It’s always a pleasure getting to know such talented individuals from all over the Triangle area who specialize in all different businesses, and working with Dr. Judy Brangman was no exception. Judy is the heart and soul behind Triangle Total Wellness, a resource for health and wellness that specializes in helping individuals live healthier lives. Judy’s an Internal Medicine physician who’s passionate about exercise and whole foods. We figured the perfect setting for a foods-based wellness coach would be a garden, and Judy came equipped with a basket of fruit and vegetables that I eventually made her juggle (sorry, Judy). She is full of life, and also has a fun accent as she hails from Bermuda (literally all my knowledge about Bermuda now comes from Judy, and that’s better than before when all of my knowledge stemmed from documentaries on the Bermuda Triangle). Speaking of Bermuda, though, this woman has been EVERYWHERE! She loves travel and exploring, and is definitely a fun-loving, adventurous individual. She’s also tiny (my sizeeee) so was easy to photograph without a ladder for once (yay!). It was a pleasure working with Judy and learning about her business. If you’re interested in learning more about what she does (and getting healthier in the process!), visit her site at http://triangletotalwellness.com/ or follow her on Instagram @drbrangman. Cheers!

Doing promotional photography for local businesses is such a fun job. Not only do we get to meet new people and discover new places, but we get to help them promote themselves which enables them to be successful. Plus, all small business owners are kindred spirits, eh? So it’s nice to be able to work for and with each other to promote everyone’s work. It especially gives me joy when promoting other female business owners in the area, so it’s with great pleasure that we introduce you to a wonderful downtown Raleigh business called The Design Gallery Salon! Heather and Lauren are the lady bosses there, and they have an incredible crew assembled with Casie (front desk multitasking genius), Terri (hair stylist who never complains), Lindsey (hair stylist with a fabulous sense of humor), and Neilie (esthetician who smiles a lot). They moved a few years ago from their previous location to a coveted spot in downtown Raleigh’s City Market where they’re quite established and have a loyal following of wonderful clients. We were brought in to take some updated pics of their crew and space, and we couldn’t have had more fun working with these wonderful women! So if you’re in the market for a trim downtown, visit http://www.designgallerysalon.com/. Also, much thanks and kudos to Erin Kelly Makeup for working with the ladies on the shoot!