A woman wearing an olive green one piece swimsuit and large, wide-brimmed woven hat stands at the shoreline at the beach, with her back to the camera. Destination Photoshoot for a Lifestyle Editorial on the Beach in San Diego, CA by San Diego lifestyle editorial photographer Kim Branagan

A beachfront destination photo shoot for a lifestyle editorial in San Diego I recently got to photograph the most dreamy destination shoot for a lifestyle editorial feature in San Diego, California.   This editorial photoshoot took place right on the beach, under the palm trees at the luxurious Bahia Resort Hotel. San Diego is known for […]

Katie Davis of Ponderosa and Thyme in a yellow dress looks down at the ground as she sits on a chair in front of a textured stone wall, holding a floral bouquet.

A unique and inspirational floral workshop by Ponderosa and Thyme This past fall I traveled to Florence, Italy with the amazing team from Ponderosa and Thyme, a gorgeous floristry business located in Salem, Oregon. Ponderosa and Thyme is known for their unique floral design workshops that focus not only on working with flowers but also […]

A vibrant, spring-themed floral arrangement hangs about a boho-styled table. The table has individual place settings, colorful candles, and wildflower bouquets on it. Designed by Lavenders Flowers in Santa Ana, CA and photographed by California branding photographer Kim Branagan

California has always been one of my favorite places to travel and work, especially since I live far away in northern Virginia. So, when Lavenders Flowers of Santa Ana, California contacted me about working on a branding editorial photo shoot for them, I was all in! Lavenders Flowers of Santa Ana, CA is a unique […]

Close-up shot of vibrant, cascading floral arrangement in a vase sitting on a marble pillar in front of a marbled backdrop. Photographed at Sweet Root Village by branding and commercial photographer Kim Branagan in Alexandria, VA

Back in January, I kicked off the year by photographing a floral workshop at Sweet Root Village’s incredible studio space in Alexandria, Virginia. Whenever I get to work with Sweet Root Village, I know I’m in for an amazing time, and this workshop was no exception! A great floral workshop for florists in Alexandria, VA […]

A bride and groom walk down the aisle leaving their outdoor wedding ceremony. Their friends and family are throwing confetti on them. Photographed by northern Virginia wedding photographer Kim Branagan.

I’m so excited to share about Karlee and Zac’s gorgeous fall-toned wedding in the Northern Virginia countryside.  A fall-toned outdoor wedding with gorgeous autumn florals and pops of vibrant color The florals Zac and Karlee had designed for their wedding were truly incredible. They stuck to an autumn theme, pulling on lots of sage green […]

A couple stands in front of the Williamsburg bridge on their wedding day. The bride is standing in front of her husband, leaning against him, and he has his arms around her.

I had such a great time photographing William and Tiffany’s modern, intimate wedding. This gorgeous couple planned their intimate wedding in their neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in less than five weeks. It was amazing to see how everything came together so perfectly for their special day in such a short time frame!  A unique wedding […]

Verde Lusso's summer luxury clean beauty box lays open on a mauve picnic blanket, surrounded by summer citrus fruits. Photographed by east coast branding photographer Kim Branagan.

I’ve said before that one of my favorite things about being a photographer is that I get to work on so many different types of projects and meet so many incredible people. Getting to be a part of Verde Lusso’s summer branding campaign photo shoot was no exception.  Verde Lusso is an awesome company that […]

A couple in wedding attire holds each and smiles, standing in front of the floral arch they were just married under. Photo by Virginia wedding photographer Kim Branagan.

I have definitely been looking forward to sharing these wedding photos on my blog for awhile! Overlooking the hills of Northern Virginia at Blue Hill Farm, Ariel and Brendan’s outdoor, garden chic wedding was absolutely breathtaking.  A breathtaking outdoor ceremony with a very special guest of honor We started out with Ariel and Brendan’s ceremony […]

A large floral arrangement made of lush wildflower blooms and vibrant spring colors, surrounding an antique, yellow velvet sofa. A model wearing a flow-y, white wedding dress sits on the sofa. She is holding her knees to her chest, with her cheek resting on her knees and smiling. Photographed by Kim Branagan at Nectar + Bloom in San Diego, CA.

Earlier this year, I got to travel to San Diego, California to photograph a beautiful one-on-one floral workshop hosted by Nectar + Bloom, an amazing floral design studio based in San Diego. For this workshop, Jen Lagedrost Cavender (the brilliant owner of Nectar + Bloom) was teaching about creating large-scale floral installations.   A unique San […]

Photo of a mid century, boho style bedroom in a Washington D.C. home. The bedding is white linen with a gray throw blanket and gray and cream throw pillow on it, all from Parachute Home, against a light wood headboard. A colorful oriental rug covers the wood floor under the bed. There is a floor to ceiling window in the room, giving lots of natural light to the white colored walls. There is a large green plant on the ground by the window. A small nightstand with a lamp on it is next to the bed. There is a white surfboard on the other side of the nightstand. Photographed by Washington DC commercial and interior photographer Kim Branagan.

Looking back on 2019, one of my favorite projects of the year was an interior shoot for Parachute Home, a home goods company based in Los Angeles, California.  What I love about Parachute Home I love what Parachute Home is all about: making premium quality home goods accessible to consumers at an affordable price. They […]