Artist | Dreamer | Educator 

Hi! I'm Brandon! I am a natural-light photographer who specializes in wedding photography. To be quite honest, I never imagined myself becoming a wedding photographer - I always thought I was more of the astronaut type. I picked up my first camera less then a decade ago so I could get into local concerts for free. I never imagined I would eventually have the opportunity to travel across the world sharing my passion for art and photography. When I am not working on photography, you can find me leading workshops and educating at my other awesome job, Apple. 

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (6 years old)

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (6 years old)

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (6 years old)

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (6 years old)

I was born and raised in West Michigan, and have always had a love for the great outdoors, traveling and exploring. From the bridges of London to the beaches in Aruba, I have been to 8 different countries, 38 US states, and even traveled on the same plane as Gene Simmons of Kiss!

I have been a vegetarian for over 12 years now, and would love to own a family food truck someday selling "Pita Pizzas!" around the US. I started getting tattooed at the age of 18, and now have 3 large tattoos covering my arms and chest. I am engaged to the woman of my dreams! We have a wonderful family with 2 dogs and a beautiful, 6 year old daughter who took my stellar head-shots you see above!

Meet Darla, CEO of Brandon Shafer Photography and marshmallow eating champion of the world.