Now more than ever, the phrase “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words,” couldn’t be more true.

In any business, imagery is a critical investment—because we have just a few precious seconds to grab a shopper’s interest.

For over 20 years, brands have trusted the award-winning McDill photography team to bring their company stories, products, and services to life. We have the experience it takes to consistently develop compelling imagery that demands attention.

And consistency is key to developing a brand’s image personality that resonates with its target audience. Our team brings a winning combination of strategic thinking and photographic artistry to deliver the eye-appealing experience shoppers crave.

Our on-site photo studio in the Monterey Bay Area in California is fully equipped with a newly remodeled kitchen and hundreds of props. Set on a rural property, there are plenty of outdoor locations for beautiful table and lifestyle shots. Contact us to discuss your image needs and our team will take care of all the details.


Melissa McDill

Melissa brings decades of expertise perfecting the art of food photography. Having overseen hundreds of shoots and earning numerous awards for our clients—her attention to detail and brand consistency is unmatched. It’s no wonder some of the most well-known brands in the food world have trusted her creative eye.

Lisa Keenan

With an incredibly impressive client list and portfolio, Lisa’s skills to capture that money shot are a proven entity. A true professional, Keenan has a special knack to showcase food in a way that demands attention. In the studio or on location, her work ethic ensures brands walk away with imagery that drives their success.

Chelsea Keenan

Highly creative, passionate and easygoing, Chelsea is our go-to photographer for lifestyle imagery that is both compelling and authentic. She knows just how to bring out a subject's personality and highlight their best features. Keenan’s talents don’t end there—she’s an accomplished food and product photographer as well!

Ken Berry

As our Digital Director, the pillars of Ken’s talents include photography, videography and post-production. Truth be told, Berry is nothing short of a PhotoShop and Premier magician. His ability to not only create imagery and video, but also finesse and perfect it, makes him a valuable asset to any client project.

Effie Benjamin

Critical to any effective shoot is planning and coordination -- which along with photography, is Effie’s strong suit. From product to props, Benjamin’s creative talents ensure that each and every image has been carefully thought out. With solid experience creating imagery for our social-media driven world, she understands what it takes to creates images that break clutter in today’s market.

Lynn Piquett

Behind every amazing drool-worthy food photo is a hardworking food stylist like Lynn. A longtime member of our photo team, there’s no one else we trust more to test and tweak recipes, and prepare them to perfection. From simple to complicated, Piquett makes sure every one of our food photos leave you hungry.