This is just some of the work I have done.
Engage with your market through beautiful visuals for your brand that stands out against your competition. Let me bring your ideas to life with one or a combination of services I offer.
Commercial and editorial styling for multimedia advertising including print (cookbooks, magazines and newspapers) and digital (including websites and social media) through still images or videos.
For cookbooks, magazines, websites, social media, restaurants etc.
Creative guidance for any print or digital project.
I’m Margie, a professional food stylist, recipe developer and content creator for still images and video, based in the Cape Winelands. I qualified as a chef at the Institute of Culinary Arts in 2008. I’ve been working in the industry for over 10 years, during which time I’ve won numerous awards including the prestigious Galliova Food Writer Of The Year in 2019.
Anyone who can read a recipe can cook, but knowing why things go wrong or to create a recipe from scratch is where experience and knowledge is needed. Likewise, anyone can take a snap on their phone of their dishes, but understanding angles, props, colours, lighting and what consciously and subconsciously draws people to pictures is where I come in. My training as a professional chef and experience as a food editor gave me a solid understanding of the working of food.
I’m a foodie at heart (the best people in my opinion!) who is lucky enough to have my passion for my work. I eat, speak and sleep food, which means I bring a smile and fun approach (and most probably a hidden tin of condensed milk) to even the most stressful set. Being a mom taught me to be a master multitasker, I’m organised, detail driven and easy going.
As Good As Eating Out is a cookbook I conceptualised as Food Editor at Your Family magazine, containing recipes and beautifully styled images for restaurant food to make at home.
I’m a sweet tooth at heart. The Baking Book contains a collection of my best-baked treats (also including sugar-free, gluten-free and savoury options) that I developed and styled for Your Family magazine.
I won Avo Ambassador in 2018. These are some of the pictures I’ve entered.
Table settings created for the Dulux Colour of the Year.
Eat the rainbow is a Healthy Food Feature based on the five colour groups you should include in your diet.
Dylan Swart, Professional Photographer – Toronto
Margie is an award winning food stylist with years of experience in creating and styling beautiful food dishes. I have had the pleasure of working with her on numerous shoots, and I would recommend her services in a heartbeat. Professional, organized and an asset to have on set.
Janine Collins, Your Family Magazine Editor
I worked with Margie for almost 10 years. Her approach to food is adventurous, playful even, but always practical and do-able. Her skill as a chef lies in making food that pushes the boundaries but respects the palate. As a stylist, she is uncompromising and plans every detail with extreme focus. Margie never shies away from a challenge and is a generous and dedicated collaborator.
Roelene Prinsloo, Professional Photographer – Johannesburg
As a food photographer, I’ve worked closely with Margie since 2011.
She is the best! Her impeccable recipes and creative styling are truly unique to her. Working with her was always the highlight of my week. Her attention to detail always blows my mind and makes my eyes twinkle. Margie undoubtedly deserved to win all the Galiova awards that she won. She is a bubbly, easy-to-work-with person and I can recommend her through and through!
Please get in touch. I would love to work with you.