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Bookings open for our Daylesford Food Photography Workshop in May 2019 at the beautiful @aghadoeestate All meals catered for, including beautiful cakes that you will learn to style, photograph and then eat as you learn processing techniques. We look at flash photography, different styles of processing, and enjoy chats around the fire. With a maximum of 6 people for the workshop, there is plenty of time to have one on one time with your two mentors @ewenbell and @ironchefshellie Head to my website for more information and to secure you place! #shelliefoodlove #foodphotographyworkshop #foodstylingworkshop #photographyworkshop #daylesford #flatlay
Itโ€™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 itโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ข
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!!! Iโ€™m slightly hung over, actually, Iโ€™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 ainโ€™t so bad after all!!
I get distracted very very easily... Iโ€™m supposed to be editing but instead Iโ€™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!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Memories like these will last a lifetime! Take me back to the @agrariankitchen with our personal chef @ironchefshellie โค๏ธ
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 ๐Ÿ“
Yesterday marked 30 days until Iโ€™m 30... Luckily I have a jam packed few weeks so I wonโ€™t think about it too much ๐Ÿ˜œ Plus the best part is I get to eat lots and lots of cake and this year Iโ€™ve enlisted the help of the gorgeous and incredibly talented @bakedbyjess_geelong ! This yellow delight is from the amazing team at @agrariankitchen in Tassie! ๐Ÿ˜
Geeezzz how is it nearing the end of June?! Iโ€™m fast approaching 30 ๐Ÿ˜ณ and itโ€™s scaring the shit out of me! Iโ€™ve only done 3 things on my bucket list and I havenโ€™t done any of the โ€˜before Iโ€™m 30โ€™ 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, Iโ€™m not liking the cold lately ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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 Iโ€™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!!!! Iโ€™m just a tad excited ๐Ÿ˜‚ If only I these delicious cupcakes to help me celebrate ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
Take me back to this magical place please!! The incredibly amazing @agrariankitchen in Tassie! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ
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! ๐Ÿ˜ #holidaydreaming
#fig + #honey + #pistachio toast topper works with ANY CHEESE.... This is Laughing Cow, seriously. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿฎ #lazydelicious #cheese on #toast #shelliefoodlove
Iโ€™ve been a busy bee lately. Not only have I been taking pictures, Iโ€™ve also been planning and writing the content for a photography workshop Iโ€™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!
New post now on the website - Daylesford Food Photography Workshop and our collaboration with @maxwellandwilliamsofficial . The cookbook also to all those delicious recipes we devoured over the 4 days ๐Ÿ˜ #linkinbio . . . #shelliefoodlove #foodstylingworkshop #foodphotographyworkshop #photographyworkshop
A beautiful meal prepared by @ironchefshellie , with uncommonly delicious ethical pork from #jonaifarms . Cherishing more mindfully the provenance of food after talking about ethicurean farming with @tammois + @blackpigfarmer #lunch #shelliefoodlove
The chocolate cravings have well and truly kicked in tonight!! But alas Iโ€™m still #sugarfree !! Itโ€™s been a crazy week but Iโ€™m looking forward to a sleep in, @houseiberia โ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
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
@ironchefshellie 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 ๐Ÿ‘Œ
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 ๐Ÿ˜…
Roasted pears on brioche with rosemary. I have been wanting to make this recipe by @donna.hay for so long, so I finally made it on the photography workshop we ran and it was a huge hit! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ’“. #shelliefoodlove #photographyworkshop #foodphotographyworkshop #foodstylingworkshop #daylesford
Nothing beats a fresh batch of kardemummabullar ๐Ÿ˜ that smell as they bake in the oven, and hit the table to enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk. #shelliefoodlove #kardemummabullar #kanelbullar #kanelbulle #foodstylingworkshop #foodphotographyworkshop #photographyworkshop
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!! ๐Ÿ˜‹ We have been eating like kings all weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Š 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 ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ‘
An ace breakfast by @ironchefshellie to finish off an ace weekend, with ace peeps ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘#shelliefoodlove #foodphotography #foodstyling #waffles
Birthday Waffles ๐Ÿ’• | Another shot that I love. Thanks @ewenbell and @ironchefshellie for your guidance and the waffles ๐Ÿ˜Š #shelliefoodlove
Flash photography, fresh figs and friands were my muse yesterday under the expert guidance of @ewenbell and @ironchefshellie. 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 ๐Ÿ˜
Photos emerging from this weekendโ€™s food styling/photography workshop being held at Aghadoe Estate. Photo courtesy of the talented team of @ironchefshellie @ewenbell #foodstylingworkshop #foodphotographyworkshop #shelliefoodlove #photographyworkshop #daylesfordfoodlove #workshops
Yesterday I cooked up pork belly from #jonaifarms with sage and garlic. Not forgetting hassleback potatoes on the side! Today we go and meet the piggys at Jonai Farms and enjoy lunch with the happiest pig farmer, butcher, all around legend for ethicial farming and nice gal @tammois ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ’“. . . #shelliefoodlove #foodphotographyworkshop #photographyworkshop #foodstylingworkshop #porkbelly . . . Thank you to @maxwellandwilliamsofficial For the beautiful plates too.
