Mar 17, 2011

Some happy news... and more flowers

I am really excited to share with you guys something that has been in the works since January. For the past few months, I've had the great pleasure of working with the amazing Joy of Oh Joy! as she designed a logo for me for my photography business (crazy just saying that out loud). Oh yes, this shit is getting serious. My to-do list is growing every day, my startup costs are rising at frightening speed, but I love it all and am completely dedicated to making this succeed. And you know what? Failure is just not an option.

So what does this really mean for me right now? Well, ok so not THAT much of my day-to-day is actually changing. Of course I'm still working my full-time day job, so this means sneaking in every opportunity I can to shoot for others and make my portfolio more well-rounded. I'm getting business cards made and will hopefully soon have set up a legit website with my best work. I know this isn't groundbreaking stuff and many of you might not make such a big deal out of a logo, but to me, this signals a giant step towards my goal of becoming a REAL food/lifestyle photographer.

Without further ado, I present...

I am still amazed at how detailed the steps were to creating something like this and I couldn't be happier with the results. And finally, to layer on some cheese, I hope this will be the start of a beautiful and unpredictable journey. :)

And to leave this post, I know you guys are probably sick of ranunculus shots, but I simply could not resist. No matter what happens, I'm going to keep shooting for myself and well, that will just unavoidably involve things like this.

Now, where's my champagne to pop??

48 comments :

  1. Congratulations!

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  2. congrats, the final product looks beautiful :D it IS going to be a beautiful & unpredictable journey!! xoxo

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  3. Alice, that is great news :) You are a brilliant photographer and I wish you every success. LOVE the logo!

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  4. Exciting!!! Congrats on everything

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  5. Oh, it's BEAUTIFUL! I love the leaf, as well. Congratulations and good luck!

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  6. That is exciting news! A logo is your brand and it is a big deal. Wish you all the best !

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  7. POP! (goes the champagne) What wonderful news Alice! You are going to surely go far with this. Your logo is so fitting and beautiful. I just opened my own online shop recently and loved it but realised a lot of work goes into bringing it together. I wish you all the luck lovely lady. Your work is inspirational. And I love that you are still going to shoot for you and keep shooting flowers as much as you want.

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  8. "Oh yes, this shit is getting serious." LOVE THAT!

    Your logo is absolutely beautiful, Alice - I am so happy that you are pursuing your photography business, you are so talented!

    Much success to you, dear friend - I can wait to your business bloom ~

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  9. Congratulations Alice!

    I've been a reader for quite a while now. :) And I enjoy your mouth-watery posts! I'm quite sure your new endeavor will be another journey to success.. Cheers!!

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  10. Congratulations! This is exciting news indeed & I wish you the best of luck, although you're extremely talented so luck is unnecessary. The logo is beautiful, as is the photograph.

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  11. go get em alice! love you!

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  12. Woo hoo! Congratulations! To a bright future and best of luck.

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  13. yay, congrats! the logo looks so elegant. best of luck!

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  14. Congratulations and all the best for your business. This are great news and I wish you every success. I especially look forward to your website.

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  15. Congratulations! I wish you luck and success :)

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  16. Woohoohoo! Congrats -- totally rootin' for ya! :)

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  17. congratulations dear!
    i'm so happy for you, i hope you can realize al of your dreams!

    kisses

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  18. Alice,

    Congratulations on all these. With your talent, I know you will become one successful photographer in no time :)!

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  19. Good luck on this exciting adventure, Alice! I am sure your pretty pictures will immortalise many memories and people. Have fun ;)

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  20. Congratulations! The logo looks great!

    Here's to an amazing journey!

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  21. how exciting! your logo is gorgeous & as far as I'm concerned the more ranunculus the better :)

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  22. congrats again miss alice :) looking forward to the greatness to come!

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  23. it's about time, girl! =) how very exciting! you're going to do great - you know you already have many fans. congrats on this new adventure!!

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  24. So glad to hear this lovely news and see your beautifully designed logo! Wish you the best in your business, talented lady! xo

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  25. Congrats Alice,
    no doubt on success for you. Love the logo.

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  26. wow!!!! congratulations!!!
    wishing you all the best in your new business!!!

    PS: i will never get tired of ranunculus and this shot is gorgeous!!

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  27. this is wonderful news! can't wait to see what is in store for alice gao photography. wishing you the best!

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  28. Congrats Alice! That sure is an exciting news. Love the logo.

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  29. wow it's crazy alice , Congratulations ,i know it would be hard time to keep balance between that and your current job .

    best of luck :)

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  30. Hi Alice! I am an avid reader and I love your blog. Congratulations on your new adventure. Looking forward to tons more photos!

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  31. So happy for you! You are a professional through and through. LOVE your logo: suits you perfectly

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  32. seriously alice! I'm so happy for you and i don't even know you. I've been hooked on your blog since I found it.
    Congrats, looking forward to more of your inspiring work!

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  33. Ahh, this is so exciting! Congrats! I love the logo, and I know you will be a huge success. :)

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  34. Congrats! This is so exciting! :D

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  35. Wow! A big, warm, congratulations to you, Alice. Can't wait to follow along as this new venture unfolds and develops.

    P.S. I'll never tire of ranunculus. I just posted a few shots of my own that stayed fresh for two weeks!

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  36. YAY! This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you and cannot wait to see your website! It will definitely be hard to choose what will go into that portfolio of yours! Your logo is great and I also follow Joy from Oh Joy! so that's really neat how things in the blogosphere all connect!

    All the best for your future photo adventures this year!:)

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  37. absolutely gorgeous!! love the logo!

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  38. Very cool logo. Super happy for you.

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  39. Oh wow Alice, congrats on the huge move :D You have the eye and the style to succeed and I don't doubt that for a second. Love the new logo too! Looking forward to the pictures from your future projects :D

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  40. congrats and good luck with everything, Alice!
    the logo is really lovely

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  41. OMG!!! YAY Biggie!!! I'm so proud of you!!! :)

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