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Title: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 02, 14, 12:18
Iíve been shooting weddings for a number of years, and up until now Iíve always included them under the same domain as all my other photography work at phrozenphoto.com.  As time has progressed along with my own work in that area, Iíve begun focusing enough on weddings that the time had come to allocate my wedding and couples-based imagery onto its own website!

My reasons for doing this are many, but the primary reason being the ďmoodĒ that Iíve found most brides-to-be want to experience when searching for their wedding photographer.  I love all the types of photography that I do, but a prospective wedding client doesnít need to search through photos of metal bands and condos as they try and research their wedding shooter. 

I took a lot of consideration into the rebranding of my wedding photography.  I wanted a name and logo that represented the type of images I love to produce.  I wanted something that represented a connection to nature, and a love for the outdoors.  After much thought, iterations, revamps, I am proud to announce for the first time, my new wedding photography business:

Pebble + Pine Photography.

(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/logo5_1200px.jpg?w=940&h=626)

Along with the new branding comes, of course, a brand new website, and facebook page!  The new website is very basic and clean.  I love the look of it, and I hope you and all my future clients will as well! Here is a screencap of the opening page when you visit the site:

(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/screen-shot-2014-01-01-at-10-55-54-pm.png?w=940&h=563)

Branding for my business cards will follow the same clean lines and design. Iíve opted to go without any images on my cards this time around, as I want the branding and logo to stand alone and create interest in checking out my work.  Card design will look as follows for front and back:

(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cardpreview1.jpg?w=940)

(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cardpreview2.jpg?w=940&h=560)

So thatís it!  If you're interested you can take a moment and check out my new website, and let me know what you think.  Open to feedback and such as I'll be tweaking over the next couple weeks. 

NEW SITE:

http://www.pebbleandpine.ca (http://www.pebbleandpine.ca)

FACEBOOK:

http://www.facebook.com/pebbleandpine (http://www.facebook.com/pebbleandpine)
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: Autohau5 on Jan 02, 14, 12:29
Always been a fan of your work, Matt. Good stuff. :thumbup:

Do Dubberz get discounts? :suspicious:
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 02, 14, 12:39
Thanks man!  Send me a message, we can talk.  haha
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Post by: kented on Jan 02, 14, 14:08
Looks proper! I'll recommend if anyone I know is looking for someone.
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Post by: silverbullet on Jan 02, 14, 14:34
Very nice, clean & simple ;)
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Post by: malamikigo on Jan 02, 14, 16:00
thanks guys, appreciate the feedback. 
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: bootymac on Jan 02, 14, 17:34
Looks great Matt. My only suggestion is to use a cleaner font for the contact info on your business cards. The current one is difficult to read IMHO

Edit: how about using the font for your website headers? Then it'll remain consistent
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 02, 14, 17:53
^ good feedback, and was also something i was already considering as well.  I'd tried a few different fonts but hadn't come up with one i liked yet.  Definitely will try the website header font. 
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 02, 14, 18:08
Updated card:

(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/screen-shot-2014-01-02-at-6-04-52-pm.png?w=940)
(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cardpreview2.jpg?w=940&h=560)
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: qwertyJr on Jan 02, 14, 18:39
i hate you, only because this is genius and the name is going to be epic with 99% of the female population.
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Post by: Jonnymooshoo on Jan 02, 14, 19:03
Great branding.. good luck!
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Post by: syncroboy on Jan 02, 14, 20:10
i hate you, only because this is genius and the name is going to be epic with 99% of the female population.

this.
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 02, 14, 20:47
i hate you, only because this is genius and the name is going to be epic with 99% of the female population.

LOL.  Surveys have shown that brides choose the photographer in the majority of cases, so that was the idea, yep! 

