Commercial Photography Blog in NC

Neil Boyd is a commercial photographer in Raleigh NC. His work includes food photography, corporate head shots, product photography, architecture photography, event photography, advertising photography and lifestyle photography in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill NC.

 

Food Photography Cary NC

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of photographing at one of my all-time favorite restaurants - Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. My wife and I often eat there and I was thrilled to be asked to photograph this season's menu. We were working with Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene and the newly recruited Pastry Chef Jonathan Fisher. I'd worked with Steven before at An restaurant and I'd worked with Jonathan at the recently closed (Booo!) One Restaurant, so I knew the food was going to be exceptional. It did not disappoint! Steven and his team produced some visually stunning food and its no wonder that he was recently in the semi-finals of the James Beard award. Here are a few of the plates we photographed.

 Quail - japanese binchotan grilled, cornbread, fig puree, vanilla, rosemary

Quail - japanese binchotan grilled, cornbread, fig puree, vanilla, rosemary

 Scallop - tapioca, basil lace, pork belly, sea grapes, butterfly pea-ham broth

Scallop - tapioca, basil lace, pork belly, sea grapes, butterfly pea-ham broth

 Beet - salt roasted, elderflower, frozen yogurt, pistachio, lemon sorrel

Beet - salt roasted, elderflower, frozen yogurt, pistachio, lemon sorrel

 Cherry - morello, sakura tea granite, ginger ice cream, crystalized rose petals

Cherry - morello, sakura tea granite, ginger ice cream, crystalized rose petals

 Strawberry - strawberry-basil cremeaux, alpines, garden herbs, strawberry sorbet

Strawberry - strawberry-basil cremeaux, alpines, garden herbs, strawberry sorbet

 Tira-mushroom - coffee, mascarpone, lady fingers, branches, flourless chocolate cake

Tira-mushroom - coffee, mascarpone, lady fingers, branches, flourless chocolate cake