My name is Rich Brainerd. I am an advertising photographer in Rochester, NY. I’ve been with what is now Rich Brainerd Studios, Inc. since 1989. We photograph everything… still life, people, technology, location, and food & drink. I love what I do, and I’m very thankful for all of my marvelous friends and clients.
I’m madly in love with my wife, Heather, and we have 3 boys. (Currently in December of 2017, ages 17, 16, and 14.)
I spend a lot of my time preparing to eat and to drink. In many cases, I photograph it first. In fact, I can usually be seen with my camera (even if it’s my iPhone) at many restaurants. I photograph food in the studio and out… you should see some of each on my blog.
I do shoot a wide variety of things other than food, so even though they might be off topic, I might sneak some highlights in!
I hope to reach out to some interesting people, and find out what they like to eat and drink… photographing it in the process….as well as documenting some of our travels.
I use lots of exclamation points! Because… I’m passionate about food. I tend to write like I talk. I use parentheses a lot, since I’m always trying to think of everything (and want to fit it in).
Enjoy and thanks for looking!
I thought it was important to say…..unless stated, I have not been compensated for anything I post on my blog. I may post about items I have photographed as actual work, however, it’s my own opinion, based on my own experience, done on my own time.
Yes, I’d be happy to sell you the rights to a photo. And yes, I’d love to be hired by you to make your product look marvelous!
Accidentally I got into your web page and i liked it.
Congratulations for a great pics.
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Thanks for visiting, Chris! Glad you liked it. Good reviews on your site…thanks for passing it on.
Your pics are wonderful!! I must learn how to make food look like it’s jumping off the computer screen! Nice.
I really enjoyed looking at your pictures. Thanx for all the suggestions on food and wine. Again! Off to the store I go! 8*)
Welcome, and thanks again! Hope the store is close. 🙂
Found your blog on freshly pressed… I’m STARVING now!! I need some of that Honey Roasted Tomato Bruschetta, ASAP.
Glad you found it! Oh, that is seriously good. I think I may need to make some too…
This looks like an awesome blog, I will definitely revisit. Nice pictures, and I totally connect with using exclamation points and parentheses!
Thank you very much!! We’ll see you back here soon. (In the mean time, I need to try that berry pie)
Your food photography is excellent! I came for the mojito but stayed for the French toast!
Thank you very much. Glad you like it!
Very nice food and beverage pictures … I love it ! Great work ! I like how passionate you are about food 🙂
Thank you Gaëtan. The Burgandy hotel looks great. Hope we get to visit one day!
Good News! You have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger award!
Thank you! I will have to try and find some time to follow up!
I was just going to drop a comment saying how awesome your food photography is, then saw in your About that you’re from Rochester. Small world, me too! Great work.
Thank you very much, Amanda! Yes, it is a small world indeed! Thanks for following along.
Beautiful pictures!!! I am glad I discovered this blog – very inspiring! thanks for sharing your work!
Thank you, Sylvia! I’m glad you stopped by!