The Ransom Gallery

I'm Kinda A Goof Ball. Always Having Fun. Catching What I Can On Camera As I Go.

   So it's been a little while since I have posted... I really need to get better about this!  The Ransom Gallery has been going through a lot of changes, and I'm finally prepared to show you all one of the exciting new things I have been waiting to share with you!

   First and foremost, we relocated! I have always lived in the mountains, in the middle of nowhere.  Tall hills, open fields, and wildlife are what I have been around my whole life, so I knew when I relocated, I needed to be in an area similar to that.  I couldn't imagine living somewhere, where nature is not abundant.

   I recently moved to the amazing city of Asheville, NC.  The quality of life here is one I haven't seen before, and I am so excited for the adventures I am going embark on, in this awesome town.  The Ransom Gallery is taking this upcoming winter season to update the blog, website, and facebook page, as well as launch an online store to purchase prints, calendars, canvas' and more!  I will still be accepting bookings for indoor maternity and newborn shoots during this time and will hit the spring season hard by accepting bookings for all photoshoot types in this awesome new area.  I am still traveling to other states to offer photography services, so please keep that in mind.  Just because I have moved, I will always still provide my services to those in other areas. :)

     In addition to the launching of an online store, updates, and relocation.. The Ransom Gallery has also gotten a new logo!  It took a little time to decide how I could truly make the logo my own, but  after much thinking, and lots of, " no this color, and maybe this here," I could not be happier with the results !

     I worked with an awesome team member at Piedmont Press in Warrenton, Va.  Stephanie Messick, a photographer in the area herself, was so fun to work with! We were able to come up with an amazing design and I am so happy I can finally share it with you all!   The Ransom Gallery now has one logo, that comes in 4 different styles.  Me being the creative, artsy person I am, I could not choose just one design.  I knew I wanted my logo to be very personal and really capture a sense of me.
     One thing I have always loved are birds and owls.  My nana always had owl figurines in her house.  Owls she had made, owls she found; there were owls everywhere.  Seeing how my nana was basically my childhood best friend, the love for the big eyed creatures was surly passed on to me, and now I collect owl everything.  If you know me personally, you know when you come to my house, you will spot at least five owls or bird related items in a matter of minutes.  I love birds because of their sense of freedom.  They are truly free spirits and that's what I consider myself; a free spirit, ready to take take flight with anything I do.  I knew I needed an owl as part of my logo.

     I am obsessed with nature, and love the look of dead tree branches.  The Ransom Gallery has t-shirts with tree's on them and I knew I wanted to keep that aspect in my logo as well.  In addition the colors green and purple are my favorite, so it was a given they would be tied in the logo too.

     The font for the logo was something that I knew had to stand out.  I wanted a really unique and original font. I wanted something that people's eyes wanted to read.  After playing around with a bunch of fonts, I decided; what better font than my own handwriting.  Next, I knew I wanted the owl to be facing the viewer, but instead of feathers on his belly, I wanted it to be a pop of color.  Instead of choosing solid colors, I took photos of parts of paintings I have done, and incorporated them into the logo as the colors on the owls stomach.

Owl. My own handwriting. My favorite colors. My paintings. Nature. Picture perfect.. the logo was finally finished.  I have been waiting a little while to share this, and I am so excited for you to see the final product! Enjoy.


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