I had the pleasure of working with Jewell Whitmer as she starts the process of launching her Women’s Health Integrative & Functional Medicine Practice! Jewell is a certified nurse midwife and herbalist who has been practicing for 12 years. She has delivered a ton of babies and helped women through many births. Now she’s excited to take what she knows and begin to focus on women’s health and empowerment, and I’m so excited to help her with that process! She contacted me to take new branding photos and headshots for her, and together we had a blast shooting in an incredible house with a beautiful property (and fun music always helps a session along too!). Jewell actually used to develop her own photographs in a darkroom in her childhood home, so she knows a lot about photography and what she was looking for in her branding photos, and I was excited to work with another creative woman. Also, I have to say, I love photographing food and am pretty excited whenever anyone asks me. AND I got to photograph tea this time as well, which is also great fun. And Jewell knows a lot about teas. If you want to follow her in her new business journey and become her client, you can find her and her knowledge of teas and food on Instagram here.

Meet our dear friend Libby. She is the mastermind behind Libby McGowan Photography, her wedding and portrait photography business that we so love and admire. She is always true to herself, loyal and loving to her clients, and devoted to her work. When she asked us to do promo shoots for her new website and branding that’s on its way, we were so excited. It’s always an honor to work for other photographers, but Libby is also a good friend/photogratherpist of mine and we always have the best time when we get together (which isn’t as often as we’d like because we have to schedule all social gatherings months in advance due to our jobs). So we were PUMPED to meet her in Durham, grab coffee and talk about her recent trip to Iceland to discuss how, exactly, she felt about the hot dogs compared to Geoff’s strong feelings about Icelandic hot dogs. Then we marched her around town and she obligingly laughed at all of our stupid jokes while looking freaking adorable in multiple pairs of glasses. I couldn’t help but smile all while I edited these because Libby was smiling right back at me and how can you not love her?!

Libby – thank you for being our friend. Thank you for answering late night Facebook business questions, thank you for always supporting our business, and thank you for being our partner in nachos.