Emily J. Davis is a professional photographer and photo stylist living in New York City. Emily has over 10 years experience in commercial and lifestyle photography. Emily is especially passionate about the food and restaurant scene. She has extensive experience in food photography and food styling, regularly contributing to food magazines and cookbooks. She also enjoys photographing shops, products, portraits, fashion, and events. Emily strives to produce the best images possible, reflecting your brand's personal style and uniqueness.
I love being behind the scenes. At a restaurant shoot, I love being in the kitchen, talking with the chef and working to make the food look as beautiful and eye-catching as possible. I love being introduced to new restaurants and experiencing food culture. Food can be so artistic, the presentation and plating is so important. I am a true believer in "we eat with our eyes." I also love working with artisans, makers, and shop owners. I love seeing how things are made and experiencing the process behind the end product. Photographing that process and getting a behind the scenes look into people's lives is exciting to me!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I strive to create photographs that are engaging and soulful. I pay special attention to composition, color, texture, and lighting. I want to fully understand my client's aesthetics and reflect their uniqueness in the photographs. If I'm working with a person, I try to make the photoshoot relaxing and fun. Many people are so insecure about having their photo taken, and pleasantly surprised by the end photographs. Women are especially appreciative, because I think as a female photographer, I pay close attention to things like hair, make-up, and flattering body angles.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Published in Minnesota Bride Magazine Spring/Summer 2014 issue, "North of Ordinary" wedding feature story. Published in multiple magazines and cookbooks throughout the United States.