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Logo Designs for Marilyn Lou Boudoir & SoCal Headshots

Posted on June 19, 2016

One of my favorite photographers is Michael Anthony out of Los Angeles, California. He and his wife Jennifer are both extremely talented engagement and wedding photographers whose unique style is defined by what they do with natural light and off-camera flash. Michael’s signature shots look like magical movie posters or dramatic romance novel covers. They are truly pieces of art. Just take a look at a couple of his images below:

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Visit michaelanthonyphotography.com to view more of Michael’s photography.

We were honored when they came to us to design logos for two of their new independent sub-brands, one for a new boudoir line, and the other for a new headshot company.

While Michael was in town speaking at Shutterfest ’16, we met up for lunch one day to discuss the new brands. When we got into the car to go to lunch, neither Michael nor Jen knew what they wanted to call their new boudoir company. We started brainstorming on the ride from Union Station to Anthony’s (maybe a mile or so), and by the time we arrived at the restaurant, Marilyn Lou Boudoir was born. The name is based off Jen’s middle name, and part of her maiden name, which we all liked because it had an old Hollywood sound to it. Perfect for a glamorous, upscale and classy boudoir brand in Los Angeles. On that short ride, we also came up with the idea of naming their photography collections after old Hollywood starlets. During lunch, we all agreed that the logo should use a script or handwritten typeface.

Below you can see the logo, along with a sample branding package including colors, typefaces, patterns and identity design. We really love how this color palette and identity design have a feminine and classic look, yet still feels modern. We also tied Michael’s brand to the new boudoir one by using his heart mark for the dot of the i in Marilyn.

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Sample Watermark

 

Next we discussed the SoCal Headshots logo. Michael wanted the logo to feel fresh and hip, while having a friendly, approachable Southern California vibe to it. We feel the final logo is exactly that. Check out the logo and brand samplings below:

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SAMPLE WATERMARKS:

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Branding Package for a Tampa, Florida Photography Studio

Posted on June 4, 2016

Donnie Jones Photography is a Tampa, Florida photography studio that specializes in weddings, engagements, high school senior portraits and maternity photography. Donnie is a very talented photographer and someone who understands the importance of building a brand and doing everything right the first time around. He is pretty much our ideal client and we can’t wait to see his success.

Donnie Jones Photography came to Visual Lure wanting a luxury, high-end looking branding package, and we’re confident that we delivered. It started with the logo which features an integrated DJ monogram along with a logo for his premier Gold Collection. We then designed an identity package which included business cards, letterhead and envelopes. We finished everything off with a fully-custom, responsive, fast-loading, easy to maintain WordPress website. The website features a large random loading image on the home page, a fully integrated blog, a sticky header, masonry light box photo galleries and subtle CSS animation effect that give the site a sense of elegance and sophistication.

 

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Tampa, Florida wedding photographer Donnie Jones

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Professional Photographer Logo Designs Catch Up

Posted on October 26, 2015

Visual Lure designs a ton of logos for professional photographers. Why? For a couple reasons:

1.Because we truly understand the photography business.

How? Well it all started out with our good friend Salvatore Cincotta. We’ve known Sal since he was working at Microsoft and just starting his home-based photography business. We’ve always shared contacts, resources and we have done whatever we could to help each others companies succeed. In the very beginning, we would talk with Sal about his branding, promotion strategies and all aspects of the business almost on a daily basis. It was during this time that Sal was developing and refining his current business system which he now teaches to other professional photographers. We know this system first hand and have actually had the pleasure of watching it transform over the years. Today Sal is a world-class photographer, educator, author and entrepreneur with multiple award winning companies. Just this year his umbrella company was on the list of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies.

2. Because we write about branding for one of the top professional photography resources and publication in the market: Behind the Shutter and Shutter Magazine.

Justen Hong of Visual Lure writes articles about branding and marketing for Behind the Shutter and Shutter Magazine. Topics include articles about logo design, website design, package design and search engine optimization (SEO). We also speak every year at Shutterfest (Behind the Shutter’s annual photography conference held in St. Louis, MO). This leads to a lot of photographers contacting us for help in defining their brand (which usually starts with a new logo).

3. Because of photographer referrals.

When you combine the referrals from Sal, all the Shutter entities along with all our happy photographer clients, it leads to more photography logos. Which leads us to the true purpose of this post. We simply do not have the time to write up a blog post for every photography logo we design, so we decided to pack a bunch into one post. Below you can see a small collection of logos we’ve designed for photographers from all over the United States, and one from Austria. The collection features monogram logos, a couple crest/seal logos, and a few typography-based logos.

If you’re looking for a new photography logo that will stand out and last the test of time, contact Visual Lure today. We would love to help.

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Logo & Branding Package for Quebec Photography Studio

Posted on September 1, 2015

Studios Elysium Photographie is a Rigaud, Quebec based wedding and portrait studio offering wedding, family and glamour photography in the Vaudreuil, Montreal and eastern Ontario area. They recently came to Visual Lure to create a new visual identity. They requested that we incorporate a dragonfly into the logo as it has a special meaning to this husband and wife photography team. We did so by making it form the letter ‘t” in Studios.

Below you can see the vertical and horizontal logo formats, the sample identity/letterhead system, proposed packaging and a sample watermark. At the very bottom are two unselected logos that we really liked. The bottom right logo was a fleur de lis that also created a dragonfly. We thought this one was genius, but after speaking to the clients, they informed me that it would be controversial using a French symbol in their logo. I guess there is a dispute whether Quebec should be politically aligned and influenced by France. They didn’t tell me which they preferred, simply that they didn’t want their business logo to be controversial.

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Niche Photography Website Launch, Branding Package Update & Brochure Design

Posted on January 21, 2015

Visual Lure recently launched a new website for Niche Photography. Niche Photography is a St. Louis area wedding photographer specializing in portrait, baby and high school senior photography. They are located in Mascoutah, IL and service the entire St. Louis and St. Louis metro east area. In addition to their new website, we updated their identity package and designed a new pricing brochure for them.

The new website was built using a fully custom designed, search engine friendly, responsive WordPress theme with a multitude of cool effects. The new site features a “sticky” menu that always stays at the top of the page. The logo mark elegantly fades away allowing the menu bar to use less vertical space. Other features include an easily maintainable home page slideshow, a unique rollover-effect for recent post on the home page, and masonry style responsive galleries. Click here to visit Niche’s new website.

We also updated Niche’s visual branding package by switching his logo to all grey (the logo mark was originally a Tiffany’s colored teal blue). Niche felt this switch made the brand more neutral or more appealing to the masses.

We wrapped up all these upgrades with an engagement and wedding pricing brochure. They will hand these out to potential bride and grooms at local bridal shows.

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Update: We recently received printed samples of the new brochure and had a chance to photograph them. They turned out fantastic!

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