Food styling and photography conference in Boston

gluten free strawberry clafoutis

I cannot believe it’s s been already four years since the first Food styling and photography event,” I told Lara who was sitting next to me. We agreed. It seems like yesterday. Although we know a lot has happened between now and then. She and I were lucky to attend all three conferences organized at Boston University so far.

Last year, I was petrified to speak at the conference.

This year, Lara is presenting a session entitled “The secret behind effective photos for food blogs “. Diane and Todd are going to speak about Video and multimedia for blogging and clients. It was lovely to meet them and Penny even if it was brief.

The highlights?

Meeting old and new faces.

Being inspired by talented people like Jeff Kauck and Clare Ferguson.

Chatting with professionals that have the same passion for food styling and photography.

Enjoying shaking hands and hugging silent readers from all around the world that were oh so nice to say hello.

Merci! You really made it special for me.

Events like this one add an important human touch to a large virtual world.

Posted in Conference, Food Photography, Food Styling


  1. The timing wasn’t right for me to attend this year, but I seriously thought about it. Looked really informative and not so much a marketing pitch like other blog conferences. I may try for next year. Glad you had fun.

  2. To be honest, I would love to attend one of these conferences but I feel so ordinary compared to the people I have read attended. I know I want to learn more but am intimidated and intrigued by these conferences. Glad you had a wonderful time and …one day!

  3. As a cook I’m always looking for plating inspiration for dishes in the restaurant, and I find it’s better to look for it outside of the kitchen. Do you think an event like this would be beneficial for chefs?

  4. the conference was incredible – i learned so much, and honestly feel a bit overwhelmed – it’s going to take a little while to process things. sorry that i missed you, but i’m glad you had a good time!

  5. I will definitely attend one of these conferences one day but until then I will keep picking up bits and pieces and learning from all your beautiful photography. I’m in awe of your talent.

  6. An inspiring conference, with so many pro sharing great tips. Thank you very much for being there.

  7. vos photos sont toujours aussi belles et les idées de recettes toujours aussi appétissantes, tentantes pouvez-vous me dire où je peux retrouver la recette des crèmes à la pêche (vu dans votre blog mais que je retrouve pas) merci

  8. I really wished I could have attended and maybe met you. It was my birthday weekend and with out-of-town guests in the house – impossible to go to a conference even 10 min away from my house.
    Another time – hopefully!

  9. Sorry – but I came to this page looking to find out more about that dish in the picture! Is that a strawberry clafoutis? It is beautifully styled, of course 🙂

  10. I would love to go. Your photos, recipes, and stories have been so inspiring – they encourage me in my quest to bring a little more beauty and flavor into my own corner of the world! Enjoy – and thank you for your fine, creative work!

  11. Geez, I hate when I find out about things like this, just late enough that I can’t go but so recent that it makes me wish I could have gone.
    Glad to hear that you had a great time.

  12. aw i would love to attend one someday. ill have to stop robbing my piggy bank every time the ice cream truck goes by.

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