So in case y’all didn’t know this about me, when I set my mind on something, I spend many late nights doing said task until every thing is just perfect.
I have wanted to update my website for a couple of months. I had been using Adobe Muse but there were many things that frustrated me. I wanted to do this or that and since the program was so new, it was limited in capabilities. I also used blogger for my blog and I didn’t like the fact that they were not integrated in the same website or same design.
Two weeks ago I began researching new website designs. I cannot tell you how many other amazing photographer websites I visited that I was trying to get inspiration from. Maybe 50-100? I loved looking at how they laid out their content, how their brand was cohesively conveyed, and of course, what made me want to keep clicking! A common theme among most of the sites was ProPhoto! I would say that roughly 80-85% of those sites that I looked at used ProPhoto templates for their sites. I have known about ProPhoto for a while, researched it, and did absolutely nothing. Until two weeks ago…
Now here I am introducing my newly designed fancy-schmancy website. Yes, after a week of hemming-and-hawing, I took the plunge and purchased ProPhoto for WordPress. I found a design theme that I loved and purchased it since I didn’t particularly like any of the included themes available. Let me tell y’all, it was SO easy. It takes a bit learning where everything you can customized is but once I mastered that, I was whipping out new pages and content super quick! If I had any questions, their video tutorials they have are so helpful. I created this whole website in a week! Just last night, my moma was clicking through the whole website checking for typos and anything that didn’t make sense (she was literally clicking all over the place) and I was able to easily follow along and make the corrections with no problem. Easy peezy!
But wait, I have not only customized all of my website to match my modern black/white/gold brand, I have also restructured all of my packages.
As my business has grown, I feel like the direction that I am going in has changed for the better! I have listened to many of my clients’ feedback and have tried to create a package and product that is just perfect. Instead of being a purely “shoot-and-burn” photographer, I have now crafted new packages that include both digital images and high quality, professional products.
I now offer albums and wall artwork so that images aren’t tucked away on computers anymore, but displayed proudly on your walls. It absolutely tore me up to hear that the majority of my client’s hadn’t printed their images and they were being filed away in technology that is changing so rapidly. *gasp* My clients spent all that time getting ready, doing their session, and I spent time editing photos and….then they were forgotten. Hidden. So now I offer products that are meant to be displayed, adored, and shared.
All in all, this is such a exciting and much awaited moment for me!
Please take some time, click around, and let me know what you think!
To check out my new pricing structures, click here!
Please leave a comment and let me know what your favorite part of my website is because I am dying to know!
If you find a mistake, pretty please with whip cream on top email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me? I want to make sure everything is in tip-top shape!