Hello. I’m Kel. I am a food, beverage and restaurant photographer and chef located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. And yes, I have the best job in the world.

While growing up, I spent many hours alongside my mother learning how to create my family’s favorite recipes. Some of my fondest memories are of the family gatherings where food was the main attraction.

In my adult life, my fondness for food became my passion as I started a career as a chef, allowing me to work beside some of the best chefs in the country.

In 2015, I found my passion for food photography when I accompanied a friend, who was also a chef, to help with an amazing 11-course dinner. I brought along my professional camera along just to take some images and the food photography bug bit.

Food photography is just more than taking a picture of food. Anyone can take a photograph of food,  but very few can capture the true essence of the dish.  I want people to see the photo and feel the urge to want to try the food pictured. It is my goal for the photographs to evoke positive emotions and get individuals who see the picture to come into your place of business to try the food. 

Work with me

Have an upcoming project? I’d love to collaborate with you! 

I offer two distinct services to serve your needs best. 

  • Onsite food photography – This allows me to capture the food from prep work to cooking and then finish with the food being eaten.
  • Off-Site food photography – This allows for a more controlled shot in a food studio.

Get in touch with me using my contact form to start a conversation about your unique project, discuss rates, scheduling and more.