Hélène Dujardin came from France to the US in the late 90s to research material for her Masters in History. Her possessions were simply an old film camera and a suitcase full of family recipes. Soon after, she decided to follow her first passion, food, and so began honing her skills in various dining establishments. She became the pastry chef at a French restaurant and she stayed there for five years. Yet photography was never very far from her heart.
Hélène launched the award-winning blog Tartelette in 2006, where she dedicates herself to the art of food, photography, and styling. It didn't take long for photography to become more than a hobby. Hélène started professionally working with local and national magazines. She also began photographing and styling numerous cookbooks.
She's photographed Carrie Vitt's cookbook "Deliciously Organic", Holly Herrick's "Tart Love" and Virginia Willis' "Basic To Brilliant Ya'll".
Hélène's food photography and styling work has been praised online and in print by publications such as Elle magazine, Forbes magazine, The Times Online, Saveur magazine, CNN, Martha Stewart and more.
Her photographs reveal her passion for natural light, seasonal and fresh ingredients, a love of travel and genuine interest in people. Hélène currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband and their two rescue dogs.