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