Friday, June 25, 2010

Create Your Style Designs by SJ!

Branding and logos are one of the best moves you can make when taking your photography business to a whole new level. People will recognize your cards, your packaging, and most importantly those watermarked images you let your clients use on social networking sites.

Once you have your logo set in stone, newbie client sees your watermark on her friend from highschool's images and thinks - hey those are cool. Then she sees them on her former co-workers wedding images and says - wow those are really good. While snooping on her ex-bff's page on Facebook there's the images you took of ex-friend's newborn and she thinks this photographer is everywhere. Then the ultimate find - you've shot her ex-boyfriend and his new fiance's engagement photos! Not to be out done she hits google, Facebook, Myspace and anywhere she can think of to find this studio everyone knows about but her. You are the hidden gem - FINALLY she finds your site - she KNOWS it's you because of the logo and bam you are now photographing HER engagements, wedding, future maternity, newborn and family portraits!

Ok, ok so maybe it doesn't happen QUITE like that or maybe it does - that's how I stay so busy. ;)

So now you're hooked you NEED a logo and with that all new marketing material, blog and now you need stickers, packaging and your site to all match. WHERE do you start? You could spend hours, days and weeks creating the perfect image and then find out the brushes you used can't be used for branding OR you can make it easy on yourself and tell CYS by SJ what you're leaning towards and fill out her questionaire and she'll make you the perfect new you. ;)

She rocks - SERIOUSLY! She knows what you want before YOU know what you want!

AND for the greatest news of the day..............

SHE'S GIVING AWAY A CUSTOM LOGO TO ONE SPECIAL WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You want it - you know you do, so here's how to enter:
1. Visit her blog and leave her a comment (link us to it in our comments)
2. Tell us your fav premade design from her store. (in our comments)
3. Link us to your ok logo but wish it was better and tell us what you REALLY want in a logo (in our comments)
4. Become a fan and leave her some love, come back and link us up (in our comments)
5. If aren't a fan of our page - BECOME ONE and if you are already leave us some love and link us.

*ends Monday at noon!

58 comments:

  1. Just left a comment on the blog! http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277480924574_AIe9_BHvbjmJFiwfjApBtXMF9aTHz4Uv4IjWZFqv0VlLm-owf_Ayo7C3kNMa2idTnhn8zD1HhsfmAudf6dWKO1bLyuI24r7pFSOUcbmByXxuVoBl7Nf0pOC9hcODM4u-ROiJ45aq7xhSs5Izdb8zvVeE3rEVOvDuL1YJte_zeueQjww2uT31KGrer9MW-ivSbr_qu4HrFhqHmWb9VUVx2Rluz-5Z3BW8aAQvEI_702vO5lYKJQLcG7o#c5988375430661873232

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  2. http://snapshotsbychristina.blogspot.com
    I don't really have much of a logo right now..so ya..it's so sad!

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  3. Commented on the blog
    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277485514683_AIe9_BFe1QG19ZdLLn5xjh2UinHFJ57VKm-tSVXRR0bH3K8bka-k1WFTgrM1XFbe7wEn-aUvDupQXF6Z2eDcmol_rG3uw-kadU0Z2p4DoOTDGW2QhJoZNIeCdKekKOpJd4DYhZGJuDVPrK7GukyXLxlApMvIkrl73P__YyZKlU2fr6KjzXtTMaqMUHNkpziXr1xO92kDXa7VPiV6-VChGtsZiyXdhLxMJqPTp8XRjOcbZCCfBrUQcYAAX0amWb8gKLEMkdZiPcVP#c2129261733331867227

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  4. My favorite premade CYS logo is lucky number 7!

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  5. My logo is a bit boring. I want something stylish, unique and fun!

    http://www.erinkphotography.com/

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  6. Just became a Follower of her blog. Her facebook page doesn't have a fan option.

