So, if you’ve followed my photography journey, you’ve probably noticed my logo/colors/website have evolved over the years. I have been happy with each phase of my business, but I could never quite get my logo perfected, which is why it has been only different fonts/colors and no graphics. I felt like I was missing something, but just didn’t know what, which makes it hard to correct. I didn’t know what image I wanted to brand me – a bird, flower, heart, camera…nothing seemed fitting. I have a passion for my photography, but didn’t feel the passion about my logo that defines me.
In the past year, I started to be drawn towards arrows, but it’s funny because I didn’t really realize it until the past couple months. I came across this and it lit the passion inside me and just fits. I absolutely love the idea of “Raising Arrows.”
Psalm 127:3-4 Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
Children are a gift from God and it’s up to us to do our best to raise them to be good people – to show kindness, courage, respect, and compassion for others as God wants us to. It sure is hard and some days I just hope we make it through the day, but every day is new and we try it all over again. We are Warriors. Yes, God created them, but it’s our job to shape our little arrows so they are ready once we release them out in the World.
I love the look of arrows, but once reading the connection with raising arrows, it was a done deal that it must be part of me and my image. After I decided I needed arrows as part of my brand…I started to notice how many things that I’ve picked out in the past year that have arrows on it – decorative signs, my camera strap, clothes, etc. I finally feel complete with my new branding. And, you know what? Everytime I see my branding, it reminds me that I’m raising arrows, which makes me want to give my arrows the best of me.
And, I want to thank my sister in law, Lynsey, for making this happen. I came to her with lots of random ideas, sent her way too many emails, and pinned inspiration that I loved; then asked her to make it to fit me, and she did. It’s perfect and I am so glad to have her and her design skills. What I even love more is she created this arrow just for me. Check out her awesomeness here: The Blue Windmill.
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