I'm here to help to bring your brand story to the next level!


You are here, which means that you already understand the importance of exceptional photographs that represent your business in a way that makes you proud and keeps your customers inspired.

Let's replace DIY photoshoots and boring stock images with professional content production together!



HERE IS HOW....

  • Digitalised workflow for efficient collaboration
  • Remote work from the studio or travel to your location
  • Global coverage by direct shipping/drop-off to the studio
  • All-inclusive service and in-house options to reduce outsourcing
  • Online gallery for selection & delivery with advanced security
  • Well-equipped studio & workspace to save on rental fees
  • Extensive prop collection with 600+ curated items
  • Self-designed props you will find nowhere else
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Add-on Services
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Add-on Services

Services

Product Photography

SIGNAL THE PERSONALITY OF YOUR BRAND


Whether you're refreshing your online store, launching new products, or planning a seasonal campaign, high-quality visual content is crucial to boost customer confidence and drive sales.


I specialise in creating custom imagery that not only meets your marketing needs but also leaves a lasting impression on your audience - both online and in print.


Send your goods to my studio, and I'll craft an enchanting commercial narrative that beautifully portrays your brand's essence and leaves your customers eagerly waiting to add your products to their shopping carts!


Reverse Gravity Product Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Wine Product Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Add-on Services

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Menu Photography

LET'S BRING MORE PEOPLE TO YOUR PLACE


When it's time for an update, I will capture the essence of your delicious dishes and translate their flavours into mouthwatering images - perfect for your new menu, restaurant banners, leaflets, website, social media - or even the popular food ordering services in your area.


No distance is too far! If you cannot bring your products, I can re-create nearly anything in my studio's kitchen - just send me the recipe with an image of the serving. I can also travel globally to work at your place.


You serve the delicious food and I deliver the mouthwatering photos that fall from the picture into every foodies' mouth in town!


Fine Dining Menu Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Dessert Menu Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
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Recipe Photography & Development

DELIVER MORE VALUE TO YOUR AUDIENCE


Whether you have a specific recipe in mind or need one developed to your product, leave it to me!


Based on your needs, I can prepare, style, and capture the phases of preparation and compose a hero-shot for the serving.


Showcase the versatile usability of your products, watch your cookbook ranking towards the top of the bestseller list, grow your newsletter or attract a surge of visitors to your blog and online platforms.


Steak Recipe Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Cupcake Recipe Photography - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Add-on Services

Services

Image Manipulation

WELCOME TO THE REALM OF VISUAL ALCHEMY


Have you ever dreamt of showcasing your products in exotic locations, only to be daunted by the logistical nightmare of arranging multiple photoshoots around the globe? What if you could break the boundaries of reality and bring your boldest ideas to life effortlessly?


Whether it's a tropical paradise, a Mediterranean vineyard, the cosmos, or a journey through time, I seamlessly combine product photos / mockups with assets curated from stock libraries / custom-generated through cutting-edge AI tools.


Let's bring your customers' imaginations to the places they long to explore, via visuals that shatter limitations and elevate your brand beyond the ordinary.


Complex Image Manipulation - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Olive Oil Mediterranean Image Manipulation - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Product Photography
Menu Photography
Recipe Photography
Image Manipulation
Add-on Services

Services

Add-on Services

LEVEL-UP



Request my Creative Direction service and let me come up with a cool concept! Following the ideation during our 1-on-1 brainstorming session, I'll put together a customised mood board and shoot list for your approval.


What else?

  • set styling (food + product, prop), recipe development, food preparation, in-house modelling
  • frame animation (GIF, stop motion), BTS/werk content
  • staff portraits, location ambience
  • AI prompt writing for visuals & copy, copywriting, basic graphic design, unique file-naming, application of watermark + other special requests



These add-ons can be booked with your project / as stand-alone services.

Stop Motion Animation Pac Man Pistachios - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio
Stop Motion Animation Shopping Cart Banana - Photo by © Reka Csulak - Three Pod Studio

Let me walk you through each step of my creative process! This is what happens next...

1. Inquiry

If my portfolio and services prove to be a good reference, you might decide to work with me on your upcoming campaigns. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate I will need to learn more about your project. Please get in touch via the Client Survey below, so I can get a clear picture of your needs and send you a proposal. Requesting my ideas/concepts prior to booking requires your acceptance of a protective term.

2. Onboarding & Booking

Upon your positive decision on the proposal, I will request your business, invoicing and signatory details for the documents that you can provide via a handy onboarding form or email. Your booking is complete with a mutually signed agreement and a 50% deposit payment received. If you prefer the immediate release of your selected visuals, you can also pay upfront.

