Mary Devinat was born in Paris, France. She grew up in a family environment passionate about art and cooking. Her weekends consisted of walking in the French food markets where good cuisine is the most important and going to art galleries or Parisian museums.
She studied art history at the Sorbonne then decided to devote herself fully to her first passion: cooking. She started working for Parisian caterers and restaurants with a nearby camera.
After several culinary experiences, she decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in communication. This allowed her to work in a big Parisian PR agency specialized in gastronomy. She met famous French chefs and began professional photography by creating all the social media content for the agency’s clients.
After this first experience, she was hired as a food stylist in a Parisian agency and worked for famous French brands.
Then finally decided to embark on the adventure of entrepreneurship and began as a stylist and food photographer as self-employed.
She can spend hours preparing and stylizing a dish. She is also fascinated when she works for restaurants and great chefs and like to watch their meticulous gestures.
After some times as a food photographer in France, she met her husband who had a job opportunity in the United States and she decided to follow him in this new country. Now, she’s based in Pennsylvania. She has rebuilt her photo studio and works for American brands, restaurants and magazines.
Why work with me?
The food industry is increasingly important. Food is one of our biggest concerns. There are thousands of sites that have recipes and many businesses that want to sell food. However, not all of them offer quality content that will appeal consumers.
With my experience in the French and American culinary world, food is no secret to me. I have worked with major communications agencies as well as starred restaurants to make great shots for their web advertising campaign.
The first reason why you should work with me is because my specialty is food! I spend hours in the kitchen and with my camera every day to make delicious and appealing plates. I know how to showcase a food product.
The second reason I’m multi-tasking. I’m photographer, photo editor, food stylist and recipe developper. Don’t be afraid, that doesn’t mean that I only have a slight contempt for each competence. I work with good tools that allow me to offer you the best.
The last is my responsiveness as well as my listening. Even while working behind a camera or stove, I make myself available to my customers. You can ask me any question, I’ll answer it.