Months ago, while looking for a greenhouse or garden centre on Google, I came across the cutest little plant shop in Edmonton called Botaniful. After my first visit into their sunlight filled, bright and white loft space filled with hundreds of plant babies, I was hooked. It wasn’t long after I bumped into the owner, Hong, at a local business event I was speaking at. After we swapped cards and chatted over Instagram, Hong decided to book a plant shop photoshoot for her beloved Botaniful, her business baby.
Branding photos for a plant shop? Yes, that’s right! Two of my favourite things in one.
To say that I was excited to work with Hong, was an understatement especially after meeting her in person. Now many visits and a friendship later, I feel like a self proclaimed Botaniful ambassador and can’t tell enough people about the plant shop. No really, the variety of plants, pots, plant goods and gifts they carry is really quite impressive and to my surprise there was even more to photograph than I realized.
Like most first time branding session clients, Hong knew she wanted and needed photos but the specifics were unclear. With a quick stop by the shop and an in person consult, my imagination ran wild. For her plant shop photoshoot, we decided to photograph the plant shop itself to give customers a feel for the ambiance, the customer experience, a few of Hong working in the store and a mock plant workshop. For their second session, Hong wanted to focus on the physical products and gifts that they sell including plant pots, home goods and crystals for their new online e-commerce shop.
Seeing how much Botaniful has grown in such a short period of time is sincerely inspiring! It’s one of my favourite stores to visit, even if I can manage to to discipline myself not to buy a new plant (haha!) and I’m so happy to have such amazing, thoughtful business owners as my clients. If you’re ever nearby on the North side of Edmonton, I encourage you to pop in! I promise the photos will convince you..
If you’re a local Edmonton business owner and ready to elevate your brand with personal branding photography, gain the freedom to do more of what you love in your business and the confidence to show up with a brand you’re proud of, I invite you to get in touch and set up a free one hour branding consult where together we will plan your branding session to reflect all of the above and more!