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.
Riverside Cafe in Newburyport, Massachusetts is a great café with a wonderful team that cares about their menu and their guests. Take a look at the images we created for them!
One of my favorite ways to photograph brunch menu items is in natural glorious sunlight. The sun spotlights all of the detail in each item placed on the plate and just makes it pop. From sweet strawberries to crispy bacon it all shines for us in these images. Also if you click on any of the images it will take you to our portfolio that showcases more wonderful food items we have photographed.
Monte's Fine Foods in Portland, Maine
A great local Italian market and bistro off Washington Ave in Portland, Maine
Rí Rá Portland has a lot of history for me. During my first visit to Portland, Maine, we gathered with loved ones and enjoyed a lovely meal by the water. Over time it has grown to be one of our favorite spots and have often enjoyed a hearty meal and beer.
On my most recent visit, Rí Rá became one of our clients and we had the wonderful opportunity to photograph so many new menu items for Fall 2020. Here are a few images of that photography session.
We love working with restaurants right around the corner from our home here in Portland, Maine. The Old Port is the core foodie area of Portland, Maine and there really is something for everyone. Today, we chose Irish deliciousness! Rí Rá thank you again for making such heart warming meals! You help us survive through the cold winter.
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.
This is Pier 77 Restaurant in beautiful Kennebunkport, Maine. We created these images to showcase the lovely dining area with the beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. There are white linens, classic stemware, and a baby grand piano to enhance the already perfect atmosphere. There is also a fun bar called The Ramp nearby and it has such a great view too. The decor is pretty fun.
The restaurant owners have used these images for their social media and marketing purposes. They have been viewed thousands of times. Photography is now so integral in the success of a restaurant. Customers want to know and be really acquainted with not just the menu but the environment. So we make sure to provide a valuable collection of images that the restaurant can use all season long.
Portland, Maine has quickly become one of the restaurant capitals of the US. One of the most favored locations is Petite Jacqueline located just off Exchange Street in the famous Old Port area of Portland. Our photography session with Petite Jacqueline was incredible. Each dish was carefully plated and abundant with color and texture; of course the aroma of every dish stirred our appetites. We carefully considered the location of the table setting and created a delicate and bright image without any extra distractions. We hoped to give the dish a front and center view in the frame, the most important location. Here are a few of the images from that day:
There is something so heartwarming about showing up to your neighborhood country store and ordering your favorite item. Especially a spot like Fern’s. We were there for a couple of hours and got to photograph over a dozen menu items and wanted to share with you a few of our favorites. Here are a few of the menu items we photographed for our clients, Fern's Country Store in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
Everything we tried was amazing, and so fresh!
We enjoy working with restaurants that really care about the quality of their menu items. It makes our job, photographing and styling, so much more enjoyable and gratifying! If you care about your cafe, then we want to come alongside and support you.
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.