[vc_row attachment=”scroll” fluid=”no” padding=”no-padding” margin=”no-margin”][vc_column align=”” class_type=”md” width=”1/1″ animation=”” animation_delay=”” animation_duration=””][rs_banner_heading weight=”600″ heading=”Professional Restaurant Photography, Your Website Deserves More.” size=”42px” spacing=”0.1em” color=”#5f5f5f” top=”0px” bottom=”16px”][vc_column_text]
Architectural & commercial photographer Jerry Suhrstedt talks about how professional restaurant photography can take your restaurant to a new level.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row attachment=”scroll” fluid=”no” padding=”no-padding” margin=”custom-margin” m_top=”40px” m_bottom=”0px”][vc_column align=”” class_type=”md” width=”1/1″ animation=”” animation_delay=”” animation_duration=””][vc_column_text text_color=”#5f5f5f” text_size=”16px”]Let’s say you own a restaurant in Seattle. (Lucky you!) Your job is to take care of each detail of your guests’ experience, including a welcoming hostess, a cool atmosphere, top-notch service, and of course, awesome food and drink.
But what many restauranteurs forget is that your guests’ experience often begins before they step inside your door. The first impression usually happens online, at your website. Studies have shown that around 25% of diners visit a restaurant’s website to research where they want to spend their dining dollars and what they want to eat. And that is why you definitely don’t want to shortchange your restaurant photography.
A good restaurant website includes a few key things: Information such as hours, location, and how to make reservations; menus for food and drink; and photographs of the venue that communicates the atmosphere and evokes emotion. The last item is where professional restaurant photography can help.
Photos of your restaurant and setting
Consider hiring a professional restaurant photographer who specializes in architectural photography, as they will do much more than simply snap images of the dining room, the bar, the front door, and the table settings. They will work with you to take photographs that evoke the emotions of your location, whether that’s vibrant and eclectic, or cozy and elegant. Lighting is so important here — it’s a fine line between twinkly and romantic, and dim and dark. You want to work with someone who knows how to stay on the right side of that line.
A professional photographer will also add dimension to photos in the post-processing and editing phase. At Jerry Suhrstedt Architectural Photography we invite you to check out our Before & After section to see what a difference good photography (and good photo editing!) makes when it comes to businesses and buildings, especially those photographed at dusk or at night.
Photos of the food and drink you serve
You want guests who visit your website to truly feel hungry for the food you serve. High-quality photos of food and beverages give prospective guests a more evocative sense of what it will be like to eat in your restaurant and will hit upon more of their senses. Your photographer should capture a few expertly styled dishes in ideal lighting.
Dining out is one of life’s great pleasures, and a professional photographer can work with you to make your restaurant’s guests have a wonderful experience with you, beginning with their online research. With so many good dining choices in the Seattle/Tacoma area, it’s worth it to give prospective guests a taste of the ambiance of your restaurant through stunning photos.
If you’re interested in talking more about what Jerry Suhrstedt Architectural Photography can do for you and your restaurant, please contact us to learn more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]