Welcome to Noel Barnhurst's blog. Noel is a food photographer based in the South Park neighborhood of San Francisco, California. He has photographed for a wide range of clients including Williams-Sonoma, Kashi, Haagen Dazs, Driscoll's berries, Sunset Magazine, and Burger King. Here you will find a plethora of recipes, tips, and news from a professional food photographer. Enjoy!

All photography is exclusively done by Noel Barnhurst.

Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 
Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 
Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 
Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 

Everybody check your inboxes, new promos are in! Although peach season has technically passed, we are still sampling these simple sweet and savory recipes. Peaches can be used in a variety of dishes, ranging from the classic desserts and cocktails to the more refined palettes on an appetizer plate. Try sampling the fruit with a variety of nuts, cheeses, and crackers with honey to compliment this sweet treat. 

Good morning! Has anybody been able to check out Williams-Sonoma’s new partnership with Starbucks? The machine is beautiful, we worked directly with it a couple of months ago to create the images above. Check out the new Verismo machine here. 
If you are obsessed with coffee as we are at the studio, here are some fun facts to start off your morning! 
According to legend, coffee was discovered by a goat herder in the 9th century when he noticed that his goats were acting differently after eating a specific berry.
The most expensive drink you can order at Starbucks has 16 shots of espresso (1400mg of caffeine) and costs about $23. 
The most expensive coffee in the world is called Kopi Luwak. It is made from coffee berries that have been digested by the Asian Palm Civet in Indonesia. Once the beans pass through the critter’s system, they are lightly roasted. The beans supposedly have very complex flavors after this process. One of our photo assistants actually traveled abroad in Bali and saw the beans in the flesh. Reasonably, she did not invest in any. 
Good morning! Has anybody been able to check out Williams-Sonoma’s new partnership with Starbucks? The machine is beautiful, we worked directly with it a couple of months ago to create the images above. Check out the new Verismo machine here. 
If you are obsessed with coffee as we are at the studio, here are some fun facts to start off your morning! 
According to legend, coffee was discovered by a goat herder in the 9th century when he noticed that his goats were acting differently after eating a specific berry.
The most expensive drink you can order at Starbucks has 16 shots of espresso (1400mg of caffeine) and costs about $23. 
The most expensive coffee in the world is called Kopi Luwak. It is made from coffee berries that have been digested by the Asian Palm Civet in Indonesia. Once the beans pass through the critter’s system, they are lightly roasted. The beans supposedly have very complex flavors after this process. One of our photo assistants actually traveled abroad in Bali and saw the beans in the flesh. Reasonably, she did not invest in any. 
Good morning! Has anybody been able to check out Williams-Sonoma’s new partnership with Starbucks? The machine is beautiful, we worked directly with it a couple of months ago to create the images above. Check out the new Verismo machine here. 
If you are obsessed with coffee as we are at the studio, here are some fun facts to start off your morning! 
According to legend, coffee was discovered by a goat herder in the 9th century when he noticed that his goats were acting differently after eating a specific berry.
The most expensive drink you can order at Starbucks has 16 shots of espresso (1400mg of caffeine) and costs about $23. 
The most expensive coffee in the world is called Kopi Luwak. It is made from coffee berries that have been digested by the Asian Palm Civet in Indonesia. Once the beans pass through the critter’s system, they are lightly roasted. The beans supposedly have very complex flavors after this process. One of our photo assistants actually traveled abroad in Bali and saw the beans in the flesh. Reasonably, she did not invest in any. 

Good morning! Has anybody been able to check out Williams-Sonoma’s new partnership with Starbucks? The machine is beautiful, we worked directly with it a couple of months ago to create the images above. Check out the new Verismo machine here

If you are obsessed with coffee as we are at the studio, here are some fun facts to start off your morning! 

  • According to legend, coffee was discovered by a goat herder in the 9th century when he noticed that his goats were acting differently after eating a specific berry.
  • The most expensive drink you can order at Starbucks has 16 shots of espresso (1400mg of caffeine) and costs about $23. 
  • The most expensive coffee in the world is called Kopi Luwak. It is made from coffee berries that have been digested by the Asian Palm Civet in Indonesia. Once the beans pass through the critter’s system, they are lightly roasted. The beans supposedly have very complex flavors after this process. One of our photo assistants actually traveled abroad in Bali and saw the beans in the flesh. Reasonably, she did not invest in any. 
Check your e-mail for new mailers, everybody! These images are from our photo shoot in June with Alaska Seafood. Be sure to check out some of their recipes here. You might even be able to recognize a few of the recipe shots!
Check your e-mail for new mailers, everybody! These images are from our photo shoot in June with Alaska Seafood. Be sure to check out some of their recipes here. You might even be able to recognize a few of the recipe shots!

