Let's take your food photography career to the next level.

FROM SIDE HUSTLE TO FULL-TIME

I know from experience how tough it can be to navigate today's photographic industry. You can no longer just take pretty pictures. You must also market your work, create a platform, run a creative business, and promote yourself on social media. It can be completely overwhelming, especially when you're just starting out.  

It wasn't that long ago that I was in your shoes, stuck in a soul-sucking day job and dreaming of becoming a food photographer. I had no idea how to turn my passion and hobby into a career, but I knew that I had to try. In the first year of my business, I photographed a cookbook, worked on several advertising campaigns nationally and abroad, and made a full-time income. I worked hard and was driven, but none of what I achieved would have been possible without my coaches and mentors. Coming from a career coaching background, I understood that having the right mentor can make a powerful difference.  

My coaching programs are about connecting with someone who's a little further down the road than you, who will encourage you, challenge you, and guide you in truly making progress towards your dreams. Working with mentors has completely changed my life and business, and I would love to support you on your journey.  

Contact me to find out more. 

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Find out more about my 1:1 coaching programs and how I can help you achieve your goals. 

With a variety of programs to choose from, we can find the right fit for you.

food photography mentorship

THE CHECKPOINT

90-MINUTE ONLINE SESSION WITH MARKETING TEMPLATE

Whether you want to talk about technical issues, receive training in Lightroom, or have your business questions answered, this session can give you some clarity and direction. If you're a commercial photographer looking for ways to adapt to the current climate, I can give you the ideas and actions you can take to pivot in your business.

The Checkpoint includes an audio recording of our session with extensive notes, as well as tasks and exercises that will help you take action. This session comes with the BONUS of a free marketing template to help you start reaching out to potential clients.

INVESTMENT: $247 USD

Composition Overlays

THE FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY ACCELERATOR  

A 3-MONTH PROGRAM TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR IMAGES, WITH 6 X 90-MINUTE ONLINE SESSIONS  

This is a bespoke package that takes place over a 3-month period, with a total of 6 X 90 minute online meetings scheduled every 2 weeks. You'll receive an audio recording of each session, with extensive notes, as well as tasks and exercises to help you take action.  

The focus of this package is on improving your food photography. From lighting to composition to retouching, this package is perfect for all levels of food shooter--from food bloggers to brand photographers, and anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. This package in individually tailored to meet your unique needs. After assessing your current skills, I'll create a program just for you.

This package includes weekly email support and a BONUS online portfolio review.

INVESTMENT: $1797 USD

Artificial Light for Food Photography

THE BUSINESS + MARKETING INTENSIVE 

A 4-MONTH PROGRAM TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR IMAGES, WITH 8 X 90-MINUTE ONLINE SESSIONS  

This package that takes place over a 4-month period, with a total of 8 x 90 minute online meetings scheduled every 2 weeks. You'll receive an audio recording of each session, with extensive notes, as well as tasks and exercises to help you take action.  

The focus of this package is on the business side of food photography. Pricing your work, setting up your business, and finding your ideal clients are all covered in this intensive program. Whether you want to work on commissions for big brands or break into the world of commercial food photography, I walk you through every aspect of running a successful food photography business.

This package includes weekly email support and a variety of templates and resources to help you put your best foot forward with your ideal clients.

INVESTMENT: $2997 USD

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

"Coaching from you was one of the best decisions and it has certainly improved my skills not only in terms of food photography, but also on how to market myself and I'm very happy to inform your about my first editorial which got published last month. Many thanks for your guidance and support!" - Nishant Rodey, Eat with Lens, India

"After working with Darina in 2019, I began food styling and shooting for some of Australia's top brands and publications. Darina helped me to define my target market and go after the clients I really wanted to work with. Thank you for all the support." - Shibani Mishra, Pearls of East, Australia 

"Darina gave me so much clarity around what my strong points are and confirmed the direction I was taking my business in was indeed the correct one. This gave me not only peace of mind, but also a huge amount of clarity and confidence. I would highly recommend Darina. It was such a pleasure to work with her! " - Taryne Jakobi, Taryne Jakobi Styling, South Africa

"The love and encouragement I got from you is incredible. I am humbled and touched and inspired. Thank you for being a part of my journey. I so appreciate everything you do for me." - Suchita Kalele, f00dprints, USA

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Photography is a tough industry to break into and navigate. You can increase your chances of success exponentially with the help of an experienced guide. With over ten years' experience, I can light the way for you.