I recently decided to start the ball rolling on a long-standing dream. It took a recent vacation to Mexico for the idea to crystallize. I got so excited thinking about it that I couldn’t wait to come home and get started. I always wanted to host my own photography workshops and the only thing that held me back in the past was my full-time employment and the fact that I didn’t live in a sought after gorgeous location. Well, those two excuses were no longer valid. I picked out a name for my business and got to work on designing a logo.
I’m not sure I should admit this because it’s shameful, but I tried to hire somebody else to design the logo for this new business. Not sure what I was thinking, other than the fact that I’m really busy right now going in way too many directions. Well, I learned my lesson for trying to take the short-cut easy way out. It was a complete disappointment. I picked the name Maine Photo Adventures and directed the designer to create a logo that depicted both Maine and photography. This is what I got which left me very uninspired.
I was just curious to see what somebody that wasn’t as close to the project as I was would come up with in the hopes that it would give me some extra inspiration. All it did was boost my confidence. I am a designer for Heaven’s sake. Who is going to do a better job at creating my logo than me? It had to be more appealing and catchy and, even more importantly, it had to reflect Paula. I am very pleased with what I came up because it does a great job at conveying both Maine and photography, and most importantly my personality. Here it is.