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"Art isn't a result, it's a


- Seth Godin

Brands & Chefs

Personal Brand

Culinary Events

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What working with us looks like & Why we are different


Typically 30 to 60 minutes with your creative team.

  1. We want to know your brand story, how you tell it and what challenges you face.

  2. We dive into your 24 month strategy and explore how all the elements will align.

  3. We want to know what a successful partnerships look like and how we can support your long-term creative needs.

with your Creative Team Leaders

  • Strategy planning

  • Set planning

  • Art direction coordination

  • Equipment & Lighting planning

  • Food styling research

  • Prop sourcing & ordering



  • Set construction and breakdown

  • Styling of each scene

  • Food styling & shooting!

  • 8 maximum production hours per day


Executive Chef Desireé Kinker

  • Ingredient Sourcing

  • Recipe testing

  • Shopping

  • Recipe creation

  • Food prep

  • On-set studio assistance


Includes culling& editing

  • Retouching as needed for specific assets 

  • Post shoot strategic collaboration

  • Image archiving & storage


All props included - Except specialty props required will incur a 25% prop rental fee to cover partial cost. Food Expense will be billed and due upon receipt. No charge for general ingredients on hand (ie. flour, sugar etc)


Also called Lifestyle or Editorial Photography. These images tell a story. When I work with chefs and businesses we create images to tell a story that goes hand in hand with their marketing and/or website copy. I like to say, this is when you are in the photos with your food.

  • Are you rebuilding/rebranding your website?

  • Do you need more consistent, quality content?

  • Do you need photos of you and not just your food?

  • Are you writing a cookbook and need additional imagery for the author section?

  • Are you being featured in a magazine?

Personal brand photography covers all this and more! All businesses benefit from this kind of photography.


Culinary Events

We take a limited number of culinary events outside of Fork Cancer and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wish Upon A Chef each year.


If this is a service you are interested in, please reach out in advance.

our photos are featured in places like...

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"Amanda provides a top-shelf product. Her knowledge of food service and culinary arts make it an incredibly easy experience and the quality of her photography is outstanding!"

Executive Chef Joshua Sutton | Bear Lake Reserve Tuckasegee, NC

Working Together


Amanda Richardson is the vision and Director of Photography behind Amanda Loren Studios—a dynamic photography studio where culinary artistry and marketing strategy seamlessly become one. With an unwavering dedication to culinary enterprises, Amanda and her team empower chef-driven businesses and commercial food brands to thrive within the digital space. Effortlessly blending her strategic thinking with the art of crafting compelling and purposeful visual narratives,


A cancer diagnosis in 2018 reshaped Amanda's perspective, igniting a passion for giving back. She now channels her talents and resources into causes that touch her deeply, contributing her team's expertise to Fork Cancer and The Make A Wish Foundation annually. Beyond her lens, Amanda shines as a respected speaker on national stages including Wedding MBA, USPCA, and Sharpen, sharing insights that reach beyond the visual realm and touch on strategic positioning. Amanda's work has graced the pages of distinguished publications like EBONY, Paper City, The Charlotte Observer, Q, Travel Noire, and LKN Magazine, where her imagery captures not just food, but the essence of stories waiting to be savored.

We value your time and know you're busy. Email us about the of project you want to get started. We can't wait!

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