LIGHTWELL CO MINI BRAND SESSION
film photographer Christine Gosch
So excited to share these with you! I’m always a little envious of small businesses who produce a physical product. I love working with my hands and having the ability to tangibly see your progress. I don’t get to witness that aspect with photography, so watching the Lightwell Co team work was so great. I can definitely appreciate the work that goes into what they’re doing. For their mini brand session, they wanted to show off the progress of making their candles, including photos of candles being poured, labels being put on, and a few of the other steps utilized by the handmade candle business based out of Houston, Texas.
First, they set out a small batch of their beautiful containers in rows. They have a couple of different vessel options, but for this small batch in particular, they used their white matte porcelain containers which are so beautiful. Perfect for a minimal aesthetic. Then they poured coconut soy wax flakes into a pitcher to heat it into liquid form. While the wax is melting, they place a wick in the center of each empty container. Once the wax is melted, it’s hand-poured into the wick-prepared containers. A labor of love, but so worth it.
The room started to fill up with the scent they were pouring (which also happens to be my favorite scent they offer)- Moss & Amber. Deciding my favorite scent was so tough because all of their scents are SO amazing. After a candle solidifies, they label it (obsessed with their logo/ branding, BTW) and put a letter pressed dust cover on it before packaging it up and shipping it to it’s new home, whether it be to an individual consumer or any one of their boutique stockists across the country and West Elm. AND they offer hand soap and lotion, so now you can smell as good as the candles make your home smell!
They’ve got nothing but bright things in their future and I’m so grateful I got the opportunity to photograph their beautiful, quality product :)