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Our architectural photographer, Jeb, has been busy shooting real estate photography throughout the Raleigh and North Carolina area. We have photographed many real estate projects in the past. We also shoot commercial real estate photography throughout the area. With the addition of Jeb to our team we now also have the capability to do aerial photography. please contact us for our competitive prices.











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Last week I was given the opportunity to do some photography for a new restaurant that is opening in Raleigh soon. Iyla’s Southern Kitchen will be located in downtown Raleigh’s Morgan Street Food Hall & Market at 411 West Morgan Street.  The restaurant will be homemade Southern cooking by Chef Greg Nelson.  Some of the wonderful menu items will be Shrimp & Grits, Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork, Collard Greens & BBQ Sauce Drizzle and Loaded Tots with Pimento Cheese. Here are some of the photos that were taken........







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I recently had the mouth-watering pleasure of photographing the food and beverages at O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Since 1996, O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant has been serving up ice cold beverages, signature sandwiches, hand-crafted Irish favorites, among much more.

A must have for all Irish restaurants is on-tap Guinness. The Guinness at O’Malley’s is served in a signature beer glass complete with a foam shamrock (Insert Guinness picture).

The Irish Dip sandwich was one signature Irish dish that is certainly a must-have with house-sliced roast beef and mozzarella cheese. It is served with a side of hot au jus. We had a lot of fun trying to catch the drip perfectly in this shot.

Whether you prefer steak or salmon, O’Malley’s does both well, providing all different taste preferences with options. It is rare that I order steak in a pub because I would normally save it for a steakhouse; however, this ribeye tasted great and was cooked perfectly.

As well as signature Irish dishes, the restaurant also serves some other “crowd favorites” such as pizza and chicken wings. For this shot, we really wanted to capture the melted strings of mozzarella as the slice was lifted.

 “The 21” is a decadent dessert cake made with Jameson Irish Whiskey. I’m not usually a big whiskey drinker but this cake tasted fantastic!

On a side note, Neil Boyd Photography is pleased to announce that we have been voted “Best of Durham” by Durham Magazine for the second year running.

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I really enjoy doing architectural photography as it often gets me to think out of the box a bit and it takes my back to my first attempt at photographing buildings for college projects. This project was to shoot interiors for a commercial furniture company called Allsteel in Charlotte. The shoot actually took place at an architect firm's office - ADW. The idea was to promote the company's furniture in a real working space. We shot a mixture of the space with and without people. I've recently started to enjoy adding people to building photography as I think it adds another dimension to the photography. It also shows the lifestyle that people can enjoy in the space. Here are some of the photos from the commercial photography project in Charlotte NC.






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Everyone who knows me knows that one of my passions is food photography so I was really excited when recently I received a call from The Food Network’s production company to do a photo shoot for them.

I had the privilege of photographing Chef Justin Gaines and his exquisite food for the Food Network’s hit show “Beat Bobby Flay.”

Chef Gaines is the Chef Partner & Culinary Director at Lou Reda’s An American Table in Rocky Mount, NC, where I took photos of the chef and his fantastic food. He has 19 years of professional restaurant experience, and it certainly shows.
 

In “Beat Bobby Flay,” Bobby Flay challenges top-notch chefs to “beat him at his own game”.

The Food Network hired me to take the background photographs of food that Chef Gaines prepared which scrolled across the television screen while they aired Chef Gaines biography.

Chef Gaines episode was titled “Country Boys in the Big City,” where he cooked alongside Chef Mike Johnson, widely known for his barbecuing skills, in an attempt to out cook Bobby Flay.

This wasn’t Chef Gaines’ first run-out on TV. In 2010 Chef Gaines appeared on another Food Network show “Chopped”. On this Occasion, Chef Gaines came out on top, chopping away the other competition.

At the “Bobby Flay” shoot, I was really impressed with Chef Gaines presentation and had a blast getting to know him and witnessing his culinary capabilities.

From jerk chicken, to pork belly, to risotto, each meal was handcrafted with passion, knowledge, and experience.

Chef Gaines is widely known for his ability to make delectable Caribbean comfort food. Make sure to check out Chef Gaines episode of “Beat Bobby Flay” which can be seen on the Food Network Youtube channel.

Visit Neil Boyd Photography’s website to view more of Neil Boyd’s food and drink photography.
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Last week I had the absolute pleasure of photographing at one of my all-time favorite restaurants - Herons at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. My wife and I often eat there and I was thrilled to be asked to photograph this season's menu. We were working with Executive Chef Steven Devereaux Greene and the newly recruited Pastry Chef Jonathan Fisher. I'd worked with Steven before at An restaurant and I'd worked with Jonathan at the recently closed (Booo!) One Restaurant, so I knew the food was going to be exceptional. It did not disappoint! Steven and his team produced some visually stunning food and its no wonder that he was recently in the semi-finals of the James Beard award. Here are a few of the plates we photographed.

Quail - japanese binchotan grilled, cornbread, fig puree, vanilla, rosemary

Scallop - tapioca, basil lace, pork belly, sea grapes, butterfly pea-ham broth

Beet - salt roasted, elderflower, frozen yogurt, pistachio, lemon sorrel

Cherry - morello, sakura tea granite, ginger ice cream, crystalized rose petals

Strawberry - strawberry-basil cremeaux, alpines, garden herbs, strawberry sorbet

Tira-mushroom - coffee, mascarpone, lady fingers, branches, flourless chocolate cake

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