About Helena

Let the beauty that you love be what you do.
— Rumi

I feel so fortunate to have found something that allows me to combine and follow my passions for delicious food, travel and cultural experiences and photography. 

My natural and evocative style draws from authentic and imagined experiences and ranges from dark, moody rustic still lifes, and graphic overheads, through to more bright and airy compositions. 

My work is informed by my experience as a passionate home cook and my love of the food cultures of my native and adopted homelands of Spain, Canada, and Ireland.  

My natural approach to food styling is inspired by the simplicity and beauty of ingredients, and the joy and expressions of love and care shared through food.

My work has been featured in Edible Vancouver and I am a contributing writer and photographer at cookthatbook as well as on my own blog Endless Picnic. Recent commercial work of note includes campaigns for QShiQ Japanese BBQ, Cloud 9 Specialty Bakery and VCC Continuing Studies.

All images © Helena McMurdo. All rights reserved.