Judy, the award-winning food photographer, professional chef, and founder of Expression Food, has decades of experience styling and photographing food to make your food photos extremely appetizing

As a chef, Judy's relationship to food is real, trained, educated, and professionally inspired.

Your food photos will tell your very best story in a cohesive, professional fashion with a great aesthetic that is totally delicious. And, you can keep every project on budget! 

Contact Judy

Judy has shot photos for hundreds of restaurants in Napa, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Portland, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. Her clients include Hilton Union Square SF, DoorDash corporate, GrubHub corporate, Red Boat Fish Sauce, Partner's Crackers, Eko Coffee, Rigatoni's, Tarla, Wildflour Bakery and Cafe, Pacific Kosher Grill, University of Arizona, and many more!

Call 415-935-3591or click here to use the contact page.

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  • Professional food photography for /packages (Packages)menus, catalogs, products, social media decks
  • Photos shot at your location or in our studio in the San Francisco Bay area 
  • Use these photos for menus, websites, catalogs, social media, print marketing, television, video, apps, signs, billboards, books, editorial projects, and more!
  • Recipe development and food styling for products for media tool kits, social media, print, and web
  • Video and still motion
  • Food art prints

Expression Food offers food photography, menu and catalog photography, product photography, beverage photography, staff portraits, restaurant photography, and editorial and social media deck assignments in studio or on location currently serving California and the US including: San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Silicon Valley, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and New York City. Will fly worldwide. Products can be shipped to the studio or we can pick them up locally.

Meet the award-winning chef and food photographer, Judy Doherty:



Judy Doherty is both an award-winning chef and an award-winning food photographer. 

Contact Judy now!


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2017, Post-Baccalaureate Visual Art Certificate, University of California Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA, 3.82 GPA

2016, BS Culinary Art and Foodservice Management, Johnson & Wales University, Summa Cum Laude, 3.95 GPA

1982, AOS, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, Honors, Deans Award, 2nd in Class



2018, A Local Feast, UC Berkeley Extension, 20-Piece Solo Show, San Francisco, CA

2017, Spring, Eko Cafe, 6-Piece Solo Show, Hayward, CA

2016, Visual Feast, Avenue 25 Gallery, 25-Piece Solo Show, San Mateo, CA




2018, Top 100, American Photographic Artists, San Francisco, CA

2018, 2nd Place Overall, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Homage to Cezanne

2018, Top 100,  American Photographic Artists, Los Angeles, CA

2017, Top 100, American Photographic Artists, San Francisco, CA

2017, Merit Award, Fremont Art League Annual Exhibit, Fremont, CA, Figs

2017, Merit Award, Fremont Art League Annual Exhibit, Fremont, CA, 9 Oranges of Fresno

2016, 2nd Place Overall, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA, Dancing Hotties