Feast Photography | FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY | FOOD STYLING | Queensland

Collaborators

The makers of magic

Our Collaborators

Food Styling, recipe testing & development, writer & stylist.

Sarah DeNardi
Food Stylist

As a Feast collaborator:

Sarah is calm, focused, experienced, tenacious and has not only an amazing eye for detail but the ability to juggle and adapt as the situation changes. She is a fantastic listener, a true team player and helps clients explore their ideas to get the most out of their projects. Her range of carefully and thoughtfully sourced props and her beautifully created and bespoke surfaces are constantly updated and make the brief a complete joy to dive into.

About Sarah:

Based in the Northern Rivers, Sarah left Sydney 16 years ago for the bright lights of Byron Bay. A background in Fine Arts (COFA UNSW) and many years working in publishing honed her creative talents and practical skills, developing her innate ability to thoroughly explore concepts, cultivate a narrative, and create richly layered imagery. Underpinning her experience, Sarah has always been driven by her passions for delicious food and the art of visual story telling; she intuitively understands the whimsy and magic of YUM factor and adeptly uses it to connect audiences to images.

With over 20 years’ experience as a freelance Food Creative (stylist, feature writer and recipe developer) she has nurtured a diverse range of clients in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron and Brisbane, from publishing (online and print), to corporations large and small—helping them to grow their concepts and bring a little something extra to each of their projects. She has collaborated on over 30 cookbooks, and her work (both written and images) has been featured in magazines and advertising campaigns globally.

FOOD STYLING
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Taking client wish-lists, concreting concepts with a high level of skill in production, preparation to masterful on set styling.

RECIPE DEVELOPMENT
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Creating recipes or developing existing recipes.

FEATURE WRITER
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Creating stories through imagery and the written word.

STYLIST PROPS AND WARDROBE
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With a stunning array of props and surfaces, Sarah is unmatched at setting the scene and creating the perfect look and feel.

Food Styling, recipe writing, 4th dimension wizard and joy to have on set

Pete May
Food Stylist

As a Feast collaborator:

Pete is positive, adaptable, motivated, and enthusiastic. His palpable passion for his vocation shines through every situation even when pushed beyond the brief. It makes him a joy to have on set. His diversity of props and love of perfecting the details, opens up room for truly working together as a team, to create unique and amazing images for our clients.  

About Pete:

He began professional food styling in 2001 while Marketing Director for Australia’s largest national food retailing franchisor.

18 years later and he has created an incredible body of work and clients that span all facets of FMCG, Retailing Chains and Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Bakers, and Specialist Food Makers.

Most food stylists specialise in a particular vein…and for Pete this is very much the creation of “Crave”. Pete magically combines the allure and mood of an editorial image with the “must-haves commerciality” so desired by big brands. 

Pete has won the healthy following of top-shelf brands that count on him for the latest ideas and creative ways with food for the camera….stills and motion.

He is responsible for the look and feel of products from pizza and ice cream to dairy, pastries and sandwiches, burgers, steaks, and fresh meat. Cocktails, tabletop, olives, spreads, nut growers, and many more.

The 4th dimension!

Clients sometimes need a stylist to expand on the often “two-dimensional” aspects of still photos. 

Pete’s knack for exposing the textural detail and esoteric elementals in a shot helps to “sell” the product on multiple levels! Essentially making a product more crave-able through texture that suggests smell and even taste!

Think oozing cheese, crispy grilled crust on hamburger patties, juicy plumped oysters bursting from their shells… steaming cookies with melting soft marshmallow inside…

FOOD STYLING
100%

Combining the allure of editorial and precision of commercial requirements makes Pete an expert all-rounder.

RECIPE DEVELOPMENT
100%

Creating recipes or developing existing recipes.

PROPS AND SURFACES
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Pete's passion is evident in his careful collation of props and surfaces to create a unique look and feel.

4th dimension
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Mastery at highlighting textural detail for crave-ability.

Food Styling, recipe writing, food service and menu creation

Jaime Reyes
Food Stylist

As a Feast collaborator:

If you were to describe Jaime as a meal, it would be the One Pot Wonder! Fast, no fuss and stirred with colour and loads of flair and appetite appeal. Give him your ingredients and he will plate up gold for you and your brand.

Jaime’s strengths are his military-style organisation, his huge catalogue of props and backgrounds, his can-do attitude and his understanding of what the client needs first and foremost. It’s these attributes that have made Jaime the “go to” guy in food styling for well over a decade. With critical attention to detail in his preparation and on set, Jaime can crack through a shot list with speed and laser focus. Job done!

About Jaime:

Jaime established himself as a food stylist in 2003. His work features extensively across all media from advertising stills, packaging, menu board, and cookbooks to TVC, television, feature film, online video content, live cooking demos and recipe-writing.

From haute cuisine to hearty roast; menu board perfection to editorial flawsomeness, Jaime has done it all and has a reputation and client list to match. His background as a professional chef and exhibiting artist give him a perfect understanding of what it means to be efficient and exacting as well as creative and aesthetic. His experience means that your product is in good hands.

After a long career in kitchens here and overseas, Jaime transitioned through a fine arts degree, to round out his knowledge of what happens in front of and behind the camera lens. He relocated with his family to the foodie haven of Noosa where you can find him, in between shoots, out in the line-up.

FOOD STYLING
100%

Military precision chef skills, Jaime's style is fast and precise.

RECIPE DEVELOPMENT
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Creating or developing existing recipes.

MENU CREATION
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Putting together a balanced menu driving guest loyalty, and profitability.

FOOD SERVICE ADVICE
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Leading foodservice businesses to better outcomes.

brand strategy, art direction, marketing, visual and information design

Audra Heye
Brand Strategist and Designer

As a Feast collaborator:

Audra has the uncanny ability to burrow into the heart of of a brand to find the direction the business needs to follow—with the bonus of getting you there.

About Audra:

New businesses often fail to understand the path their brand should follow while established businesses may struggle with disruption and remaining relevant. Strategic branding is the secret sauce that provides advantage in a fast-moving world.

Audra assists brands to navigate these challenges with a design-led, creative approach. She works with businesses needing to establish solid foundations or those needing to reinvent a tired, lagging brand.

Approach

As an award-winning expert in brand strategy, art direction, marketing, visual, and information design—Audra utilises her knowledge of consumer behaviour, design thinking and creative strategy to facilitate ‘aha’ moments for clients. With her guidance, clients receive sharp clarity around their brand positioning and uncover a host of fresh opportunities.

Her considered approach provides effective direction in brand culture and prompts the translation of ideas into remarkable collateral.

As a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience, Audra has worked with clients from various industries including food and food service, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, building and engineering, education, and government. This broad bank of knowledge allows her to form a unique strategy from many divergent sources of transferable ideas.

BRAND STRATEGY
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Finding your unique value in the market and creating strategy to take your brand where it needs to go.

MARKETING
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Connecting to your market to inform, engage, build trust and maximise sales.

VISUAL AND INFORMATION DESIGN
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Creating award-winning collateral to communicate your brand to the world.

ART DIRECTION
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Leading the creative team to understand the sensitivities of your brand, and deliver imagery and words to express your story.

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