Molly DeCoudreaux is a photographer based in San Francisco who thrives on telling stories about food culture, creating lifestyle work that communicates the essence of a brand's story, and travels often for both client and editorial work. With a preference for being on-location, she works collaboratively to respond to the environments in which she shoots, capturing the moment through nuance and gesture.

As a Bay Area native, Molly has deep connections to the Northern California food & restaurant community in addition to small business owners, designers, & creatives. Molly’s experience as a photographer with a food industry background allows her to nimbly access kitchen environments and the culture and production of food with a deep respect and unquenchable interest. The people who cultivate, create, and transform food through labor and love are whom Molly wants to spend time with and learn from.

Her work can be seen in two newly released cookbooks, SHARP and FEED YOUR PEOPLE and is a collaborating member of the Ten Thousand Hours Project, a creative studio focused on telling the stories of small food and beverage producers through photography and video.

Molly’s clients include Masienda, Stumptown Coffee, The Battery, The Wine Group, Wise Sons Deli, Scribe Winery, Birite Market, Annie's Homegrown, Quince, Fernet-Branca, Mile IQ, Fort Point Beer, Shelter Co, Hana Ranch, Dandelion Chocolate, Farmhand Kitchen, Equator Coffee, Outpost Trade, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Greens Restaurant, Culture Magazine, Ambrosia Magazine, Refinery29, Mother Magazine


Made By Hand, Photographs from the making of SHARP will be opening on September 21st as part of Bernal Cutlery’s Grand Re-Opening in their handsome new 766 Valencia St. location. This exhibition represents Molly’s personal edit of images from her photography for the book, and reflects what most held her focus- the gesturally rich nexus of the knife makers and their work. Please join her in celebrating the re-opening of Bernal Cutlery and the exhibition on September 21st, 4-6pm.