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Announcing A Winter Styling & Photography Retreat in Charleston, SC December 8th – 12th


Super excited about the focus of this workshop I am putting together with Chef John Ondo. We are teaming up for a winter styling and photography retreat in Charleston SC, in a beautiful beach home located on the Isle of Palms December 8th -12th. The 3 day workshop will be geared toward food, prop styling and photography in low light situations such as winter, rainy and cloudy days. 

Helene will focus on her photo and styling processes, from basics natural light manipulations to more advanced ones. Cooking sessions with Chef Ondo will punctuate the mornings and afternoons where he will share his love of Mediterranean cuisine and creativity cooking with locally sourced ingredients.

Together, Helene and John will guide you to create an edible narrative with your photos, and share current food styling and propping trends, etc…
Nothing is off limits with questions, from how to pick ingredients and how to cook them, how to manage your cooking/photo time efficiently, knowing about photography for blogging or professional work, cooking for photography, photo as a hobby or how to get started in the business. 

All this right by the ocean.

The workshop will start by a casual meet & greet at the beach home, followed by dinner prepared by Chef Ondo. Three days of photography and cooking follow. Attendees will have a morning free to wander about Charleston with a private tour guide, get some personal work done or just chill.


Workshop Charleston

The workshop includes: 

3 days of photography, composition, food styling and cooking sessions 

4 nights accommodations on the beach at Aerie House 

One on one photo sessions with Helene

Cooking demos with Chef Ondo

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Refreshments and snacks 

Most rooms are shared – there is opportunity for single rooms on a first sign up basis

To register, please go HERE.

Workshop is limited to 8 people. 

Fee is $1850 (does not include travel fares to and from workshop) 

There will be no refunds for this workshop – please know you can attend before registering.
Full payment due at time of registration, no deposit required.

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mollymell October 12, 2015 um 3:34 pm

That's great and I would love to go, but I have a question. I live in the northeast and we have lots of snow storms in the winter, I wonder if at the time of the workshop the airports are closed and flights cancelled due to weather conditions, would I be refunded?

Thank you.

Helene October 15, 2015 um 1:37 am

Regina: email me at [email protected] – Thank you!

Unknown October 28, 2015 um 9:14 pm

Wow, this sounds like the dream of all dreams for a photography course, I am very jealous!! I live in the UK and the clocks have just gone back so the dark afternoons are rolling in and photographing my dishes are becoming harder and harder! I am a huge fan of yours and Plate to Pixel has been a Bible to me. Emma (

Rose @ Oil Diffuser November 12, 2015 um 3:23 am

Nice to read your article! I am looking forward to sharing your adventures and experiences.

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