GLORIA THOMAS, THE COMMUNICATION WIZARD
It’s easy to smile when you’re being photographed by Kim Brundage. I put off getting a branding session for TOO long. As it turns out, it was fun, stress-free and gave me so much more than photos. Kim knows how to visually represent the best of a brand. Her marketing background helped me to focus on little details that help me to tell the story of The Communication Wizard. Kim took photos that align with my vision, mission, and values. Thank you, Kim Brundage Photography! You’re the BEST!
I’d been following Kim and her work on social media for several months and was always impressed with her work. When we decided to rebrand our firm and update our website and social media, we hired Kim and her team to help us with our personal branding and all of our photos. Over the course of a few hours, we turned our law firm into a full-blown studio, with professional lighting and, yes, a make-up station! Kim’s passion for her work shines through, and her ability to bring out one’s “essence” in a portrait is simply amazing! I look forward to working with Kim again in the near future and recommend her and her team without hesitation!
One year ago today, I realized I wanted to start to be intentional about to improve my career and my future. I went to one of Kim Brundage’s headshot parties and ended up purchasing two headshots. It was an investment and my first step in taking control of my career and achieving my goals. Five months later, I started a new job in an industry I was very interested in. Four months after that, I received a new position in the same company and moved to Jersey City to work out of our corporate headquarters. I love my job, my coworkers, my management, and my company. I thoroughly enjoy working with my clients to help them achieve their goals in SharePoint and Office 365, and I love to see their success as they partner with me and AvePoint.
These headshots weren’t the reason I was given these career opportunities, but they were the first step in adjusting my perspective and working towards my career goals. I’m grateful every day to live such a blessed life. Of course, I also believe it’s important to have professional, polished photos of yourself on LinkedIn, Skype, etc. I strongly encourage anyone who does not have a professional headshot to invest in one. If you’re in/around Virginia, don’t consider working with anyone but Kim Brundage! #office365 #headshots
PATRICK CARROLL, SANDLER TRAINING
We needed to update our brand image with today’s business environment, and we are so happy we went with Kim Brundage to help us do that. Kim truly wanted to understand who we are, and our goals to help us communicate that through professional photography. She went above and beyond to make us comfortable with a professional photo shoot, listen to us and help us look our best with the great team she has put together of wardrobe and camera ready make up specialists. If you are looking to update your head shots, images and personal/professional brand, I highly recommend Kim and her tailored, thorough process that will deliver the results you are looking for.
KARA WAGGONER, MAKEUP ARTIST
After seeing my branding session come to fruition, I could not believe how confident I looked and felt in the images! We always tend to see ourselves differently in the mirror (especially in the mornings). I honestly had low expectations so that I wouldn’t be depressed when I hated how “fat” I looked. So ridiculous! Kim is SO talented. I never questioned her ability to make me shine, but actually believing in myself? That’s the true battle. Hair, makeup, wardrobe, and you’re on your way to the top! I can honestly sit here and tell you that I am in awe of these photos. I truly see myself in a different, more positive light. This experience has changed the way I view my inner and outward beauty for the better. It has definitely increased my confidence, and I believe in myself! I can do anything! I am powerful and successful and beautiful. I will continue to strive to better my mind, body, and soul daily and remind others that WE are in this together!
R. J. LANDIN LODERICK, HAVE A BALL STYLE AND DESIGN; 2017 CHAPTER PRESIDENT OF IFDA
I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Kim Brundage to explore having a branding session done with her. It has been an item on my wish list for quite a long time. I knew the moment we met to discuss the possibility she was the right fit!
I have crafted my business around a core of attention to detail so that every client feels as ease and their story is reflected in any event or interiors project I produce. Kim gets this! She took the time to know my story and make me feel at ease.
Once I arrived at her studio the day of the shoot I leaned into the process and we have a wonderful time . She quickly calmed my nerves and took care to include the details of my story that I wanted to capture.
In this fast paced world we all are living in I must say that taking the time to craft my brand image with Kims expertise has made all the difference in the world. It helped me to get clarity with the other components of my branding strategy and the confidence to move forward with excellent images and an advocate to boot!
I highly recommend Kim Brundage. Her skill set and branding advice is fantastic. I hope that you will join me and engage Kim’s services for your brand!
Please feel free to contact me if you wish to ask any questions of my experience. 804-740-4933
JONI ADVENT MAHER, REVOLUTIONARY HEART ~ SACRED FEMININE EMPOWERMENT COACH
Kim is the consummate professional. She took great care in soliciting my vision for both my Brand and how I appeared in my photos. She surprised me with special touches that left me feeling cared for and pampered. Her team was friendly, helpful and very affirming. She was clear in her commitment to my coming away absolutely thrilled, feeling confident and beautiful. Kim is meticulous in her attention to detail and such a gifted photographer. I have great respect and affection for her and her work. She captured me and my spirit and I’m so grateful for that. xoxo
HOLLY MARKHOFF, MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
I believe for all of us, there are those days when the stars and the moon align and we feel on top of the world! There are those unforgettable moments when we just know we are in our ‘best self zone!’ We feel centered and confident, and humbly proud of our businesses, products, goals or accomplishments. Modestly, we also may suspect that we are really looking, well…kinda amazing…and having a dance in our step, ‘wow, I look pretty good day!’ Those are magic moments, when our inner and outer self glows. Now… imagine having a photo snapped, and capturing that dynamic sense of self within a portfolio of bio photos!
