Shayna from Shayna Lynn Photography came to me for a logo and watermark for her new business. As a fellow photog and graduates from the same highschool, I was excited to take the project on.
A few details to consider when constructing this brand mark:
Type of Photography. Shayna provides portrait photography and specializes in Maternity, Newborn and Family photography (she’s awesome!). So I wanted to create something that was feminine and soft, but crisp.
Use. This brand needed a full logo for use on cards/collateral and social media, as well as a similar mark for watermarking images. Again, something clean and almost minimalistic as details will get lost in the use of a watermark with transparencies, size, and quality when watermarked images were being uploaded to social media sites or websites.
Shayna. Of course, her business is an extension of herself – especially as a portrait photographer, where your business IS you as a brand. So I asked her about colors she loved, style, etc. She mentioned that she loves butterflies, and that concept resonated with me.
After tweaks here and there, she settled on this awesome choice:
2014 is officially out, and it’s another year in the books for this crazy ride in life. I am SO pleased with 2014 and all of the wonderful things I was able to achieve professionally, and I thank all of those friends and family members who helped make it happen!
I’d like to take a look back at 2014 and how many of my goals were met.
These goals were great milestones I feel that helped me professionally grow myself and my business in this banner year. It’s a great foundation that’s allowed me to hone and define the projects I love, and the projects I enjoy, but maybe not as much as the others. It’s been a year of really finding my niche and style, and what I really want to photograph as an artist.
I’ve got some exciting news for 2015. I will be expanding in the Seattle market, and with it, opening up a studio space! This will allow for some great work space for the questionable Seattle and Pacific Northwest weather. My husband is not as excited, because that means I get to have more of an excuse to buy more props (that we have to store), but it will be great for my clients. I will have space for working, storing gear and props, MEETING WITH CLIENTS!, and have multiple and versatile spaces for shooting!
So what are my top 5 goals for 2015? Let’s take a look:
Thanks for your support! In reading this, I know you care about what I’ve been working so hard to create. Special thanks goes to: my hubby for putting up with my crazy work hours (like taking a session on Thanksgiving Day!) and making room for all of my gear in our ever-shrinking condo, my parents and family for their avid promotion and support, Christina, Marcus + Maxwell, Raquel + Lissette, Amanda + Jay, Lily + Mateo, Vanessa and SessaVee, Ashley Doedens, Nicholas Petrilli Studios, Adrian Rodriquez, Grecia Rodriquez, Donnie + Jasmine, The Sanchez Family, Kyla + Matt, Dick Danger Productions, Chrissie + The Yoga Tree of Tri-Cities, Lourdes + Nicole, Rosanna + Mimi, Brianne + Alani, Linda, the Tri Cities Cancer Center, and the Domingue Family. (Wow! That’s a lot of people :))
I hope you have a 2015 full of happiness, joy, and success. I personally can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!
So who’s ready to book some 2015 weddings and photo shoots?! 🙂
A few of my favorite photos from 2014:
Just in time for the Seahawks playoff game, I wanted to publish these awesome Seahawks fans and their shoot we did back in December. It was literally the coldest day ever – absolutely gorgeous out – but they all were so great and sucked it up. What a great looking family, don’t you agree?
I love some of these creative shots we captured too. Many of the ideas were my client’s. I love when my clients get creative like this! It’s right up my alley as an artist.