MEET KIM BRUNDAGE
Authentic | Beautiful | Playful
“You might think I’m crazy or maybe you can relate to this…My husband thinks I am beautiful and so do my friends. But what do I REALLY think? I didn’t share the same opinion of my body (not even close). I could blame people from my younger years or the media but I’ve come to realize that critical voice in my head was really my own.
I realized I wanted to see myself through my loved ones’ eyes. I started studying different poses and lighting. I made myself practice in front of the camera and thought I was going to delete all the images at first. But after time I finally saw the beautiful woman that my husband sees every time he looks at me. I finally learned how to capture the best version of myself and that is what I want to share with you.”
Through the lens of my camera I capture images of entrepreneurs and corporate clients. I, along with my team, reveal the best of your brand to your ideal clients. I reached the peak of my career in corporate marketing after 20 years and entered the world of photography and personal branding. As an entrepreneur, I recognize the challenges faced by small business owners. Whether you love having your picture taken, or are camera shy, I take the fear out of the process with gentle guidance, communication and support. The outcome of a headshot party, or branding session can be increased confidence, brand clarity, and new marketing opportunities.
Kim and the Dream Team have donated their services to Safe Harbor, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, UNOS, LB Academy and many others.
Kim also does speaking engagements about woman and body image. She is helping young girls make the connection between beauty and confidence. She’s spoken at St. Catherine’s, Richmond Academy and Saint Mary’s Catholic School.
What’s in My Bag?
Canon 5D Mark III | 85 mm L f1.8 | 24-70 mm L f2.8 | 24-105 mm L f4 | 70-200 mm IS II L f2.8 | Lens Baby 80 Edge & 35 Optic | and other cool gadgets
MEET THE DREAM TEAM
Kim Brundage Photography started in 2013. Previously, Kim obtained her Master in Public Health and worked 20 years in the health care sector for the Cleveland Clinic, Henry Ford Health System and Bon Secours Virginia Health System. While at Bon Secours she brought the 30-Minute Emergency Care to Richmond, spearheaded the process improvements and managed the marketing for it. This resulted in a 10% increase in marketshare. This experience helped Kim changed industries and she worked at Capital One where she also obtained her Lean certification. Kim is married to the Love of her Life, Jeff and she has a wonderful, kind-hearted teenage son. When not photographing, you will find Kim and her family biking, traveling and gardening together.
Sydney Lester is a personal stylist with over ten years in the fashion industry. In 2009, Sydney launched Chic Stripes, her personal style blog that focused on creating individualized style by shopping second hand first. She parlayed her blog into a successful personal styling business where she now works one-on- one with clients and focuses on giving women and men confidence through their wardrobes and teaching them how to create a timeless, personalized style and sustainable wardrobe that work for them, not against them. Sydney has been featured on numerous television segments, worked with local and national brands, has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal and the Today Show, was named Richmond’s Top Fashion Blogger in 2015 by Richmond Magazine, and continues to be the area’s go-to style expert. Sydney is a graduate of the Los Angeles-based School of Style, holds dual masters degrees in Social Work and Christian Education, and currently lives in Richmond with her husband and three cats.