Fire & Bloom

After reading the vision of local candle company Fire and Bloom I knew I wanted to have a conversation with founder Michelle Elizabeth to learn more about her journey into candle making. “To impact, shift, heal, and uplift consciousness around the world through education, coaching, community, and spiritual development.”

Michelle and I collaborated on a shoot to launch her first line of candles which are appropriately named Protect, Transform, Prosper, and Manifest. Each candle comes with an affirmation card written by Michelle herself. This was one of those photo shoots that just flowed naturally and was a joy to capture in Creative Hands Studio at 52 O Street.

Nourish & Refine

I welcomed spring with a beautiful lifestyle shoot for Nourish & Refine, a line of skincare and candles that helps women discover the power of self-care through all-natural and conscious products. As soon as Nikki, the founder of N&R, reached out to me about collaborating and shared her vision with me I was instantly excited to work on this shoot. This year I have made a conscious effort to transition my household cleaning and routine self-care products to be made from ingredients provided by nature, free of chemicals. Each product in Nourish & Refine’s line is locally made with five or less ingredients, free from fillers and chemicals. It’s always energizing to be in alignment with a client’s products and mission.

I was thrilled to work with the lovely stylist Genevieve Targoni (aka @lafleurdujour), model Mary Frances Dale of Verde Lusso, and Julian Thomas as my right hand man on this shoot. All photographs were taken at the Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria.