Mel Tata Photography

Based in historical western New Hampshire, Mel Tata Photography provides whimsical, artistic, nature-inspired wedding and couples’ photography. With investment package names such as the Cypress, Juniper, or Sequoia, there’s a package for any and all needs! Melanie’s style is organic and beautiful - perfect for the unique couple looking for photography that’s as special as they are.

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When I first announced via Instagram that I was taking design commissions, Melanie messaged me almost instantly! She had been delving deeper into the branding process, and wanted a logo and brand package to help her get started. I was more than happy to oblige, and we were off!

First step - the mood board. Melanie happily filled one of these out for me on Pinterest, so that I could get a better feel for her style and brand. Needless to say, there was lots of greenery!

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Next up, I put together some rough sketches for her. I like to sketch out several ideas based on my client’s style, narrow them down to three choices, and present. This part is very ‘hands-on’, which I love.

We decided to go with two iterations of these - one version would include the vertical Polaroid-shape emulating the Polaroid snapshots she gives to her clients, and the other version would be a type of monogram that she could use for other things (favicon, profile picture, etc).

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Voila! Along with the logos and elements, I like to include both a bigger brand book and a mini brand guide like the one above for my clients - it’s something they can print and refer to at a glance for color codes and fonts, as well as remember key parts of their brand.

Melody was simply a joy to work with. She not only used her talent to create me a beautiful branding package, but also communicated quickly and made the whole process fun. She answered all my questions, took my suggestions and still kept her creative voice within in the project. She exceeded my expectations, especially in the timely manner she put everything together. I feel honored to have a logo designed by her, and could not have gotten a better quality for price.
— Melanie, Mel Tata Photography

Need a logo for your business? I would love to work with you. Get in touch!

October Life

Fall is my favorite season. From the moment the leaves begin to turn and the wind begins to blow, my heart fills with so much joy and love for this creation. Maybe it's because this season is symbolic of change and death to self, but it has always affected me specially. img_3932

This month has seemed busier than most. It's my birthday month, so I have to take care of adult things like my car's annual registration and inspection (hope it passes!). I am traveling at the end of the month for a few days, and I am also moving! And turning 24, which comes with its own reflections and feelings.

But in the midst of it all - God is here. I am learning to not only realize how much He loves me, but to receive it. I'll leave you with this beautiful word from Oswald Chambers I read on Monday:

"We do not grow into a spiritual relationship step by step— we either have a relationship or we do not. God does not continue to cleanse us more and more from sin— 'But if we walk in the light,' we are cleansed 'from all sin' (1 John 1:7). It is a matter of obedience, and once we obey, the relationship is instantly perfected. But if we turn away from obedience for even one second, darkness and death are immediately at work again.

"All of God’s revealed truths are sealed until they are opened to us through obedience. You will never open them through philosophy or thinking. But once you obey, a flash of light comes immediately. Let God’s truth work into you by immersing yourself in it, not by worrying into it. The only way you can get to know the truth of God is to stop trying to find out and by being born again. If you obey God in the first thing He shows you, then He instantly opens up the next truth to you. You could read volumes on the work of the Holy Spirit, when five minutes of total, uncompromising obedience would make things as clear as sunlight. Don’t say, 'I suppose I will understand these things someday!' You can understand them now. And it is not study that brings understanding to you, but obedience. Even the smallest bit of obedience opens heaven, and the deepest truths of God immediately become yours. Yet God will never reveal more truth about Himself to you, until you have obeyed what you know already. Beware of becoming one of the 'wise and prudent.' 'If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know…' (John 7:17)."