Leah Mullett Photography

Inspiration for the blog : Personal

I have to keep telling myself that it is a work in progress.  Branding is harder than I thought it would be. For years I’ve been thinking of how I want to display myself and my business and I have so many ideas.  While working full time and shooting part time, I was so swallowed up by working on pictures, I never got the chance to really brand my business and now that its the real deal, I’ve been plugging away at it.  I knew I wouldn’t be too busy this spring/summer with weddings because last fall I turned down like 30-40 weddings! But I am totally content with it because I have so much business stuff to catch up on and I’m really enjoying it, although it can be frustrating at times. When re-designing my blog I looked to many different things to find my inspiration. One thing that I have a TOTAL weakness for is magazines!!! O M G … magazines. I don’t care if you send me to the grocery store to get one potato, I leave with a magazine … or two. Yes, Matthew yells at me here and there and says they are the dumbest thing to buy but they really aren’t because I find so much inspiration from magazines! Weather its the color palette, posing ideas, or inspiration for a themed shoot all together … they are just so great. Not to mention one of my favorite things to do is lay on the couch and read a good book or magazine of how to get those ripped abs in 10 days! So one day I was looking at a magazine and just LOVED the whole color palette of the shoot! It was Christina Aguilera and I was like … okay, love the background color, her hair, dress … everything!  I actually ended up painting my basement the background color of the page because I loved it so much!  So of course when it came time to pick my blog colors, I right away thought of magazines and went right back to that look.

It might be here to stay, its still a work in progress but so far I love it and really think it shows my personality and style. Like I said, work in progress. Right now my days are filled with editing, working on branding and making contracts and all those paper goods! I got business cards in the mail the other day and love them! Although … I need to re-order them because the font on the back is a little smaller than I would have liked … but they work great for now! Someday soon I hope to hire a graphic designer but as for now, I think my homemade branding will do 🙂 Let me know what you think! Here are some of the magazines that inspired me!

**i found my blog background image/pattern from a scrapbook paper store! Click Here to see it!

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  1. rachel
    Friday, April 30th, 2010
    can tell you've got interior design in ya, too :) that all comes into play with your photog skills, too!

    real brick wall in your porch?
  2. Leah Mullett
    Friday, April 30th, 2010
    Haha ... Thanks Rachel!!! Yes thats real brick! (I just love the real exposed brick one of my favorite parts of the house) They added the sun porch onto the house later on I would guess!! :)
  3. Abbey
    Saturday, May 1st, 2010
    I MISS BEING YOUR UNPAID UNOFFICIAL ASSISTANT! I LOVE everything about this post! Your business cards are awesome! Zoey is a DOLL and I miss sitting in your office staring at my favorite lamp. P.s. I had to swat your hand a few times when you reach for the magazines in the checkout lane. You have WAY TOO MANY ;)!
  4. Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
    Love it all girl! You are on a roll! =)
  5. Kaila
    Friday, June 18th, 2010
    okay so, funny story. You probably know this already, but that was my Grandpa's house. It looks SOOOOOOO much better with all the transformations you did. I couldn't believe it the last time I was over. I NEVER EVER thought it could look that good! However, I can't believe you didn't keep the orange shag! It was so... vintage! Totally kidding. I'd cry too. But seriously, I'm pretty sure you can make anything beautiful. :) It's goregous.