I am a wedding photographer of all things classic and timeless! I strive to capture images that will stand the test of time. I want my brides to still love their images 50 years from now, and not cringe because I captured something trendy or what was "in" during that time. Not only do I photograph weddings for my brides, but for her grand daughters as well.
"If your current brand is not attracting your dream clients, it's time to invest in a rebrand! I think it's tempting to do just a logo or mood board for your business, but a brand is so much more than a logo that it's a disservice to reduce it to just that. By fully rebranding, I have invested in my business and I know it will last me 10x longer than just a logo ever could."
If I had any regrets with my business it would be that I didn't re-brand soon enough. Branding is one of the most important aspects of your whole business. YES it's a huge financial commitment and investment, but it's 110% worth every penny I invested. Oh and getting emails from Katie everyday is pretty equivalent to a kid on Christmas morning! Watching your vision come to life is the best part of it all :)
"As a photographer and business owner I think I have grown a lot over the past year. I think that it is really important for my brand to reflect the type of photography service I provide to my clients and also attract the type of clients I want. I want to reflect more of a higher end, boutique feel while still showing my clients that you will get a personal, exclusive experience."
If your business is struggling booking your ideal clients and if you don't feel you and your brand are on the same page, you HAVE to take the plunge and sign up for full branding with Ribbon & Ink. She asks the right questions in order to design the brand perfect for YOU! If I could go back and tell myself what I know now about Katie, I would, without a doubt, choose her for a full branding experience again. Best money I spent on my business!
It's a big expense, but it's also a one time expense and Katie will work tirelessly until you are 100% happy. Obviously you are considering a rebranding for a reason and if you were happy with where your brand was at you wouldn't even be considering it so bite the bullet and do it.
Katie was an absolute gem. She was quick with responses, revisions and dead-lines. While the website took the cake...there was so much extra frosting and sprinkles that came along with the full branding experience. Every time I opened my inbox I was greeted with another sweet treat. Never have I worked with someone that was more on point with what I was envisioning. It was an absolute dream to work with Ribbon and Ink and I have already referred her to fellow peers who have already been in touch. It was an A+ 5* experience!
This is the one investment you will never regret. This day and age we have such a saturated market that if we do not stand out, we will lose clients. And not only standing out, but attracting the right client. I knew Katie was going the right direction when I saw my mood board. And meeting in real life for the brand coaching session was ESSENTIAL! That is one thing that sets her apart.
My dad was a very successful business owner while I was growing up. Slowly I watched his business get slower and slower throughout the years because he didn't keep up with the times (basically, the internet). I refuse to be this way. I want a cohesive look. I want to come across different than my competition. I want to stand out.
Katie was so highly organized that she easily kept me on track...and because I have limited tech experience she graciously helped me to navigate all the required final tasks required to go live...
I want to create a romantic-vintage blog/magazine. I don't know that one exists yet. It must be incredibly beautiful, with an uncluttered aesthetic, easy to navigate and give romantic-vintage/classic photo and content inspiration. There aren't many digital publications on the market that has the romantic style I am going for. Also I'm creating the content from a planner's perspective, and I am very crafty so am able to find and explain DIY projects easily.
We like to say we tell love stories. Our goal is to preserve the fleeting moments of a wedding day with authenticity, beauty and reverence. Our couples are dear to us, and it's never lost on us what we've been tasked to do.
I need direction! I have created the last 3 websites for myself, & as each one has gotten better...it's still not what I envision. I need to really sit down and pinpoint what my niche is, and make a final decision on the details of my business.
The wedding industry is a very saturated market and as a wedding pro, the lines between inspiration and comparison can be very grey. Throw in all different styles and aesthetics of photography, it can be very hard to define one's own brand and art and stay consistently true to it. With Katie helping to define an ideal client, wedding venue type, color palette, mission statement, direction of pricing among so many other things, I realized that I do have something special and unique to offer potential clients. That clear vision and confidence means everything to me!
I felt as though I had a friend who cared just as much about my business as I do. It felt so in depth and thorough, there were things I hadn't even thought of that Katie did & they have already helped tremendously. To have fresh, professional eyes on your brand is a tremendous asset. I felt stumped trying to verbalize who my ideal client was. I had an idea but couldn't put it to paper. Katie brought it to life & I am still not sure how she managed to take exactly what was in my head and lay it all out for me. My ideal client is how I am going to grow my business & by not having it narrowed down I will never be able to establish the brand I want.
My old brand was beautiful, don't get me wrong but it wasn't ME. It was just something beautiful that sat on the computer screen that I couldn't relate to. I would say to anyone on the fence about rebranding with Ribbon & Ink to DO IT! Don't hesitate! Just do it. The process, the price, the wait, it's all worth it. And you won't regret it!
I searched for 3 months for the PERFECT designer and people that I had found prior to Katie, that I did like a whole lot, just weren't hitting the mark with me. When I stumbled upon Katie's website, I didn't care about the price, because I could tell through her website that everything she could do for me, was going to be exactly what I wanted. Sure enough, I was right. Katie made the whole experience so wonderful from start to finish. She literally does EVERYTHING. She listened to my reasons why, she created a brand that fit me perfectly that NO ONE ELSE HAS, and most importantly...she genuinely CARED about me and making sure my brand reflected that. She is worth EVERY penny and I am pretty sure I asked her at some point if I could pay her more! Her work is PRICELESS.
Do you want to waste TIME - energy and more "going in circles" with something you are not an expert in? Would you want a "family friend with a camera" shooting your wedding? Why would you do the same to yourself with branding? Spend your time doing what you love - shooting weddings, and let Katie show the world who you truly are!