PUBLISHED STORY: Travel + Leisure

In September I was commissioned by Travel + Leisure magazine to shoot their front cover story for their Nov/Dec issue for the opening of Gleneagles Townhouse - I had the amazing opportunity to visit Edinburgh for the week and shoot/stay in some really amazing hotels and shoot/eat some delicious food. The assignment itself was one of my favorites so far and I was even more chuffed that my image made the front cover. Check out the full article here beautifully written by Peter Terzian.   


Hayley Benoit // Selected for Photo Scratch

GREAT NEWS: I’ve been selected to share my work-in-progress project for feedback and review at The Photographers Gallery this Friday 7th, 6-8 pm for Photo Scratch’s first in-person event since 2020.

I’ll be sharing my work with some photographers, including; 

Yuanbo Chen

Hasna Charley Tayyar

Megan Eagles

Etienne Bruce

Alice Poole

Alexander Ward

Henri Kisielewski


Photo Scratch at
The Photographers’ Gallery

Friday 7th October 2022
6-8 pm

Book now!

Click here to book.





Amelia’s Sweet Treats

last month, I was a guest judge for the BBC Three’s TV show  “Hungry For It”  (S1/E7) in this particular episode, I worked with the contestants to create a stylised shoot, shooting the food that they baked and advising them how to create a “Social Media Stopper” image so that people could stop on socials and be inspired. As a result, the contestant who styled the best shoot on the day would then win a one-on-one masterclass with me. The contestants created some really impressive work, which can be seen in my previous post here, however, the winner of this Food Photography challenge was Amelia Ng - with this shot below. 


I worked with Amelia after the episode at Backgrounds Studio as part of her prize I shared with her some insights into Food Photography and went over the steps of how to produce a food editorial-styled photo from start to finish. We drafted a mood board together with ideas of food, colours, props and the overall mood of the image. We decided to go with a Pop “Sweet Treats” theme as you can see. Amelia baked all the food prior to the shoot day so that we had time to focus on the props and styling of the set. Once we were happy with where the story was going, we then went to Backgrounds and picked props out for our shoot prior to the shoot day, so we had a fair idea of what we wanted to shoot ahead of time. Here are the photos that we shot on the day. 

Below are some personal photos of us at Backgrounds Studio and on the shoot.





“Hungry for It” - Food Episode Challenge Photos

It was lovely to appear as a Guest Judge on BBC Three’s latest TV show  “Hungry for It” this yesterday which can be seen in my previous post. Here are the photos that I shot with the contestants on the day, as part of their challenge.  Congratulations to Amelia Ng for winning this challenge, I’m looking forward to working with Amelia in future and having a one-on-one marterclass session as part of her prize. 

Recipe and Styling by Amelia Ng for Hungry For It: Series 1 - Episode 7


“Hungry For It” Food Photography episode on BBC Three tonight at 8.00 pm featuring Hayley Benoit

It’s finally here! “Hungry For It” Food Photography Episode at 8:00 pm tonight, on BBC Three where I will be appearing as a guest judge for the semi-finals, working my magic behind the camera and working with the contestants on a Photoshoot.

The show will be hosted by Stacey Dooley and will feature the contestant’s celebrity mentors Big Zuu and Chef Kay Kay. Click here to see the full programme info.




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