Mexican Food

Albuquerque Food Photography for Grubhub All Things Guac

Albuquerque Food Photography for Grubhub All Things Guac

If you like guac or just saying the word, then . . .

For my second food photography shoot for Grubhub, I visited All things Guac!! (two exclamation points are in the actual name). I have said this before, but despite having photographed dozens of New Mexican restaurants, even at this shoot, I am still photographing dishes I have never heard of before. That was true for most of the fifteen dishes this time in fact! One I had heard of before of course, cheese quesadillas, I got to take home!

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Taco Mex 4 Albuquerque New Mexico Food Photography

Taco Mex 4 Albuquerque New Mexico Food Photography

Pink Food Background

I had a colorful pink table top for the background of this UberEats food photography shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have photographed many Mexican restaurants in ABQ, but this new location for Taco Mex, to be specific Taco Mex 4, presented me some new dishes I had never seen nor heard of before. New dishes plus a pink table top made for a fun food photography shoot!

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El Paisano Supermarket Santa Fe Commercial Food Photography

El Paisano Supermarket Santa Fe Commercial Food Photography

Santa Fe Food Photography Marathon!

Over two long days of food photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I got to know El Paisano Supermarket and its owner Miguel pretty well! I spent nearly 10 hours in total photographing the food, aisles, and piñatas in this unique market. Featured here are a selection of foods from the restaurant and carniceria. In rapid succession meal after meal was brought in front of my lens. Miguel even helped out holding the reflector for many of the shots to help things go as efficiently as possible during the shoot. Really, all the staff pitched in during these two marathon shoots which lead to the great results you see below.

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Albuquerque New Mexico Food Photography at The Acre vegetarian restaurant

Albuquerque New Mexico Food Photography at The Acre vegetarian restaurant

Vegetarian Comfort Food Photography in ABQ

I have been vegetarian for over 22 years. It is much easier being vegetarian now than it was then, but a fully vegetarian restaurant is still a rare thing to come across. Thus, I was extra excited to get a UberEats food photography assignment for The Acres which features comfort vegetarian food, as they describe it at their Albuquerque, New Mexico location. Shawn and his staff were very prepared and helped out, with one waitress even hand modeling in the above shot1 And the topper, I got to take the green chile veggie cheeseburger to go! Thanks Shawn!

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Sante Fe New Mexico Food Photography at the Sage Inn

Sante Fe New Mexico Food Photography at the Sage Inn

A Social Restaurant in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Sage Inn contacted me about coming up to make some food photographs of new menu items for the grand opening of their social themed restaurant. It was a diverse shoot ranging from close up dessert shots, to from above “hero shots” of multiple food dishes, to stylized backlit drink shots. It was a fun challenge changing gears between the different setups required for each of those types of photographs. You can see that diversity in the gallery below. Thank you to Sonya for all your assistance during this shoot and when you are next in Santa Fe be sure and check out their social themed restaurant!

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Professional Food Photography of Albuquerque New Mexico - Twisters

Professional Food Photography of Albuquerque New Mexico - Twisters

ezCater is my latest food photography client here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  They are sending me to restaurants all over the city that provide catered food to make about 20 photos of their offerings.  The final shot, the "hero shot," as it is called, is getting as many of those potentially 20 dishes in the camera frame as possible.  If I got all of them in, every dish would look really small, not to mention there often is not space to make a shot like that as I shoot right in the regular customer area of the restaurant.  So I ask the restaurant owner which dishes are the ones she/he wants featured, then focus on getting as many of those as possible in the shot, like the one you see above.  

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