Here's some things to consider in addition to the information provided above:
1. The brand like most other photographers is about the name, Rob Northover, so you can use the words Rob Northover, or Rob Northover Photography. For those of you creating Initials for the brand design you can therefore use RN or RNP.
2. Here's some examples of logos I like:
2a) http://www.ckpweddings.com/ (top right when site loads)
2b) http://www.davinafear.com/ (logo top mid)
2c) http://blog.thebecker.com/ ( the [ b ] logo)
2d) http://www.jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm (the j* logo)
NOTE: These are just to give you ideas of the style I'm looking for.
3. Please note my preference on design/colours. I am going for Professional and Exclusive, so a relatively simple design is appropriate. The colours should be either grays, blacks, or those featured on my homepage, http://www.robnorthover.com (brown/blue/greens, but not all 3!).
Many thanks for your help. I appreciate everyone's effort who contributes!!!
** edit ** Not looking for something like I have right now ... looking for something different.