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 than 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 (8 years old)

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (8 years old)

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (8 years old)

Photo credit: Adria Campbell (8 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 16 years, and would love to own a food truck someday selling "Pita Pizzas!" 

My goal is to provide couples with intimate, tailored photo sessions that capture the beauty of the day and the couple, highlighting their personalities and relationship. I would categorize my style as sleek and contemporary, able to adapt to various backdrops and settings.  I can take your background and capture it in a beautifully modern and personalized way.

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