The Family-Food-with-a-Farmhouse-Vibe QUEEN: Anita from @wild.thistle.kitchen

Jan 6 • 2021

Did someone say *#foodtographyschool student spotlight*??? Oh right, that was us!

Let’s hear it for this week’s family-food-with-a-farmhouse-vibe QUEEN: Anita Parris Soule of @wild.thistle.kitchen! I mean, seriously — her rustic, seasonal, sweet & savory dishes are on point.

Check below to see some of these WILD before and afters (get it? Like WILD thistle kitchen?? 😉).

alternating images of lasagna. one is shot from above and upclose. the other is shot from the front as a hand scoops a piece out of the pan. there is meted cheese oozing from the piece being scooped.

alternating images of creme brulee. the first image is an aerial closeup of a single half-eaten creme brulee. the second image is a group of creme brulees and two containers with sugar set on a black background.

two alternating overhead shots. the first is neatly organized cookies cookies on a cookie rack set on a blue background. the second is muffins piled inside of a tart pan lined with a lilac tea towel.

alternating images of white chocolate peppermint bark. the first image is a close up with a yellow tint. the second image is an arrangement of squares of white chocolate bark, two candy canes, and red twine.

Anita spends her time as a full-time blogger, brand/product photographer, recipe developer, and food columnist. This girl is out here booking some major paid partnerships! Just look at this lineup: Lamontagne Chocolate, Vivino Wine, Mezzetta, Filippo Berio. WAHOO!

As if that wasn’t enough, Anita also has a weekly food/recipe column in The Georgetowner, and a monthly recipe column for a local magazine, The Brookside Neighbors. “I’ve blown past my sponsored post income goals and made more than I ever have in all my years of doing this COMBINED.” HECK TO THE YEAH! You go Glen Coco. 💁‍♀️

Anita enrolled in Foodtography School to learn all about the basics: “I just put down my iPhone, dusted off my real camera, and dove in.” That’s really the best way to do it!

Foodtography School “gave me the foundation I was looking for and then months later I decided to take Advanced Foodtography School and I truly felt like it skyrocketed my photography skills and my business mindset.” 🚀

“The biggest win? Looking back on my old photos and seeing just how incredibly far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown. It is the BEST feeling.” We totes agree, Anita.

And her biggest advice? “Follow your dream and passion and practice, practice, practice! If you truly love food photography, you are absolutely in the right place and you are going to learn and grow so much. Be kind and true to yourself and find your style. Make friends in the industry and on Instagram. This is all so much more fun if you find your tribe – and you will find it. Never stop learning and never, ever stop investing in yourself and your business.” 🙌

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Anita. Make sure to follow @wild.thistle.kitchen on IG and check the highlight titled ‘anita’ on the @foodtographyschool Instagram to see her work her magic with a pear galette editing session!

Love and brownies,
Sarah & the Foodtography School Team