working with BETSYLIFE | FOOD STYLIST is an opportunity to truly see
creativity at work. betsy sees light, shape, composition and detail in every
shot and brings food to life in exciting new ways.


Betsy Haley is a Bay Area based food stylist available for commercial and editorial work for both print and video. She has worked on local, regional and national campaigns with clients such as Knorr, Chef’s Catalog, Ferrero Rocher, Ritz Food Service, and the Texas Beef Council. 


Bring your brand to life through vibrant visual media. Years of working as a
television commercial producer and a background in fine art has given Betsy an
eye for visual storytelling. Let’s collaborate to tell your story.


Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows Holiday S’mores

Homemade peppermint marshmallows are the perfect gooey filling for a chocolate, holiday s’more.  Peppermint Marshmallows It’s peppermint recipe season and I’m jumping on the bandwagon with these easy peppermint marshmallows turned into holiday s’mores. I’m in hibernation mode. I’ve got my twinkly Christmas lights up throughout my house, my sweater game is in cozy over…

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Food Styling: Conceptualization

This month’s food styling post is all about how I conceptualize and work through ideas.   I’ve been making these Instagram banners for 3 months now. Like most ideas, this one just popped into my head, but only in rough draft form.  For example, for September my idea was “do something with heirloom tomatoes”. Very nondescript,…

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Easy Sweet Potato Biscuits

Easy sweet potato biscuits are the perfect addition to your brunch table. Bring a nutrient boost to a flaky, indulgent treat.  This post was updated in 2019. Back in the OG blogging days, I ran a sister site called Seasonal Potluck. Each month featured a seasonal ingredient. I made some recipes using it, and encouraged…

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Bourbon Fig Bundt Cake

Bourbon fig bundt cake is best seasonal fall dessert ever. Warm flavors of vanilla, fig and bourbon are just what you’re craving when the temperatures start to dip.  **This post was updated in October 2019 In my mind there is no better way to kick off a new month than with a bundt cake. Since…

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Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin

Don’t you love walking in the door to a home with the smell of a dinner that’s already cooked? This French classic is so tender and tasty and a mostly hands-free meal, thanks to your Crock Pot. Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin is a great weeknight meal or meal for company!

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Hi I’m Betsy! I’m a native midwesterner turned Californian who began my food styling career nearly a decade ago after a successful stint as a television producer. 

Creativity is what drives me everyday. Bringing ideas to life, especially when in conjunction with a creative team is what makes my world go ’round. 

When I’m not styling food, photographing food or making food videos, I’m blogging, exploring California with my dogs and husband, doing yoga and painting.