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Harriet Harcourt

Testimonials

Before, during and after the shoot Harriet was an absolute delight to deal with. Her communication and attention to detail in the leadup ensured a seamless execution on the day.
Her considerable experience as both food stylist and photographer really shows when it comes to all the nitty gritty detail she considers!
I already had full confidence in Harriet’s creative talents yet, to her absolute credit and with ego aside, she included me in every creative decision along the way.
The end result is stunning photos of my Jammed Chilli that truly represent and align with the Franklin & Clement brand.
Harriet was personable, relaxed, considered, hardworking, professional and, above all, an absolute joy to invite into my home and work with.
Thank you, Harriet. Your work is beautiful and I’m so glad our paths have crossed.

Emilie Jones
Franklin & Clement

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Harriet’s ability to take a food photography brief and execute it with minimal input from me is invaluable.

It frees me up to concentrate on other issues at hand confident in the knowledge that she will deliver excellence, and in a timely manner.

Paul Butcher
D’Orsogna

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The photos of our olive oil and other products were gorgeous. Our products can be difficult to photograph due to their reflective surfaces, however the photos you provided, both styled and on plain backgrounds looked amazing. They have certainly given our website and social media a much more professional look.

Kristy Davies
Great Southern Groves

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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
Essence of Eating

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A girl with takeaway coffee

I recently engaged Harriet to capture some beautiful photos of our restaurant.
Harriet was approachable, professional, creative, and committed to achieve a portfolio of images that fitted the brief and budget throughout. Our photos were ready within days of the shoot, and we were extremely happy with the result.
I can highly recommend Harriet and really look forward to working with her again.

Siobhan O’Meara
Frankie’s on Rotto

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Harriet is a pleasure to work with. She goes beyond our brief to ensure all our requirements are met, while maintaining a warm and professional approach throughout. Harriet also works within our budget and time constraints and makes the process effortless and seamless. I can highly recommend her!

Lara Lukich
Tom’s Providore

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Ingredients ready to prepare a meal, pasta,, mushrooms, red onions

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
This Little Pig Went to Market

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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 through 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
Tiny Turtle Baby Food

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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
Mette is Baking

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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
Flour & Fire

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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
Corica Pastries

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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
Wholefood Cooking

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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
Horti-Pride

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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
This Little Pig Went to Market

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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
Bee Lane Fine Smoked Foods

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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.

Marketing Team
Dôme Café Group

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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, Production Designer
Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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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
KB Foods

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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.

I whole-heartedly recommend Harriet for any food styling, food preparation & 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
Design City

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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

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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
Shooter Film Company (NZ)

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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

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