Who is behind Shenandoah Imagery, anyway?

Hey guys! I’m Brittany. :) I’m thinking that it would be more fun for me to share extra photos in blog posts so that I can keep my portfolio page really diverse, and because I’d love to share all of the photos that I take. You already knew that I take really awesome photos of food, but did you know that I also love landscape photography or that I photographed my friends after they eloped? Now you do! In fact, over the years, I’ve photographed motocross, newborns, models, portraits, weddings, metal shows, hip hop nights, basically, if you could put a camera to it, I’ve probably photographed it and loved every minute doing it.

I’d always wanted to have my own photography business, but I was always convinced there was more for me to learn or do before I would be at that level. I think I have some clarity after all this time, though. I realized (finally) that there is no better time than now to do what you’ve always wanted, so here I am. I started doing food photography a year ago. My first images were of Valentine’s Day cupcakes from Paris Cake Co here in Staunton. I was so excited about the images I was creating that I went upstairs to show my fiancé the back of my camera, and our dog ate all of the cupcakes right off the table! 

So, why food? I think it was always in me to do commercial photography, because I really love advertising images, but I never really knew it because I was trying my hand at all the other photographic subjects. Once I got an off camera flash set up, and some backdrops, I was hooked! And food is just such a lovely subject. Food is colorful and you can make such dynamic compositions with it. It’s the perfect subject for me. And, if I’m lucky, I can eat it when I’m done! So, here I am, camera in hand, ready to make some beautiful, colorful, energetic, lively images of all of the best food in Virginia - from Staunton, my hometown, to Charlottesville, to Richmond, to Virginia Beach!

As you’ll see, my favorite thing to photograph is desserts (I have quite the sweet tooth!) but I am equally excited to photograph organic, local, sustainable, and/or healthy foods as well. My family and I eat as much organic food as we can, and we make a lot of vegetarian meals. Gotta start my toddler off on the right foot! 

If you see me around, feel free to say hi! :)

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