3. Pre-production

I send your Client Homework which is a summary of a few tasks you shall complete during the project in order to progress and avoid delays. To finalise the brief, you either need to provide it in full (inspiration, mood board, shot list, branding assets) or request my Creative Direction service and following our brainstorming session I help to put together a mood board + shoot list for your approval. Send your products, and when they arrive, I start the sourcing process by getting the necessary ingredients and props for the production day(s).

4. Production (shooting days)

It's time to bring the concepts to life! Unless I'm working on a specific location within Finland or abroad, I always work independently in my studio (remote approval possibility to be discussed upon request). The duration of the production depends on the project and can vary from one to several days. I cover everything under one roof from food preparation to styling, lighting, directing and capturing each scene.

5. Post-production

In addition to culling and editing, I also offer retouching in order to achieve perfectly spotless and even magical results. I export the files according to the agreed specs and the long list of proofs will be uploaded to your exclusive client gallery for your review and selection.

6. Selection (proofing)

I send you the gallery access info & instructions, along with any remaining invoices. Then comes the most exciting moment of the project when you review the fresh visuals for the first time. To ensure a smooth release process, I ask you to complete + confirm your selection within 5 days.

7. Download & use

Once the project is complete and all payments are received, I release your confirmed selection of visuals to download. Download within 30 days, then you can start to use your brand-new assets along with the agreed terms. You have the option to buy rights for additional visuals of the shoot for up to 1 year.

All-year-round content supply for recurring needs

Retainer Partnership


Let me take care of the creative content creation every month, so you can focus more on bringing your brand to success. I will deliver fresh sets of scroll-stopping visuals, that speak to your target audience in your brands' native language.


Becoming partners requires a minimum 3 months commitment, but in return, you will be rewarded with a yummy 20% discount.


I can also cover less frequent needs:

  • bi-monthly retainer: 15% discount for min. 6-months commitment
  • quarterly retainer: 10% discount for min. 12-months commitment
  • anything less frequent are considered as individual projects.


Never run out of eye-catching visuals again!

Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Retainer Partnership - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
Järki Särki - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio
check What my clients say

Järki Särki Oy

"Reka is an excellent photographer, and furthermore, her working style is extremely professional. She responds to messages with exceptional speed and accuracy. Her communication is fast and very precise. It is a pleasure to work with her."

MARJA KOMPPA - Co-Owner

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YOUR first question MIGHT BE....

What's the price?


Though I'd love for the answer to be simple and display a price-list right here, but

my goal with every project is to create unique content that sets a brand apart from others.


When it comes to custom productions, there’s no one price fits all - this is why my approach involves providing a custom estimate specifically for YOUR project to ensure that the pricing fully reflects to your needs + the creative brief.


I will ask you to complete the Client Survey as it fits your schedule (or alternatively jump onto a call) and based on your helpful answers I can provide you with a fully customised proposal & estimate within 48 hours.

FAQ

Are we a good fit?

I run a specialist business, which means that I'm not the right vendor for everyone.
Based on 5+ years of professional experience, I can clearly outline the main factors that can make or break our efficient collaboration.

WILL BE A GOOD FIT IF...
✔ You are looking for a creative vendor with a high level of accuracy and a down-to-earth approach (I'm constantly improving both my skillset and the client experience to ensure exceptional results & accurate project management with good vibes).
✔ You are responsive and available to complete a brief “Client Homework” (I will guide you through the process + avoid unnecessary emails and calls, but there are certain steps where your kind help and input are key for good progress)
✔ You agree with the pre-established timeline and deliverables (this will avoid delays and added costs)
✔ You are confident that custom visuals will help you sell, stand out, and bring profit to your business (I do my utmost best to create new assets that bring the desired value to your operation)
✔ You can trust in my vision and expertise for our project (the best partnerships are built via collaborations where everyone feels their efforts & skills are equally important, trusted and valued).

WE MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST FIT IF..
✘ You are looking for a family or a wedding photographer (I master my genre without being the jack-of-all-trades)
✘ You are looking for a fully model-focused production (I like to build creative concepts around a product/menu item/recipe and turn this element into the true hero, so no human element shall be overpowering)
✘ You are not ready to make the investment, or thinking that this project will be another cost without ROI (the valuable assets I create combined with your marketing strategy shall translate into visibility, strong brand identity, engagement and revenue = high ROI)
✘ You are not responsive or wish to micro-manage my responsibilities (in order to succeed and avoid delays, I kindly ask you to communicate with me, adhere to the timelines and trust in my vision).

Where to start?

I believe in transparency so that you can make the most informed and educated decision possible when deciding on choosing my services or not.

If we are about to work together for the first time, to get a clear picture of what I do, as a first step, please make sure to check my portfolio and get familiar with my services & processes. If these served as good references, please get in touch by filling out the Client Survey as it fits your schedule (or alternatively jump onto a call) and based on your helpful answers I can provide you with a proposal & estimate.

