About Me

About Me

I’m Joanie Simon.

I fell in love with cooking at 10 years old and at 29 I ended up with a camera in my hands. The two combined to create a dream career that makes me excited to get out of bed every morning. What do I do? That’s a great question!

Commercial and Editorial Food Photography – my “bread and butter” is creating drool-worthy images with awesome clients.  From magazine covers to cookbooks, website banners to social media, as long as food is involved, I’m excited to shoot it. If you need photos, check out my portfolio.

I’m honored to have captured images for awesome commercial food clients including Coach’s Oats, Ocean’s Halo, Lundberg Family Farms, Shamrock Farms, Hickman’s Eggs, MOINK!, and Torani, to name a few.

I also love cookbook photography and have proudly shot for Figure 1 Publishing, Tommy Bahama Restaurants and Toasted Mallow.

YouTuber – I’m an educator at heart and in 2017 I started sharing videos on YouTube about how to capture food in photos. The channel, The Bite Shot, quickly took off and I’m honored to teach and lead a community of over 150,000 enthusiastic food photographers.

I also teach more in-depth food photography instruction through my online courses.

Food Blogging – My photography career started in food blogging and I have had various food blogs dating back to 2006. I love sharing my favorite tried and true recipes at The Dinner Bell and spending time in my kitchen being creative.

When I’m not YouTubing or taking pictures of food, I’m spending time with my two boys and college sweetheart on our “Ranchito” (it’s a little ranch) in Arizona.

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Joanie Simon