Shelly Westerhausen is a Bloomington, Indiana food photographer. She is also a food stylist, author, and recipe developer and the creator of the meat-free blog Vegetarian ‘Ventures and the author of two cookbooks, Platters & Boards and Vegetarian Heartland.
Her content has been featured in publications such as Bon Appetit, O! The Oprah magazine, Vegetarian Living, Weekend Almanac, Drifltess Magazine, and many others. She has also had recipes and articles featured on websites such as Bon Appetit, Healthyish, Food & Wine, Saveur Magazine, Food Network, Vogue, SELF magazine, Shape, Refinery29, Yahoo, AOL, The Kitchn, Food52, Babble, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, and many others. A few brands she has partnered with have included Crate & Barrel, Urban Outfitters, Instagram, Green Giant, Planet Shoes, and many others.
When not getting creative in the kitchen or on an adventure with her camera then you can find her with friends at local music shows or lounging around with my boxer pup, Tuko.
She is currently accepting new clients for freelance and contract-based recipe development and editorial writing. Feel free to get in touch through Vegetarian ‘Ventures or via [email protected] with your idea, timeline, and budget or to request a rate card.
Thanks for stopping by and please see example images from her work below which includes food, drink, and lifestyle shots.