About Barbara Wrigley McDevitt

Hi, I’m Barbara Wrigley McDevitt, an independent, award-winning, professional food and restaurant photographer splitting my life and career between Minneapolis and Southwest Florida.

For the past ten years, I've photographed everything from weddings, to portraits, to food.

People are focused on food now more than ever – from the farm where it is grown – to the way it is prepared – to the way it is served and everything in between. Good food photography should capture that journey.

The images I produce capture the journey and are inspired by light, shadows, color and contrast.

I typically work on my own and am the lead person for styling, props and photography on each project. My level of expertise and my small footprint offer a more intimate photo shoot experience, prioritizes time for your project and results in a beautiful collection of images that stand out from the crowd and tell the story of your food project.

I am available for a variety of projects including cookbooks, restaurant branding (including chef's portraits), sponsored Instagram or blog posts, media stays and editorial and commercial food projects. If you’re interested in working together, please contact me!


2015 WPPI Photojournalism - Silver

2017 WPPI 16X20 Competition - Silver

2018 Finalist IACP Food Photography Awards - Best Editorial Food Photograph

Images for Licensing

I am an Adobe Stock Premium Contributor and images you see on my website, and many more, may be licensed from Adobe. See the Premium Collection on Adobe.

You may also purchase any of the images you see either digitally or as a fine art print. Custom images may also be commissioned for commercial use. Please contact me for additional information.

Background Surfaces for Food Photography

I have an extensive collection of backgrounds available. If you need a custom solution, I can even create a "proprietary" background exclusive to you and only used for your custom project. Please contact me for details.

Props for Food Photography

My props range from vintage to contemporary and include silverware, place settings, dishes, cookware, pottery, gratin pans, fry pans, dutch ovens, Staub cookware, Le Crueset cookware, Falk USA cookware, Lodge cookware, Mauviel cookware and virtually every color under the sky for table napkins.

I also offer "food as props." I can accommodate virtually any request you have. Please contact me for more information.

Food Styling for Food Photography

Having worked in the industry for more years than I can count, I have gained significant knowledge about food styling and I would be pleased to use my expertise for your project's food styling and propping services.

Alternatively, if your budget does not allow for an additional person on set, I am also amenable to working with the food stylist of your choice. If you need a suggestion I can also offer the services of food stylists I've worked with previously.

My Process

If you decide you would like to work with me I will schedule an in-person, telephonic, Skype or FaceTime "no cost" consultation during which we discuss the scope of the project, your vision, your budget, your needs and your desired end product. I will then present my ideas for the project to you including a budget based on my understanding of your requirements.

If you have a food photography need, look no further. Just call!

© 2019 Barbara Wrigley McDevitt ~ Southwest Florida ~ Minneapolis, Minnesota Food Photographer