"I love lifestyle shots with hands, children, pets and obviously food because I love showing the connection between humans and food."
I am a professional food photographer and paleo blogger based in Godalming, Surrey originally from Cape Town in South Africa. Between shooting recipe books for publishers I'll work on my own blog or with brands doing recipe development and photography.
General photography has always been a passion of mine on a very much amateur basis but it was only until a few years ago that I decided to really focus in on food and turn it into a profession.
I love lifestyle shots with hands, children, pets and obviously food because I love showing the connection between humans and food. My kitchen is permanently untidy from all the cooking and my dishwasher is my best friend in the whole world!
I regularly use Photo Boards® when photographing for recipe books because I need to be able to capture the dish without over-styling, this is where the boards come in so handy because they add an interesting background without taking away from the dish.
My Favourite Photo Boards
Cloud - This is my most used board because it adds gorgeous texture especially if the clarity is increased in post-production.
Provence - The colour and texture in this one is stunning! It really adds an amazing pop to an otherwise boring brown dish like a curry or stew!
Spotlight - Dark photography is my go-to-style and this board gets used for so many vertical and horizontal backgrounds.