Spoons | A few gorgeous vintage pieces. How lovely are these little spoons? #shelliefoodlove
Yesterday @teaathenrys and I arrived in Daylesford for a food photography and styling workshop with with the uber talented duo @ironchefshellie and @ewenbell. 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 ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ“ธ
Tea love | Iโ€™m loving todayโ€™s photo too ๐Ÿ’• #shelliefoodlove
A beautiful first day with our food photography workshop crew. The first day included this, my birthday cake! A honey cake with a rhubarb cream cheese frosting ๐Ÿ’“ . #shelliefoodlove #foodphotographyworkshop #photographyworkshop #foodstylingworkshop
#countdown 7 months to go #21stanniversary ๐Ÿ‘ฌโค๏ธ๐ŸŒˆ #Repost @ironchefshellie with @get_repost ใƒปใƒปใƒป Welcome to our farm house for the next few days for our Daylesford Food Photography Workshop ๐Ÿ“ท. The beautiful @aghadoeestate where the chickens roam free (and into the house if we don't close the doors!). The air is clear and the sunsets are beautiful. #shelliefoodlove #foodphotographyworkshop #foodstylingworkshop #photographyworkshop
Welcome to our farm house for the next few days for our Daylesford Food Photography Workshop ๐Ÿ“ท. The beautiful @aghadoeestate where the chickens roam free (and into the house if we don't close the doors!). The air is clear and the sunsets are beautiful. #shelliefoodlove #foodphotographyworkshop #foodstylingworkshop #photographyworkshop
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 ๐Ÿ˜Š
Cupcakes and cups of tea, minus the cupcakes! I hope you had a fab Friday the 13th!!
Iโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ So Iโ€™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 canโ€™t wait!! Especially after my last trip to Hobart and how flipping amazing it was!! I seriously want to move to Tassie, itโ€™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!!
Delicious cakes and pretty plates!! All thanks to the gorgeous @ridgelinepottery ๐Ÿ˜
Iโ€™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!! ๐Ÿ˜ What is everyone up to this Easter?? After the last couple of weeks Iโ€™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 Iโ€™ve taken to date! It helps when you have delicious chocolate tiramisu cups to photograph! Iโ€™d break my #sugarfree for one of these babies! ๐Ÿคค
And sometimes you capture moments like this! @ironchefshellie checking to see where the plate was made! Isnโ€™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 itโ€™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!! Iโ€™m pretty happy with it!
Iโ€™m officially 8 weeks #sugarfree and itโ€™s safe to say I am no longer a sweet tooth. Which is a damn shame because I love cake!!! I havenโ€™t had any cravings for sweets for a LONG time, which is awesome but Iโ€™m giving myself a get out of jail free card this weekend when Iโ€™m gallivanting around Sydney! I mean, I am going to @chinadollsydney for dinner and I canโ€™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, itโ€™s wine time! A great way to cap off a wonderful, sunny weekend! #tedssomethingred
I havenโ€™t eaten bread in over 3 weeks, #killme !! Iโ€™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 oโ€™clock cupcake feels..... ๐Ÿคค
When youโ€™re shooting cocktails at a fancy hotel in 30degreesC + you didnโ€™t bring your togs ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿธโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ#poolside #cocktails #drinks #shelliefoodlove
Ewen (@ewenbell ) being Steve Irwin at @ridgelinepottery ! What amazing wildlife we have here in Australia! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸฆŽ
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 ๐Ÿ˜‚ Just joking, Iโ€™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 didnโ€™t fit into 6 weeks ago!!! Apparently it comes in threes so fingers crossed I win a million dollars today! Happy Tuesday! #tedssomethingred
Miss @ironchefshellie doing her thing!
When you wear the perfect dress to compliment the dish and get roped into being the hand model! Such a delicious lunch at @frogmorecreek !! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜@myfavouritelittletreat @edenespresso
Farm forages and vibrant yellows make for magical days at @agrariankitchen ๐Ÿ˜
Where thereโ€™s smoke.... thereโ€™s Lao food cooking ๐Ÿ˜‰ #luangprabang #cookingschool #laos #shelliefoodlove
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