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Let’s craft mouthwatering visuals!

Ever heard the saying, ‘You eat with your eyes’? It’s more than just a saying—it’s a truth I live by. From farm-fresh ingredients to handcrafted delights, I’m passionate about collaborating with small or local makers, producers and artisans to bring your vision to life and showcase your product.

My signature style – bursts of colour against neutrals, with depth and texture – transforms photos into powerful tools that showcase the passion behind your artisan brand.

All services include shoot time, consultations, mood board creation, styling, editing, usage rights, and high-resolution file online delivery.

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Food and Drink Photography

Whether you’re in need of stylised food or drink photography, or crave captivating recipe images, I’m here to bring your vision to life. I specialise in capturing the essence of your brand through irresistible visual storytelling. Each image is meticulously crafted in my home studio, using natural daylight or artificial continuous light to ensure every detail shines. Through careful editing and finishing touches, I create a consistent and desired look for your product and brand.

Strawberry Pavlova Recipe Development - Lou Carruthers Photography - Cotswold Food Photographer


Are you looking to showcase your product, explore fresh ideas for your ingredients or share a classic recipe with your audience? Look no further—I’ve got you covered. Your one-of-a-kind recipe is meticulously crafted and tested to ensure perfection. From ingredient measurements to detailed method steps, I can tailor the content to match the style and tone of your brand. Whether you have a food product, ingredient or kitchen accessory, I’m here to help bring your brand to life.

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Ready to bring your food or drink to life and leave a lasting impression on your audience? If you’re looking to spice up your social media presence with recipe videos or showcase your products in motion for lifestyle videos, then short-form video is key. Let’s collaborate to turn your food stories into captivating videos tailored to fit your brand’s style and message. Get in touch and let’s make your brand stand out with irresistible video content.

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.

How it works

Discovery Call: Let’s start with a discovery call to delve into your needs, goals, and vision, whether it’s crystal clear or still taking shape. I firmly believe that our aim isn’t just stunning photos but also boosting your business. We’ll also discuss budget, and I’ll follow up with a proposal and we can go from there.

Pre Production: Once we’ve signed the contract, we’ll dive deeper into the specifics: the shoot(s), preferred colours, lighting preferences, and any do’s and don’ts. If applicable, your product will be sent for the shoot and I’ll bring together mood boards and prop selections. If you have a creative brief, please share it with me. We’ll then set a shoot date and iron out all the details for the big day.

Production: It’s finally shoot day! From our discussions, I’ll create the images in my studio. If you’d like, I can also send you photos for real-time approval, ensuring your vision comes to life seamlessly!

Post Production: After the shoot, I’ll edit the agreed-on images and send them to you in high resolution for downloading. All galleries will be shared through a Pixieset Gallery, making it easy for you to access your stunning images.

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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.