After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Photography from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Jacqui worked in Australia, Asia, Europe and the UK before making London her home. For the past fifteen years, Jacqui has worked with acclaimed chefs and incredible cooks, on over thirty cookbooks, countless editorial spreads and Global advertising campaigns. Jacqui’s inspiration to shoot beautiful imagery comes from her honest passion for the food itself. She cares deeply about food sustainability, ethical food production and loves nothing more than to nourish her family and friends with great food. Jacqui is often assisted in the studio by her four-legged sidekick, Radar the Studio Dog.
Jacqui and artisan dog treat maker Fiona Rigg, have co-authored canine culinary cookbook ‘My Dog Eats Better Than Me: Recipes Your Dog Will Love’. Their book is a collection of recipes, tips and advice for dog lovers who understand that dogs are family and deserve to be catered for accordingly with nourishing, healthy, considered meals and treats. Fiona and Jacqui make this possible with more than 60 recipes across multiple chapters, from biscuits to main meals, from puppies to doggie celebrations. Published by Hardie Grant, ‘My Dog Eats Better Than Me’ will be out in June 2021.
“I have worked with Jacqui for almost 10 years and have nothing but praise for her creativity and professionalism. She has shot all sorts of books for me – from cocktails to food, craft and embroidery — which has seen her climbing fences, dealing with wayward dogs and demanding authors. Jacqui has done all of this with a smile on her face, and goes above and beyond to get the job done to extremely high standards. I find her particularly excellent at working with first-time authors who may be anxious and don’t know what to expect – she is so adaptable, she always puts them at ease.”
— Kate Pollard, Publishing Director, Hardie Grant Books