There is no project in the queue right now?
I still recommend jumping onto a discovery call for an introduction and let's start outlining your needs and goals now - so I can make the best recommendation for us to work together on your upcoming projects in the future.

Can you come up with a cool idea for my brand?

You can surely decide to provide a full creative brief (inspiration, mood board, shot list, branding assets etc.) for your project...

But if you do not wish to spend hours trying to come up with visual ideas, and then translate them into plain words to create the necessary guidelines, simply request my Creative Direction service and I will take care of it all!

I created numerous successful and even award-worthy concepts for my clients that got intertwined with their well-recognisable brand identity - so I am confident that I can also provide you with unique ideas that resonate with your brand's style and personality!

CREATIVE DIRECTION SERVICE
✦ Following the ideation during our 30-minute 1-on-1 brainstorming session I will put together a mood board + shoot list for your approval.
✦ Book it as a project add-on or as a stand-alone service.
✦ The service fee stays billable in case you reject the proposal/estimate, or the project gets cancelled later on, but you will get permission to assign my shared concepts to another entity or attempt to execute them independently.

REQUESTING MY IDEAS / CREATIVE CONCEPTS BEFORE SIGNING AN AGREEMENT
In this case, I kindly request that we establish an understanding to protect these ideas, so you need to agree to the following terms:
1. I'll be sharing my creative concepts and ideas with you in good faith, predicated on the understanding that these ideas remain proprietary to me.
2. Should you decide not to engage with my services for this project and decline my proposal, agreement or terms & conditions, whether in whole or in part, you acknowledge and agree that you will either:
- pay the Creative Direction fee as outlined in my proposal and get permission to assign my shared concepts to another entity or attempt to execute them independently;
- or not use, reproduce or assign my shared concepts to another entity or attempt to execute them independently/in-house.

Can I be present at the production?

Unless I shoot on location within Finland or abroad, I work remotely from my studio with all my clients.

The creative brief (inspiration, mood board, shot list, branding assets etc.) is to be provided/approved in advance. Its role is to outline the creative direction and eliminate any related concerns.

For transparency, I'm happy to share some statistics from my past projects:
- 98% of the projects have been delivered without reshoot requests.
- the remaining 2% ended up as full/partial reshoots for the reason of the client's change of direction on the original concept, but never because of poor execution.

Most of the time I cover all aspects of my productions as a one-person-team, I prefer to avoid all distractions and pay full attention to the technical and creative part of my creation process, therefore I prefer to work alone.

I understand that you might be used to supervising your previous photographers closely, or you would like to use the opportunity to bring your social media team to film short-form videos for TikTok on set, but unfortunately, I cannot accommodate these requests without sacrificing quality.
However, if you need BTS content in addition to your deliverables, I'm happy to discuss the possibilities and the related fees.

In a few exceptional cases, where it is strictly required to arrange approvals, we can discuss if this would be possible remotely (for example via WhatsApp messages). On the other hand, for any concepts that require a post-production composite of multiple images, only the basic composition or partial results can be provided.

When can I see the results?

A photographer's turnaround time specifies how long the post-production takes = when you can see the previews and start your selection process.

MY TURNAROUND TIME
I will present you with the previews within 7-14 days after the shoot - depending on the current workload.
Around the shoot day, I will give you a more accurate timeline.

DEADLINES
If you do have a deadline, please let me know and I will do everything I can to complete post-production accordingly - even on a rush-basis if needed.

ADDITIONAL VISUALS
If you require more than the deliverables included in your original package, then you can separately purchase more visuals from the shoot for up to 1 year.

How can I use the images? Do I own them?

As part of the Client Survey, you will specify your preferred usage rights so you will have the desired flexibility to use your selected visuals.
You can always request a rights extension if something changes later on the way - for example if you wish to start using the visuals not only in digital media but also in print, plan to publish a book or update your product packaging.

BUT WHY DO WE EVEN TALK ABOUT RIGHTS & LICENSING?
✦ As the creator of the visuals (image, video...), I, the photographer will be the legal owner of the assets (intellectual property) and their copyright.
✦ To avoid the expensive buy-out process, the industry has an affordable practice, the so-called licensing: the client gets the photographer's written permission to use the licensed visuals according to the agreed terms - that specify who, how, where, and how long can use a visual.
✦ Always require a written licensing agreement that states your rights - it is the only way to prove your rightful use of a copyright-protected asset. (This is included in all of my agreements).

