I am a San Francisco Bay Area-based food and product photographer, whose career with food spans three decades. I trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and the Richemont Fachschule in Luzern, Switzerland. My approach to food photography is not only meticulous it takes a deep dive to create compelling, creative content about the food where food is the hero. My knowledge and relationship with ingredients, cooking processes, recipe development, and flavor pairings allow me to play in a most delicious way. I always focus on "appetizing" and "enticing" for food and anything I shoot. Plus I am a mom who cooks at home so I "get" what consumers want, too!
My experience as a chef, stylist, and photographer has received many awards including APA Top 100, ACF Gold Medal, and a juried fine art photo exhibit at Art Basel Miami. Serving as Executive Pastry Chef for 2 Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, I served many stars, corporate clients, foreign dignitaries, and Super Bowl, teams. I completed certificates for Visual Art and Graphic Design at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco and am finishing a master's degree in food business with an emphasis on branding and sustainability at the Culinary Institute of America.
A lean and nimble approach to creating stunning visual results is my strength. I enjoy working closely with business owners, brands, agencies, strategists, and designers to build vivid, authentic imagery that engages the visual taste of the viewer.