Rust Creative Photography


Rust Creative offers Ohio’s best in editorial & lifestyle photography, product and food photography, portraiture and more.

We use photography to create branded visual content that helps your business connect with people.

You know the old adage, “A pictures is worth a thousand words?” Its true (but don’t tell our copywriters). People are spending more time in media than ever before.

Media can no longer be treated as a commodity. Media is the dominant connection between people and brands and the most powerful asset for businesses to understand their existing and potential customers as real people.

Small businesses are reinventing themselves around media to accelerate brand growth. The more you interact with your customers using original, branded photo and video, the greater that connection.

Food Photography

Food Photography

Clients like Tree City Coffee & Franklin Hotel Bar can attest to the quality, scope, and attractiveness of employing Rust Creative to photograph their weekend and seasonal specials; lifestyle shots of the kitchen, staff or customers; or menus and advertisements.


“Roger has been a pleasure to work with. His eye for composition and creativity has brought our coffee and pastries to life! In addition, his candid shots of both employees and customers, have been perfect for our social media needs.” – Lauren Heroux, Tree City Coffee & Pastry

Food Photography
Food Photography

Photographing Food on Location

“I’m usually at restaurants during off-hours when the restaurant’s closed or when there’s not a lot of customers. I’ll sometimes bring a simple lighting setup but I try to shoot natural light as much as I can. I work closely with the chef, discussing timing, plating. I have to work fast – restaurants don’t have a lot of time, nor do they tend to have a large budget. So, I work quickly to capture the atmosphere of the restaurant as well as the essence of the food. I’m trying to capture the spirit of everything.” – Rust Creative photographer, Roger Hoover

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Community + Event Photography

When non-profit community supporter Main Street Kent needs a photographer for festivals, events, and promotions, they know Rust Creative will deliver timely, high-quality photography for use in print and digital advertising or social media use.


“Rust Creative has photographed several Main Street Kent events, both indoors and out, and they do a stellar job! We’re grateful for Rust Creative’s quality work and personable approach.” – Heather Malarcik, Executive Director, Main Street Kent