Jackie Alpers


Jackie Alpers is an award-winning professional food photographer who cooks, styles and photographs food in her natural-light studio and documents food & travel on location. She is a 2022 finalist for The Taste Awards in the  photography category. 

She is a 2022 winner of the Muse Photography Award and a finalist for the 2022 Taste Award for food photography. She is the recipient of numerous photography awards from American PhotographyThe Photographer’s Master CupASMP  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. 

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 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. 

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. 

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 blog has been featured in numerous online publications including CosmopolitanEsquireGlamourBetter Homes and GardensMSNBrit + Co. and Buzzfeed Food.

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. 

To contact Jackie for commercial assignment bookings, please email: Jackie@jackiealpers.com or call 520-465-5214.

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