4.14.2014

instapalette #12 :: april showers :: color palette inspiration

The photo may be a bit ominous, but the color palette sure isn't! How lovely would these colors be for a room or even business branding? Hopefully this inspires you in one way or another, and I hope you'll keep checking back for new instapalettes. In the meantime enjoy browsing previous color inspiration here. Oh, and I hope you'll swing over to follow along with limefishstudio on instagram.

Do you have an instagram photo you think would make a great instapalette!?
On instagram, simply add a comment directly to your photo (directed to @limefishstudio) asking me to consider featuring it here!

Do you have an instagram photo you think has a great color palette? 
On instagram, simply tag me (limefishstudio) in a comment on your photo, and I'd be happy to consider you for a feature!

4.07.2014

Etsy Spotlight Interview #16 :: MMMCRAFTS

Many thanks to Larissa Holland, the Etsy shop owner of mmmcrafts, for participating in an exclusive little interview for us! 
How did you come up with your business/shop name...
 Mmm…crafts. The same way that Homer Simpson feels about doughnuts.

Can you share a little background about your logo...
 I designed my logo. When I started my blog I thought, what do I like besides makin’ stuff? Coffee. My logotype has gotten a font update in the last couple of years, but my coffee cups have always stayed basically the same, just different colors. Because I feel as passionately about hot beverages as I do about crafts.

4.01.2014

Go Font Yourself No. 9 :: Free Font Downloads

Enjoy this 9th collection of Go Font Yourself just in time any little Easter projects you may have up your sleeve!
And, how comical are some of these font names!?
I hope you enjoy these free font downloads!
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE? 
wise rabbit says ... live love life ... paranoid rabbit ... happy easter
kg only hope ... woodcutter jet-set ... rabbit on the moon ... kg ray of sunshine

Please be sure to adhere to each artists' guidelines for font usage.

STILL WANT MORE?
Click here to browse all previous Limefish Studio Go Font Yourself collections.  

3.31.2014

Custom Logo Design + Branding :: A Full & Healthy Heart

Not too long ago I began offering pre-made logo designs in my etsy shop as an alternative to fully customized branding and have been so pleased with the responses thus far from clients.

I'm pleased to announce that this original pre-made design has been sold and is no longer available!
It has been adjusted for an incredible client with a truly special non-profit organization.

A Full & Healthy Heart is, "A resource for families to exchange ideas on how to live a life full of gratitude with an emotional & physical healthy heart....We started this when our son was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. A diagnosis which significantly impacts his lifespan and quality of life. We decided it was important for our son and our family to make the best of the life we have by making sure our hearts are physically and emotionally heathy. Our hope is to share ways to lead a life full of gratitude regardless of our circumstance. Being positive and physically healthy will not only prolong our sons life, but make each if our lives more fulfilling."

Needless to say, I am beyond touched that I could help in a small way with creating this logo and hope to continue spreading the word and gain support for such a worthwhile cause.
((website links coming soon))
After a few minor tweaks and personalized edits to the original pre-made design, here's the final logo for A Full & Healthy Heart!

And... here's a look at the full brand board which includes the color palette and icons (which can be used for anything including social media profile pictures or stickers! I love telling everyone how much I love everything I order from MOO and use my own branding stickers on everything!). I'd love to hear your thoughts! ;)
Want to learn more about Limefish Studio custom logo and branding designs? 
I even offer assistance with naming your business if you're at a loss where to begin!

Click here to view logo and branding packages available in my etsy shop. 
Click here to browse previous Limefish Studio logo and branding blog posts. 

Ta-Ta for now :) I have several more fun logos up my sleeves and cannot wait to share soon!

3.19.2014

Lindsay Family Maternity Session at King Family Vineyard :: Charlottesville Photographer

I love meeting new clients! This sweet couple and their adorable one year son Harrison are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their newest family member - baby Emmett! We actually postponed our first scheduled photo session due to snow.... and then go figure, right before our rescheduled session date, it snowed again! We decided to brave the cold and make the most of the beautiful scenic backdrop out at King Family Vineyard in Charlottesville. 

