Simon & Schuster


Simon & Schuster is one of America’s best-known publishing companies. They needed a photographer to create a beautiful bank of photos to be used in instructional cookbooks. As fate would have it, we’re passionate about good food and food photography, which made us a great fit for the project.

Bringing variety to the routine

Simon & Schuster wanted a photo partner they could trust to regularly deliver a large quantity of on-target, themed photos. Since each project requires photographing many things, we have the challenge of taking photos that look consistent but not monotonous.

Photographing irresistible, meticulously styled food

Joining together each of our super skills, we create the sets, cook the food, and style and shoot the dishes. This type of work is perfect for our small-but-mighty approach as we can deliver on projects that would often require a professional chef, food stylist, set stylist and lighting crew. Isn’t that amazing?

“Harper Point has become an integral part of our extended team. Their diligence and superior craftsmanship has enabled us to capture our strategic vision with amazing photography. Not only do they deliver great work, Kira and Nate are a pleasure to work with.”


Establishing a long-term relationship

We provide Simon & Schuster’s design team with consistent work—we have been regular partners for the past four years and have been involved in over 11 published books to date.

Shooting a delectable treat

In addition to taking still images for printed publications, we also create video content for the promotion of each book. This dish—Dole Whip, photographed for The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook—was a fan favorite.

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