How can I help?

They say you eat with your eyes first, and I believe it! Through captivating food and drink photography, I capture the essence of independent producers and restaurants. From farm-fresh ingredients to delectable dishes, I translate your passion for food and drink into powerful images that tell your story. My signature style combines bursts of colour with rich textures, transforming photos into powerful tools that showcase your brand’s personality.

Read on for more details about how we can work together, or drop me a line and we can have a chat.

Cherry Clafoutis Recipe Development - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer

Food and Drink Photography

Craving captivating food and drink photography, or irresistible recipe images? I specialise in capturing the essence of your brand through irresistible visual storytelling, whether in my home studio or on location at your restaurant or chosen venue. Each image is meticulously crafted, using natural daylight or continuous artificial light to ensure every detail shines. Through careful editing and finishing touches, I create a consistent and desired look for your product and brand.

Ensalada de Gamabas Pil Pil - Restaurant Photography - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer

Restaurant Photography

Showcase the full experience of your restaurant with captivating photography! Whether you need a quick 2-hour mini shoot highlighting signature dishes, a half-day session to capture both ambiance and menu variety, or a full-day deep dive to tell your complete story, I offer flexible packages to meet your needs. From mouthwatering close-ups to the warmth of your dining space, I’ll create visuals that entice potential customers and showcase your culinary artistry.

Strawberry Shortcake French Toast - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer

Recipe Development

Want to showcase your product in a delicious recipe, or breathe new life into classic dishes? I develop and test one-of-a-kind recipes that captivate your audience and elevate your brand. From perfectly balanced ingredients to detailed, user-friendly instructions, I tailor each recipe to your unique voice and target audience, whether you have a food product, ingredient, or kitchen accessory.

Mini Egg Brownies - Lou Carruthers Food Photographer

Reels & Short Form Video

Ready to take your social media presence to the next level? Master the art of short-form video with captivating recipe demonstrations, restaurant or product showcases for platforms like Instagram Reels or TikTok. We’ll collaborate to tell your food or drink stories through irresistible bite-sized videos, boosting engagement and driving sales. Let’s create content that makes your audience hungry for more!

Working together

I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with a diverse range of clients including websites, online recipe platforms, print and digital advertising campaigns, and editorial work. Whether you need captivating visuals for your marketing materials or crave stunning food photography for your magazine spread, I’m here to help. My workflow is simple and transparent, allowing you to feel confident and engaged as we work together.

Passionfruit Gin Cocktail - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer
Lyres Italian Orange and Lyres Old London Spirit - - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food and Drink Photographer

Do you have a creative idea in mind?

I’d love to help turn your vision into stunning reality!

Complete the form below and let’s start collaborating on creating irresistible visual stories together.