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Mary B.

Average rate
  • Joined May 2019

Photographer and designer specializing in the culinary world. 8+ years experience behind the camera working with food + products.

  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
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Mary B.
Washington D.C., DC, USA

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Design Marketing Social Media Content



I am a photographer + designer with years of experience in production, editing, art direction, and marketing. Passionate about strong, authentic visuals and quality marketing within the culinary industry.

Work history

Food Photographer + Designer
Collaborate with restaurants, small food companies, ad agencies and recipe developers to shape their visual identity with photography and graphic design.
Photography Producer
Planned and executed photo shoots daily for America’s Test Kitchen, a recipe development company and publisher of Cook’s Country and Cooks Illustrated magazines and numerous cookbooks. Oversaw the company’s photographic style.
Studio Manager
Produced, edited, retouched, and archived for prominent fine-art photographer specializing in aerial photography. Served as webmaster, social-media coordinator, and press officer.
Image Collection Intern
Aided in the preservation of National Geographic’s archive, through cataloging archival photographic material and assisting in overall organization.


Restaurant Photography

Selection of work shot for restaurants, including food + beverage photography.

Recipe Photography

Selection of work shot for cookbook authors, bloggers, + food companies.

Photography Production

Selection of production work, including cookbooks, marketing campaigns, and gallery shows.




Native or bilingual proficiency


photography graphic design content creation social media strategy editorial design


Lightroom Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Instagram Squarespace Mailchimp Google Analytics Facebook Eventbrite Constant Contact Zapier


Not seeking work


  • Available during business hours only


  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years