a signmaker's daughter.


Fun fact: My dear daddy-o is a sign guy. That's right, a sign guy.

He went to IU for a degree in business and started his career in sales. One day, while pursuing 
another of his passions {waterskiing!}, he bought a ski boat from a man in my hometown who owned a small sign shop. My dad's interest was immediately peaked. Shortly thereafter, he quit his sales job and eventually bought this gentleman's business. It's always been amazing to me the work he produces without any sort of art degree. He's a natural! 

Both of my parents love photography, which certainly contributes to my love of the subject. 
In our family, one thing which always deserves a photograph? a memorable sign!

For the first post on my New Orleans trip, I thought it was only appropriate to share my snapshots of signs in the Big Easy. Signs are the gateway to any establishment or place, so it seemed like a logical way to introduce my trip :)


As Mardi Gras edges closer {it's Tuesday!}, I thought this would be the perfect stretch to share all my NOLA photos...get ready for another photo-heavy {and fun!} post tomorrow!

Squeeze each and every last minute out of this Sunday! I know I'm trying :)
Until tomorrow! xoxo {av}

27 comments:

  1. your dad sounds so cool! i love the sign shots of new orleans - so characteristic! i can't believe i have never been, but there's lots of places in the states i have yet to see. i need to take a road trip!

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  2. LOVE! Such a fun post! New Orleans sounds like so much fun! I'd love to go for Marti Gras! I love these collages and would love to know how you created them ;)

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    http://missblondiexoxo.blogspot.com

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  3. Gorgeous!!! Love the idea of documenting the signs of a trip- just so charming.

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  4. Your photos are amazing! As always! can't wait to hear/see more about your trip!

    Happy Sunday my dear! xo!

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  5. Love all the signs and that actually seems kinda fun to design signs! ha

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  6. I love all these signs! Can't wait to see more from your trip!

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  7. SO fun! I've never seen a sign and thought "hmm wonder who made that" but seriously who crafted those original golden arches??? hmmmmm....


    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  8. I have always been intriqued with signs. Great post.

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  9. I love NOLA, and they have very memorable signs! Keep the pics coming :)

    Also, I'm having a Mardi Gras Link-up party on March 8th if you want to join! http://ironandsunshine.blogspot.com/2011/02/mardi-gras-link-up-party.html

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  10. What a fun job, looks like creativity runs in the family! Love this collection of signs

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  11. That sounds like such a creative job! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

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  12. Very cool job your Dad has. The signs are so cool and you do wonderful photography.

    Fashion in the Fog: Ocean Breeze

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  13. Yay I can't wait to see all of your pics!!

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  14. I love all of these pics. I miss New Orleans!

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  15. I'm so jealous that you're in NOLA! How lucky!

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  16. Sign making! How fun would that be? I'm pretty addicted to signs. I think the quality and design in them says a lot about a business, town or any establishment. Love all the pics!


    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  17. #1 I LOVE NOLA! It's been a while since I've been there, but it was so much fun!

    #2 My bf went to IU, so I have a soft spot for anything Indiana... I hear it's the coolest place on earth (according to him)... :)

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  18. A great post with some great photography! Love, love New Orleans!

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  19. Amazing post! I love these inspirational stories from real life. You sure have an incredible blog I'm looking forward to read further:-)

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  20. i love this post! your pop will be proud :) looking forward to seeing even more photos! xoxo, jillian

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  21. The blog is very good!
    Congratulations!
    http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you're getting a lot of use out of the new camera. Can't wait to see the rest. :)
    <3

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  23. Lovely photos. can't wait to see the upcoming pictures :)

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  24. One of my best friend's back home in the states is a sign guy!

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  25. Ran across your blog when looking up Kate (your photog). I got hooked reading, as I seem to be following your footsteps when it comes to love and location (without stalking, I swear).

    Looking forward to following.

    <3
    aj

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  26. i just stumbled upon this post today via another post on your blog. my dad is a signmaker, too! it's so fun. :)

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