Access educational resources and videos that take your food photography to the next level. My 1:1 Coaching Sessions are perfect for beginners and even for professionals looking to dive into the culinary niche.
We’ll explore camera and lighting techniques, and learn how color, texture, and composition come together to create masterful images you will be proud of. 

Trust The Process.
Develop Your Voice.

1:1 Coaching Is For You If

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You Are Curious

You Are Committed

You Are Convinced

Do you have a love of food and photography? If you have ever considered taking your passion to the next level, this is where to start. 

If you are a photographer looking to expand your range of expertise into food photography, I can show you how to level up your skills.

If you have chosen a career in food photography, you need expert guidance to succeed. My approach helps you get where you want to be.

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1:1 Coaching

Up-level your biz!

My 1:1 Educational Videos are an excellent entrée into food photography. But everybody is individual, and you might still have questions that can’t be answered from an instructional video. If this sounds like you, working with me one-on-one can help you achieve the results you want. 

After a brief portfolio assessment, we will identify areas of improvement, and I will develop a lesson plan that addresses those items. You don’t have to be a skilled photographer to work with me this way, and I welcome working with people at all levels of expertise. 

For those just starting out, 1:1 coaching is a way to jump-start your efforts. We’ll talk about basic photographic concepts and focus on the areas you want to improve. For intermediate photographers, coaching is a way to gain insider tips that are specific to your interests. 

Professional photographers benefit from coaching, too. I can share technical concepts and assess your work with a critical eye. If you hope to add food photography to your portfolio, I can help you cut through the chaff and show you how to appeal to the clients you most want to work with.

After 16 years of working as a commercial and wedding photographer, I have lots of experience dealing with clients, pricing projects, and understanding my value. In building a successful photography career, I found that few resources teach you these skills. Most of us tend to “make it up” as we go along, but with a little expert guidance, you can skip the line. 

Knowing the benchmarks, market value, and what makes your work unique are all components of successful pricing. I will teach you how to place a dollar value on your work and your time. We will also work on creating a visual identity for your work that sets you apart from the pack.

The Business of Photography


Get organized and run smoother photoshoots. The Ultimate Photoshoot Planner is It's easy to use and perfect for photographers of all levels. This planner includes everything you need to plan and smoothly run your shoots, from detailed timelines and storyboards to checklists and resources. Click the link below to find out how.


I loved my 1:1 with The Qui Ingredient. Quiana was patient and thorough. She was happy to explain any questions I threw her way! She was so helpful in teaching me basic camera functions and how to adjust to fit my indoor lighting.

Neva LaRue


Quiana goes beyond photography tips and tricks and talks with you about YOU. Her input on creating a brand that you can really stand behind is powerful.

Cacey McReavy


Quiana is simply amazing! She really helped me dig into what I needed to do to make my photos stand out. I love the way she answered all my questions and was very thorough in directing me in a positive direction to better my photos and business. Thank you, Quiana!

Jen Petersen


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