Ballerina Botanicals Natural & Organic Skincare!
I was recently hired to do some product photography for an upstart company here in Rochester, Minnesota, called Ballerina Botanicals. Michaelene Karlen and her mother, Michelle Karlen, started making natural and organic skincare products for their own personal use a few years back and eventually had so many people asking them for it that they decided to start this company, and bam, things just took off! Now Michaelene, who was pursueing a professional dance career after spending a few years at a prestigious dance school in New York City, works full-time researching, making, marketing and selling Ballerina Botanicals skincare products. Their products are made with 100% pure therapeutic-grade essential oils. Every single ingredient is listed, so you will never have to question what you are putting on your skin. All products are cruelty-free and toxic-free. So how awesome is that?!
“We have a holistic approach to life because we feel it is important to keep harmful toxins, preservatives, and words we cannot pronounce out of our body. The simple life is a better life…period. This goes for our products too, because sometimes less is really more.” — Michaelene & Michelle Karlen.
Rochester, Minnesota-based commercial photographer, Dean Riggott, has specialized in product photography since 1991. Other areas of expertise include environmental portraiture, agriculture, food, hospitality, corporate, commercial, industrial, and college campus photography. Dean is based in his hometown of Rochester, Minnesota, but is available to travel anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.