In the spring of 2019, out of the blue, I received an email inquiry asking about my food photography for a brand new Mediterranean Restaurant that was opening in Walnut Creek. I got back with them and had a great conversation and told them that I was the photographer that shot the menu items for a similar restaurant called Gotta Eata Pita in Pleasanton. The caller loved hearing that and then asked the I put together a quote to photograph a large number of menu items.
A month later, a food stylist and I set out for Oakland, CA, to take photos for the new and upcoming restaurant.
As an on-location photographer, I have the capabilities to bring the high-end studio to your place of business, and that’s what I did for Manakish Oven & Grill. Doing this happens to be more effort on my end as the photographer, but for the client, it saves them time and money. The option to shoot directly to a computer monitor speeds up the styling and shooting process as it enables everyone to work as a team. Collaborating as a team also permits us to photograph more menu items within the time parameters (also known as a budget).
At the end of the project, we deliver high-quality, high-resolution images that can are capable of being used in multiple capacities, including the menu board inside of the restaurant, the website menu, and also for social media content. Not only did we photograph the menu items for Manakish, but we also took photos of the interior and exterior images of the restaurant. During the photoshoot, I took advantage of the moment and photographed the cooks in the kitchen, preparing food. More image assets for the business to use in multiple ways!