Self Makers Self Makers
How to make it in Food Photography and Food Styling

How to make it in Food Photography and Food Styling

Jennifer Oppermann- Food Photographer – Food Stylist – Recipe Developer Jette Virdi – Stylist – Photographer – Entrepreneur

Jette Virdi

In a special episode of the Self Makers Show, Conor spoke to two of Ireland’s most accomplished professionals in the food and drink sector. Jennifer Oppermann and Jette Virdi both specialise in food styling and photography, alongside other side hustles. Their work brings delicious tastes to life through irresistible visuals for clients to promote and sell products, cookbooks and recipes.

Jennifer Oppermann – Food Stylist – Photographer – Recipe Developer

Jennifer Oppermann is a Dublin based food photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. Fine art was her first love, so she now combines her artist’s eye with her culinary passions to create visually beautiful food. Jennifer has honed her crafts in styling, photography and recipe writing for advertising campaigns, cookbooks and TV commercials for many of the largest food retailers and brands in Ireland and the UK.

Jette Virdi – Food Stylist – Photographer – Entrepreneur

Jette Virdi is an Ireland based food stylist, photographer and entrepreneur, who has worked with an impressive array of companies, including Guinness, Selfridges and Tesco. As a visual consultant, Jette can now be found working for hotel chains and with small but mighty food brands such as Cream of the Crop. Jette is also passionate about her own creative side hustles, such as The Flower Drop.

Advice for newbies to food styling

The two food stylists shared their advice for those looking to get into the industry. Firstly, Jennifer highlighted the importance of tenacity: ‘Be persistent, if you want to do it, just keep going’. Jette also emphasised the kind of can-do attitude you need: ‘How prepared are you to muck in? And can you crack jokes at 7 o’clock at night when there’s still 3 hours to go?’

What about you?

Do you want to get into a new field of work or boost your career? Get in touch with Self Makers today to develop your career and business.

If you have a question you would like Conor to answer on the Self Makers Show, send it to us here in audio.

Self Makers Show – Video

Self Makers Show – Podcast

Listen to the Self Makers show on Spotify or iTunes


Assess yourself and your business potential with the Self Makers Radar. Plus check out the Self Makers Workbooks to accelerate your career.

By Conor Lynch , Solene de Beaudean and Rosie Castle


Free Careers eBook
  • "Conor is the real deal in creating digital businesses. Talk to him".

    Brendan Courtney Brendan Courtney TV Presenter - Fashion Designer - MC
  • "Conor, you are amazing. Thanks for everything".

    Roz Purcell Roz Purcell Natural Born Feeder
  • "I've studied international business for many years.
    I'd recommend Conor to support anyone creating a personal brand or a digital business."

    Dr. Domingo Sanchez Zarza Dr. Domingo Sanchez Zarza President & CEO ISAAAC

Free Self Makers
Case Studies Book

Register for your free sample book and receive email updates about future events and workshops.

    We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe at any time.