1. The Initial Concept: I really just wanted a logo that would make me (as well as future clients) happy, the instant I saw it. I wanted simple, I wanted bold, and I wanted clear. I thought "who doesn't like a baby?", only assholes - that's who. So here's what I first came up with. I was maybe a little too ambitious; I was aiming far TOO graphic, even by my standards, and it just didn't feel right.
2. New Concepts: I wanted to strip it down. How about just a baby laughing? From here I did a quick google search for reference, did some roughs, and inked in my favourites.
3. Vector Render: I cleaned the image up in photoshop and did a rough image trace in illustrator to vectorize it. It wasn't initially perfect, but after some tweaking and changes, it ended up looking like this. It's good to have a vector version of your logo,etc. in case you later decide to use it for a t-shirt or rubber stamp or whatever. Most printers work in TIFF or vector file formats, so plan ahead.
4. Style: transferred the file BACK to photoshop and added some colour. Now the logo is ready to be used for my instagram account, facebook image, all that jazz.