Why Food Businesses Should Have Professional-Grade Photos

Why Food Businesses Should Have Professional-Grade Photos

Reading about freshly baked goods or a delectable pasta dish can get the stomach grumbling. However, it just isn’t quite as effective as photos usually are, where the colors and texture of the food almost seem to come alive from the image. Such vividness almost makes it so easy to imagine that food on your own plate. Restaurants and brands can come and take advantage of how easy it can be to visually market food. Hiring a professional food photographer would help your joint acquire accurate and high-quality pictures of all the appetizers, meals, and dinners needed. It’s as simple as sharing them to entice customers into placing an order. If you’re warming up to the idea of getting professional-grade photos and their potential effect on sales, here are a few more points on how it can benefit the food business. 

Promotional Material

Advertising in both digital and print had always been known to appeal better visually. Whether it comes down to the website of a restaurant or the flyers being handed out of the food business down the street, pictures would do much more than bold text descriptions every day.

This can mainly be credited to how humans and their appetite are initially stimulated through either the eyes or nose. Having mouthwatering images can be enough to tap into that need and trigger them to get hungry.

Research has found out that menus with photos on food delivery apps and in real life had done better than menus that solely relied on text. The former had increased the number of orders a restaurant got in comparison to the latter. 

In addition to that point, getting a professional photographer is sure to improve the chances of those results. If your specialty is in making the dish and plating it, a photographer’s specialty is in capturing the right angle, having the right lighting, and making the food look as delicious as possible in the final photo.

Social Media Marketing

It’s been a long-term trend to share pictures of food on websites like Facebook and Instagram. A beautifully captured plate of food can rack in the engagement. There are multiple shares and comments, plus the likes can be off the roof at times. 

Viral food is also circulating every day and having that exposure can be a huge boost to a business. Therefore, food photography becomes a great opportunity to increase brand awareness and introduce some of these dishes to both new and old customers. 

Upfront With Appearance

A customer can often imagine what a dish looks like in their head in the absence of any image. This can often lead to unhealthy expectations and set themselves up for disappointment, but it can be easily prevented.

The best thing about professional-grade photos is that you get to have the authentic appearance of your food captured. It shows customers what they can expect to get when they’re already ordering something.


In summary, restaurants and food businesses can get a lot of material from professionally taken photographs. It can be used for all kinds of marketing strategies, increase sales, and improve customer satisfaction, making it an excellent investment for any startup or establishment.

Looking for photography services in Georgia that can help take pictures of your food? Armitage Photography provides its photo-taking and post-production services in Norcross, GA. Get in touch with us today!

For more information and how to book services, please reach out via email at aphoto.ja@gmail.com or via phone at 404.247.5458. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn for exceptional photo inspiration as well as photography tips and tricks.

John Armitage

John Armitage is the founder of Armitage Photography, Inc. in Norcross, Georgia. He's passionate about product photography and hosting classes teaching various elements of professional photography in Lilburn and Atlanta, GA.

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