Tenisha | Brand Session with a candle maker

As the boss gal behind, Fairwinds Candle Company, Tenisha is the creator, head salesperson, web designer, product photographer, etc.  She wears all the hats when it comes to her business.  We wanted to capture all the daily tasks that she is in charge of– including, but not limited to,  packing and shipping orders, product photos, inventory replenishment, and backend website maintenance.

Tenisha’s product inspiration

Tenisha’s candle scents are inspired by her memories of her time in the military into scents that her clients can enjoy in their homes. Her candle studio is based out of her downtown Baltimore home in her tiny little basement…man, I was thoroughly impressed that she produces all her inventory in that space!

Wholesale & Retail Product Sales

You can find Tenisha’s candles and scent products in boutique retail stores around the country, on her website, and at different in-person markets around the D.C., Annapolis, & Baltimore area. 

Our shot list for her candle maker brand session

Our shot list included capturing the different hats she wears as a business owner, but specifically concentrating on the different steps she takes to create her candles. Her shot list included the following:

  • Formulating scents
  • Pouring wax from melter
  • Setting up candle jars w/wicks
  • Pouring wax into jars
  • Packaging candles
  • Restocking inventory
  • Photographing candles
  • Business tasks on laptop
  • Hanging out in livingroom 
  • Enjoying a cup of coffee

Take a look at some favorites from Tenisha’s winter brand session:

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meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.