Rikki Snyder Photography

I am a freelance photographer and stylist specializing in food, product and still life. I have a passion for writing, baking, color coordinating, beautiful light and prop shopping! 

Chicken Salad for NY Times

As the mid summer heat wares on, I find it difficult to crave anything that isn’t cold, light, and refreshing. So naturally when I was given the opportunity to shoot Julia Moskin’s recipe I was ecstatic to add another dish to my summer cooking repertoire. Southern cooking has revealed another hidden gem that I was proud to photograph: The best chicken salad ....more

Linguine With Lobster and Avocado

Inspired by ceviche, Florence Fabricant created this colorful dish with avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, scallions, tomatoes and lobster. It makes a great main dish or can be served alongside grilled chicken or sausage....more

Grill Recipes for the New York Times

I am so excited to have the grill out again. Everything tastes better on the grill and Sam Sifton's grilling guide has all the fundamentals and techniques to help you master the grill this year. I photographed these glazed grilled carrots, grilled arctic char with horseradish crema...more

Fajitas for the New York Times

Last month I photographed this great story on fajitas, salsa fresca and salsa verde for the New York Times. We did 3 different kinds, beef, chicken and shrimp. I have an infinite craving for all foods Mexican so I could not get enough of these dishes, in particular, that salsa verde ....more

Almond-Apricot Tart for the New York Times

This almond-apricot tart is totally divine. The apricots are simmered in whisky which makes a great compliment to the ground almonds...more

Katie Couric for New Beauty

Last fall I had the wonderful opportunity to work with New Beauty again. This time we were shooting Katie Couric's bathroom for the Beauty Access piece in the current issue (Spring 2016), now out on newsstands. I had a blast working with Katie's make up artist to style and...more

Kale-Romaine Caesar Salad for The NY Times

Julia Moskin's kale-romaine caesar salad turned some...more

Moqueca for The NY Times

This Moqueca, which is a Brazilian fish stew, is a bowl of pure sunshine. The dish offers all the flavors of Brazil wrapped in one tropical stew. It boasts everything from sea bass, shrimp and octopus tentacles to peppers, plaintains, tomatoes, onions and a white turnip ....more

Tamara Magel Design for Elle Decor

A few months ago I worked with Tamara Magel to photograph her beautiful project in Scarsdale, NY....more