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As a brand photographer, I create sincere purpose driven content to help small businesses and nonprofits tell their story and connect with their community.

Along the way of building my own small business, I happily fell into helping other small businesses with photography and encouragement. For me, those go hand in hand.

Telling stories through my lens has always been a passion, taking me behind the scenes on humanitarian trips overseas to my current role of photographer for the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia.

Do I still photograph weddings and family sessions? 

You betcha I do! Because life's too short not to photograph everything I love photographing!

in branding is key

More than pretty pictures, a brand session provides consistency, cohesiveness, authenticity, and intentionality with images, which builds trust and tells your business story in a clean professional voice. In a crowded social media world, your business deserves to shine. 


Brand photography captures the essence of your brand, showcasing your brand's story, culture, values, and the people behind your business. Your products and services become relatable with intentional, crisp images.


Together, we'll build a visual identity that resonates with your target audience, leaving a lasting impact. 

"I wish Google allowed me to give 10 stars! Cindy is an absolute delight to work with and makes things simple and FUN! Cindy has been helping our nonprofit organization gain traction through increased social media presence and it has been a GAME CHANGER! I have received so much positive feedback about our social media since we began working with her. Partnering with her is an amazing opportunity for your business or nonprofit and you'll be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner!"

Rebecca Simmons, Executive Director

Valley Children's Advocacy Center


As a small business owner, I'm always ready to support your small business with gorgeous intentional images or with a social media strategy. No more stock images!! I'm experienced in international travel supporting non-profits that have touched my heart, transformed me into a better American, and renewed my belief that digital storytelling is paramount for community awareness and doing business well in your community. No two non-profits or small businesses are alike, so let's meet and design a brand session and social media strategy that's perfect for your storytelling and community connection. 


I'm a track mom, Content Creator, lover of ALL things pink + sparkly, non-profit supporter, international photographer, and most importantly, Christ follower. Combine a natural curiosity + a passion for storytelling with a borrowed camera and you have the beginning chapter of October Grace Media. I didn't grow up dreaming about being a photographer, but I'm so glad I slowly followed the breadcrumbs that led me here.

I currently serve as the Content Creator and resident photographer for The American Shakespeare Center. Follow me on Instagram for all things Shakespeare related.

Interested in my services, or have any questions about photography, videography, or social media strategy services in the Harrisonburg, Staunton, Lexington, or Charlottesville area, I'd love to hear from you!


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