However, July of 2014, I went to the Jasmine Star Workshop in Dallas and suddenly a switch was flipped. You see, I idolize Jasmine. I study her work, I read every blog post and every bit of information she shares, and I refer back to her when I need. And when I asked her about my business name, she gave it to me straight.
Me: "Well, what do you think about 1508 Photography? It has been suggested to me to re-brand to Emilyanne but I just don't know."
J*: "Do you want my honest opinion?"
J*: "I would change it. Or I would find a way to make it more a part of YOU. Because right now, it just sounds like a personalized license plate. Cute, but not personal, not a brand....not YOU."
Well that was the turning point. Yeah, okay, I waffled still for a good 5 more months before I finally, finally pulled the trigger and contacted someone to help me re-brand. But I finally did it. And that someone was Lindsey of Six Leaf Design.
I found Lindsey through another vendor as I was perusing her website. At the bottom of the page, ever so subtly, was the simple tag site designed by and so I clicked my way through to Lindsey's contact page and sent off an email. We met soon there after, and while we hit it off personally, I was not prepared. At. All. I had no real vision. I had no real style in mind. I was going through a mild form of identity crisis! WHO AM I? I had nothing to really provide her. And so rather then sending her off to shoot in the dark, I told her I would do some more soul-searching to find out what exactly it was I was looking for.
Fast forward another two months, and it all finally started flooding to me. The design, the elements, the colors, the feel - everything just started pouring in. The experience I wanted my clients, my friends, to have when they worked with me, it all just hit me. I wanted soft and romantic, but clean and simple. I wanted less words and distractions on my page and more photos. I wanted my website, my online handshake, to be something that showcased my work, rather than hidden among the clutter. Thankfully, I sketched out almost everything as it came to me - I think I was afraid I would lose it all just as fast as I found it. And from there, Lindsey was able to take the sketched out vision I had, and propel it to the next level. I had simple ideas, and she took those ideas to new heights.
Finally, together, we landed on the perfect logo, web design, and overall brand, and I am so proud and finally feel content with where I am. Thank you again to Lindsey of Six Leaf Design! I am so grateful to have met you, and so thankful for your talent and friendship!