About Nashville Commercial Photographer Nick Bumgardner

Nick Bumgardner

Commercial food and beverage photographer with formidable product photography skills who takes a mean headshot as well. I'm Nick Bumgardner. I bring ten years of experience to the table. I work with advertising agencies, pr firms, restaurants, brands and Fortune 500 Companies to create compelling visual imagery. I started my career working in photojournalism and quickly moved into the commercial photography world. For three years I worked for Saks 5th Avenue as a Staff Photographer. For the last two years, I have focused heavily on food and beverage photography. I have photographed over 180 restaurants and over 200 recipes in the last few years plus over 35 magazine articles and 5 magazine covers. I am currently available for freelance assignments across the southeast and the world.

I also work as an educator and consultant. For the last several years I have taught classes on Food Photography and Lightroom for Nossi College of Art. I have a online learning course on Adobe Lightroom coming out soon. I also serve as a consultant for the e-commerce industry and help brands build out photo studios that are efficient and create great content. I have recently started teaching workshops.

Nick is a partner in Seamless Matter a large scale food and product photography buisness.

Fun Stuff About Nick

So now that we have my bio out of the way lets get to the fun stuff.

Favorite Food: Ice Cream- more specifically homemade bourbon vanilla. This stuff is seriously tasty.

What do you do on the weekends? Hang out with my family and cook. 

Who I want to work with: Awesome people and brands. Restaurants, breweries, distilleries, advertising agencies, marketers and people who just love food. Small mom and pops that have killer products, startups that have a fire and passion for creating compelling new products. Companies looking for remarkable images of their teams working together. I want to work with household brands to be part of creating an outstanding visual campaign.

What makes me different: I want to know about your brand! I want to know what makes you and your product special. I crave to highlight what makes your brand awesome. I want to create compelling images that define brands.


Clients include: ABC/Disney, Adams Swann, Anheuser-Busch, Angel's Envy, Michter’s Distillery, AO Smith, Astute Communications, TGI Fridays, Big Shoulders, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Bridgestone NA, Danker and Danker PR, Dillard's, Dr. Axe: Food Is Medicine, Fletcher Rowley, Fletcher Ridge, GS&F, Counter Point Messaging, Industrial Strength Marketing, MMA Creative, Fox Fuel Creative, First Farmers Bank, HCA, Saint Thomas,  Daywind Records, TJ Maxx, Uber Eats, Parthenon Publishing, Murfreesboro Magazine, Native Nashville, Nashville Lifestyles, Nashville Arts Magazine, The Tennessean, Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine, Radio Ink, Credit Union Times, Journal Communications, EO Nashville, Saks 5th Avenue, Belmont University, Vanderbilt University, VF Imageware, Kansas City BBQ Association and many others.





For booking and press inquiries, please contact Nick Bumgardner @ 615-752-0158 nick@bumgardnerphoto.com or use the form below.