EatLove Team Showcase: Meet Ellie Yamanaka

This story is part of the EatLove Team Showcase series. Read along to learn about our outstanding members and see what drew them to EatLove.


In three sentences, here’s some background about myself:

I’m a total foodie and love spending my free time in the kitchen cooking and/or baking up a storm. A few years ago I saved up enough money to buy my own DSLR (digital single-lens reflex camera) so I could practice styling and photographing my culinary creations, and I’m super excited to see myself progress creatively. Other than food and photography, I love traveling, reading, watching tv, hiking, training, and being in nature.

Here’s what I do for my job:

  • Recipe ingestion
  • Grocery shopping
  • Cooking
  • Food styling and photography
  • Photo editing

My favorite thing about working for EatLove is…

I can combine my passions for food, health, and photography into something meaningful and useful for others.

Why does food matter?

I believe that food is medicine and by nourishing your body healthfully you will have the energy and motivation to thrive in life.

I believe in EatLove’s commitment to health through food because…

We can empower people to have a positive, nourishing relationship with food. Many times people can overcomplicate food and see some foods as “good” and others as “bad”, but I want to change this mindset. All foods fit and it’s so important to nourish yourself both physically and mentally.

Here are some of my favorite food photos:

Here are some of my favorite non-food photos:

Here’s a photo from Columbia River Gorge near Portland, OR.

Get in touch:

Instagram: @ellies_eeats