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  7. Left a comment on her blog! :)
    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277487962096_AIe9_BFhHXOrrexGMYB5u4ZYJabJQ5lsShWGQb5xg7gBz0uSxgUS_HfAPRAthn6A9Ev4l309nuvWcIyac_IYoE4XN0MdZZkkCGqneDVYotED-xnLr7BAcAlv5ovC0Sw4LPEfrFSvfQO0tf0FN79FInH3_MhxycaEW78K4kG-NS9LQ0iw-EfVIsNYpLLQkn-9TWcH47eqMsrOZjX4Guj7ij2OzNEWk9xIJqexV5Ol0W5imZPxy6vOERs#c1708312027698084930

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  8. I love all of the logos, but the 2 that match my personality and style best is 5 and 7! :)

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  9. Sadly, I don't even have a logo, that is why I need one...bad! :(
    www.jesslynamberphotography.com

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  10. Left her some love on her wall! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/CYS-Designs/103721546335469?ref=search&v=wall

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  11. I am already a fan of your lovely page. :)

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  12. Here is my link: http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277491891553#c3963870951734598550

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  13. Favorite premade design -- this is tough one. I pick #2

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  14. Here is a link to my blog, True North Arts. Check out the header. It is creative but I need a logo. http://www.truenortharts.com

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  15. Commented on her blog!
    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277492094702_AIe9_BFgbCOGn99U8HmG9QoV5YLej5oYR6DlJZQReZgkOzuVru69b81A_GvG4hGdoVSh2MWoKOlnVDH30gaypGiJfI4YbOvMkmGgyj82R_uo0H1O27IAqkrHByIYQnzsQIU9i6fD-tP69aWxTvZKKCzhiwvu2HU1eZOaI5x0tMyV_Bi6Gmb6YpDCOlhDjc0sWkbnuAyos83QU6SCKd_Hi-vK9ElqNqVlUg6V0SKvRQbFVcLH8nAn4z0#c3881096185767309210

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  16. I just sent her a friend request on FB and I'm following the blog! Yeah!!!

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  17. http://springlanedesigns.blogspot.com

    I'm wanting something that captures my style and isn't just "font" like mine is:)

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  18. I became a fan!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/CYSDesigns/109164949107619?ref=ts&v=wall

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  19. I posted it on my personal Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/collagediva

    as well as my True North Arts facebook fan page:
    http://www.facebook.com/collagediva#!/pages/True-North-Arts/130557885641?ref=ts

    My fingers are crossed! Many thanks for this great offer. Yoo-hoo!!!

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  20. I'm not personally entering this contest only because I just got a custom logo and watermark from the wonderful Sj!!! She did a wonderful wonderful wonderful job!!! I was soooo happy with everything. She is wonderful to work with!!! :) :)

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  21. Oh yeah meant to add, my little icon is the logo Sj made for me!! It's perfect! :)

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  22. Theres the link to the love i showed on CYS blog! :)

    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277524549589_AIe9_BGXDsYu2AYi9FsPscYbPms-tH-iaZnMIMrOF-wbYkEs9uyZP_Us3upUMlLcAiIX4p0A1Vjn5nUVDlYbertOul_VSPBm5NopIlMbWGjRVX7fb0LoRRjoKR1jV51VCYAKII9DcDgNRUVVN2Xe4DktfgGWSDUHb8pfQv0heTlRcBpkdlZNQuClhTxIM9cx0K4pjKDO7LP-gviiGvBzlFamcrw4YYt6n5ERXEKWmRPIHKv4DGu9Hbk#c1247109140698285692

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  23. My Fave premade one would be #1! :)

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  24. I dont really have a "logo" just use text over my photos. I would really love something colorful, clean and girly :) Heres a link to my FB fanpage which has my "logo" over my photos.
    facebook.com/saramillsphotography

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  25. Became a fan and showed some love!
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/CYS-Designs/103721546335469?ref=search&v=wall

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  26. http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277581155297_AIe9_BFipxBRZj4Y8un9SkRJvuRw2-5ca53tDoLDFBAURE0mr4GPalD8Q4402a4Z-nG9mOMU7plHImEeoDpVwYGpFJxVTf8l44rMqpJnhzlGPcczUwTL-T_UNHlp7_YJmHdVdHlilUEvil4CM5nz1ag7wJ9fAjxt0ZGfMRkAE4Qa0j1Gqf63-umTABsOrHgQzQjCu8ZqF-oIndEQtkSc6Y5m3GVZ-OwyzTBF6cIAPZgjAlOmDQaT1Yk#c4163776703391894738

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  27. I love 1, 5, and 7 of her premade logos.

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  28. here is my flickr site with my logo.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cgibsonphotography/4704904938/in/set-72157624159223643/

    I like my logo, but I really want another option. I doesn't really work on my business cards, etc.. Just want/need something a little more professional.

