Nola Ganem - Defining Her Brand One World Cacao

One World Cacao is a wellness and education platform selling some of the world's rarest single-origin, Eco-forested cacao from Guatemala. Headed by founder and owner - Newport native, Nola Ganem, One World Cacao’s mission is to provide an authentic cacao experience for the North American market. Through empowered education, experience, outreach and adventure, we will serve as a bridge connecting hearts and minds, communities and cultures. Creating One World.

Nola launched her line in August of this year and needed headshots that would support her strong women run company and divinely feminine product cacao conjures in most minds. Nola is driven to “Create platforms & relationships so cacao can be integrated into the healing world.” The two of us headed out to Castle Hill’s coastline to shoot at sunset.

Just like your personal identity makes you uniquely you, your brand identity is the special sauce of your business that sets you apart from every other companies and competitors around you? But what exactly is brand identity? What does it have to do with design? And how do you shape a strong brand identity that takes your business to the next level? Before you know what tangible elements you want to make up your brand identity, you need to know who you are as a brand. Develop your own story and integrate the love you have for the company your are creating.

For more information about One World Cacao and its delicious chocolate offerings - head to their website HERE

Itsy Bitsy Imsy - A bold swimwear line

I had the pleasure to shoot with an amazing gal the other day that I had never met.  I have to say Caroline Synnott made my job an easy one!!  Not only did she power through wind, waves, and sand - she made it look effortless in her adorable IMSY bikini.  Self proclaimed to "bridge the gap between fashion and function," my super active model dawned two different style IMSY suits.  Each offered signature prints, are totally reversible, and are handcrafted for an amazing fit.  

Designed by a local Rhode Islander, Katie Imswiler, IMSY swimwear and accessories embody a free-spirited and confident vibe, any adventurous lady would love to wear. 

Summer Loving with Bohemian Bias

Free spirits, tropical gangster's and hippie rock n' rolla's should take note of Bohemian Bias set right here in Newport.  Located near the corner of Mill Street and Bellevue Avenue, this gorgeous boutique is filled with apparel, shoes and accessories that celebrate and empower females through the art of fashion and creative self-expression. 

Shoppers can find brands such as Rolla Jeans, Sugarhigh Lovestoned, and Brixton prominently featured throughout the store, inspired by music, art and the laid back vibes of the West Coast and an era of yester-year...

Ryan Lee Crosby at Sachuest Point

American guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts, Ryan Lee Crosby is a versatile, exploratory musician with a restless drive to create.  Crosby's unique sound is a fusion of American blues and world music influences, which he performs on 12 and 22 string guitars.  Crosby was looking for a few images to accompany his new album and website  - so we headed outdoors on a super foggy day!  The inclement weather created an allure similar to Crosby's unassuming, folky swagger.  Most of the shots were captured at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge as well as inside my home.

Follow Ryan's musical journey and stay up to date on local shows and happenings here

A Night With Jack & Jackie

An elegant affair with JFK and Jackie O.  Who wouldn't want to be there?  Dressed to the nines, dapper gents John Gacher and Federico Santi of the Drawing Room of Newport,  really know how to put on the glitz.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - JFK