Joanie Simon in her home studio kitchen.Joanie Simon is a commercial food photographer and educator based in Phoenix, Arizona. She shoots for a variety of restaurants and creates crave-able images for food brands including their products in seasonally focused recipes. Self-taught, Joanie started in food photography as a food blogger. After sharing her images on social media and making connections with local restauranteurs and food-focused PR agencies, she booked her first paid jobs, leading eventually to a full time business. In 2017 she launched The Bite Shot on YouTube as an educational resource for those looking to start in food photography and to bring a niche community closer together.