Elizabeth Derby

Over the last 4 years of running my business, I’ve always DIY-ed my own website—and unfortunately, it shows.

As someone who works in branding and messaging, I know how critically important it is to have a website that’s intuitive, easy to use, and POLISHED—because when you’re building your reputation online, you’ve got zero trustworthiness. A website that makes visitors feel at home skyrockets your professionalism and that oh-so-critical trustworthiness.

Not only does Brandi deliver a website that’s truly exceptional in its ease-of-use, clarity of structure, and overall look and feel from the visitor’s point of view, she makes managing the back end of your site smooth and simple. That’s always been my hesitation about working with a developer—if I can’t go in and make simple changes whenever I need to, it’ll be impossible for me to keep pace with my business.

Thanks to Brandi, I have complete control over the way I show up in the world WITHOUT all the hair pulling, hand wringing, and sweaty, sad-faced letdown that comes with every DIY job. (I swear, I must have spent 100s of hours building my own sites with “easy to use” skins and tools, and I was never truly satisfied with the results.) I am so grateful for Brandy’s ability to turn all the craziness into my head into a coherent experience for both me and my customers. Best of all, I can now approach the world with confidence and a premium look that matches the premium experience I deliver.

She honors the journey required to create something beautiful in this busy, crazy world, and she manages to combines the intuitive gifts of an artist with the coding brain of a math whiz. I don’t how she does it, but I am so glad she did it for me.

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Michelle Viljoen

(website design) is a graphic designer and brand consultant who specializes in creating and developing brands. Her core focuses are logo development, website design and brand direction.

Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.