Hi! I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits. Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us! If you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer, visiting this blog is a great way to get to know our work and personality. I'm so glad you are here! Comment and let me know what catches your eye!
wedding photographer or a portrait photographer, visiting this blog is a great way to get to know our work and personality. I'm so glad you are here! Comment and let me know what catches your eye!
Hi! I'm Katie - photographer and owner of Creative Image Weddings & Portraits. Home base is Wilmington, Delaware - but we're open to traveling anywhere you might need us! If you are looking for a
These days, as COVID-19 continues to keep us at a distance in Delaware, I have to satisfy my photographer urge to be behind the camera with still life in and around my house. Or my family. (But they haven’t given in to many of my photo pleadings yet.) The other day, I picked up this small cherry tree branch on the ground across the street from my house. I LOVE these trees. I believe they are Kwanzan Cherry trees, you can read more about them here. Every year they fill Tilton Park with the beauty of their dark and low twisting branches and flowers. In the last week, the blossoms have been at their peak. (See below – they are even beautiful in black and white! I think the contrast really accentuates how gorgeous the trunk/branches are)
Last year, in mid-April, I decided to try and capture the different stages of growth as the Kwanzan trees began their yearly budding. The following images were take at the same spot, each 2 days apart. Look at the change in the fullness of the background!
Shortly after taking these images, I began serious discussions with my boss about purchasing the wedding and family portrait side of his photography business. (Creative Image Associates) Not going to lie, buying a business is stressful! So much goes into it. So many questions and so many details. Thankfully, there are fun elements too! I loved thinking through the different ways that I would make this business my own. Branding myself with a logo was one of the first steps.
I started thinking about somehow using these blossoms that I love as a starting point for ideas. For me, it wasn’t just “oh I really like these flowers – let’s go with that.” It was part of something bigger. It occurred to me that using a spring time blossom in my logo made tons of sense given the work that I primarily do. Spring is a time of new beginnings. What are all of the weddings, senior sessions, maternity sessions, etc. that I capture if not the beginning of some new stage of life? (side note: that is one of the things I love most about my job as a Delaware Photographer – being invited to capture these milestones and steps in people’s stories)
So why use this particular spring flower? I’ve already told you how much I love these trees. I feel a bit spoiled that I get to enjoyed them every year from my front porch. My family and I live in The Cool Spring/Tilton Park neighborhood of Wilmington. (Guys, it is the BEST neighborhood in the city in my humble opinion). So why not use something that ties so closely to this place (and it’s people) that I love so much?
I had two very talented designers work on my logo in its different stages. I love what they came up with. It’s pretty simple – the ‘C’ for Creative Image with flowering buds growing on the top. I’m really happy with it’s simplicity and femininity. Even happier with what it represents.
It’s been quite a journey these last 8 months as business owner! The Fall is always insane for photographers. Purchasing immediately before that season maybe wasn’t the best plan. God got me through it, and I (as usual) loved working with and serving my clients in that season. Now we find ourselves in the midst of the COVID crisis. I miss connecting with people from behind the camera. I’m sad that I can’t capture milestones and new stages for my clients right now. That day will come again, though. I look forward to a full and flourishing business (just like those trees outside my front window) when this is all over!
Thank you so much for stopping by today and reading a little about this Delaware Photographer. I don’t do personal blogs that often, so this was definitely a different one for me! Glad you stopped by 🙂
Hello! Your photos, and seemingly wonderful look on Wilmington are inspiring! I moved to Delaware a few years ago and have fallen for it quaintness. I’ve always found myself drawn to taking photos but never really got the opportunity/equipment/time until recently. Your photos definitely make me want to get outside and pursue photography, and for that I thank you!
Thank you so much, Bridgette! Definitely pick up a camera and go for it!
Love this post! I can’t wait for everything to start sprouting and brightening up. We have another month! Enjoy the beauty!
Thank you, Jen! There’s something so wonderful about watching everything come to life!
[…] blossoms are everywhere. My favorite blossoming tree is the Kwanzan Cherry. They were actually the inspiration for my logo! A couple of weeks ago we had some really cold days (lows in the 20s). Because of this, I was […]