...but really, who of us needs a survey to know the bride gets what she wants on the wedding day.   :lol: :admire:
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Post by: hellgti on Jan 03, 14, 11:53
awesome!  kinda makes me wish we went thru with our wedding  :lol:
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Post by: malamikigo on Jan 03, 14, 18:17
Haha...it's not too late, Dan.  But you've got something better to spend your money on now anyway. ;)
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Post by: hellgti on Jan 03, 14, 18:51
True. And I've been bugging her to let me contact u for some sick family portraits.
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 03, 14, 19:39
Nice. Well just let me know!  How old is your son now? 
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Post by: hellgti on Jan 03, 14, 20:19
turning 3 in March  :o
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Post by: bootymac on Jan 10, 14, 08:25
sick family portraits.

What happened to you
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: bootymac on Jan 10, 14, 08:26
Updated card:

(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/screen-shot-2014-01-02-at-6-04-52-pm.png?w=940)
(http://phrozenphoto.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cardpreview2.jpg?w=940&h=560)

Much better! Thanks for being receptive to feedback. But let's be honest, no one is going to take you seriously without Comic Sans...
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: hellgti on Jan 10, 14, 09:08
What happened to you

Fack I know right?
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: 155 on Jan 10, 14, 12:38
Oops.
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Post by: the bartender on Jan 10, 14, 13:07
Much better! Thanks for being receptive to feedback. But let's be honest, no one is going to take you seriously without Comic Sans...

lols.
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: Seanner on Jan 10, 14, 15:54
I really love your work.  The advent of things like facebook and other social networking sites really allows someone to easily research their wedding photographer so easily, so I think you've made a fantastic decision.

As the years go by and I see more and more fantastic wedding photography on social media, it makes me dislike my own wedding photos more and more all the time.  Got married in 2002... things were a lot different back then, which feels very weird to say. 
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Post by: 88Clipper on Jan 11, 14, 17:53
Much better! Thanks for being receptive to feedback. But let's be honest, no one is going to take you seriously without Comic Sans...

raised lettering and a watermark should do the trick American Psycho -Business Card Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cISYzA36-ZY#ws)
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 11, 14, 19:06
Much better! Thanks for being receptive to feedback. But let's be honest, no one is going to take you seriously without Comic Sans...

Definitely.  Like I said, it was something I was considering already so to hear a couple other people point it out just confirmed it needed to be done. 

lol..comic sans..

Fack I know right?

lolz.  wherez rockstar dan gone?


I really love your work.  The advent of things like facebook and other social networking sites really allows someone to easily research their wedding photographer so easily, so I think you've made a fantastic decision.

As the years go by and I see more and more fantastic wedding photography on social media, it makes me dislike my own wedding photos more and more all the time.  Got married in 2002... things were a lot different back then, which feels very weird to say. 

Thanks man, appreciate the compliments.  And the wedding photo industry definitely has become a lot more creative in the last 10 years!  There are so many great photographers out there these days.  As someone pursuing the industry it's both invigorating and intimidating.  But just gotta keep at it!  I'm not as busy as I'd like to be yet, but I think this rebranding is a step in the right direction.

raised lettering and a watermark should do the trick American Psycho -Business Card Scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cISYzA36-ZY#ws)

I love that scene.  And even more than that, I love this fucking guy:

Your business card is CRAP! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YBxeDN4tbk#)
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: the bartender on Jan 11, 14, 20:24
i'm hoping for another installment of oregon-cali road trip pics.....
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Post by: 88Clipper on Jan 11, 14, 20:49
that business card is ridiculous hahaha. on a side note my girlfriend peeked at the screen and said "oooooohhh that's cute!", so needless to say the brand is a definite hit with women.
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Jan 11, 14, 21:20
i'm hoping for another installment of oregon-cali road trip pics.....

hah!  stay tuned on bcsb, we're probably planning another late march trip for this year. 

that business card is ridiculous hahaha. on a side note my girlfriend peeked at the screen and said "oooooohhh that's cute!", so needless to say the brand is a definite hit with women.

good to hear! 
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Feb 08, 14, 12:58
Finally got around to printing the new business cards. They got a last minute colour feature along the left side added. The back side is just the logo, as pictured in the proof image on page one of this thread. Pretty happy with how they turned out!

