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Logo?

your logo seems extremely lacking in the mustache department.
I would correct that immediately.

also...not really a big fan of the "mirror image" logos.
kinda feels like... we already read it once, now we have to read it again? upside down and/or backwards?

why the weird "faded" font? trying to make it look old? blends in too much on the white background. i think it would look better as a solid color.

I have an innate fear of hipsters, so I tend to steer away from anything mustache related. XD

I wasn't going for a "mirror image"; more like a stamp or a seal; seemed like a good idea at the time.

Sorry, if it looks faded. It's pulled from watercolor image with a paper texture in PS. I like it.
 
I would say pick a logo that looks good on a variety of materials. You're going to print it in B&W, or color, or grayscale? It should look the exact same. You're going to scale it down for a watermark, or scale it up for a sign? It should look good at any size.
And to do all that it needs to be a Vector graphics - Wikipedia file, not a raster graphics file.

PNG, a bitmap graphic type, was designed for transferring images on the Internet, not for professional-quality print graphics PNG does not support non-RGB color spaces such as CMYK.

Good to knoooooww. THANKS! :D
 
your logo seems extremely lacking in the mustache department.
I would correct that immediately.

also...not really a big fan of the "mirror image" logos.
kinda feels like... we already read it once, now we have to read it again? upside down and/or backwards?

why the weird "faded" font? trying to make it look old? blends in too much on the white background. i think it would look better as a solid color.

I have an innate fear of hipsters, so I tend to steer away from anything mustache related. XD

I wasn't going for a "mirror image"; more like a stamp or a seal; seemed like a good idea at the time.

Sorry, if it looks faded. It's pulled from watercolor image with a paper texture in PS. I like it.

yea, i dont like hipsters either
 
Few comments.

I would say pick a logo that looks good on a variety of materials. You're going to print it in B&W, or color, or grayscale? It should look the exact same. You're going to scale it down for a watermark, or scale it up for a sign? It should look good at any size.

I like the texture in the R's in the middle, but I don't think that same texture carries over well to your name.

IMO, the font is a bit too flowery.

Yeah I'm digging the watercolor feel. I wanted it to be something that would appeal to moms with younger kids, that's who I'm trying to draw in. So you think a bolder font, not so cute-sy?

If you've done market research and know that extremely wealthy moms with younger kids in your area are drawn into business with watercolor logos and they plan to flood your business with money, then you're done!

The only problem is that you've now just limited your business. What if a businessperson wanted a portrait? They won't go to you because you're the watercolor/mom/kid photographer.

The company I work for spent several million dollars (yes, several million dollars) on marketing and graphic design. They redesigned the logo and came up with a single brand that is used across the entire company. The logo is quite simple, and everything has a clean look to it, which seems to be in style. Letters, memos, reports, business cards... all the same clean style. It helps provide consistency across the board, so when someone sees anything that looks like ours, they think "Company X". It worked for them, figuratively and financially.

We don't all have millions of dollars lying around, unfortunately. But, what I'm getting at here, is that you want to create that same "brand" for yourself. No matter what you put your logo on, whether it's an email or a website, you want people to recognize it as yours. (In the same sense, your name needs to be recognizable, as well, which isn't with the font you chose--yes, go bolder.)

Porsche, Chanel, Hermes, Ferrari... Yeah, they have history, and a following. They also likely have a team of graphic designers who they pay big, big, big bucks to know what works for their products. Customers are also willing to pay big, big, big bucks for their products.

Sorry to be harsh, but you want to stand out, right? The logo you have is a copy/paste of many other logos. You're not creating a fashion line that needs sleek lines, or a car company with a cool logo. You're creating a photography business that needs to keep the lights on. Keep thinking and designing, and a good logo will come to you. Otherwise, do as the others stated and pay a little for a graphic designer.

Not harsh at all; I certainly appreciate the feedback. I have no desire to appeal to businessmen or anything commercial; I want to be the fun; friendly photographer that from the moment you meet me, you feel like we've been friends forever. :D Strictly children, families, babies, couples; stuff like that. (For now, who knows where I may take this?) I will keep working on making the logo more recognizable though; and maybe just go with a nice, universally accepted script. :)
 
A logo is a great idea for your brand identity. If you look at say, the Shopify web platform and the marketing and advertising articles they supply to vendors, not having a logo is like Mistake #3 for small businesses. Your logo seems a bit hard to read, and it does look a bit home-crafted, so to speak. I think logos are a thing where good, professional, experienced graphic design might be well worth the price payed for the service of designing a stellar logo.
I wish I had that kind of money lying around. Lol. I actually have a friend with a degree in Graphic Design so I may enlist him.

Had an awesome one made on Fiverr.....check it out it was like $30 Canadian.


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If you've done market research and know that extremely wealthy moms with younger kids in your area are drawn into business with watercolor logos and they plan to flood your business with money, then you're done!

The only problem is that you've now just limited your business. What if a businessperson wanted a portrait? They won't go to you because you're the watercolor/mom/kid photographer.

The company I work for spent several million dollars (yes, several million dollars) on marketing and graphic design. They redesigned the logo and came up with a single brand that is used across the entire company. The logo is quite simple, and everything has a clean look to it, which seems to be in style. Letters, memos, reports, business cards... all the same clean style. It helps provide consistency across the board, so when someone sees anything that looks like ours, they think "Company X". It worked for them, figuratively and financially.

We don't all have millions of dollars lying around, unfortunately. But, what I'm getting at here, is that you want to create that same "brand" for yourself. No matter what you put your logo on veterans guardian customer service, whether it's an email or a website, you want people to recognize it as yours. (In the same sense, your name needs to be recognizable, as well, which isn't with the font you chose--yes, go bolder.)

Porsche, Chanel, Hermes, Ferrari... Yeah, they have history, and a following. They also likely have a team of graphic designers who they pay big, big, big bucks to know what works for their products. Customers are also willing to pay big, big, big bucks for their products.

Sorry to be harsh, but you want to stand out, right? The logo you have is a copy/paste of many other logos. You're not creating a fashion line that needs sleek lines, or a car company with a cool logo. You're creating a photography business that needs to keep the lights on. Keep thinking and designing, and a good logo will come to you. Otherwise, do as the others stated and pay a little for a graphic designer.
How did you come up with the logo for your photography business? Did you design or did you have someone do it for you?
 

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