Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Food & Restaurant Photographer .com

Working on a new site which will be housed at www.foodandrestaurantphotographer.com

In the interim, I'm gathering up a few of my favorite food and restaurant shots I've made over the years. Check them out here.

Food & Restaurant  Photography by Shanna Gillette

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Why Professional Food & Restaurant Photography?

In this age of technology, a restaurant must now have a website and it needs to be engaging and appealing to a potential customer making decisions in the blink of an eye. People will make a judgment about your restaurant and whether or not to dine there, within seconds of clicking on your site.

Here's a few examples from a recent shoot I did for a restaurant in Silver Lake, CA: 

Now, compare those with a few images customers took with their cell phones:

And it's easy to see why Presentation is key.

It's true that there's been an explosion of low quality cell phone pics of food on-line and did you know that 69 Percent Of Mobile Users Order Food Via Their Devices? This means that when a potential customer sees high quality professional photography instead of hasty cell phone pix, it captures their attention. It can hold them a minute longer and it's far more likely that they'll make the decision to choose your restaurant over the others. This is why the quality of photography you choose to highlight on your website is so important if you want to differentiate your business from the masses. If you want the perception of your establishment and dishes to shine and stand out from the rest, then you need better photos because guess what? It's been proven that people eat with their eyes first. 

So whether it's with me or someone else, be sure to take the time and budget to hire an experienced professional photographer. The photos will last for years and the increase in sales you'll see will be well worth the investment!

Check out more of my food photography by clicking on the link below:

Also, be sure to check out my blog, the "Local Flavor" which focuses on farm-to-table eats, sustainable living, and all things organic. If your business is sustainable, ask me about getting featured on the LFP facebook page!  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4th annual Food & Wine Festival in L.A., "Ultimate Bites" - photographed for the LA Weekly

Monday, March 3, 2014

New website in the works!

Hey all!

Just a quick note to let everyone know that I'm currently working with Designer, Preston Vainn at Shark Marketing on a brand spankin new website!

My normal site: shannagillette.com is functioning however we don't have much content there yet.

Unfortunately due to a domain issue with godaddy, my former site: sasharaephoto.com and it's associated email are both down.

That all said, for the time being, I am directing everyone to my facebook business page at:

Photography by Shanna Gillette on Facebook

or my flickr page

Shanna Gillette on Flickr 

...until shannagillette.com is fully functioning.

Do feel free to go there to see a preview of what the site is going to look like. I'm so excited for it. Once we get the content in place, it's going to be amAzing!

Until then...




Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Best of 2013 Wedding Photos (according to the Huffington Post)

Just stumbled upon these GORGEOUS "Best of 2013" wedding photos.  

My personal fave is this one by Janis Ratnieks:

The lighting is stellar!

Check out the rest here:

Huffington Post's best wedding photos of 2013

While you're at it, feel free to check out some more fun wedding photos like this one...

(made by yours truly):
SGPhoto Wedding & Reception Highlights! 

Know someone getting married or throwing a grand event this year?  Tell them about Photography by Shanna Gillette and get a referral fee for yourself!  (See previous blog for details)

Hope everyone is having a great 2014 so far!

Much Love!
Photography by Shanna Gillette