Hi there gorgeous creative houman !
Thank you for your interest in working together. This is the right place for you if you eager to move forward as a creative and learn in a friendly nurturing space.
Here some useful informations for you.
I hold my private styling workshop in my home studio. The workshops are delivered on Wednesdays and Thursdays. And one Sunday a month. First come first serve basis.
Upon your enquiry we will decide together which day you can come based on my and your availability.
My teaching is light-hearted, but full of useful clear informations. I don't move a sigle fork whithout saying you why.
We will shoot in a spacious room with a wide bay window.
You will find the best ceramists props and natural fabric available for you and a large selection of backdrops. Of course different food and a cake ready for shooting.
Also you will find the amazing flowers from Hampstead Village. And an abundant vegan lunch and healthy snacks to keep you energetic and happy!
You really only need to bring the camera, the computer and your joy to create!
I am really passionate about helping women to find their creative call, I am always astonished by the women I meet in my workshops, the capacity of reinventing our lives in a search for an organic growth.
I come from far to this point. I really took the hardest way to my dream, and I wish I would have found a mentor and a teacher to help me take those few hard steps. I instead took them by myself. So knowing on my skin how hard can be to change career, pursue a dream to make it a real plan, and, learn a new set of skills when your life seems to take all the wrong directions; I realised how easy for me is to help others in this field. Because when you know your call and your WHY nothing can stop you.
I am Italian and I am naturally wired to be an host and to communicate my passions with open heart, is my call, is in my blood! My aim and my pride is to see my students really take a step forward in their styling and creative careers, for a happier and inspired life.
Fun is the new serious!
I am the first one to really enjoy to style together with my students. I do believe creativity is nurtured by collaborations and a happy hearts. So my teaching is usually light-hearted, fun but deeply committed to deliver useful contents.
I truly believe styling should be and bring joy.
Some practical info below this pretty cake, styled with the talented Sandra from Singapore in our 1-2-1.
The 1-2-1 styling and food photography workshop contents:
Note: the workshop is tailored on your needs and is hands on. Depending on your priorities and your skills we will cover these followings, meaning I won't keep you stuck on a topic that is already known for you.
The private teaching can be done over 1 to 3 days, it can include 1 extra hour of creative and social media mentoring if requested.
- A Skype follow up session of an hour circa analysing 3-4 of your photos or a recipe story telling you did. Can be homework or a blog post you will be preparing anyway, your choice.
- 10% discount code for natural fabrics for styling
- 10% discount code for local artist for props
- A totally free guide on how to grow your Instagram
- A spreadsheet with camera setting infos and visual examples
What the tailored private workshop is about
- A range of food made from scratch ready to be styled and photographed, you may have your say on preferred recipes.
- Manual camera settings review.
Prop & food styling techniques extensively explained to develop with your own style.
Understanding and use of the natural light, how to screen or enhance light and so and so.
How to choose props and backdrops appropriately.
How to style a flat lay, a tricky food or a drink, a front shot with human element and motion.
Hands on styling, I will accompany you into styling your own flat lay, so you will be able to assimilate the notions just acquired.
How to build storytelling, use of Pinterest for your work, how to make the most of your styling when you organize a shooting to save time energy
How to be visually consistent.
Editing guidance for Camera Raw and Lightroom or Snapseed.
Extra hour of creativity & social media mentoring if requested.
You need to be acquainted with the basic features of your camera
for booking and prices please fill up the form at the bottom of this page.
Find out what my student say under this pretty tarts made with Nusara from Amsterdam
What my students say
Lime (interior designer) Norway - "I think you are really good teacher, You explain so well the art of styling. Very good teacher skills :)"
Vivian (blogger) Spain - "Just want to thank you again for the wonderful opportunity. I came back home so inspired!"
Ana (healthy food business owner) Panama - "I loved it. You are so friendly and down to earth. Your teaching is very clear. I would love to attend an other one in the future! I also loved your food and your cake is the best I have ever tasted!"
Sandra (professional recipes developer) Singapore - "I signed up to do several sessions of 1-2-1 with Silvia - having never met nor spoken to her before! Initially, it felt like a risk but Silvia immediately put me at ease with her emails and we came up with a teaching schedule of things I needed work with. It was an eye opener to see her work in person. She was supportive at all times, and I felt I have taken away a lot from our sessions. These 1-2-1 have given me more confidence to start taking my first steps in food photography and styling. Thank you Silvia!”