One of the most amazing things about teaching other creatives is seeing them blossom. And seeing their style evolve.

Once Dani could take the guesswork out of her compositional choices, her work infinitely improved. To the point where this amazing style evolved in just a short space of time.


Dani’s really been able to understand her compositional choices and know which ones bring her results. She’s since landed new clients and photography jobs to show off her new work.

Let’s celebrate Dani’s results! ~ Rachel




Two Loves Studio Student Success Story - Dani Rendina

Although I loved food photography, I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it comes to composition.

I was feeling very frustrated when things would not work out as per the vision in my head of how I wanted it to look.

With time, this frustration began to impact on my enjoyment during the creative process. I wasn't enjoying my craft as much and felt very limited in what I could achieve and then I started to doubt my abilities and whether I was good enough to do this.


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition



I started to doubt my abilities and whether I was good enough to do this.

The belief and feeling of not being 'good enough' and doubting my abilities as a photographer, meant I was too afraid to put myself out there and ask for payment for my services.

So I played small.

I did jobs for free, I did collaborations for free and I had the belief that if I wasn't charging money then I was safeguarding myself from any possible "failure" for not having the ability to create the images I really wanted to create.


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

Before taking Composition Essentials


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

After taking Composition Essentials


I was searching for the “missing piece” to help me in this creative struggle.

I was searching for the "missing piece" to help me in this creative struggle.

When I saw that Rachel was offering this course, I jumped on and booked straight away, I did not have one single doubt!

The opportunity to learn from Rachel was a no brainer, she is an extremely talented food photographer and after already reading her blog, I knew she was a great teacher too. I wanted to improve this area but it felt overwhelming knowing where to start. The concepts I needed were bundled up perfectly in Composition Essentials and at a very reasonable price.

One of the biggest takeaways for me is confidence...for someone that now has a compositional "tool kit" to utilize and no longer relies on guesswork, it alleviates a lot of time wasting and poor results.

It has given me more consistency in my work, I can tackle a creative project with greater confidence.


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

Before taking Composition Essentials


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

After taking Composition Essentials


I can tackle a creative project with greater confidence

When you're confident in creating the images you want, it also means you're more confident to charge too!

This leads to another achievement - I finally started charging for my work and time, and shock! I started getting clients too, and clients that loved my work.

Along with paying clients, I also have a portfolio of work that I have created that I'm proud of. Images that I had always wanted to create, are now achievable.

A stand out moment from Composition Essentials that has altered my work exponentially is layering (I just loveeee this insight, it's simple but so effective!). The approach to layering taught in this course is unlike anything I’ve seen before.

Another favorite was the cropping guidelines.

It's one thing to take a great photo, it’s another to crop it for even more impact (I was previously clueless in this area). I really got a lot out of the Facebook group page too, Rachel was very generous with her time commenting on photos, offering guidance and feedback.

Plus it was great to meet other food photographers that shared a similar passion and who were all positively supporting one another.

Up until that time, I really didn't know any other food photographers so that was a great win. Plus Rachel is a natural teacher, her content is thorough, consistent and always very valuable.


I can tangibly see the difference the investment in myself and my craft has made on my business.


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

After taking Composition Essentials


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

After taking Composition Essentials


One of my proudest moments was when I received my first payment for my work!

Not only had I tackled the hurdle of feeling worthy of charging, but my client was so impressed that re-booked my services only weeks later after the initial shoot and continue to reach out for services regularly, which has affirmed the belief that I can not only do this but do it successfully.

Sure getting paying clients is fantastic (especially when you have never had them before!) but also for me when I look back on images from a few years ago and compare them to now, I can appreciate my strong commitment to always growing.

I can tangibly see the difference the investment in myself and my craft has made. When you can say you are proud of yourself, and not looking for external validation - that's priceless to me.


The content was in depth and specific to the niche of food photography.

I found the course to be the right fit for me because it was easily accessible online, I could work at my own pace (very helpful when you are also a stay at home mum!) and that I could access the course ongoing (so I could go back and revisit areas, again and again, to really get it to sink in).

I also believe that the teacher you choose is equally important in the learning process and Rachel excels as a teacher and a food photographer.

As they say "if you want to be the best, you have to learn from the best" and I have always been so inspired by Rachel's work

The content was in depth and specific to the niche of food photography. More so, Rachel is 100% invested in your learning and growth and is equally happy for you whenever you have a win. That's who I want in my corner, someone that genuinely cares about my success.


I love food photography, but I felt like I was guessing a lot of the time when it came to composition

After taking Composition Essentials


Say hello to a whole new and improved way to tackle any creative project with confidence

I have always wanted to expand into restaurant photography. With this strong base of knowledge and skills, I feel much better positioned to give that a go.

I feel that it will be a challenge, but I'm confident these skills will be invaluable and of great assistance when delving into that area.


Where To Find Dani Online

Hi there, my name is Dani and photographing delicious food and artisan products is one of my most favorite things to do! As an Australian photographer, I have a great appreciation for our rich multicultural diversity and the vast array of cuisines available.

Blessed with Italian heritage, I can definitely say food is in my blood.

When I spend time with my family, it's not uncommon to plan our next meal whilst in the midst of eating a meal! I love the endless textures, colors, tastes and shapes found in food and enjoy capturing these details to create a beautiful photograph.

Food connects us to people, places, memories, and our environment and the story behind the plate is what really inspires me.

Alongside food photography, I also offer product photography services. I love working with brands that offer products to the marketplace that are aligned with my values of conscious living.

When I am not behind the lens, you will find me either sipping tea, reading a good book, spending time with my family and always eating something yummy.

Website, Portfolio or Blog https://danirendinaphotography.zenfolio.com

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com.au/drendi

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dani_r_photos