A summer foraging trip and a food styling and photography workshop in New York, July 6 & 7, 2013

Sunday Suppers studio in Brooklyn

Sunday Suppers studio in Brooklyn


UPDATE: Due to legal reasons, we will be moving the foraging trip to a different location that we will disclose soon. We will meet at Grand Central Station on Friday, July 5th at 9am. Exciting!

What do you say about joining me on a foraging trip?

Did you know that edible wild foods grow all around parks in the summer? Berries, mushrooms, all kinds of wild greens….

That is exactly what we will be doing July 5th and 6th of this year.

I am teaming up with Karen Mordechai of Sunday Suppers once again to offer a 2-day workshop in New York City.

Our first morning, we will spend two hours with an expert forager (a surprise guest!) walking through the park learning about different plants and photographing nature. From Central Park, we will move on to Karen’s light-filled studio in Brooklyn doing hands-on food and prop styling demos, learning about the basics of food photography, manipulating natural light, composition and some post-processing work. You will learn about my philosophy and workflow and practice yourself with my guidance.


Photo of me  by Karen Mordechai

Photo of me and my soup by Karen Mordechai

I have been really excited about foraging the last few years following my dad’s passion for mushroom picking. The times I have gone with him, nature and silence fill my ever-thinking mind to quiet down. I find peace in the walking and breathing.

I look forward to learning from one of the few experts that are licensed to forage in Central Park.

Then, we will cook, style and photograph.

What do you say?

You can read more details below. Hope to see you there!


When and what:

Friday July 5 , 9am – 4pm
Foraging and On-location photography workshop
*Foraging Location to be disclosed. We will be meeting at Grand Central Terminal to travel together.

Saturday July 6 , 10am – 5pm
Comprehensive food styling and photography workshop.
We will spend the day learning the basics of food photography, manipulating natural light, composition, food and prop styling.
We will use our foraged goods to create a meal.
Students will create their own styling sets with my guidance.

Foraging location to be disclosed.
Sunday Suppers Studio, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Workshop fee:
$795. Tickets include:

  • Foraging trip with expert and a picnic lunch.
  • 2 lunches.
  • 2 days of hands-on food styling and photography workshop.


Registration opens on Tuesday, March 12th at 11am EST. Purchase TICKETS HERE.

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27 Responses to “A summer foraging trip and a food styling and photography workshop in New York, July 6 & 7, 2013”

  1. Sounds amazing. Would love to join you. I hope I can make it this time. Must be so much fun and so informative. I am beyond tempted. :)

  2. This sounds fabulous and I hope I’m lucky enough to snag a spot. FYI, your website says registration opens on March 12 while the link to Sunday Suppers indicates that tickets go on sale March 10. Can you sort this out? Thanks!

  3. Your pictures are stunning. Wish I could make it to NYC for whats sure to be an incredible inspirational journey.

  4. Jax says:

    Hi Aran,
    thinking about joining you for the workshop but was wondering what photography equipment we should come with to best enjoy the weekend??

    • Aran says:

      For equipment you would need a DSLR camera (preferably), your favorite lens, USB cable to connect camera to laptop, laptop, tripod (optional), some props (optional). Thanks.

  5. Juliana says:

    You always plan the best workshops! I wish I could join you. Foraging is so calming and brings me closer to nature.

  6. What complete fun! I took an urban foraging workshop in Denver and have become friends with the woman who led it. It’s amazing how much food is really available in unsuspecting urban areas. I’ve never looked at the weeds in my garden the same since! I will have to think about this workshop Aran; might be too good to pass up!

  7. Hope to make it this time, Aran! I love how creative this workshop sounds — I grew up foraging for wild edibles too. So fun :)

  8. judith says:

    Looking for the address for the studio so I can se if I get get around as well as wondering if the lunches provided are or can be vegan since i will be away from home

    • Aran says:

      The studio is on Kent Ave in Williamsburg. As for the meals, we can arrange to have vegan food and that is usually not a problem. We always ask workshop attendees their dietary restrictions. Thanks.

  9. Madalen says:

    Aran, ze zoragarria dana!. Nik perretxikoak hartuko neukez. Have a great time. Love Madalen

  10. Ooooh! I wonder if I know that forager…. you will certainly have fun finding goodies in the park!! It *is* so soothing to quietly meander and gather wild edibles.

    If you have time I would love to share a cup of tea or a cocktail with you, and hear more about the big move!! xxx

  11. Greer Inez says:

    Oh, this is perfect!! I’ve been drooling over your photography workshops forev. I too hope I can snag a spot!! I will be 6 months pregnant. hehe. What a perfect little get-away before baby comes.

  12. Diana says:

    How fitting I’ll be home during this week! I can’t pass this up!

  13. Adrian says:

    Hi there,
    I’m visiting NYC in July and was looking for a food photography class to do. I know it’s very last minute! I know that this workshop is now sold out but in case there is a cancellation, do let me know. I’d love to attend. I’m coming all the way from Australia! best – Adrian

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