By Michelle Chaplow

Hotels attract clients with intriguing “take me there” photos and I want to share gastronomically-themed hotel food photography images with you today.

Fairmont Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I Barcelona.
Sunday Brunch Dessert Buffet

Travellers are interested in local experiences, and what better experience than local cuisine?

A selection of cheeses from France, beautifully styled by the hotel´s chef, and a mouth-watering mango mousse in the Maldives – travellers seek out these special flavours. Someone might even make that trip specifically because the food photography and the quality of the image have literally whetted their appetite.

Hotel photographers need to create food and beverage “take me there” scenes.

Hotel Food Photography by Photographer Michelle Chaplow

Hotel Essence food photography

In a top-notch hotel, where the clients may be rich in resources but poor in relaxation time, food photography can tempt the viewer with that special moment.

Consider the photograph above of an idyllic moment, such as that warming sensation of a vintage brandy looking over Lake Lucerne backed by the snow-topped Alps with your significant other. Here the viewer sees no hotel, but they know that this hotel offers quality time out from a hectic modern-day life – and time is a luxury in our busy 24/7 world.

Our how about this scene below, great food styling at La Val Mountain Spa in Brigels, Switzerland.

A picture postcard scene at La Val ,ountain Spa . switzerland

Take me there” Food Photography

Tempt your senses with quality food photography

Tempt your senses with quality food photography.

Food photography is a very important part of a hotel photography assignment, just look at these delicious mussels from the fine dining Port Restaurant at  St James hotel Redwing Minnesota.

Food Photography, Mussles, St James Hotel, Red Wing Minnesota

Food Photography, seafood delights, St James Hotel, Red Wing Minnesota

Anyone for a poolside cucumber cooler? Let this image transport you there.

Poolside cucumber coolers at the Abnani +Hotel Azerai; Luang Prabang; Laos

Poolside cucumber coolers at the Avani +  Luang Prabang; Laos

Delicate Parisian-style Macaroons, seved at the Waldolf Hitton

Delicate Parisian-style Macaroons, served at the London Waldolf Hilton

Macarons sit so well in the luxury hotel world, albeit for high tea, or just a plate as a welcome gift.

Hotel photography has never been about photographing beds – it’s so much more, all about the journey, the location and the experience. Food plays such an important role in our travel memories, for each one of the photographs above, we can instantly recall and savour those moments. All this food chatter is making me hungry. Time to sign off. Enjoy your hotel foodie moments!