It’s time to show off a new photography brand and website for Emily of Mager Image in Champaign, Illinois!
Emily Magers is a Wedding, Senior and Boudoir photographer based out of Central Illinois. And, if you know Emily, you will INSTANTLY fall in love with how her new brand + website is 100% her. It’s real, it’s authentic… and dare we say — it’s fucking awesome.
Emily reached out to us back in June after hearing about us from Kara Evans. Not only was Emily looking for a new brand that was an accurate representation of her, but she was looking for a website that WORKED. Emily had been bogged down with CONSTANT issues from her previous website host. After many phone calls, live chats and a few select words with GoDaddy, we were finally able to uncover the awful security issues that were taking her previous website down and bring her blog content over to Showit to keep it safe and sound!
Once we did this, we knew it was time to get Emily right into the branding with Kelsey, so we could get a website up for her ASAP!
Colorful, bold, high-end, fun yet professional—these are all words that not only describe Emily’s work but also what it’s like to work WITH her. Our goal was to create a brand and website for Emily that gives off these same vibes and really showcases her photography in a unique way that feels like, well, HER!
Some of our favorite features of the new Mager Image brand aesthetic are: the abstract geometric logo with layered textures, the colorful smoke effect used throughout her brand, the bold contrast of champagne gold against a black background, and the fun maroon color that matches Emily’s hair!
Once we got past the CRRRAAAAZYYYYYY issues with GoDaddy and we got Emily’s site over to Showit, we finally had confidence that everything would be 100% awesome from here and out. Creating a design that is out of the box is something we LOVE — and Emily let us do exactly that! We kept in mind the colorful, bold, high-end, fun vibes that Emily was looking for, but we did it in a way that still made her business look legit. And, thanks to her incredible website copy she provided us, that was the #1 piece of feedback she had from her website visitors on launch day! They were in LOVE with the fact that her new brand + website truly felt like her. (Which, as designers, is THE best compliment we could’ve gotten!)
The know, like, and trust factor of the new Mager Image brand is felt throughout her entire website in the following ways:
We LOVED working with you, Emily! Now, go celebrate!!!
PS: Are you feeling that you’re ready for your brand to FINALLY feel like you?! We would love to work with you, just like we did with Emily, to finally show off your personality in your brand from start to finish!
And within a month I had already booked 5 weddings. (I had ONE wedding the year before....one!) Based on my success since then, I could ultimately see my business double in bookings again this year. It's been amazing!!"
- Christy McKee - Wedding Photographer