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May 16, 2019 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Beautiful food photography by KarenHB

I simply have to share this beautiful food photography by a very talented Shropshire food photographer, KarenHB, who is very local to Apley Farm Shop.

Our local asparagus is truly scrummy, but her photos make it look all the more so! Find it for sale of course in Apley Farm Shop’s Food Hall, open 7 days pw.

Here’s what Karen says about herself on her website:

I’m a keen cook and I love food.  I work from my studio in Shropshire where I photograph and style the food myself.  I work for Specialty Food Companies, food Producers, Restaurants and Farm Shops and anyone wanting their products photographed in a lifestyle setting. I live with my family and an assortment of dogs, sheep, hens and pigs on a farm in Shropshire. My very practical husband has converted an old barn into an office and studio where I do 90% of my work.

Good images are key to marketing a business, and I enjoy working with clients to understand their exact requirements. Whether you are looking for product shots or lifestyle images, photos for social media, your website or for printed materials, I can make sure you have the image bank you can rely on.​

History & Education

I have been working as a photographer for 20 years, following a BA in photography which I finished in 1998. Initially I was based in London and focused on travel & reportage. I spent a lot of time in South America and worked for Christian Aid on projects out in Africa as well as being involved in a long term project with the Photographers’ Gallery photographing in London schools. I fell into food when I met my husband who ran a food company and persuaded me to help with the photography.

I have had many clients over the last 20 years from aid agencies to newspapers, stock libraries to shoe companies. Here are four food companies that seem to be the most relevant: 

HILLTOP HONEY: Delicious organic honey farmed in Wales. I have photographed their product and lifestyle shots for a few years. You can find Hilltop Honey in hundreds of independent farm shops and delis, as well as Tesco and Sainsburys.

APLEY FARM SHOP: Based in Norton, Shropshire, this fabulous farm shop and cafe has the most colourful of local and organic produce, and hold regular foodie events, both of which I have had the pleasure of photographing.

PARTRIDGES: This is one of the most prestigious London grocer’s and holds the Royal Warrant. For several years, I photographed their luxurious food hampers and designed their catalogue.

COTSWOLD FAYRE: They are wholesale food distributors for over 220 suppliers. I photographed their products, created adverts and designed their catalogues between 2003 and 2009.

If you like my work please get in touch. Most of my work comes from speciality food brands but I am open to collaborations too.  I am particularly keen to find brands who are concerned with sustainability and are gentle on the planet. I do love to follow a recipe so please contact me if you have recipes you would like transformed into images, I’m very keen to do a cookbook. 

Click HERE to contact Karen.  Or call 07971 480 365.

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