Check your e-mail for new mailers, everybody! These images are from our photo shoot in June with Alaska Seafood. Be sure to check out some of their recipes here. You might even be able to recognize a few of the recipe shots!

The new Fall Burger King line has been released! We shot these images just two months ago, so it is very exciting for us to see them online already. For those who are interested in seeing a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot that one of our photo assistants created, be sure to watch below!

New promos fresh off the press!! Summer is coming to an end, so we must bid adieu to these sweet treats and sun tans (for those lucky enough to spend some time in the sun at least). For those who saw the previous post of our Favorite Ice Cream Stores in San Francisco, here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in the country!
Honey Hut Ice Cream (Ohio) Although technically a chain (specific to Ohio), this shop attracts attention from across the country for its infamously delicious Honey Pecan flavor. Other favorites include Fresh Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Flavors are also often seasonal so be sure to visit frequently!
Ici’s (Berkeley, California)  If you are not satisfied by San Francisco’s bounty, head over to the east bay! This is definitely a hot spot in Berkeley, the line regularly goes out the door. Flavors change every day, but definite favorites include Peppermint and Meyer Lemon. Be sure to get a cone filled with chocolate at the bottom for the last bite!
Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge, MA) This location has consistently excellent flavors, regularly rotating about 40 during the year. In fact, New York Times declared Toscanini’s as “the world’s best ice cream.” But you decide!
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream (Santa Barbara, CA) If you’re in the mood for classic old fashioned ice cream, try McConnell’s Island Coconut and Alberta Peach. Mac McConnell (the founder)’s goal is literally to make the best ice cream in the world. His shop is definitely a fine contestant! 
Bi - Rite Creamery (San Francisco, California)Even though we have already gushed about Bi-Rite, this special creamery deserves a second mention. If the line is too long for you (it is not unusual for it to wrap around the block) you can always stop by Bi Rite Market and pick up a pint to eat at Dolores Park. 
New promos fresh off the press!! Summer is coming to an end, so we must bid adieu to these sweet treats and sun tans (for those lucky enough to spend some time in the sun at least). For those who saw the previous post of our Favorite Ice Cream Stores in San Francisco, here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in the country!
Honey Hut Ice Cream (Ohio) Although technically a chain (specific to Ohio), this shop attracts attention from across the country for its infamously delicious Honey Pecan flavor. Other favorites include Fresh Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Flavors are also often seasonal so be sure to visit frequently!
Ici’s (Berkeley, California)  If you are not satisfied by San Francisco’s bounty, head over to the east bay! This is definitely a hot spot in Berkeley, the line regularly goes out the door. Flavors change every day, but definite favorites include Peppermint and Meyer Lemon. Be sure to get a cone filled with chocolate at the bottom for the last bite!
Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge, MA) This location has consistently excellent flavors, regularly rotating about 40 during the year. In fact, New York Times declared Toscanini’s as “the world’s best ice cream.” But you decide!
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream (Santa Barbara, CA) If you’re in the mood for classic old fashioned ice cream, try McConnell’s Island Coconut and Alberta Peach. Mac McConnell (the founder)’s goal is literally to make the best ice cream in the world. His shop is definitely a fine contestant! 
Bi - Rite Creamery (San Francisco, California)Even though we have already gushed about Bi-Rite, this special creamery deserves a second mention. If the line is too long for you (it is not unusual for it to wrap around the block) you can always stop by Bi Rite Market and pick up a pint to eat at Dolores Park. 
New promos fresh off the press!! Summer is coming to an end, so we must bid adieu to these sweet treats and sun tans (for those lucky enough to spend some time in the sun at least). For those who saw the previous post of our Favorite Ice Cream Stores in San Francisco, here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in the country!
Honey Hut Ice Cream (Ohio) Although technically a chain (specific to Ohio), this shop attracts attention from across the country for its infamously delicious Honey Pecan flavor. Other favorites include Fresh Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Flavors are also often seasonal so be sure to visit frequently!
Ici’s (Berkeley, California)  If you are not satisfied by San Francisco’s bounty, head over to the east bay! This is definitely a hot spot in Berkeley, the line regularly goes out the door. Flavors change every day, but definite favorites include Peppermint and Meyer Lemon. Be sure to get a cone filled with chocolate at the bottom for the last bite!
Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge, MA) This location has consistently excellent flavors, regularly rotating about 40 during the year. In fact, New York Times declared Toscanini’s as “the world’s best ice cream.” But you decide!
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream (Santa Barbara, CA) If you’re in the mood for classic old fashioned ice cream, try McConnell’s Island Coconut and Alberta Peach. Mac McConnell (the founder)’s goal is literally to make the best ice cream in the world. His shop is definitely a fine contestant! 
Bi - Rite Creamery (San Francisco, California)Even though we have already gushed about Bi-Rite, this special creamery deserves a second mention. If the line is too long for you (it is not unusual for it to wrap around the block) you can always stop by Bi Rite Market and pick up a pint to eat at Dolores Park. 
New promos fresh off the press!! Summer is coming to an end, so we must bid adieu to these sweet treats and sun tans (for those lucky enough to spend some time in the sun at least). For those who saw the previous post of our Favorite Ice Cream Stores in San Francisco, here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in the country!
Honey Hut Ice Cream (Ohio) Although technically a chain (specific to Ohio), this shop attracts attention from across the country for its infamously delicious Honey Pecan flavor. Other favorites include Fresh Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Flavors are also often seasonal so be sure to visit frequently!
Ici’s (Berkeley, California)  If you are not satisfied by San Francisco’s bounty, head over to the east bay! This is definitely a hot spot in Berkeley, the line regularly goes out the door. Flavors change every day, but definite favorites include Peppermint and Meyer Lemon. Be sure to get a cone filled with chocolate at the bottom for the last bite!
Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge, MA) This location has consistently excellent flavors, regularly rotating about 40 during the year. In fact, New York Times declared Toscanini’s as “the world’s best ice cream.” But you decide!
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream (Santa Barbara, CA) If you’re in the mood for classic old fashioned ice cream, try McConnell’s Island Coconut and Alberta Peach. Mac McConnell (the founder)’s goal is literally to make the best ice cream in the world. His shop is definitely a fine contestant! 
Bi - Rite Creamery (San Francisco, California)Even though we have already gushed about Bi-Rite, this special creamery deserves a second mention. If the line is too long for you (it is not unusual for it to wrap around the block) you can always stop by Bi Rite Market and pick up a pint to eat at Dolores Park. 
New promos fresh off the press!! Summer is coming to an end, so we must bid adieu to these sweet treats and sun tans (for those lucky enough to spend some time in the sun at least). For those who saw the previous post of our Favorite Ice Cream Stores in San Francisco, here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in the country!
Honey Hut Ice Cream (Ohio) Although technically a chain (specific to Ohio), this shop attracts attention from across the country for its infamously delicious Honey Pecan flavor. Other favorites include Fresh Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Flavors are also often seasonal so be sure to visit frequently!
Ici’s (Berkeley, California)  If you are not satisfied by San Francisco’s bounty, head over to the east bay! This is definitely a hot spot in Berkeley, the line regularly goes out the door. Flavors change every day, but definite favorites include Peppermint and Meyer Lemon. Be sure to get a cone filled with chocolate at the bottom for the last bite!
Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge, MA) This location has consistently excellent flavors, regularly rotating about 40 during the year. In fact, New York Times declared Toscanini’s as “the world’s best ice cream.” But you decide!
McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream (Santa Barbara, CA) If you’re in the mood for classic old fashioned ice cream, try McConnell’s Island Coconut and Alberta Peach. Mac McConnell (the founder)’s goal is literally to make the best ice cream in the world. His shop is definitely a fine contestant! 
Bi - Rite Creamery (San Francisco, California)Even though we have already gushed about Bi-Rite, this special creamery deserves a second mention. If the line is too long for you (it is not unusual for it to wrap around the block) you can always stop by Bi Rite Market and pick up a pint to eat at Dolores Park. 

