Hi there! We are Elise and Evan and we make up the Carnelian Cooks team! We are food and beverage photographers and videographers, based in Lake Tahoe, California, specializing in providing top-tier food content to food and beverage brands (some of our clients include Dulce Vida Tequila, Tincup Whiskey, The Feed Feed, Muir Glen, Nutella, and 21SEEDS). With our packages you get a food photographer, a food videographer, a food stylist, a mixologist, a recipe developer, and a food-loving duo with an extensive background in the restaurant industry!

product photography

what we can do for you

Let us showcase your food and beverage products through professional and delicious imagery! 

This package is great for brands or restaurants (in the Lake Tahoe area) looking to include high quality images for your menu, website, social channels, or marketing materials!

Need your brand to be outside? Get your brand outside the box! Let us tell a story with your brand by using the beautiful landscapes of Northern California, Lake Tahoe, and more!

product videography

Let's work together to create your vision and make it a reality. Our 4K video assets can include product demonstration, recipe demonstration, UGC video assets, lifestyle videos, voiceovers, text overlay, royalty free music, and more! This is perfect for reels, TikTok, YouTube, commercial assets, and other video platforms. 

We can take your brand to the top of a mountain or overlooking Lake Tahoe. Literally! If you want to showcase your brand outside we would love to talk to you! Let us create a story that is meaningful to your audience!

recipe development

We have extensive background in developing new and unique recipes. Need help crafting the perfect menu? Need help showcasing your product in a new and exciting recipe? We have you covered!

From craft cocktail menus that change with each season, to new and exciting  food recipes that leave your audiences drooling, Carnelian Cooks is here to make your vision come to life!

Let's work together to make something that will leave your customers and audiences wanting more!

marketing & promotion

- Tincup & Blackbone media

"First off, it was an absolute pleasure to work with Elise & Evan."

"Backbone Media recently had the pleasure of working with Carnelian Cooks for our client TINCUP Whiskey. Over the course of the two campaigns we worked on together, they created and delivered around 100 outstanding video and static assets combined for TINCUP’s Instagram. 

First off, it was an absolute pleasure to work with them. They are super easygoing, organized, always submitted deliverables on time, and are true experts in their craft. The client and the team at Backbone were impressed with how well every asset matched TINCUP’s brand aesthetic and vibe. It was clear that each separate cocktail and food recipe was creatively thought through, taking a unique and delicious approach to how you can incorporate TINCUP Whiskey in your everyday food and cocktail endeavors.  

Overall, both Backbone Media and TINCUP Whiskey would highly recommend Carnelian Cooks to anyone looking for exceptional quality, creativity, and professionalism in their social media content. We are grateful for their exceptional work and look forward to working with them again in the future. Cin Cin and Bon Appétit! "


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- raeburn winery & rygr marketing

“Elise & Evan are some of the best & most creative people to work with"

“Elise & Evan are some of the best & most creative people to work with. Their content goes above and beyond quality and expectations. They are kind, responsive, and amazing to partner with! I cannot recommend working with Carnelian Cooks more!”

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- purple brands

"We’ve loved working with Elise and Evan, the content is top notch"

"We’ve loved working with Elise and Evan, the content is top notch and they're always willing to hear feedback for the best outcome. I really think you’ve achieved the Raeburn brand look and feel so aiming to collab on more recipes, digital ads, etc."

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- rygr

"We always appreciate your swift and detailed responses and the creative ideas that come with it."

"As for our experience, working with Carnelian Cooks has been nothing but positive! We always appreciate your swift and detailed responses and the creative ideas that come with it. The content you have delivered does so well for our brands and we will continue to partner with you!"

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- thefeedfeed

"Working with Elise & Evan has been a joy. Their adherence to briefs, timely deliverables deliverables, flexibility.."

"Working with Elise & Evan has been a joy. Their adherence to briefs, timely deliverables, flexibility, and overall great spirit made each project a success. Their dedication to quality is remarkable and I highly recommend their services for creative and effective marketing collaborations."

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- dhol spice

"I love the way you both work together and create such gorgeous content."  

"I absolutely enjoyed/enjoy working together. I love the way you both work together and create such gorgeous content. Thank you for giving DHOL Spice Mix a chance and working with my products."

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-Mixed up nut butter

"They're pleasantly enthusiastic about what they do, and deliver very high-quality work!"  

"Working with Carnelian cooks was a pleasure. They're pleasantly enthusiastic about what they do, and deliver very high-quality work! Plus, they have the perfect setting for if you want outdoor photos. You won't regret working with them. 🙂"

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Brands We've Worked With

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