STOCK PHOTOS VS. CUSTOM IMAGERY
✦ When you use stock photos, you pay for the licensing to rightfully use certain ready-made visuals - these do not feature your products or tell a specific story about your brand.
✦ When you choose custom production services, in addition to licensing the resulting visuals, you shall also cover the creation of the custom visual content from scratch.
✦ You can easily compare the prices of custom imagery and stock photos by selecting similar rights at these sites. For example, a royalty-free licence for an image with a random strawberry cake slice on the stock photo site called Getty Images starts at €115 (small) - price checked in August 2023.

What are your payment terms?

PAYMENT TERMS
✦ Your booking is complete with a mutually signed agreement + an initial payment of 50% deposit.
✦ You will receive the balance invoice when the previews of the Final Images are presented for your selection.
✦ The images will be released upon all payments being received.

FASTER IMAGE RELEASE
If you prefer getting quick access to your confirmed selection of visuals, you can choose to take care of the full payment upfront / pay the outstanding fees right away.

PROJECTS ON A RUSH-BASIS
I am ready to help with your last-minute needs and meet short deadlines, but this always requires me to work irregular hours and often overnight. Therefore, to ensure the fastest image release, an extra charge applies + full payment is required upfront.

Do you offer refunds and corrections?

PLEASE GET FAMILIAR WITH MY WORK BEFORE BOOKING
✦ You have full access to my portfolio, services and a generous amount of guiding information on this website.
✦ I am also happy to assist you if you have further questions.

REFUNDS
✦ I am providing a custom production service, therefore no refunds will be offered after the shoot days.
✦ On the other hand, there is a cancellation policy in place prior to production.

CORRECTIONS
✦ When the mutually signed brief has been delivered completely, but you change your mind, we can surely cover any change requests (additional post-processing, re-shoot etc.) - I’ll simply add the fees of extra work to the final invoice.
✦ If you still feel the delivery of the brief was incomplete, you may submit a change request with a valid explanation that will be subject to assessment.

Do you return my products?

NON-RETURNABLES
Food, perishable, refrigerated or frozen goods, opened packages, and products with labels removed will not be returned in order to comply with safety and hygiene measures.

RETURNABLES
If you want any other products or props/items you provided for the production to be returned, please take care of the logistics of the return shipping or collect them within the storage time (info below).

STORAGE TIME
The products, props and items will be stored for up to 1 month after the preview of the results has been presented.

Would a retainer be ideal for my business?

A monthly retainer is an ideal choice if your brand has a clear & well-established marketing strategy and the constant need for a cohesive collection of visual content. You will get a 20% discount in exchange for a min. 3 months commitment!

GENERAL DETAILS
✦ Minimum commitment: 3 months
✦ Price review: every 12 months
✦ Creative brief: 3 months of mood board + shoot list in advance:
----- You need to provide these
----- I can also put these together for you as part of my Creative Direction service
----- You can trust me with complete creative control over the concept
✦ Previews: 1st day of each month
✦ Invoices: 1st day of each month, sent along with the previous month's previews
✦ Cancellation: after 3 months invoiced, by a min. of 4 weeks' written notice prior to the start of an upcoming production
✦ Props, items: full access to my curated prop collection; any additional elements/model/rental etc. will happen upon your approval + to be invoiced as additional service or reimbursement.

INITIAL TIMELINE
✦ I will ask you to answer the Client Survey (or jump onto a call) to describe your needs and specify the type of content you need and the number of visuals with each delivery.
✦ Based on your helpful answers, I will provide you with a fully customised proposal & estimate including a delicious 20% discount to reward your long-term commitment.
✦ Your monthly retainer is secured with a mutually signed agreement + 2 months of deposit received.
✦ All future payments are to be made 1 month in advance to avoid any delays.
✦ You send or I create the creative brief for 3 months, alternatively, you can trust me with complete creative control over the concept.
✦ You send your products / menu / recipe to my studio.
✦ Lean back and get curated content with each delivery!

CUSTOM FREQUENCY
Details & timeline to be discussed separately
✦ Bi-monthly (15% discount, 6-month minimum commitment)
✦ Quarterly (10% discount, 12-month minimum commitment)

Why choose my services?


Commercial food + product photography is a complex line of work, but after helping several businesses around the world, I'm here to cover YOUR visual content needs.


Working as a professional in different countries across Europe I met various market-specific expectations, trends and aesthetics. I used this experience to design my services with an equal focus on delivering exceptional results & providing a down-to-earth yet specialist approach, with friendly and transparent processes.


You will experience real client appreciation at all levels.


Say goodbye to those DIY photoshoots, stock images and mobile photos that did not get the breakthrough that your business deserves! I will produce the scroll-stopping imagery that effectively brings you closer to your customers + your marketing & sales goals!

Why Choose My Services? - Photo by © Reka Csulak Three Pod Studio

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