TJ-PicT. J. Hine Photography celebrated its 30th year in business in 2014, successfully producing dynamic food and beverage images for a customer base that includes consumer product companies, restaurants, and food distributors, as well as cookbook and magazine publishers.

With an expert’s eye for detail, composition, and design, T. J. creates appetizing food photos, dramatic pours and splashes, elegant tabletop shots, and product packaging that provides plenty of shelf appeal.

The photo studio is fully equipped and includes a full-service kitchen to accommodate our clients’ needs. There is never a charge for in-house prop usage.


A native of upstate New York, T. J. makes his home in a circa-1890 Victorian home in Chicago’s Old Irving Park neighborhood with his wife and a rescued mutt named Banjo. He is an active member of the Old Irving Park Assn., for which he designs and produces a 64-page neighborhood newsletter each month.

T. J. also serves on the board of Chicago Creative Coalition, an educational and networking organization for communication arts professionals. He is a past-president and currently functions as director of special projects.

In his spare time, T. J. enjoys jumping out of perfectly good airplanes and has made more than 4,500 skydives, holding numerous formation records and medals. When on the ground, T. J. enjoys the game of golf, but in this sport, his accomplishments leave a lot to be desired.