I'd like to think of myself as a storyteller. I love telling stories anyway, but I've found that my love for storytelling with my camera has grown more and more! It's very hard for me to narrow down a set number of images to present to my clients. It's hard to just pitch out images that - although they may not be traditionally "perfect" - they help tell their story. The laughter, the details, the expressions...real people, real emotions. That's life, and that's what I love to capture.
When I began this precious journey - almost 2 years ago - I wanted my logo to tell London's story. I had the idea...I wanted a heart to hold up the bridge...to represent my sweet London's special heart. It represented the fact that because of London, I am choosing to "build bridges" through photography ministry and charitable giving. My brother-in-law's friend and co-worker at the time, "T", was so gracious to take my idea and create a beautiful logo. It was great, and it still means so very much to me.
However, as time has passed, I have found myself wanting my logo to tell even a deeper story - one with more details, more "color", more "voice". I want a logo that allows my sweet London to be the main "character". After months of brainstorming, researching, drawing, coloring, etc., I found www.createlogodesign.com, and decided to give them a try. Steffi worked endlessly with all of my ideas, drawings, changes, indecisiveness, etc., and created this beautiful "cover" to London's story.
You'll notice that London (as I imagine she would look now as a 5 year old) is walking on "her" bridge, and she's holding 2 little blue birds which represent her 2 brothers, Jagger and Jack. London's name is more whimsical and informal, and a beautiful tree is waiting on the other side of the bridge. The colors are bright, happy and full of personality.
Another change is my slogan. I still love the idea of "Smile for a Cause". However, I want my slogan to have a broader meaning, yet still stay true to my mission and my purpose. So...my new slogan is "LET YOUR HEART SMILE!"
I am super excited about this new change - this new "chapter" in this beautiful story. To me, this new slogan not only represents London's story in a deeper way, but it also is a reminder that even the darkest times in our lives can become something beautiful if we allow God to use those times and those experiences for His good.
I really do LOVE this journey. Thank you for your support and for all of you who have allowed my lens to tell your story!! :)