Food Photography

MY PHILOSOPHY:

I believe in supporting local business, and helping small businesses to succeed, because when THEY look good, our community looks good.  People see their local shops and services thrive, and that pride transfers to people’s homes and schools, which contributes to a better quality of life for all of us. I believe in celebrating what is unique about our local area, the businesses, architecture, landscape, and above all else–the people who make it happen. You put your time, love, and money into your business just as I do, and you want your customers to see that as well.  I’ve looked at many of the websites of businesses in my area and it’s obvious that the owner snapped a few shots with their point-and-shoot camera and called it day.  Your images are the very first thing to attract a customer’s attention when they view your website, so why not make them gorgeous??

My interest in food and restaurant photography lies in creating beautiful, engaging, and well-done photographs for a small business website. I have a soft spot for Southern New Hampshire businesses, local shops and restaurants that need gorgeous photos online to complete an updated web presence. I have a special interest in natural light photography, which I believe truly captures the personality and character of the people and places that I photograph (and by the way, is not limited by darkish or low-light environments). My style is fresh, colorful, clean, and thoughtful. People often remark, “Wow, I never knew “xyz” could look so good.” You’ll be surprised at how amazing your restaurant, shop, or service can look through my lens. Dark restaurant? I don’t bring in any crazy lighting equipment or stylists, it‘s just me and my camera present to capture the ambiance of your business (and as a professional I maintain backup equipment in the unlikely event of a malfunction). Using professional Canon camera bodies and lenses capable of low-light capture ensure you’ll be amazed at the image quality. I guarantee you’ll be proud to show off your new photos on your website.

Contact me if you feel that natural light photography could bring out the ambiance and personality of your restaurant or shop. I like to keep things as simple as possible for everyone.  My pricing is straightforward and easy to work with.  Proof of insurance can be provided upon request. Please email erikafc@comcast.net to inquire about pricing, describe your needs, and see about scheduling a time for me to come out and shoot.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Client List (and growing!)

The Black Forest Cafe
Aissa Sweets
The Patio/Hilton Garden Inn
The Bedford Village Inn
Planet Marshmallow
A&E Roastery
The Hippo
Imbibe Magazine

 

Restaurants | Bakeries | Cafes | Catering | Street Food
What better way to attract new customers than to feature beautiful photos of your delicious dishes on your website? Enhance your menu page with photos that really show off the food!  I use natural and ambient light to photograph food and restaurants to really capture the true personality and atmosphere of a restaurant. I do not use assistants, stylists, off-camera lighting, or anything other than me and my camera (and the occasional tripod).  If you have a small scale project in mind, I may be the photographer for you. I don’t have a “team”…. it’s just me!  You’ll never hear me use the “royal we” in describing my work or my business.
Farm | Farmer’s Market | Agriculture | Produce | Gardens | Farm to Table
Do you own a garden center or nursery or farm stand? Do you need fresh and vibrant photos for your website or marketing materials? I LOVE plants, flowers, and agricultural settings. Allow me to photograph your gardens, nurseries, orchards, produce stands, greenhouses.  Sessions may last over the course of 1-3 days depending on the size, location, and weather conditions to allow me to fully take advantage of the best light during the day.  Plants, like everyone else, look their best in morning and early evening light.
Retail | Shops | Boutiques | Beauty | Pets
The more unique your small business, the more I want to photograph it! Inspire potiental customers with vibrant, thoughtful, and beautiful photos of your shop that reflect all the hard work you put into making your business a special place.  Your website should be eye catching, so hire me to create memorable images of your business. You can use the photos to switch out your current mediocre photos, or replace the impersonal stock photography with something REAL and personalized. Inviting photos will encourage customers to shop locally.