Liz Nemeth, a still-life photographer (and dear friend!) approached me with an idea. In fact, she sent her idea in the form of an email and the subject read “Ok, I’ve got an awesome idea”. Clearly I was intrigued! She asked if I wanted to make a living version of my logo. My first thought…cool.
Let me preface this by saying a I LOVE my logo. My amazing sister Betsy Causey created my logo when I began Amy Lynne Originals back in 2007. It has stuck with me ever since. When I had my website overhauled in 2010 the one thing I made clear to the web designers was that I loved my logo, did not want to change anything about it, and wanted to see it everywhere. So, when Liz mentioned a living logo I was immediatly onboard.
My logo consists of a white background and a side profile of a single gerbera daisy.
Here it is in it’s digital form…
I created a live backdrop by attaching white flowers (hydrangea, garden roses, spider mums, carnations) to a styrofoam board. The single gerbera stem was placed in front and viola..the living form…LOVE!
Thank you Liz for the amazing idea and your mad photography skills. I already ordered some new business cards with this image on the back!
I am gearing up for a super busy spring filled with lots of interesting orders and fun clients! I am making MANY lists, ordering new inventory, stocking up on supplies…plus, I just hired two new gals! Yes, I will be ready!
Courtney and Ally both started working at ALO a few weeks ago. I love their energy and eagerness to learn! They were thrown right into the mix with some big events and both shined!
I wanted to introduce and Ally and Courtney to all the ALO followers, so I was so excited to have Elizabeth Glessner with Glessner Photography join us in the studio! Elizabeth graciously agreed to take time out of her schedule and take some head shots. To my delight, she captured some of the ongoing training as well as some cool images of the studio too!
So, one of the things I love about Elizabeth is her calming presence. I am not going to lie…I loathe getting my picture taken. I was so relaxed that I found myself laughing every time the camera was pointed in my direction – Elizabeth is clearly a pro!
Meet Ally! When she is not working with ALO her creativity continues with photography and working as a cupcake artist. I love it!
Meet Courtney! Courtney is a student at Salem College (right around the corner!) studying studio art with a concentration in oil painting – yes, we are a creative bunch!
And this is my new head shot – I love it Elizabeth!
Elizabeth captured Ally and Courtney in training…
While Beth Ann was not at the photo shoot, she will be joining us LOTS this spring. Her mad design skills, attention to detail, and team leadership make her a huge asset to the ALO team. Check out the logo she painted on my studio wall when we relocated – love it that Elizabeth took a picture of this!
I am so grateful for…
–my fabulous team
–and to Glessner Photography for sharing their talent with us!
It is going to be an incredible year.
I had the privilege to work with and observe Liz Nemeth, of Liz Nemeth Photography this past fall. This is the first time I had the experience of collaborating with a still-life photographer. Since the majority of my designs coincide with weddings, watching photographers on the go and constantly moving to capture the whole day is the norm. With Liz, we were set up in the studio and I watched her experiment with different backdrops, angles, props etc. It was fascinating!
Just to set the scene, I did not design anything too specific for Liz. The shoot took place right before Thanksgiving and I was busy designing centerpieces for various clients. Liz just grabbed things she liked from the work area to try (I love it that she liked my dirty old bottles!). Every so often I would pop out to see what she was up to. So fun!
Here are a few of the beauties from the shoot…
I can’t wait to work with this incredible photographer again. Mmmmmm, maybe a spring shoot? My wheels keep turning!
Last year it was “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”…this year we had fun with the theme “Underneath the Mistletoe”! It is always exciting coming up with a new idea for the Old Town Club holiday dance! Not only do I have the opportunity to collaborate with the very creative and open-minded Jeana McLean (Social Director for the club), but the whole staff is wonderful to work with.
Right from the start guests were under the mistletoe! We decorated the entrance with snowy branches, holiday greens, and lights and then hung a large bunch of fresh mistletoe from the top.
The centerpieces were a mix of low and tall designs, each adorned with a piece of fresh mistletoe fastened with a traditional red grosgrain ribbon and illuminated with a small LED light. Pine, cedar, juniper and variegated holly were used along with red tulips, leaudendron, and snowballs made of white button mums.
I imagine the whole room shimmered in the evening as each design was dusted with snow, brightened with lights in the branches, and surrounded by white milk glass votives. I only saw it in the daylight, but I can imagine all of its loveliness that evening. Thank you Old Town Club for the opportunity to brighten your holiday dance!