Meet lou


From boardrooms to behind the lens…

Hi, I’m Lou—award-winning baker and passionate foodie, bringing a unique perspective to the world of food photography. With a background in leadership and culture, I’ve always been passionate about uniting people through shared experiences. This passion now translates into creating delectable food visuals that resonate with audiences.

Following the closure of my beloved bakery in 2012, I embarked on a new journey, igniting my passion for photography through my blog, Crumbs and Corkscrews; and so my journey began…

Today, I thrive on collaborating with food and drinks brands, breathing life into their visions. My passion lies in using storytelling and stunning visuals to craft narratives rich in colour and texture, evoking emotions and immersing audiences.

Lou Carruthers Cotswolds Food and Drink Photographer
Lou Carruthers Cotswolds Food and Drink Photographer

Get to know me…

Favourite place: Menorca; having spent my teenage years there. Spanish style is a strong influence.

Guilty pleasure: Singing along to Disney and musical soundtracks in the car. I won’t let it go…

Can’t live without: Cliched, but a camera – my phone or my Canon R6 Mark II must be in my hand.

Design style: A burst of colour popping against neutral tones and warm shadows… at the moment!

“I want every client to experience the magic of visual storytelling, where their vision is comes to life and every frame resonates with emotion, forging authentic connections.”

Based in the picturesque village of South Cerney near Cirencester, nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds, I collaborate with clients across the UK and internationally. Inspired by the stunning scenery surrounding me, I find endless creativity in Gloucestershire’s beauty. This central location offers convenient access to neighbouring counties including Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and Somerset, as well as the wider South West region.

If you’re intrigued by my approach and vision, I would love to collaborate with you and your brand to craft delectable food stories. Let’s connect and bring your vision to life.

Featured projects

Check out the stories I have brought to life for other brands like you.

Chocolate Fudge Cake - Lou Carruthers Food Photographer
Lyres Rhubarb Orange Spritz - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer
Strawberry Shortcake French Toast - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer