tonic photo studios new partners in arizona food photography

tonic photo studios new partners in arizona food photography

tonic photo studios continues to grow its portfolio of restaurant photography work recently adding PF Chang’s China Bistro, Kona Grill, The Tilted Kilt and a handful of other great brands to its repertoire of clientele. Food photography has been a strong focus of ours since the studio’s inception and as new restaurants emerge into the market, we’re there to help them grow their brand. Our prop department is bursting at the seams with every imaginable textile and piece of glass and dishware and our backgrounds and surfaces are ready to accommodate a broad range of style and overall look and feel.

In mid December through early January we had the pleasure of partnering with PF Chang’s on a massive project that involved shooting 60 plus menu items. This was a grass roots project where tonic had the pleasure of working with PF Chang’s art director from the ground up to create a unique and specific stylistic approach and visual vocabulary for which to present PF Chang’s imagery. In studio, with two camera systems and a great creative and production team consisting of Ellen Straine, Abby Ripes, Cathy Marshall, Sara Baldwin and Mitzie Rakich (along with a team of talented PF Chang’s Chef’s), we produced in excess of 140 unique images for the brand. It was a wonderful opportunity and we all had a blast producing the work.




Following Chang’s project, we had the pleasure of producing work for Kona Grill. While the project was not to the massive scale of PF Chang’s, it was a fantastic start to what we believe will be a great on going partnership.

From there and most recently, we packed up and headed out on location to The Tilted Kilt at Phoenix’s CityScape. Diversity is the spice of life after all and TK’s tasty Pub fare was a nice contrast to work we have produced in the past. The Pub wanted us to produce a series of images that tied the menu item to the environment with really showcasing the food in warm and approachable manner. We think we accomplished this quite successfully and as always, had a blast in the process.


Here’s to a great 2012 working with these and many other of our restaurant clientele.


Patrick Darby

Founder/ Photographer

tonic photo studios

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