Emma Paling McGough is a professional commercial photographer based in the North East of England, she graduated from Cleveland College of Art and Design with a first class honours degree in Photography.
Emma's passion is for food photography; her inspiration to create beautiful images of food comes from the desire to construct a concept, sell an idea, inspire the viewer to make, share, and eat good food. There are many good food photographers but it is her belief that she captures the actual essence of the dining experience. Emma is a creative and driven professional who can help achieve your vision through collaboration.
In addition to food, Emma can provide a quality and creative e-commerce product photography service to give your online retail presence a professional presentation. Emma also has a wealth of experience in events photography, capturing all the candid and significant moments of your professional or social engagement.
Emma is a Licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photographers. She is also a Phase One Certified Professional.
In 2018 Emma’s creativity in the field of food photography was recognised by being selected for the Foodelia Awards four times and she is represented by them as a collective, further details can be found here. In June 2017 she won the Anjool Malde Photography Award in recognition of her dedication and hard work throughout her studies at Cleveland College of Art and Design. In 2016 Emma was a finalist at the Association of Photographers Student Awards and went on to exhibit this work in London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow.
All photographs and text are copyright © Emma Paling McGough 2019. All rights reserved.
Food and Drink Guide
Gutsy Girl and Co
The Ship at Redmarshall
Fifteas Vintage Tearooms
Doulton Border Leicester Yarn
Building Self Belief CIO
Everything English Education Consultancy
All Women Enterprise
Duncan Yellowlees Training
Kirath Ghundoo Surface Pattern Design Studio
Kirk Merrington Primary School
Hart and Elwick Schools
Simon Carson Sports Schools
Sustrans North East
RNR HMS Calliope
No 42, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham - 2018
No 42, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham - 2017
City of Glasgow College, Glasgow - 2017
Retina Festival, Edinburgh - 2017
Cleveland College of Art & Design Degree Show, Hartlepool - 2017
The Printspace, Shoreditch, London - 2016
Pod, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham - 2016
The Orchard Gallery, Reeth, North Yorkshire - 2015
The Glasshouse, Darlington, Co Durham - 2013