Today is a SUPER exciting day for us! After 4 months, countless hours and a lot of hard work we are FINALLY unveiling our new design and branding including our NEW website, NEW blog, NEW logo…AND all our NEW client packaging!!!
Can you tell we’re a little excited?! Was it the excessive bold words or exclamation points that gave it away?
We’ve added new pages to our site including a new “About Us” section, Client “Raves”, and commonly asked “FAQ’s”…check it out and let us know what you think!
We thought it would be fun to let you in on our inspiration for the logo and design for our brand. Last summer we started talking and dreaming about what direction we wanted to take our brand in. We didn’t feel that our website did a very good job of portraying who we are….a young married couple who LOVES traveling, being outdoors, showing off photos of our little girl and getting the opportunity to make friends with couples as they embark on a journey from being engaged to married!
For us, being outdoors and enjoying nature is how we both unwind and forget about the stresses that daily life can bring. We also feel the most inspired and connected to God when we’re relishing in His beautiful creation. There is something about colossal mountain ranges, deafening waterfalls and sky-scraping Redwoods that put things in perspective for us. Last fall while on our family vacation in Big Sur, sitting in our campground talking about our dreams for Mozi, we realized we were surrounded by hundreds of thousands of fallen Redwood leaves. Even though they had met their demise, the way they blanketed the ground was so beautiful and we thought to ourselves….what if these leaves (that remind us of everything we love about nature) could be our inspiration for our new design???
And then we met the amazingly talented Jamie Padilla of J Padilla Designs who made that dream a reality! Not only did she create our new logo below but she designed EVERYTHING for us including our entire website, client packaging elements, paper products and pretty much anything else you see. If you’re in need of design work you should definitely contact her because she is AWESOME! (Her contact info is below).
In addition to our new site the next biggest “must do” for us was to create packaging that would be memorable. We want our couples to get excited when their wedding photos arrive. We know that they are going to LOVE their photos and we wanted the packaging to match that excitement. We switched from DVD’s to USB’s (best decision ever!) and had both custom wood USB drives and custom engraved presentation boxes made! Every wedding couple will now receive this custom engraved wood box with their names and wedding date that holds their USB (full of their wedding photos) as well as prints from their big day.
I think one of my favorite things about packaging up this first box for this couple was being able to write a little thank you note to them. We are truly so grateful when a Bride & Groom trusts us to photograph their wedding day and its important for us to let them know how much that means to us.
Then the best part…sealing it up and getting it on its way so our newly married couple can enjoy reliving their wedding day. Every package (Engagement, Lifestyle and Wedding) receives one of our ‘signature’ Redwood leaves as the final touch!
If you’ve made it this far through this super long blog post, THANK YOU for reading! We’re really excited for our new direction and looking forward to all the new couples, families, and friends we’ll meet this year!
::Lauren & Shane
Jamie Padilla of J Padilla Designs (Website under construction) – Email: email@example.com
Business Cards – Designed by Jamie Padilla and printed through Millers Lab
Thank You Cards – Designed and printed by Jamie Padilla
Wood USB Flash Drives with Engraved Logo – Custom USB
Wood Custom Engraved Presentation Boxes – Pexagon
Address & Logo Custom Stamps – Rubber Stamp Champ
Custom Designed Stickers – Sticker Mule
White Tuck Top Mailing Boxes– Paper Mart