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Austin Texas Food and Prop Styling Photography Workshop :: Part Two

taYrM7gcYyzWKpatodZFjNpDBolrytLRQObqVFQDQDk Austin was a great location for our Food Prop Styling and Photography Workshop. We got to spend the day doing what we love and showing our attendees how to make the most of their images. Styling a photograph can be daunting if you write a blog, or simply love to make your food images shine, so a styling workshop can be just the ticket.

Deborah and I have been working together making beautiful images for many years. Whether it’s for a magazine, ad campaign, or a cookbook, we love to collaborate on how best to style and photograph food.

Deborah shot the images for my cookbook Picture Perfect Parties, and to say it was the most satisfying work experience for me to date, would be an understatement.

At our workshops, you can be part of that collaboration, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a day than creating beautiful images with other creatives. At our workshop last weekend that was the very experience we all had. Sharing, learning, and combining our ideas made for a lovely and lively day in Austin. Below are some of the captures from Deborah and myself; such a great group, such a great day!

2014 Austin Food styling & photo workshop Big thanks to Westelm Austin for providing such gorgeous props. Here’s a little set up I did with Deborah for our attendees to photograph and observe styling with a product line.

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Styling a still life for photo inspiration for our attendees with this amazing tray from Uncommon Objects.

2014 Austin Food styling & photo workshop IMG_6995 One of our happy stylist/photographer’s pictured here in her custom stylist apron by Raw Materials Design

wIJX_ydvY27sTS82rumu5mNZI4y1HDaTlG0O6vttaA0 Everyone left with a signed copy of my book Picture Perfect Parties, super cool stylist aprons, and a bag of goodies thanks to our fantastic sponsors.

Thanks to all that shared the day shared their creative energy, funny stories, and most of all, thank you for the great sense of community and creative energy that prevailed all day. xx

To sign up for our next workshop in Marrakech, Morocco sign up here!

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Italy Food/Prop + Photography Workshop Spring 2015



This summer many of you followed along on my Italian adventures on my instagram feed to see my Italian Summer. Well, I am happy to announce that next spring you can come along!

I will be conducting a prop/food photography workshop on the Italian Rivera, inĀ  the region of Liguria in my hometown of Alassio, Italy. This quaint little beach town is smack dab between Nice, France and Genoa, Italy is right on the sea, it’s a town filled with beach clubs, seaside restaurants, shops and lots of history.

June 4-8th, 2015 I will show you my Italy while helping you to create beautiful images along with expert photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

The workshop will be held on the grounds of the charming B&B owned by a lovely couple in Garlenda, Italy, about 10 minutes drive to Alassio. The Borgata Cantone Country House B&B is the perfect location. Emanuele a trained chef and his lovely wife Vittoria will be our hosts for this 3 day 4 night adventure.


We will photograph food and stillives using gorgeous Italian props and the backdrop of worn and textural surfaces on the grounds, we will forage on the grounds, and shop in town for local produce and products to photograph. You will learn the basics of food styling composition, and photographic techniques in the beautiful Italian countryside.

I will be posting all the specifics on my workshop page in October so look out for the announcement coming soon. I would love to hear from you if you are interested. Please leave a comment below with any questions as well. I can’t wait to share my Italian experience with you next Spring.


Ciao for now xx

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