I first saw Michelle’s necklaces pop up through my Instagram and Facebook feeds. I really liked her style of wire wrapping and her choice of stones, but didn’t have any extra cash to throw around for jewelry. I noticed she didn’t have any professional images of her beautiful work done, and proposed a trade: necklaces in exchange for product photos.
I had brought some natural products with me as props, but was overjoyed to discover that her partner Daniel, who owns and runs Blue Apples Natural Products had a whole house full of stock that I could use to display with the jewelry. I don’t often get to do product photography, but I love choosing and styling the items together to create artful compositions.
Michelle was also kind enough to send me away with a sample of their Ancient Forest Green Tea. Being a tea-holic, I was incensed to try it. It’s unusual for a green tea in that it is partially fermented, and thus has a particularly deep and penetrating flavour. It is harvested from stands of old tea plants in China between 500-2,700 years old.