Monday, October 27, 2008

a little more help

Okay, so I've come to some decisions about the business cards. Thanks Erin, Mikaela and Lani for your input...you were thinking what I was thinking. The "family of feet" photo is actually what I have on my business cards right now that I printed at home and I like that photo so I think I'm going to stick with that one. But, should I put my logo on the front in the corner... or not? I wasn't really crazy about that font but thought people might like it more fancy...but I'm not really a "fancy" person so I guess it wasn't really true to me. So, should I use my signature red strip of paper and my tagline? or keep it really simple? So many questions! But at least I'm doing something more for my business!!
Oh and I love this photo of Micah and might make a smaller batch of business cards using the image and I've also thought of making it a really big canvas to go in his room. I just ordered some mini cards from here today. I picked out 25 photos so that I'll get 4 of each photo and just have my info printed simply on the back...no logo or anything. I also ordered some stickers! I'm SO EXCITED! I'll probably get them sometime next week. I'll make sure to share a photo of them once they arrive! Thanks for all your help!

10 comments:

Brian & Erin said...

Yeah! I LOVE this stuff! :)

I'm loving the version of the back with the red strip along with it. It really ties the two sides (with the red words) together as more of a composition. Also liking the front with the logo attached. The photo by itself is nice but may need to have more contrast to pack the punch I think you want for your business card.

Great idea to order a smaller batch with the simple Micah picture on the front. It will certainly appeal to a specific crowd and may prove to be useful.

Can't wait to see the finished product! :)

-E

ice_queenie said...

I agree with Erin and think that having your logo and then the back with the red stripe would work really well. I've been looking at them back and forth and something about those two just really appealed to me. Hope the suggestion helps!

Rachel Hill said...

I like the logo on the front too! I think I like the photo of Micah just as much so get a lot of those too!! Where are you going to get your canvas from? I signed up with Simply Canvas and their stuff looks nice--you can do any size you want. But I haven't ordered anything yet...

Mikaela said...

I really like the logo on the front and then the red strip with your contact info on the back. I'm not sure if having your logo on both sides in too much...but I do like the look of your logo with capturing memories underneath it. I'm not sure what settings you will be giving these away in, but I know whenever I get a business card that I don't know who the person is, I'd like a little picture of them so I can put a face with the person I'm calling. Not a common thing, I know but if there was a way to incorporate that, I it may be a nice touch. If you will be giving these out at shows and the person will see you face to face then I don't think it's as necessary. I like the picture of Micah laying down but also like some of your other unique baby pictures you do like the one with the Micah's feet in Greg's hands. I think that would be a glimpse of the unique pictures you do with babies. If you made a business card for weddings, one of the photos I would recommend using is the one with the rings in the front and the couple kissing in the background. Another uniques shot I love. Again, these are only my suggestions, you can take them or leave them. You're doing a wonderful job! What a blessing you got a little extra $ to work on your business! I'm so excited for you because I'm a big fan of your work!

Anonymous said...

I think you do need the red strip on the front. The logo with the picture is good too. MOM

Casey said...

I love the top card with your logo on the feet picture and for the backside, I like the one with the red stripe. You are so talented-I am amazed, as always! Love ya tons!

Jon and Lani said...

I am agreeing with everyone else--I like the logo on the front, and I like the red stripe on the back (and the capturing memories under your logo turned out great!) :)

I think Mikaela has a good idea with a few different designs to target different events (weddings, babies, families, sr pictures, whatever...) but, realistically, I know that might get kind of expensive...

I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Dana said...

I too like the one with the red stripe as well as your logo on the front. I don't think it is overkill - helps remind them where the card comes from.

I too think getting a variety to hand out depending upon your audience would be good.

You are a very talented photographer and you will find time to share your talent when it is God's time. God has a big plan for you - it is just hard to wait for that plan to play out.

tiapugh said...

i love the red stripe and the logo.

looove it.

i would have totally hired you for my wedding. that's a whole other story... one that ends with us not having ONE frameable photo.

sad.

E-Fran said...

Hi, I love the family feet photo for the business card! And your logo on the photo looks perfect, it really fits with the composition. I like the font too, btw. :) Mikeala had a good idea too...having different business cards for different types of photography (weddings, babies, families, etc.)

If you haven't ordered yet, you may like to check out vistaprint.com for printing your cards. I've like them and their prices...sign up for an account and wait before you order, you will soon get many good deals emailed to you.