// Him + Honey - Nashville Portrait Photography Rebrand



I'd be lying if I said I wasn't totally in love with being a film photographer. There's just something so magical about the look and feel of film. It's so rewarding (and scary!) to ship rolls across the country and then wait ever so patiently for them to be returned. You never know which ones turned out and which ones were flops. Sounds silly to love the unexpected, but it allows us to really focus on the person in front of our camera... not the image on the screen. 
Starting this business with Mike has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. He had his digital photography biz for a while but it just wasn't fulfilling him in the way he had hoped. When he first started getting into film I pitched the idea that we should do it together. It'd be fun to learn the ropes and create something truly wonderful as a team. He was totally sold and so it began! We were racking our brains for a business name for what felt like forever... everything was just meh. I remember driving down to my parents' house from Nashville one night and I said "It's probably really dumb, but what about 'Him + Honey' for our name? It's stupid right? Yeah, okay nevermind, that was silly." I shot down my own idea before I could ever really pitch it. Luckily Mike loved it and talked me out of doubt, and it felt like the most fitting name possible. I love when that happens.
For the past year we're been slowing building steam as a brand. We didn't want to jump in too deep and figuratively drown. We wanted to test the waters, practice what we knew, and learn the ropes that way. Slow and steady. Our initial branding was thrown together (honestly) with little input from anyone except me and my hands on evening. The website was the same way. It was really just a stand-in for where we wanted to go. We put off the rebrand of Him + Honey forever because I was terrified we couldn't  come up with something (especially something that fit both of our aesthetic! Oh boy!) It was kind of amazing when one day we set out to each create a moodboard for the brand we wanted, and then we hashed out our ideas. Our moodboards were pretty varied, and while there was some overlap, I was sure that we were in for a long night. But then something amazing happened... I opened up Illustrator and I just quickly hashed something out with the brush tool... and we both loved it. We loved it so much in fact that the little flowers you now see in our logo are the exact quick, 5 second scribbles that I put on that artboard that day.They were perfect. The colors were spot on, they were just messy enough to have personality, but they matched the look and feel we both wanted for our brand. Fun, lighthearted, and not too serious... Why can't all branding be that simple?
The next few weeks revolved around me writing "him + honey" over and over and over. We finally found a combination that we liked, and we moved on to our website. Mike is super into minimalistic, white websites... I like a little bit more color. At the end of the day we went his route because it really does add a touch of class to the whole thing. Sometimes I have a hard time seeing the "less is more" aspect, ya know? There are still some things I want to change on the website... add, remove, expand upon... but I'm feeling so incredibly passionate about our new branding identity that I just couldn't wait to share! Here it is! The new and improved, Him + Honey 2.0!

We have a bunch of blog posts queued up on the new site so check back often to see the shoots we've recently done. If you want to get in touch about any sort of shoot or event, please don't hesitate to drop us a line! We make it incredibly simple and all you have to do is pop over to the Contact page.
Every single session we book, no matter how big or small, is truly an amazing experience for us. We get to meet these people, share in their stories, capture moments they'll cherish forever, and hopefully stay in touch for years to come. Him + Honey is something we truly believe in, and a lot of that is thanks to you! The blog readers who inquire about shoots, who encourage us. We sincerely thank you! And if ever comes a time where you need a photographer, please feel free to get in touch! We'd love to take you out for coffee and talk about everything! And remember - you don't have to be in Nashville to book a shoot! We're happy to travel... engagement shoots, weddings, family events. We love road trips!

Please visit the new and improved Him + Honey website. Let us know what you think! Please take a moment to "Like" us on Facebook while we overhaul it to match the new look! We can't wait to share the other aspects of our branding with you. Stay tuned! xo

15 comments:

  1. The new site looks gorgeous! Congrats!

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  2. I love how it turned out and yes, it would be nice if all branding were that easy- especially personal projects!

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  3. I love the new site! It looks amazing and I gave Him & Honey a like a few days ago on Facebook! It's a shame y'all live so far away because I'd love to get some pictures done by you guys!

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  4. looking great! I love the fun hand drawn brand, it sure suits you two. liked your page and I hope you could like back!

    all the best with your photography business!

    x
    Katrina Sophia Blog

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  5. Loving the website so much!!! Clean, fresh and beautiful... I do agree with Mike hahah, less is more in this case :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, I am in LOVE with the rebrand. Definitely gonna have to save up to hire you to design my blog someday. <3

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  7. Hey Kaelah!! The pictures are amazing! And I do think that Him +Honey is a perfect name. Keep doing the fab job!

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  8. Very Nice! I wish I was in your area to have photos done.

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  9. beautiful...
    xx
    http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/

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  10. The site looks great and the photography is beautiful.
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  11. "Sounds silly to love the unexpected, but it allows us to really focus on the person in front of our camera... not the image on the screen."

    That sentence so perfectly sums up how I feel about digital & film photography! With digital I feel like all my focus is on my camera; with film I feel like I am honed in on what is happening in front of me. Starting to feel guilty about the dust that is surely gathering on my film cameras right about now..

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  12. it looks really really great! and the pictures you guys take are gorgeous :)
    xo, cheyenne

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  13. Great site! and real film! so awesome!

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  14. I'm so glad you're local! I may be hitting you up for a 2 year photo shoot soon!

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  15. Checked and liked - LOVED in fact! Kaelah! The name and the design are darlinggg!! So special that it took You 5 seconds to illustrate something that expresses You so properly :D
    I love this and good luck with this journey I am sure You will ace it just as much as everything else You do ^^

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB