Heather Williams, a Californian transplant to Dallas, Texas, has represented commercial photographers for sixteen years, along with representing other creative visual artists. She is the creator and agent for The Food Photo Agency. For all current and prospective jobs, please don’t hesitate to contact her. Known for an infectious smile, unparalleled client services, and unmatched creative passion, Heather will ensure client expectations are exceeded. This marks an exciting and welcomed development in Heather’s career! Heather is married, has two children, and when not working, gardens and watches her two boys play competitive baseball.
Commercial Artist Agent
Social Media Photographer
Jerrelle Guy, a Floridian and now Bostonian, has a background in illustration, photography, and social media marketing – as it pertains to food. Her keen eye for visual detail is second to none, and The Food Photo Agency is proud to call her our very own social media photographer and creative artist. She is well-known in social media circles, is a blog writer, and has contributed to other social media outlets, but can also excel in the area of recipe development and recipe contribution. So, truth be told, she is well-versed in all-things food-related social media. We are extremely proud for her to represent the social media side of our team. She exudes warmth, kindness, and delicateness in her actions, which are correctly translated via her unique photographs and written commentary.
Amanda Medsger is a native Texan, born and raised in the much loved City of Houston, but she has also spent part of her professional career in Austin, Texas, and Madrid, Spain, and New York City (during her formative years at an Art Gallery as an intern). She has a remarkable eclectic background with experience in many avenues, which makes her a valuable contributor to TFPA and extremely versatile. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, with a degree in Creative Advertising. She started her career as a retail buyer/visual merchandiser at an upscale grocery market/deli before transitioning into a career in art installations, display, and retail window installations. After working for a corporate company, she branched out on her own, doing freelance window displays/art installations for both commercial and residential clients, studied styling and interior design for restaurants under an incredible Dutch husband/wife team in Houston, and eventually starting her own interior design firm. In the midst of all of this in Houston, she was doing prop styling on the side, and was lucky enough to get an opportunity to style for an incredible food photographer in Houston. Since then, she found her calling, and fully focuses her efforts into the world of styling.
Brendan Lekan, who grew up in Chicago and eventually moved to Houston, Texas, where he has transformed himself into a talented photographer with an eye for the subtle beauties in food photography, appreciates the integral aesthetics associated with many photographic methods of capturing food in a variety of states and settings. Twenty years of commercial-food-photography experience is clearly seen in his remarkable images. More importantly, Brendan demonstrates aesthetic flexibility in each and every project he embraces, capturing a client’s vision and making that vision a reality through aesthetically sound, branded images.
Ralph Smith, a highly respected and well-known Houston, Texas, photographer, has thirty years of commercial food photography experience, and is known nationally as, yes, a talented photographer, but is also recognized as a client-friendly photographer who wants nothing more than to ensure all clients leave the studio satisfied and impressed. Ralph has a background in design, which ultimately helped him identify the pinnacle of passion, namely photography. Due to his many professional experiences and creative arts background, Ralph has the tools necessary to deliver a high quality product – and service – to clients and agencies. Ralph is married with two children, loves cats, is an avid fisherman and loves to garden. Please contact Heather Williams to schedule Ralph for a photo shoot.
Benjamin is based in Dallas, but is available for local, national, and international bookings. When he’s not on set, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and pup. He is a food and product photographer-director who draws inspiration from his previous life and career experiences in the restaurant industry and his love for classic film. Ben’s vibrant, fresh photography is detail, perspective oriented and highly representative of his food services background while his studies in classic film influence his lighting, design, and composition. Ben is a lifelong Boston sports fan – Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins – and an avid historical nerd who appreciates golfing, backpacking, snowboarding, and softball. Not only has photography become his passion, it also helped him meet his lovely wife, Shannon, when they met on a photography job in Zambia.
Terri Glanger was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated to the United, and ultimately Dallas, Texas. She is a talented commercial photographer who specializes in lifestyle photography and food photography. During her college years at The University of Texas at Austin, she majored in fine art photography and learned the essence of artistic photography. Terri’s work has been published, printed, and viewed in national ads and magazines, point of sale in supermarkets, billboards, and menus, and she has also photographed numerous well-known chefs. TFPA is excited to represent Terri for her talented food and lifestyle imagery.
Manny Rodriguez is affable and easy to work with. He’s never met a stranger and he keeps up the spirit of mi casa, tu casa with massive studio mojito parties and home holiday gatherings. Manny Rodriguez is a man of many secrets: The je ne sais quois he brings to interior shots? The tasty little something extra you feel with his food images? You can stand there all day watching him work and still not know exactly how he does it. Nor will Manny reveal the secret of his famous Cuban coffee (the black nectar of the Cuban gods, as his grandfather called it). But that was okay: It kept friends and family coming back to her table, much like Manny’s little secrets keep clients (American Express, Jamba Juice, Neiman Marcus, Target, Zoes Kitchen, Williams-Sonoma and many others) coming back to his studio.