Some of my Favorite Food Bloggers + Photographers.

Below is a list of some of my favorite food bloggers + photographers that I love to follow and get inspiration from.

I decided to compile a list of some of my favorite food bloggers who I look towards for inspiration when it comes to food, photography + styling. I love seeing how bloggers create different styles through their photography. There are so many different ways to capture a dish or ingredient.

Some of the things I look at when studying food photography:

  • Lighting. A well lit photo makes all the difference. I am a huge fan of utilizing natural light, especially from a kitchen window.

  • Props and background. Different props and background can completely change the composition of the photograph, and adds character to the image.

  • Unique aesthetic. While versatility + adaptability is so impressive, overall I just love when you can look at a photo and tell what account it is coming from before you take a peek. Branding 101.

  1. BAKED

BAKED is a collaborative project by several Canadian recipe developers, food photographers, and food stylists. They are well known for their rustic and easily accessible recipes such as their Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata or these Cheese Tea Biscuits. I love how they utilize vintage products and hints of color throughout their photography, as well as their use of natural light.

Find their website here.

Baked the Blog
baked the blog

2. The Little Plantation


This vegan blog based out of the United Kingdom, celebrates the idea of less is more when it comes to food styling. Kimberly, the creator, always stresses the importance of the inter-relationship between light, shadow, and the food you are trying to capture. One of my favorite photos (and recipe) of hers is her Maple and Miso Grain and Radish Salad.

Find Kimberly’s website here.

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The Little Plantation

3. Christiann Koepke

Christiann Koepke beautifully captures the creative process of making your own food with her photos. Her table designs set the tone for the recipes she creates, such as the muted pinks and reds she incorporated in her Summer Berry Pavlova. I also love her use of florals as props.

Find Christiann’s website here.

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Christiann Kopeke

4. Heartbeet Kitchen

Heartbeet Kitchen’s creator Amanda captures recipes based around what’s in season. Many of her featured recipes are vegetarian, and all are gluten-free with a specialty in baking with alternative flours. With the use of natural light and an uncomplicated marbled background, the focus of Heartbeet Kitchen’s photos remain on the food. Her photograph of pimento cheese from Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest looks absolutely amazing.

Find Hearbeet Kitchen’s website here.

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heartbeet kitchen

5. Lively Table

With her motto being “eat what makes you feel good,” dietician Kaleigh captures the simplicity of delicious and nutritional recipes such as this Watermelon Feta and Arugula Grain Salad. I love how Kaleigh utilizes an all white background in her photos, as well as close up shots. Her photography style adds to her emphasis on healthy, fresh ingredients.

Find Kaleigh’s website here.

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6. Vanilla and Bean

Photographer and recipe developer Traci incorporates both savory and sweet elements into her vegetarian food blog. As I mentioned earlier, I am a huge fan of natural light which Traci utilizes beautifully. I also love her use of props, such as these glass ramekins and mason jars, and the accoutrements and utensils she incorporated in her shot of this Italian Pressed Sandwich.

Find Vanilla and Bean’s website here.

Vanilla and Bean

7. The Wood and Spoon

Kate Clova is a self-taught baker and photographer living in Alabama. Her food photography style is described as “pretty and approachable” and I would have to agree. Just look at these adorable rhubarb pop tarts. I love her attention to detail, and how her desserts aren’t precise and perfect. I must warn you, her account will tug at your sweet tooth.

Find Kate’s website here.

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the wood and spoon

8. ful-filled

Bella runs her blog from a tiny Greek island in the Aegean Sea. Her food photography is beautiful and rustic, often featuring aged wood, distressed metals, and vintage-inspired cookware. I also love how she incorporates natural elements such as pine needles, fruit, and olive branches. I am dying to make her Harissa Roasted Red Pepper Feta Spread.

Find ful-filled’s website here.

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ful filled

9. Adventures in Cooking

Eva celebrates seasonal ingredients with her stunning photography. Her style is more moody, often using a reflector disk with a black side for her background if she wants an image to be especially dark. She also uses natural light, letting the shadows do the work. This recipe for lilac syrup is something I will be trying in my next cocktail.

Find Eva’s website here.

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10. Snixy Kitchen

Sarah is a free-lance food photographer in the Bay Area. She specializes in gluten-free recipes. She effortlessly utilizes bright, natural light and pops of color in her photos, such as this one of her Gluten-Free Baja Fish Tacos. She also has an eye for detail, which is apparent in her work.

Find Sarah’s website here

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I hope you found some new accounts to follow for recipes and inspiration. I’d love to know who your favorite accounts are to follow. Let me know in the comments below!


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen aprons, tabletop linens, art, ceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com.

Blackberry + Mascarpone Crostini.

Enjoy this beautiful crostini, perfectly sweet with fresh blackberries, tangy mascarpone and local honey. This is the perfect quick + beautiful appetizer to serve in the Spring and Summer.

Enjoying fresh berries during the summer is hard to beat— especially if they are picked from your own backyard. Saving a few berries for a recipe can be hard for me because I could truly eat a whole batch in one sitting.

These Blackberry + Mascarpone Crostini’s are so simple to make and turned out to be beautiful and tasty. I definitely enjoy snacking on them and my brunch guests really enjoyed them as well. They have a rich few layers of flavor, and they are so quick to pull together just before your meal.

heirloomed crostini

Bread, cheese, honey, and berries in one bite? Say no more. These crostinis are perfect to make as a snack for my kids to eat or as a summer appetizer for my guests to enjoy. The marscapone on this really levels out the sweetness from the honey and the blackberries.

crostini heirloomed
crostini heirloomed

We used honey from Savannah Bee Company when making this beautiful little platter, and a gorgeous silver platter from my Grandmother’s collection that elevated these bite-sized apps even further when I placed them on the table.

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Blackberry Crostini

Yield: 8
Author:
This delectable crostini is perfect to enjoy with fresh berries and local honey.

ingredients:

  • 1 Baguette, sliced
  • 1 cup Blackberries
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup Marscapone

instructions:

How to Prepare Blackberry Crostini

  1. Slice baguette into desired thickness, I prefer mine on the thinner side
  2. Spread mascarpone on each crostini slice, top with a few blackberries, and drizzle honey on top. 
  3. Serve immediately, Enjoy!
Created using The Recipes Generator
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heirloomed crostini

Love to know your go-to brunch appetizers for guests. Let me know in the comments below. I’ve shared a few more of my favorite appetizers below.


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heirloomed is a lifestyle brand with a mission of "keeping heirlooms around for another generation." Our blog features stories about family recipes, creating traditions with your family, interior design and entertaining by mixing new and vintage pieces, classic style, and small town + historic travel. Our shop features a collection of "goods inspired by the past, for generations to enjoy" with an array of products and meaningful gifts including linen apronstabletop linensartceramics and beyond. Learn more at www.heirloomedcollection.com