Testimonials

“I was lucky enough to work with Harriet in February 2018 on my latest project – my very own dietitian created recipe e-book.
Harriet’s calm and gentle nature made the whole day a breeze when photographing the food for my recipe book, even though we were under the pump with time and sticking to a tight agenda.
I would highly recommend working with Harriet. Her work is top quality and I was very pleased with the outcome. Thank you!”
Jessica Ruescher
Owner, Essence of Eating

“The lady is talented!
I am forever thankful for heeding the advice I was given to use Harriet to develop recipes and create photographs to showcase my product to perfection.
Not only has she come up with some wonderfully different recipe ideas which I would never have considered, her photography is second to none. She exhibits a particular style that consistently draws the eye to the subject matter.
In addition, her relaxed, humorous and unassuming approach to portrait photography inspires confidence, and I am truly delighted with the photos she captured of me at work.
I cannot recommend Harriet highly enough.”
Bronwyn Lane
Owner, Bee Lane Fine Smoked Foods

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“Oh my goodness I absolutely LOVE them! They are incredible! That is absolute perfection, thank you so much you brilliant human! Woweeeee! That shows what we do so well, I’m so excited!!! Thanks so much!
You are delightful, thanks again Harriet!”
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Katherine Kerr
Co-Director of Deliciousness
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“What started out as ‘let’s see how this goes’ turned into a long-term relationship with Harriet. A fabulous, detail-orientated gal with a prop collection that any foodie would drool over, Harriet’s natural ability to cut, dice, ‘jooje’ and finesse foods into a fabulous composition has allowed my dishes to come to life in digital form, with my personality engrained in each pixel.

Harriet and I have produced over 150 photographs, which are used in both web formats and print. But I should say, what I most enjoyed about my experience with Harriet is that I learned rather than just watched. She was not afraid to show me the why in each of her decisions, so I felt that the final result was a true team effort that supported my vision and goals for my brand.

I would, without question, highly recommend Harriet for styling requirements, regardless of the size of the project. Harriet is your go-to foodie ‘finesser‘.”
Dr Katherine Iscoe

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“Harriet worked closely with Design City to come up with the best combination of ingredients, recipes and props to go with the new yoghurt and cheese products for Margaret River Dairy Company. These food styling shots were to help launch a refreshed brand for MRDC and showcase their new yoghurt products. The brief was: to make the products look scrumptious and make you want to ‘eat them off the screen’. Harriet delivered! The tantalising food preparation from scratch, its styling and huge variety of props were exceptional in making the products look amazing. The images we captured are testament to this! I whole-heartedly recommend Harriet for any food styling, food preparation and food product development – she is great to work with, captures the nature of the food to get the best visual results. A true food aficionado!”

Alyssa Miller
Director, Design City

“She is a fabulous cook, a highly organised caterer and a stylist whose work combines culinary aptitude with an artistic eye..
..Harriet has been involved in the Wellington food scene for a number of years as a caterer and food stylist. During that time, I have employed her in my own food business and worked with her as a stylist. She is an excellent collaborator and an unflappable professional in a field where things rarely go according to plan.”

Anna Tait-Jamieson
Food Editor, NZ Life & Leisure magazine

“I admire such skill around food!..
…I was SO impressed with the way you cooked, spoke so easily, put sample dishes on your bench, got everybody fed; and stayed completely cool, calm and collected. ”

Alison Holst, DNZM, CBE, QSM
Doyenne of New Zealand cookery, best selling food writer and television chef

…“In the face of some fairly outrageous situations and demands Harriet was always professional, cheerful and easy to deal with. As a consequence we would have no hesitation in recommending Harriet for any work in the Technical Food area”

Dan Hennah
Supervising Art Director, Lord of the Rings Trilogy

“Harriet has a great eye. She understands a ‘brief’, is open to direction, is very much part of the creative process, certainly unflappable, and has a warm, professional manner. It’s always a pleasure to work with her.”

Sal Criscillo
Photographer

Shooter Film Company specialises in tabletop and food shots for television commercials. “Trigger the Crave” is our intention and we have always been delighted to work with Food Stylist, Harriet Harcourt…who shares our goals and exceeds our expectations. Our clients have always been delighted with Harriet’s work.

Craig Howard – Director/D.P.
Shooter Film Company (NZ)