Blackwater Place is a modern farmhouse studio and outdoor space for photographers to rent for their photoshoots. They provide a studio equipped with professional grade lighting, backdrops and props ideal for maternity and newborn shoots, while the grounds offer wide open space for family and couples photography. Nestled in Virginia Beach, it provides a private and exclusive experience for photographers and their clients. 

We created a brand identity for the farmhouse, including a custom illustrated logo, wordmark, color palette and website landing page. 

Discovery and Development

The initial sketch and line illustration was done on behalf of Reed & Associates Marketing, while we took on the color illustration and remaining elements independently. 

We started by understanding the key offerings and goals of Blackwater Place. Because the studio and grounds can be utilized for different purposes, and within the studio there are so many elements from props to equipment, this was crucial. We outlined the audiences, with a primary focus on photographers. Skylar shared her story and we collaborated on a mood board, which then led us to visual development. 


Thoughtful, Creative, Inviting, Professional



We created a landing page to drive bookings while building the full site. We considered SEO, set up analytics tracking and built the site on ShowIt. Stay tuned for the full site launch soon! 

In the meantime, follow Blackwater Place on social here. It’s been a joy to work with Skylar, owner and photographer. We look forward to sharing more soon!

Brand Development, Illustration and Website Design