About Kelly Neil
Hi, I’m Kelly.
Welcome to my little corner of the Internet, where I share my food styling and photography, recipes inspired by my home province of Nova Scotia, and easy seasonal recipes for home bakers and cooks.
What You’ll Find on Kellyneil.com
My recipes range from classic East Coast fare like Nova Scotia seafood chowder and Nova Scotia blueberry grunt to simple family meals like pesto gnocchi. My favorite things to make are sweet treats like blueberry cake donuts, Biscoff ice cream, and brown sugar shortbread cookies. Start here!
Food Photography, Styling, and Writing
I started kellyneil.com to showcase my food photography. Over time, it has evolved into a full-time career, and I currently create content for myself and my clients. I do all of my prop sourcing, shopping, and styling, as well as my food prep and styling. Here are a few brands I’ve worked with:
Baked Collective is a collaborative project by three Canadian recipe developers, food photographers, and stylists. I’m a founder of the collective.
I’ve been photographing content for Cavendish Farms’ retail products and restaurant food service division since February 2020.
Cedar Bay Salmon
I developed a series of diverse recipes for Cedar Bay Salmon to be featured on their website and various social media channels.
Loblaws / President’s Choice
I’ve partnered with Loblaws / President’s Choice since 2017. I’ve attended events in Toronto, created content for various campaigns, and I often appear on live morning television to promote PC products.
I created a series of tutorial-style content for Lee Valley, including articles called How To Make The Perfect Apple Pie, Turkey Tips, and How To Bake The Perfect Cake.
The Chronicle Herald
For three years, I was a food columnist for The Chronicle Herald. During this time, I wrote and photographed four unique bi-weekly columns—The Nanny Project, In Season, The Menu Board, and The List.
My studio space is inside my home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. With easy access to my kitchen, plus a large collection of surfaces, props, and linens on hand, it works well for me. I have hosted many clients in this space; however, I also use text threads to send images to clients for approval. I sometimes shoot on location; however, this occurs on a project-by-project basis.
Sponsored content (recipes and posts explicitly created for clients and brands that compensate me financially) is always indicated as such.
Let’s Work Together
Get in Touch
My email is [email protected]. Please note, I am a solo entrepreneur with a young family; I sometimes fall behind with my email inbox. I generally respond to emails in 1 to 2 business days. You can also subscribe to my weekly email list for updates, recipes, and more: