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Why Good Product Photography is Important For Food & Drink Brands

by Harry Ovenden

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When it comes to food and drink brands, the competition is fierce. It is crucial to stand out against the crowd. Visual appeal of a product can make or break a potential customer’s decision to purchase. Customers rely on visual cues especially when deciding on a new product to try. Therefore, product photography can be the different between a sale and the loss of a customer to a competitor.

Building Trust

Let’s say you already have a winning product – how can you entice your target market to take a chance on your product without trying it first? Show them how great it is.

Product photography allows you to show a potential customer how amazing your product is before they buy it. Using product photography is an effective way to communicate the flavour, texture, and experience of the product in a creative and visually appealing way that aligns with your brand. The key is to highlight the elements of the product in a way that entices the customer to purchase it.

It’s also essential when it comes to building trust between brand and consumer. When people are browsing for food and drink online, they are more likely to try a new product if they can see it looks appealing or appetizing. Product photography helps potential customers feel confident in their purchase and increase their likelihood of buying from you.

4 images of Love Corn

Product photography is an essential tool for any food and drink business.

High quality stills build trust if done correctly. Capturing the flavour, texture, and experience of the product are non-negotiable, but getting creative with imagery and breaking boundaries or the norms of what is traditionally seen is going to draw more attention to it. Not only does it have to look good, but it also needs to differentiate from the rest.

Branding

There’s countless food and drink products available today, with more competitor and new brands appearing each year, making it a hugely saturated market. That’s why it’s so important to differentiate yourself from the rest.

The easiest way to communicate how unique your product is from other brands is visually. Your product shots are an extension of your company brand and personality. A visual representation of the product can convey what makes the product unique and different from the rest whilst also being consistent with your branding elements, such as colours, fonts, and style.

Image of Nix & Kix can

Distinctive product shots can help you create an emotional connection with your audience and can also help your product to be recognisable and memorable. This is especially important in the food and drink industry where people often choose brands they recognise and trust.

Creating a connection

People often associate food with emotions, memories, and experiences. A well-captured photo can evoke feelings of nostalgia, happiness, and even cravings. Brands that can tap into these emotions can establish a deeper connection with their customers.

Aerial shot of plated meal

They can also use these images to tell a story about their product and create a unique brand identity. Product photography can be an opportunity to tell a story and visualise the brand identity to strengthen the connection with their audience. Customers are more likely to buy a product if they recognise the brand, trust them, and feel like they have a connection with them.

In conclusion, good product photography can bring many benefits. Three of the biggest benefits being:

  • Product and brand awareness
  • Build trust with consumers
  • Increase in sales

If you’re not taking full advantage of quality product photography, you’re risking losing a customer to a competitor. Get in touch with us at hello@hatch.group for a quick chat about your product photography.

When it comes to food and drink brands, the competition is fierce. It is crucial to stand out against the crowd. Visual appeal of a product can make or break a potential customer’s decision to purchase. Customers rely on visual cues especially when deciding on a new product to try. Therefore, product photography can be the different between a sale and the loss of a customer to a competitor.

Building Trust

Let’s say you already have a winning product – how can you entice your target market to take a chance on your product without trying it first? Show them how great it is.

Product photography allows you to show a potential customer how amazing your product is before they buy it. Using product photography is an effective way to communicate the flavour, texture, and experience of the product in a creative and visually appealing way that aligns with your brand. The key is to highlight the elements of the product in a way that entices the customer to purchase it.

It’s also essential when it comes to building trust between brand and consumer. When people are browsing for food and drink online, they are more likely to try a new product if they can see it looks appealing or appetizing. Product photography helps potential customers feel confident in their purchase and increase their likelihood of buying from you.

4 images of Love Corn

Product photography is an essential tool for any food and drink business.

High quality stills build trust if done correctly. Capturing the flavour, texture, and experience of the product are non-negotiable, but getting creative with imagery and breaking boundaries or the norms of what is traditionally seen is going to draw more attention to it. Not only does it have to look good, but it also needs to differentiate from the rest.

Branding

There’s countless food and drink products available today, with more competitor and new brands appearing each year, making it a hugely saturated market. That’s why it’s so important to differentiate yourself from the rest.

The easiest way to communicate how unique your product is from other brands is visually. Your product shots are an extension of your company brand and personality. A visual representation of the product can convey what makes the product unique and different from the rest whilst also being consistent with your branding elements, such as colours, fonts, and style.

Image of Nix & Kix can

Distinctive product shots can help you create an emotional connection with your audience and can also help your product to be recognisable and memorable. This is especially important in the food and drink industry where people often choose brands they recognise and trust.

Creating a connection

People often associate food with emotions, memories, and experiences. A well-captured photo can evoke feelings of nostalgia, happiness, and even cravings. Brands that can tap into these emotions can establish a deeper connection with their customers.

Aerial shot of plated meal

They can also use these images to tell a story about their product and create a unique brand identity. Product photography can be an opportunity to tell a story and visualise the brand identity to strengthen the connection with their audience. Customers are more likely to buy a product if they recognise the brand, trust them, and feel like they have a connection with them.

In conclusion, good product photography can bring many benefits. Three of the biggest benefits being:

  • Product and brand awareness
  • Build trust with consumers
  • Increase in sales

If you’re not taking full advantage of quality product photography, you’re risking losing a customer to a competitor. Get in touch with us at hello@hatch.group for a quick chat about your product photography.

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