Helena La Petite
International lifestyle photographer specialising in food, portraits and travel



Hi there! My name is Helena. I’m a travel photographer specialising in food, portraits and interiors.

I regularly shoot for cookbooks, publications, restaurants, cafes and hotels around the world, and tell visual stories of the people of the food world.

I love documenting good food, people and places in a beautiful and authentic way, so that you can present your brand how you've always wanted to but never quite been able to.  I aim to convey an atmosphere with my images and create emotions through the stories I tell.

I’m passionate about sustainability, nutrition, wellbeing, and natural living.

My background is in documentary photography and photojournalism, I've previously co-founded a content marketing agency, and have published digital magazines on business and sustainability. Currently I publish and edit Newfound.

I’m also a Pinterest influencer with over half a million followers, working with brands in the food and travel industries, creating and curating content.

Clients include San Telmo, Palermo, Broadsheet Melbourne, The Urban List, The Vegie Bar, Rustica Sourdough, Spoon Cereals, Nuvia, Universal Food Products, Ozone Coffee Roasters, Long Street Coffee, Honest Burgers, Kex Land Reykjavik, The Slow, The Yoga Barn, Plataran Hotels and Resorts, Hotel Tugu, The Cabochon Hotel, Vivid Drinks, Food Startup School, Dishoom, Crosstown Doughnuts, Pronto Food, etc.


"Helena is a very talented, dedicated and professional photographer! She truly captured our brand and found the beauty in our space, from the small details to the big picture views. It was a pleasure working with her." Denitsa Fischer, The Yoga Barn

“Helena constantly kept coming up with creative, fresh ideas on how to develop the business. Understanding the food industry as well as the new media very well, Helena created outstanding photographs, and is brilliant at art direction." James Poulter, Pronto

“Helena has a unique ability to make even the stiffest of the lot relax in front of the camera. Highly recommend her services to anyone looking at a fun time and amazing photographs of themselves!” Robert, Chef

“AMAZING!! So much fun and great value. Helena is so easy to chat to and makes you feel very comfortable.” Emma Lani, Author

“A very nice and lovely person, she really makes you feel comfortable and helps you to get rid of any shyness for the pictures! Her work is incredible! Also, I liked that she is interested in getting to know you better before the shoot.” Karen, Nutritionist

“Helena treats her customer in a unique way. She not only took great photos, but I also had really good time and would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants special moments captured.” Yingshi, Traveller

Please get in touch at hello@helenalapetite.com, give me a call on +61 432 674 278 or fill out the form below to work together.

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