S U M M E R W O R K S H O P
Food Styling Photography Prop Styling
August 25th - 27th Friendship, Maine
Experience the essence of coastal New England, as we collaborate and learn at a former 1920s B&B annex nestled on the coast of Muscongus Bay.
The weekend will focus on Food Styling, Photography, and Prop Styling taught by Liz Harris of the popular Floating Kitchen blog, Boston-based travel and food blogger Linda Campos, and Suzanne Lee, full-time Stylist for Stonewall Kitchen.
Photos by Ashley Plante
Our focus will be shooting in manual mode with natural light, while combining textures and colors of props that complement the food we are styling. Suzanne will also discuss the essentials of styling product photography for advertising.
Itinerary includes opening lectures by each instructor, demonstrations, and hands-on styled photo shoots throughout the weekend. There will be time to flex your creative muscles, browse our prop collection, and stage your own photographs - perfect for building your portfolio!
Besides sharing our professional skill set, this weekend aims to build creative community and serve as a retreat from your normal routine. As such, we’re offering an optional morning yoga class, nature walks, and kayaking from Martin Point. To strengthen our community, instructors and participants will stay under one roof, sharing meals family-style. We’ll indulge in a classic lobster bake and enjoy meals created by Recipe Developer and Food Stylist, Kim Gallagher.
This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to develop their skills in styling or food photography, as hobbyists or professionals. We've created a unique opportunity to learn from self-made professionals in both the commercial styling, and blogging industries.
Linda Campos is a photographer, stylist and writer with a passion for food and travel. Her work has been featured in Dwell Magazine, Travel and Leisure Mexico and Yankee Magazine. You can follow her work at lindarcampos.com where she blogs about her adventures both inside and out of her kitchen.
Liz Harris is a Food Stylist, Recipe Developer, Writer, and Photographer
for her blog FloatingKitchen, recently named one of the "10 Best Food Bloggers to Follow on Instagram Right Now."
Suzanne Lee is the full-time prop & photo stylist at Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine. In her spare time, she is the host of Makers & Gatherers, planning events that support collaboration over competition. View her work or follow her blog for a peek at the life of a commercial stylist.
This workshop is limited to 7 attendees.
Tickets include all lessons, meals, lodging, and activities. We have multiple sleeping options to fit your preference...
This Workshop is SOLD OUT.
We hope you can join us next time!
Please bring a DSLR camera, and a laptop (if you have one) for editing and sharing images.
Please email Suzanne to secure your reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand that life happens, and will offer you an 80% refund in the event of a cancellation until August 15th. Afterwards, we cannot accept cancellations, but you may transfer your ticket to someone else.
Photo & Styling by Linda Campos
Testimonials from our last workshop...
“You don't have to be a 'type' of person do do something like go on a retreat. All you have to be is a person willing to learn and grow. I honestly couldn't have been more happy with the workshop and wouldn't change a thing. You did a great thing Suzanne, I really feel that I'm part of a community from this event.” –Alyx
"I truly do feel as though I walked away from your retreat with creative ideas spilling at the seams. I hold a better understanding of photo styling through yours and Liz’s demos, social media with our round table discussion and our one on one meetings, and lastly how to work a camera (I needed a serious refresher course!!). I am going to keep working on improving my styling skills, and expanding upon them to build a better portfolio. …I felt at home, and at peace within the Lake house with you all. In my personal opinion, there isn’t any way to have made the weekend any more comfortable. The food and beverage was excellent, the timeline/agenda was well executed and I think we all made the space a very fun and enjoyable setting for each other to learn and grow within.” –Jess
"I liked the mix of workshop sessions with other activities…The personal interactions/friendships that were formed were really great and rewarding.” –Liz
“Being able to be open and connect with strangers who share similar interests as well as learn more about food/prop styling and writing (was valuable).” –Jenn