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tonic photo studios… the cure for the common photography image.

tonic photo studios is a commercial photography studio specializing in Food, Product, Architecture and Conceptual photography with an unprecedented blend of natural talent and powerful technology. Our creative team includes an award-winning photographer, Patrick Darby (Founder and Photographer), a food stylist, merchandise coordinator and set stylist.

tonic is an 6,500 square foot facility brimming with all the right ingredients to accommodate your project. Here’s a list of
some of the more noteworthy:

-several camera systems including the Phase One IQ180 (80mp capture)
-a vast array of props, sets and backgrounds
-6000 square feet of open shooting space
-roll up bay door access
-full kitchen and high capacity cold storage
-2 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport
-Near the heart of downtown Tempe nightlife

Tonic Photo Studios 2016 Summer Happenings and Catch-up

Tonic Photo Studios 2016 Summer Happenings and Catch-up

Summer always seems to fly right by us with then playing catch-up on what’s new with project happenings. So without further ado here’s a great mash-up of projects we’ve throughly enjoyed being a part of – thank you all for a great summer!


PF Changs Global
Photography: Food & Beverage, Food for Global Menu Design, Social
Motion: Cinemagraphs

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Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria 
Photography: Food & Beverage




Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery 

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Interior / Exterior Architecture: Arizona & Illinois Locations




The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Collection
Portraits, Products and Interiors / Spaces




The Westin Kierland
Photography: Food & Beverage




Grand Canyon University:
Canyon 49 Grill & GCBC (Grand Canyon Beverage Company)
Photography: Food & Beverage









Pieology Part.2

Pieology Part.2

We recently shared Pieology tearsheets back in February from our multi-day shoot in Orange County, California.  Part 2 of that large project was still photography food asset creation and b-roll video capture for various promotional pre-roll videos. Check out these fun spots that came out of our shoot back in Feb. They make us hungry for Pieology all over again!