Jackie Alpers is an award-winning professional food photographer and the author of two cookbooks; Taste ofTucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona and Sprinkles!:Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts.
She cooks, styles and photographs food in her natural-light studio anddocuments food & travel on location.
Her editorial and advertising photography clients include: The Food Network, Refinery29, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Angry Birds/Rovio Entertainment, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Arizona Tourism, Loews Hotels, NBC/Universal, Epicurious.com, AARP Magazine and The U.S. White House.
She is the recipient of numerous photography awards from American Photography, The Photographer’s Master Cup, ASMP the IPA International Photography Awards The International Color Awards and the American Advertising Federation. In 2004 she received the the Black & White Spider Awards', Merit of Excellence, and in 2001 was awarded a bronze medal from the London Photographic Awards.
Alpers writes and photographs a monthly column and additional articles for the FoodNetwork.com and also contributes recipes as well as photography to Refinery29, Random House’s Tastebook, TheKitchn, Today.com, Real Simple, National Geographic and Edible Baja Arizona Magazine among others. She has been featured on Reader’s Digest, CNN, Good Morning America, The New York Times & NPR.
Her cookbook, Taste of Tucson was inspired by her popular food photography and recipe blog, Jackie’s Happy Plate, which showcases her culinary adventures as a midwesterner transplanted to the Sonoran Desert. The blog has been featured in numerous online publications including Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, MSN, Brit + Co. and Buzzfeed Food.
She is an experienced educator who speaks on industry related topics at workshops and universities.
She is especially interested in experimenting with regional culinary influences while exploring food history and culture, and the emotional, psychological and spiritual relationship that people have with food and drink. Food lends itself to vast symbolism and interpretation and she loves the rituals surrounding it.
To contact Jackie for commercial assignment bookings, please email: Jackie@jackiealpers.com or call 520-465-5214.