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Professional history  

Lulu Tapp of Dustylu  is an experienced photographer and chef with an, extensive culinary education and commercial photography work experience. She has been involved in the restaruant industry for decades,  and has had the opportunity of being co-owner in mutliple restaurants.  Excellent background in food photography, product photography and styling, and with an incessant curiosity and desire to discover new elements and bring life to each image. Recipe development and capturing the essence of food via image, so the reader can relate is …critical. 


  • Social Media Content & Brand Developer & Food Stylist 
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • CS5
  • Execute Deadlines 
  • Proactive, quick approach to problem solving
  • Flexible Creative Approach
  • Calm under pressure
  • Excellent workflow management


  • California College of Ayurveda CS1 
  • ANANCT Culinary Graduate
  • Co-Founder of Sole Soup Restaurants 
  • AA Interior Design and Photography
  • Westlake Culinary School 
  • 200 YTR
  • Medicinal Chef 
  • Please refer to my website. Production by Lu Tapp of Dustylu
  • Instagram Dustylu Medicinal Chef 
  • https://www.dustylu.com/ for additional food styling work experience, (under food) tears sheets and client list


LuLu Tapp of Dustylu is also a  freelance, food  and lifestyle photographer who has worked with the New York Times, Rachel Ashwell, Harris Publications, private celebrity events and international publications as well. Her educational background includes a degree from Westlake Culinary and an AA in Art, with an emphasis in photography and design.  Her photographs have been published on well-known websites and in magazines such as People, US weekly, New Beauty and Modern Mom. 

Happily married with two beautiful boys who inspire her everyday.  She utilizes her educational background to create a fresh style with a vintage vibe in her own home.

Through her artistic perspective on the many different lifestyles one has to offer, she forms a connection between the viewer and her photographs.


LuLu Tapp
Dustylu Food & Life