That time I became a food stylist
I’m a big fan of good food. And I’m fond of photography. So I was thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if I could take photos of food?
Enter Jo from A Divine Dish. I’ve tasted food that this talented lady has cooked and it. is. delicious. Like, so good. Jo emailed me about something totally different and I was all, “hey, can I take photos of your food?” As it turned out Jo had been in the process of updating her website and was in need of some new photos.
I was thinking, this is perfect, I love food and now I’ve signed up to take photos of it. I can do that. Then I sat down to think about it and then I panicked a little bit because I’ve never styled food before. I like to look at perfectly styled bowls of soup with just the right amount of garnish and an impossibly beautiful bench top in the background. But then I’ve tried instagramming my dinner a few times and it did not go so well.
I was only halfway up Jo’s driveway when I was hit with the divine smell of stuffed chicken breasts, fresh ciabatta cooking, and parmesan cheese wafting around the neighbourhood. There was beautiful food covering every single surface in her kitchen.
Needless to say Wayne and I (and my Mum and Nana!) ate very well that night.
I feel like I completely faked my way through this shoot, but I’m damn proud of the results. If this is where we start, let’s see where we can take this food styling thing!
If you’re a caterer or a restauranteur in Invercargill or Queenstown, hit me up!
These chocolates are homemade and they are HEAVENLY. I ate about 6 of them one day. And they are rich so I’m quite proud of that effort.
Macaroni cheese for the kids! Yummo!