Introducing Our New Logo

We have a new logo!

After ten plus years, Child’s Play Photography has evolved, expanded, re-evaluated, continually educated, thoroughly enjoyed, and enthusiastically embraced the photography business. I guess we’ve grown up some. I started the business originally with a passion for capturing children’s authentic and timeless expressions of joy, laughter and wonder. The work was primarily and preferably processed in black and white. (See the front of my first brochure back in 2006 below.)

After a few years in the business, friends of my teen children asked if I would do their senior photographs. Sure, why not? It did not take me long to discover that I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of capturing the individual spirit of each senior. Soon after, I took the BIG step to open a store front studio on my favorite street in downtown Decatur, 146 N Merchant St. My business took off. (Store front studio and the second logo for Child’s Play Photography below.)

Five years have passed, and Child’s Play has expanded and evolved. I worked hard to receive my professional photographer certification, been recognized by Professional Photographer of America and National Association of Professional Children’s Photographers, and enjoyed a solo exhibit of my work “Stories Within A Story” at the gorgeous Madden Art Center gallery. I have expanded my commercial clients, and am proud to be a regular photo contributor to Decatur Magazine. After starting by only photographing children, now one-third of our business is seniors in high school and adults. Thus, it makes sense to change the logo to better represent our current brand – a little “slicker,” sophisticated, grown-up – but never dropping “Child’s Play” all together.   Nothing makes my heart beat more than the capturing the simple, authentic and timeless expression of a child. And I have grown even more passionate about creating the finest quality artwork of my clients’ children for their walls. Regardless of our changing logo, we have always been and will always will be committed to creating SIMPLE MODERN CLASSICS.

146 N. Merchant St.

Decatur, IL 62523

Tues - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm

(217) 620-7851

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