The restaurant industry has experienced a lot of highs and lows this year. It has been a great joy to work with restaurant owners during this time and to be a photographic witness of their resilience and creativity through this ever evolving season.
Take a look at a few of the photographs we created for our clients. Dough Craft Pizza really knows what they are doing and the flavors are phenomenal!
Most chefs can open any fridge or pantry and create the most magnificent feast from the simplest ingredients. So it is of no surprise that the restaurant world can take the present circumstances however great or challenging and still create something so beautiful from it all. It's like it’s in their DNA or something. Creating beautiful menu items in the midst of some of our most troubling times. Keeping us happy with great treats to take home, enjoy outdoors, and to not have to cook! Yay!
It makes what we do as photographers so rewarding. We get to tell the story of the restaurant and the completed dish. Knowing so many of their patrons are going to be enticed by even more of their beautiful kitchen creations and enjoy all of the fulfilling goodness.
Seriously, if you guys haven’t been to Ada’s my only question to you is why not? The food looks amazing, created with the freshest ingredients, and tastes so good.
During some of the most difficult challenges our city has faced during 2020, Ada’s would always have some type of social media post that they were offering a free slice of pizza or some type of free food. I mean who does that in this day and age? It’s a sign that they are not only interested in making great food, but that they are generously pledging to be part of Portland’s community.
When we say, we love our job, we aren’t joking. We love what we do! We love Ada’s! We love photographing pizza! We created this series of photos back in April when restaurants were first permitted to open up again in some form. The food photography session went so well. Each menu item, fresh out of the oven and ready to enjoy. We photographed each dish, so you could have the warm Ada’s experience, right in the comfort of your home. Sid and the team just spoiled us with the opportunity to photograph fresh pizza, pasta, salads, and cannoli’s.
Recalling fond memories of the day we created a fun detailed photography session with Ricetta’s in Falmouth, Maine. We wanted to make sure we captured all of the delicious details this restaurant offers. As food photographers we understand the importance of photographing the menu items as soon as the kitchen has them ready to go. The fresher the better and it shows in the final image, always.
The food inspired us, and we were in the creative flow. The afternoon of photographing and stylizing for Pizzarino in Portland, Maine has become one of the most memorable for us at Convinced Photography.
There is a joyful anticipation of waiting for your food to arrive at your table. In a few moments the waiter turns the corner and comes over with a tray of delights. The perfect Italian ristorante experience continues on.
This is the feel we went for during the photography session for Pizzarino. We present a collection of images that will transport you from Portland, Maine directly to Italy. You will see so many fresh and carefully prepared dishes inspired from Milanese home cooking.
We made sure to carefully stylize each dish like a gift placed right in front of you. This could be yours now! The images allow you to see the ingredients, the presentation, and portions. There is a small cast iron skillet that keeps the arancini perfectly warm. We also photographed a dessert that was a conically rolled sweet gnocchi filled with nutella. These are just a couple of items from the menu we photographed that afternoon.
Welcome to Convinced Photography with Cyle + Liz Davenport. During our 20 years of photography experience we have had the opportunity to live and work in lots of great places around the world.