Hi, I’m Elle. I WORK WITH MAGAZINES, FOOD brands, CONTENT CREATORS, and RESTAURANTS TO craft and tell their unique stories through food.

As a professional food photographer and registered dietitian, making nutritious food look as good as it tastes is one of my greatest passions.

I offer services to cover all of your food content needs, from nutrition-focused recipe development to vibrant food photography and trendy recipe videos.

I can even design your Pinterest graphics and craft SEO-optimized copy to ensure you get the most out of your beautiful food content. More on that below!

Editorial Food Photography | Commercial Food Photography

Beautiful food imagery your audience will love to share

Food photography is one of my greatest loves. I probably take more pictures of what’s on my plate each day than my own kids!

Mouth-watering food photos are among the most “liked” and shared content in the world — proof that beautiful food images can evoke emotions and create community all on their own.

If you’re a food brand, editorial outlet, cookbook author, blogger, restaurant, or cafe, I’d love to help you with your editorial or commercial food photography needs. Depending on your needs, I can create big and bright or dark and moody food images for your magazine, cookbook, website, product packaging, social media, and more.

Recipe Creation

Professional recipe development by a registered dietitian nutritionist

My path to becoming a registered dietitian started with a love for cooking and creating delicious, nutrient-rich foods for myself. Over the last 10 years, I’ve been fortunate to turn that passion into a career, developing hundreds of recipes for food brands, health and wellness companies, and media outlets, both large and small.

As a dietitian, I create recipes that align with your brand as well as your audience’s nutrition needs and dietary preferences. Whether you want to highlight a product in a new recipe series, refresh older recipes with an ingredient makeover, or need original recipe content for a blog or cookbook, I’m here to help.

Recipe Video Production

Ready-to-publish recipe videos that drive engagement

Three years ago, one of my long-time clients talked me into creating a few recipe videos for them. I had zero experience, but my love for learning and passion for creating beautiful food content was all I needed to get started. Today, recipe video production is one of my most popular services.

Beautiful recipe videos do a lot more than show how a dish is made. They drive engagement, increase time-on-site, improve search engine ranking, and make your food content exponentially more shareable.

Let me create drool-worthy recipe videos ready for you to publish on your website, blog, or social media channels.

Copywriting & Graphic Design

Want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your food content? My team and I can create SEO-optimized copy and beautiful Pinterest graphics to accompany all of your recipe creative — so all you have to do is hit publish! Check out my blog for recent writing and graphic design samples.

Previous Clients

Past food photography clients include Darigold, USA Pears, California Walnuts, California Strawberries, MilkPEP, Pasta Prima, 24-Hour Fitness, Beachbody, MyFitnessPal, Johnsonville, Hershey’s, and many more.

To see more of my work, head to my portfolio page.

Let’s connect!

Do you have a project in mind you think I might be able to help with? Send me a quick note at ellepenner@gmail.com, and let’s find a time to chat!