2024 program

On the agenda: conferences and practical workshops to help you take off with your business, but also to enhance your skills in meeting the main needs of clients. Each conference will be followed by a question-and-answer session.


Welcome and Introduction

We welcome you for a breakfast, providing an opportunity to start meeting your peers


How to find your own food photography style

Aimee will help you define and find your style in food photography so that you can be easily recognized.

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By Aimee Twigger @twiggstudios


From Clicks to Clients. Building a Food Photography Portfolio that Gets You Hired

Lauren will share all her advice to enhance your portfolio and attract your ideal client.

Lauren Caris Short - Food Photographer

By Lauren Caris Short @lauren.c.short


How to be visible to clients

Elise will provide you with tips to increase visibility with your ideal client.


By Elise Dumas @thepineapplechef


Lunch break

Take advantage of the buffet to network and expand your connections.


Live food styling session

Kimberly will demonstrate live how she creates the styling for her food photos.


By Kimberly Espinel @thelittleplantation


Masterclass on achieving natural lighting rendering with artificial lights

Julien will demonstrate live how to use artificial lighting to achieve a natural look in food photography.


By Julien Apruzzese @julienapruzzesestudio


Everything you need to know about restaurant photography

Laura will provide you with all her advice so that you can approach your next restaurant photo shoot with confidence.


By Laura Hannoun @lesparisdelaura


Networking break

Another moment to exchange among yourselves.


Behind the scenes of a communication agency

It will be a session in the form of an interview where Sandrine and Vincent will answer all the questions you may have about the behind-the-scenes of a communication agency that collaborates with food photographers.


By Sandrine Rubens de l’agence @sandrinerubens_agency


And Vincent Penalba de l’agence @kindai_agency



Question-and-answer session

A moment to ask any final questions you may have after this intense day.

The speakers

Here are the speakers who will be present to share their experience and valuable advice.

I'm Lauren, a British food photographer based in Zurich, Switzerland. I capture authentic, colourful images that highlight the natural beauty of food. I don't like to tie myself to one style, and am always challenging myself to explore new styles. I'm also passionate about education and love teaching everything I know about food photography through my online school, Food Photography Academy. I'm also the author of "The Complete Guide to Food Photography" which was released in September 2022.

While working for over 15 years with prestigious luxury brands as an expert in Visual Merchandising, Elise is a stylist and photographer based in Paris. She oversees artistic direction and creates content for culinary, travel, and lifestyle brands, as well as for magazines and publishing houses.

Aimee Twigger is an England-based food photographer, food artist and recipe creative behind Twigg Studios. Her Instagram of the same name has over 200,000 followers, and she has been hailed as the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year for multiple years in a row. Aimee's food photography was featured on the cover of Where Women Cook, Elle la table to name a few. What started as a hobby in her early 20s has now become a global brand that has carried her around the world traveling to teach food photography workshops. Aimee's passion for nature and seasonal ingredients is evident in what she creates.

Kimberly Espinel is an award-winning London based food photographer, stylist, content creator, creative business mentor and food photography teacher having taught 1000s of students from around the world food photography, food content creator and food styling. Kimberly runs a successful food photography business and is known for her light and shadow play, her bold use of colour, her warm and encouraging teaching style and her playful approach to composition and styling. Kimberly hosts the Eat Capture Share podcast and is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, Creative Food Photography and The Playbook.

Julien Apruzzese leads the photography + production studio jas., offering comprehensive and supportive guidance in the creation of excellent images for brands and artists.

Passionate about the brunch and coffee shop universe for nearly 8 years, Laura started her own business after completing her studies, working as a food photographer and community manager for restauratant owners. Today, she wears three hats: Entrepreneur as the head of the communication agency Caffeine, co-founder of three brunch establishments in Paris called 'Immersion,' and Content Creator.

Following 16 years in finance with groups like L'Oréal and PPR, she decided to start her first business in her garage in 2015, focusing on cooking and pastry. Plunging headfirst into social media with only 500 euros in her bank account, she quickly gained traction for her e-commerce venture, thanks to content creators who approached her. Moving out of her garage to establish a physical presence marked the beginning of her adventure. For the past three years, she has chosen to support content creators, putting them in the spotlight while remaining in the background. With a wealth of experience, she knows the ins and outs of the industry, always playing an advisory role in her career. She decided to transition into an agent, riding the wave—surfing is her thing.

Vincent Penalba is an Account Director at Kindai, the leading social media agency for consumer brands. For over 3 years, he has been supporting numerous food and beverage brands on a daily basis, including Nutella®, Ferrero Rocher, Delacre, Boursin, and Super Bock, in developing their strategy and creating content for social networks. He will provide you with all the tips and tricks to stand out with an agency and share insights into what happens behind the scenes.