The Shownotes


Protecting your creativity Protect your creativity EPISODE SUMMARY Why do you create?  You create because you have to. You have a story that needs to be told, an idea that needs to be shared, or a vision that needs to be brought to reality. And when you’re creating, you feel alive—you feel like yourself. That’s […]

014: Protect Your Creativity, Your Work, and Yourself

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EPISODE SUMMARY In this episode, we talk to Frank Curry, an educator at Austin Community College and photographer. We discuss learning to fail forward, embracing the photographer you are and not the one you think you should be, taking risks, and the challenges that photographers face today. We begin with a question: What does it […]

013: Learning To Fail Forward And Take Risks

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Power of Connecting EPISODE SUMMARY If you want to be successful in today’s world, you need to be multi-faceted. That’s the lesson that Addie Broyles wants us to learn, and it’s something she’s been demonstrating with her own career. Addie understands the power of connecting with people. Addie is a multi-faceted renaissance woman: she is […]

012: The Power of Connecting With People

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Comparing Yourself EPISODE SUMMARY From the moment you start taking pictures and sharing them with the world, you will begin to compare yourself to other photographers. You might feel that they are better at shooting food than you. Or that their images sell more than yours because they look like they belong on a magazine […]

011: Why Comparing Yourself To Other Food Photographers Is Pointless

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Lead Food Stylist EPISODE SUMMARY When you’re a food stylist, the pressure is on. Lead food stylists has to make the food look delicious and appetizing, but also make sure it’s not too overdone. It’s a fine line to walk—and one that Olivia Caminiti has walked time and time again. Caminiti began her career as […]

010: Mentorship, Versions of Home, and Going from Assistant to Lead Food Stylist

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EPISODE SUMMARY – Taking the Shot with Joanie Simon Do you ever have a feeling that you’re doing something wrong? That you should be taking more risks, but aren’t sure what those risks are? Do you ever feel like you’re not being true to yourself? That there’s something bubbling under the surface that needs to […]

009: Taking The Shot: From Fear to Freedom

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EPISODE SUMMARY – The Time I Quit My Job For Harry Potter Have you ever made a decision that made no sense to other people but felt absolutely right for you? Have you ever thrown your hands up and declared, “I quit!”? It’s an easy thing to do when you feel like you have the […]

008: The The Time I Quit My Job For Harry Potter

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EPISODE SUMMARY First, Kristina has been a food stylist since 2009, and she’s learned some hard truths about the industry. She’s here to tell you that competition will only make you bitter, but community will help you grow. She knows why it’s important to show up, stay humble and make a difference. She’ll show you […]

007: Show Up, Stay Humble, And Make a Difference

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EPISODE SUMMARY Who is Amy V. Cooper? She’s a photography consultant, mindset coach, and business mentor who has been consistently loud in the world of commercial photography for 20 years. She’s been there and done that—and she can help you get there and do that too.  That’s why I asked her to come on the […]

006 – Why You Need To Be Consistently Loud

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How to find the sauce EPISODE SUMMARY Meika Ejiasi is a food, portrait, and lifestyle photographer. She is also a black woman in the food photography industry—and she knows what it’s like to feel marginalized in that space. In this episode of the Savory Shot podcast, she talks with Mica about, how to find the […]

005: Break The Rules To Find The Sauce In Your Work

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