When we ran this story in 2015, food photography was evolving from a curiosity to an established hobby. Now, this Thanksgiving it is a full-blown career for some. We thought we’d share the accounts we’ve been tracking for the last four years and some hot up-and-comers catching our eye. WORD OF CAUTION: Read on an empty stomach and make sure to take notes — you’ll want this inspiration for the quickly approaching holidays.
Fresh veggies + southern cooking = greatest combo
A food and prop stylist who shoots unsaturated, still life photography
A food and travel blog that will (spoiler alert) definitely leave you hungry
Also of note: her delightful Hudson Valley, NY bed & breakfast @catbirdcottage
Food photographer and gluten free recipe developer
If vibrant hues and lively vibes are your thing, take a note from Anett. Her feed is Bright Colors 101 which makes any dish look inviting and happy.
Whether it’s American Thanksgiving or the Canadian take on the holiday, Christelle has mastered beautiful style—she specializes in calm, natural light and earthy hues, letting a dish’s textures shine.
Ashley Alexander Gather & Feast ~ beautiful food, simple wholesome recipes + the occasional sweet treat. [email protected] Mega Berry Pavlova👇 www.gatherandfeast.com/mega-berry-pavlova-lemon-curd-fresh-mint
Moody lighting and sometimes-messy shots offer a decidedly baroque take on cooking and eating—it’s about as fine art as you can get with the whole food photography thing.
Because Luisa also doubles as a newborn baby photographer, she brings an element of warmth and human touch to her culinary endeavors. Even better? Her angles and compositions are easy to replicate at home.
There’s a lived-in chaos to Paulina’s overhead shots, reminding us that dishes are best served warm, casual and in the company of loved ones.