“We’ve worked with Harriet several times now and it’s an absolute joy to do so. Harriet is the best sort of perfectionist and has always exceeded our expectations in terms of time frames, outcomes and the process as a whole.
A real standout for us is the “evergreen” factor of the images that Harriet has produced for us – we regularly reuse images across campaigns as they don’t date & apply to many aspects of our business marketing.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Harriet to anyone looking for a delightful professional to level up their business imagery.”

Jessica Kerr
Co-director of Deliciousness, This Little Pig Went to Market

“Harriet was a pleasure to work with. She went beyond our brief to ensure all our requirements were met, while maintaining a warm and professional approach throughout. Harriet also worked within our budget and time constraints and made the  process effortless and seamless. I can highly recommend her!”

Lara Lukich
Co-owner, Tom’s Wholesome Food

“I had the pleasure of working with Harriet on a recent photoshoot for my business. It was something I had been putting off for some time and now I wish I’d done it sooner.
Harriet was amazing. Her expertise in the food industry really shines though and she goes above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect. I am so happy with the final images and the whole process was so easy.
I would definitely recommend her services and I am looking forward to working with Harriet again in the future.”

Lauren Bass
Owner, Tiny Turtle Baby Food

“I had the pleasure of having Harriet taking some pictures for my catering business on two separate occasions and both times I was extremely happy with the results she produced. Harriet is so easy to communicate with and her relaxed and professional approach makes the process so easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend her work to anyone looking for great quality photos.

Thank you so much Harriet it was fantastic to work with you.”

Valerio Fantinelli
Owner, Flour & Fire

“I have been the client on a number of photo shoots with Harriet as the food stylist and I could not be happier with the results. Her attention to detail, level of organisation, happy disposition and creativity is impressive and she brings efficiency to the shoot. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.”

Tasha Sheldrick
Marketing manager,  Kailis Bros

“From the first phone call Harriet was dedicated and passionate. She made a difficult process simple and easy whilst producing mouth-watering images, what more could you want! With an eye for detail she was able to capture exactly what we were looking for and made our products shine. The quick turn arounds and continued support before, during and after has been outstanding.”

Rebecca Bovell
Manager, Corica Pastries

“I cannot recommend Harriet highly enough. She always goes the extra mile and won’t rest until she has got ‘that perfect shot’. She has an eye for practicality and beauty, and is always, always reliable. I am always thrilled beyond measure when I see the end results. I love working with Harriet and you will too.”

Jude Blereau
Founder and director of Wholefood Cooking
Award-winning author

“We mere photography amateurs think that we can take acceptable product photos until Harriet Harcourt – food stylist and product photographer extraordinaire – comes along.
Thank you Harriet, for a photo session well done and well worth it.”

Dean Wakefield
Co-owner, Horti-Pride

“A photo shoot with Harriet was a great experience. The translation between my need as a client, the graphic designer’s vision and Harriet’s food styling and photography was seamless and innovative. The creative process was amazing to watch, and I’m thrilled with the final result.”

Mette Nielsen
Owner, Mette is Baking

“We have been working with Harriet for the past few years on our suite of menus for our café group. Harriet brings a wonderful energy to every shoot; she’s creative, very organised, has an uncanny eye for detail, and is a pleasure to work with. We will continue to recommend her and her work.”

Abby and the team at Dôme Café Group

“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



“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
This Little Pig Went to Market

“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

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)