Do you photograph with food props?
We are able to shoot with food props but you would need to provide the items using a food delivery service. We have many customers and we simply cannot go grocery shopping for everyone personally.
Order The Food From A Food Delivery Service
In the past, customers have placed a food delivery order using Instacart, which is a food delivery service.
After we receive your products we'll send confirmation that the items have arrived. After that, you can place your order with Instacart. Once the food arrives we'll shoot it right away so that everything is fresh.
Typically, Instacart (https://www.instacart.com/) is the most affordable option. Choose the Mariano's located at 1800 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago IL 60640 and it would be delivered to the studio address at 1801 W. Warner Ave, Chicago IL 60613.
Place A Rush Order
If the food you're ordering is perishable, then you may want to place a rush order. Rush orders skip the shooting queue and move to the front of the line.
We have a full size refrigerator here that we can store the food in until it is time to shoot it, so if the food can be refrigerated for 7 business days then it might be ok to order it as a standard turn around time.
Professional Food Photography Vs POW's Food Photography
It's important to understand that there's a big difference between working with a traditional food photographer and what POW does. POW specializes in on white e-commerce photography and while we can shoot simple arrangements on white like packaging shots, it is not recommended that you use our services for more complicated shoots.
A traditional food photographer will work closely with a food stylist to craft a photo. This process is far more in-depth involving shopping for speciality foods, special styling methods of prep, speciality backgrounds and environments and more complex lighting scenarios.
If you feel that you need a professional food photographer then we recommend doing a search on Google for "Food Photographer" to find someone in your area.