Visual Branding with Berry Hill Food Co.

There is always a feeling of joy when you are surrounded by your favourite foods. Good quality food is becoming more important for our health and it’s healing benefits. In an Oshawa 1920’s historic building, you’ll find a creative and inspiring chef along side her husband who are locally sourcing all their organic food for their restaurant called Berry Hill. Providing hand-made cocktails, organic teas, and mouthfuls of fresh flavourful goodness. It’s no doubt that foods with recognizable ingredients are healthier for you and people are becoming not only increasingly aware/mindful of what is going into their bodies, but also where foods are grown or cared for. It’s becoming a unique opportunity for sustainable food brands to clearly define what they stand for, communicate the nutritional and environmental importance by sharing their unique food brand story.

When I first sat down with chef Sarah Groen to chat about what kind of photos we could create together, she shared her story with me of how Berry Hill came to be. Sarah, a graduate from George Brown College, grew her culinary experience when she was hired to work as a chef on a private yatch in the Caribbean Islands. In her spare time she would take sailing lessons where she first met her instructor, now husband. Together, they came back to her home town in Oshawa to start their family and opened their store in April 2013.

Sitting in the restaurant you get a sense of a casual but chic vibe. With modern art and cool open backyard patio where Sarah hopes to even host a small wedding one day. Her thoughtfulness of becoming more eco-friendly in her catering had me so excited to hear. Sarah plans to replace plastic bottled water with iced pitchers of water/juices and GreenStripe® Cold Cups. The cups are made from Ingeo™ bioplastic, and are 100% renewable and compostable. A perfect example of business taking small steps to change what has become societal norms.

Inviting Sarah to my downtown Whitby photo studio was so much fun. It was incredible watching her design food plates like an artist with a paint brush. Working with stylist House of Rue we created dark and lighter scene sets to give the sense of the RAW farm to table feel. Sarah brought handmade wood boards, eclectic dish-ware, and we added kitchen homewares with organic foraged flower accents. Sarah wanted to make sure the meals expressed friends coming together at a table and sharing variety of simple foods that lead to great conversations. Below is a small collection of lifestyle photos we created. Sarah is using these new photos for her marketing and business cards.

Instagram post by @Berryhillfoodco

Product Lifestyle Branding with Aide Bodycare

Do you want to learn where to find the best smelling soaps and all things body care? If you care about your skin and the environment you should take a little drive and visit Michelle’s boutique in Oshawa 463 Bond St. E Unit 4 Oshawa just past Wilson Rd on the Left Hand Side. Trust me your olfactory will love it!

I was excited to photograph these products because I regularly use Aide Bodycare and love how it is locally made in the store and 100% NATURAL. The soaps are Vegan, Bio-Degradable, Paraben, GMO, SLS & Phthalate Free. They contain plant based top shelf oils including Fair Trade shea butter, Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), All Natural Essential Oils, Botanical Herbs + Natural Clays.

Besides the amazing products you’ll also find local Canadian artisans who make unique gift or everyday home items. Regular pop-ups and workshops are hosted at the shop and you can find out all the happenings on Aide Bodycare social media.

https://www.instagram.com/aidebodycare/

https://www.facebook.com/aidebodycare

Romantic Fireside Holiday Editorial

Oh what fun it is to shoot a holiday themed wedding! I am all wrapped up and feeling cozy with this editorial photoshoot. The goal was to submit to wedding blogs for feature and happy to announce not one but TWO wedding blogs will be sharing this story. Inspiration, planning and designed by Flourish and Adorn when she came across a beautiful fireplace frame at Vintage Rentals warehouse. An amazing team of vendors contributed. See the list at the end of the blog post if your thinking of hosting your own wedding during the holidays. 

Shoot concept, planning, and design/ Flowers:
Flourish & Adorn
Website: www.flourishandadorn.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flourishandadorn
Instagram: www.instagram.com/flourishandadorn

Photography:
Haley Photography
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MrsHaleyPhotography
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrs_haley_photography/

Set Styling:
House of Rue
Website: www.houseofrue.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/house.of.rue/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/house.of.rue

Cake, Cookies, and Pastries:
Poirier’s Pastries
Website: https://www.poirierspastries.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoiriersPastries/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poirierspastries/

Hair & Make-up
Michelle Patricio
Website: https://www.michellepatricio.com
Facebook:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chellyanne_muah/

Bridal Dress:
Bliss Bridal Boutique
Website: http://www.blissbridalboutique.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Bliss-Bridal-Boutique-222741361093224/?ref=hl
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blissbridalwhitby/

Groom’s Suit:
Churchill’s Crossings
Website: http://crossingsmenswear.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Churchills-Crossings-Menswear-Oshawa-114378358607834/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/churchillscrossings/

Invitations & Stationery:
Flourish & Adorn
Website: www.flourishandadorn.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/flourishandadorn
Instagram: www.instagram.com/flourishandadorn

Chairs, Linen, Cutlery, and Wine Glasses:
Gervais Party Rentals
Website: http://www.gervaisrentals.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gervaisrentals/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gervaisrentals/

Rentals & Props:
Vintage Rentals
Website: https://vintagerentals.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vintagerentalscaledon/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vintagerentalscaledon/

Calligraphy, Chalkboards, and Christmas Ornaments:
Life I Design
Website: www.lifeidesign.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifeidesign/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifeidesign/

Bride & Groom Gift Boxes:
Provenance Gifts
Website: https://www.provenancegifts.ca
Facebook:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/provenancegifts/

“Hot Chocolate” Signage
Pink Lemon Decor
Website: https://www.pinklemondecor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pinklemondecor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pink_lemon_decor/

Bride Model:
Ash Michelle
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ash_michelle/

Groom Model:
Tyler Sewell, Plutino Models
Website: http://www.plutinogroup.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plutinomodels/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plutinomodels/

Instagram: @mrs_haley_photography

(905) 424-1223 | info@haleyphotography.ca

Located in Whitby ON, CAN.

Available For Travel