Family photography in the heart of the city.
Cassandra contacted me back in the winter months about coming into the city in the spring to photograph her daughter, family, and their New York City apartment overlooking the World Trade Center. This past year in their lives, they have welcomed a new baby into their family and are looking to move to in the next few months. They wanted to document the many special places in their home that are important to them and capture the essence of their city life with their sweet baby girl.
It was such a pleasure to photograph this sweet family. Baby girl has such an incredible energy and presence about her that I truly could have photographed her all day. Beautiful. Their home is decorated with such beautiful tokens of love and friendship and to be able to document these items, along with the family who keeps them, is truly an honor.
Rustic. Simple. Garden. Intimate.
This is a great way to describe the vision that Tom and Darcy share for their June wedding. To continue with their wedding theme, we met up at Elizabeth Park in Hartford, Connecticut to hang out amongst the manicured landscape and take pictures for their engagement session. Sounds simple enough. Darcy and Tom are so easy going, and their 11-month old son is the happiest little person to have around. The joy this family shares and the love that is evident has me very excited for their wedding celebration in June.
Treefort Naturals is a local company created and run by a Connecticut mom of three. Jess and I met through a local playgroup and I am so thrilled to know her. She and I have a lot in common in regards to lifestyle and running a business from home while also being a full time momma and homemaker. I had the pleasure of going to her home a few weeks ago to photograph her “in her craft”. Spending time watching an artist working their craft inspired me to start a new project! Details on that very soon.
How did you get started with your company? How did you come up with your name, Treefort Naturals?
I started making soap as part of a lifestyle overhaul. Partly driven by a need to save money, I found ways to make my own things…laundry detergent, bread, household cleaners, soap, etc.. As I researched & experimented, I realized how much better these simple homemade recipes were for my family and the environment. I became an avid label reader and was pretty horrified by the ingredients in everyday commercial products. At the same time I also became completely obsessed with making soap! When I had made more than I could ever possibly use or give away, I thought it might be a good idea to try to sell a few bars. The name “Treefort” seemed to fit just right and reflect my style and mission. To me, the pure and simple goodness of the “wonder of the woods” embodied what I wanted my little company to be all about.
Tell us about your products and how they are made.
All of my products are made from scratch with 100% natural & vegetarian ingredients. Organic & local ingredients are a top priority and are used as much as possible. Soap is made the old fashioned way with the cold process method and cured for a minumum of 4 weeks. You will never find fragrance, dyes or preservatives in any of my products.