We are AN independent photography studio

specializing in cannabis, booze, food - all the good stuff.

Punchbowl Studios is a creative photography studio brought to you by Fried Design Co. Lead creative and photographer Geoff Ridenour specializes in commercial product, lifestyle and cultivation photography for three things that are near and dear to all of our blessed little hearts: cannabis, alcohol, and food. From lip-smacking images of perfectly-prepared cocktails to macro-trichrome-holy-smokes reels, we can do it all. And, we're doing it all with a keen eye for detail and a quick wit that's sure to keep you entertained and engaged. We have options from basic on-white e-commerce photography all the way up to our premium styled and art-directed campaigns. All of it slays. Let's get after it.
A branding Illustration of a punchbowl with a skeleton and tentacles coming out of it.

Our Photography Services

Punchbowl Studios offers a range of services expertly executed with 15 years experience in commercial photography specializing in cannabis, liquor, food - all the good stuff. Whether you're seeking high-quality product and lifestyle shots, expert image retouching, or visual storytelling and stop motion, Punchbowl Studios is your your next great love story.

At Punchbowl Studios, we embrace "vice" as a playful nod to highly regulated industries. We get it – a little vice isn't everyone's cup of tea (or cocktail), you do you. We work with individuals from all walks of life, ensuring that your brand's story is told with authenticity and respect.


For the love of flower

We're not just photographers; we're cannabis connoisseurs. As the premier photo studio for cannabis products, manufacturing, lifestyle, and highly detailed flower photography in Missouri, we're here to elevate your brand.

Product Photography: From ultra-crisp focus-stacked buds to bright, airy layflats, we capture your cannabis products with precision.

Lifestyle Photography: let us transport your audience into the immersive world of cannabis, from cultivation to consumption.

Live Branch Photography: Capturing the vitality of flower, we create visuals that reflect the natural beauty of your cannabis plants.

Navigating the ever-changing landscape of cannabis compliance is our expertise. Whether in our Missouri studio or out in the field, we've got your cannabis photography needs covered.


Crafting the Spirit of Your Brand

We have mastered the art of crafting compelling narratives through the lens of Vice. As seasoned photographers in the world of food and beverage, our expertise goes beyond capturing images; we create visual stories that leave a lasting impression.

Classic & Contemporary Spirits:
Whether it's the timeless allure of a classic martini or the vibrant hues of a contemporary cocktail, we expertly showcase the spirit of your brand.

In Good Company: Join us at the bar, where the clink of glasses and the artistry of a craft cocktail meet. We bring an authentic touch to your brand, making your audience feel right at home.

N/A Cocktails and a THC Twist: For the brands that embrace the evolving landscape, we seamlessly blend the worlds of THC and non-alcoholic cocktails, extending your dry January  goals well into the months beyond.

We don't just capture drinks; we capture experiences. Join us for a journey where your brand's story is told through the lens of a cocktail glass. Cheers!


Capturing Moments, Crafting Narratives

We understand that people are at the heart of your brand. Our Lifestyle Photography services go beyond merely capturing moments – we craft narratives that resonate with your audience on a personal level.

Talented Collaborations:
People build brands, and we love bringing together a cast of talented individuals to create visual stories that showcase the essence of your brand.

Brand Narratives:
Let us turn your highly curated mood board into a captivating campaign. We delve into the core of your brand, creating visuals that tell stories and establish lasting connections.

Smiles Included: A photoshoot at Punchbowl Studios is not just about capturing images; it's about immortalizing moments that bring smiles to your audience's faces.

Experience the power of visual storytelling with Punchbowl Studios. We're here to turn your product into a compelling narrative that resonates with authenticity and passion.


Frame by Frame by frame

We believe in adding an extra dimension to your creative vision, and our Stop Motion Photography services are the perfect embodiment of that philosophy. From our childhood days spent meticulously posing action figures frame by frame to our current innovative approach, we've mastered the art of bringing your products to life.

Innovative Concepts: We swap your products, large or small, into captivating animations, breathing life into your creative vision.

Attention to Detail: Pixel-perfect retouching ensures that every frame is a work of art, delivering an immersive experience for your audience.

Location-Transporting Backgrounds: Immerse your product in various environments seamlessly with our digitally crafted backgrounds, transcending the limitations of a physical studio.

Elevate your brand with animated creativity that stops the scroll and mesmerizes your audience. Let's bring your products to life, frame by frame.

a animated stop motion photo of two people cheersing with san pellagrino


From pre-production to delivery we’ve got you covered.

Kickstarting the Conversation: Let's Talk Shop!

Our journey together begins with a straightforward Q&A session. This is where we cover project intricacies, from concept to execution and delivery. Whether you have a curated mood board or established brand guidelines, we're here to ensure everything aligns seamlessly. If this is your first time collaborating with a content studio, no worries – we've got you covered.

Ship it Securely: Sending in Your Samples

Package up the very best samples of each product, paying special attention to the details. Starting with crisp, clean products free of blemishes sets us up for success and keeps our retouchers from burning this mother down.

Products should be shipped to: Punchbowl Studios at 3938 S Lone Pine Avenue, Ste 102, Springfield, MO 65804

Production Protocol: Turning Plans into Action

Upon receiving your products, we swiftly conduct an inventory and present you with a shot list within 48 hours. This stage allows for any last-minute adjustments before diving into production. Once the shot list gets your approval, our team proceeds to capture your products according to the predetermined shoot schedule.

Post-Production Procedures: Crafting the Final Touches

Following the photo shoot, anticipate an email containing a link to review and select your preferred images. This marks the commencement of the final stage. Each image undergoes meticulous retouching to deliver a polished final product. Once approved and fully paid, we'll send you a sharable download link for the ultimate digital delivery.

FAQ around, find out.

Browse a list of our common questions, if you can't find your answer. Give us a shout.
Where do I send my product?

Fried Design Co.
3938 S Lone Pine Ave Ste 102
‍Springfield, MO 65806

Will I get my Samples back?

Absolutely! Include a prepaid return label with your shipment and once we wrap the shoot we’ll gladly package everything up with care and send back. In the event you do not require products to be returned we will dispose of them in the way of your choosing.

When can I expect my images?

Our current turnaround time is two weeks from the scheduled shoot date. However, we’ll be sure to give a custom quote at the start of each project depending on breath of work, individual needs and current capacity of the studio. Need it yesterday? Expedited services available subject to studio availability.

What’s the deal with licensing?

The lawyers will probably want something like perpetual, irrevocable worldwide copyright… Here’s the deal. Simply put the photos are yours, forever, to do whatever your heart desires. Punchbowl retains copyright for use in marketing, socials and proper display on the studio refrigerator.

Should I expect any additional fees?

We’ll have everything lined out for you before the shooting process begins keeping everything crystal clear. All packages include access to all in-studio props. Clients may send additional props or let us take care of that for a nominal additional cost.

What if I need to reschedule or cancel?

Shipping delay? Supply chain issues? We get it, you can reschedule one time by emailing us no less than 24 hours before the scheduled shoot time. We’ll do what we can to get you sorted out with as little delay as possible.

Punchbowl does not offer refunds. We’re here to make it right if you don’t love the final product. If we didn’t nail it let us know, no hard feelings. We’ve been doing this a long while now and you won’t hurt our feelings. We’re professionals and we’ll make it right.

What if I can’t ship my product?

Sometimes it’s not possible to ship your items direct to the studio. Let’s chat logistics and see if our on-site services might be a better fit.