Hi! I’m Lili and I’m so happy to welcome you on my blog!
First things first. Why Travelling oven you’re wondering? Well, this blog was created in 2015 while I was living as an expat in Switzerland and before that spent 7 years living in beautiful countries like Scotland, Kazakhstan and Turkey. I was born in one of the most beautiful places in Croatia, Dubrovnik on Adriatic coast but I’ve always loved travelling and learning about different cultures, meeting people from different countries and discovering magical places where the road would take me. Tasting good food too of course, I am a foodie after all! 🙂
I have so many wonderful memories from beautiful green Scotland where the nature and castles are like something from the postcards, from fascinating Kazakhstan in Central Asia where I lived for three years and learned how it’s like to live in the middle of the Kazakh steppe where the temperatures in winter drop to -45 C, from beautiful south of Turkey that stole my heart and where I fell in love with its people, sea, culture, food and so much more… The last country where I lived abroad was picture-perfect Switzerland, we lived in a tiny little town in Swiss Alps where you would meet cows and goats with pretty bells around their necks on you daily walks and the beauty of nature would literally take your breath away every single day. As of May 2016 I am now living in Zagreb, Croatia. At least for now…
Of course, being an expat and moving so often brings its difficulties and challenges too and it hasn’t been always easy.
All the experiences I had, good and difficult, enriched my soul and made me appreciate all the beautiful things that life has to offer. My life changed over and over again but two things were always there with me, my love for photography and a feeling of home I get whenever I feel that beautiful smell of freshly baked cookies or bread or whenever I create delicious food to share with somebody I love. That’s why I decided to change my life and start doing what I love, I decided that never is too late to pursue your dreams! I combined those two things I love so much, started shooting food and after a while blog was a natural next step to take. On Travelling oven I’m posting photos of food I find inspiring and beautiful, recipes for healthy and delicious food (sweet treats too of course!) but also I share stories and photos from my travels. I hope you’ll join me on my journey!
If you have any questions, comments or collaboration ideas, feel free to write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a comment here on the blog.
I work as a freelance food, travel & lifestyle photographer and a full-time blogger and I love collaborating with creative artists, small and large companies & brands. To find out more, see ‘Work with me‘ section on my blog!
FAQ: I shoot with (Canon 5D mkII) UPDATED: Canon 5D mkIII, 50mm f/1.4, 100mm f/2.8L Macro and 85mm f/1.2L for food and (24-105mm f/4) UPDATED 24-70mm f/2.8 for travels. I shoot using only natural light and occasionally use reflectors and Manfrotto 055 tripod.
In 2014 I completed an online ‘The photography institute‘ professional photography course that gave me good starting point for developing my photography skills and after that I dived into food photography and started learning by practicing, practicing and some more practicing.
I am very active on my social media too so I hope we will stay in touch! You can find me here:
Thank you for visiting! 🙂
Note: this last photo is cake made by Linda Lomelino at the Food photography workshop in UK 2016, to see more photos and stories from that workshop that was a turning point in building my photography/blogging business, see this blog post here…
Most of other photos here were taken at First We Eat Food Photography & Styling workshop hosted by Eva Kosmas Flores in Istria, Croatia 2017. You can find that blog post here…