Food photographer Bristol

The Reason Why?

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As specialists in food photography, we understand the power of a perfectly captured image in elevating your brand’s story and engaging your audience. Whether you’re a local Bristol eatery, a burgeoning food blogger, or a national food brand, our tailored photography services are designed to meet your specific needs and showcase your offerings in the most appetizing light.

Why Invest in a Professional Food Photographer?

  1. Elevate Your Brand: High-quality images mirror the excellence of your cuisine, enhancing your brand’s image.
  2. Drive Engagement: Captivating food photography is crucial for engaging your audience across various platforms, including social media and websites.
  3. Narrate Your Story: We believe every dish has a tale to tell. Our photography aims to capture this narrative, forging a deeper connection with your audience.
  4. Boost Sales: Professional imagery can significantly influence customer choices, increasing sales and fostering brand loyalty.
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How it works

After sending your enquiry form, the next step is for us to arrange a meeting and a consultation, which is a perfect opportunity to ask any questions you already have and to get to know what you want from your food photography session.

I always prefer to meet in person, but a video call/zoom meeting is also a great option. If you decide to proceed, we will secure the photo session with a deposit.

We will constantly communicate with the whole organisation until implementation and ensure you are satisfied with your final photos.


  • Menu Photography
  • Social Media Content
  • Website Imagery
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Editorial Shoots
  • Event Photography

Our Portfolio


My food photography experience has been exciting and challenging, as it requires technical skills, creativity, and a keen eye for detail.

I’m fascinated by the beauty and complexity of the culinary world. Each dish is a work of art, and I always wanted to capture its essence and convey its story through my lens. I learned to use natural, studio, and reflective surfaces to create a visually appealing image.

Food photography has been a fulfilling journey, where I learned to combine my technical skills with my creative instincts to capture food’s beauty and essence. It is a field that requires a lot of patience, attention to detail, and collaboration, but the results can be truly stunning and inspiring.

As a food photographer, I like to work closely with chefs and food stylists to understand the concept and theme of the food. By doing this, I can create a narrative around the food, its origin, and its journey from the farm to the plate. This helps me to capture the food’s essence and tell its story through my lens.

I also pay close attention to lighting and composition. I use natural light as much as possible and experiment with different lighting techniques and angles to showcase the food’s texture, colour, and shape. I like to use reflective surfaces, such as mirrors and shiny plates, to add depth and dimension to the image.

When styling the food as a food photographer, I prefer to keep it simple and authentic. I use real ingredients and props to enhance the food’s natural look rather than artificial additives and styling tricks. I believe this approach creates a more authentic and flavorful image that reflects the true essence of the food.

As a food photographer, I prefer to use real ingredients and props to enhance the food’s natural look when styling the food. I like to work with fresh herbs, spices, and sauces to add texture and depth to the image. I also enjoy incorporating elements of the food’s environment, such as rustic wooden platters or vintage cutlery, to create a more authentic and engaging idea.

One of the challenges of food photography is making the food look fresh and delicious. To overcome this challenge, I learned to work quickly and efficiently. I set up my shots in advance and have all my props and lighting ready. I also use natural light as much as possible, which helps to create a warm and inviting image.

After taking the food photos, the first step in my post-processing and editing process as a food photographer is to cull the images and select the best shots.

I’m first adjusting the exposure, contrast, and white balance to ensure the image looks natural and well-balanced. I also adjust the shadows and highlights to bring out the details in the food. From there, I change the colour, saturation, and hue to ensure the food looks as delicious as possible while maintaining a natural look.

As a documentary-style food photographer, I aim to keep the food natural and warm. I also cropped and adjusted the composition to tell the food’s story.

Julius Meinl coffee with biscuits on a studio food photography session with Emerald Photo UK

Recent Galleries

Eszter Szalai, documentary-style photographer, the owner of Emerald Photo UK



Capturing the essence of your culinary artistry requires more than just a camera – it needs a keen eye for detail, an understanding of food aesthetics, and a passion for storytelling through imagery.

At Emerald Photo UK, we specialize in bringing your dishes to life with vibrant, appetizing, and high-quality food photography. If you want to enhance your restaurant’s menu, boost your food blog, or create captivating marketing material, we’re here to help.

Every culinary project is unique. Book a call with us, and we’ll tailor a package just for you.

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Chef's nigiri selection in Budapest @Nobu Japanese Restaurant