During client consults I find myself talking about the meaning behind my logo. I thought it was time for a post about the why behind it! Before I do I should let you in on a little fun fact: I hate pineapple flavored everything. Fresh pineapple is fine but the flavorings have got to go!
That’s right folks! If I had chosen my logo based on what food I love well my logo might have ended up being a Flan, coconut custard or taco. The idea of our little pineapple started over a year ago.
Picture it: Maryland, the Giant Grocery Store, Early Summer of 2015. My husband Scott and I, the multitaskers that we are, were trying to decide what to have as center pieces for our reception and what to make for dinner that night. As we walked by the fruit section of the store we passed baby pineapples. Not the huge ones. I mean baby pineapples! We joked about having fruit as centerpieces or as a gift for guests since our wedding was planned around brunch. More and more we loved the idea. Scott was excited to have an event that our guests would enjoy. We wanted it to be laid back and fun. Since the pineapple is the symbol of hospitality it was perfect. That is until we realized having pineapples at a Fall wedding was not going to work out.
While planning for our own wedding we were also photographing weddings and rebranding my business. The one thing I was stuck on was what logo I wanted- if I wanted one at all. Once we abandoned the idea of the pineapple for our wedding, Scott turned to me and said “Your logo should be a little pineapple. What you do is more than photographing a wedding. You love your clients and always put them at ease whether it’s during their wedding planning or the day of their wedding.” I don’t say this often so here it is for all the world to see: he was right.
As your photographer, the day of the wedding isn’t just about snapping photos. I spend 70% of the day by your side. When you are stressed or overwhelmed I am the person you usually talk to first. I calm your nerves and fears. I don’t know how many times one of my couples have been asked to make a decision and they turn to me and say “Nichole?” If you need honest advice from a friend: I’m there.
You hired me because you know that I only want the best for you and you trust my opinion. My goal is that all of my couples feel absolutely loved and safe on their big day. The only nerves you feel should be the butterflies as you put on your dress. That tingle just before your first look or as you walk down the aisle for the very first time.
So there you have it! Thanks for making it this far and TGIT! I may or may not be headed to Target for Pumpkin Spice Cheerios…