Hello and welcome to Up Close & Tasty!
I’m an independent, professional and award-winning food photographer with a tasty blog that shares approachable recipes for home cooks and photography tips for budding photographers.
I partner with brands, restaurants and small businesses to tell their story through photography, sponsored posts and media stays. I currently live in Chicago with my husband, Mike and our chubby tabby cat, Ollie.
This blog is where my photography and styling experience was born. I was formerly an art director in advertising before deciding to launch my blog in 2013. It was my blank canvas to post my recipes and images each week. What started out as a weekend hobby quickly turned into an award-winning playground for my personal and professional projects. I quit my career in advertising to pursue the world of food photography and blogging full-time and I haven’t looked back since… except to see how far my photography has come. Check out this before & after image.
If you love recipes and food photography, you should definitely stick around.
If you want to partner up, ask a question or just say hello, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form below.