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Why Working with a Team and Food and Props Stylist is Vital for Food Photography: A Case Study

Updated: Aug 7, 2023

As a food photographer, it's essential to recognize the value of working with a team and a food and props stylist. These individuals bring unique skills that can elevate your photography to new heights. This post will explore why you should consider collaborating with a team and food and props stylist. For example, we'll delve into my latest collaboration with the Washington Post Plant-Based Recipe Newsletter.

  1. Collaboration leads to better results.

Collaborating with a team, a food stylist and

props stylist can lead to better results in your food photography. This is because everyone brings their unique skills and perspectives to the table. A food stylist can help you make the food look as appetizing as possible, while a props stylist can help you create a cohesive and visually appealing setting. With their help, you can create a photograph that tells a story and captures the dish's essence.



2. Saves time and effort


Working with a team and a food and props stylist can

save you time and effort. When you work with experienced professionals, they can take care of many of the details you would otherwise have to handle yourself. This includes everything from sourcing ingredients and props to preparing and arranging the food on the set. With their help, you can focus on capturing the perfect shot without worrying about all the little details.


Food Styling : Kelly Coxe Photographed by Peggy Cormary


3. Provides access to resources and connections


Collaborating with a team and a food and props stylist can also give you access to resources and connections you wouldn't have otherwise. They can introduce you to new ingredients, help you source hard-to-find props, and even connect you with other professionals in the industry. This can help you build your portfolio and expand your network, leading to more opportunities and tremendous success. Let's look at my latest collaboration with the Washington Post Plant-Based Recipe Newsletter as an example of the benefits of working with a team and food and props stylist. For this project, I worked with a food

stylist and a props stylist to create a series of photographs showcasing plant-based recipes' beauty and deliciousness. With the help of the food stylist, we made the food look as appetizing as possible, highlighting the vibrant colors and textures of the ingredients. The props stylist helped us create a cohesive setting that complemented the food, using a variety of props and backgrounds to create a visually appealing image. Together, we created photographs that truly captured the essence of the plant-based recipes we were featuring.

In conclusion, working with a team and a food and props stylist can be incredibly beneficial for food photographers. They can help you create better results, save you time and effort, and provide you with access to resources and connections that can help you succeed. So, if you haven't already, consider collaborating with a team and a food and props stylist for your next project. The results might surprise you.


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