New promos fresh off the press!! Summer is coming to an end, so we must bid adieu to these sweet treats and sun tans (for those lucky enough to spend some time in the sun at least). For those who saw the previous post of our Favorite Ice Cream Stores in San Francisco, here are some of our favorite ice cream spots in the country!

  1. Honey Hut Ice Cream (Ohio) Although technically a chain (specific to Ohio), this shop attracts attention from across the country for its infamously delicious Honey Pecan flavor. Other favorites include Fresh Banana and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Flavors are also often seasonal so be sure to visit frequently!
  2. Ici’s (Berkeley, California)  If you are not satisfied by San Francisco’s bounty, head over to the east bay! This is definitely a hot spot in Berkeley, the line regularly goes out the door. Flavors change every day, but definite favorites include Peppermint and Meyer Lemon. Be sure to get a cone filled with chocolate at the bottom for the last bite!
  3. Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge, MA) This location has consistently excellent flavors, regularly rotating about 40 during the year. In fact, New York Times declared Toscanini’s as “the world’s best ice cream.” But you decide!
  4. McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream (Santa Barbara, CA) If you’re in the mood for classic old fashioned ice cream, try McConnell’s Island Coconut and Alberta Peach. Mac McConnell (the founder)’s goal is literally to make the best ice cream in the world. His shop is definitely a fine contestant! 
  5. Bi - Rite Creamery (San Francisco, California)Even though we have already gushed about Bi-Rite, this special creamery deserves a second mention. If the line is too long for you (it is not unusual for it to wrap around the block) you can always stop by Bi Rite Market and pick up a pint to eat at Dolores Park.