Please, no designs with cameras, flashes, lenses, or tripods in them. The photographer logo with gear in it is kinda tired. Thank you!
My clients tend to be educated, upper-middle class, ethnically diverse, and artistic. I, and my work, trend towards the conservative side of creative, but I have been told I am a lot of fun and make people feel at ease. I try to keep things light and easy while still getting folks to look their best.
People are generally intimidated by headshots, but at the end of nearly every session, they say "that wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be." I want to really convey that I'm great at what I do, I sell a premium, high-end, almost luxury product, but I'm also friendly, low-stress, relaxed, relaxing, and very easy to communicate and work with.
While I and the bulk of my clients are theatre actors, I do want to avoid making the logo or other design elements too actor-specific, since I want to start branching out to more corporate and/or lifestyle portrait avenues.
I am changing my name from Nile Scott Shots to Nile Scott Studios, which I think is broader and has more weight.
This logo is the first step in a major rebrand; it'll start the name change process and I'll redesign my site from there.
My current website is http://www.nilescottshots.com - the portfolio is seriously out of date and the logo was "designed" by yours truly in Squarespace's built-in design app. Check out my instagram @nilescottshots for a better idea of my current work.
Thanks in advance for your time!