photo courtesy of  icarian photography

photo courtesy of icarian photography


I'm Meleyna Nomura. I am a San Francisco Bay Area-based food writer and photographer.

My storytelling focuses on the intersection between food and family. My writing highlights the realities of parenthood by celebrating those everyday, middle-of-the-road moments with a sense of humor. (Because at the end of the day, it's just dinner. You can try again tomorrow.) My blog captures my stories and shares recipes I have developed for our family. I also write articles, marketing copy, and social media strategy.

My photography journey started simply as a way to capture my kids' lives--the days that last for eternity, but the years seemingly slip through your fingers. My taste for candid shots of reality has translated into my food photography. Real ingredients, unfussy styling, and a love of celebrating the people behind the food.

I believe in the spirit of food and the way it influences our everyday--the human aspect of the people who create it, and the people you share it with. (Or sometimes, the pleasure of eating your lunch alone in your car after a day of raucous field trip chaperoning.) 

I am available for both writing and and photography projects. I'd love to help you tell your story!