This is essentially a rebranding from my current logo. (Please see attached current logo - first logo). The other attached logos are ones that catch my eye for different reasons.
The major change I need is for the logo is for it to say my name (Jacob Maentz) instead of "jacobimages." Likewise, I think it would look nice to see the word "Photographer" under my name.
Overall, I want to keep things simple with the focus being on my name (it should be legible). The primary use will be for my website which I am currently having redone with a new design. The website will likely have a darker background so the logo would have to fit for that. However, it would be wonderful to have a design that could be used on a light background as well.
I'd like to perhaps just keep a similar font that was used in the first logo. I think by keeping a similar font there will be some consistency with the old logo, for branding purposes.
I'd like to keep the same colors (I think). I'm also willing to change colors as well. Maybe something fresh.
I'm not sure if I really need a graphic per se, as I think just text with my name might work alright. Although, if there is something that can be done to make the text stand out that might work well. I'm not opposed to having a graphic next to the text, but I'm not sure if it will work well or not.
I am open to seeing new ideas.