New York Editorial Food Photographer

Cayla Zahoran

Cayla Zahoran is a New York food photographer. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA. Cayla specializes in restaurant food photography, as well as, beverage photography, food packaging photography, and magazine food photography. 

Cayla Zahoran, a New York City food & beverage photographer, specializes in not only photographing food but eating it too. While working as a photo editor at Edible Allegheny and WHIRL Magazine(Pittsburgh, PA), her passion for local food & culture first began. Looking to broaden her palette, Cayla transplanted to New York City. Cayla’s creativity in the photography world is driven by her love of cooking, traveling, and the art of playing with her food. She also prides herself on being able to make the perfect Moscow Mule.

Cayla is available to shoot food photography and beverage photography for restaurants, magazines, cookbooks, and packaging.

The 12 Best Food Photographers in NYC

The 12 Best Food Photographers in NYC


Popular Photography Magazine

Day In The Life: Food & Restaurant Photographer Cayla Zahoran


Best Magazine Cover Photography

Golden Quill Award from Press Club of Western Pennsylvania 

Reviews & Publications

Cayla’s work is published in several cookbooks.”Pittsburgh Chef’s Table (Globe Pequot Press, December 2013).Hudson Valley’s Food & Farming: Why Didn’t Anyone Ever Tell Me That? (American Palate, November 2014). Plant-Powered Beauty” (BenBella, March 2018). Eat Like A Local: New York” (Bloomsbury Publishing, June 2018). Also as a New York City food photographer, she has been published in various magazines. Edible Manhattan + Brooklyn, Art Culinaire, TimeOut NY, BustThe Wall Street Journal, New Jersey Monthly, West Chester Magazine, Esquire, & Saveur. Additionally, she has worked for national food brands and restaurants. Burger King, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Hellmann’s, Knorr’s, St. Ives, Paperchef, Amaro Montenegro, Jose Cuervo, MaCallan Scotch, STK, Umami, W Hotel, Gansevoort Hotel, & Bluestone Lane.

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"We LOVE working with Cayla! She's a great collaborator and is amazing at realizing any/all ideas. Super attentive and overall a great human, so it's always fun to work with her. Highly recommend."


"We've worked with Cayla on a variety of projects over the years and have always had a great experience. She is professional and highly-skilled in her craft. Highly recommended for your project."

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