Kidney Friendly Recipes

Sure, there are “kid-friendly” recipes out there, but have you ever heard of kidney-friendly recipes? Now you have. These from a shoot we did with our regular client the American Diabetes Association for their Diabetes Forecast magazine. Styling by Nashville food stylist Whitney Kemp. To see more food photography visit



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Captain D’s Social Media Campaign

Captain D’s did a recent social media campaign contest with a compare/contrast to find the differences between two food photographs highlighting their food and ingredients. We did the food photography with them here in Nashville along with Big Com advertising agency out of Birmingham, Alabama. Art Direction by Aaron Greshem and food styling by Atlanta based Tami Hardeman.

fish sticks food photography

fresh ingredients food photography

hush puppies food photography

veggie sides food photography

Can you spot the differences between the images? Some are more obvious than others, but I was there and still find myself stumped at a few of these.

– Kyle

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Stoney River – Legendary Steaks, and more

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I really enjoy getting to work with outstanding chefs on food photography projects. Chef Jim and Chef Michael with Stoney River are no exception. It’s always a fun and productive time with these guys. I think what impresses me most is Chef Jim’s leadership and commitment to quality food. And they both approach each recipe/dish with an artful eye. Here are a few images from a recent shoot with them here at the studio.

Stoney River Salmon Food Photography

Stoney River Shrimp Food Photography

Stoney River Steak Food Photography

We recently did a series of images for their brunch menu. I can’t post them yet, but let’s just say the dishes are beyond good. I actually broke my own rule about eating on the job and tasted the creme brûlée french toast…unbelievably good. We’ll post those images in a couple of months.


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A Jackson Pollock Waffle, Sort Of

I’m a procrastinator. Now, finally after years of thinking of this we actual shot this last week. I’m so relieved. It really was haunting me. What else do I need to say, it’s part of a series of Jackson Pollock inspired food works, for lack of a better term.




Now, to get to the 37 other food photography concepts I’ve got in my “to do” folder. Look for them in a few years.


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Chinet Settings

I know it seems like I start each blog post with “we had fun…” but it’s true. We did have fun, and I’m OK with that. I love working with art directors who come with ideas allowing us to draw on our team to produce nice work. OK, group hug.

So, here are some ads we shot for Chinet promoting their various paper plate and “cut crystal” plasticware.



And yes, We DID have fun.


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Fresh Veggies for Diabetes Forecast

Until we received the manuscript for this story I didn’t know what “celeriac” was. Honestly, I would have guessed it as some kind of food allergy disease. Turns out it’s a diabetic friendly root super veggie. I love learning new things.

Here are a couple of spreads we shot for this Healthy Harvest feature. We’re fortunate to have a nice bit of flexibility with this client…and always appreciate the opportunity to dig deep into our prop room to pull out surfaces with texture. Food styling by Nashville based food stylist Whitney Kemp.



What’s next? I’m kinda craving some roasted cauliflower…just kinda.

– Kyle

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