Danella Chalmers – Food Photographer Sydney

With a relaxed and down to earth approach to photography, Danella offers the ideal blend of technical skills and creative flair. Specialising in food, interiors and still life photography, she is passionate about her craft and meticulous about the details. Having completed both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Photography, and with over ten years experience in Australia and overseas, Danella is well equipped to fulfill any brief.

Danella is known for producing high quality, clean and unique imagery. Her photographic style captures both simplicity and elegance. Danella offers more than just an eye behind the lens, she is actively dedicated to producing the best results for each and every client. This is evident in her overall support for her clients, including both pre and post production. Danella’s client testimonials speak for themselves.

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I live and work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation and pay my respects to Elders past and present.

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“Working with Danella has been an effortless and enjoyable experience. It started off with her prompt responses to my e-mails and a very well thought out quote. As a new business owner, Danella’s quoting process made me feel that she truly cares about her customers’ situation, providing a few options and alternatives regarding budget. Danella has outstanding communication and is very warm and approachable. In addition to this, her work is truly fabulous, I couldn’t be happier with the images Danella created for my site and social media pages. I was part of the photo shoot on the day and Danella and her wonderful stylist, listened to and valued my input – we worked together as a team and the day was a lot of fun! I wouldn’t look anywhere else now for a photographer & stylist for my business, how nice is it when you can find a team to work with that is not only fantastic at their job but really easy and fun to work with! I know that if you choose Danella and her team of professionals you will be as happy as I have been with the quality of product and experience.”

Mujde Wilson – Tea-Cherie

“Danella was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. This was my first photo shoot and she was so helpful with picking props and giving me ideas. Her talent and passion is admirable and her photos speak for themselves. I was so impressed with her work ethic and her skills. With a very good eye and great attention to detail shows how much she really cares about her work. I would highly recommend Danella to anyone looking for a food photographer, she is very easy to work with and very friendly also, you will not be disappointed.” 

Chantel Arcuri – Wild Blends Teas


“Danella and I worked together on the production of my first cookbook – ‘Share’ Food for Family Life. As someone with a huge amount of expertise in food photography she was a confident guide in steering me through the process. Danella organised pre-shoot meetings, schedules and shoot plans, advised with lighting and props, and ran the photo shoots themselves before finalising the project with her highly professional editing. Her enthusiasm and vision coupled with her practical skills and support enabled us to achieve my goal – a collection of beautiful, tantalising food photographs for my book. She is highly professional and goes above and beyond what is required to deliver her brief, I turned to her for expert advice on many issues and this was always given gladly. Danella could not have provided a better service and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking to work collaboratively with a food photographer.”

Jess Diplock – Cookbook Author