Brand photographer & educator. I play ukulele, I sing, and I laugh a lot, mostly because I misinterpret everything I hear. Want to change the way people invest in you? Work with me—I travel worldwide.

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Candle Product Photography for Absolute Scents


Product Photography for Absolute Scents Candles

Abby Riggleman and I collaborated to bring her soy candle brand, Absolute Scents, to a new level with product photography that matches her candles’ vibes. Her brand deserves it after all, with unmatched scents ranging from warm fall fragrances to your favorite cozy cocktails like Irish Coffee and Smoked Old Fashioned.

Don’t you wish you could smell through the internet? Yeah, me too. Luckily I got to spend plenty of time with a few of her best scents during her candle product photography session.

Read on as you browse through this candle product photography collection to gain some insights on Abby’s growth as an entrepreneur—you may find some inspiration yourself.

irish coffee candle in coffee beans
candle with pear product photography

Q: How’d you get started in all of this? Where’d your inspiration come from?

A: My inspiration came from walking into my family’s distillery everyday and being surrounded by these incredible aromas. From mash cooking, to our honey whiskey notes, and the scent that fills the room after we make a smoked old fashioned cocktail. I imagined capturing those scents but I didn’t quite know how. 

honeycomb candle product photography
cigar box and candle product photography

Q: Why do you do this? What gets you excited about your candles?

A: I started this company out of a hobby. I moved back home after graduating college and I needed a creative outlet, something that was my own. Once I taught myself how to make candles, which was such a fun and inventive process, I put them on display at the distillery and I sold out almost right away.

From that moment, I knew I was onto something. And as I kept selling, I kept getting inspiration for new scents. None of my scents are common. I blend multiple fragrances to get something entirely unique. 

candle product photography with cigar box

Q: What value do you seek to bring your customers?

A: Let’s be real. Candles won’t save the world. But what my candles do is bring people joy. They bring warmth into the home and into people’s lives…a unique fragrance with a long burn time. 

lauren mudrock photography

Q: What insight would you give to help other entrepreneurs find confidence in themselves?

A: My advice for other entrepreneurs is patience and momentum. Your long term vision is extremely important, but don’t underestimate the value of patience. Learning a new skill, starting a new company, creating a website, finding a client base, all takes trial and error. Be kind to yourself because this process isn’t easy, but it can also be fun. Enjoy the journey of building something for yourself. 

candle on table with pears

Abby herself is such a genuine person, someone who cares a lot about the quality she puts into her work, who knows how to flow of the world around her, and has such a calming presence. If you think her products are great, the service you experience with her will turn you into a loyal customer forever.

You can purchase your own warming fragrance just in time for pumpkin season here! Can’t wait to curl up, read a book, and sip some Irish Coffee with them this fall <3

All good things,

P.S. If you’re looking for product photography that matches where your brand is headed—not just where it’s been—let’s connect!

Lauren is a branding photographer between Baltimore and Philadelphia. She focuses on personal branding photography, product photography, and headshots to help creative entrepreneurs match their images to where their brand is headed, not just where it’s been. If you’re looking for headshots near Baltimore, headshots near Lancaster, product photography, or personal brand photography for your one-man-show or creative business, get in touch! Let’s play bigger together.