THIS is what Kim Brundage Photography does, and what her photo process is about, and what she created for me! Recently, I had a ‘branding session’ with Kim. Her comfortable and uplifting process was in itself a fun experience. During her branding session, she created a portfolio that highlights me within the context of my work, creating a dynamic marketing tool within my bio photos. I now have a portfolio of bio images that I happily look forward to using everywhere! Interestingly, now that I have them, I continue to find more and more places to use them.
Kim’s photo shoot experience is in itself transformative! I arrived at my photo session feeling tired, non photogenic and dreading seeing or having images of myself taken. In a spa like atmosphere, with classical music (my choice!) playing, Kim’s ‘Dream Team’ set the initial look and tone of the photo session, which was uplifting! From Makeup By Holly Beauty Partners, to Chic Stripes for clothing arrangement, to Kim’s kind, calm and fun photo style…Kim, really did kinda made the stars and the moon align. I left my branding session feeling energized and inspired. Two weeks later, I came back to select from the images Kim had created. While, I knew I had loved the photo process, I was even more thrilled to see the me Kim had seen and captured. I am very happy with my images! I can see continuing to highlight my bio and portfolio from growing directions, so I am already looking forward to a future branding session!
I was anxious about having my headshot done. Anxious about spending the money, anxious about being uncomfortable in front of the camera, and anxious about having my hair and make-up done (seriously … would I even look like “me?”) Being anxious was a complete waste of energy. Kim and her team of professionals are amazing. In the short amount of time they had to get to know me, they really just brought out all the positive things they saw and not the anxiety and self-consciousness that I felt.
Oh my gosh, the results were unbelievable. Kim showed me the picture on her laptop and my first reaction was “who is that?” It looked a bit like me only better than I could ever have imagined. I looked strong and confident, approachable, compassionate and smart. All the things I’d told Kim I wanted people to feel when they saw the picture.
My picture has been a powerful tool for my business. I’ve loved having a picture that I felt represented me and my work. And, as a side bonus I learned the power of having my make-up done by a professional and what that means for a picture. When I had my make-up professionally done for my son’s wedding, the pictures were amazing and the make-up lasted throughout the night. I’m not sure if I’d known that I needed to do that without having experienced Kim’s team of pros.
DEBBIE J JOHNSTON, WELLNESS ENTREPRENEUR
Being photographed by Kim Brundage is like becoming Cinderella for the day…..leave your old self behind and enter the magical kingdom……where a wonderful person(don’t know her name) comes to your house and looks through your wardrobe to help you…..find the best and look your best outfits…sometimes creating ensembles that you never even dreamed of…….than the day of you enter the photography castle……where an expert hair and makeup artist…..sprinkle magic and walla you look in the mirror and say whose that princess????so fun all while your listening to the music of your choice……pumped up…..revved up…..the art work begins…..Kim and her wardrobe specialist dress you up for many poses …..business wear for that bold and savvy look…..leisure for that just bring yourself on a Saturday afternoon look, kicking up your heels….jumping in place for the fun look…..and finally minks, gloves gowns for the sultry sexy look…..so many looks, so many poses…..it’s so hard to pick……..and it’s so good you say wow is that me? Kim does a special treat, pics a few great ones , mattes them ready to frame……SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!!! A few days before your Personal Branding Session…..you get a sweet bouquet of flowers to top off your Cinderella experience…..this Personal Branding Portrait session….Rocks!!!!!! So if your ready to do Cinderella…..your personal Cinderella this is the place!!!
AMANDA WHEELER, RIVERSTONE GENERAL CONTRACTING
Projecting an image of empowered women is crucial in the construction industry. Therefore, photos are a key marketing tool for myself and my collaborative creative partners. Kim and her associates were simply outstanding. During my branding session, I truly FELT all of the very things I wanted to convey…comfortable, confident and competent. Through her photography and personality, Kim took this “jeans and hat” construction girl to the next level of professionalism!
ESTELLE BRODEUR, WELLNESS & YOGA COACH
After years of considering what “my brand” is and what that means, Kim and her team made the photo session effortless. It felt more like a celebration of the work I love—coaching others to greater health and teaching yoga. Kim is fun, direct, and focused in her approach to spotlighting clients. The entire team of Kara Waggoner on makeup and hair, to Sydney Lester on wardrobe was on point and so easy to be with! A big thank you as well to Taylor Quinn of Filmspire for the thoughtful, calm video shoot. The final product Kim delivers shows her commitment to the client, a high attention to detail, and the visionary process of helping others discover what service they deliver. After years of considering what “my brand” is and what that means, Kim and her team made the photo session effortless. It felt more like a celebration of the work I love—coaching others to greater health and teaching yoga. Kim is fun, direct, and focused in her approach to spotlighting clients. The entire team of Kara Waggoner on makeup and hair, to Sydney Lester on wardrobe was on point and so easy to be with! A big thank you as well to Taylor Quinn of Filmspire for the thoughtful, calm video shoot. The final product Kim delivers shows her commitment to the client, a high attention to detail, and the visionary process of helping others discover what service they deliver.