Personal Branding Photography in Brighton - Annabelle Nicoll - Garden Of Alchemy
What can I say about this shoot… such a special time! Capturing the spirit of Annabelle and her work was an honour for me, to bring the beauty and intimate nature of the ceremonies she holds to her online homes, and to witness the deep love and respect she has for her people and the plant kingdom — magical. And almost impossible to choose my favourites from our shoot because there were SO MANY I adore from our day!!! Below are some of the ones that I rather couldn’t leave out.
It was fascinating to learn about Annabelle’s life, and how amongst her many talents and interests was led to work with sacred plant medicines. As she notes on her website, “they allow us to live in harmony with each other and to survive and thrive while remaining sustainable, ethical and conscious.” If you are unfamiliar with plant medicines, head over to Annabelle’s website, Garden of Alchemy where you can find out more, and more about her story here.
When Annabelle first reached out, she shared with me that she was looking to increase her visibility with this work, connect with her audience, and make this work and the ceremonies more accessible. As well as being a Medicine Woman, she is also an incredible photographer (check out her work here!), so the visual element was very important to her, and I was especially thrilled to work with her on this.
We covered a lot on our shoot, from portraits in nature surrounding Brighton where we’re both based, to an actual Kambo ceremony, a trip to the beach near her home, some photos with her lovely partner, and an evening Cacao ceremony. It was truly beautiful to experience and document it.
Do take a look at her website at Garden of Alchemy to find out more about her work and message.