Monday, January 23, 2017

Retro Graphic

The first logo for balance photo was designed in Microsoft Word on my moms computer in December 2000. I spent less than 30 minutes throwing something together. Back in those days, websites werent a big thing and we shot headshots on black and white film. 

Never imagined something was starting that would change and ultimately define a huge portion of my life.

Over the years, the logo changed as the company grew in new directions. The biggest moment was in 2003, when Nathaniel joined the company. We are the constants - and with us lies the true balance. These logos became reflection of us...

2002, by Ken Harper




2011 by Rachel Cowgill

We are excited to present our newest logo, its a shout out to the original with a full circle and sanserif text. Its clean, elegant and very simple. And green, of course, which reflects our eco philosophy. We hope you like it. We can't wait to introduce you...

2016 by Peter Murphy

~ Rissa

Monday, January 16, 2017

Helping Get to Home

Pretty much every week, a different charity group emails our company and asks for help. We cant be there for everyone, we wish we could. But sometimes, we pick a group and devote our efforts to their cause.

Our friend Denise volunteers with the Howard County Cat Club, a no-kill shelter in Columbia, MD. She mentioned to us that the shelter needed a new photographer and we know from experience - great images get animals adopted. So Nathaniel stepped up to help the cats by taking images of them at the shelter to post online and in print ads.

This lucky kitty appeared in the Maryland Women's Journal in December.
The HCCC is dedicated to keeping cats out of shelters because they believe that no cat deserves to live in a cage, or to be put to death because it is no longer wanted or in the way. They also operate a behavior hotline to help cats and their human companions resolve their differences.  

HCCC operates a cat group home - its cage free and cats can look out windows, hide under furniture or lounge on chairs. We love hanging out there when it's picture time. It's kitty therapy for us and friends to play with for them.

If you or anyone you know is considering a new feline companion, we hope you will check out the residents at Howard County Cat Club. They have indoor and outdoor cats available pretty much all the time!

Meow -- from the kitties!
~ Rissa