Judy, the photographer behind Expression Food, has decades of experience photographing food to make it appear evocative and inspirational. But more importantly, her process used to find and tell your best story is why you want to hire her. She will ask questions to discover your story, develop a choice of "looks" for your needs, then shoot innovative images to set you ahead of the pack. The shots are styled and organized before the food and people are assembled. Your photos will be nothing short of fantastic and they will tell your very best story in a cohesive, professional fashion with a great aesthetic and attention to detail.

Food photography is a unique art. Focus, light, color, white balance, and composition impact and engage the viewer's emotions. Images speak a thousand words; let us make you or your client's project look delicious!

With Expression Food you buy the clean style and amazing shots that are honed from over 4 decades of experience with food. This talent, passion, education and experience with food will present an exceptional expression of your story.

We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

Call 415-935-3591or click here to use the contact page to take your business's image to the next level.

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  • Consultation
  • Food styling
  • Photograph in studio or on location
  • Production and organization
  • Photo retouching
  • Output for web, social media, print, signs, billboards
  • Video, motion stills, stop motion

About our food photographer:

Judy Doherty is an award winning chef and award-winning food photographer. Judy has an amazing talent and intuition for shooting food. Food and photographs have been her way of life for over 4 decades and she remains passionate in delivering success to any campaign or project. She is not happy until her clients are happy. Her culinary knowledge, talent, and skill is the key to having creative food and beverage photos that are clean, crisp, modern, and dramatic. Her ideas come from her experience, research on world top chefs, the SF Bay food world, and various dreams that pop in her head whenever she visits an open market and sees fresh ingredients. She is able to style work and to work effectively with any team to finish a stunning, delicious result. 

Artist Statement:

"The works of master chefs and artists, past and present, inspire my presentations. I work in my studio and on location with hard and soft strobes, on light tables, or in natural light pathways.

The outcome for which I strive is an artistic photograph that is inspirational to the viewer. My photos bring a celebration and expression of food as it nourishes the body, mind, and soul!

I am an award winning chef who graduated 2nd in my class from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. I have won numerous awards with my photographs in the SF Bay Area."

Judy Doherty, BS, PC II


Call 415-935-3591or click here to use the contact page to take your business's image to the next level.




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