Dine South: The Art of Food

Featuring the work of Mary Britton Senseney. Once upon a time, if you were responsible for making food look good for a photo shoot, your title was usually something basic like home economist. However, as the concept matured, the phases “prop stylist”, “food stylist” and “food photographer” were coined and it now takes a team to create spectacular food photography.

Photos by Mary Britton Senseney

Once upon a time, if you were responsible for making food look good for a photo shoot, your title was usually something basic like home economist. However, as the concept matured, the phases “prop stylist”, “food stylist” and “food photographer” were coined and it now takes a team to create spectacular food photography.

Senseney, a photographer with over 15 years’ experience and her team builds wonderfully creative photographs of food preparation, finished plated food and indeed, the entire room!  In addition to food photos, she also is an expert in photographing interiors of all types, and still life photography such as products and artwork.

Whether you need a photo for a cookbook, a press ad, a sign or simply something to put on social media, Senseney and her team have the eyes and the creative knowledge to build just the right look for just the right audience.  They expertly balance color, texture, background, and lighting to pull the viewer in to the food experience.

The acid test for determining who is great for both a food stylist and a food photographer is quite simple.  Does the finished photograph evoke a mouth-watering response of “I really want to eat that!”?  Followed by, “I will do whatever it takes to get to eat that!”

from The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook

With the proliferation of food shows, lifestyle magazines and high-end electronic advertising, the demand for food photographers and food stylists is only going to grow.  Do you know what team is going to make your next dish look spectacular?

Mary Britton Senseney left a permanent position at Time Inc. to strike out on her own and produce widely consumed content for lifestyle brands such as Southern Living, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Weight Watchers, Food Network, Berringer Vineyards, Duke’s Mayonnaise and many more brands and publications. She has access to a 2000 sq. ft. daylight studio in Savannah and works with a talented team throughout the Southeast.

[Visit marybrittonsenseney.com for more of her amazing work]


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