Thoughts, Ideas & Happenings

In the world of Food photography

Learn about some of the businesses we have connected with. Learn behind the scenes and the techniques we use to make you look amazing. Ensure you stay up to date by signing up to our newsletter. This is where you learn first hand offers and what is coming up in the food photography world.

Kat Lynn xxx

How to stand out from others.

How to stand out from others.

Mark Twain said it. “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope.” With the rapid evolution of AI it is certainly fair to say that many of the ideas, insights and even the...

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Should you go for awards in business?

This year has been quite a whirlwind for me, as I've been juggling a multitude of different projects. Amidst the splendid chaos, several award opportunities presented themselves and, I must admit, it was challenging to resist the allure of those shiny accolades....

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I have been telling stories

I have been telling stories

I have been telling stories all my life and in fact many of them are the type that have been holding me back. And I can near on guarantee, so have you. Recently I went to a business workshop and this exercise I will share was an amazing insight and has really helped...

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Six Steps to Getting Unstuck in Business

Six Steps to Getting Unstuck in Business

Recently I was asked to speak on a panel at a Ladies Who Long Lunch event with two other amazing women (Amy Willis and Courtney Stevens) about business life and our journeys. Lots of genuine conversations were had and we ran out of time to be asked the final question....

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The gift of a circular community – The Soup Box

The gift of a circular community – The Soup Box

Who doesn't like it when everyone wins?! A group of local businesses and organisations have come together to be part of a community initiative named The Soup Box. These boxes will benefit community members who visit Basement Soup kitchen each weekday for a hot meal,...

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Growers on the Green 2023

Growers on the Green 2023

What an amazing day at Hampton Festival! Every year I look forward to the Hampton Festival with so much excitement, and this year was no different. In fact, for the festival’s 20th year, I think this one was the best yet. I’m lucky enough to play a role in the...

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Building Work/Life Balance by Breaking Barriers

Building Work/Life Balance by Breaking Barriers

How do you find balance? If you’re an entrepreneur and/or a small business owner, the answer is probably “erm….I don’t”. But it shouldn’t be! As an entrepreneur I’m acutely aware of the struggle to find that balance between business and pleasure. As a woman in...

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FoodSTOCK is changing and its so exciting!!!

FoodSTOCK is changing and its so exciting!!!

As you may know in February last year we launched a new product called FoodSTOCK. An online food stock photo library. We have come a long way since then. We created over 1000 curated images for our members. Hundreds of transparent images perfect for creating unique...

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Seasons of Business: Summer

Seasons of Business: Summer

Summer! As much as I will absolutely whinge about the unbearable heat at some point, I love summer. The weather is prime for being in the garden, picnicking in a park, or lazing by the beach. And the food is just incredible! Mangos, prawns, fresh salads. YUM! The air...

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Seasons of Business: Spring

Seasons of Business: Spring

A month of Spring has already flown by, I cannot believe it. Does anyone else feel like the year has just disappeared? You have all these intentions of getting so much done, but then the mess happens and life happens and as a sole sole trader, it just feels like WOW!...

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Seasons of Business: Winter

Seasons of Business: Winter

Okay, so I wanna know who screwed up the weather order and signed us up for another few weeks of winter? This weekend I have definitely been walking around with a little extra pep in my step now that the weather is warming up. I gotta admit though, the nights still...

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How Subscription Can Work for You

How Subscription Can Work for You

Have you considered a Foodie Shots subscription, but been unsure how to get the best value? Recently, I met with one of my subscription clients to plan their images for the coming months. They had been stuck as to what to do with their subscription other than new...

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Uni Plaza Meats: Local Fare with Flair

Uni Plaza Meats: Local Fare with Flair

Foodie Shots recently visited Uni Plaza Meats for a photo session. It was great to work with Lochlan and check out his produce, especially because Uni Plaza Meats prides themselves on only stocking quality meat and smallgoods produced within a 100km radius of...

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Cafes in Toowoomba Open Late Afternoon

Cafes in Toowoomba Open Late Afternoon

A few weeks ago, I was trying to remember where I could go at 3pm to have a coffee and work for a couple hours before another appointment. I don’t do this often, because I feel guilty taking up a table, so I couldn’t remember where was open.  If you’ve ever tried...

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Grab a cuppa, take a seat and let’s look at 2021.

Grab a cuppa, take a seat and let’s look at 2021.

Wow, what a year!  While we’re all dashing madly towards New Year’s Eve, have you found a moment to step back and look at 2021?  Foodie Shots took a moment to appreciate some of the incredible things this year has included for us but, more importantly, for...

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How a Food Photographer Can Help Your Brand

How a Food Photographer Can Help Your Brand

People often ask me why they need a photographer who specialises in food. After all, don’t all photographers know how to take amazing photos? In short, no. Just like your butcher probably shouldn’t bake your wedding cake, a portrait photographer probably doesn’t know...

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Making Meat Images Look Great with Michari Meats

Making Meat Images Look Great with Michari Meats

Michari Meats is one of my go-to producers for great quality, local meat. I love that I can walk in with no idea what I’m doing for dinner and leave with inspiration and new ideas from just a quick conversation with Michael. I’m also a huge fan of working with Michari...

