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Branding : Christie Pham Photography

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Happy Friday!! I am grinning from ear to ear, because I have been so excited to share this project. Not only was the project itself a dream, but I happened to go into labor the night I finished it. End of one part of my life … the start of a new, awesome part.

Christie Pham contacted me last year when she was ready to focus on her client experience. She had photographed some stunning sessions and weddings, but was struggling to find her identity when it came to her brand. She wanted a cohesive feel that brought her message to her clients.

Christie is based in Honolulu, Hawaii, and loves photographing destination weddings. In the past, when I thought about wedding photography in Hawaii, I had a certain look in mind. Crisp, bright, and traditional. Well, Christie’s work is my new standard, and let’s just say, she sets a very high bar. Her work is personal, beautiful, romantic, powerful, and full of great energy.

Her new brand identity feels modern … The little arrow is a nod towards travel, towards moving through life. It feels clean and fresh. We paired the digital pieces with clean, fun stationery. Her business cards and note cards have some traditional Hawaiian sayings, and it’s meant to excite her clients, and remind them that they couldn’t have this experience with anyone else!

If you’d like to see more of Christie’s work, be sure to add her blog to your reader. You can see her latest happenings on Facebook, and to connect with her, visit her website.

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All wedding photography is by Christie Pham Photography

Branding : Elysse Ford Photography

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I wanted to pop in today to share a branding project that I wrapped earlier this year. Elysse Ford contacted me last year when she was ready to take her client experience to the next level. She wanted to deliver a personalized experience to her clients, and she knew she needed a brand identity to represent it. We worked together to create a suite that felt warm, professional, and inviting. We paired lovely script, with classic sans serif, and modernized it with some fun graphics. The personal touches didn’t stop on the screen. Elysse chose beautiful letterpress business cards and note cards to add something tangible to her brand. The cards are printed on cotton, and feel so amazing.

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And So We Meet Again

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On April 29, 2013, my life was forever changed. On that morning, I found out that we were expecting our sweet Alba. She was born in our home in January, and since then, life has been amazing, happy, humbling, busy, joyful, and so SO different. I feel blessed each day that I get to make a living while working from my home. I have the chance to connect with some seriously talented creatives, and they trust me to bring their client experience to their ideal clients. I am thankful to be able to have a help a few days a week, so I can get into my studio for some uninterrupted work time. While I wish I could cuddle my baby girl all day long, mama has got to get work done.

Because I only have a small window each day to fully immerse myself in my work, this poor blog has been so neglected. I have intentions of updating it with the wonderful projects from the past year, but it just sits. I do give it attention once or twice per month, but it’s not nearly as much as I’d like to share.

So, today, I wanted to express my gratitude for this life I’m living, and reintroduce myself: This studio was once run by an early twenties woman, who was very much finding her footing in the world. Today, it is run by a nearly 30 year-old wife & mother who is obsessed with living life to its fullest. I believe in natural, healthy living, and when given the chance to blog or be with my family, my family will always win. I am passionate about helping other people find their voice. Whether it’s in regards to a personal journey, a pregnancy, birth, love, or with their business … It’s all important, and I advocate for happiness.

I understand that by looking at this blog, it may appear as though things have really slowed down here, but really, I feel like things are starting to catch fire. After taking a bit of time off after giving birth, I’ve been able to dive into some really beautiful projects with some amazing creatives. This year, I’d love to continue working with photographers, bloggers, and independent businesses. I’d also love to work with some local Portland businesses … We live in a vibrant, growing city, and I would love to help new business hone in on their target audience, and give them the tools to succeed! I’ve always had a dream of branding a food truck, a local restaurant, or a little home goods shop in my neighborhood.

With my new perspective as a mom, things have changed. Life is so full, even when things seem kind of crappy. Even though I’m working less, I am finding so much joy in that time. I love creating, and I am happy I can continue living my dream.

I can’t promise I’ll be blogging regularly, but I can promise that the content here will change a bit. I will be sharing little personal posts about our life (even though we have a personal blog, I know there’s some overlap between this space and my personal life), and catching up on the 100+ project posts I want to share (yes, seriously!).

Thank you for sticking around while I figure this mama-designer-wife-photographer life thing out. It’s been a wild, wonderful ride.

PS, after a few years of trying to decide between having one or two Instagram accounts, I’ve decided to combine them. You can now find all life AND business related photos here. Anything work related will be hashtagged #xo315 (you can tag your own photos related to our projects, too).

Branding : Jeff Lundstrom Photography

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A few months ago, I shared a bit about the logo process for Jeff Lundstrom Photography. Since then, we’ve wrapped his stationery and website. Beyond that, my blog has gotten a facelift, and I’ve decided to start sharing projects in their entirety. I just think it’s so important that my readers get a feel for my client’s entire brand experience. The digital, the tangible, that heart of it all.

Jeff really wanted to focus on the overall feel … something so comfortable & classic. His brand experience is all about relating with his clients on a personal level, and he wants to leave them with timeless photographs that exude coziness. Form the minute we completed the design board, I knew we were onto something great. I am in love with this suite. If you are a fan of country and coastal weddings, be sure to go like his Facebook page.

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  • Debbie Lundstrom - Rayvn,

    Jeff sent me the link to your blog to view and read. I can tell you from the whole start of this process he was excited and energized to rebrand himself. Every creative person has to find their niche and this concept of Country/Coastal is who he is! He sees and captures the beauty in everything he photographs. I’ve had the pleasure of watching him grow over the years and you have captured the timelessness and classic style of Jeff Lundstrom Photography….thank you for seeing his vision.

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    • Three Fifteen Design - Hi Debbie! Thank you so much for this sweet comment! Jeff was so amazing to work with, and I love that he’s saying such kind things about the process.ReplyCancel