Heather Williams, a Californian transplant to Dallas, Texas, has represented commercial photographers for fifteen years. She is the creator and agent for The Food Photo Agency. Known for an infectious smile, unparalleled client services, and unmatched creative passion, Heather will ensure client expectations are exceeded. She partners with her clients to provide resourceful solutions, while thriving under pressure, and delivering quality work when it matters most. Heather is married with two teenage boys, and when not working, gardens and decorates to keep her creative juices flowing. For all current and prospective jobs, please don’t hesitate to give her a call!
Josh Blaylock’s relationship with cameras began in Hollywood where he spent over eight years in front of the camera, landing roles on sets ranging from prime time series to the academy award winning film “No Country For Old Men”. But he found his true love when he stepped behind the camera. With a keen eye for composition, and a deep understanding of lighting, Josh knows how to take a concept and bring it to life. He has a reputation for creating a relaxed atmosphere on set that lets the creativity flow, while directing the production to the final goal of creating eye catching images and delivering above and beyond expectations. Always looking for unique character in his subjects, he loves to create excitement and drama in every image he makes. To Josh, food always has a story to tell, and his lens is his tool to share it.
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. He is a man of many secrets: 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 coming back to his studio year after year.
Abe Thomas is a professional retoucher, photo compositor and studio artist living in Dallas, but working with clients nationwide. He has been a fixture in the Dallas creative community for over 20 years, spending time with agencies including The Richards Group, Tracy Locke and Publicis Hawkeye as well as award winning creative shops, the Matchbox Studio, Brandcory and Vaught Studio. Abe works with photographers and creative teams to bring still images to life in print and beyond. His intimate knowledge of color theory and the printing industry allows him to follow images from initial concept to final printed piece, bringing a high level of efficiency to any project. His scope of work spans all categories; food, lifestyle, consumer packaged goods, automotive and beauty. Honestly, there probably isn’t an image Abe can’t handle, he’s just that good.
Terri Glanger was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and immigrated to the United States, and ultimately Dallas, Texas. She is a talented commercial photographer who specializes in lifestyle, interiors and food. During her college years at The University of Texas at Austin, she majored in fine art photography which forged a solid foundation before she moved on to shooting for commercial and editorial clients. Terri’s work has been published in national ads and magazines, point of sale in supermarkets, billboards, and menus. She has also photographed numerous well-known chefs and their culinary creations! TFPA is excited to represent Terri for her talented food and lifestyle imagery.
Berry Hawkins has been in the advertising and marketing business for over twenty years. Her experience is multi-faceted with an expertise in commercial photographer and illustrator representation, in-house marketing, project production, studio/office management, and contract negotiation. With a focus on making sure each project detail is agreed to and understood by all parties, Berry is careful to ensure there are no pre, or post-project, surprises. The range of projects she has contributed to vary from the local mom-and-pop shops to international agencies, and small one-time ads to campaigns reaching international markets. Getting things done quickly, smoothly and effectively, with a focus on client relationships is her specialty. Berry’s capabilities and contributions help ensure The Food Photo Agency’s commitment in the continuation of delivering the very best to our clients that specialize in the food and hospitality industries, worldwide.