Food Photos

Food is a part of our common cultural language. We all eat and we all love good food. Enjoying food is one of the most basic parts what it is to be human.

To that end, one of our favorite things to do is to photograph food. We love to communicate the deliciousness and seductiveness of what we photograph. To reach through the lens and make our viewers mouth water is a great thrill to be sure.

These are a few of our favorites.









Straub’s Fine Grocers

Straub’s is one of St. Louis’ oldest and finest grocers. Started in 1901, Straub’s has a long tradition of selling some of the best food in St. Louis. They pride themselves on offering great food and their customer service is second to none. If you like delicious food, Straub’s is hard to beat. Their Chicken Salad is legendary.

Studio X has worked for Straub’s for several years creating email marketing campaigns, signage, photography, as well as in-store branding. Our job simply is to convey the deliciousness of their food and richness of the experience within their stores.




Great Rivers Greenway

Great Rivers Greenway is a regional parks and trails district, created by a vote of the people to connect St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County. They are committed to making St. Louis an even better place to live by connecting our region with greenways so you can be active, get around town and enjoy being outside.

Studio X helps with this messaging through design, illustration and photography.







Studio X has created dozens of sites from large robust multi-level sites to single landing pages. The content is always brand-driven and always on-target. Browse through some of our sites and see what you think.

South Grand

The South Grand Community Improvement District needed a site that could speak to who they are, the richness of the surrounding area, as well as highlight businesses and events in their district. In addition to designing and developing the site, most of the photography and event branding on the site was created by Studio X. View South Grand’s site.


The Salvation Army – Midland Division

The Salvation Army – Midland Division had an outdated site on a obsolete platform. We created a User Experience study and stratified content based on what we discover. When Studio X created the new site, it opened a floodgate of information that no one had previously expected. The site went from a few pages to over 100, and gave them the opportunity to inform people in ways they had never had before. Visit The Salvation Army–Midland Division’s site.

Second Wind St. Louis

The Second Wind Lung Transplant Association of St. Louis helps people who undergo lung transplantation with non-medical expenses. It is not uncommon for those who go through the operation successfully, to be plagued by huge financial, logistic and personal problems – both to them and their families. Second Wind is a small, but effective group within the transplant community that has helped many transplant recipients.

Second Wind needed rebranding, photography and a site to convey what they do for their clients, was well as to help with their fundraising aims. Please visit Second Wind online to learn more.


Pictures of People

We pride ourselves in being able to be thrown in to any situation and being able to create something from it. We have photographed people for headshot for companies and organization and in the aftermath of disasters. We shoot portraiture in studio and often on location. We don’t have a single approach to what we do. We try to capture the essence of who and what we are photographing.





Calexico Concert St. Louis




St. Louis Seen and Unseen

St. Louis Seen and Unseen is a coffee-table photo book that was published in 2006 by Virginia Publishing Company. It is in essence a visual essay about St. Louis. It was initially presented to us as a design project, but quickly it became apparent that it needed direction and content. Though we could have shot the book ourselves, we choose to open it up to other photographers to give it a points of view we could have never imagined.

St. Louis Seen and Unseen won a gold medal for the Best Regional Non-Fiction book in the Midwest by Independent Publisher and garnered quite a bit of local media attention.





Webster University – Walker School of Business
This video was created as part of 2015 Notabene, an online annual report for the Walker School. This video focuses on a successful alum who has branched out to create a unique company.

Director, Producer, Camera: Michael Kilfoy
Editor, Camera: Ian Gunn
Producer: Gina Tarte
Production Assistance, Camera: Johnny Pelhank
Production Assistance: Chris Reddy

The Salvation Army Midland Division – Doing the Most Good
This is a video about The Salvation Army – Midland Division and their work in the St. Louis and the Midwest. Most of the still photos in this video, as well as the Joplin video, were shot by Michael Kilfoy on an earlier assignments.

Director, Producer, Camera: Michael Kilfoy
Editor, Camera: Ian Gunn
Producer, Writer: Danni Eickenhorst
Producer: William Becker

The Salvation Army Midland Division – Joplin
The tornadoes that struck Joplin on May 22, 2011 were catastrophic. This video speaks to the work The Salvation Army did in Joplin in the aftermath of this enormous tragedy.

Director, Producer, Camera: Michael Kilfoy
Editor, Camera: Ian Gunn
Producer, Writer: Danni Eickenhorst
Producer: William Becker

The Salvation Army Midland Division – Veterans Residence
The Salvation Army built a home for veterans in Midtown St. Louis. This video comes from the veterans’ perspective as well as how it was built and how it will help the community.

Director, Producer, Camera: Michael Kilfoy
Editor, Camera: Ian Gunn
Producer, Writer: Danni Eickenhorst
Producer: William Becker


The studio is where it all happens. It’s where we spend most of our waking hours and it’s where we do what we do.

Our studio once housed the first City Hall of Maplewood. It’s even on the National Historic Register. For us, it’s just an amazing place to create something every day.