a download link.
- Booking your session: Once you are ready to book your food photography session, purchase the package on this page then send me an email at FaiolaPhotoVideo@gmail.com to schedule a date.
The Art & Math About It:
Each type of food or beverage item is unique. This means I will customize my shooting position to find the angle that best emphasizes each feature. The three different positions I will be using are – 90 degrees, 45 degrees and 180 degrees.
In the chart pictured here, you will see examples of how each angle is used.
Things I Learned That Can Make or Break Your Food Photography Session:
Presentation: My job is to ensure the food looks as delicious as possible, however, if the presentation is not attractive to begin with, this will be impossible. I once photographed a dish that put together quickly rather than attentively. The cook was used to whipping out dishes in lightning speed for its customers, so by nature he went through his daily motions, focusing on creating a tasty dish versus a tasty looking dish that is photo ready. This did not work. Pay attention to the spacing of the items on the dish, balance out each item so it looks nice on the dish. Think extra sprinkles of parsley, cheese, or whatever topping or special touch your dish can have. Take time with food photography session, schedule the shoot when the restaurant is either closed or in between rush hours.
The Plate: As you may know, in food photography the shape and color of the plate will make a difference on how your food looks and is displayed. Get creative, maybe you want to photograph your food on a cutting board instead of a plate. If you are not sure – my go to is always a nice white plate.
The backdrop: The photos will need to be taken on a nice flat surface, this can be your prep counter or a table. You do want to make sure that the color of the counter or table does complement your plate and food item. Again, my go to is always white as it is an easy, clean look. I do prefer white with a bit of texture though, to give it an extra touch. Table cloths and napkins can be used to cover up the tables as needed.
Accessories: The extra touches are what will add more character to your photo. Look at the photo with the pink blueberry drink pictured on the chart on this page. I placed a couple of blueberries near the glass, to give it an emphasis and extra personality. Look at the group shot also found on the graph, you’ll see we used forks, napkins, and cups of sauces to bring in colors.
Lighting: I love taking advantage of natural light as much as possible when doing food photography. If you have a window available, shooting near that window will give you the best possible results.
If you have any questions regarding Food Photography or any other services, feel free to call or text me at 707-706-3711, or email me at email@example.com.