Below are just a few of my favorites, but you can browse the full gallery here or pop over to like and comment on facebook here

Isn't Karen gorgeous?!
 Ah! These two are my absolute favorites from the session. 
 They loved the chalkboard idea from a previous maternity session, but we decided to add a little twist and I actually created this 12x12 "Big Brother" canvas as a photo prop. It still offers the chalkboard feel, but the design remains as a permanent piece of artwork rather than smudging away (these are now available in my shop here too!). 
 Cutie pie Harrison was such a champ in the cold! Just look at that adorable smile! 
 .... and because we all know how much kids LOVE to fly!
I wish this sweet family ALL THE BEST during this exciting time!
Click here to visit the Limefish Studio Photography site. 

3.16.2014

Custom Logo Design + Branding :: Sarah Moran Nutrition

First, I have to say a special thanks to my recent clients at Ben & Sophia Photography for helping refer  Sarah -- a caring and talented nutrition consultant who just began her own business (yay!) -- to Limefish Studio for her new custom logo and branding!

"Sarah Moran Nutrition LLC provides nutrition counseling and education with a wellness and whole foods focus. Clients come to the office [in King George, Virginia] for one-on-one nutrition counseling related to their particular needs and goals. While the focus of my practice is wellness and disease prevention, I also take clients with diseases that require diet management (i.e. diabetes)."  Learn more and stay connected with Sarah Moran Nutrition >> FACEBOOK PAGE :: WEBSITE :: TWITTER

Sarah wanted a refreshing color palette, elegant font pairings, and a unique health symbol.
After tossing around a few ideas she settled on a blackberry, and if I may say so myself it's sure to leave a lasting impression! What do you think?!


Want to learn more about Limefish Studio custom logo and branding designs? 
I even offer assistance with naming your business if you're at a loss where to begin!
Click here to view packages available in my etsy shop for more details.  

3.13.2014

instapalette #11 :: beertastic :: color palette inspiration

With St. Patricks' Day right around the corner, I thought it'd be only fitting for this month's instapalette to be beer-inspired :) mmmmmmm. This instagram photo was taken back in August 2013 during a little visit to the lovely Blue Mountain Brewery in Charlottesville.
Hopefully this helps inspire you..... either the colors, the beer, or both.
Have a safe and happy weekend!

I hope you'll keep checking back for new instapalettes, but in the meantime enjoy browsing previous color inspiration here. Oh, and I hope you'll swing over to follow along with limefishstudio on instagram.
Do you have an instagram photo you think has a great color palette? 
On instagram, simply tag me (limefishstudio) in a comment on your photo, and I'd be happy to consider you for a feature!

3.10.2014

Brooke :: 12 Days New :: Northern Virginia Newborn Photographer

I had the joy of taking photos during this baby shower a few months ago, and the time finally came to meet precious little Brooke for her newborn session!  At just 12 days new, she was the best little model (and quite stylish too I must add). I always encourage parents to consider incorporating meaningful pieces into their session, and Brooke's parents had some incredible ideas. 

Here you'll find a handful of favorite photos from this session featuring:

beautiful Brooke (of course) . . .
an assortment of stylish headbands...
an old rocking horse that belonged to Brooke's Dad when he was young . . .
a gorgeous tutu handmade by Brooke's Mom (psst. she has an Etsy shop) . . .
a pair of Dad's glasses . . .
Dad's gavel from when he was fraternity President . . .
a colorful quilt made by Brooke's Great, Great, Grandmother (originally for Brooke's Mom's) . . .
 college yearbooks that belonged to Brooke's Great Grandfather . . .
angle wings (from this lovely shop) . . .
Mom's stylish black scarf . . .
and last, but not least, a guest appearance from Brooke's sweet puggle-brother Ralph! 

