Soapology in the West Village

I loved the feel of the West Village store, Soapology: warm, cozy, and so many great smells! I was shooting the owner, Francine, and details of the store for her pages in the upcoming CRAVE book.

The first thing she showed me was the car they have parked right out front: loved it!
Soapology West Village New York City

A detail of the top: what a great way to get people to come in the store!
Soapology West Village New York City

How can you not love a store with a bathtub in the back?
Soapology West Village New York City

Handmade soaps
Soapology West Village New York City

Sea salt scrubs (I love these!)
Soapology West Village New York City

Soapology West Village New York City

Soapology West Village New York City

The lovely Francine
Soapology West Village New York City portrait Francine Rivera

Fat Witches Bakery in Chelsea Market

It’s always a good day when I get to start out photographing and smelling brownies all morning. Yum! I headed in to Chelsea Market to photograph Patricia of Fat Witches Bakery.

I love the polka dotted packaging on these brownies
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City brownies

Such an adorable logo
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City mugs

Fat Witch Babies! 3-bite sized brownies; super cute.
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City brownies

Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City brownies

Fat Witch owner, Patricia, with her brownie cookbook
Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City Patricia Helding portrait

Fat Witches Bakery Chelsea Market New York City Patricia Helding portrait

FSL Cosmetics shoot in Central Park

I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon in Central Park with Kimberly of FSL Cosmetics. We were shooting for her pages in the upcoming NYC CRAVE book.

central park FSL Cosmetics

Fruits are incorporated in her lip sticks and lip glosses, so I thought it was a great idea to use them for the product shots.
central park FSL Cosmetics

central park FSL Cosmetics

central park FSL Cosmetics

central park FSL Cosmetics

The beautiful Kimberly!
central park FSL Cosmetics portrait

Yulia

For Yulia’s shoot I had visions of exploring some gritty parts of Manhattan and also hitting the park near her house. But I woke up that morning to a super hot, humid, and gross day, so I decided against subjecting Yulia to that. It’s important to be flexible! Instead, we shot just about everything in the comfortable air conditioning of her apartment.

The first thing I saw was this cool light fixture that I had to incorporate in a few images.

I did make Yulia stand in the hot sun for a tiny bit, as the skylight was allowing in a beautiful patch in the hallway.

Gorgeous! This was fun to get as I had to hang off the ladder you can see in the background on the image above.

Simple, yet glamorous