Brats and Beers at Von Elrod’s

What happens when you take a dedicated local restauranteur, a sausage king (not Abe Froman), and 36 taps of beer? Well, you’d think you have the makings of a beer garden. Well, Von Elrod’s isn’t just that, it’s more. Located right next to First Tennessee Park (home of the Nashville Sounds), Von Elrod’s is a family friendly, dog friendly, friend friendly kind of place. We had the opportunity to photograph some of their offerings. Yes, pancakes made the list. Enjoy. We did. – Kyle








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Summer of Burgers

My kids start back to school tomorrow. Summer has flown by. It seems like here at the studio it’s been a Summer of burgers. From food truck burgers to fast casual burgers and even a Harley Davidson diner burger, it’s been quite a spectrum of well done burger-dom…traditional burger, turkey burger and even a peanut butter and jelly burger. Burgers aren’t always the easiest or fastest things to style. Our food stylists always have a few tricks up their sleeves making my job as a food photographer easy. Here’s a small sampling. Enjoy! – Kyle

tall burger

turkey burger

boswell burger

basic burger

bacon jam burger

onion ring burger

dark burger

j alexanders burger

cordon blue burger

hoss ham burger

hoss burger

pb and j burger

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier
Food Stylists • Teresa Blackburn | Whitney Kemp
Prop Stylists • Emily Pierce | Jessie Pickren

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Melitta Coffee Video

Motion takes on many different executions. Sometimes it’s stop motion. Sometimes it’s cinemagraphs. In this particular case, it’s a “how-to” with a little humorous twist. Most of the credit for this particular production goes to my friend and collaborator Matt Huesmann.

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To Go Bowls

When doing food photography we often get to do what I call food-related photography. In this case, it’s product. Yes, to go containers. If it fits in a bowl, we’re gonna shoot it, and shoot it we did. Here are the results. – Kyle

Food Photography - Hutamaki To Go Bowls

Food Photography - Hutamaki To Go Bowls

Food Photography - Hutamaki To Go Spaghetti

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food photography to-go-bowl-scene

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier  |  Food Stylist • Callie Blount | Prop Stylist • Emily Pierce

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Stop Motion Summer Drinks

We had a blast working with the creative team from Ruby Tuesday to create a few stop motion animated gifs and videos for their lemonade promotion. Here are a few from our shoot. Safe to say, we all had a lot of fun working on this project. – Kyle

Photography/Animation • Kyle Dreier
Food Stylists • Teresa Blackburn & Whitney Kemp
Prop Stylist • Emily Pierce

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Phoenix Steakhouse

Here’s a sampling from a shoot we did in Phoenix, Arizona for Donovan’s Steak House last fall. We spent day one in the kitchen shooting back of house images (see here), and day two shooting front of house plated dishes and lifestyle imagery for their website and general marketing. A special thanks to our Phoenix assistant Erica Montgomery for all her hard work on this shoot and for the recommendation for where to get great mole (“moh-lay”) in town. We enjoyed Phoenix. We hope to get back soon. – Kyle

petite file

shaken not stirred

girl with cocktail


surf and turf

crab cake, wine wall

girls night out

white fish

Food Photographer • Kyle Dreier  |  Food Stylist • Ellen Straine

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