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Top Tucker: Teaching Health and History Through Food

Top Tucker: Teaching Health and History Through Food

Just recently, Foodie Shots had the pleasure of spending the day in the studio, which sits on Jarowair and Giabal land, capturing images for a second cook book with Morgan Josey-Grindrod. Morgan is a nutritionist, owner of That Food Girl, and local facilitator of...

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Talking Small Business with Belinda Sanders

Recently, I had the privilege of being interviewed by ABC Radio’s Belinda Sanders. We talked about the impacts of COVID on micro and small businesses in our region. It was interesting to pull out details surrounding the personal impacts, as well as the impacts I've...

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Foodie Shots Backstories – Halo Farms

Foodie Shots Backstories – Halo Farms

I’m so excited to share Halo Farm’s Back Story with you. Not only are they growing some of my absolute favourite foods, their foundation is a true testament to the community spirit that I love so much about our local agricultural businesses. More than that even, is...

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My Foodie Fantasy

My Foodie Fantasy

When Kat first asked me to work with her, we were having lunch and spit-balling ideas to grow her reach. This is something I love doing so much I would honestly do it for free, and often do. When she reached out a couple weeks later and asked if I was genuinely...

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Keep Calm and Eat Tea

Keep Calm and Eat Tea

No, I haven’t gone crazy. I genuinely mean eat tea. A while ago I was given some tea products by Clean Tea to photograph. I was so excited to use them because the aromas were amazing. Two of the teas also have this really cool ingredient in them called butterfly pea...

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Why Smoking is Not Bad For You

Why Smoking is Not Bad For You

Foodie Shots loves collaborating with other businesses, particularly local ones - and recently we did just that. As part of the launch of Darling Fresh’s very own DF Smoke Haus smoked plants and meats Foodie Shots, Darling Fresh, and Retrohex spent the day in the...

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Foodie Shots Back Stories – Teaching is in the blood

Foodie Shots Back Stories – Teaching is in the blood

If you’ve been to one of Foodie Shots’ cooking workshops, chances are you already know Steve Simon as our chef extraordinaire and in-house workshop leader.  But we wanted to share more about the man behind the masterclasses. We sat down with Steve before one of Foodie...

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Jim’s Jerky in the Foodie Shots Studio

Jim’s Jerky in the Foodie Shots Studio

What’s full of protein and iron, low in fat, and free of gluten and nitrates, perfect for anything from snacking on the go to impressing your fanciest friends on a cheeseboard? Jim’s Jerky! We are currently working with the team to build a suite of images showcasing...

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Foodie Shots goes to Thailand with Chilli Kanon

Foodie Shots goes to Thailand with Chilli Kanon

Foodie Shots sort of travelled to Thailand... Recently Foodie Shots was engaged to create a suite of gallery images for a brand new website for Chilli Kanon's cooking experience and pastes and oils. So one Sunday afternoon out I head and wow what a treat I was in for....

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Cooking with Foodie Shots a Food Photographer

Cooking with Foodie Shots a Food Photographer

My husband often says dont go out with a food photographer. Why because he can't touch his meal until I take a photo of it lol. Well hello...the chef has gone to a lot of trouble to make this dish and present it with love. I at least can capture it and share it with...

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Drunken Fig Cake Recipe

Drunken Fig Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS 200g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup (220g) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped 3 eggs, separated 1 1/3 cups (200g) plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 4 figs, halved STICKY FIGS 4 figs, halved 2 tbs grappa (from select bottle shops) or Marsala...

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Foodie Shots Podcast

Foodie Shots Podcast

If you had of asked me a couple of years ago to do a podcast I would have probably run.  Fast forward to 2020 and I grab any opportunity to promote our photography businesses especially when I can help raise the profiles of other businesses too.  Joy Taylor from...

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Foodie Shots Lunch & Learn

Foodie Shots Lunch & Learn

So I did something this week. Something I am not comfortable doing, however, I understand how much I love to help others and share my experiences and knowledge.  Now, I am not saying I am a guru or have reached the pinnacle of my industry…far from it. However what I...

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Where Foodie Shots Began

Where Foodie Shots Began

Well its now offical....why because we had a party to celebrate and say thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey. Many of you know I am also the other half of Sonny & Kat Photography and only recently has my food passion taken on a world of its...

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Sharing knowledge is a gift of time!

Sharing knowledge is a gift of time!

I ran a food photography workshop today for a small group at our amazing Emerge Cafe here in Toowoomba. A little eco store Green Dandelion has space in here and the owner Suanne helped co ordinate the food photography workshop. Her colourful product is such a...

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Kat eating off the spoon

BECOME A V.I.F

[Very Important Foodie]

 As a foodie myself I know the importance of connecting people. Whether that is learning how to take food photography or product photography, employing Foodie Shots to capture your story, menu or product or even learning how to cook and create different food cuisines. 

I look forward to you becoming a V.I.F. and helping you have an even better foodie experience.

Kat Lynn xx

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