The visual poetry in photographer Leigh Beisch’s work should come as no surprise: Her mother was a poet. And let’s be clear, there is poetry here - beautiful verse that turns simple food shots into a songwriter’s notebook or a painter’s canvas: a complete story... Click here to read more.
Group Creative Director, Tracy Locke
Leigh is a rare breed of photographer. One who truly drives the creative process; one who goes beyond merely capturing the result of it. For many reasons, it was clear to me from the beginning that Leigh’s vision would define not only our time in her studio, but also the outcome of our entire project. It’s clear that Leigh’s wheelhouse sits on an AD’s foundation. She injects and demands the highest quality design into every single shot. She deliberately and carefully affects every element of every photograph, and she does it seamlessly and gracefully. I found it particularly interesting that Leigh did not have a prop stylist on set with us. Leigh is so capable and confident in her tabletop styling that she understands the physical presence of a stylist isn’t necessary. When sifting through the props on set, I knew they were meticulously combed over by Leigh with her unwavering eye for what would support the brief. Props that added life. Props that added soul. Props that told a story. Just like in her work, at Leigh’s studio it’s the details that make the difference. The little things: The quarry of cordial glasses resting on the hearth. The herb garden just outside the kitchen. Bella, the bloated little pug that sits around all day licking her chops. A sushi lunch on the picnic table in the backyard. These are not typically things we see in studios. These are all the makings of a home. And that’s how I felt when I shot with Leigh. At home. It was the icing on the cake of beautifully strategic (or strategically beautiful - depending on your stance) work.
Publisher, 10 Speed Press
As a whole, this is some of the best contemporary food photography I have had the pleasure to work with. Fantastic stuff.
Creative Director, Arc Worldwide
Nice work Leigh. What else can I say. The consumers loved the look in research today as well. A LOT of unprompted consumer comments on how beautiful the pictures were. My favorite quote that pretty much sums it up was: "I might just want to eat the picture!"
Creative Director, McDonald's
OMG!!! This is the MOST BEAUTIFUL McD FOOD I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL. I'm very proud of you and this to be award winning photography :)
Freelance Art Director, Prop Stylist + Author
I have had the privilege to work with Leigh since she first opened her studio. She has that rare ability to realize and enhance her clients vision on every project. I have watched her consistently use light and composition as if she were a painter. She brings boundless creativity and an astounding personal imprint to every image she makes.
EVP, Arc Worldwide
Leigh's work sells itself. Look for yourself. In fact, upon first sight we [Arc Worldwide] knew she was the photographer to help capture the vision we had mapped out to our clients. Two years later... we continue to partner with Leigh. Personally, I've come to rely on Leigh's perspective and point-of-view and value not only her creativity and originality but also her ability to assemble some of the best talent and teams to get the job done.
Freelance Catalog Art Director + Product Designer
I could go on and on about Leigh, but one thing I know for certain is that I trust her - just what you would expect from a sincere and honest relationship. She shares your vision, sensibility, and goals. She is committed. Every time I work with her, I can walk off the set knowing she will make even the most ordinary object into something beautiful.
Editorial Director of Cookbooks Chronicle Books
Leigh Beisch brings an exceptional level of artistry to her work. Her composition and lighting create images that the viewer responds to on both a sensory and an emotional level. It was these qualities that we wanted when we hired her to photograph Holiday Baking. Some dessert photography can be over-styled and precious. We wanted something simpler, and Leigh understood that holiday baking is not so much about elaborate confections as it is about the aromas and flavors of the sweet potato pie or sugar cookies we remember from childhood.
Marketing Manager, Restaurant + Retail Division Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
When we decided to update the look and feel of our brand, we chose to work with Leigh based on her portfolio. What we've found in her as a photographer is a collaborative partner who provides valuable insight and a fresh perspective - always keeping our overall brand strategy top of mind. She is extremely professional and provides incredible client service. It is a true pleasure to work with Leigh and her entire team.