You have to make the food look delicious and appetizing, but also make sure it's not too overdone. It's a fine line to walk—and one that Olivia Caminiti has walked time and time again.
Caminiti began her career as an assistant food stylist, working for six years before taking on more responsibility as a lead stylist. After the pandemic rocked her world (like so many freelancers), she decided it was time to make the leap as a food stylist.
In this episode, we sit down with food stylist Olivia Caminiti to learn how she became a lead food stylist and what it takes to have a successful career as one. After sharing some of her personal stories, she talks about the importance of having an important mentor in your life. We also get an inside look into the challenges of being a food stylist, such as coordinating with photographers, figuring out how much time is needed for set-up and shoot prep, and navigating client expectations.