Today. Today is a big day. It’s the day of a new beginning. A new season for our business and for our family. Today, we are delighted to introduce to you our new brand and website for Cheyenne Schultz Photography. Thank you for being here to celebrate with us!
We wanted to make sure to show our appreciation to the following:
Meagan of Meagan Tidwell Design for her work on our logo and brand direction. Working with Meagan was such a delight. She is warm, professional, inspiring and such a talented designer. Meagan, we are beyond happy with where we landed. Thank you for everything!
Vlad of Flothemes. Thank you so much, Vlad. You have gone above and beyond, have been patient and so helpful as we’ve worked to get our site together. We are so appreciative of you.
Allison of Allison Kuhn Photography. We love you, Allison. Thank you for not only photographing our headshots and for the quick turnaround, but for not hating us when we didn’t even use them until many, many months later. You have an insane, natural and God given talent in your photography and we are lucky to have reaped the benefits of your gifts! xoxo.
Kymm of Who’s the Fairest. My sweet, sweet Kymm. You have a heart of gold and I am so lucky and thankful to have you in my life after all of these years. Thank you, per usual, for doing my hair and makeup for our headshots and making me feel so pretty. Love you, friend.
Our nanny, Bryce, and babysitters Savannah and Meredith. Thank you all so much for the extra help in caring for our babies these last few weeks. We love you, the kids love you and we are so very grateful for each of you.
Our studio manager, Erika. You have been such a gift to us these past almost 6 months. Thank you for your voice of reason, your creative ideas, being a sounding board when I needed it, your patience and grace as you’ve been forced to work in a hot mess of an office and house, your dedication and happy spirit no matter what is asked of you, your encouragement and so many other things! We couldn’t have survived without you…especially these past few months. You are a gem and we love you.
Also, thank you to our friends, family and clients for joining us and supporting us through Launch Week! The encouraging words, surprise Starbucks drop-offs and treats in the mail, social media shout-outs, unsolicited sweet texts and overall support…we have so much love for you and appreciate you!
And Geoff…I love you so much. Thank you for never ceasing to help me make my dreams come true. I love you and our life together.
From here, we invite you to do two things:
1) Take a look around our new website! We’ll be sharing other collateral pieces of our new brand on social media in the weeks to come. :)
2) Enter yourself into our photo challenge to win a free portrait session with me! Yes, we did Instagram giveaways all last week AND just had a contest for our mini sessions…but we couldn’t pass up the chance for one more fun thing to celebrate the launch of our new brand. And y’all, this is going to be REALLY fun.
The core purpose of our business is to create art that matters and genuinely care for others. Today, we are going to do just that by doing random acts of kindness and we would love for you to join us!
HOW TO ENTER (you must complete all steps to be considered):
#1 – At some point today, do a random act of kindness.
+ Bring your elderly neighbor some flowers. Bake cookies for a friend that has had a difficult week. Call your grandparents. Leave a super generous tip at lunch. Purchase a Visa gift card at the grocery store and hand it to your cashier as a gift before leaving. Write a note to your spouse that lists the top 10 things you love about him/her. Deliver dog food and supplies to a shelter. Send dessert to another person’s table. Buy a $5 gift card at the same time you buy your coffee and then hand it to the person behind you in line. It can be anything that moves you!
#2 – Get out your phone and take a picture either of the actual act of kindness OR something that signifies the act of kindness.
+ No professional cameras allowed
+ You may use any app to edit the picture if you choose
#3 – Post the image to Instagram before 1:00pm tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday – October 12th) .
+ Leave a comment describing what your act of kindness was
+ Include the hashtag: #CSPBrandLaunch2016
+ IMPORTANT NOTE! If you have your profile set to private, we won’t be able to see your entry. To enter the contest, all profiles must be set to public until the winner is announced.
#4 – If you aren’t already, follow @cheyenneschultz and @cheyenneschultzphotography on Instagram.
#6 – Join our mailing list.
+ Enter your information using the form on the side bar of this page. If viewing on a mobile device it will be at the bottom of the page.
TERMS OF THE FREE PORTRAIT SESSION:
+ Includes up to 1 hour of shooting time with photographer Cheyenne Schultz and digital download of high resolution images with rights to print
+ Must take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on a weekday evening (Monday-Thursday)
+ May be gifted to a friend
+ May not be used toward any existing or future wedding contract with Cheyenne Schultz Photography
+ Must be redeemed before March 1, 2017
We will choose our favorite Instagram post and will announce the winner on Instagram on Thursday – October 13th. Thank you everyone!
When people would tell me “marriage is hard”, I had a tough time relating to that. What’s so hard about it? You wake up, love-laugh-talk-party and wake up to do it all over again.
REGISTRATION FOR FALL MINI SESSIONS 2016 OPENS TODAY AT 12 noon – UPDATE….SOLD OUT!
Session Dates + Times
Saturday – October 22, 2016 from 2:40pm – 6:40pm
Sunday – November 6, 2016 from 1:30pm-5:30pm
Charlotte, North Carolina vicinity (trees and wide open spaces).
+ 20 minute session with photographer Cheyenne Schultz
+ Your choice of 10 edited high resolution images w/ rights to print
+ Online gallery of images for 2 weeks to proof/purchase/download images
+ The option to purchase additional digital images/prints will be available a la carte
+ North Carolina sales tax and processing fees apply
+ Reserving session slots are first come, first served
+ Non-refundable payment in full is required to reserve a session time
+ Image proofing gallery will be available within two weeks of session date
1. Sign Up. At or after 12 noon today, please click the following link to see available dates/times, to sign up and to make your payment for a session slot. Please note that the payment is non-refundable. North Carolina sales tax and processing fees apply.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE (click the “tickets” button)
2. Contract. After we receive confirmation of your session selection and payment, we will send you an email to collect your information for your session contract. A signed contract is due within 24 hours of receipt.
It’s Friday. Just ONE WEEK until the new website goes live and we get to share our new brand with the world.
I. Can’t. Wait.
Last week I shared a post where we took a walk down memory lane to look back at some of our past business brands. You can find that post here if you’d like to take a see…it was quite humorous. Today, I thought it would be fun to share a little “behind the scenes” of our rebrand and a glimpse at some of the logo concepts that didn’t quite make the cut. Fun, right? If you are a nerd like me, you agree that this is fun. :)
As I was preparing this post, I did a search in my inbox to review some of the early correspondence I had with the incredibly Meagan Tidwell, which is who designed our new logo. Y’all, it was May of 2015 that I initially reached out to her. Oh. My. Goodness. Proof that this re-brand has been SUCH a long time coming.
These were the words I used when Meagan asked me to provide three adjectives to pare down the information I had provided her through an initial questionnaire trying to communicate my vision for where our business was headed and the look and feel I was after. When she sent me this inspiration board in response, I was ecstatic. I just loved it and couldn’t wait to see this feel translated into our visual identity.
From there, Meagan got to work and soon sent over the first round of logo concepts. There were SO many great options; it was definitely difficult to first narrow them down to a few and then down to my favorite two and then my final selection for the direction I wanted to go. Here are a few of the logo concepts that we didn’t choose.
That’s all I can really share for now. In one week, all will be revealed. :)