Jackie Alpers is a professional, advertising and editorial food photographer. She is a 2022 Taste Award winner for food photography, and a 2022 gold Muse Photography Award winner in the food photography category. She has multiple awards from American Photography, The Lucie Awards, the International Photography Awards, The Color Awards and the ADDY's.
She cooks, styles and photographs food in her natural-light studio and documents food & travel on location.
She is the author of two cookbooks; Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona and Sprinkles!:Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts.
Her most recent cookbook, Taste of Tucson, is an official selection of UNESCO's Tucson City of Gastronomy, and a RUSA and Eating the West Award winner. The book 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.
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.
From 2013-2020, Alpers wrote and photographed a monthly column and additional articles for the FoodNetwork.com and contributed recipes as well as photography to Refinery29. She has also contributed to 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. Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Glamour, Better Homes and Gardens, MSN, Brit + Co. and Buzzfeed Food. Other corporate clients include, P.F. Chang's China Bistro/Pei Wei, Newman's Own, Penguin Random House, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Loews Hotels, NBC/Universal, Rovio Entertainment/Angry Birds, Cuisinart, George Foreman Grills, Epicurious.com, AARP and The U.S. White House.
She is an experienced educator who speaks on industry related topics at workshops and universities. She has been a professional photo editor for over 25 years, starting her career as the managing photo editor at Swanstock, the premier fine art photography division of Getty Images. She is a previous judge for the IACP Culinary photography awards.
She is represented by Renaissance Literary & Talent: Literary Agency.
To contact Jackie for commercial assignment bookings, please email: Jackie@jackiealpers.com or call 520-465-5214.