...prepared, propped and styled

​​In 2011, I joined Our State Magazine as House Chef, testing and preparing recipes for a new monthly feature of church and community cookbooks from across North Carolina. Until then, I had never "styled" food in my life. Now I had surely tried in my own kitchen, but I knew nothing.

From the first shoot of the first month of those 5 years, including many fun extra projects, including being sole judge and recipe tester of annual cooking contests in collaboration with Lowes Foods, I got the best "on the job" hands-on education a gal could be so lucky to get! I worked with a well-seasoned photographer and several art directors over the years, each with their unique styles and "eye" for capturing the "Our State look." It was, at times, challenging to often change directions from these different folks, but it did teach me to bend... and the art of patience, a LOT of patience. Something I have sometimes struggled with. I admit, I wondered, but not anymore, why a piece of pie needed shooting 200 times!  Most of all, I've learned that food styling isn't a glamorous job that I imagined before actually DOing it... but it is an art. And I have learned that not all food styling is my style. And that I can't be a stylist for all. But I can be for many. So perhaps I can be for you?  If you like what you see, let's chat!

...Food & Prop Styling and photography

...recipes created. propped, styled and photographed

My work has been seen in magazines (ads and editorial), created for chefs on cookbook tours and food companies... on web sites, social media, print publications, food products and tv productions large and small. My prop collection is extensive and available for rental to clients. Depending on the shots and style needed, often prop fees are included with styling.​

...propped and styled by wendy 
      photography by Felecia Perry @ FoodSeen

Wendy Perry

wendy@wendyperry.com     919.404.8526

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Clients have included...
Carolina Country Magazine ~ Mann Media/Our State Magazine ~ Lowes Foods ~ Goldie Onions
Flavor NC ~ Walmart Employee Magazine ~ Bone Suckin Sauce ~ L&M Produce Company 
​My Carolina Today Show ~ YC Media for Rebecca Lang Book Tour
​Food Seen-Felicia Perry Photography ~ Touring Chef for Dole Foods
Bogue Sound Watermelon Growers Assoc. ~ McLean's Ole Time Cafe ~ Rays Country Ham
Peggy Roses Jellies ~ Down Home Magazine ~ Dole/Almond Breeze
George's BBQ Sauce ~ Creekside Farm ~ Vollmer Farm ~ MAE Farm ~ Miss Heidi's Sauce
Little Black Dressing Co. ~ Wendy's Home Economics! Blog ~ Anonymous Clients

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