About Me

Hello, I'm Emily!

I am a food photographer local to Dubuque, Iowa. I am also available for remote work. I photograph for restaurants, cookbooks, and commercial work for food products.

I got my start in food photography when I bought my first DSLR camera to take better photos of my recipes - while I was working on my blog, Robust Recipes - in a tiny 100-year-old kitchen, without central air, in our first house in Iowa.

Around the time I started my food blog, my dad discovered he has a gluten sensitivity - since the best part of food is sharing it with your loved ones - I began to learn how to cook and bake gluten free foods. I have extensive knowledge in how to turn a recipe into a gluten free one that tastes just as good as the original recipe.

Working on my recipe blog has taught me to become a skilled cook in different types of food, ethnicities, and techniques.  I have also become a proficient recipe developer, testing my recipes multiple times to ensure that they turn out great every time. 

In the past year I have become obsessed with collecting and caring for houseplants. I also enjoy taking long hikes in the woods with my husband, and my dog. I have always felt grounded when I am surrounded by nature. 

Ironically, when I was young I wanted to be a nature photographer for many years. During college I never pursued photography - I got my Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing. Flash forward to today, I would never have thought that I would have fallen in love with food photography, and turn it into my career.

If you are interested in working with me please don't hesitate to reach out. You can email me at emily@emilykochphotography.com. 

I am excited to work with you!

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