Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of camera do you use?

I shoot with Canon gear – specifically a Canon 5DSR. It has file sizes of 50 mgs.

Where do you get your props?

I source props from a variety of places but most frequently small, artisan makers. I try and tag my sources in my photos on instagram- feel free to follow along for specific makers.

How much do you charge?

I typically work on day rates. Please drop me a line and I’ll give you the skinny on my prices.

How did you get started in food photography?

I worked at a newspaper for seven years and loved going on the food shoots. More than anything, I loved getting to know the chefs. I never wanted these stories to end. When I left the paper, it was a natural fit for me to specialize in food photography. I love chefs, I was interested and passionate about it and when I launched Libby Vision in 2012, the market wasn’t yet super saturated and I saw it as a growth industry.

Can you shoot light photos of food?

Yep! I can shoot whatever photos of food the client wants! On a personal level, I tend to gravitate to dark and moody photos but professionally, I can shoot in many different styles. Please check out my light gallery for some inspiration.

Do you get to eat everything on set?

NO! This is probably the biggest misconception about being a food photographer. Sets are for work, not eating. And by the time I’ve photographed the food, it’s  been sitting out for hours, we might have done something to it and/or everyone’s hands are all over it. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve come home from a shoot and have had nothing to eat all day except for espressos.

Why should I hire you? My cousin/sister-in-law’s best friend/employee have a camera.

Great! I love it when people have cameras! You should only hire me when you’re ready to invest in your business and your cousin/sister-in-law’s best friend/employee aren’t able to meet your expectations. I’ve got twenty years of photographic experience, thousands of dollars of camera equipment, insurance and a team behind me dedicated to helping you get the greatest photos.

How do you light your pictures?
I use whatever sort of light the job demands. I love to work in natural light – it’s luscious and deep and yummy for food but many situations do not allow for us to just use natural light. Therefore I aim to mimic natural light using my strobes (I use profoto).

Do you offer internships?

Not at this time but thank you for your interest.

Do you offer workshops?

Occasionally I teach food photography workshops. Please sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know about the next one.