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Still life & food stylist for work on commercial photography and video content specialising in food, product and lifestyle. 

I can provide mood boards, shoot planning and production buying as well as tried and tested recipes and food writing.



Over 20 years styling and photography experience as well as 15 years in online and content marketing showcasing products and telling stories that connect with the audience.

I can create content for web & social media to an agreed brief and budget either remotely from my home studio or at clients restaurants/business premises. 

I enjoy working with everyone from freelancers and start-ups to large brands and household names.  



I teach DIY photography alongside product and still life styling and content creation to individuals and groups in a style that nurtures confidence and authenticity.

I regularly host food and still life styling and photography workshops which have helped me create my 4 part content creation formula, demystifying the process and guiding you step-by-step.

Running my own e-commerce business, @blackvelvetstyling means I'm continually learning and keeping up to date.  

I'm passionate about helping people succeed with their businesses and love sharing my experience to help them develop the skills to thrive.



Ellen DeGeneres, High Street TV, Vallebona, GR Maze Restaurants, Chef Laurence Henry, The Boy Who Bakes, Absolute Press,, Royal Doulton, Cartwright & Butler, Wedgwood, Aldi, Howden's Kitchens, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Gordon Ramsay, Nathan Outlaw, Royal Albert, Waterford Crystal, Ocado, William Morris Group, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Denby Pottery, Phillipo Berio, Harrods and more.



And behind the scenes here or @sophiepurserstylist 



For availability or to discuss your project.

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'We've booked Sophie on various jobs for a number of different clients and each time she performs to the highest standards. Her attention to detail is perfect and she has a good balance of understanding what the art directors want and what the client expects, at the same time as putting her own spin/input on things. Sophie is very well mannered and gets on with everyone.

She's good at just getting on with things on her own, and then reporting back once it's done, which is great from a producer point of view - however at the same time, she's also a great communicator and works well in a team situation.' 

Sophie Davies, Producer at McCann Manchester 


'We hired Sophie through a recommendation for a Food & Prop stylist for our new drinks packaging shoot, and we’re really pleased she was available! We were really impressed with Sophie’s perfectionist attitude to make sure we got the right shots.

She really goes above and beyond to understand what subtleties need to change to make the photos look amazing. Really pleased with the results and hope to work together again in the future.' 

Nikki Bull, Senior Brand Manager at Belvoir Fruit Farm


'In my previous role as Design Manager for Royal Doulton I had the pleasure of working with Sophie from 2016 - 2020.

Sophie was intrinsic in bringing to life the new strategic visual direction for the brand, through her ability to creatively interpret reference images and thoughts from the design and marketing teams.

From initial project briefings through to the final shoot days Sophie was a very clear communicator, always answering the brief whilst offering fresh ideas which we truly valued.
Sophie is a joy to work with, calm under pressure with a wicked sense of humour, an incredible work ethic and endless creativity.  I am happy to recommend Sophie for any styling projects.
Keeley Traae, Design Manager at Royal Doulton


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