Halifax, Nova Scotia Food Photographer

I'm a photographer and writer/educator in the Halifax area who enjoys making food look as good as it tastes - or even better. I offer to photograph dishes for menus, advertisements, websites, social media, or all of the above.

In addition to working as a photographer, I'm currently a staff writer for the photography blog My articles focus on inspiring other photographers and teaching them new ways to improve their artistic skills.

I approach food photography with your business in mind - what style of images will attract the audience you want? Speaking with you to learn about your restaurant allows me to create photos which are consistent with your brand, and perfectly suited to your needs. My style of photography is elegantly minimalist - your food is the focus.

“Most of the photographs (especially the best ones) found on our online presence and marketing materials were taken by Lauchlan Toal. During the process, Lauchlan worked closely and patiently with our staff.

Although Lauchlan is young, he displayed a professional attitude of a seasoned professional. I would gladly recommend this fine young man to anyone in need of quality photography.”

           — Ed and Matt Webber, Edible Matters Food Company Ltd.

Pricing will vary depending on your needs, but you need only buy the photos which you like - meaning there's no risk to you. Whether you need a few strategic photos to amplify your profits, or a complete menu re-design, I can help.

To discuss your specific situation and how I can help grow your restaurant, email me at