I vividly remember the first time I met Brandy. I was cautious, guarded, and slightly terrified. You see, Brandy had just been hired as our new high school cheerleading coach. With competition season only weeks away, I was unsure if someone from a division of smaller schools could uphold our district level winning tradition. Looking back, this thought is so hilarious. Our team had no idea what a gem we were getting and just how lucky we were! She taught us things we didn’t know existed and took us to levels we never imagined.
As a coach, Brandy not only challenged us, but cared for us in a way we didn’t even know possible. Two years later on my high school graduation day I hugged her with tears in my eyes, once again slightly terrified of change and with a bittersweet feeling in my gut.
Fast forward eight years through getting to coach and judge together, I’m happy to call her a friend today. We got together a few weeks ago for fall family portraits at the always stunning Cross Keys Barn. Check out her beautiful family below!
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