Unfortunately my family got some sad news from the UK over the weekend, so I will be flying out soon. I’ll be taking a bit of a break from social media to be with my family and hopefully I’ll be back in early November. Apologies to my clients for having to cancel upcoming shoots and any inquiries via phone or email will be responded to when I return home. Thank you for understanding, as you would know family comes first especially during tough times. Love to you all, make sure you tell you’re loved ones you adore them and give them an extra big hug today ❤️
Planning a workshop is tricky business, especially when I keep reminiscing about workshops I’ve attended! Mine won’t be nearly as amazing as some I’ve attended but I promise it will have delicious food, coffee, good vibes, new friends and of course a few handy food photography tips 😜
I’m not going to lie, if these appeared in front of me right now I’ll probably eat them all!!!!
Happy Friday!!!! Here’s to friends, delicious food and empty plates this weekend!!!
It’s probably no secret that I have a massive sweet tooth and my current addiction is caramel M&Ms... I mean seriously they are sooooo damn good!! But it’s time again for me to give up the sugar and take it further than I did last time (I lasted 17 weeks last time!!) So wish me luck as I try again to eliminate my favourite food group! See ya later delicious sweet treats I will miss you 😩😣😢
I could probably eat ALL of this chicken if it was in front of me right now!! @ironchefshellie
If there are any leftovers from your lunch today, send them my way!!! I’m slightly hung over, actually, I’m incredibleg hung!!! I celebrated my 30th in style last night, with the most delicious food and a few too many cocktails! I must admit, turning 30 ain’t so bad after all!!
I get distracted very very easily... I’m supposed to be editing but instead I’m looking at photos from my trip to Hobart last year and reminiscing about eating at the delicious @frogmorecreek.
Ohhhh take me back!!! Ok Jo, enough. Get back to editing.... Ooohhhh wait, I have chocolate to eat first!! 😂😂
Living is easy with eyes closed,
Misunderstanding all you see,
It's getting hard to be someone
But it all works out,
It doesn't matter much to me 🍓
Yesterday marked 30 days until I’m 30... Luckily I have a jam packed few weeks so I won’t think about it too much 😜 Plus the best part is I get to eat lots and lots of cake and this year I’ve enlisted the help of the gorgeous and incredibly talented @bakedbyjess_geelong
! This yellow delight is from the amazing team at @agrariankitchen
in Tassie! 😍
Geeezzz how is it nearing the end of June?! I’m fast approaching 30 😳 and it’s scaring the shit out of me! I’ve only done 3 things on my bucket list and I haven’t done any of the ‘before I’m 30’ tasks... Someone please stop time or send help or send an abundance of tiramisu!!!!!!
Before they become plump, juicy, blue beauties!!! Fingers and toes to this weather is sticking around for a bit, I’m not liking the cold lately 🙅🏻♀️
I find myself looking through these images all the time. I absolutely love them, not only because I think they are some of the best photos I’ve taken but watching Ben and Peta at @ridgelinepottery
create their beautiful pieces was just magical. Something I will never forget!
Celebrating the fact that we have a three day weekend!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I’m just a tad excited 😂 If only I these delicious cupcakes to help me celebrate 😩
Take me back to this magical place please!! The incredibly amazing @agrariankitchen
in Tassie! 😍❤️
Someone whisk me away to a far away land where my mind runs free and I my heart is full.... Hurry up August, I want to frolic in Byron Bay already! Or just go back to @agrariankitchen
in gorgeous Tassie! 😍 #holidaydreaming
I’ve been a busy bee lately. Not only have I been taking pictures, I’ve also been planning and writing the content for a photography workshop I’m hosting later this year! I love what I do and if I can pass on what knowledge I have and help people start their photography journey, then I will be one happy girl!! Stay tuned for details coming very soon!
The chocolate cravings have well and truly kicked in tonight!! But alas I’m still #sugarfree
!! It’s been a crazy week but I’m looking forward to a sleep in, @houseiberia
’s Vegan Dinner tomorrow night and a trip to the Queenscliffe Market on Sunday! I hope you all had a good week and are enjoying a relaxing Friday evening! 😘😘
Cake and plates | I still haven't made made my own birthday cake yet... but I've been dreaming about this cake and the gorgeous vintage plates that we photographed last week as part of our Food Photography course. What flavour cake is your favourite for birthday cakes? This one was made by the wonderful @ironchefshellie
for her own birthday which we also celebrated during the course. It is a honey cake with rhubarb cream cheese frosting. #shelliefoodlove
cooked us a colourful feast fit for King's (and Queen's) on our first day of the photography workshop at @aghadoeestate.
