Moving to Colombia was huge for me in many ways. It pretty much catapulted me outside of my comfort zone, emboldened me to really focus on my career (photography), and it also shined a light on what's most important to me...my community. Moving away from my friends in Chicago was much harder on me than I thought it would be, but fortunately, because I do what I do, and because enough lovely people support my work, I get to visit often.
Don't get me wrong, Colombia is beautiful and I am so grateful for it's existence because not only can I finally afford to live in a bougie apartment for once in my millennial life(!!!), this is also where I met the love of my life, Fernando. I'm not going to show you a photo of us though, because when you live in a bougie apartment, you gotta show off those views instead! Thank you, Thor.
Anyways, back to the main topic.
As the past year and a half went by, I grew as a person, a photographer, and a small business owner. I wanted to do something that would reflect where I am and where I want to go. I've had a taste of success and growth now and I am not about to stop here.
I came up with Captured by Bianca&Co. because for one, Bianca&Co. was already taken (dang you, cookie store in Texas!)...but two, because the only reason I have gotten to the point that I have as both a person and a photographer is because of the many people that have helped me along the way. From those who entrusted me with the duty of capturing some of their dearest moments, to my assistants and second photographers, to other professionals who freely gave me suggestions and tips on how to improve; I was never alone in this.
This right here? Took me roughly 6 hours to make in a program I knew nothing about until the day I decided I would push myself out of my comfort zone once again and make my own dang logo. I started with googling: how the heck do I make my own logo?
Now keep in mind, I may be a relatively artistic person, but I have never done something like this before and let's be honest, I really only made this blog post so I could make my logo bigger to show it off because CLEARLY I am a professional graphic designer and I'm in the wrong field. I'm also definitely kidding, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't proud of myself for creating this and that it didn't turn out terrible (that being said, I might consider having it professionally made/updated in the near future). In fact, I like it a lot and thats the exact reason I chose it as my logo. I not only like it because it's something that I created, but I also feel that it accurately represents me. I'm a little outside of the box, my purple and blue hair makes me stand out, but what really matters is that I capture beautiful images that my clients can treasure for years to come, and they stand out and speak for themselves, too.
I'd love to hear what people think about my new logo/name! Drop a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org