What’s up with the Dino?
Nicole and I are constantly asked by friends, clients, and other photographers, “whats up with the dino?” Specifically, they ask questions like “do you want to do only children’s photography?” or “does it mean that you use film instead of digital cameras?” Well, those questions are easy to answer: no and no! We love shooting weddings and senior sessions, too! And we use digital cameras…not film!
So, truthfully, what’s up with the dino in our logo? The short answer is dinosaurs are awesome and my wife loves me!!! The long answer? Well, here goes…
When I was a kid, I absolutely loved dinosaurs! Yeah, I know…big surprise!…a kid likes dinosaurs. But dinosaurs were kinda my thing. My kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Davis, even started a dinosaur week just to get me interested in school. As my mother tells the story, I wasn’t a fan of school at all! One week, I became super sick with the flu. And, to everyone’s surprise, I had no interest in going home! Why? We were learning about dinosaurs! Unfortunately, a sick child just can’t stay at school, so Mrs. Davis called home to tell my mother to come pick me up. She was excited to share with my mother just how happy she was that I finally wanted to be at school! All thanks to dinosaurs.
So I’ve been a dino fan for a long time. I had dinosaur books, stencils, socks, shirts, and (more importantly) shoes. Yep, that’s right! My shoes were covered with dinosaurs. Ask my mother about the time I outgrew my dinosaur Ked’s. She’ll tell you that I quickly told her, “well, we can just cut off the end and I can still wear them.” (I really was a cute kid, right?!?!) My favorite book of all time was (and still is!) Dinosaur Bob by Bill Joyce. If you know anything of Mr. Joyce’s work, you would know that he also happens to be a dinosaur fan. (Check out Disney’s Meet the Robinsons and you’ll see the school mascot is a Brontosaurus who happens to look exactly the same as Bob. I wish my school mascot would have been a dinosaur!) My personal copy of Dinosaur Bob is even autographed by Mr. Joyce and features a hand drawn Bob!
Now with that background information, let’s jump ahead to the year 2005 when I convinced this amazing girl to start dating me. Over the years, she learned the stories mentioned above and a few others along the way. Because she loved me, she fostered my love of dinosaurs and soon she became a dino fan, too. Dinosaurs became OUR thing.
Now let’s jump ahead again to 2010 when Nicole and I began debating what our photography logo would be. We wanted it to be a reflection of us and our personalities. We absolutely 100% didn’t want it just to be another picture of a camera or something solely camera related. We wanted it to be something that when you saw it you knew “that’s Kevin & Nicole!” After a while, my brilliant and beautiful wife said, “I wonder if we could put a little dinosaur in the B in Berg?” Ding ding ding!!! We have a winner!!! That idea lead to our little camera holding dinosaur logo.
You see, Nicole and I are pretty laid back, a little silly, and absolutely quirky (in a cute fun way, I promise)! So we think our logo is a pretty great representation of us. We think our logo has the same fun spirit that we do. It’s a one of a kind, and so are we.
In all honesty, this post could have been much longer with much more detail, but we wanted to keep it as simple as possible. I hope that you have all enjoyed a look behind the curtain here at Berg Photography.
This weekend, we’re headed to Austin, Texas, to shoot a wedding! So check back next week for a bridal session and some awesome Texas wedding goodness!