Spooktacular Food Photos

Halloween is almost here. The holidays make a great excuse for creating some fun and colorful content. Nature Nates and Big Heard Tea recently tasked me with creating some fall holiday content. I love pulling bold colors into food and product photography and holidays are the perfect time for that. 

Take a look at what we came up with. 

Food styling: Lindsey Hargett 

Hot Diggity Dog Cookbook

Back in 2020 I had the opportunity to photograph the Hot Diggity Dog cookbook for Gibbs Smith publishing. This book is full of all things sausage: from breakfast to sides to sandwiches. It just came out in time for the summer months. It’s summery and colorful and fun. 

Here are a few of my favorites from those shoots. Some are outtakes and some are in the book. I hope you enjoy them. 

Rock Candy for Independence Day

We’re a little late at posting this, but at least it’s still July! I was tasked along with my food stylist, Lindsey, to create some patriotic themed imagery for a client. We ended up having some left over rock candy. I thought it would be fun to photograph it. I couldn’t help but feel it looked a bit like fireworks with the light behind it. Rock candy just might win the most patriotic sweet award (I promise it’s a thing) with these headshots. Which variation do you like best? 

Soda on White | Utah Based Beverage Photographer

A while back I decided to play around with sodas. I wanted to keep things simple and try a large variety of shots, so I kept it all on white. I actually used real ice for this one… sometimes real ice just looks… well the most real, but it meant I had to be quick. The splash shot was fun to create, but sure made a sticky mess! 

If you have some beverage photography needs I’d love to speak with you about your project. Shoot me a line and we’ll get the ball rolling. 

Quesadilla Cook Book

I am so excited to share these images with you. I shot this Quesadilla cookbook for Gibbs Smith this past summer and received a surprise at my door a few weeks ago: the final copy . 

These images were so fun to shoot. It definitely was a creative stretch to shoot all the same type of food on repeat, but I loved that creative flex. We wanted to go with really bright and bold colors paired with hard light reminiscent of the southwest sun. I loved how it all turned out and had such a great, hard working team with this. Would not have been able to do it without them!

Here are a few of my favorites:

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