Little did they know it would be my career choice! My work is driven by the combination of multiple passions: food, cooking, gardening, and playing. My world is filled with beautiful food, fabulous colors, fresh herbs, and exotic spices. I enjoy creating images that capture the natural beauty of real food.

Hi! I’m Ellen.

I started my food styling business in 1993 and have never looked back… although I have looked sideways a couple of times! Using my experience and culinary creativity, I have styled food for advertising, cookbooks, menus, magazines, television, social media, and packaging. A strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a sense of humor have helped me build long lasting relationships with clients and photographers.

With a library of cookbooks (old and new), an ever-changing collection of props and accessories, and by immersing myself in current food and photography trends, I bring a fresh outlook to the table. I live in Scottsdale, Arizona with my husband, Jeff, and eight rescue dogs: Tinkerbelle, Buddy, Angus, Ozzy, Sierra, Kevin, Scotty and Samantha.

“Ellen is the food stylist that will make your culinary photography come alive. I highly recommend her. Her attention to detail is unsurpassed and results in the best marketing opportunities.”

PAT CHRISTOFOLO, The Farm at South Mountain & Santa Barbara Catering

“I’ve worked side by side with Ellen for more than 12 years. She’s a wonderful collaborator with a vast amount of creative range and experience. Ellen is a smart choice for any project.”

PATRICK DARBY, Owner / Photographer, Tonic Studios

“Ellen’s expertise and experience are invaluable on a shoot. She is versatile, knowledgeable and most importantly, an expert at understanding how the camera sees the food.”

JOANIE SIMON, Owner / Photographer, Joanie Simon Media

“It was a pleasure working with Ellen on our recent restaurant shoot at our Scottsdale location. She brings years of experience in both food styling and cooking that added extra polish to our shots.”

LANE TOLLEFSEN, Sr. Design Manager, Brand, Tommy Bahama

“Ellen is by far the best food stylist I have worked with throughout my career. My clients request her because she makes their food and beverages look amazing. She does it all, and she does it well.”

KRISTIN CRONHARDT, Chief MindMeld Officer, Mindmeld Partners


Let’s Talk!

P: +1 480 251 6891


Based in Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Available for local, national and international projects. Send me a message or call for availability and rates. I look forward to creating and collaborating on your next project!