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Food photography and food styling for Restaurants

As a professional food photographer with a background in hospitality, I find myself quite busy shooting for Restaurants and Venues between Sydney and Melbourne  – and I often travel to Brisbane and Gold Coast as well.

I love shooting on location and every new place presents its own challenges; photography is all about problem solving, so given the necessary time and resources I shall be able to create beautiful and enticing images of food pretty much anywhere. The brief is extremely important though – I am a creative but it’s not my restaurant that I am photographing ( most of the time…), so I can really give my best when there is a strong art direction from the client itself or from some sort of creative figure on its behalf.



I can work with or without a food stylist; I definitely prefer working with one, given the chance. And when asked , I always push to have a stylist on board, because beautiful images are always the result of team work, and different people have different skills.

kids menu

kids menu

The images I am sharing in this post were taken a few weeks back for a Melbourne venue which is undergoing quite a big renovation and re-branding operation; in this occasion I worked with stylist Kirsty Bryson, who also provided all the props. The restaurant chefs assisted with the food preparation, and the creative director was also on site to coordinate things .

a la carte menu @ Dario Milano

a la carte menu @ Dario Milano

The images are very editorial style and will be used across all media for marketing purposes, menus and social media; I like them a lot and I wanted to share – I hope you enjoy !

Nutella Pizza © Dario Milano

Nutella Pizza © Dario Milano


Dario Milano is a professional food photographer and food stylist, based in Sydney and servicing predominantly advertising and commercial clients, restaurants and the food packaging industry.

He also teaches regular food photography and food styling workshop in Sydney, as well as in Melbourne and Brisbane.

To get in contact, email dario@dariomilanophotography.com






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Nov 25, 2015

Great photo’s and lots of inspiration to draw from. Interesting to note that the trend these days is all things vintage when it comes to styling and props.


Apr 01, 2014

Your photography is just so awesome Dario! Love reading your new posts/viewing your new pics.