If you own a business in the food and drink industry and need a photographer to take some professional shots of your products, we’ve featured 10 top food photographers in Michigan below.
1. Laurenda Marie Photography
Laurenda Marie Photography is a solo operation run by an incredibly talented woman, Laurenda Marie (no surprise there). She’s developed a knack for capturing moments at their simplest while communicating the scene’s essence, regardless of the subject matter. While she has a broad range of clientele, food photography is a significant talent of hers. Laurenda Marie Photography is open by appointment only.
While Marie offers services ranging from engagement and wedding photos to branding photoshoots, food is a mainstay of her portfolio. It captures the essential parts of each dish without using the usual tricks of the industry that make an unrealistically delicious-looking snack; each of her tasty subjects is true to form and captured at its most beautiful.
Swing by Laurenda Marie Photography’s Facebook page to learn more.
2. Allen-Kent Photography
Allen Kent Photography is a husband and wife photography duo based in Traverse City. They aren’t a massive photography outfit like others on this list, but what they lack in numbers is accounted for by their sheer passion and exuberance about helping you capture your most important moments. Allen-Kent Photography is open by appointment only.
The services at Allen-Kent are unique; rather than saying, “we do wedding, portrait, and food photography,” they prefer to just… help cool people. Regardless of what you need, it’s pretty likely that Allen and Kent are likely to help you capture the perfect photo. Their work includes wedding photography, senior and portrait pictures, food and commercial photography, and event photos.
Go to Allen-Kent Photography’s Facebook page to get more information.
3. Starloft Photography
Starloft Photography is a Detroit-based photography outfit with an incredible range of talent. They offer a massive selection of photography and videography services, each of which oozes talent and passion for the craft. While they’re only open by appointment, Starloft Photography is absolutely worth a call to capture your next big moment as perfectly as possible.
The services offered at Starloft are as varied as they are perfectly composed. From children’s photography and family portraits to architecture, Google tours, and food photography, Starloft has built a name as one of the most well-respected groups in the Detroit area. The truth of the matter is that Starloft has your perfect photographer simply waiting for you regardless of your needs.
Head to Starloft Photography’s Facebook page to see more of their work and get in touch.
4. Bryan Esler Photography
Bryan Esler Photography is (unsurprisingly) run by a lone man of the same name. While his work is highly specific, it’s some of the best in the area. Esler specializes in event, branding, and food photography, though he also offers portraits when needed. Bryan Esler Photography is open by appointment only, so shoot him a message to see how he can bring your next event or branding session to life.
As a beloved Michigan photographer for over a decade, Esler’s clients are some of the largest in the business. He’s had photos featured by NBV, Microsoft, Pure Michigan, and more, and he was ranked as the best food photographer in the Grand Rapids area by PeerSpace. At the end of the day, Esler’s portfolio speaks for itself; if you need a top-tier food photographer in Michigan, Bryan is likely the man for you.
Go to Bryan Esler Photography’s Facebook page to reach out.
5. Snappr Photography
Snappr Photography is a multinational tech company with a massive portfolio of work in dozens of countries. While they offer many more services than just photography, the people working in Michigan for Snappr are incredibly talented. Regardless of the content you need, Snappr has multiple professionals ready and raring to go. Snappr is appointment-only, so reach out to learn more.
While their Michigan location is centered in Grand Rapids, Snappr is available across Michigan for a massive selection of content. From food photography to family portraits or headshots, there’s an awe-inspiring selection of talent on offer from Snappr. While they don’t have the “mom & pop” vibe that we love, Snappr’s massive international presence ensures they have the resources you need for perfection.
Head to Snappr Photography’s booking page to reach out and get a quote.
6. Cull Group
The Cull Group is something unique to this list; rather than a collection of photographers, they’re a marketing agency. While you may be thinking, “wait, what?” something many people don’t know is that marketing revolves around photography and videography. As such, the Cull Group has gathered some of the country’s most talented food and event photographers. The Cull Group is available by appointment only, so reach out!
Cull Group offers a massive selection of services related to marketing, meaning they offer far more than simple photos – they help get the most out of each capture. Cull Group’s food photos have been featured by RW Bakers, Old Orchard, Country Dairy, and more – and best of all? Many of their photos earned these businesses loads of brand recognition and grew clientele drastically with a few perfectly composed shots.
Go to The Cull Group’s contact page to reach out.
7. Be Noble Photography
Be Noble Photography is a simple outfit consisting of a lone woman, Jordan Noble. She’s a photographer with range, though her style is simply unmistakable. It oozes sophistication, intimacy, and depth of emotion excellently – and her work isn’t limited to people! She’s been in the business for over a decade, so she’s experienced – and yes, open by appointment only.
Jordan Noble’s work is quite varied, though its technical perfection is due to her experience and education. With a Master’s in photojournalism, she’s captured just about everything. Weddings, boudoir shoots, travel photography, food photography and lifestyle highlights are among her most popular services.
Go to Be Noble Photography’s contact page to get in touch.
8. Allie Siarto & Co. Photography
Allie Siarto & Co. is a photography outfit centered in East Lansing. They’re queer-friendly, passionate about their work, and some of the most bubbly, talented photographers you’ll meet. While the technical side of their work is near-flawless, the true centerpiece of Allie Siarto & Co.’s work is the liveliness it evokes. Allie Siarto Photography is open by appointment only – so get in touch!
This award-winning editorial photographer and her team are seemingly limitless in potential and skill. While many of their initial clients included the usual wedding, couples, and children’s photoshoots, she offers so much more. Branding, food photography, and restaurant commercial shoots are the company’s bread and butter.
Head to Allie Siarto & Co. Photography’s Facebook page to learn more.
9. Andy Greenwell Photography
Andy Greenwell Photography is a one-man show. With over 25 years of experience and multiple awards under his belt, Greenwell has built a name in the Detroit area as one of the most diverse and talented photographers in Michigan. Andy Greenwell Photography is open by appointment only.
The work that Greenwell offers is incredibly varied. He’s photographed celebrities and athletes, helped highlight businesses and their products, and captured hundreds of fashion, makeup, and behind-the-scenes photos. One of his best and most underutilized talents is his food photography; it evokes the feel of food without sacrificing the technical quality for which his photos are known.
Go to Andy Greenwell Photography’s Facebook page to reach out.
10. Robert DiTommaso Photography
While Robert DiTommaso (or Bob, as he prefers to be called) is an incredibly talented photographer with years of experience, that’s not why his clients love him. And it’s not his Professional Photographers of America certification, either – it’s his personality. Robert DiTommaso Photography helps bring out silliness, professionalism, and everything in between as needed.
He offers a massive selection of services, from the usuals (weddings, portraits, couples shoots, etc.) to more “high-tier” work. Robert DiTommaso has taken visa and passport photos, published his work in multiple magazines, and more – yet he specializes in commercial photos. Whether it’s food photography and branding for a restaurant, real estate, or interior design, DiTommaso has you covered.
Head to Robert DiTommaso Photography’s contact page for a quote.