About Heath

It was a love of photography that inspired Heath Robbins to leave his job as an agency executive and travel the world with a camera in hand. More than twenty years later, it is his love for food, people, and making pictures, that continues to fuel his commercial photography career with focus and passion. For every client and for every shoot, Heath sets out to capture moments, tastes, and emotions that pull people out of their everyday, and straight into the moments that he creates.


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Day (Night) in the life of a restaurant

I had the pleasure of shooting in Chef Jeff Fournier's two restaurants this month: 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen. Incredible restaurants, amazing food and fantastic crews. My goal was to catch a little slice of what life is like in the back of the restaurant. 

I've shot in hundreds of kitchens and know what it can be like; my goal was to show the chefs intensity, dedication to their craft and deep partnerships.

It's like a dance, shooting in the working kitchen of a busy restaurant, but these guys were really great as I moved in and out of their carefully coreographed movement.

Here is a small selection of the hundreds of pictures we shot. You can see more of my personal lifestyle work, shot in restuarants, on my website.


These were taken at Waban Kitchen:

These were taken at 51 Lincoln:


PDN Photo Annual Winner

We're thrilled to announce that our new website was selected as a winner in the 2013 PDN Photo Annual! This contest is one of the most respected in our industry and we're honored to be a winner. Click here to check out our website featuring Heath Robbins' food and lifestyle photography.  And, here is PDN's online announcement!

The relaunch of our site clearly presents food and lifestyle photography as Heath's two specialties. The architecture is easy to navigate and allows us to display big pictures that load quickly for the user. Since the launch, visits have increased and more in-person portfolio reviews have been booked, which have resulted in several new accounts!  

A huge thanks to Dan Stewart at Deep Group for designing the site and to Drew and Jason who prepared dozens of picture files for the launch of this site. Bravo team!





Party time

Check out our final images captured for Kingfish Media and client PartyLite.  We shot 10 lifestyle images in just 2 days-possible only because of our unbelievably dedicated crew and lots of laughs between shots! ~Jenna



You say "potato"...

You say "potato" and I say "patattah!"  Either way, we love them. Heath and the crew were happy to board a tiny prop plane to find the potato mecca of the Northeast. Here are a few snaps of our trip to the fields of Presque Isle, Maine on assignment for McCain Foods with The Alchemedia Project.

Drew is happy to have his feet on solid ground.Straight from the plane to the field; Scouting locations for two busy days of shooting.


All hands on deck to capture still and motion during the "golden" hour!Jason, our stand-in while we prepare for the real farmer. He looks tough, but we all know the truth.

Tim, looking equally tough as a stand-in.

Heath and Tim surveying the next shot. These guys have been working together for over 12 years!


Finally....a sneak peek at a few of our final shots. Thanks to our Creative Director, Tim, as well as Sarah, Lori and the folks at McCain Foods for a great shoot! ~Jenna




Friendly's: New Menu. New Look.

Friendly's is getting a makeover!

We recently worked with the creative team from the VIA Agency and the brand managers from Friendly's, creating imagery for their all new ice cream and breakfast menus. For three days our fridges were brimming with their famous peanut butter sauce. All of our chest freezers and a walk-in freezer were full of 3 gallon tubs of delicious ice cream. Jealous? You should be.

Creative Director Chris Avantaggio gave Heath the challenge of shooting the product for an extremely vertical presentation and our producer, Drew, had to track down a Kelvinator. He called every restaurant supply store in the Northeast, but Drew found it!  And Heath, who is always looking for the next challenge, had fun scaling our 8' scaffolding in order to get the perfect angle.

It wasn't all work; we had a little down time, including a FriendZ making contest. Drew (our resident Sweet Tooth) won with the idea to add crushed red velvet cones into his. Delish.

Check out the menus below and a few shots from behind the scenes! ~Jenna





Our 4 o'clock FriendZ break!


Heath and Chris playing a quick game in between shots 


On day 2...A surprise treat for our clients! We heart you Rolling River Massage.

Heath set up shop on the scaffolding 

I think we were laughing about how long it might be before one of us dove into the ice cream!


...It wasn't long.

 Thanks to the teams at VIA and Friendly's for a fun shoot! And, thanks for leaving behind some of that amazing peanut butter sauce. It did not go to waste.