Please feel free to browse the entire high-resolution gallery here or see these photos on Facebook here for commenting and liking (wink, wink). 
I'm including this next photo to emphasize how incredibly important it is to ALWAYS make sure baby is safe during newborn sessions! Although she's seemingly alone sleeping on the horse, in reality she is not! Mom and Dad are both within arm's reach - protecting their sweet girl - in case she wakes while I step back to take the photo.  

I swear, although only 12 days old, this little lady has eyes that peer into your soul!
Any time Brooke woke during the session, she was content just staring... and I loved every minute of it!
I wish this sweet family ALL THE BEST during this exciting time!


Click here to visit the Limefish Studio Photography site. 

3.05.2014

Custom Logo Design + Branding :: Ruffles and Bow Ties

It's a small, small world. 

One thing I absolutely love about having my business online is that I "meet" clients from different ends of the world. I was so excited when Kerry, owner of the lovely Ruffles and Bow Ties shop, asked me to help her re-brand with a fresh new logo and color palette. It wasn't until we were finishing up the final details of Kerry's new logo that we discovered we both went to Longwood Univeristy and are actually Alpha Sigma Alpha sisters too! Imagine that. 

Ruffles and Bow Ties specializes in clothing and gifts with southern charm! Check out all the beautiful monograms, frills, and ties in the Ruffles and Bow Ties Etsy Shop and over on their Facebook Page

In the early stages of logo planning, I always discuss my clients' goals and the style they envision for their new branding. Kerry hoped for a look that was: simple yet busy, while clean and playful, contained a circular shape!
If I may say so myself, I think we nailed it! 

Want to learn more about Limefish Studio custom logo and branding designs? 
I even offer assistance with naming your business if you're at a loss where to begin!
Click here to view packages available in my etsy shop for more details.  


3.04.2014

Lily :: Charlottesville Newborn Photography

A few weeks afer Maggie and John took these maternity photos, a snow storm was expected to hit Virginia. Thinking Lily was on her way (and thankful to precede the weather) the parents arrived at the hospital. No such luck. Lily obviously has quite the sense of humor and decided to stay cozy for a bit longer. Doctors sent them home. It wasn't until the roads were covered and snow was falling rapidly that Lily decided to finally greet the world. The parents arrived safely at the hospital and sweet blizzard baby Lily was born on February 13, 2014 just in time to spend her first Valentine's Day with her parents. 

Lily Elizabeth, at 7 DAYS NEW, was the the most precious little model for her newborn session. 
Here are just a few of my favorites! You can also check out the full gallery here or hop over to the facebook album here
Remember these painted letters that also made an appearance in the maternity session?!

I just adore these photos of Lily with her parents! 
This one just cracks me up! Such a little cutie pie!
I wish this sweet family ALL THE BEST during this exciting journey!
Click here to visit the Limefish Studio Photography site. 

3.03.2014

Etsy Spotlight Interview #15 :: A Grape Design

Many thanks to Karin, the Etsy shop owner of A Grape Design, for participating in an exclusive little interview for us! 
How did you come up with your business/shop name...
 Since my name is Anna Grape, and it becomes A Grape if I shorten it, I thought A Grape Design made sense, and also was a bit funny since it kind of sounds like a great design. 
Can you share a little background about your logo...
 I designed it myself, and it doesn't really have a story behind it unfortunately. I just wanted it to look clean and modern.

3.01.2014

Go Font Yourself No. 8 :: Free Font Downloads

Wow, it's crazy to believe this is already my 8th collection of Go Font Yourself!
As long as you lovely readers out there continue to amaze me with the number of views, clicks, and pinterest pins...
then I'll of course be delighted to continue making these for you!
I hope you enjoy these free font downloads!
WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE? 
meddon ... liberty sails ... edge caps ... frenchy ... little bird
peach milk ... my world ... storybook
giraffe ... urban elegance ... paulistana deco ... serif

Please be sure to adhere to each artists' guidelines for font usage.

STILL WANT MORE?
Click here to browse all previous Limefish Studio Go Font Yourself collections.  
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