Being a professional photographer I get to work with a lot of different companies. I prefer to work with local brands and stores to help keep those small businesses going since that is was this country was founded upon, the good ol’ mom and pop stores. These days its hard to find things that are truly made here in the USA and even harder do find stuff that is local to your community. That is why I decided to put together a little holiday gift guide to feature some of the local products I get to photograph.


Tommy Owens Eyewear:



Local to Delray, handcrafted wooden eyewear. Each part to these glasses is hand made, from the dyed wood to each piece of wood that is inserted to create the patterns. You can customize these glasses to look however you want which makes is even better! Also, every single part of these glasses is made right here in the USA.

Kattilac Gems:



These beautiful pieces are made right here in Boynton Beach. Incorporating unique stones and crystals into the jewelry makes each piece truly one of a kind. Everywhere I go wearing mine someone stops me to ask where I got my jewelry. If your looking for something totally different to give as a gift this is it!




The girls at indieSWIM have really created some unique pieces. They design their own fabric and cuts to make a suit that you won’t see anywhere else. Whether your a surfer, beach lounger or just like to hang by the pool they have a style that will be right for you.

Nomad Surf Shop:




This shop has been around since 1968. It is a staple of boynton beach surf culture. They carry all of the major surf brands, as well a local handmade stuff.

Mora Girls Boutique


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The Mora Girls Boutique is located in Deerfield beach. They have beautiful hand tie dyed and crochet clothing. If your looking for funky, bohemian style clothing this is your one stop shop. They have everything from clothing to amazing home decor.