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15 Delightful Food Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 5 min read

Instagram is the perfect place to find mouth-watering inspiration. With tons of food photographers ranging from amateurs to star chefs, it’s easy to discover a new recipe, get creative and try something new for dinner tonight.

Whether you’re an Instagram addict or need a place to start, we’ve gathered the very best food photography the community has to offer.

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1. Wright Kitchen

Brittany Wright is a freelance photographer based out of Seattle, Washington who has a knack for incorporating a wide variety of colors in her photos.

Things on toast #FoodGradients I created and photographed for @SamsungMobileUSA on the #GalaxyNote4.

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2. Slice of Pai

Joann Pai is a food and travel photographer. Pai takes a wide variety of angles from places on her travels, but often incorporates food with contrasting backdrops for an interesting effect.

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3. Julie’s Kitchen

LA-based Julie Lee captures gorgeous collages of related food, like fruits and vegetables. Her shots sometimes look more like high-end wallpaper than delicious edibles.

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4. Bakerella

Based off the baking and decorating blog, Bakerella will have Instagramers craving dessert. The patterns and themes offer colorful inspiration for graphic design and event planning.

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5. Pinch of Yum

Lindsay Ostrom likes to cook and eat, and her recipes look divine. Although her dishes resemble works of art, they’re easy (and fun!) to make. Her Instagram stream is the perfect source for dinner ideas.

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6. Andrew Scrivani

Andrew Scrivani is a food & still life photographer whose work has been featured in publications like the New York Times. Scrivani’s macro photography offers a second look at everyday items from live oil to oranges to onion skins.

7. The Kitchenista

Angela Davis is a self-taught cook and food blogger. Her Instagram features a variety of creative recipes to try at home, mixed in with glimpses of her family life. For example, this trout recipe is created from only four main ingredients.

8. Jehan Can Cook

Food blogger & recipe developer, Jehan showcases simpler meals on her Instagram account. This South American always gives her followers something new and creative to try for their next meals.

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9. Spoon Fork Bacon

This LA-based duo consists of a food stylist & photographer who feature gorgeously plated meals. From simpler treats like hummus and deviled eggs to one pot meals, enjoy this stream’s beautiful photos and tasty ideas.

10. Tamara Peterson

New York City-based Peterson captures gorgeous urban photos, including many of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline, in addition to mouth-watering pics of New York’s best food. Her followers enjoy the best of NYC’s restaurant scene as well as shots that will have them craving the city life.

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11. A Beautiful Mess Official

Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess share homemade recipes as well as tempting, sugar-themed photos that could be the next Katy Perry album cover. Pacman murals blend with pastel pops of color for a happy Instagram stream.

12. Sally’s Bake Blog

As baker, author, and photographer, Sally captures desserts and baked goods that have her followers craving a homemade treat. Browse the appealing selections and then head to her blog for the recipes.

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13. Smitten Kitchen

Deb Perelman’s popular blog also has the perfect Instagram stream, which features her gorgeous food shots. Her clever captions are always bound to brighten the most dismal day.

14. Culinary Brodown

LA-based Josh Scherer is a man’s answer to Pinterest. Rather than fill his stream with culinary perfections, Scherer features a feed full of meats, sandwiches and hearty creations.

15. How Sweet Eats

Author of Seriously Delish, Jessica’s closeups of her recipes mix hearty meals and sweet treats. Plus, her cute son gives the Instagram stream a nice break from food-only shots.

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These food photography Instagram accounts inspire us to find exciting angles to capture and share our favorite dishes. Know any other food photographers that should be on this list? Let us know in the comments section.

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