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Food & Beverage Photography

Food & Beverage Photography

in Studio or On-Location

Looking at food with the eye and looking at food through a camera lens are two different things. Preparing food for the lens is an absolute art in itself and can make all the difference to a professional commercial photography food shoot.

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Food Photography Information

Food Photography Requires Skill, The Right Lighting and a Good Food Stylist

There are many "Right" things needed for a Food Photography Shoot, which... if you want your food to be photographed properly you hire professionals to create all the elements that go into this highly skilled specialty.

There are many factors that go into food photography other then the normal things like capture, lighting, image quality, backgrounds, etc. The best way to accomplish good photography is to hire a good food stylist that knows how to prepare food for the camera.

When they say they use glue as milk, it's true. The lines on a steak, the sesame seeds on a hamburger bun, the smooth surface in a pot of gumbo, the scoops of ice cream that don't melt, the egg yolks that are a beautiful golden yellow, a beverage the right color, the right ice cube, the right condensation around the glass, beer - the right amount of foam in a frosty mug. All this created just for the camera and it takes time and preparation.

Food for the camera is different than food we eat...

Looking at food with the eye and looking at food through a camera lens are two different things. Preparing food for the lens is an absolute art in itself and can make all the difference to a professional commercial photography food shoot.

Food needs to look it's best for advertising and we accomplish that by having all the elements in place before photography begins. A good game plan is needed, between the client, the food stylist and the Photographer. Having a blueprint in advance means better Images on the day of the shoot.

Plating, propping, and the right ingredients make all the difference in the world to really nice images as opposed to throwing everything on the plate and taking a picture. It's the photographers job to bring out the surfaces and textures of the food through lighting and capture. The photographer has a great respect for what goes into a Food Shoot, both pre and post production.

Refrigeration and a good food prep kitchen are a must for a specialized shoot like food. We provide refrigeration and a full kitchen to prepare your dishes.

We can set up a studio on-location at your kitchen if need be. Please call us today so we can schedule a consultation to discuss your assignments needs.

Food Photography and
some of the Studio's details

Food Photography including Beverage, Restaurant, Menu, Food Development, Recipe Development, Sales, etc.

  • Full and Half Day Rates
  • Locations Outside of Bay St. Louis, MS., and New Orleans,
  • Plus time and Expenses
  • Session if  more than 2.5 hours, 1/2 day rate applies
  • Half and Full Day Rates - Price determined on assignment
  • Images via Drop Box
  • Digital Processing
  • Retouching available

Mixed Media choices available, Printed materials, brochures and Graphic Design, retouching and digital darkroom Photoshop services available

Delicious Looking Food....

Beverage Photography, Sazerac Cocktail

"Food Photography is an art if done properly."

Food or Beverage we can set up a studio at your location or at our studio. We have food stylist's available that will craft your Food Dish specifically for the camera.

Food Photography Pricing Structures

Studio Full & Half Day Rates

Full or Half Days Studio or On - Location
  • Full Day
  • Half Day
  • Studio or Your Location
  • Number of Images & Post Production
  • Studio Consultation for Pre and Post

Food Stylist

Day Rate, Prep and Propping Location Days
  • Pre Prep Meeting & Consultation
  • Shopping for Ingredients, Props, Tableware
  • Art Direction & Theme Styling - If required
  • Shoot Day - Food Styling, Preparing food for the camera and all details of each main and secondary food item

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Contact Info

For work inquiries:

Phone Mississippi Studio
t: 228.220.4833 Gulf Coast Studio

Phone New Orleans Studio
t: 504.899.9394 New Orleans Studio

Phone National
t: 888.526.8299

About Us

Bay St Louis Photo in Mississippi - Stanwycks Photography has been shooting for more than 23 years in New Orleans, Louisiana and all over the Gulf Coast and Nationally. Give us a call today so we can discuss your project(s). Please look through our pages and hope you enjoy our images. Thank you... -Vicki Stanwycks

Contact Us

Bay St Louis Photo - Stanwycks Photography Studio Address 1506 Nicholson Ave. Waveland MS 39576 504.899.9394 neworleansphoto@aol.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Food Photography


Call Stanwycks Photography today at 228.220.4833

We are happy to discuss what projects you have coming up and are eager to help!

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