No, this is not my food styling, but it might very well be soon! Some exciting news is that I’ve been invited to attend the upcoming Denise Vivaldo’s Introduction to Professional Food Styling class in Auckland. As you can imagine, I’m over the moon about this!
One of the things that I want to develop is my styling skills for the blog and contract work, so this could not have come at a better time for me. Interestingly before starting my blog, I never gave it any thought at all but as I took more and more photos, fluffed a little here and there, raided my cupboard for props, then added and subtracted, I saw how much pleasure I got from this little artistic moment. I guess it’s a way to satisfy my visual creative urge because admittedly I am hopeless at art, in fact my almost 7-year-old son can draw better than I can – this is true and a little embarrassing!
It’s going to be so much fun to learn the tricks of the trade by Denise Vivaldo, author of The Food Stylist’s Handbook and the woman who has cooked for presidents, royalty and celebrities, oh and even catered for the Academy Awards! This is just a tiny bit of her string of accolades so talk about learning from the best. Along side Denise will be Kirsty Bryson, a Dunedin girl who has a stella career in food styling and who will be returning home from Australia for the course.
I feel like so much is going on in my little blogging world right now. My head is spinning with the possibilities about what this journey is all about and the future for me. Do you ever have these moments when everything seems just so exciting? So before I sign off, I want to say a BIG thank you to all of you, because if you didn’t turn up here, most probably all of these sweet things that are coming my way right now wouldn’t be happening. So I promise to learn every little technique possible and delight you with my food shots okay!
If any of you food bloggers, photographers, and stylists or wannabe stylists like me would like to hone your skills and learn from the best, you can find all of the details over here. From what I can tell, Denise is a real character and the day looks set to be really entertaining!
P.S. Apparently that ice-cream is fake and the steak not cooked through and we’ll be learning these techniques in class!
All images courtesy of Denise Vivaldo. Styling: Jazreel Chan and Photo: Dario Milano