Heirloom Tomato and Plum Salad, Pomegranate and Goat's Cheese Salad, Roasted Pears on Brioche and the most delicious duck pie ever. All washed down with a glass of sparkling Shiraz. I could definitely get used to this 👌
Breakfast waffles for Lisa from @teaathenrys
was the best way to kick off the last day of our food photography workshop in Daylesford. I met some super fab ladies and a gent on the workshop and learnt a whole heap that I'm going to put into practice with my own food photos. Here's hoping anyway 😅
A big thanks to the lovely Ewen & Shellie for once again holding their Food styling/photography workshop at our place (fourth year in a row) and thanks also for all of the delicious treats, including some of this amazing pork belly & hasselback potatoes, cream cheese tart, lasagne, birthday cake oh and the scrumptious kannebular!! 😋 We have been eating like kings all weekend! 😊 photo courtesy @ironchefshellie @ewenbell #shelliefoodlove #foodstylingworkshop #foodphotographyworkshop
After a trip to Daylesford's amazing @millmarkets
we headed to Jonai Farms for lunch with owners @tammois
and Stuart and their drove of ethically raised pigs. Tammi and Stuart have made the decision to only eat meat from ethically raised animals and are part of a growing movement of small farmers who place animal welfare first. I found their story fascinating and have vowed to make better decisions as to where I buy my meat from 🐮🐷🐑
Flash photography, fresh figs and friands were my muse yesterday under the expert guidance of @ewenbell
Everyone on this workshop has a different style but everyone's pics have been amazing. Then again it's not hard to take incredible pics when the food is this photogenic 😍
Spoons | A few gorgeous vintage pieces. How lovely are these little spoons? #shelliefoodlove
and I arrived in Daylesford for a food photography and styling workshop with with the uber talented duo @ironchefshellie
learnt so much in the first day and I'm finally figuring out how to use my camera off AUTO. Whoops. Check out my mad skills peeps 🤙📸
Later this week we are heading to Daylesford for our annual food photography workshop there. Unfortunately two of our favourite restaurants that we frequent closed last week so there's been a bit of last minute scrambling for plan B.
Also our car got wiped out by a kangaroo last week and I got food poisoning. Life sure handed us a big pile of lemons last week! Let's home this coming week is delicious lemon pie 😊
Cupcakes and cups of tea, minus the cupcakes! I hope you had a fab Friday the 13th!!
I’m so sick at the moment #sorestthroatever
, which means I have absolutely no tastebuds. Yep, I added nearly a tablespoon of salt to a soup today and it still had no flavor. 😩 So I’m just going though my insta feed and dreaming about eating the dishes I have photographed. Wah, someone give me sympathy!
I just booked a little trip to Tassie for later in the year and I can’t wait!! Especially after my last trip to Hobart and how flipping amazing it was!! I seriously want to move to Tassie, it’s such an beautiful place and the house prices are so much more affordable than Geelong! PS. If you want some photos to jazz up your socials, website or just coz, get in contact with me now!!
I’ve been trying to avoid the dreaded Easter eggs but I have failed miserably!! The first bit of choccy I have had in 2 months. It was ok but a slice of this tart would have been better!! 😍 What is everyone up to this Easter?? After the last couple of weeks I’ve had, sleep, sleep and more sleep is on the cards for me!
I love this weather! Cold, raining and thunderstorms! It just makes me want to be in the kitchen all day, cooking something delicious, feeling the warmth from the oven and enjoying the smells that fill the kitchen! Ahhh heaven!! Bring on winter!!
One of my favourite photos I’ve taken to date! It helps when you have delicious chocolate tiramisu cups to photograph! I’d break my #sugarfree
for one of these babies! 🤤
And sometimes you capture moments like this! @ironchefshellie
checking to see where the plate was made! Isn’t she just the sweetest?!
It amazes me every day what us humans can do. We are truly magical creatures and we do truly magical things!! Like Ben here from @ridgelinepottery
, his incredible hands make beautiful pottery that gets sent all over the globe!
Every morning as the sun rises in Luang Prabang about 200 monks walk the streets in single line for a Buddhist alms giving ceremony. The locals await with sticky rice, offering it to each monk as their daily food gift. #luangprabang #laos #alms #travel #shelliefoodlove
One of my goals for this year is to really learn the ins and outs of using artificial light. As most of you will know, I only shoot with natural light. And I love it, but unfortunately it’s not available all day. I dabbled with using a flash kit in Hobart and I absolutely loved it, this is one of the images I shot using artificial light!! I’m pretty happy with it!
I’m officially 8 weeks #sugarfree
and it’s safe to say I am no longer a sweet tooth. Which is a damn shame because I love cake!!! I haven’t had any cravings for sweets for a LONG time, which is awesome but I’m giving myself a get out of jail free card this weekend when I’m gallivanting around Sydney! I mean, I am going to @chinadollsydney
for dinner and I can’t say no to their desserts!! #yolo
All the colours of the rainbow! The amazingly delicious @frogmorecreek
was the perfect spot for a long lunch, with lots of wine, surrounded by beautiful people!! Ah take me back!!
Ahhh finally, it’s wine time! A great way to cap off a wonderful, sunny weekend! #tedssomethingred
I haven’t eaten bread in over 3 weeks, #killme
!! I’m craving every bread product known to man, especially @ironchefshellie
famous flatbread! Drool factor at a major high today! GIVE ME ALL THE CARBS!!!
Them 3 o’clock cupcake feels..... 🤤
Nothing beats big beautiful windows, an abundance of natural light and a magical space to photograph in! @agrariankitchen
, you are divine!!
My attempt at a cherry pie 😂 Just joking, I’m not that clever!! PS. Today has been a good day so far, my orthodontist said my braces come off in 4 weeks!! AND I fit into a top I didn’t fit into 6 weeks ago!!! Apparently it comes in threes so fingers crossed I win a million dollars today! Happy Tuesday! #tedssomethingred