Category: Bits & Pieces

a round of applause

Bits & Pieces  |  Millie

Who in the world would have thought that a complete rebrand would have taken us over a year to accomplish?!

I started this business in 1999 while preparing to graduate high school. When I graduated college in 2005 I decided to change the name of the business and pursue photography full time. A couple of years later, I added associates and began teaching workshops. MHP went from zero to sixty miles per hour in no time, and it was all we could do to keep our images processed and our clients happy.

In the process of building this business, I’ve learned things—a lot of things. I’ve felt for a long time that our brand didn’t quite “fit,” so I went on a journey to discover what did. This new brand and website is a culmination of the things I discovered along the way. I could not be happier to say we finally have a brand that fits us. This brand is much more than a website. We’ve given the entire company a complete renovation from the way we communicate with our clients, to our processes, and our online presence. Welcome to our new home!

Please be sure to change your RSS feed because we’ve moved our blog location in the process and would love it if you would join us here.

There is a lot more on the way, including our “Get Matched Quiz” and many fun surprises in coming weeks and month. Stay tuned, we’ve got big plans, and we hope to bring you along for the ride!

How can I introduce this project without also recognizing the people who spent countless hours on it?

Brent – I started with a vision but you had the skill to bring it all together and make it better than I dreamed! The perfectionism with which you approach every part of your design will take you far, and we are grateful to be a small part of your success. I could never have asked for a better brother and graphic designer.

William – We pushed you, you pushed yourself and look at this beautiful website! I appreciate your drive to do something new and different and your energy and excitement while doing it.

Amanda – Your encouragement, commitment and support means more than you will ever know. Who knew I could find someone who would work as hard as I do and treat my business like it is their own. I’m so grateful for God’s provision of you in my life.

Charlene – Your friendship means so much to me. I know I’m tough but you are incredible. You hung in there, you caught the vision, and you carried it farther than I could alone. Thank you for creating such amazing copy!

Parrish – You kept me smiling. With each new video you sent my way, you nailed it. These videos remind me of the purpose behind what we do, and for that I will always be grateful.

To the best clients in the world (ours) who had a part in this project (you know who you are) – Thank you for speaking your heart, opening yourselves up to us, kissing, laughing, loving and being you. Hugs!

Melanie, Davina, & Sarah J Bray – You asked me the hard questions, you pushed me to consider new ways of doing something, you sparked a new creative flame in me. I look forward to many more deep conversation about all things business and branding!

Beta Radio – You have so graciously allowed us to use your beautiful music throughout our videos. Your music brings joy to many, please never stop creating!

15 Responses to a round of applause

  • December 2, 2011 | 11:30 AM

    This post made me tear up! So happy for you, Millie. You are truly a blessing to all who know you!

  • November 26, 2011 | 8:40 AM

    Nice job Millie.

  • November 24, 2011 | 2:19 PM

    Dear Millie & team!
    Your new website and blog look stunning! I love the new look, the yellow here and there, and all the cute little features! I really love the poster “7 things to remember” and wondered if you designed that yourself? Or purchased it somewhere?! I would love to know and get a copy if possible – it’s beautiful!
    The new space is also very pretty! I really like the design and it totally matches what your website and blog is showing about you! (Since I haven’t yet met any of you in real life)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  • November 24, 2011 | 12:01 AM

    Amaaaaaazing!!

  • November 23, 2011 | 11:29 PM

    Millie and Crew,
    It’s just absolutely breathtaking!! From the color to the typography, to the beautiful pictures of studio and staff, you NAILED it!! I’ve been waiting and waiting to see it. Way to go!!!

  • November 23, 2011 | 4:50 PM

    Wow! This is incredible! You guys did a fantastic job! 🙂 Super Congratulations!

  • November 23, 2011 | 7:11 AM

    you did it! you have this amazing new home on the web that reflects the awesome-ness of MHP! even having seen this from afar during development, i’m *still* blown away…this set of socks has been knocked completely off!! cheers to a website that is cute as pie, smart as a whip and as fun as an afternoon with you guys! xoxo, -melanie-

  • November 22, 2011 | 11:37 PM

    Love everything about it!

  • November 22, 2011 | 6:21 PM

    The pulsating heartbeat of what you and your team are about is woven throughout the site…Awesome about being intentional!

  • November 22, 2011 | 5:55 PM

    Millie, how do you do that??? Just wow every single time. Every week that we chat I’m wow’ed by the design, then the videos, then the bio pictures, then….the launch. Still amazed! Awesome work, Millie and crew!! 🙂

  • November 22, 2011 | 5:22 PM

    LOVE the new look. Congrats! =)

  • November 22, 2011 | 4:09 PM

    Holy wow, this looks amazing! Congratulations Millie + team!!! I think all the hard work was well worth it 🙂

  • November 22, 2011 | 1:44 PM

    Love, love, LOVE the new site, new pics, new blog – everything! Very nice!

  • November 22, 2011 | 12:07 PM

    Love the new look!

  • November 22, 2011 | 11:48 AM

    Congrats Millie…everything looks awesome!

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