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

Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Brooklyn

I visited the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center in Brooklyn last week for the upcoming CRAVE book. They specialize in cooking and educational classes for adults and kids; check them out!

I loved the look of the kitchen: so bright and welcoming
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Beautiful herb paintings by the owner’s sister-in-law
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn

The lovely owner, Nissa.
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn portrait Nissa Pierson

Her dog, Sadie, was following us around during part of the shoot, so I figured she needed her time in the spotlight as well.
Ger-Nis Culinary and Herb Center Brooklyn dog

Yvette Rose of Joulebody

I spent the morning with Yvette of Joulebody, a yoga, fitness, and nutrition company, to prepare for her page in the upcoming CRAVE book.

One of her services is the Kickstart Diet, a cleansing program she developed. She let me sample some of the products once we were finished, and they were wonderful!

joulebody kickstart diet food

joulebody kickstart diet food

joulebody kickstart diet food

joulebody kickstart diet food

Yvette demonstrated a few yoga poses, and I just love her smile in this one
joulebody yoga

A meditative portrait
joulebody meditation portrait

Skin by Kyra

I spent a lovely morning with Kyra, owner of Skin by Kyra, to photograph a few of her services and products she offers. She will soon be featured in the fabulous CRAVE NYC book.

Demonstrating a facial massage
skin by kyra face massage

Aromatic foot bath
skin by kyra foot bath

A sampling of Kyra’s product line
skin by kyra bottles oil

The lovely Kyra herself!
skin by kyra woman 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

Purely Elizabeth

I had a pleasure of working with Elizabeth of Purely Elizabeth, maker of natural and gluten free pancake and muffin mixes. Elizabeth will be featured in the upcoming CRAVE NYC book. I was lucky to be able to sample her ultimate cacao muffin; I loved it!

mmmm… muffins!