Amanda Richardson is the owner of Amanda Loren Studios. She has transformed half her home into a food photography studio, moved her office into a second bedroom and invested in next-level software that allows you to join your food photo session from anywhere.
How does this impact you?
This means Amanda puts her chef skills to work and no more travel fees for you! She and her team prep and cook your recipes then style them for a photo-perfect look. Plus, you have just as much input remotely, as if you were on set, thanks to our amazing technology.
Can you join us in person, on set?
Absolutely! Amanda likes to boast about having every kind of coffee imaginable and multiple coffee makers. They can make anything from espresso to cappuccino and more! She guarantees you will be buzzed all day!
The Culinary Studio
A studio equipped with an Executive Chef, all the props and lighting one could wish for plus plenty of fancy coffee to keep us energized. This space is truly a gift to have and a gift to share with our clients. Whether you decide to join us in the studio or join remote on shoot days, Amanda is always in her zen when she's in the studio.
The Prop Collection
We are constantly adding to this collection but rest assured you will not be disappointed by the assortment of surfaces, backdrops, dishes, linens and so much more that we use to style your beautiful dishes. Props are an essential element to your photos and we take a very mindful approach to selecting each and every piece.
Technology ranges from our Sony gear to our remote system for including you on shoot day even if you can't be here! The software we use to involve you on shoot day includes Zoom & Capture One. They are easy to use platforms that allow you to see the RAW images as they are captured live. You can give feedback in real time so we can be sure you love your results!
What if you need brand photos too? We travel the country to tell your story, but if you choose to come to us, you will save high airline fees for Amanda, her equipment, her assistant, and a hair and makeup team. Instead, pay for just yourself and join the team in Charlotte, NC!
Bonus: when you fly to us, we scout locations for your brand well in advance of your arrival! That means you don't have to worry about finding photography-perfect spots in your area (or ours).
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.
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