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  29. I'm not sure if I'm linking right but I left her some love on her fan page and here is the link.
    http://www.facebook.com/search/?post_form_id=69b85cf3d4904b3e8c8d1b5261b59c6f&q=cysdesigns&init=quick&ref=search_loaded#!/pages/CYSDesigns/109164949107619?ref=ts

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  30. I am a fan, left some love on your page and advertised you on my page.

    link to my facebook is
    www.facebook.com/cgibsonphotography

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  31. Pamela M said...
    Saw your giveaway on BCP blog! Love your stuff and would love for you to make a logo for me!! I hope I win :)

    June 26, 2010 2:30 PM

    I don't know how to link you to my comment so I copied it from her blog!

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  32. I like 2 and 5 of the premade logos!

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  33. I don't have a logo yet which is my reason for hoping to win one here!!

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  34. I am a fan of CYS Designs and I left her a comment

    Pamela M said...
    Saw your giveaway on BCP blog! Love your stuff and would love for you to make a logo for me!! I hope I win :)

    June 26, 2010 2:30 PM

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  35. I am already a fan of bcp on the blog and on Facebook!!

    www.pamelamilogradov.blogspot.com

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  36. I left a comment.:)
    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277598938496_AIe9_BEGJPbZH2xxMBMISy-TGUuXsL3cdf7IqOhJXufEZRKdoU3tX0qxHVMidAu86FxALRMy_F2ACiK9axsrUqol9TuOrrbymqtY1LmIifmwBjmGY1-6WPGYqzeIkp3SaFMlHJS7pRmlmlMCPKcmmgIPttplI-Hf26UBNby0_GvZ60ChExtV8mlMy4L7SvSMpv2kFATYeqm7wG2vNYfSKzYFp5QBUly14yi84b4bIEM9Bc0nBUbMWmY#c4381547719776720044

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  37. I love the 2nd and 8th premade logos. They are all great!

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  38. I don't have a logo at all right now. I have been shopping around the last few days, this contest came at the perfect time. She does great work.

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  39. I am already a fan of BCP on Facebook.:)

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  40. Became a follower of her blog!

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  41. comment on blog



    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277652712371_AIe9_BE1aCWWrCvzKoOVHY8A27ZshLvdJwiHgQlJbQww1RAw4dPVQdbrjkrcENO_bHrPzQzJwvww84zhjKNzaFnkcnJYbRRMUxofqlcHzNyENaAXGY9R3XkxptL075QYRqRtQ-KiKb43mcKMf-ubO0AoIn--KLNjsOMI4L5TLVOTF0wryJiUAdROXcb1oB7huCBw8WF-VhMDFfTaIOGSMTo2zI68tNjSiV-vg18wgsHkp956dWGPtEk#c5650967543523071397

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  42. Left a comment on the blog..
    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277657218788_AIe9_BG2pZvD9rakfZ-ZTIErkJGthW3Ibjpm4m5sj8FuDI65PBqXJTOtEso1QkMsWM8hkgIfoufFn8s_ODWkeQH7XovZFMcGEqMscMlPQ7kyXqySlpjV7mRAMJWuUeqKtdIDY6LMA0Mn5h4wgw49YgH5sN2A1R5zM15KAcAo92LIATAVlk3n3xD3hyLRPzTmO2Cr6alTEOU6-kIsJkC3ZVyr0X5Z34r-S5ilYONWm70G-H8JRJcORKI#c1446727404746912656

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  43. Became a fan on facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/CYS-Designs/103721546335469?ref=search&v=wall#!/pages/CYS-Designs/103721546335469

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  44. On the FB page, I love #6 and #10 (which is #1 on the blog page)

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  45. I currently do not have a logo but in need of one...

    http://photobykelly.smugmug.com/

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  46. posted a comment on her blog
    http://cystheblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/cys-designs-email-address-change.html?showComment=1277681370379_AIe9_BHCXbXJiS78hneW8g0v7xO7gs9vQxvEJqTRUd6b6Otdf8I3Afa4fK8Ln4Kg7A-QZsxhM1IHWLtLEVlEactiI-abnMlGeLO6Hv74d9-zra9cc325I-Ksq5upoT1LhqsVofcQkUR6fyQ5EfpLiPBS6YZKHsJ2WdidAwltzt-_hUE67FwgDEQuv0C2cMC3ECXjBlUqWCrhgRSrxHVW49BE1ZB9FEfitP3eDqOej6B7mBKoilCh22s#c4428389374985951849

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  47. i really like number 5 off her premade logos

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  48. left some love on your page
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/bcpmagazine

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  49. I dont have a logo but could really use one. I'm not even for sure what i want in the logo and thats my problem not being able to come up with a good idea. I could really use the help here

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