Meet SA Woman Member, Valeria.

Business/Organisation: Valeria Food Photography
Job Role: Commercial Food and Product Photographer

Tell us a bit about you:

Hi, I’m Vale, a food photographer passionate about capturing the beauty of food as a masterpiece. I was born in Peru, and all my childhood was around food and being in the kitchen helping my mum or grandma. When I was old enough to choose a career, I wanted cuisine, but I couldn’t then, so I decided to study Business to work in the future in food and beverage. At the end of the university, I ended up in the corporate world, but I always enjoyed cooking; it was my creative outlet or going to nice restaurants. After working 17 years in the corporate world, I moved to Australia and started a food blog as a hobby to connect with my roots. That is when I found food photography to take better pictures for my blog. I started my first course to know my camera, fell in love with it and found my true passion. Since that day, I haven’t left my camera, taken photos of different products, foods and fantastic brands, and turned my passion into my career.

Tell us a bit about your business or organisation/role:

Valeria Food Photography started a few years ago, turning every dish or beverage into a mouth-watering image. I love working with brands that want their images to tell a story about their origins, values, etc., because food has a soul, and you can talk to it with a great picture. I like to transport you to different moments, from your BBQ with friends to a stylish bar at night or to your favourite farmers market.

What region of South Australia are you in?:
Adelaide North

How can you best contact you:

Phone Number: 0422 155 666

LinkedIn Profile: Valeria Reategui Araneta

Website: www.valeriafoodphotography.com

Instagram Page: @valeria_foodphotography

Let’s get to know you a little more:

What has been a lesson you learnt in your career or business that has stayed with you?
A lesson that has stuck with me is never too late to try something new.

What is your favourite place in South Australia to visit?
Mount lofty for the views and the Barossa Valley for the food and wine

Why is being part of SA Woman important to you?
I’m relatively new to SA, so it will be lovely to know more businesswomen to share our experiences. I love to connect with people and learn from them.

What is a quote or mantra you live by?
What is the best that could happen?