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 […]

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 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 […]

Large bunches of flowers, such as peonies, roses, and tulips, in white vases on the ground in front of a coral-colored wall. The flowers are all different colors, including different shades of pink, yellow, and orange. Photographed by Virginia commercial photographer Kim Branagan at Sweet Root Village in Alexandria, VA.

A few months ago I got to participate in one of my favorite events of the year: Sweet Root Village’s annual floral workshop called Flower Hoopla.  An incredible Alexandria, VA floral design team Sweet Root Village is an extremely talented floral design company based in Alexandria, Virginia. Each year, they invite wedding planners from all […]

A finished floral installation of greenery and white and light yellow flowers surrounding two tall windows and a chandelier by floral photographer Kim Branagan

I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the second annual Foraged Collective Floral Workshop in Charleston, South Carolina. Not only did I get to capture shots of all the gorgeous creations made by the attendees, but I also got to try out a new skill—speaking! The workshop was hosted by Toni Reale, […]

Bride wearing sheer and lace wedding gown, black hat, and black clogs with brick wall backdrop in Minimalist Bridal Editorial Shoot at The 101 in Seattle, Washington by destination photographer Kim Branagan

I was so excited to do this minimalist bridal editorial shoot in Seattle, Washington. Our vision was to eliminate greenery and instead, showcase a fall palette against our main color, a clean white, and The 101 (which is a fun and very popular wedding venue in Seattle) was the perfect place to do this! Hard […]