(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/bidnesscard.jpg)

Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: nimmo on Feb 09, 14, 22:25
Looks awesome Matt!
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Feb 10, 14, 01:03
thanks bud. 
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Sep 18, 14, 03:30
Not so much a "rebranding" anymore at this point, but figured I'd post up the latest addition to the new brand.  Custom Stamp. 

(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10606164_323678247811162_9055467655852827705_n.jpg?oh=d1c31ecc19fc628b48682e2e145357bd&oe=54D09865)
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Post by: bootymac on Sep 18, 14, 08:27
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn
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Post by: Schmiesus on Sep 18, 14, 08:40
Who did the stamp for you???
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: BALLERina on Sep 18, 14, 12:14
Matt!  Well done!  I think the site and rebranding look great.

The one suggestion I may have is to limit the number of photos shown at one time on the landing page.
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: qwertyJr on Sep 18, 14, 21:07
I'm interested in who you sourced the stamp from also, looks great!
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Sep 24, 14, 12:15
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn

Hah, thanks

Who did the stamp for you???

I'm interested in who you sourced the stamp from also, looks great!

Stamp is made locally by jukeboxprint.com.  Was about $100 all-in. 

Matt!  Well done!  I think the site and rebranding look great.

The one suggestion I may have is to limit the number of photos shown at one time on the landing page.

Thanks.  I've actually been given that feedback by a few people and plan to cull it down to about 1/2 of what's on there once I'm past the rush of wedding season.  Just don't have the time to deal with it right now! 
Title: Re: Wedding Photographer: a rebranding.
Post by: malamikigo on Dec 11, 14, 15:34
Since this seems to be my defacto location for writing about the continued ways I'm displaying my brand, might as well post up this!   We are doing our first bridal fair ever in January so I've been busy getting prepped for it.  Decided to make a rustic hand-made logo sign rather than getting one printed.  It's all about sticking with the brand/style, right? 

Step 1:  Make thinger out of stained pallet boards:
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/1.JPG)

Step 2: print giant logo for making template out of
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/2.JPG)

Step 3: Cut it all out, pin it down with thumb tacks
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/3.jpg)

Step 4: Trace around everything.  The "photography" in small text was a real bitch.
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/4.JPG)

Step 5: Hand paint that shizz, carefully.
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/5.JPG)

Step 6:  ????!?
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/6.JPG)

Step 7: Profit.
(http://www.phrozenphoto.com/clients/hosted/Sign/7.jpg)

The end. 
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Post by: maggietheferocious on Dec 11, 14, 15:46
That turned out beautiful! I like it a lot
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Post by: malamikigo on Dec 11, 14, 15:49
Thanks!
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Post by: Schmiesus on Dec 11, 14, 15:52
Master-Painter
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Post by: malamikigo on Dec 11, 14, 15:56
Oh you know it.
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Post by: dork on Dec 11, 14, 16:15
Looks great, Matt.

Next time you want to do a stencil, let me know, I can just make it for you out of vinyl. Would have saved you about 13 steps. ;) - apply vinyl stencil, paint, remove vinyl stencil.

I love the aesthetic.
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Post by: Andrew Holliday on Dec 11, 14, 16:32
That looks fantastic Matt! Nice work. It's all about the rustic with weddings lately, so that should help bring some good attention your way.

Best of luck with the bridal fair!
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Post by: malamikigo on Dec 11, 14, 16:44
Looks great, Matt.

Next time you want to do a stencil, let me know, I can just make it for you out of vinyl. Would have saved you about 13 steps. ;) - apply vinyl stencil, paint, remove vinyl stencil.

I love the aesthetic.

Ahhh, good to know!  I'm not sure painting using the stencil would've produced the fine lines I needed though, especially for the "photography" part.  The wood is pretty rough and uneven

I may have another job in mind that a stencil would be good for though!  I'll send you a message on facebook soon.


That looks fantastic Matt! Nice work. It's all about the rustic with weddings lately, so that should help bring some good attention your way.

Best of luck with the bridal fair!

Thanks man.....kind of looking forward to it and dreading it at the same time!