Are you looking for a photographer who has experience in food photography? This post is for you. We’ve featured 8 top food photographers in Wisconsin below.
1. Jena Carlin Creative
Jena Carlin Creative is the brainchild of an incredibly talented woman – Jena Carlin. While her company’s work has evolved to cover graphic design and content creation, it all began as a food and lifestyle photography outfit. And after over a decade in the business, she’s still going strong in Auburndale. Jena Carlin Creative is available by appointment only (following a consultation) – so get in touch!
The work that comes out of Carlin Creative is simply extraordinary. Food and beverage photography (and videography) take up a good portion of their work. They’ve shot for Jack Daniels, Blue Moon, and dozens of top-tier local bakeries, restaurants, and agricultural outfits; Put simply, Jena Carlin Creative is likely the best place you can go for food photography in Wisconsin.
Swing by Jena Carlin Creative’s contact page to reach out.
2. Saturn Lounge
Saturn Lounge is a full-service marketing and content creation agency with some of Wisconsin’s best and most diverse photographers. While their clients are incredibly varied, they’ve put out some of the most carefully crafted food photography and videography in the Waukesha area. Seeing as their services are vast, Saturn Lounge requires a consultation first and is available by appointment only.
The range of Saturn Lounge’s photographers is astonishing; while many of their projects are in commercial, editorial, and product photography, their food and beverage photo portfolio contains some of the best-known local names in ice cream, baking, and savory snacks. Whether you want to highlight that new drink or capture your tasty new special in all its glory, Saturn Lounge has the photographers for you.
Go to Saturn Lounge’s contact page to get in touch.
3. Harle Photography
Harle Photography is a Green Bay-based photography outfit operated by husband and wife duo Angela Harle and Brad Thalmann. Their combined passion for photography and graphic design has earned the pair a name in the area for some of the best and most creative content creation on the market. Harle Photography is available by appointment only.
While Harle Photography has an extensive portfolio across multiple industries, one of their most prominent focuses is food photography. They’ve represented numerous household name restaurants, including Brain Freeze Ice Cream, RYE, Chives, and Rustique Pizzeria, among many others. Their work has been featured in social media, website design, print and outdoor advertising, and just about everything in between. (In other words, they’re perfect!)
Head to Harle Photography’s contact page to book a consultation.
4. Studio 29
Studio 29 is another husband and wife photography power couple. Based in Milwaukee, they’ve been in business for over ten years. Between the pair, they boast dozens of years of experience, degree(s) in journalism and graphic design, and an incredibly diverse collection of office plants. From food photography to the typical wedding, couple, and engagement photoshoots, they’ve got quite a lot going on – and (unsurprisingly) are open by appointment only.
If you want professional photographers who’ve been featured in Buzzfeed and the Chicago Tribune, won multiple (recent) “Best of” awards, and represented companies such as Pepsi, they’re your couple. And to cap it off, their food photography is exquisite, taking advantage of deep, rich color and perfect lighting to capture the essence of each dish.
Go to Studio 29’s contact page to learn more.
5. Blue Moon Studio
Blue Moon Studio is the result of Glenn and Peggi Thiesenhusen. Between the two, they have over 25 years in commercial photography, with degrees in corporate communications, art, and design. Blue Moon’s work is elegant, refined, and perfectly composed, which is kinda a requirement. As per usual, Blue Moon Studio’s Milwaukee location is available by appointment only.
While Blue Moon’s clients are pretty diverse, food photography is their most consistently eye-catching work. They’ve captured humble chicken noodle soup and incredibly elegant, complex desserts alike, and each is, well – perfect. Blue Moon’s use of lighting and stark color contrast brings out the most of each dish, allowing the food to speak for itself – which it’s done for clients repeatedly on websites, in publications, and in social media and print.
Swing by Blue Moon Studio’s Facebook page to get in touch.
6. Mama Muir Design & Photography
Mama Muir Design & Photography is a lone Madison-based photographer on a mission – to celebrate food with each photo. She’s worked with the usual clientele (weddings, senior portraits, etc.), but food photography seems to be her passion. Each image encapsulates its subject’s essence; you don’t just see the food – you taste and smell it, seemingly out of nowhere. Once again, Mama Muir Design & Photography is available by appointment only.
Mama Muir has a shockingly diverse portfolio. While you can browse her wedding and family photos, her wildlife and “roadside America” works are equally impressive. Ultimately, though, it’s her food photography portfolio that deserves the most recognition. As mentioned above, it is truly something unique, or as she puts it, she “ensures your customers can taste the food through images alone.”
Head to Mama Muir Design & Photography’s contact page to reach out.
7. Crimson Sun Studios
Crimson Sun Studios is a restauranteur’s dream. The owner, Madison native Kyle Wege, has worked with dozens of restaurants, breweries, and bars to highlight countless meals and drinks, though that’s not all! He specializes in food, architectural, product, and drone photography, along with commercial and event shoots. As per usual, Crimson Sun is available exclusively by appointment.
Crimson Sun Studios has run the gamut in terms of food photography. They’ve helped highlight local bakeries, produce from nearby farms, juicy burgers, and crisp beer alike. Each is framed quite well, evoking a sense of brightness and freshness that’s quite difficult to communicate through photos alone. Ultimately, Crimson Sun Studios has some of the best photographers in the area, food or otherwise.
Swing by Crimson Sun Studios’ contact page to get in touch.
8. Ziva Hill Creative
And last (though absolutely not least) is Green Bay-based Ziva Hill creative. The owner, Laura Bond, is a former chef-gone-marketing guru with a culinary degree. While restaurant life wasn’t for her, something remained – her passion for delicious food and refreshing drinks. Since Ziva Hill’s inception, she’s represented numerous restaurants as a photographer and social media expert – and, unsurprisingly, she requires an appointment.
Most food photographers love food (if we’re being honest, most people love food) – though very few have a professional outlook and formal education on the subject. This is what sets Ziva Hill apart; its owner knows both sides of the spectrum. Food shines best visually, but social media must be part of the equation to highlight top-tier local businesses properly. If you need a pro to market your new restaurant, popup, or food truck, Ziva Hill should be your first call.
Head to Ziva Hill Creative’s Calendly page to book an appointment.