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Product Photography for Frères Branchiaux Candle Co

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Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. is an artisanal candle company based in Washington, DC, run by 3 brothers under the age of 13: Collin (13), Ryan (10), and Austin (8).

In October 2017, the Gill brothers wanted more allowance to purchase video games, but their parents told them that they had maxed out their toy allowance, instead suggesting they either “get a job or start a business”. They decided they wanted to earn their own money and design their own life, so their mom, Celena Gill, attended a candle-making workshop and taught her sons what she learned. At that moment, Frerés Branchiaux Candle Co. was born, and these young men have been unstoppable since!

Their mission? To produce consciously-made quality candles that everyone can afford. After all, everyone deserves the comforts of fragrant candles to uplift their mood and beautify their homes!

Frerés Branchiaux’s organic soy candles, room sprays, diffusers, soy melts, and soaps are made in small batches, hand poured, hand packaged, and curated with care. Designed with savvy, eco-conscious consumers in mind, these luxurious products enhance any environment with uniquely-blended, non-toxic fragrances not found elsewhere.

Need another reason to love this inspiring company? When you light a Frères Branchiaux Candle, you’re not only creating a relaxing environment in your home or workspace, but also helping those in need. 10% of all profits are donated to DC area homeless shelters, so you can feel good about your purchase!

When Celena reached out to me regarding mail-in product photography, she was clear — she didn’t want generic stock photography, but imagery that encompassed the personality and story behind this brand. To compliment the amber glass bottles and brown kraft paper used in their packaging, I kept the tones of their photos neutral and warm. As a way to further connect the visuals and products, I sprinkled in ingredients that illustrate the scents, like lavender buds, lime wedges, and cotton stems. The result? Clear, purposeful, emotion-evoking imagery that, when studied, shares the layers of this brand’s story.

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