A simple girl usually covered with almond flour.
I´m Laura Kuklase, a dreamer from a small country called Estonia. Usually, you can find me in the kitchen covered with almond flour or somewhere in the forest or beach doing yoga.
… I didn’t graduate from culinary school.
Instead, I studied law for five years and got my master’s degree. However, photography, active lifestyle & kitchen has always been my happy place.
I have no idea. These two don’t go together very well. Probably it happened because I’m in love with photography for 10 years & cooking since childhood.
While I was still studying law and working in the law office, then I also worked part-time as a food photographer. In addition, I took photography courses at university.
Still, my heart has always been on food photography. After working together with clients & magazines all over the world, I decided that it was time to go full-time on food photography.
In addition, Since I used to do ballroom dancing and had a active lifestyle my whole life, then becoming a certified yoga teacher was a natural journey.
I LIKE TO THINK …
… that I’m at the beginning of my journey.
However, before I noticed my photography & recipes had been featured in a range of publications all over the world such as Thrive Magazine & Greatist.
For my surprise, I even managed to win international food photography awards & to do quite well on the world most prestigious food photography competition. Thank you!
Since I work as a food photographer, then readers kept asking for my food photography tips. For that reason, I started to blog about this topic as well. For my surprise, I quickly managed to get to the top awarded food photography blogs. As a result, you can find my food photography thoughts all over the place. I just answer to most common questions I get.
Because my readers highly insisted, I have published TWO eBooks about 21-day food photography challenge about food composition & styling.
Almost like a 42- DAYS #foodphotography “workout plan”. No push-ups or burpees.
490 + PAGES in total! Two eBooks + manual mode guide!
In addition, partnered top with a food photographer based in London. Together we created a community Food Photo Circle and launched video courses.
My interest in photography began 10 years ago when I got my first DSLR camera. It was a Nikon D90 which I got as a gift from my lovely father. I’m a very lucky girl.
It was a fantastic gift, but the only condition was that I had to take 200 different images every month. We are still laughing that I work as a food photographer since I have to shoot those images.
… I do content magic for brands to stand out. I hope!
I offer product & recipe photography (you can find my portfolio here).
… I am a certified yoga teacher. I went through an intense program and completed Yoga Teachers Training by Yoga Alliance International (intensive program including study and teaching techniques of asanas, meditation, vinyasa flow, anatomy, physiology and yoga philosophy). In addition, I completed 100 hours Yin Yoga and guided meditation training by Yoga Alliance International.
I offer yoga classes in English and Estonian language (you can get in contact with by email [email protected] or Instagram @healthylauracom).
– Yoga Teachers Training Certification – Yoga Alliance International, CYT 200
– Yin Yoga & Guided Mediation Certification – Yoga Alliance International, CYT 100
– Arm Balances & Inversions – 30 hr of Continuing Education by Yogi Flight school, YACEP Yoga Alliance
– TRX Yoga Course Certification
– Yoga Mobility & Strength – Yoga International Certification
– Ashtanga: The Primary Series – Yoga International Certification
– Hyperbolic Stretching Course
– Art & Science of Breathing – Yoga International Certification