Friday, July 6, 2012

Weddings as a Job

So, I haven't been broadcasting it because it wasn't official and it's still in the early phases, but I started my own event planning company. It's called Ready, Set, Happily Ever After Events. I got my first wedding clients last month and it's going very well. I recommended the venue they chose. We're setting up vendor meetings and talking about invitation design now. My business name as of Friday is officially recognized by the county as belonging to me. Now it was time to design a website, business cards, etc.

I knew I wanted it to be purple, fairy tale related and kind of different, but not exactly what my logo should be. I was image searching for inspiration and I found this:

Fairy Tale by Inessa Emilia

I knew I wanted something just like that. I even loved the colors. I couldn't get in touch with the photographer to get permission to use her image. It also just seemed simpler to take one of my own. I contacted the photographer who had taken my maternity photos because I knew she had done commercial photography.

Today, I took Riley and a bag full of tu-tus and tights to the studio. At first she was thrilled to put on dress up clothes, but when we started giving her direction and trying to double up tu-tus she wasn't pleased. It was a challenge, but still better than the newborn session where she peed all over me.

In the end we decided to go with a waist down shot of running legs. You know because of the "Ready, Set" part. The tu-tu, tights and wand for the "happily ever after." I should have it in a few days. I'm so excited!

Here are some behind the scenes shots.