10 Vancouver food photographers to follow on Instagram

May 31 2016, 11:22 pm

Amid all the selfies, Instagram is scattered with images showcasing Vancouver’s vibrant food scene. While there are many amateur photographers snapping and sharing their delicious food finds, there are also a bunch of professional food photographers who are attracting huge followers for their perfectly composed (and often drool-inducing) photos. (PS: You can follow us on our new Instagram account just for Vancouver food @vcbfood)

Capturing consistently creative and dazzling food shots, here are 10 Vancouver food photographers you should be following on Instagram right now.


Luis Valdizon and Sarah Klassen are the creative duo behind the stunning Instagram account When They Find Us and blog by the same name. Offering a highly stylized pictorial guide to creative Vancouver, When They Find Us shines a light on the city’s best dining spots, drinking dens, coffee bars, chefs, and more.


Mexican-born food stylist and photographer Gabriel Cabrera is based in Vancouver these days and offers his followers a beautiful array of images to scroll through. Cabera has an eye for lighting and mixes up his food-focused endeavours with stylized interior shots, as well as streetscapes from trips abroad.


Alison M. Page is a Vancouver-based stylist and photographer who captures all kinds of moments, including food, lifestyle, flora, and fauna. Page populates her feed with scrumptious meals, ice cold beer, the natural world, and fashion. 


Food reporter and artisan baking company To Die For Foods owner Erin Ireland dedicates her Instagram feed to outings, decadent desserts, and recipe inspiration. With a big passion for delicious and ethically-sourced food and plant-based eating, Ireland uses her Instagram account to enlighten others about the benefits of a plant-based diet and the delicious meals that can be prepared with veggies.


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Joann Pai is a food and travel photographer from Vancouver currently living abroad in Paris. Pai’s colouful feed is flooded with gorgeous images of both cities and features snippets of daily life, carefully staged food photos (sure to temp your tastebuds), and a healthy dose of travel. With an impressive 133K Instagram followers, this account proves that it is a must-follow. 


Photographer Leila Kwok showcases her beautifully composed food photos on her Instagram account. Get ready to scroll through hundreds of food-centric images, which more often than not feature gorgeously plated meals.


Jeremy Inglett and Adrian Harris are The Food Gays, two Vancouver men who love food, photography, and social media. Their Instagram account is filled with culinary perfection. Gorgeous shots snapped at an array of Vancouver eateries are posted next to meals they’ve made in their own kitchen from tried and true recipes. 


Beaucoup Bakery’s owner Jackie Ellis is not a food photographer per se, however, she sure knows how to handle a camera. Ellis has knack for capturing her delectable creations, as well as streetscapes and wide open spaces from her travels abroad.


Sean Neild, the blogger behind Flavour Town Adventures, offers his Instagram followers a look into Vancouver’s more gluttonous side. Neild’s stream regularly features belly-busting burgers, gravy smothered poutine renditions, and steaming bowls of ramen. Enjoy!


Food photographer, food writer, and recipe developer Jennifer Pallian uses her Instagram account (like her blog Foodess) as a journal to document seasonal, globally-inspired comfort food recipes. The result a vibrant-coloured Instagram feed full of delicious, pretty-looking food.

Don’t forget to follow @VCBFood on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with all of Vancity Buzz’s food and drink stories.

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