A couple years ago, I had the privilege of working with two lovely fellow students over the summer in a government library. One of them was going to be coming a bit later because she was in France. France! She was a women of the world and I was envious of her before I even met her. I think I half expected her to come waltzing in on the first day with posh clothes and many tales of wonder. She’s a wonderful and interesting person and she had the courage to start her own photography company
The three of us kept in touch (thank you, Facebook), so I was able to watch on the sidelines as she first launched her business, starting picking up speed and progressed into what she is today: a fantastic lifestyle and wedding photographer who makes even my cold, bitter inner grump wish I was getting married just so I could hire her. I speak of none other than Kandise Brown.
I have loved her photography for a long time. Everything from the early days of fun pictures in the library (long before she started her business) to the lovey-dovey wedding shots of complete strangers you can find in her portfolio now.
The funny thing is that even though I’m not the slightest bit interested in taking pictures of people (or even becoming a professional photographer), I find her work really inspirational. I’m always eager to see what’s new and surprised to find that it gets my creative juices flowing. I think that it’s because her pictures are things of beauty and often lots of fun, so they make me smile and make me want to do something creative, too.
Recently, she took the bold step of re-naming and re-branding her business. It’s been really interesting to see the new product and see her process. I love her brand inspiration Pinterest board and I love the new website. They inspire me.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not planning on doing my own re-design, but I can’t help thinking that I should start my own inspiration board in case I decide to in the future.