Nashville Food Trucks

With summer upon us, food trucks are preparing for their peak season with a number of outdoor events on the schedule here in Nashville. We were asked by the Nashville Food Truck Association to do some quick (and by quick I mean really quick) portraits and food shots for each of their 50+ food truck members. (I told you it was quick.) This approach to food photography is a fun change of pace from what we normally do in studio where we might spend an hour or more on just one shot. In this situation we have about five minutes with each truck to do their “portrait” in front of the Nashville skyline, and then another ten minutes to capture a couple of their signature dishes. Here are a few samples of what and who we’ve shot so far. Many more food trucks, owners and their food to come later. – Kyle

Nashville Food Truck - Black Birds

Nashville Food Truck - King Tuts

Nashville Food Truck - Little Italian

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Soups and Sandwiches

I should know better than to do a blog post during lunch on a day when I brought my sad brown bag lunch to the studio. Such is the exotic life of a food photographer. Ha! The image of the sandwiches and soups is something we did a while back for Cracker Barrel’s website. Lovely food styling by Teresa Blackburn and Whitney Kemp. (“Lovely” is a word I’m comfortable writing in a blog post, but I don’t know that I’d say it out loud…unless I were being sarcastic. I’m being sincere in this case. I just wanted to clarify.) – Kyle

cracker barrel website

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Colorful Peppers

We had some fun in the studio with these beautiful peppers. By “fun” we mean organizing things neatly then messing them up. Food photography doesn’t always have to be an image of a recipe or of something baked or grilled. Sometimes it’s just something edible organized neatly. That’s fun to us. What’s fun to you? Anything you’d like to see us organize neatly and mess up? We’re up for it. To see other things we’ve organized neatly see our food photography portfolio. – Kyle



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Latin American Flavors

If you’re like me you know that flank steak is often used in Latin American dishes. So, how about some with Chimichurri sauce. We photographed this particular food department for Diabetes Forecast magazine.

Food stylist: Whitney Kemp
Food photographer: Kyle Dreier

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Soup Pots of Gold

I don’t think I knew what “potage” was until we shot this feature for the American Diabetes Association membership magazine. Basically it’s a thick hearty stew. That’s the kind of soup I like…but now I can be specific and just ask for potage. Food styling by Whitney Kemp.


soup recipes

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We have a client who lets us do some really neat things with their recipes and layouts. These spreads are from a shoot where we got to make things look like we were outside. Truth be told, I think it may have actually been raining on this particular day…but not in the studio.



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